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  1. Big Ten announces sites for football title game, basketball tourn...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten soon will have a larger East Coast presence, but it is keeping most of its major events in the Midwest.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2014
  2. Could B1G's draft drought end in 2015?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Go ahead and blame the Big Ten blog. Since it launched in July 2008, the Big Ten hasn't had an NFL draft pick in the top 10. The Big Ten also hasn't had a team appear in the national championship game. So yes, it's all my/our fault. Here's the ...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  3. Prospect: B1G must recruit harder, like SEC

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten's 11-season national championship drought, coinciding with the SEC's ascent to the top of college football, has placed the spotlight on recruiting in both leagues. SEC fans point to crystal footballs, surging population and dominance i...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  4. Wilson leads B1G contingent in Super Bowl

    Adam Rittenberg

    It had been four years since a former Big Ten quarterback (Drew Brees in 2010) led his team to a Super Bowl championship. Russell Wilson ended the drought in dominating fashion Sunday night. Wilson, who played his final collegiate season at Wiscon...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  5. Bo Pelini having fun so far in 2014

    Adam Rittenberg

    The end of the SEC's national titles streak wasn't the best thing that happened in Big Ten country on Monday night. During the second quarter of the VIZIO BCS National Championship Game, Nebraska coach Bo Pelini took to Twitter and ... tweeted at ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  6. Reaching Rose not enough for MSU, B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOS ANGELES -- During Michigan State's Rose Bowl media day, several players huddled around the game's championship trophy, posing for pictures with their smartphones. Spartans defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, standing several feet away, sighed ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  7. Spartans took similar path to Rose in 1987

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOS ANGELES -- As Lorenzo White watched the confetti fall at Lucas Oil Stadium and Michigan State raise the Big Ten championship trophy Dec. 7, one thought came to mind. "It's been a long time coming," he said. White starred at running back for...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  8. Wisconsin seniors seek elusive bowl win

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ryan Groy and his Wisconsin classmates aren't in a reflective mode, and might not be for a while. When you're in your early twenties, you tend to live in the moment. The Badgers' seniors know what's behind them, the Big Ten championships and Rose ...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  9. Big Ten pick rewind: Championship game

    Adam Rittenberg

    Brian won the regular-season predictions contest and made me a poorer man Friday night at Harry and Izzy's in Indianapolis (at least he ordered pork chops, not steak). But when it came to the title game forecast, just call me Nostra-Rittenberg, as I ...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  10. Spartans feeling rosy after taking final step

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- How does a good team become a championship team? It starts with a message from the head coach to the defensive coordinator. "We need you down here," Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio told Pat Narduzzi. Narduzzi, the Spartans' d...

    Blog | December 08, 2013
  11. Miller has opportunity for Heisman moment

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller began the season as a top Heisman Trophy candidate. He could end it the same way. Miller likely can't win the Heisman on Saturday night against Michigan State in the Big Ten championship -- Flo...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  12. Notes from Mark Dantonio in Indy

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio called the Big Ten championship game "a life moment." Win or lose, Dantonio and his players will remember Saturday night for the rest of their lives. They hope it ends with a trophy and a guarante...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  13. B1G's lone bowl debate: Wings, Gator

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten's bowl lineup will be revealed Sunday night, and there shouldn't be much drama this season. Unless Ohio State crushes Michigan State in the Big Ten championship, the league should send two teams to BCS bowls. Ohio State is essentially ...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  14. Big Ten chat wrap: Dec. 5

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten chat came to you an hour earlier than normal, as we discussed the upcoming Big Ten championship game and much more. If you missed out, check out everything we had to say in the full transcript. It got a little ugly at the end -- thanks...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  15. What to watch in the Big Ten: Week 15

    Adam Rittenberg

    There's only one game on tap this week, but it's a very big one. Let's take a look at five things to watch in Saturday night's Big Ten championship game between No. 2 Ohio State and No. 10 Michigan State: 1. Something's gotta give: The nation's No...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  16. Big Ten chat: Today at 11 a.m. ET

    Adam Rittenberg

    After a week off for Thanksgiving, my Big Ten chat returns today, one hour earlier than normal. Join me to discuss the Big Ten championship game, Ohio State's national title hopes and more today at 11 a.m. ET. Looking forward to it. See you at 11....

    Blog | December 05, 2013