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  1. Patterson, Kill cut from 'same cloth'

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 7-11. That is what Dennis Franchione's wife, Kim, calls the football office because of time coaches arrive and depart. But when Franchione had two young Kansans on his staff at NAIA Pittsburg State in the late 1980s, the office might as well h...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  2. Spring position breakdown: Specialists

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with every Big Ten team entering the spring. The series wraps up with the specialists. Illinois:The Illini might not be exceptional in the kicking game, but they're in better shape than they were when ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  3. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    I think the Bengals defense just called another timeout. Sorry, couldn't resist #bears. To the links ... Plenty of columns about Michigan's big win against Notre Dame, so check out Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel, George Schroeder, Dennis Dodd, Bob Wo...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  4. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Every Big Ten team has hit the practice field for preseason camp. It's almost here, folks ... Michigan State linebacker Max Bullough inspires his teammates on the eve of camp. Spartans coach Mark Dantonio has a lot to prove after a disappointing ...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  5. Sherman, Withers to attend NCAA forum

    Adam Rittenberg

    Two Big Ten assistants will attend this year's NCAA Champion Forum, a networking and leadership development seminar for minority assistants identified as potential head coaches. Purdue wide receivers coach Kevin Sherman and Ohio State co-defensive...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  6. B1G postseason unit rankings: Specialists

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten postseason position/unit rankings wrap up with the specialists. This list considers kickers, punters and returners, as well as coverage teams. Here's how the Big Ten stacked up before the season. If you missed any of our postseason pos...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  7. Recruiting needs filled: Legends Division

    Adam Rittenberg

    The fax machines are collecting dust again around the Big Ten as national signing day is in the books and all 12 classes are signed. Earlier Wednesday, Brian Bennett took a look at the Leaders Division and how teams did in filling their most pressing...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  8. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Hello winter, my old friend. New Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen has arrived in Mad City. Jeff Potrykus weighs in about how Andersen's staff will/could look at Wisconsin. Barry Alvarez found a good match with Andersen. Two men plead guilty in the a...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  9. Emmert hopes PSU action is isolated case

    Adam Rittenberg

    The NCAA has never punished a program quite like it did Penn State football and never without first conducting a formal investigation of its own. NCAA president Mark Emmert hopes neither will happen again. According to's Dennis Do...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  10. Big Ten players' poll: Part III

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2012 Big Ten players' poll marches on, and now it's time to get down and dirty. Dirtiest players, that is. As a reminder, these interviews took place in recent weeks with 28 Big Ten players representing 11 teams. Big Ten blogger Brian Bennett...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  11. Poll: Big Ten's weakest position group

    Adam Rittenberg

    Earlier this week, I asked you to identify the Big Ten's strongest position group. Not surprisingly, running back ran away from the competition with 53 percent of the vote. Can't blame you there. The Big Ten returns its top three running backs fro...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  12. Two B1G aides to attend Champion Forum

    Adam Rittenberg

    Remember this story from back in February? Nothing I've written in the past four and a half years at has generated such a strong response. While most of the feedback was negative (fine by me), one element of the minority coaches' story seeme...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  13. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    I haven't been judged by this many people since I forgot my canvas bags at Whole Foods. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany is talking about the postseason again, and this time he doesn't want division winners in the playoff. A ranking of the Big T...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  14. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Here's your hump day linkage. Check out the latest from the BCS meetings here and here and here. Dennis Dodd writes the Rose Bowl will have to relinquish more tradition to remain in the playoff mix. Looks like "The Victors" will play at JerryWo...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  15. Big Ten lacks coaching diversity -- College Football

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten once led the way in providing opportunities for coaches of color. But while the numbers of black and minority coaches have risen nationally, the Big Ten has fallen behind.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2012
  16. Big shoes to fill: Purdue

    Adam Rittenberg

    As we count down the days before spring practice, we're taking a look at how each Big Ten team will replace key players on their depth charts. We're picking two departed players who left big shoes to fill and identifying who might be ready to d...

    Blog | February 22, 2012