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  1. Progress made on raises for MSU coaches

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOS ANGELES -- Documents have yet to be drafted and pens haven't quiet made their way to paper, but Michigan State fans can feel good about the future of their football coaching staff. Athletic director Mark Hollis on Monday reiterated that discus...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  2. Rose Bowl notes from MSU's Dantonio

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOS ANGELES -- The Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO is barely 48 hours away, and Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio held his final pregame news conference Monday morning. Here are some notes from Dantonio (and one from athletic director Mark...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  3. A look back at 100 years of Rose Bowls

    Adam Rittenberg

    If you enjoy college football history and/or the Rose Bowl, you'll love the project currently on ESPN.com. Colleague Ivan Maisel and several of us looked at all 99 previous Rose Bowls. The 100th edition of the Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO kicks ...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  4. Pregame: TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl

    Adam Rittenberg

    Mississippi State (8-4, 4-4 SEC) vs. Northwestern (9-3, 5-3 Big Ten) WHO TO WATCH: Northwestern running back Venric Mark. A year ago, Mark was a nonfactor at receiver. Now he's an All-American because of his explosiveness both as a running back an...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  5. Northwestern keys for Gator Bowl

    Adam Rittenberg

    Let's look at three keys for Northwestern in Tuesday's matchup against Mississippi State in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl: 1. Establish the run early and often: Northwestern has been at its best when going up-tempo with the zone option game. Missis...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  6. Illini assistants make right decision

    Adam Rittenberg

    I have a contract with ESPN.com. It has a start date and an end date. It has a predetermined salary structure. It includes job expectations, company policies and, like any contract, a lot of legalese. But the important things are spelled out clearl...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  7. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Some questions and answers before a big bowl weekend in the Big Ten. Enjoy. Gary from Denver writes: With the B1G and Pac-12 partnership, could that mean a renewed annual rivalry between the Huskers and CU? Adam Rittenberg: It's unlikely, Gary....

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  8. Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Illinois keys

    Adam Rittenberg

    Let's take a look at three keys for Illinois heading into Saturday's Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl matchup against UCLA. 1. Establish the run early: Top running back Jason Ford is out (academics), but Illinois still can establish the ground game against...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  9. Meineke Bowl: Northwestern vs. Texas A&M

    Adam Rittenberg

    Both Northwestern and Texas A&M entered the season with strong senior classes and lofty expectations. Both repeatedly fell victim to blown leads. As a result, both squads finished 6-6 and will square off Saturday at Houston's Reliant Stadium. ...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  10. Michigan to play bowl without Tate Forcier

    Adam Rittenberg

    I really enjoyed reading Tate Forcier's quotes this week about his drama-filled career at Michigan. The sophomore quarterback talked about losing his starting job to Denard Robinson, nearly transferring early this season and then choosing to stick...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  11. Wisconsin recognizes value of special teams

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOS ANGELES -- You could make a good case that Wisconsin's season turned in 12 seconds. That's how long it took Badgers receiver David Gilreath to run 97 yards after receiving the opening kickoff against then-No. 1 Ohio State on Oct. 16. "I don...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  12. Michigan defense gets back to basics

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan's defense had a rough time playing against just about all of its Big Ten opponents this season. So what's the best part about five weeks off before a bowl game? No opponent. The Wolverines could simply worry about themselves. "Havin...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  13. Indiana hires Brent Pease to run offense

    Adam Rittenberg

    New Indiana coach Kevin Wilson has found a man to run his offense, and it looks like Wilson made a strong hire. Indiana announced earlier Thursday that Boise State receivers coach Brent Pease will serve as its new offensive coordinator. Pease, who...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  14. Video: Wisconsin OC Paul Chryst

    Adam Rittenberg

    Adam Rittenberg talks with Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst....

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  15. TicketCity Bowl keys for Northwestern

    Adam Rittenberg

    Here are three keys for Northwestern heading into its TicketCity Bowl matchup against Texas Tech. 1. Help out Evan Watkins: I think Northwestern got a little too comfortable letting Dan Persa work his magic on offense. Then when Persa got hurt, th...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  16. Gophers' Kill completes staff with Sawvel

    Adam Rittenberg

    As expected, new Minnesota coach Jerry Kill completed new staff with a familiar face. Kill has hired Jay Sawvel as the team's defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator. Sawvel has served as an assistant for Kill for the last 10 years at ...

    Blog | December 30, 2010