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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. Al Borges adjusts with Michigan Wolverines

    Adam Rittenberg

    Al Borges, known for applying drastic changes to the offenses he inherits, has found common ground with Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2011
  3. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 5

    Adam Rittenberg

    Five lessons from the week that was in Big Ten football. 1. Wisconsin has Big Ten's best team and the league's best player: Not a huge revelation, but we needed to see Wisconsin and Russell Wilson against some decent competition. Nebraska came cal...

    Blog | October 02, 2011
  4. Did you know?: Week 13

    Adam Rittenberg

    A few notes and nuggets to get you ready for Week 13 in Big Ten play. As always, thanks to ESPN Stats & Info for several of these. Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson has been called upon to run the ball a lot more than Ohio State signal cal...

    Blog | November 26, 2010
  5. Gophers' Mike Rallis a leader at linebacker

    Adam Rittenberg

    Mike Rallis felt like any player would as he lay on the field at TCF Bank Stadium, his leg mangled after being hit on kickoff coverage against Cal. A broken leg and torn ankle ligaments ended Rallis' season after just three games. It was a rough r...

    Blog | August 19, 2010
  6. For PSU's Barham, seeing is believing

    Adam Rittenberg

    For years, football coaches have motivated their players in practice by using images of upcoming opponents. (Growing up in Berkeley, I remember sneaking onto Cal's practice field in the mid-1990s and seeing the face of Arizona quarterback Dan Whit...

    Blog | August 17, 2010
  7. Big Ten picks: Week 4

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg It was another mostly forgettable week for the Big Ten and my picks, as I went 7-3. At least the Iowa-Arizona and Minnesota-Cal scores were close. As Big Ten play kicks off Saturday, here's hoping for better...

    Blog | September 24, 2009
  8. Hanging with the Gophers

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg How does a team spend the final 24 hours before kickoff? Minnesota gave me a chance to find out, and I tagged along as the Gophers went through their final preparations before last week's game against Cal. O...

    Blog | September 23, 2009
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. ESPN.com's Big Ten Players of the Week

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Let's see how many picks the Big Ten and I can agree upon. OFFENSE -- Minnesota WR Eric Decker Decker is the entire Golden Gophers offense right now, and he showed why Saturday against Cal. He made an inc...

    Blog | September 20, 2009
  12. Minnesota's Decker refuses to be denied

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg MINNEAPOLIS -- There are more famous wide receivers in college football than Minnesota's Eric Decker. There are faster ones and flashier ones. But after Saturday's game against Cal, it'd be hard to believe t...

    Blog | September 19, 2009
  13. Quick thoughts on the Big Ten early games

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg The Big Ten could have used a win against No. 8 Cal, but the league got strong performances from its top teams Saturday. Then there was Purdue sliding back to earth. Michigan 45, Eastern Michigan 17 -- Senio...

    Blog | September 19, 2009
  14. Cal starting to believe after tough road win

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg MINNEAPOLIS -- After finding all the answers on the field, California quarterback Kevin Riley struggled to find the words to describe what had just taken place. Cal proved Saturday it can win a road game, so...

    Blog | September 19, 2009
  15. Cal wideout Boateng suffers fractured foot

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg MINNEAPOLIS -- California senior wide receiver Nyan Boateng suffered a fractured foot in the first half of Saturday's 35-21 victory against Minnesota. Boateng, a transfer from Florida who entered Saturday wi...

    Blog | September 19, 2009
  16. Cal's Best sets modern-era record with 5 TDs

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg MINNEAPOLIS -- Forget about the quarterbacks for a minute. Cal's Jahvid Best has put himself in the thick of the Heisman Trophy race. Best set a Cal modern-era record with his fifth touchdown run, which put ...

    Blog | September 19, 2009