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  1. Spartans begin defining road stretch

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's only fitting that Michigan State's first road game takes place in the state of Indiana. Like every Big Ten team, Michigan State wants to reach Indianapolis on Dec. 3 for the inaugural conference championship game. And after claiming a share o...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  2. Big Ten teams not eligible for bowl game can't play in title game...

    Adam Rittenberg

    A Big Ten team unable to play in a postseason bowl game because of league or NCAA sanctions will not be eligible to play in the conference championship game.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2011
  3. Indy to permanently host Big Ten football title game; Basketball ...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Indianapolis has prevailed in the campaign to become the permanent host of the new Big Ten football championship game.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2011
  4. Big Ten seems unlikely to change name

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten has some big-ticket items to tackle later this summer: division alignment, conference scheduling and a potential conference championship game, to name a few. To me, these topics carry far more weight than deciding the name of the confe...

    Blog | June 30, 2010
  5. Projecting the Big Ten bowls

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Much like the conference championship, the Big Ten bowl picture remains a bit blurry heading into the final week of the regular season. Here's what we know, what we don't know and what we might know at this point....

    Blog | November 17, 2008
  6. Huskers on league title drought: 'It's time'

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Bo Pelini has relayed a simple message to Nebraska's players this offseason. It's time. After no conference championships since 1999, Nebraska is focused on ending the drought in its second year as a Big Ten member. Although several ...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  7. Cousins, Wilson spark uplifting title game

    Adam Rittenberg

    Consider it an early Christmas gift for a league that could use some good tidings. The inaugural Big Ten championship game allows the conference to put its best foot forward after a year where little went right. A rough 2011 began, fittingly, o...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  8. Big Ten removes Joe Paterno's name from championship trophy

    Adam Rittenberg

    In light of the child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State, Joe Paterno's name has been removed from the new Big Ten championship trophy, the conference announced Monday.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2011
  9. Thoughts on Big Ten championship trophy

    Adam Rittenberg

    PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- I made the drive out to Big Ten headquarters Wednesday to check out the piece of hardware all 12 conference squads will be gunning for this season. The Stagg-Paterno Big Ten championship trophy. My first thought: very, very ...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  10. New Big Ten finally on display this week

    Adam Rittenberg

    Every college football season brings new faces and new storylines, but the Big Ten hasn't had a makeover like this before. The conference will feature a new member (Nebraska), new divisions (Legends and Leaders) and a new championship game, the fi...

    Blog | August 29, 2011
  11. Q&A: Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten's 116th football season will be like none other in its storied history. Nebraska arrives as the conference's 12th member, and the Big Ten will introduce division play and a football championship game. There's good news off the field as...

    Blog | August 08, 2011
  12. Nebraska addition helps B1G's title push

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten is tired of tipping its cap to its rival conference, but there's an important lesson to be learned from the SEC's dominant run. Five consecutive national championships are remarkable, but what's even more impressive is that four differ...

    Blog | August 08, 2011
  13. Weigh in on the new Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    A 12-team Big Ten. A football championship game. Nine conference games per year. Things certainly are changing in the Big Ten, and here's your chance to weigh in on all of it. The folks at SportsNation are taking votes on several Big Ten-relate...

    Blog | August 03, 2010
  14. Wrapping up Day 1 of Big Ten media days

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- It was a very eventful first day of Big Ten media days, as we found out quite a bit more about division alignment, future conference scheduling and a football championship game, not to mention a little too much information about Joe Patern...

    Blog | August 02, 2010
  15. A Big Ten title game without expansion?

    Adam Rittenberg

    As we all know by now, NCAA bylaws state that in order to hold a championship game in football, a conference must have 12 members. So for the Big Ten to hold its title game in Indianapolis, Detroit, Chicago or Sheboygan, a 12th member must be adde...

    Blog | March 24, 2010
  16. Louisville had no peers in C-USA

    Adam Rittenberg

    Playing its home games only yards from Churchill Downs, Louisville proved to be nothing short of a sure bet.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2004