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  1. Could B1G's draft drought end in 2015?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Go ahead and blame the Big Ten blog. Since it launched in July 2008, the Big Ten hasn't had an NFL draft pick in the top 10. The Big Ten also hasn't had a team appear in the national championship game. So yes, it's all my/our fault. Here's the ...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  2. Penn State's Amos a safe bet for stardom

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State has produced a first-team All-Big Ten defender in eight of the past nine seasons, but no Nittany Lions defensive back has made the list since 2008 (safety Anthony Scirrotto). The drought could end this year. If saf...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  3. Prospect: B1G must recruit harder, like SEC

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten's 11-season national championship drought, coinciding with the SEC's ascent to the top of college football, has placed the spotlight on recruiting in both leagues. SEC fans point to crystal footballs, surging population and dominance i...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  4. Wilson leads B1G contingent in Super Bowl

    Adam Rittenberg

    It had been four years since a former Big Ten quarterback (Drew Brees in 2010) led his team to a Super Bowl championship. Russell Wilson ended the drought in dominating fashion Sunday night. Wilson, who played his final collegiate season at Wiscon...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  5. B1G teams still dominate in dollars

    Adam Rittenberg

    In October, I wrote about the disconnect between the Big Ten's record revenues and the league's struggles to win at the highest levels of college football. As the Big Ten's national title drought reaches 11 seasons, there's another reminder of how co...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  6. Championship drought weighs heavily on minds of Big Ten coaches, ...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten knows the strength of its brand and the viability of its television network can only go so far in dispelling criticism of its performance on a national stage. Simply put, the league needs some hardware in the worst way, and it knows it.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2013
  7. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    The men's college basketball season is over and the Big Ten's title drought continues, but spring football marches onward. Link time ... Jack Hoffman's story has captured the nation after his touchdown run at Nebraska's spring game. Coach Bo P...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  8. Wide-open B1G should provide thrill ride

    Adam Rittenberg

    First, the hard truth: The Big Ten is a Michigan loss to Notre Dame away from flunking its nonconference exam. If the national title drought, the New Year's Day debacles and the high-profile scandals weren't enough, the Big Ten has limped out of t...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  9. Huskers on league title drought: 'It's time'

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Bo Pelini has relayed a simple message to Nebraska's players this offseason. It's time. After no conference championships since 1999, Nebraska is focused on ending the drought in its second year as a Big Ten member. Although several ...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  10. Will B1G's top-10 draft drought end in 2013?

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten hasn't produced a top-10 pick in the NFL draft since Michigan offensive tackle Jake Long and Ohio State defensive lineman Vernon Gholston went at No. 1 and No. 6, respectively, in 2008 (sorry, Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh doesn't count, playe...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  11. Meyer surprised by B1G title drought

    Adam Rittenberg

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Big Ten's only national championship in the BCS era is commemorated in the lobby of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Unlike the folks at Alabama, Ohio State takes good care of its crystal football, which is encased in glass a...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  12. Delany talks B1G season, on and off field

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten's national title drought will reach nine years in January, but the league appears to have fostered better depth on the field than it had a year ago. Off the field, it has been a rough year for the conference despite the arrival of Nebr...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  13. Henry, Boilers anxious to end bowl drought

    Adam Rittenberg

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- A series of bowl banners hang from the rafters at the Mollenkopf Center, serving as reminders of the steady success Purdue enjoyed for most of Joe Tiller's tenure. Tiller took the Boilers bowling in seven of his first eight...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  14. Big Ten's dark horse Heisman candidates

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten's Heisman Trophy drought has reached four years, and the league lacks a ton of clear-cut candidates for the 2011 award. Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson was the Heisman frontrunner through the first month of the 2010 season and sho...

    Blog | March 24, 2011
  15. Instant analysis: Texas Tech 45, Northwestern 38

    Adam Rittenberg

    Well, that was entertaining. Despite an exciting comeback, Northwestern couldn't draw even with Texas Tech and its bowl drought continues for at least another year. Here's a quick look at the Wildcats' 45-38 loss to Texas Tech in the TicketCity Bo...

    Blog | January 01, 2011
  16. Q&A: Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald

    Adam Rittenberg

    Pat Fitzgerald has taken Northwestern to a school-record three consecutive bowl games. But he's still looking for that elusive bowl victory after overtime losses in the 2008 Alamo Bowl and 2010 Outback Bowl. Northwestern's drought in bowl wins -- str...

    Blog | December 31, 2010