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  1. Early Big Ten-NFL free agent roundup

    Adam Rittenberg

    The wait is finally over for Big Ten players not selected in April's NFL draft. Free agent deals are finally taking place during a whirlwind week in the post-lockout NFL. We'll have additional updates as the day goes on, but here's a look at wh...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  2. Illinois OLB/DE Clay Nurse joining team

    Mike Rodak

    Illinois OLB/DE Clay Nurse will be joining the Patriots as an undrafted rookie free agent, reports Nurse on his Twitter account. Nurse started 13 games at defensive end for the Illini last season, finishing with 23 tackles and four sacks. At 6-...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  3. Big Ten position rankings: Defensive line

    Adam Rittenberg

    The position rankings move from offense to defense. We'll start with the group that has produced more Big Ten stars than any other position group in recent years. The Big Ten had five defensive linemen, all from different teams, selected in the fi...

    Blog | June 30, 2011
  4. Big Ten performances from NFLPA game

    Adam Rittenberg

    It took a little while, but I've managed to find the full statistics from Saturday's NFLPA all-star game, which pitted Team Texas against Team Nation. The Texas all-stars won 13-7, and nine Big Ten players participated in the game -- six for Team ...

    Blog | February 09, 2011
  5. Eight Big Ten players head to NFLPA game

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Senior Bowl on Saturday doesn't mark the end of the all-star season for Big Ten players. Eight players from Big Ten squads will head to San Antonio next week to prepare for the NFL Players Association all-star game that pits players from aroun...

    Blog | January 28, 2011
  6. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Don't forget: Big Ten chat is happening right now! Iowa players talk about the grueling workout that likely put 12 team members in the hospital, Tom Witosky writes in the Des Moines Register. Hawkeyes offensive lineman Julian Vandervelde tells th...

    Blog | January 26, 2011
  7. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Be sure to follow me on Twitter during the Big Ten coaches' teleconference, which begins right now. Not a Big Ten story per se, but a great look at former Denison University coach Keith Piper from The Columbus Dispatch's Todd Jones. Wisconsin l...

    Blog | November 09, 2010
  8. Big Ten Week 9 rewind/Week 10 preview

    Adam Rittenberg

    Time to press the rewind button on Week 9 before looking ahead to this week's games. Team of the week: Iowa. After two close losses filled with what-ifs, the Hawkeyes left nothing to chance Saturday afternoon at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa obliterated M...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  9. Illini show no fear in loss to OSU

    Scott Powers

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Back in August at the Big Ten Media Days, Illinois senior defensive lineman Clay Nurse sat at a circular table while surrounded by reporters and strongly defended his team when questioned about its past failures. After allowing Nu...

    Blog | October 02, 2010
  10. Two improved units meet in Champaign

    Adam Rittenberg

    There's a natural hesitation to draw definitive conclusions before Big Ten play, but it's safe to assume two things about Saturday's matchup at Illinois' Memorial Stadium. 1. Ohio State's offense is better 2. Illinois' defense is better This...

    Blog | September 28, 2010
  11. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Is it Saturday yet? Joe Paterno is reluctant to talk about his past with Alabama and Bear Bryant, Bernard Fernandez writes in the Philadelphia Daily News. The uncle of Penn State quarterback Rob Bolden will be rooting for Alabama on Saturday, Jer...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  12. Illinois hopes to overcome Mizzou blues

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Illinois-Missouri series goes on hiatus after Saturday's clash in St. Louis. For the men wearing orange helmets, it seems like the break can't come soon enough. Illinois has opened its season against the rival Tigers five times since 2002, inc...

    Blog | August 31, 2010
  13. Nuggets from Illinois practice

    Adam Rittenberg

    Bear with me here, as I promise I'll have posts on every Big Ten practice before the season. Up next are the Illinois Fighting Illini, who recently hosted the Big Ten Network preseason tour for two practices. I've reviewed the show, and here are some...

    Blog | August 25, 2010
  14. Video: Clay Nurse discusses the Illini

    Adam Rittenberg

    Adam Rittenberg talks with senior defensive lineman Clay Nurse of Illinois...

    Blog | August 11, 2010
  15. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Camps are up and running around the Big Ten. Hosting the first Big Ten football championship should pay off in a big way for Indianapolis, Jeff Rabjohns writes in The Indianapolis Star. Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez says six teams, not four, have ...

    Blog | August 06, 2010
  16. Opening camp: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    Schedule: First practice takes place Thursday at Memorial Stadium. First group hits the field at 4 p.m. ET and the second group at 5:30 p.m. ET. Team practices three times in Champaign before moving to Rantoul, Ill., on Aug. 9, for 15 workouts. Wh...

    Blog | August 04, 2010