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  1. aReviewing the Week 1 predictions

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Missouri fans, take your shots. I deserve it. I bought into what coach Ron Zook and others were saying about the Illinois defense and overlooked the offensive playmakers on your team. The Illini defensive line sho...

    Blog | September 01, 2008
  2. Final notes from the Big House

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Helmet stickers are coming a bit later tonight, but before I leave Michigan Stadium, some final notes and observations: Michigan sustained injuries to wide receivers Greg Mathews (ankle) and Ju...

    Blog | August 30, 2008
  3. Michigan needs to get creative

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A buzz went through the crowd on the first offensive play of the Rich Rodriguez era, as Michigan quarterback Nick Sheridan deftly shuffled the ball to Martavious Odoms cutting across the field....

    Blog | August 30, 2008
  4. Utah keeps its cool under familiar conditions

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- As one of few remaining members from the greatest non-BCS team in the BCS era, Utah quarterback Brian Johnson has tasted success at the highest level. In 2004 he appeared in 10 games as Alex Sm...

    Blog | August 30, 2008
  5. A new ballgame: Utah 25, Michigan 23

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- This is getting very interesting, thanks to Utah's special teams, lack of discipline and Michigan's opportunistic defense. Michigan is back in the game after blocking a punt and scoring on a be...

    Blog | August 30, 2008
  6. Halftime update: Utah leads Michigan, 22-10

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan is in big trouble. The halftime deficit is 12 as Utah leads Michigan, 22-10. But it should be much, much worse. Quarterback Nick Sheridan and the Wolverines offense look extremely shak...

    Blog | August 30, 2008
  7. First-quarter update: Michigan 10, Utah 6

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan is winning the game, but don't read into it too much. The Wolverines generated just 35 yards in the quarter and would be trailing if not for several Utah mistakes. Despite having an Al...

    Blog | August 30, 2008
  8. Big Ten picks for Week 1

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Welcome to the first installment of Big Ten picks, which will appear every Thursday throughout the season. I'll pick the winners and the scores, using a bit of logic as well as some good ol' gut instinct. The Big ...

    Blog | August 28, 2008
  9. Appalachian State loss motivates Michigan

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Michigan safety Stevie Brown tries to block negativity from his life whenever he can. The problem is he also owns a TV. Leon Halip/Getty Images Stevie Brown and Michigan still remember last y...

    Blog | August 28, 2008
  10. Big Ten mailbag

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg To quote White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, I love e-mail. Even from you haters out there (quick tip for future correspondences: Moron is spelled with two O's, not three). This is long overdue, and ...

    Blog | August 06, 2008
  11. Soft schedules and a crucial month

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Reading Bruce Feldman's list of the nation's softest nonconference schedules got me thinking about August/September and how critical it will be for the Big Ten. Four Big Ten teams made Feldman's top 10 ...

    Blog | July 09, 2008
  12. Breaking down the Mountain West

    Adam Rittenberg

    Take a look at what Mountain West questions were answered this spring and what problems linger heading into the fall.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2007
  13. Illini to hire Cincinnati's Gilmore as D-line coach

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg After failing to land Penn State recruiting whiz Larry Johnson, Illinois head coach Ron Zook has found another top assistant for his defensive line vacancy. As my colleague Brian Bennett reported, Zook w...

    Blog | January 20, 2009