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  1. State of the program: Northwestern Wildcats

    Adam Rittenberg

    As spring practice approaches, we're taking a snapshot of the state of each Big Ten program. We're evaluating recent performance, won-loss trends, coaching, current personnel and future personnel. Up next: the Northwestern Wildcats 2014 record:...

    Blog | February 17, 2015
  2. The Big Ten's New Year's Six candidates

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten had mixed results during the BCS era, making more appearances (29) than any other league but finishing with only one national title and a 14-15 overall record. The New Year's Six era, while still in its infancy, has been promising for the...

    Blog | February 10, 2015
  3. Better depth is B1G's path to sustained respect

    Adam Rittenberg

    The ceaseless debate over conference strength waged here and in other forums ultimately centers on one question: How many teams in League X are capable of winning a national championship in Season Y? The Big Ten entered the 2014 season with what m...

    Blog | February 09, 2015
  4. Offseason to-do list: Northwestern

    Adam Rittenberg

    Sadly, it's the offseason, and we're examining three items each Big Ten team must address before the 2015 season kicks off in September. Up next is Northwestern, which enters a critical offsason after two years without making a bowl game. 1. Devel...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  5. Big Ten collecting elite QB talent for 2015

    Adam Rittenberg

    A dispiriting drought ended for the Big Ten on Monday night in Arlington, Texas. Another could end in April 2016 at an yet-to-be-determined location. Ohio State's victory against Oregon gave the the Big Ten its first national championship since th...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  6. Big Ten's second act worth watching

    Adam Rittenberg

    The great thing about the college football season is that until it ends, there is a chance to change the story. Players, coaches, teams and even leagues can have a second act. The Big Ten's first act in 2014 was a tragedy or comedy -- probably bot...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  7. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    On a Sunday night conference call with reporters, six days before another measuring-stick game for his team, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio provided a dose of perspective. "Win or lose, you know, we still have a lot of football games ahead of ...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  8. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 1

    Adam Rittenberg

    Five lessons from the opening week of Big Ten play. 1. Familiar issues preventing Wisconsin from next step: The Badgers had a wonderful chance to springboard themselves into the playoff conversation, as they had a young LSU team down 24-7 in the t...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  9. Elite QBs could be missing piece for B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    Urban Meyer couldn't believe it. Meyer hasn't spent his entire career in the Big Ten, but the Ohio State coach has a pretty good handle on the quarterback landscape in college football. Informed last month that a Big Ten quarterback hadn't been se...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  10. Penn State Nittany Lions season preview

    Adam Rittenberg

    Previewing the 2014 season for the Penn State Nittany Lions. 2013 overall record: 7-5 (4-4 Big Ten) Key returnees: Christian Hackenberg, QB; Bill Belton, RB; Zach Zwinak, RB; Donovan Smith, OT; Jesse James, TE; Deion Barnes, DE; ...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  11. Wildcats expect to weather latest storm

    Adam Rittenberg

    KENOSHA, Wis. -- Northwestern's practice Thursday began with some players, mostly baritone offensive linemen, singing Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a prayer." It ended with the annual watermelon eating contest. The Wildcats didn't exactly look like a team...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  12. Venric Mark's transfer stunner for Wildcats

    Adam Rittenberg

    After a season of bad breaks (and often bad play) and a spring under national scrutiny, Northwestern hoped its toughest days were in the past. But Wednesday proved to be a very tough day for the program, as standout running back Venric Mark announ...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  13. Preseason position preview: WR/TE

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wide receiver has been a bit of an albatross for the Big Ten, although last season brought a mini renaissance with four 1,000-yard receivers and another (Illinois' Steve Hull) who nearly got there (993 yards). The bad news is all five of those player...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  14. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Geniessen Sie die Mittags links. A good look inside the Big Ten's officiating clinic from Joe Rexrode. Michigan State assistant Harlon Barnett on the Oregon game: "We're gonna show up. I promise you we'll show up." Penn State QB Christian Hack...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  15. Player list for Big Ten media days

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's getting closer, folks. The 2014 season will be here before you know it, and Big Ten media days are less than three weeks away. The league today released the list of players who will be on hand at the Hilton Chicago on July 28-29 for media day...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  16. The B1G's most underrated position group

    Adam Rittenberg

    It goes against the offensive lineman's credo to crave attention. Despite his size, he would rather go undetected, often a strong indicator that he's doing his job well. Indiana's offensive linemen are no exception. They don't seek out the spotlig...

    Blog | June 26, 2014