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  1. Spring QB race breakdown: Northwestern

    Adam Rittenberg

    Nine Big Ten programs will feature true quarterback competitions this spring, and we're taking a closer look at the candidates, the circumstances and the stakes of each race. First up: Northwestern. EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern had grown accust...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  2. Offseason to-do list: Northwestern

    Adam Rittenberg

    The offseason is here, folks, and we're taking a look at what each team must do in the long months ahead before the games begin again in late August. Up next: the Northwestern Wildcats. 1. Establish an identity on offense: An injury-plagued uni...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  3. Wildcats aim for another Lincoln revival

    Adam Rittenberg

    Nebraska's Memorial Stadium isn't an ideal place for a visiting team to revive its season. The Cornhuskers are 396-117-13 all-time on their home field with 44 consecutive winning seasons there and a 34-7 mark under sixth-year coach Bo Pelini. Nort...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  4. Why Northwestern's 2-QB system works

    Adam Rittenberg

    Many college football coaches, moonlighting as expert mathematicians, subscribe to the equation that two quarterbacks actually equals zero quarterbacks. Others who attempt to use quarterback rotations end up with stagnant offenses. Quarterback com...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  5. Big Ten QB forecast could soon be sunnier

    Adam Rittenberg

    Of the many theories to explain the Big Ten's collective struggles this season, the one about the league's dearth of elite quarterbacks certainly rings true. Through eight weeks, the Big Ten has just one quarterback ranked among the nation's top 3...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  6. Big Ten depth chart roundup, Part II

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's time for the second half of our Big Ten personnel roundup entering season-opening weekend. In case you missed Part I, which featured most of the Week 1 depth charts, be sure and check it out. Michigan State released its depth chart, so we'll ...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  7. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Have a good weekend. Big Ten media days only three weeks away. Jason from Columbus, Ohio, writes: Of course....they would decide on a playoff now that Jim Tressel is gone. One thing I always gave Tressel credit for was his ability to make the t...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  8. Early Week 1 preview: Northwestern

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2012 football season is rapidly approaching, and to get you ready, we're providing a very early preview of each Week 1 matchup in the Big Ten. Northwestern opens the 2012 season where it typically does -- on the road. This fall brings a changin...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
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  10. Big Ten recruiting scorecard: June edition

    Adam Rittenberg

    The calendar has flipped to June, so it's time to check the Big Ten 2013 recruiting scorecard once again. There haven't been too many changes from the last scorecard, although teams like Illinois have made a surge, and others have picked up pieces he...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  11. Poll: Big Ten QB with most to prove

    Adam Rittenberg

    In putting together the proving ground posts for both the Leaders Division and Legends Division, I tried to mix up offense/defense and position groups. But in reality, I could have made all 10 selections quarterbacks. The Big Ten loses three of it...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  12. The Big Ten's 3,000-yard passers in 2012

    Brian Bennett

    When it comes to passing statistics in college football, 3,000 yards is a pretty good benchmark. If you've reached that milestone as a quarterback, you're in pretty elite company. There were only 39 quarterbacks to do so in the FBS last season, an...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  13. Dan Persa's football career could be over

    Brian Bennett

    Tough news for former Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa. As the Chicago Tribune's Teddy Greenstein reports, Persa needs a second surgery on his right Achilles tendon, a procedure which could end his playing career. Persa, who went undrafted last ...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  14. Email exchange: Legends spring wrap-up

    Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett

    During the course of spring practice, Big Ten bloggers Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett visited 11 of the 12 league schools, getting an up-close look at the players and coaches who will shape the 2012 season. Now it's time for them to share their...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  15. Take Two: Which B1G position needs jolt?

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten bloggers Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett will occasionally give their takes on a burning question facing the league. We'll both have strong opinions, but not necessarily the same view. We'll let you decide which blogger is right. In our ...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  16. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    For lunch: codfish, Heinz beans and links. With a Shirley Temple, since we're tapering. The Michigan State defense is really good -- maybe even national championship good, Matt Charboneau writes. New Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has been wor...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  17. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    I'm in full rest mode as I get ready for another half-marathon on Saturday. But I'll exert a little bit of energy answering your emails. Johnny from East Lansing, Mich., writes: One of you recently wrote an article or reply about out-of-conferen...

    Blog | April 26, 2012