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  1. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 6

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    Five lessons learned from a full week of conference play on Saturday: 1. Ohio State can handle adversity; will it be enough? Ohio State hadn't trailed all season before finding itself in a dogfight at Northwestern in which it had to come from behi...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  2. Take Two: B1G freshman of the year

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten bloggers Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett will occasionally give their takes on a burning question facing the league. We'll both have strong opinions, but not necessarily the same view. We'll let you decide which blogger is right. As the ...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  3. Our 2013 Big Ten predictions

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    The time has come. We've given you lots of thoughts on our expectations for the 2013 season, but we haven't made our official predictions on a champion and order of finish in the divisions. Until now. There's an excellent chance that we'll be way ...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  4. Over-unders: Leaders Division

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    By now, you've digested our over-under picks for the Legends Division. Now it's time to turn our attention to the Leaders. Here's how this works: Bovada Sportsbook provided baseline totals for regular-season wins only for every Big Ten. We decide ...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  5. Future power rankings in the Big Ten

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    This week, ESPN.com put together a set of college football power rankings for the next three years . The formula used took into account such things as coaching, current talent, recruiting and the path to a title. You'll notice something right away...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  6. Take Two: Big Ten's top receiver in 2013

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten bloggers Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett will occasionally give their takes on a burning question facing the league. We'll both have strong opinions, but not necessarily the same view. We'll let you decide which blogger is right. We're i...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  7. The B1G debate: Division staying power

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten made news a little more than a week ago by announcing its new division alignment for the 2014 season, as well as a move to nine conference games beginning in 2016. We covered all the news here and here and here, but several components of ...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  8. Imagining a Big Ten players' draft

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    The NFL draft starts tonight after endless months of hype. Here at the Big Ten blog, we thought, "Why should the NFL guys get to have all the fun of making mock drafts?" So we're going to out-mock the mockers by creating our own, totally fake Big ...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  9. Leaders Division spring notebook

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    On Wednesday, the head coach and one player from each Big Ten Legends Division team participated in a spring football teleconference with the media. On Thursday, it was the Leaders Division's turn. Here are some notes and updates from the call: Il...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  10. Ultimate Big Ten road trip: Week 13

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    By this point in our ultimate Big Ten road trip, we're probably looking a little haggard. Too many fast-food binges, too little exercise and too much time in airports and hotels likely has made us delirious. Good thing it's just imaginary, then. W...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  11. Ultimate Big Ten road trip: Week 11

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    The reality is that we don't get to pick where we want to be each weekend during the Big Ten football season. Travel budgets and editors get in the way sometimes. Well, reality bites. Which is why we're having some fun and picking which 2013 Big T...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  12. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 8

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    Five lessons from the week that was in Big Ten football. 1. Buckle up; it's going to be a wild second-half ride: Big Ten football isn't always pretty. Big 12 fans probably don't even recognize the low-scoring league play as the same sport they wat...

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  13. Big Ten helmet stickers: Week 8

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    Recognizing the best and the brightest from Week 8 in the Big Ten: Wisconsin RBs James White and Montee Ball: Ball was slowed by an ankle injury early, so the Badgers' "other" star tailback took up the slack. White had a career day, rushing 15 tim...

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  14. Take Two: Must wins for Iowa or Illinois?

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten bloggers Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett will occasionally give their takes on a burning question facing the league. We'll both have strong opinions, but not necessarily the same view. We'll let you decide which blogger is right. Both Il...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  15. Email exchange: Leaders spring wrap-up

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    During the course of spring practice, Big Ten bloggers Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett visited 11 of the 12 league schools, getting an up-close look at the players and coaches who will shape the 2012 season. Now it's time for them to share their...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  16. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    Actual, meaningful, on-American-soil baseball returns tonight, featuring the defending world champs. Huzzah! Michigan State RB Le'Veon Bell responds to the message sent by the coaches. Despite recent wrist surgery, Spartans TE Dion Sims is poised...

    Blog | April 04, 2012