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  1. B1G spring position breakdown: DL

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the defensive lines. Illinois: This is a significant concern for the Illini, especially after the recent departure of Houston Bates, who started las...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  2. Big Ten schools focus on student turnout

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's not surprising that Big Ten athletic directors spent part of their meeting last week discussing football attendance, a growing concern despite the sport's surging popularity. The real surprise: How much the ADs focused on a group whose devoti...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  3. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Whipping around the Big Ten on a cold fall day. As history has shown, Ohio State's spot in the initial BCS standings isn't cause for concern, Doug Lesmerises writes. Michigan is best off letting QB Devin Gardner run wild on offense, Shawn Winds...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  4. Wilson, O'Brien want to keep pedal down

    Adam Rittenberg

    You know times have changed when Big Ten coaches are getting defensive about playing up-tempo offense, but that's exactly the case. SEC kingpin Nick Saban and SEC newcomer Benedict Bret Bielema made headlines last month when they raised concerns a...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  5. Michigan still trying to regain its mystique

    Adam Rittenberg

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- All players who walk through the door to Schembechler Hall understand what Michigan once was. They merely have to keep their eyes and ears open. Many college coaches, even those at traditional power programs, concern themselves...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  6. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    I dare type it, but spring might be finally here. Iowa's open practice in Des Moines is finally official. An experienced linebacker corps looks like the strength of the Hawkeyes' defense. Linebacker depth at Linebacker U is a concern as recruit...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  7. PSU enters spring with good depth, health

    Adam Rittenberg

    When the NCAA leveled severe sanctions against Penn State last summer and made it easy for players to transfer, roster depth became an immediate short-term concern. It almost certainly looked to be a long-term problem. How would Penn State fare wi...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  8. Barry Alvarez says Big Ten expanded in part to keep Penn State Ni...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten's recent additions of Maryland and Rutgers were motivated in part by a concern of losing Penn State to another league, according to Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2012
  9. Braxton Miller cleared after hospital visit

    Adam Rittenberg

    Hear that huge sigh of relief? It's coming from the state of Ohio. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is fine after leaving Saturday's game against Purdue in an ambulance. The team says Miller was taken to a local hospital because of concerns o...

    Blog | October 20, 2012
  10. Stanford transfer joins Wildcats secondary

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern's struggles in the secondary are well documented and hardly exclusive to the 2011 season. After losing three starters, including first-team All-Big Ten safety Brian Peters, the group is a ginormous area of concern entering the season. ...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  11. Ferguson's progress excites Illini coach

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois coach Tim Beckman called the team's running back depth a major concern entering spring practice. "We've only got really three running backs on scholarships," Beckman told ESPN.com in March. "I've never been at a place where there hasn't ...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  12. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Husker Country today, Hawkeye Country tomorrow. Wonder if I'll get stopped at customs. Nate from Easley, S.C., writes: I really like the idea of a spring scrimmage but, other than injuries, I have one major concern. The current system is slanted ...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  13. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    The final three Big Ten squads hit the practice field this week. Got spring fever yet? Bill O'Brien finally gets a chance to coach as Penn State opens spring practice today. A look at O'Brien's spring to-do list and his biggest concern. Penn Stat...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  14. Illinois lowers some football ticket prices

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas cited declining football attendance as a concern when announcing the dismissal of Ron Zook and the hiring of Tim Beckman. Illinois' average football attendance has slipped from 59,545 in 2009 to 54,188 in 201...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  15. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    For most people, Friday's just the day before the weekend. But after this Friday, the neighborhood'll never be the same. Cass from Parts Unknown writes: With the preservation of the Rose Bowl being of such concern and the weather getting worse an...

    Blog | February 10, 2012
  16. Big Ten COP/C statement on Penn State

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors released the following statement on the situation at Penn State after meeting this week. It reads: The Big Ten Presidents and Chancellors express their sincere concern for any harm done to innocent yo...

    Blog | December 08, 2011