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  1. Poll: Big Ten's third playoff candidate

    Adam Rittenberg

    The playoff era is here in college football, so feel free to do somersaults and backflips (no lawsuits if you get hurt). We're previewing the playoff and its top contenders today, and if you'd like to chat with Mark Schlabach, Brett McMurphy and Brad...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  2. Big Ten's lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Heading to Hawkeye Country later today. Any recommendations? Despite all the fun and games, Nebraska is a serious Big Ten contender, Sam McKewon writes. Huskers QB Ryker Fyfe brings an edge to the huddle. Despite losing Brock Vereen, Minnesota ...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  3. Big Ten rooting interests: Week 14

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's the penultimate version of rooting interests, the post that examines the Big Ten's contenders for three goals -- national championship, BCS at-large berth and division titles -- and what they should root for in the upcoming weekend of games. The...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  4. Big Ten rooting interests: Week 13

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're barely two weeks away from championship Saturday and bowl selection Sunday, so it's time once again for rooting interests. This post examines the Big Ten's contenders for three goals -- national championship, BCS at-large berth and division tit...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  5. Big Ten rooting interests: Week 12

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's time to check out the rooting interests around the Big Ten for Week 12. This post examines the Big Ten's contenders for certain goals -- national championship, BCS at-large berth and division titles -- and what they should root for in the upcomi...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  6. Big Ten rooting interests: Week 11

    Adam Rittenberg

    The regular season is winding down, which means rooting interests is back. For those unfamiliar with this post, it examines the Big Ten's contenders for certain goals -- national championship, BCS at-large berth and division titles -- and what they s...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  7. Growing B1G upper class boosts Buckeyes

    Adam Rittenberg

    The BCS title debate isn't necessarily about the teams stating their case at the podium, but the teams standing behind them. Each contender's schedule, both past and future, is under the microscope. The title hopefuls want the teams they've beaten...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  8. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Don't get picked off before checking out the links. After a late October surge, Minnesota considers itself a division title contender. Nebraska's brutal loss falls on coach Bo Pelini. A good breakdown of the Huskers' offensive problems by Sam M...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  9. Oklahoma emerges from under the radar with win over Notre Dame

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Sooners, who started the season outside the top 10, have the looks of a contender.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2013
  10. Small boost for MSU offense goes long way

    Adam Rittenberg

    Warning for Michigan State fans: This post might depress you, at least initially. But hear me out. If you're a glass-half-full person, you'll see that it won't take much for the Spartans to become a Big Ten title contender this season. It's no ...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  11. Contender or pretender: Penn State

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking a page from our friends at the ACC blog and examining whether certain Big Ten teams will be contenders or pretenders in the 2013 season. The series does not include Ohio State, Michigan or Nebraska -- three teams that, in our view, have ...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  12. Contender or pretender: Northwestern

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking a page from our friends at the ACC blog and starting a series that examines whether certain Big Ten teams will be contenders or pretenders in the 2013 season. The series won't include Ohio State, Michigan or Nebraska, three teams that, i...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  13. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Your questions, my answers. Jack from Arlington, Va., writes: Adam, you rightfully have Gerald Hodges as a top contender for B1G DPOY in 2012 after a standout performance in 2011, and Jordan Hill as an "other player to watch" after a solid, unde...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  14. Poll: The Big Ten's hottest team?

    Adam Rittenberg

    The season's decisive month is upon us, and everyone wants to handicap a crowded Big Ten title race. All six primary title contenders -- Penn State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Michigan State and Michigan -- have looked good at times this season...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  15. Looking at the routes to Indianapolis

    Adam Rittenberg

    As I found out Sunday afternoon on Twitter, everyone wants to know how their favorite Big Ten team can get to Indianapolis for the Dec. 3 league championship game. I've included what I believe to be the top six title contenders along with Iowa, which...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  16. Denard Robinson shaky in second half

    Adam Rittenberg

    As usual, Denard Robinson will appear on all the highlight shows tonight, thanks to his electrifying runs for the Michigan offense. But it's hard to buy Robinson as a complete quarterback -- or Michigan as a legitimate Big Ten title contender -- a...

    Blog | September 24, 2011