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  1. Defense, QB clarity in B1G scrimmages

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan's defense controlled play throughout the spring game Saturday at Michigan Stadium, echoing a theme throughout most of the league that day. Several Big Ten squads held scrimmages or open practices, and the defenses had the edge in most of ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  2. Snapping the streak: Michigan-Ohio State

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten is rooted in historic rivalries, but some of these series have been lopsided in recent years. We're taking a closer look at these games and whether things will change or remain the same in 2014. So far, you and I think the status quo w...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  3. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Last mail call before the weekend. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter. Join the 100K strong. Let's get started ... Bob from Cary, N.C., writes: How do we measure the competitive strength of East vs. West over time? My hunch is that over the n...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  4. Snapping the streak: Minnesota-Wisconsin

    Adam Rittenberg

    Borrowing an idea from our friends at the ACC blog, we're taking a look at some of the Big Ten's top rivalries and whether recent trends will continue or change during the 2014 season. The Big Ten has no shortage of rivalries, but we've identified se...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  5. Poll: Best B1G assistant coach addition

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson finds himself in an interesting position, even if he doesn't care (which he likely doesn't). Johnson was the overwhelming choice as the Big Ten's most significant assistant coach departure for leaving Pen...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  6. Ex-Iowa player sues over rhabdo effects

    Adam Rittenberg

    Remember rhabdo? About three years ago, 13 Iowa football players had to be hospitalized with a serious muscle disorder called rhabdomyolysis, a stress-induced syndrome they contracted after a grueling series of winter workouts. It became a major s...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  7. Recapping B1G coaching changes for 2014

    Adam Rittenberg

    Non-Minnesota fans might have missed Friday's official announcement that Mike Sherels has been promoted to Gophers linebackers coach after serving on the team's recruiting staff. Sherels is the first new assistant Jerry Kill has hired in his Minnesot...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  8. Spring position breakdown: Specialists

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with every Big Ten team entering the spring. The series wraps up with the specialists. Illinois:The Illini might not be exceptional in the kicking game, but they're in better shape than they were when ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  9. B1G spring position breakdown: DB

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with every Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the defensive backs. Illinois: The secondary returns mostly intact from 2013, as Illinois returns starters at both cornerback spots (V'Angelo Bentl...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  10. B1G spring position breakdown: DL

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the defensive lines. Illinois: This is a significant concern for the Illini, especially after the recent departure of Houston Bates, who started las...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  11. Big Ten's lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Alright, alright, alright ... Nebraska coach Bo Pelini talks spring ball and more with Steven Sipple and Tom Shatel. Maryland linebacker Matt Robinson is finally healthy entering his final season. Michigan's offensive line fix could end with ...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  12. B1G spring position breakdown: WR/TE

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. The wide receivers and tight ends are up next. Illinois: The Illini are looking for more from this group after losing top target Steve Hull, who exploded lat...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  13. Big Ten's top combine performers, Part II

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2014 NFL scouting combine is all wrapped up, and the countdown to the draft has begun. Monday, we looked at how Big Ten offensive players performed in the key drills. Now it's time to see how the defenders -- linemen, linebackers and defensive ba...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  14. Spring brings fresh starts around Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    Spring football kicks off earlier than normal in the Big Ten, as Michigan takes the field Tuesday, Northwestern follows Wednesday and eight other squads begin their sessions by March 8. The accelerated schedules seem appropriate in a league filled...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  15. Five B1G groups that need strong springs

    Adam Rittenberg

    Believe it or not, spring football in the Big Ten is just around the corner. Several teams moved up their spring practice dates, and three of them -- Maryland, Michigan and Northwestern -- will take the field next week. Spring ball is all about de...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  16. Poll: Big Ten's top impact recruit in 2014

    Adam Rittenberg

    Earlier today, we listed 10 incoming Big Ten recruits -- five here and five here -- who we think could make an immediate impact during the 2014 season. Part of this is based on talent and part on position need, as projecting how first-year players pe...

    Blog | February 13, 2014