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  1. Shorthanded Wildcats survive against Cal

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern lost quarterback Kain Colter minutes into Saturday's game and never had full use of star running back Venric Mark. One of the nation's most dynamic offensive backfields wouldn't be a factor in a tricky road opener against Cal and its ...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  2. Minnesota's Decker will be fine for Saturday

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Minnesota senior wide receiver Eric Decker showed against Cal why he's one of the toughest players in America when he caught a 26-yard touchdown and held on despite a vicious hit by Bears safety Sean Cattouse. ...

    Blog | September 22, 2009
  3. Prepping with the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the final stage...

    Adam Rittenberg

    As Minnesota geared up for its showdown with No. 8 Cal, ESPN.com tagged along for the final stages of game week.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2009
  4. Halftime analysis: California-Minnesota

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg MINNEAPOLIS -- Quick analysis from halftime at TCF Bank Stadium, where California leads Minnesota 21-14. Turning point: After Minnesota stopped Cal deep in its own territory, Bears safety Jesse Brooks drew ...

    Blog | September 19, 2009
  5. Cal extremely efficient on first scoring drive

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg MINNEAPOLIS -- Cal just put on a clinic in its first drive, immediately putting Minnesota back on its heels. The key for the Bears was staying out of long-yardage situations. Cal faced two third downs on the...

    Blog | September 19, 2009
  6. The ultimate Big Ten road trip

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg No football league in the country is better configured for road trips than the Big Ten. From my home base in Chicago, I can drive to eight of the 11 schools in five hours or less. If I'm feeling ambitious,...

    Blog | May 07, 2009
  7. Fitzgerald doesn't see Northwestern as pit stop

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Most outsiders view Northwestern as a stepping stone, the type of place an up-and-coming young coach would leave as soon as a better opportunity presented itself. History supports the belief. Ara Parseghian le...

    Blog | April 17, 2009
  8. Minnesota's Brewster excited for USC series

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Go ahead. Call Tim Brewster a masochist. The idea that a Big Ten team would voluntarily elect to play USC sounds downright batty to some. No team has contributed more to the Big Ten's declining natio...

    Blog | January 27, 2009
  9. Minnesota announces USC series, future dates

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg One of the biggest knocks on former Minnesota head coach Glen Mason was his approach to nonconference scheduling. The Golden Gophers repeatedly breezed through one-ply Septembers befo...

    Blog | January 23, 2009
  10. Big Ten Friday Mailbag

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Happy Friday to all. Let's see what's on your mind. Adam from Phoenix writes: The 2008 Buckeyes look similar to the 2005 Buckeyes. 1.Tressel does not know who to play at quarterback: 2005 - Zwick/Smith &...

    Blog | September 19, 2008
  11. Big Ten nonconference scheduling on the rise?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Much has been written in this blog and other places about the Big Ten's weak scheduling. The league ties for the national lead with five 3-0 teams and six unbeaten squads overall, and only one of the 11 members (...

    Blog | September 17, 2008
  12. Big Ten power rankings

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Every Big Ten team won in Week 2, but some made it look easier than others. Ohio State retains the top spot, but the Buckeyes certainly appeared beatable against Ohio. Penn State and Minnesota posted big wins, and...

    Blog | September 08, 2008
  13. Big Ten in the polls: Few surprises

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg The Big Ten presence in this week's polls played out mostly as expected. USC's impressive showing bumped Ohio State down a spot in the AP Poll, and concerns about Beanie Wells' health make it hard to put the Bucke...

    Blog | September 02, 2008
  14. Big Ten teleconference notes: JoePa says Oregon State blew it

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Penn State coach Joe Paterno thinks he should be seeing a 1-0 Oregon State team Saturday in Happy Valley. Most people who tracked last Thursday's game between Oregon State and Stanford saw the continued renaissanc...

    Blog | September 02, 2008
  15. A look at Week 2

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg The Big Ten whiffed on several opportunities to boost its national reputation in Week 1. Now it's time to make sure things don't get worse. The Week 2 slate is underwhelming, to say the least, but still extremely ...

    Blog | September 02, 2008
  16. Big Ten Morning Briefing: Threet could get starting nod

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg I'll be taking a more in-depth look at the Week 2 games today. Saturday isn't so much a chance for that, and the mailbag is coming up, so send in those last-minute e-mails. Love those links: The Big Ten lost...

    Blog | September 02, 2008