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  1. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Thanks to those who sent in opinions on the Joe Paterno stadium/field naming issue at Penn State. I've included several at the bottom of the mailblog. Let's get going. Bill T. from Ottawa, Ill., writes: As a Purdue Alumnus I have watched in ago...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  2. Ex-MSU coach to take over at Arkansas

    Adam Rittenberg

    Slap yourselves, Spartans fans: John L. Smith is expected to become the new interim head coach at Arkansas. Colleague Joe Schad reports that Smith, fired from Michigan State in November 2006, will be introduced Tuesday in Fayetteville as the surpr...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  3. Fickell: Arkansas assistants ready for storm

    Adam Rittenberg

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Paul Haynes and Taver Johnson were among the coaches entrusted to guide Ohio State through a storm 2011. The last thing the two men could have expected at their next coaching stop was another tempest. And, in many ways, a more da...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  4. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Coming at you a day later than normal, but better than never. Ryan from Grand Rapids, Mich., writes: Hey Adam, How much of a true telling of Michigan's season is the Alabama game going to be? The more that I think about it, the more I begin to ...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  5. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    You're still here! You didn't go to the store for milk and heroin and then never come back. Thanks to Bobby Petrino's troubles, former Ohio State assistant Taver Johnson is now serving as Arkansas' head coach. Penn State's Silas Redd has looked...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  6. How we voted in latest rankings

    Adam Rittenberg

    In the interest of transparency -- and really, what do we have to hide? -- let's look at the latest power rankings ballots Brian and I turned in Sunday. Brian Bennett's ballot 1. LSU 2. Alabama 3. Oklahoma State 4. Stanford 5. Virg...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  7. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Sorry it's a day late, but I didn't forget you guys. Be sure and send in more questions and comments for another mailblog later this week. Let's get to it ... JC from Columbus, Ohio, writes: The players/future recruits love him, but would it at...

    Blog | June 01, 2011
  8. Petrino needs to pick a lane with Ohio St.

    Adam Rittenberg

    Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino has every right to question why Terrelle Pryor and four other Ohio State players were allowed to play in the Sugar Bowl. The deferred punishment reeked of hypocrisy. Pryor and the others had violated NCAA rules for sel...

    Blog | June 01, 2011
  9. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    I'll be compiling Friday's mailblog a little earlier than usual, so send me those questions and comments ASAP! Thanks for your continued participation. Bryan from Kansas City, Mo., writes: Hey Adam, as a Nebraska fan I just recently started follow...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  10. Instant analysis: Ohio State 31, Arkansas 26

    Adam Rittenberg

    NEW ORLEANS -- Ohio State found a way to hold on and end its slide against the SEC in bowl games. There were some tense moments, but the Buckeyes can finally breathe easy in the Big Easy. Let's take a look at the Allstate Sugar Bowl. How the ga...

    Blog | January 05, 2011
  11. Allstate Sugar Bowl: Ohio State (11-1) vs. Arkansas (10-2)

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten's final chance at redemption arrives in the Big Easy, as Ohio State takes on Arkansas in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Let's take a quick look at the matchup. WHO TO WATCH: Ohio State's five suspended players who will participate in the ...

    Blog | January 03, 2011
  12. Illini green at QB after Charest leaves

    Adam Rittenberg

    Paul Petrino left a comfortable situation at Arkansas for a potentially unstable one at Illinois because he wanted to see how he fared as an offensive coordinator outside the shadow of his big brother, Bobby. Petrino wanted a challenge. It's safe ...

    Blog | June 08, 2010
  13. Illinois officially names Koenning as DC

    Adam Rittenberg

    After a wild night of rumors and negotiations, Illinois got the man it wanted to run its defense. Illinois officially named Vic Koenning its new defensive coordinator at a news conference today in Champaign. Koenning, who previously served as Kans...

    Blog | December 18, 2009
  14. Illinois expected to tab Petrino as OC

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ron Zook didn't waste much time in finding one of Illinois' new coordinators. Illinois is expected to name Arkansas offensive coordinator Paul Petrino to the same position early this week, sources tell ESPN Scouts Inc.'s JC Shurburtt and The (Cham...

    Blog | December 13, 2009
  15. Plaxico is not a big Nick Saban fan

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Burress New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress evidently wasn't too fond of his college coach, Nick Saban, when the two were together at Michigan State. Plax sounded off on Saban in his new autobiography,...

    Blog | August 12, 2008