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  1. Oddball: 3-4 defense catching on in B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    Oddball is coming to the Big Ten in 2014. After spreading through the NFL and much of college football, odd defenses -- with three down linemen instead of four -- will be more visible in the Big Ten this season. Three Big Ten teams -- Wisconsin, M...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  2. Borland, Clowney demand extra attention

    Adam Rittenberg

    Gary Andersen has helped compile extensive scouting reports for both defenses appearing in Wednesday's Capital One Bowl. In the summer of 2012, Andersen, then Utah State's coach, examined a Wisconsin team that his Aggies would face in Week 3. Sout...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  3. Northwestern bears down for takeaways

    Adam Rittenberg

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald knows football fans in Chicago spend their Sundays watching a defense fixated on takeaways. As a Chicago Bears fan, he's one of those people. Fitzgerald hopes the same folks see the same thing on...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Gophers' Vereen provides safety blanket

    Adam Rittenberg

    Anyone could see that Minnesota's secondary took a major step in 2012, helping the defense finish 12th nationally in pass yards allowed and 23rd in pass efficiency. But could anyone identify the most invaluable piece of the Gophers' back four? Pro...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  6. PSU offense, Iowa defense full of surprises

    Adam Rittenberg

    Image No 1: Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin dives into the end zone for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter against Northwestern, his fifth rushing score in six games, as the Lions score 22 fourth-quarter points to rally for a 39-28 win....

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  7. Big Ten assistants' salaries on the rise

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten hasn't quite reached the SEC/ACC level when it comes to paying assistant coaches, but several schools are willing to shell out the big bucks for top aides. How much will it cost to fix Michigan's porous defense? The Wolverines hope the...

    Blog | February 25, 2011