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  1. Bowl season an opportunity for Big Ten, ACC to end on high note -...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The beauty of bowl season is it provides every league a chance to salvage something. The Big Ten and the ACC are no exceptions. So which league is in most need of a strong postseason showing?

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2012
  2. Big Ten wants selection committee to pick four-team playoff

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten on Monday outlined its preferences for college football's future postseason model, which include a selection committee with guidelines to help select four playoff participants.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2012
  3. What to watch in the Big Ten: Week 12

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ten items to track in Week 12 of Big Ten action. 1. The Notoriety Bowl: The Penn State-Ohio State game has been arguably the most significant Big Ten matchup in the past seven years. But this year's clash at Ohio Stadium has a decidedly different ...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  4. Illini can change perception with big win

    Adam Rittenberg

    Here's a buy-or-sell proposition for you. Team X won its bowl game convincingly in December, capping a season that surprised many so-called experts. Team X boasts an exciting young dual-threat quarterback who has complemented his athleticism with ...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  5. Big Ten teams not eligible for bowl game can't play in title game...

    Adam Rittenberg

    A Big Ten team unable to play in a postseason bowl game because of league or NCAA sanctions will not be eligible to play in the conference championship game.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2011
  6. Hope and concern: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Hope and Concern series marches on with the Illinois Fighting Illini. Biggest reason for hope: QB Nathan Scheelhaase Scheelhaase turned in a very impressive freshman season and ended it on a high note against Baylor in the Texas Bowl. By al...

    Blog | May 26, 2011
  7. Illinois Fighting Illini season recap

    Adam Rittenberg

    College football's ultimate all-or-nothing program finally had a season that ended up right in the middle. After a decade that featured two BCS bowl appearances and eight losing seasons, Illinois rebounded from a 3-9 disaster in 2009 to go 6-6 in ...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  8. Midseason review: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois Fighting Illini Record: 3-2 (1-1 Big Ten) After underachieving since the 2008 Rose Bowl, Illinois has turned the tables so far this fall. The Illini are exceeding expectations and certainly look capable of doing more damage in the seco...

    Blog | October 12, 2010
  9. Illinois Fighting Illini football looks for a fresh start in 2009...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The heady experience of a Rose Bowl appearance in 2007 was tempered by a 5-7 2008 season for Illinois. If the Illini are to challenge in the Big Ten in 2009, it will be because of their QB-WR tandem of Juice Williams and Arrelious Benn.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2009
  10. Illinois Fighting Illini season recap

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg No one expected another Rose Bowl appearance from Illinois this fall. But no one expected this, either. A year after reaching Pasadena, Illinois will stay home for the holidays, the product of a 5-7 record that on...

    Blog | December 15, 2008
  11. Big Ten has benefited most under BCS system in past decade

    Adam Rittenberg

    Despite boasting the fourth-best record in BCS bowl games in the past decade, the Big Ten has sent the most teams to bowl games. Adam Rittenberg looks at the conference's best teams, players, games and moments.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2008
  12. Big Ten looks to regain credibility among college football's elit...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Take a quick look at the position battles, coaching changes and other key factors to pay attention to during spring practices around the Big Ten.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2008