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  1. Can B1G be a coaching destination again?

    Adam Rittenberg

    The motion W on Paul Chryst's hat and sweatshirt next fall won't stand for wandering eye. For that, Wisconsin fans can breath a sigh of relief. It's humbling for a fan base to see a coach voluntarily leave its program. It's especially humbling to ...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  2. End of Penn State bowl ban: What it means

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State football has paid its penance, and the NCAA's executive committee on Monday lifted a bowl ban on the program and will return the full complement of 85 scholarships by 2015-16. So what does it all mean? Read on. Penn State is re...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  3. Examining the Big Ten's recruiting costs

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten is rich and getting richer in the coming years. So how is the investment translating with football programs? Not surprisingly, recruiting expenses are on the rise throughout the league. The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette's Scott Dochterman rec...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  4. Phase 2 begins for PSU's Hackenberg

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The young and curious are approaching Christian Hackenberg more often these days, peppering the Penn State quarterback with questions about game speed and other topics. It will slow down, Hackenberg tells his teammates. Just ...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  5. PSU's Franklin aims to build bonds, depth

    Adam Rittenberg

    If you live in State College and haven't shaken James Franklin's hand, high-fived the Penn State coach or snapped a picture with the new leading Lion, you're probably a recluse. Since his Jan. 11 introduction, Franklin has been a man about town, a...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  6. Recapping B1G coaching changes for 2014

    Adam Rittenberg

    Non-Minnesota fans might have missed Friday's official announcement that Mike Sherels has been promoted to Gophers linebackers coach after serving on the team's recruiting staff. Sherels is the first new assistant Jerry Kill has hired in his Minnesot...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  7. B1G increases investment in coaches

    Adam Rittenberg

    As the coach hiring season nears an end, we're examining the Big Ten coaching landscape and some recent trends. First, a closer look at the increased investments Big Ten schools are making in their football staffs to keep up with the national market....

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  8. Lewan leads B1G group in mock draft

    Adam Rittenberg

    Bill O'Brien coaching Johnny Football? According to ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr., it could happen. Kiper projects Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel as the No. 1 pick in his first mock draft for 2014. Manziel would go to the Houston Texans, which j...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  9. Final Big Ten Power Rankings

    Adam Rittenberg

    Before we close the book on the 2013 season, here's the final version of the Big Ten power rankings. Bowl performances were factored in, as well as how teams finished the season, although there aren't too many changes from the previous version of the...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  10. Johnson hire would add to PSU-OSU rivalry

    Adam Rittenberg

    While Penn State searched for a coach in December 2011, Urban Meyer convinced several Penn State recruits to switch their pledges to Ohio State. Top defensive line prospects like Noah Spence and Tommy Schutt were among those who went from Blue and Wh...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  11. Franklin hire brings rewards, risks for PSU

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State's last coaching search went at a slow, seemingly wayward pace and left plenty of questions, especially about the man being introduced to lead the program on Jan. 6, 2012. There will be no Bill O'Who moments when James Franklin, official...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  12. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Eventful week in the Big Ten so far, and bowl season wraps up tonight in South Florida. Time to check the mail ... Dave from Columbus, Ohio, writes: Adam -It was great to see Coach Dantonio finish out the season with a Rose Bowl win. His team's...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  13. PSU's Johnson seeks permanent post

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State interim head coach Larry Johnson wants to remove the "interim" from his title. The school's longtime defensive line coach confirmed Friday that he'll apply for the permanent job following Bill O'Brien's departure to the Houston Texans. ...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  14. PSU's Joyner talks O'Brien, coach search

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State made it official Thursday, announcing Bill O'Brien's resignation as head coach to take the same post with the NFL's Houston Texans. The school also confirmed that longtime assistant Larry Johnson will serve as interim head coach. Athlet...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  15. PSU administrative flux might cloud search

    Adam Rittenberg

    There's never an ideal time to lose a football coach, especially a bright, successful one like Bill O'Brien. But the timing of O'Brien's reported departure to the NFL's Houston Texans appears to be especially unfortunate for Penn State. It isn't n...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  16. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    A few questions and answers before Big Ten bowl season kicks off! Remember, follow us on Twitter. Jeff from San Diego writes: As I begin to think about potential future bowl situations, I'm not sure how I feel about the B1G taking over selectio...

    Blog | December 27, 2013