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  1. Jerian Grant, Irish have ingredients for special run

    Adam Rittenberg

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The statement home wins against ranked opponents aren't new to Notre Dame. Neither are the take-control seniors or the big comebacks. It's the combination of qualities that could propel the Fighting Irish to unchartered ground ...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
  2. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    College basketball season is over in the state of Michigan, but the party continues in Wisconsin. Ready for some spring football links? Here ya go ... Great news: Indiana WR Isaac Griffith is back in school and soon could return to the footbal...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  3. Badgers ride emotion into Sweet 16

    Adam Rittenberg

    MILWAUKEE -- The machine is consistent, reliable and unflappable. Bo Ryan's Wisconsin team operates on autopilot, humming along, a monotone of winning. But basketball games, particularly those in the NCAA tournament, require teams to respond to em...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  4. Michigan poised for another tourney run

    Adam Rittenberg

    MILWAUKEE -- When the graphic of Michigan's 79-65 win against Texas flashed on the big screen in the Wolverines' locker room, Derrick Walton Jr. recoiled in amazement. "Eight assists!" Walton told fellow guard Caris LeVert. Nik Stauskas, who ga...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  5. Big Ten defenses will be put to the test

    Adam Rittenberg

    MILWAUKEE -- Both Michigan and Wisconsin had their share of defensive doubters entering the NCAA tournament. The two Big Ten representatives silenced them, at least for a day, by effectively making one of the baskets disappear at the BMO Harris Bradl...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  6. Texas' team commitment pays off in end

    Adam Rittenberg

    MILWAUKEE -- Many teams create watchwords before the season or the NCAA tournament, corny but commendable slogans that look good on dry-erase boards or in Twitter hashtags. Few teams follow through on them. Even fewer do so the way Texas did Thurs...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  7. Badgers know they need to make a run

    Adam Rittenberg

    MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin players found themselves in a slightly awkward place Wednesday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, occupying the locker room belonging to their in-state rival, Marquette. Splashed across the gold-and-blue walls were names, num...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  8. Relieved Buckeyes escape Madison

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- The occasion called for euphoria, but there was only relief for Ohio State. As Buckeyes coach Thad Matta walked to the locker room, minutes after recording only his second win at the Kohl Center, he passed assistant Greg Paulus an...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  9. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    The men's college basketball season is over and the Big Ten's title drought continues, but spring football marches onward. Link time ... Jack Hoffman's story has captured the nation after his touchdown run at Nebraska's spring game. Coach Bo P...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  10. Penn State's Drake, Thomas cited in fight

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State football players Curtis Drake and Derrick Thomas are among four Nittany Lions athletes charged with disorderly conduct in a Feb. 28 fight in State College. Basketball players Taran Buie and Tre Bowman also have been charged along with t...

    Blog | March 31, 2011
  11. Buckeyes' backcourt too much for Gophers

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Evan Turner carried Ohio State into the Big Ten tournament championship game. His teammates did the rest. With Turner's help, of course. Turner still played a huge role in a 90-61 win against Minnesota, but backcourt mates David...

    Blog | March 14, 2010
  12. At the half: Ohio State 33, Minnesota 30

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- After a sluggish start from both teams, things picked up toward the end of the half, and Devoe Joseph's 3-pointer at the buzzer keeps things close entering the break. Quick thoughts at halftime: Evan Turner is a tough defensive...

    Blog | March 14, 2010
  13. A look at the Big Ten tournament final

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- After an entertaining week of games at Conseco Fieldhouse, top seed Ohio State and No. 6 seed Minnesota meet today to decide the Big Ten tournament championship. Here's a quick look at the matchup: No. 1 seed Ohio State vs. No. ...

    Blog | March 14, 2010
  14. Gophers, Boilers put best, worst on display

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Minnesota is showing this week that there's always time to put your best foot forward. The Gophers' three-game run at the Big Ten tournament is their best stretch of the season, hands down. They beat Michigan State on Friday for th...

    Blog | March 13, 2010
  15. Big men help Gophers toward big dance

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Of all the close losses Minnesota endured this season, two stand out. The Gophers endured 1-point losses to both Michigan State and Purdue on their home court in Minneapolis. When quality wins mean everything, falling just short ag...

    Blog | March 13, 2010
  16. Trash talk fuels Turner as OSU marches on

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- A word of advice for Ohio State's upcoming opponents in the NCAA tournament. Think twice before talking trash, especially to superstar Evan Turner. Brian Spurlock/US PresswireOhio State's Evan Turner turned in another sol...

    Blog | March 13, 2010