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  1. Several forces hurting Buckeyes schedule

    Adam Rittenberg

    Any conversation about Ohio State's national championship chances inevitably traces back to the Buckeyes' schedule. The slate is the main reason why Urban Meyer's team sits at No. 3 in the BCS standings, despite a 9-0 record and a 21-game winning ...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  2. Delany: New system needs public support

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- When Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany met with the league's football coaches to discuss the inevitable shift in the postseason model, the conversation went like this. Coaches: Commissioner, why are we doing this? Delany: We're doing i...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  3. Indiana's Wilson fighting for credibility

    Adam Rittenberg

    In his first year as Indiana's head coach, Kevin Wilson took a standoffish position about how the team was viewed from the outside. In our conversations, he never hesitated to point out where Brian Bennett and I had his Hoosiers projected on the B...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  4. Controversy overshadows PSU-OSU clash

    Adam Rittenberg

    The conversation between two coaches began Monday with a standard question. Luke Fickell asked Tom Bradley how he was doing. "I kind of chuckled," Bradley said. "[Fickell] knew what I meant because he had the same thing." Fickell started lau...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  5. Blackshirts to finally get Big 3 on field

    Adam Rittenberg

    Any conversation about the lofty expectations for Nebraska's defense in 2011 traced back to three players: DT Jared Crick, LB Lavonte David and CB Alfonzo Dennard. All three earned All-Big 12 honors in 2010, and both Crick and David earned second-...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  6. Q&A: Spartans' OC Dan Roushar, Part II

    Adam Rittenberg

    Here's the second half of my conversation with new Michigan State offensive coordinator Dan Roushar. Also check out Part I. It seems like in the Big Ten, it all starts with the offensive line. Where do you see that group going and what needs to...

    Blog | February 04, 2011
  7. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    A realtor's just a ninja in a blazer. Former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr says his conversation with Morgan Trent was misrepresented in a book, Angelique Chengelis writes in The Detroit News. Not surprisingly, Missouri officials are having interna...

    Blog | May 11, 2010
  8. Is Big Ten weather just a big myth?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Every conversation about Big Ten football inevitably includes something about the weather. The weather factors into coaching strategy, style of play, recruiting, the fan experience and the league's lore. It's such a big deal that "Big Ten weather"...

    Blog | March 31, 2010
  9. Iowa offense has ability to catch fire

    Adam Rittenberg

    Here's a conversation I've had with several casual college football fans the last few days. Me: One of the Big Ten's more exciting offenses will take the field Tuesday night. Them: Where? Is Michigan holding an impromptu scrimmage with Purdue i...

    Blog | January 05, 2010
  10. Posey quickly blossoms for Buckeyes

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg DeVier Posey remembers the conversation like it happened yesterday. "Hey, how you doing?" Posey asked Terrelle Pryor. "We've played each other many times in the AAU circuit in basketball." Pryor already k...

    Blog | November 11, 2009
  11. Big Ten picks rewind: Week 10

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg (Conversation with self) Do I have to? Yes, or the users won't respect you. Do they respect me now? Not after those picks. So why do I need to torture yourself? Just get it over with, you big baby. Nee...

    Blog | November 10, 2009
  12. Iowa's Sash leads takeaway parade

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg A secondary knows it has things rolling when two of its members have a conversation like the one Tyler Sash and Brett Greenwood had on the Iowa bench last Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium. Iowa led 28-3 over I...

    Blog | September 17, 2009
  13. Michigan's young defenders step up

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Watching Michigan's defense continue to stifle Western Michigan, I can't help but think back to my conversation with senior defensive end Brandon Graham earlier this week. Asked about bei...

    Blog | September 05, 2009
  14. Video: Conversation with Terrelle Pryor

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor sits down with ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit....

    Blog | May 06, 2009
  15. Texas' Brown in top form as countdown begins

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Mack Brown still gets nervous, even if he doesn't show it. When Brown met the media this morning, the Texas head coach recalled a conversation he had with coaching legend Darrell K. Roya...

    Blog | January 04, 2009
  16. Video: Conversation with Joe Paterno

    Adam Rittenberg

    Joe Paterno talks to ESPN's Chris Fowler about his coaching future and past....

    Blog | January 01, 2009