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  1. Bovada sets B1G stats over-unders, odds

    Adam Rittenberg

    Do you think Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon will match or eclipse last season's rushing total of 1,609 yards? Is Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller capable of another 36-touchdown season? Have a good feeling about the Big Ten's rushing or...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  2. Poll: B1G breakthrough 1,000-yard receivers

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten receivers undoubtedly took a step forward last season after struggling mightily the year before. Will the group continue to improve or backslide after losing standouts such as Allen Robinson, the back-to-back Big Ten receiver of the year, Jar...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  3. A look at the B1G's free-agent signings

    Adam Rittenberg

    Thirty Big Ten players heard their names called during the 2014 NFL draft, but many others received phone calls immediately after the event. The undrafted free-agent carousel is spinning, and players from around the Big Ten are hopping aboard. Unl...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  4. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Happy hoopin' (and spring footballin'). Twitter! Inbox! Marty from Orland Park, Ill., writes: My question is regarding the news that Northwestern players won their petition to unionize. I have read that this ruling would only have an impact ...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  5. Best offensive triple threats: East Division

    Adam Rittenberg

    The best offenses can threaten defenses at the quarterback, running back and wide receiver positions. Brian Bennett on Tuesday examined the triple-threat combinations from the Big Ten's new West Division. Now let's turn our attention to the East D...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  6. B1G spring position breakdown: WR/TE

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. The wide receivers and tight ends are up next. Illinois: The Illini are looking for more from this group after losing top target Steve Hull, who exploded lat...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  7. Big Ten's most improved position groups

    Adam Rittenberg

    More than once this season I watched a Michigan State receiver make a great catch or a long run and thought: poor Andrew Maxwell. Although quarterback Connor Cook deserves a lot of credit for MSU's offensive turnaround, he undoubtedly benefited fr...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  8. Big Ten picks rewind: Week 1

    Adam Rittenberg

    Every Monday or Tuesday, I'll take a look back at our Big Ten predictions and poke fun at Brian, our guest picker and myself. Unfortunately, Brian is the big winner after Week 1, going a perfect 12-0 in picks to lead me by a game. To review, the W...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  9. Poll: Big Ten's top offensive triple threat

    Adam Rittenberg

    Brian Bennett has been projecting the Big Ten's top statistical performers in 2013, including 3,000-yard passers, 1,000-yard rushers and 1,000-yard receivers. Now it's your turn to forecast the Big Ten's top offensive triumvirate in 2013. Which Bi...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  10. Early look at Big Ten's free-agent signings

    Adam Rittenberg

    Only 22 Big Ten players heard their names called during the 2013 NFL draft, the league's lowest total in nearly two decades (it had 21 draftees in 1994). But as soon as the draft ended Saturday, the free-agent signings began. And there were plenty...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  11. Big Ten's Carollo talks new targeting policy

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten officials ejected only one player (Illinois safety Earnest Thomas against Penn State) for a helmet-to-helmet hit during the 2012 season. If the new NCAA rules for targeting had been in place, that number would have swelled to seven or eigh...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  12. Spring previews: Leaders Division

    Adam Rittenberg

    Spring practice is under way in the Big Ten, so let's take a look at what's on tap for the six teams in the Leaders Division. ILLINOIS Spring start: March 5 Spring game: April 12 What to watch: 1. Coaching staff makeover: Illinois play...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  13. Big Ten rankings: No. 1, Braxton Miller

    Adam Rittenberg

    The postseason top 25 player rankings have reached the summit. Your final reminder: these rankings are based solely on performance during the 2012 season. Our pick for the Big Ten's top player blossomed at quarterback for the Big Ten's best team l...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  14. B1G postseason position rankings: WR/TE

    Adam Rittenberg

    After a brief break for signing day, the postseason position rankings return with the wide receivers and tight ends. The Big Ten had only one team (Indiana) rank in the top 30 nationally in pass offense, and the league's overall depth at receiver and...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  15. B1G roster for Texas vs. The Nation game

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Texas vs. The Nation college all-star game takes place Feb. 2 in Allen, Texas, and the Big Ten will have eight players on the field. The game pits NFL hopefuls originally from Texas or who played their college ball in Texas against players from a...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  16. New Badgers DC to stress takeaways, speed

    Adam Rittenberg

    It doesn't take long for new Wisconsin defensive coordinator Dave Aranda to spot a defense that puts takeaways first. Or one that doesn't. "Say it's an interior run, an A-gap or B-gap run, and that ball carrier is held up at a certain point in tha...

    Blog | January 14, 2013