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  1. Rich Rodriguez, Dan Mullen, James Franklin discuss coaches' custo...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Coaches such as Rich Rodriguez, Dan Mullen, David Shaw and James Franklin discuss the free-flow of ideas with other staffs.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2014
  2. Delany: 'No buyer's remorse' with Rutgers

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Arguably no major-conference school has generated more negative headlines in the past 14 months than Rutgers, leading to a common question among fans and media members: Does the Big Ten regret inviting the State University of New Je...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  3. B1G-SEC games scarce as Tide nix series

    Adam Rittenberg

    Throughout the SEC's historic run, a common complaint in this space questioned the SEC's apparent reluctance to play games in Big Ten territory. The theory certainly had legs. Other than a handful of teams -- Vanderbilt, Alabama and, most recently...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  4. Diving into the lingering playoff details

    Adam Rittenberg

    "The devil is in the details." It has been the most common phrase used by commissioners during the BCS postseason meetings. Even after Wednesday's historic announcement about an endorsed four-team playoff, commissioners cautioned that many details...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  5. Iowa, UW must leverage NFL draft success

    Adam Rittenberg

    One of the most common questions I get from both Iowa fans and Wisconsin fans -- usually around national signing day or whenever we post recruiting rankings -- is why their teams can't land more nationally elite prospects. Then, they point to the ...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  6. Iowa's Kirk Ferentz to take arctic plunge

    Adam Rittenberg

    If I made a list of Big Ten coaches most likely to jump in freezing water outside a casino in Iowa in late January, Kirk Ferentz wouldn't be near the top. Ferentz and Johnny Knoxville don't have much in common. But the Iowa head coach on Saturd...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  7. Borges, Robinson find common ground

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're kicking off our Allstate Sugar Bowl coverage today with a piece I wrote on how Michigan first-year offensive coordinator Al Borges adjusted to the personnel he inherited, namely Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson. Borges, who has run a pro-...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  8. Al Borges adjusts with Michigan Wolverines

    Adam Rittenberg

    Al Borges, known for applying drastic changes to the offenses he inherits, has found common ground with Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2011
  9. Ferentz-to-NFL rumors sure to crank up

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Kirk Ferentz-to-NFL rumors are as common to December as holiday shopping and frost on your windshield. They had died down for a year or two, but now they're back. The Kansas City Chiefs' firing of coach Todd Haley earlier Monday once again ...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  10. Key to The Game: Talent or passion?

    Adam Rittenberg

    As Big Ten blog loyalists know, I rarely let Rich Rodriguez off the hook for Michigan's struggles the past three seasons, but I also came to his defense about one common criticism. (After all, someone needed to defend for RichRod. Ba-dum-ching! I'...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  11. Can Bauserman be more than average Joe?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Aside from being a right-handed quarterback, Joe Bauserman has very little in common with the man he has backed up the past two seasons. Terrelle Pryor was flashy, talented and a bit troubled. He dominated the headlines both before and during his ...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  12. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 4

    Adam Rittenberg

    Five lessons from the week that was in the Big Ten. 1. The Big Ten can pile it on: Lopsided scores are common throughout college football in September, but the Big Ten had stayed away from the really insane points totals until Saturday. Wisconsin ...

    Blog | September 26, 2010
  13. Differences aside, Terrelle Pryor and Ricky Stanzi share same goa...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Despite the differences between Iowa's Ricky Stanzi and Ohio State's Terrelle Pryor, both quarterbacks face similar pressure at their respective schools and share a common goal.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2010
  14. Homecoming kick times, UW-Illinois move games

    Adam Rittenberg

    Several Big Ten teams today announced kickoff times for their Homecoming games this season.You'll notice a common theme (high noon, people!). Without further ado ... Oct. 2: Northwestern at Minnesota, noon ET Oct. 9: Illinois at Penn State, no...

    Blog | May 04, 2010
  15. Masoli's bruising style a hit with teammates

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOS ANGELES -- Two common assumptions are proved wrong by one Oregon player. Oregon, like other Pac-10 teams, thrives on finesse and isn't known for being physical. Quarterbacks generally shy away from contact, leaving the messy stuff to runnin...

    Blog | December 30, 2009
  16. Toon trying to shape own legacy at Wisconsin

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg MADISON, Wis. -- The music catches you off guard. Ringback tones are common with cell phones these days. If you call several of Nick Toon's coaches at Wisconsin, you'll hear House of Pain's "J...

    Blog | April 07, 2009