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  1. Iowa linemen aim for extraordinary finish

    Adam Rittenberg

    IOWA CITY, Iowa -- There was nothing ordinary about Brandon Scherff and Carl Davis when each set gargantuan foot on Iowa's campus four summers ago. The two Hawkeye linemen expect to leave the program the same way. Iowa prides itself as a developme...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  2. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    The links are on the clock ... More on quarterback Steven Bench's departure from Penn State here and here and here and here. Bob Flounders looks at Penn State's all-time draft team on defense. The draft is here for Penn State's NFL hopefuls. A ...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  3. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wishing you a great weekend. We'll recap all the spring games on Monday, so be sure to check in early and often. To the emails ... Michael from South Sioux City, Neb., writes: If Taylor Martinez puts up HUGE passing numbers, say 65% pass comple...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  4. How did B1G's top 2009 recruits turn out?

    Adam Rittenberg

    By now, you've seen where several Big Ten recruits stack up in the final ESPN 300 for 2013. Check back in three or four years to see who met expectations and who did not. What about the most decorated Big Ten recruits from four years ago? In prepa...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  5. Early Big Ten power rankings for 2013

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2012 college football season is barely on ice and we're already heating up for the 2013 campaign with a way-too-early version of the Big Ten power rankings. This is a snapshot of how the league looks at this point in time, not knowing all the per...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  6. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    A real man swallows his vomit when a lady is present. Nebraska adds a "doormat, a giant-killer, a former coordinator's homecoming and an upstart" to its future schedules, Jon Nyatawa writes. Bill Belichick will be the featured speaker at Nebraska...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  7. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    A shoutout to Penn State students, who this weekend raised a record $10,686,924.83 to help families of children with cancer during the THON event. Great event. A good piece from Sam McKewon on Nebraska's junior day and the progress made with recr...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  8. Hawkeyes wide receivers catching on

    Adam Rittenberg

    When Iowa wrapped up preseason camp, coach Kirk Ferentz left the field despondent about a particular position group. A defensive line replacing three multiyear starters selected in the NFL draft? Nope. A secondary that lost two multiyear starte...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  9. A look at the Big Ten strength coaches

    Adam Rittenberg

    Football strength training is the flavor this week on, as we attempt to pump ... you up! Sorry, couldn't resist. Head coaches get most of the credit -- and, to be fair, most of the blame -- but strength coaches spend more time with player...

    Blog | June 23, 2010
  10. Big Ten Q&A: Jeff Horton, Part II

    Adam Rittenberg

    Here's the second half of my interview with new Minnesota offensive coordinator Jeff Horton. For Part I, click here. How did Adam [Weber] seem when you met with him? He's always had a great attitude and approach, but he's now had three coordinator...

    Blog | February 12, 2010
  11. Minnesota gets its man in Horton

    Adam Rittenberg

    I just got a chance to catch up with Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster, who on Friday tabbed Detroit Lions quarterbacks coach Jeff Horton as his new offensive coordinator. Horton is the team's fourth offensive coordinator in five years and the sec...

    Blog | January 24, 2010
  12. Minnesota's Fisch reportedly NFL bound

    Adam Rittenberg

    All signs continue to point toward Minnesota offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch leaving his post to join Pete Carroll's staff with the Seattle Seahawks. The Star Tribune reported Monday afternoon that Fisch will become Seahawks quarterbacks coach an...

    Blog | January 19, 2010
  13. Examining the Big Ten in the NFL draft

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg The 2009 NFL draft was a fairly forgettable one for the Big Ten, which didn't have a top-10 pick for the first time since 2002 and had fewer first-round picks (4) than the SEC, ACC and Big 12. Michigan did...

    Blog | April 28, 2009
  14. Will the Big Ten have a top 10 draft pick?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg A year after Michigan left tackle Jake Long was selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft, the Big Ten might struggle to get a player in the top 10 on Saturday. Examining the mock drafts from my NFL ...

    Blog | April 23, 2009
  15. Davis' agent shoots down marijuana rumors

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg The agent for former Illinois cornerback Vontae Davis today denied a report that Davis and two other players tested positive for marijuana at the NFL combine. cited sources in a report Friday...

    Blog | April 04, 2009
  16. Big Ten lunch links: Stars shine at pro days

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg The madness is here, and so are these links. Defensive end Aaron Maybin and his Penn State teammates dazzled at pro day, while cornerback Vontae Davis led the way at Illinois. Former Michigan State bac...

    Blog | March 19, 2009