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  1. Big Ten mailbag

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Another overdue mailbag. I'll run some gassers later today. As Charlie Weis would say, fire away. Dan from Minneapolis writes: Adam, you pointed out the unique nature of first time coaches in the UM - MSU rivalry....

    Blog | August 12, 2008
  2. In era of high-scoring offenses, is 100 points the next barrier t...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Teams are scoring faster than scoreboard operators can register it seems, so is it just a matter of time before a team scores 100 points? Inside Access looks at what it takes and any potential fallout.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Prepping with the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the final stage...

    Adam Rittenberg

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

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2009
  5. The ultimate Big Ten road trip

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by'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
  6. Fitzgerald doesn't see Northwestern as pit stop

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by'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
  7. Minnesota's Brewster excited for USC series

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by'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
  8. Minnesota announces USC series, future dates

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by'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
  9. Big Ten Friday Mailbag

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by'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
  10. Big Ten nonconference scheduling on the rise?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by'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
  11. Big Ten power rankings

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by'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
  12. Big Ten in the polls: Few surprises

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by'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
  13. Big Ten teleconference notes: JoePa says Oregon State blew it

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by'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
  14. A look at Week 2

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by'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
  15. Big Ten Morning Briefing: Threet could get starting nod

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by'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
  16. Big Ten Power Rankings

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg There's minimal shuffling in the ratings after some good performances, some bad ones and some impact injuries. Beanie or no Beanie, Ohio State remains at the top and should stay there for a while, but Illinois and...

    Blog | September 02, 2008