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  1. Predicting the 2014 B1G 1,000-yard rushers

    Adam Rittenberg

    Most would agree New Year's Day bowl games don't mean what they used to. You could say the same thing about rushing for 1,000 yards. There are more games and more plays in the sport today, and it's hardly uncommon for a player to reach four digits on...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  2. Big Ten Tuesday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    A Blackhawks championship version of the mail. Be sure to follow us on Twitter. Let's go ... Bill from Genoa, Ohio, writes: Adam, why is it that the people inside the B1G and you and Brian think the B1G playing the PAC-12, especially during bow...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  3. The cold truth about bowls in B1G territory

    Adam Rittenberg

    I live in the Midwest. I also live in reality. After hearing the gripes from a segment of Big Ten fans about the league adding bowl games in San Diego (Holiday) and the San Francisco Bay area (Kraft Fight Hunger) to the future postseason lineup, i...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  4. Big Ten Conference adds Holiday Bowl and Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten is adding the Holiday Bowl and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl to its future postseason lineup and will face Pac-12 teams in both games, sources have told

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2013
  5. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Your Big Ten spring meetings version ... Future football schedules likely will be a hot topic at Big Ten meetings. So will bowl games, Lee Barfknecht writes. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini has been tough on player conduct, so how will he handle Alex ...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  6. Illinois rebuild hits home for new assistants

    Adam Rittenberg

    Greg Colby and Mike Bellamy both have seen better days at Illinois. During Colby's first stint as an assistant at his alma mater (1988-95), Illinois shared a Big Ten championship in 1990 and reached six bowl games in seven seasons. Bellamy starred...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  7. PSU aggressively pursuing game in Ireland

    Adam Rittenberg

    Bowl games are once again part of Bill O'Brien's recruiting pitch at Penn State, and not just bowls taking place after the NCAA sanctions end. O'Brien and others at Penn State are fully committed to scheduling a game in Ireland in the coming seaso...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  8. Big Ten post-bowl NFL draft outlook

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2013 NFL draft is more than four months away, but all the Big Ten hopefuls have finished their college careers after the bowl games. While we wait on several underclassmen to finalize their draft decisions -- Michigan's Taylor Lewan, Michigan ...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  9. Ranking the Big Ten's bowl games

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten bowl season kicks off Dec. 28 in Texas, continues the following day in Arizona and wraps up with five games on New Year's Day. Seven Big Ten teams appear in the postseason, and the number would have been larger had Ohio State and Penn Sta...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  10. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Your questions, my answers ... A.J. from Madison, Wis., writes: If everybody's eligible, how many bowl games does the B1G win? Adam Rittenberg: Good question, A.J., and a potential Take Two topic before the bowls kick off. Assuming Ohio State d...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  11. Delany discusses changing bowl landscape

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Big Ten teams will be playing fewer bowl games in the future. And they'll likely be playing some of them in different locations. It's all part of a shifting bowl landscape that Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany discussed Tuesday at the le...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  12. Illinois hiring Billy Gonzales as OC

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois fans, let me tell you about your new offensive coordinator, Billy Gonzales. He has been on coaching staffs that have won two national championships and played for another, and won three BCS bowl games. He coached seven Florida wide receiv...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  13. Michigan schools boost B1G in bowls

    Adam Rittenberg

    A year ago, the biggest blotches in the Big Ten's bloody bowl ledger came courtesy of Michigan and Michigan State. The Wolverines and Spartans lost their bowl games by a combined score of 101-21 on Jan. 1, 2011. They allowed 51 combined first down...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  14. What we learned in the B1G: Bowl edition

    Adam Rittenberg

    Five lessons from a historic 10-pack of Big Ten bowl games this year. 1. Michigan State has taken the next step: The Spartans had the exact same wins total (11) as they did in 2010 as well as one more loss, but this was undoubtedly a better team t...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  15. MSU defense should be model for B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    While watching the five-pack of bowl games involving Big Ten teams Monday, I looked for the units that had the speed, athleticism, explosiveness and playmaking ability to be branded as nationally elite. Sorry, Big Ten fans, but this is a speed gam...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  16. B1G bowl lineup among nation's best

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's no secret that the Big Ten must start performing better in bowl games after posting a winning record in the postseason just once in the past eight years (2009 - 10 bowls). The good news: the league has ample opportunities to make a statement ...

    Blog | December 20, 2011