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  1. 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
  2. B1G first-round draft forecast looks bleak

    Adam Rittenberg

    The NFL scouting combine is in the books and pro days at all the Big Ten schools will take place in the coming weeks. There's still time for the Big Ten's NFL draft hopefuls to boost their stock before the selections are made April 25-27. But at t...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  3. Wrapping up the B1G player rankings

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten postseason top 25 player rankings are in the books for 2012. What did you think? Send your thoughts here and here. Again, this is a very exclusive list that, because of its size, omits a bunch of great players. Narrowing things down to...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  4. B1G postseason unit rankings: Specialists

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten postseason position/unit rankings wrap up with the specialists. This list considers kickers, punters and returners, as well as coverage teams. Here's how the Big Ten stacked up before the season. If you missed any of our postseason pos...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  5. Ball a first rounder in Kiper's mock draft

    Adam Rittenberg

    Montee Ball's decision to return to Wisconsin for his senior season raised an eyebrow or two after the running back turned in a record-setting junior season in 2011. Ball returned in large part because he received a third-round grade from the NFL dra...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Big Ten picks rewind: Week 10

    Adam Rittenberg

    Turns out, my Week 9 disaster was an aberration, a speed bump on my path to take some of Brian Bennett's money in Indianapolis. The predictions race returned to normal in Week 10, as I put up a perfect mark for the second time in three weeks and e...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  8. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Our thoughts are with all of those dealing with the aftermath of Sandy. Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema actually enjoys the difficult situations that come his way. Curt Phillips' long wait to lead Wisconsin's offense could soon be over. Ohio State...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  9. Best case/Worst case: Nebraska

    Adam Rittenberg

    We move from the Ms to the Ns on our countdown of the best case and worst case scenarios for each Big Ten team in 2012. Up next: Nebraska. As a reminder, these pieces are not in any way predictions. They are meant to illustrate the realistic poten...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  10. Maher leads B1G group on Groza, Guy lists

    Adam Rittenberg

    Nebraska's Brett Maher ended the 2011 season as the consensus selection for first-team All-Big Ten kicker and punter. While Nebraska fans certainly weren't asking, "Alex, who?" Maher did a tremendous job of filling the void left by All-American do...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  11. Nebraska spring wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    2011 record: 9-4 2011 conference record: 5-3 (third, Legends Division) Returning starters: Offense: 8; defense: 7; kicker/punter: 2 Top returners QB Taylor Martinez, RB Rex Burkhead, WR Kenny Bell, TE Ben Cotton, DT Baker Steinkuhler, DE Ca...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  12. First year in B1G: Nebraska vs. Penn State

    Adam Rittenberg

    Thanks to user Lavar A. from Silver Spring, Md., for inspiring this post: We're coming up on the one-year anniversary of Nebraska joining the B1G and pretty much have completed a cycle of sports. How would you rate this experiment? Was the first...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  13. Checking in from Nebraska ...

    Adam Rittenberg

    LINCOLN, Neb. -- Greetings from Husker Country, where I'll be spending the next two days with coach Bo Pelini and his team. It's sunny and warm outside the football complex, a 180 from my spring visit last year, when it snowed in late March. I had...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  14. Kiper's top 5s for draft, 2012 season

    Adam Rittenberg

    ESPN's NFL draft expert Mel Kiper has revised his list of top 5 players at each position for the 2012 draft and compiled the top 5s among returning seniors for the 2012 college football season. Big Ten players are on both lists, so let's take a lo...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  15. Spartans prevent another B1G debacle

    Adam Rittenberg

    The gift baskets should be sent to East Lansing, Mich., care of Mark Dantonio. The sender: commissioner Jim Delany and the rest of the Big Ten Conference. Michigan State's electric triple-overtime win against Georgia in the Outback Bowl prevent...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  16. Season report card: Nebraska

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's time to pass out season grades for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Just as a reminder, the overall grade isn't an average of the three categories as I put more a bit more weight on offense and defense than special teams. OFFENSE: B+ Rex Burkhead...

    Blog | December 19, 2011