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  1. Prospect: B1G must recruit harder, like SEC

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten's 11-season national championship drought, coinciding with the SEC's ascent to the top of college football, has placed the spotlight on recruiting in both leagues. SEC fans point to crystal footballs, surging population and dominance i...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  2. Big Ten's Super Bowl XLVII connections

    Adam Rittenberg

    As colleague Brett McMurphy tweeted earlier today, the SEC leads all conferences with 23 players on the two Super Bowl rosters (based on 2012 conference membership). But the Big Ten isn't too far behind. The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Raven...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  3. Big Ten undrafted free agent signings

    Adam Rittenberg

    Several Big Ten players who didn't hear their names called in New York during the weekend still received some good news about their football futures. As soon as the NFL draft concluded, the undrafted free agent scramble began. Here's an initial li...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  4. Q&A: Illinois OC Paul Petrino

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois set team records for points scored (423) and points per game (32.5) in Paul Petrino's first season as offensive coordinator. Here's the scary part: Petrino thinks the unit can be even better this fall. Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase is...

    Blog | August 17, 2011
  5. Continuity helps Illinois offense this spring

    Adam Rittenberg

    Aside from Wisconsin's record-setting unit, no Big Ten offense ended the 2010 season playing better than Illinois. The Illini eclipsed 530 offensive yards three times in their final five games, averaging 492.4 yards during the stretch. Their main ...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  6. Spring superlatives: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    The spring superlatives series, which examines the strongest and weakest position groups for each Big Ten team, marches on with Illinois. Strongest position: Offensive line Top returnees: T Jeff Allen, C Graham Pocic, G Hugh Thornton, G Jack ...

    Blog | March 28, 2011
  7. Bolden looks for 16 inches of daylight

    Adam Rittenberg

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue running back Ralph Bolden knows exactly how much room he needs to break away. "All I need is 16 inches of daylight," Bolden told me Wednesday. "That's it. I'm gone." Bolden proved it early last season, zooming to ...

    Blog | March 11, 2010
  8. Purdue backs provide pleasant surprise in spring

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Cornell Jackson started spring practice with just a basic working knowledge of the Purdue running backs he was hired to coach. He wouldn't have wanted things any other way. Everything Jackson knew about th...

    Blog | June 12, 2009
  9. Recapping the league's coaching changes (again)

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg I'm not quite ready to put a stopper in the Big Ten coaching carousel for 2008-09, though the ride is pretty much over. Barring some unforeseen changes in the coming weeks, Minnesota's hiring of Richar...

    Blog | February 19, 2009
  10. Recapping the Big Ten coaching changes

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Purdue's hiring of defensive coordinator Donn Landholm on Monday likely marks the end to the major coaching moves in the Big Ten this year. There have been no head-coaching changes -- Danny Hope was ...

    Blog | January 27, 2009
  11. Purdue hires Jackson to coach running backs

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Cornell Jackson has been hired as Purdue's running backs coach, the team announced Sunday night. Jackson coached linebackers at Kansas State in 2008, but the majority of his career has been spent with runn...

    Blog | January 26, 2009