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  1. Spring game recap: Purdue

    Adam Rittenberg

    No team in the Big Ten wants the 2014 season to arrive faster than Purdue, which wrapped up spring practice Saturday with the Black & Gold spring game at Ross-Ade Stadium. The Gold team scored a late touchdown to record a 12-7 win against the Black s...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  2. Kain Colter supports teammates at pro day

    Adam Rittenberg

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Kain Colter wore a neon yellow and blue jacket given to NFL combine participants and black Northwestern sweatpants, an outfit pointing to both his future and his past. Colter's much-publicized push to unionize Northwestern footba...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  3. Time for Hoke, Michigan to take next step

    Adam Rittenberg

    Brady Hoke endears himself to Michigan fans by embracing all things maize and blue, but he outlines the standards for the Wolverines program in black and white. Success: a Big Ten championship and a trip to the Rose Bowl. Failure: anything else...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  4. Accountability drives Michigan DE Clark

    Adam Rittenberg

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Two words attach themselves to Michigan defensive end Frank Clark. The first is potential. Clark has plenty. Wolverines All-American left tackle Taylor Lewan saw it throughout spring practice, when he faced Clark on a daily bas...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  5. Early look at Big Ten's free-agent signings

    Adam Rittenberg

    Only 22 Big Ten players heard their names called during the 2013 NFL draft, the league's lowest total in nearly two decades (it had 21 draftees in 1994). But as soon as the draft ended Saturday, the free-agent signings began. And there were plenty...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  6. Poll: Which struggling unit surges this fall?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Brian and I on Wednesday debated which struggling unit from the 2012 season -- Illinois' offense, Indiana's defense, Iowa's offense, Michigan State's offense or Nebraska's defense -- would take the biggest step forward this fall. I went with the MSU ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  7. Spring game recap: Purdue

    Adam Rittenberg

    Our look at a big Saturday around the Big Ten wraps up with Purdue's Black and Gold Game at Ross-Ade Stadium. The Boilers wrapped up their first spring session under new head coach Darrell Hazell with an 89-play scrimmage, and the Black team prevaile...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  8. Spring game recap: Michigan

    Adam Rittenberg

    It was a big Saturday of spring games around the Big Ten, and we're recapping all of them today. Let's take a look at how the Michigan Wolverines wrapped up their spring session at the Big House. You can find coverage of Michigan's spring game her...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  9. Spring game preview: Purdue

    Adam Rittenberg

    Our look at a Saturday packed with spring games around the Big Ten continues with Purdue. Head coach Darrell Hazell wraps up his first spring session with the annual Black & Gold spring game at Ross-Ade Stadium. Here's a closer look: When: ...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  10. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wishing you a great St. Patrick's Day weekend ... Adam from Austin, Texas, writes: Adam,Looking over Michigan's 2010 recruiting class, of the original Rich Rodriguez-recruited 27 members, only six recruits remain on the Wolverine squad, including ...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  11. Spring Q&A: Indiana's Kevin Wilson

    Adam Rittenberg

    There's reason to be cautiously optimistic about Indiana football in 2013. The Hoosiers improved their wins total last fall by three and amazingly in November found themselves in contention to represent the Leaders Division at the Big Ten title game....

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  12. Spring previews: Leaders Division

    Adam Rittenberg

    Spring practice is under way in the Big Ten, so let's take a look at what's on tap for the six teams in the Leaders Division. ILLINOIS Spring start: March 5 Spring game: April 12 What to watch: 1. Coaching staff makeover: Illinois play...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  13. Spartans' 1960s teams blended for success

    Adam Rittenberg

    As part of ESPN's Black History Month celebration, I took a look back at Michigan State's national championship teams of the 1960s, which blended white, black, North and South at a time when the country itself was changing. Michigan State coach Du...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  14. Segregation led star players to the Michigan State Spartans in th...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State built itself into a national power in the 1960s by recruiting black players from the segregated South who didn't have many opportunities to play closer to home.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2013
  15. Video: B1G shoes to fill -- Indiana

    Adam Rittenberg

    Indiana has to fill some big shoes on the defensive line this spring after losing Adam Replogle and Larry Black Jr. to graduation....

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  16. Iowa, Nebraska want Black Friday series

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Iowa-Nebraska series will continue on Black Friday if both schools get their wish. Iowa and Nebraska announced Thursday that they'll formally ask the Big Ten to keep their annual game on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The first two Hy-Vee Hero...

    Blog | January 31, 2013