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  1. UW's Ball is B1G's lone AFCA All-American

    Adam Rittenberg

    As Montee Ball's college career winds down, there's a lot of talk about the Wisconsin star being underappreciated. There's certainly some truth to the argument, particularly this season, when some foolishly branded Ball as a disappointment because...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  2. Spartans defense, Bell lift team to bowl

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State's defense decided enough was enough. So did Le'Veon Bell. Had the season been a massive disappointment? Check. Had the lack of a Big Ten home win surprised everyone? Check. Had the number of near misses been infuriating for all invo...

    Blog | November 24, 2012
  3. Plenty of B1G, Pac-12 matchups still on tap

    Adam Rittenberg

    The termination of the Big Ten-Pac-12 scheduling alliance on Friday was a major disappointment, but it doesn't drive a wedge between the two leagues. Just the opposite, in fact. While the enticing possibility of 12 interleague matchups per year be...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  4. The Big Ten's most disappointing team?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wisconsin and Michigan State played two tightly contested, spine-tingling games that spurred plenty of debate about which team is truly the Big Ten's best this season. What about the league's biggest disappointment? Several teams could fit the des...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  5. Final: Ohio State 17, Illinois 7

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Ohio State isn't dead yet. After months of disappointment on and off the field, the Buckeyes earned the right to lift their arms in victory. Behind a suffocating defense and the triumphant return of top running back Dan Herron, ...

    Blog | October 15, 2011
  6. Poll: The B1G's biggest disappointment

    Adam Rittenberg

    It happens pretty much every year. Some team enters the season riding the hype train, only to veer off track. Illinois knew the feeling in 2008, as it went from Rose Bowl participant to 5-7. Wisconsin also found itself in the "disappointment" cate...

    Blog | May 13, 2011
  7. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    No missing links here. Your plate is full today. Illinois, Penn State, and Michigan's defense all appear in colleague Bruce Feldman's list of biggest disappointments this season (ESPN Insider). Believe it or not (I tend to not), Ohio State stil...

    Blog | November 19, 2009
  8. Spartans won't let disappointment linger this time

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Kirk Cousins knows how Michigan State fans feel right now. The Spartans sophomore quarterback used to be exactly like them. "I remember being a fan watching Michigan State growing up, too, and [seeing] those...

    Blog | September 16, 2009
  9. Michigan not in panic mode despite 3-9 season

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE Michigan Head Coach Rich Rodriguez wore the disappointment of a season on his face Saturday as the Wolverines were crushed, 42-7, by Ohio State. COLUMBUS, Ohio --...

    Blog | November 22, 2008
  10. Big Ten lessons in Week 7

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Week 7 had a bit of everything: surprise, shock, disappointment and domination. Here are five lessons from the week that was in Big Ten football. 1. Penn State should be in the national title discussion -- T...

    Blog | October 12, 2008