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  1. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Congrats to Penn State students, who raised more than $13 million for pediatric cancer research at the school's annual THON event. Here are the details of Jerry Kill's restructured contract at Minnesota. Kill is excited to get running back Berkle...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  2. Jack Hoffman TD run up for ESPY award

    Adam Rittenberg

    The best moment of spring football in the Big Ten this year (any year?) could be named the best moment in sports for the past year. Jack Hoffman's 69-yard touchdown run in Nebraska's spring game made the 7-year-old brain cancer patient a national ...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  3. Husker fan Jack Hoffman meets Obama

    Adam Rittenberg

    What a month for Jack Hoffman. The 7-year-old cancer patient and Nebraska Cornhusker super fan began April by providing the coolest/most inspirational/most memorable play of a spring game in college football history, when he ran 69 yards for a tou...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  4. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Kudos to Penn State students for another terrific THON event. They raised more than $12.3 million to help fight pediatric cancer. An excellent piece showing the oral history of the Pat Fitzgerald era at Northwestern. Nebraska is finding fewer a...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  5. PSU's Shrive wins Uplifting Athletes award

    Adam Rittenberg

    Congratulations to Penn State offensive lineman Eric Shrive, who has won the 2013 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award. Shrive, who has raised almost $70,000 for kidney cancer patients and research while at Penn State, was one of seven f...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  6. Jerry Kill, Minnesota Golden Gophers coach, released from hospita...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has been released from the hospital after suffering a seizure late Saturday afternoon.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2012
  7. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    A shoutout to Penn State students, who this weekend raised a record $10,686,924.83 to help families of children with cancer during the THON event. Great event. A good piece from Sam McKewon on Nebraska's junior day and the progress made with recr...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  8. A look back at Joe Paterno's life (1926-2012)

    Adam Rittenberg

    Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno died earlier Sunday at 85 in State College, Pa., after battling lung cancer diagnosed in November. Paterno spent 46 seasons as Penn State's coach before being fired Nov. 9 in the wake of the sex-abuse scandal. He's...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  9. Report: Joe Paterno in 'serious' condition

    Adam Rittenberg

    Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno is in serious condition, according to a family spokesman, after experiencing additional health complications from his lung cancer treatments. Paterno, 85, was diagnosed with lung cancer Nov. 18 and recently ente...

    Blog | January 21, 2012
  10. Joe Paterno's son says dad has lung cancer

    Adam Rittenberg

    More sad news out of State College on Friday as Scott Paterno says his father, former Penn State coach Joe Paterno, has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Fortunately, the form of cancer is treatable, and Scott Paterno said in a statement to the AP ...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  11. Best of the Big Ten spring

    Adam Rittenberg

    As we put a bow on spring football in the Big Ten, here's a look back at several things that stood out from the past few weeks. Best comeback: Michigan State offensive lineman Arthur Ray Jr., who beat leg cancer at the start of his college career,...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  12. Ex-Michigan star Jim Mandich passes away

    Adam Rittenberg

    There was sad news Tuesday as Jim Mandich, a former All-American tight end at Michigan, died after a fight with bile-duct cancer. Mandich was 62. Mandich served as a captain for Michigan in 1969, as the Wolverines upset Ohio State and advanced to ...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  13. Ray's return 'greatest feeling in the world'

    Adam Rittenberg

    Arthur Ray Jr. was in class Thursday when the news he had waited years for finally arrived. The NCAA had granted a waiver to remove the medical disqualification tag from Ray, and the Michigan State offensive lineman who battled leg cancer finally ...

    Blog | April 08, 2011
  14. BC'S Herzlich works toward full strength

    Adam Rittenberg

    If you haven't done so already, check out colleague Ivan Maisel's story on Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich, who has courageously battled back from cancer to put himself in position to return to the field this season. The 2008 ACC Defensive...

    Blog | April 23, 2010
  15. Penn State prepares to Lift for Life

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Penn State's annual Lift for Life fundraiser takes place Friday, as Nittany Lions players participate in a strength and conditioning competition to raise money and awareness for the Kidney Cancer Associati...

    Blog | July 09, 2009
  16. Ray not giving up football dreams

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ray Arthur Ray Jr. has been on crutches for nearly 21 months since he had cancer surgery. But the former star lineman hasn't given up his dream to play for Michigan State. Listen to Ray tell his story and it's hard not to believe ...

    Blog | May 22, 2009