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  1. Wildcats expect to weather latest storm

    Adam Rittenberg

    KENOSHA, Wis. -- Northwestern's practice Thursday began with some players, mostly baritone offensive linemen, singing Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a prayer." It ended with the annual watermelon eating contest. The Wildcats didn't exactly look like a team...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  2. B1G coaches see playoff as equalizer

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- The preseason primping in college football is over. The beauty contest has been canceled. If the playoff selection committee does its job, nothing that is said, written or ranked between now and early October will matter. And that's a v...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  3. Big Ten pick rewind: Championship game

    Adam Rittenberg

    Brian won the regular-season predictions contest and made me a poorer man Friday night at Harry and Izzy's in Indianapolis (at least he ordered pork chops, not steak). But when it came to the title game forecast, just call me Nostra-Rittenberg, as I ...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  4. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    The mail comes to you a little early today as I'll have coverage of the Big Ten spring meetings this afternoon. Badger in Columbus from Columbus, Ohio, writes: Please explain giving the edge to Washington over Wisconsin. If it was a contest of whi...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  5. Alvarez: No more FCS games for B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten is opening the door to November night games and earlier league contests, and it's slamming the door on FCS competition. Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez, speaking Tuesday night on his radio show, said the Big Ten ADs have agre...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  6. Earlier league games on agenda for B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten has more pressing items to decide than when to play conference games, including how many league contests (nine versus 10), the new division alignment and a new bowl lineup. But the prospect of scheduling league games earlier in the sea...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  7. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Let's do this ... Bill from Plowville, Pa., writes: After the OSU-Neb game, I felt OSU had a good chance of going undefeated, with their only remaining contest to endanger that prospect coming at PSU. With PSU, Wisc, and UM all apparently beginnin...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  8. Previewing the B1G afternoon games

    Adam Rittenberg

    Let's take a quick look at the two Big Ten contests on tap this afternoon: Illinois (2-3, 0-1 Big Ten) at Wisconsin (3-2, 0-1), 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC regional/ESPN2 mirror: Both of these teams already have reached a critical juncture in their seasons ...

    Blog | October 06, 2012
  9. Bo Pelini leaves game in ambulance

    Adam Rittenberg

    Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini left Saturday's game in an ambulance after flu-like symptoms forced him from the sideline of today's game at Memorial Stadium. Pelini, 44, had his pulse checked by the team doctor in the first half of the contest agai...

    Blog | September 15, 2012
  10. Pac-12 territory treacherous for B1G teams

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten's struggles in the Rose Bowl Game are well documented -- only one win (Ohio State in 2010) in the past nine contests -- but the league's problems in Pac-12 territory stretch far beyond Pasadena. While most Big Ten players and most Big ...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  11. Top Big Ten games to watch in 2012

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're just two days away from the 2012 college football season, and it's time to check out the top Big Ten games to watch this fall, in chronological order. Here are 12 contests you don't want to miss ... Friday Boise State at Michigan State...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  12. Kick times, TV for B1G's Pac-12 road games

    Adam Rittenberg

    In case you missed the announcement from Thursday, details have been finalized for three games featuring Big Ten teams traveling to Pac-12 venues. All three contests take place in Week 2, as Nebraska, Wisconsin and Illinois all venture far from home....

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  13. ABC sets three Big Ten kickoff times

    Adam Rittenberg

    ABC on Tuesday finalized kickoff times for three marquee contests featuring Big Ten teams this fall. Mark your calendars: Michigan versus Alabama (at Arlington, Texas) will kick off at 8 p.m. ET on Sept. 1 Wisconsin at Nebraska will kick off...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  14. Big Ten ADs want league champs protected

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- The SEC champion has an unofficial reserved spot in the national championship game because of the league's unprecedented run in winning those contests. Big Ten athletic directors want to make sure their league champion, which hasn't hoi...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  15. Huskers closing in on A&M for 'GameDay'

    Adam Rittenberg

    Nebraska's distaste of all things Texas has subsided a bit now that the Huskers are in the Big Ten. The Huskers won't be regularly competing with Texas and Texas A&M on the gridiron any longer. But in the contest to bring ESPN's "College GameD...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  16. B1G homecoming kickoff times announced

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten on Thursday announced kickoff times for all 12 homecoming contests. Two of these games -- Wisconsin at Nebraska and Nebraska at Ohio State -- were announced as part of the prime-time schedule, while two others, Illinois at Michigan and Mi...

    Blog | May 03, 2012