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  1. Notre Dame Fighting Irish can get right back in the College Footb...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Notre Dame joined a growing and impressive club of one-loss teams that all harbor playoff hopes. Much like Oregon, TCU, Georgia, Alabama and Michigan State before them, the Fighting Irish must rise to the challenge and keep their hopes of contention on course.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2014
  2. Todd Gurley suspension muddles Heisman Trophy race

    Adam Rittenberg

    The College Football Playoff picture became much cloudier after Week 6. Four days later, the Heisman Trophy race is suddenly wide-open. Nothing had stopped Todd Gurley this season. The Georgia running back either ran past or through anyone in his ...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  3. Jim Delany disappointed in Big Ten's showing Saturday

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany expressed disappointment in the league's results Saturday but doesn't think the door is closed for a Big Ten team to reach the inaugural College Football Playoff.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2014
  4. Pumping brakes on UW's preseason hype

    Adam Rittenberg

    Melvin Gordon passed up the NFL draft, where he likely would have been the first running back selected, in order to lead Wisconsin to the first College Football Playoff. It's an admirable pursuit and one that endears Gordon to Badgers fans even mo...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  5. Schedule challenges remain for B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The SEC and ACC think eight is great, but the Big Ten has no plans to go back on its move to nine league games beginning in the 2016 season. The Big Ten isn't ignoring the upcoming college football playoff and the potential paths...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  6. UW's Alvarez talks playoff procedures

    Adam Rittenberg

    All the chatter about SEC schedule models and stolen crab legs overshadowed some important news about the upcoming College Football Playoff, especially how the selection committee will pick the top four teams. Colleague Brett McMurphy has a helpful p...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  7. Is Wisconsin B1G's only Playoff sleeper?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Colleague Travis Haney recently compiled a list of sleeper teams to make the initial College Football Playoff, selecting one from each major league. Wisconsin got the nod as the Big Ten's sleeper, as Haney noted Wisconsin's consistency on both sides ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  8. Big Ten chat: today at noon ET

    Adam Rittenberg

    I had a good excuse for missing last week's chat (birth of my son), but I will be there to talk Big Ten football with you today at noon ET. Want to recap the first half? Look ahead to the second half? Discuss the College Football Playoff selection co...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  9. Alvarez, Osborne home runs for committee

    Adam Rittenberg

    The College Football Playoff selection committee has been revealed, so let the criticism/debate/snark begin. It's OK. It's what we do in a sport shaped so largely by subjectivity. Whether it's the polls, the BCS standings or the selection process ...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  10. College Football Playoff selection committee expected to be final...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The selection committee for the upcoming College Football Playoff is expected to be finalized by the end of the 2013 season, possibly before the regular season concludes in early December.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2013
  11. Poll: AD to rep B1G on Playoff committee

    Adam Rittenberg

    Everyone wants to know who will serve on the College Football Playoff selection committee. Well, colleague Brett McMurphy has provided a clue. He reported Wednesday that current FBS athletic directors will be part of the committee. Current conference...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  12. Ferentz: Hard to envision not playing ISU

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten scheduling paradigm is shifting, both within and outside the league. More conference games are on the way, and the Big Ten has urged its members to upgrade their non-league schedules, mindful of the upcoming College Football Playoff. W...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  13. Osborne likes Legends panel to pick Playoff

    Adam Rittenberg

    The name, game sites and logo for the upcoming College Football Playoff are set. Now comes the most important piece of the puzzle: the selection committee. Everyone wants to know who will have the important and unenviable task of choosing the fiel...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  14. Midwest venues will consider title game bid

    Adam Rittenberg

    Only two venues bid on the opportunity to host the first championship game of the new College Football Playoff: Tampa and Arlington, Texas. You don't have to be a geography expert to know neither is located anywhere near Big Ten territory. Not sur...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  15. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Happy college football playoff naming day. Lee Barfknecht writes that despite Monday's news, realignment might not be over, especially in the Big Ten. Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman weighs in on potential realignment quiet, proposed divisio...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  16. Presidential oversight committee to be presented multiple options...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The conference commissioners who have been working on a four-team playoff to determine college football's national champion plan to present the BCS presidential oversight committee multiple formats from which to choose.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2012