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  1. Big Ten chat: today at noon ET

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten chat returns to its usual day but not its usual time. We'll be talking all things Big Ten today at noon ET rather than later in the afternoon. So rearrange your day and block out an hour from noon-1 ET. You won't regret it. Let's talk ...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  2. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Is this kindergarten or The Hunger Games? Michigan State cornerback Johnny Adams knows he needs to step up his game. Spartans offensive coordinator Dan Roushar blocks out the criticism. Minnesota quarterback MarQueis Gray could log 15-20 plays ...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  3. Sign language: Ohio State Buckeyes

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Block O of Life, a set of six core principles for the Ohio State program, is displayed prominently in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Players and coaches pass it each day in the main corridor connecting the meeting rooms from the weight room. ...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  4. Beckman retains Illinois' building blocks

    Adam Rittenberg

    Tim Beckman's first pivotal recruiting venture at Illinois didn't take place in a living room or at a camp for prep players. It happened at a California hotel in late December. His targets already wore the Orange and Blue. The group gathered befor...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  5. Miller gives Buckeyes building block at QB

    Adam Rittenberg

    Lost amid the chaos of Ohio State's stunning collapse Saturday night in Lincoln -- overshadowed by the second-guessing of Luke Fickell and his staff, the hatred directed toward quarterback Joe Bauserman and the disbelief of what Fickell called "an un...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  6. Minnesota extends lead with punt block

    Adam Rittenberg

    The kicking game has produced its share of problems for Minnesota in recent years. But the Gophers have been very solid in the all-important third phase today against Miami (Ohio). In addition to converting three field goals, Minnesota extended...

    Blog | September 17, 2011
  7. Spartans scrimmage ends on trick play

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's one thing for Notre Dame to get punk'd by Michigan State on a fake field-goal attempt. But the Spartans' own players? Yep, it happened Thursday. The players on Michigan State's field-goal block team had to be kicking themselves (pun intend...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  8. Spartans' Baker back in starting blocks

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State running back Edwin Baker isn't the type of player who needs a depth chart to motivate him. But it can't hurt. Coach Mark Dantonio's depth chart entering spring practice included four positions with multiple players listed as poss...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  9. No Big Ten chat today

    Adam Rittenberg

    I know this will break your hearts, but my regular Big Ten chat won't take place today. I have a good excuse: I'll be interviewing Penn State players during our regular noon-1 p.m. ET block. We should be able to chat at some point next week, and I...

    Blog | April 06, 2011
  10. Rodriguez, Wolverines reach key juncture

    Adam Rittenberg

    We all know the block M in the Big House stands for Michigan, but it might as well stand for Magnified. Throughout Rich Rodriguez's tenure, everything about the Michigan program has been blown up: victories, defeats, quotes, recruiting, player dep...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  11. Ohio State extends lead after FG block

    Adam Rittenberg

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Everything is clicking right now for Ohio State, even the special teams. On a day when the Buckeyes allowed a punt return touchdown and a kickoff return touchdown in the same game for the first time in team history, they're final...

    Blog | September 11, 2010
  12. Big Ten lunch links: Block 'M' vandalized

    Adam Rittenberg

    Spring has come to Chicago -- at least for a day. Michigan officials are investigating an incident at the Big House that left the block 'M' vandalized,'s Jeff Arnold writes. New Michigan AD David Brandon can earn performance bonuses ...

    Blog | March 31, 2010
  13. Big Ten team recruiting needs

    Adam Rittenberg

    National Signing Day is right around the corner, and Big Ten teams will look to add depth and identify a few immediate contributors in the upcoming recruiting classes. What do these squads need the most? Here's a look: ILLINOIS Offensive lin...

    Blog | January 20, 2010
  14. Borland leads younger, better Badgers defense

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Chris Borland can force fumbles, block kicks and sack quarterbacks, but he's not allowed to sit on couches or ride elevators. David Stluka/Icon SMI Chris Borland is is the first Wiscon...

    Blog | November 05, 2009
  15. Big Ten helmet stickers: Week 4

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Time to recognize the best and the brightest from Week 4 in the Big Ten. Iowa DE Adrian Clayborn -- Clayborn changed the complexion of Iowa's 21-10 win over fifth-ranked Penn State with a punt block and a 53...

    Blog | September 27, 2009
  16. Clayborn's hustle pays off for Iowa in special win

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- You're not supposed to get a block in punt safe. The very nature of the coverage scheme calls for the receiving team to set up its blocking and ensure a quality return. The punter doesn...

    Blog | September 27, 2009