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  1. Notre Dame Fighting Irish can get right back in the College Footb...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Notre Dame joined a growing and impressive club of one-loss teams that all harbor playoff hopes. Much like Oregon, TCU, Georgia, Alabama and Michigan State before them, the Fighting Irish must rise to the challenge and keep their hopes of contention on course.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2014
  2. Schedule challenges remain for B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The SEC and ACC think eight is great, but the Big Ten has no plans to go back on its move to nine league games beginning in the 2016 season. The Big Ten isn't ignoring the upcoming college football playoff and the potential paths...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  3. Lions coaches seek versatility this spring

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- There are several ways to combat the unique depth challenges Penn State faces with its reduced roster. 1. Upgrade recruiting: If Penn State brings in more players who can make significant contributions early in their careers,...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  4. Attendance challenges big deal for B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten's combination of big stadiums, big fan bases and big tradition has historically made football attendance a rather small issue. America's two largest football venues -- Michigan Stadium and Beaver Stadium -- sit on Big Ten campuses, and...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  5. Looking at B1G's 2013 attendance numbers

    Adam Rittenberg

    Next week, we'll take a deeper dive into college football attendance and some of the challenges surfacing both nationally and in the Big Ten. Today, it's time to check out the official NCAA attendance figures for the 2013 season. The Big Ten reach...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  6. Nation missing the boat on Badgers

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wisconsin is still paying the price for the incompetence of a Pac-12 officiating crew. Perhaps the Badgers are also suffering for a schedule that, gasp, actually featured some challenges during the month of September. Either way, a very good te...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  7. Podcast: OSU's Gee, B1G brand, IU helmets

    Adam Rittenberg

    I joined colleague Ivan Maisel earlier Wednesday on the ESPNU College Football Podcast, where we discussed the retirement of Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee, the Big Ten's branding challenges, the Big Ten's new divisions and Indiana's swanky foot...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  8. MSU should embrace challenge of East

    Adam Rittenberg

    Even before the Big Ten announced its new East-West division alignment, the complaints were rolling in from Sparta (read: East Lansing, Mich.). The angst only increased when the divisions became official. No Big Ten fan base has more outrage about...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  9. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Prepare to Phil the agony of Dun-feat! Roster management remains a big challenge for Penn State's Bill O'Brien. The Lions' quarterback competition is even so far this spring. Penn State TE Kyle Carter is on the mend. Iowa's new running backs co...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  10. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    You're never off the court! Iowa features new faces, position changes and a new position (Y-back) as spring ball begins. Iowa's challenge on offense is simple: make more plays. The good still outweighs the bad with Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz, Pat ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  11. Buckeyes' D-line begins historic transition

    Adam Rittenberg

    Mike Vrabel enters only his third season in coaching following a 14-year NFL playing career, but the Ohio State assistant might never again face a challenge like the one that sits before him. It's rare when a defensive line coach steps on the prac...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  12. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wishing you a great weekend. To the emails ... Glenn from Randolph, N.J., writes: Adam - Love the analysis of rivalries. The challenge I see is that aside from Penn State, Rutgers and Maryland have no natural or historical rvialries with the exist...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  13. B1G coaches should heed Meyer challenge

    Adam Rittenberg

    From the moment Urban Meyer became Ohio State's coach, the Big Ten recruiting landscape began to shift. How many times in the past 14 months have you read about the "Meyer Effect" or the "SEC-style recruiting" Meyer has brought to a stodgy league?...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  14. Wildcats' Scott grows though hard work

    Adam Rittenberg

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern defensive end Tyler Scott seems like the last player a coach would need to challenge. Whether he's in the weight room (where Scott made his mark as a young player), the film room (where Scott spends practically all h...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  15. MSU's Dantonio navigates road to success

    Adam Rittenberg

    This week, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio talked about the road to success, one he's traveled for more than two seasons. "This road to success is not always even," Dantonio told ESPN.com. "There's going to be a lot of challenges. There's going...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  16. College football -- Michigan State Spartans coach Mark Dantonio r...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio's road to success hit two junctions on fateful night versus Notre Dame two seasons ago.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2012