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  1. Michigan tops latest recruiting rankings

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's still early, but the tide could be turning a little for Big Ten recruiting. The league undoubtedly has moved down a few pegs on the recruiting ladder in recent years, a drop that can be tied to poor on-field performance, a lack of national ti...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  2. Spartans' Maxwell stresses accountability

    Adam Rittenberg

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- As the starting quarterback for the nation's 95th ranked offense, Michigan State's Andrew Maxwell understands why he's in the crosshairs. More arrows fly in his direction than, say, the wide receivers who drop passes or the ...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  3. Vanderbilt drops games with Wildcats, OSU

    Adam Rittenberg

    Snail mail is alive and well in college football, thanks to Vanderbilt. Less than 11 months before the start of the 2013 season, Vanderbilt officials backed out of scheduled games against Northwestern and Ohio State, informing both Big Ten program...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  4. Wildcats optimistic despite recent slide

    Adam Rittenberg

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Pat Fitzgerald doesn't deny the hard evidence, but he also feels there's more to Northwestern's case. Yes, the Wildcats have seen their wins total drop in each of the past three seasons, from nine in 2008 to eight in 2009 to seve...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  5. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Happy 60th birthday, dad! Ohio State needs to get serious about figuring out the problems in its program,'s Dan Wetzel writes. After the NCAA came down hard on USC,'s Andy Staples wonders if the hammer also will drop on Ohio Sta...

    Blog | May 27, 2011
  6. Iowa drop motivates IU's Damarlo Belcher

    Adam Rittenberg

    After the 2010 season wrapped up, Damarlo Belcher had Indiana's video staff compile cutups of all his catches and drops from the previous 12 games. The catches far outnumbered the drops. Belcher had 78 receptions last fall, tops among Big Ten play...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  7. Big Ten Week 11 rewind/Week 12 preview

    Adam Rittenberg

    Let's take a look back at Week 11 before spinning it forward to Week 12. Team of the Week: Northwestern. There are two guarantees with Northwestern football in the last decade or so. Every season, the Wildcats drop a game they shouldn't and pull o...

    Blog | November 15, 2010
  8. Iowa escapes Indiana after Belcher drop

    Adam Rittenberg

    Damarlo Belcher won't sleep tonight. The Indiana star receiver had Indiana's biggest victory in recent memory in his hands and couldn't hang on. His drop in the end zone on fourth-and-10 allowed Iowa to escape Bloomington with an 18-13 win. Iow...

    Blog | November 06, 2010
  9. Hapless Gophers drop third straight game

    Adam Rittenberg

    This is all you need to know about where the Minnesota football program stands right now. Twice the Golden Gophers faced fourth-and-1 in the second half against a MAC defense on Saturday night, and twice they came up short. That's simply unaccepta...

    Blog | September 26, 2010
  10. Big Ten chat today at noon ET

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's that time again, as I'll be talking all things Big Ten today at noon ET. Drop whatever you're doing and join the chat....

    Blog | September 22, 2010
  11. Wisconsin offense focuses on finishing

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst will drop a few F-bombs in practice this week, but not the kind you think. OK, probably the kind you think, too. But Chryst will relay a clear message to his players as they prepare to host Arizona State...

    Blog | September 14, 2010
  12. Buckeyes' Simon makes 'Freaks' list

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's here. Colleague Bruce Feldman has compiled his annual 'Freaks' list, which looks at college football's top workout warriors. These are guys who put up silly numbers in the weight room or make your jaw drop when they run the 40. Each Big Ten t...

    Blog | June 24, 2010
  13. Kiper on Pryor, 2011 Big Ten draft prospects

    Adam Rittenberg

    ESPN's NFL draft expert Mel Kiper recently addressed a question I get all the time: Where does Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor project for the NFL? Kiper drops the dreaded name -- Tim Tebow -- but points out an important difference between ...

    Blog | May 13, 2010
  14. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg This is what I do. I drop truth bombs. Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi likes vampires and Harry Potter, Marc Morehouse writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. The college football world should open its mind t...

    Blog | November 06, 2009
  15. Video: Big Ten's lack of depth

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg discusses the quick drop-off in quality teams and how that could impact the conference during bowl season....

    Blog | November 02, 2009
  16. Big Ten power rankings: Week 7

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg The top four spots remain unchanged after a week that featured no upsets in conference play. There's somewhat of a drop-off after No. 4, and there's not much separation between Nos. 5-8. No one should question ...

    Blog | October 12, 2009