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  1. B1G spring position breakdown: DB

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with every Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the defensive backs. Illinois: The secondary returns mostly intact from 2013, as Illinois returns starters at both cornerback spots (V'Angelo Bentl...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  2. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    The links have decided to unionize. Some takes on the unionization plan led by Northwestern players here and here and here. Former Michigan kicker Brendan Gibbons was expelled from school for violating the sexual misconduct policy. A closer l...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  3. Franklin bringing staff, recruits to PSU

    Adam Rittenberg

    James Franklin opened his lengthy and entertaining introductory news conference Saturday at Penn State by thanking Vanderbilt, his previous employer. Two days later, Vanderbilt fans are thinking Franklin has a funny way of showing his appreciation...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  4. Northwestern bears down for takeaways

    Adam Rittenberg

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald knows football fans in Chicago spend their Sundays watching a defense fixated on takeaways. As a Chicago Bears fan, he's one of those people. Fitzgerald hopes the same folks see the same thing on...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  5. What to watch in the Big Ten: Week 2

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ten items to track around Big Ten football in Week 2: 1. House party: If the second night game at Michigan Stadium is anything like the first, we'll all be thrilled (well, except for those Notre Dame folks). Michigan and Notre Dame delivered the d...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  6. Northwestern loses CB Jones for season

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern was among the nation's healthiest teams in 2012. According to Phil Steele, the Wildcats only lost five total starts because of injuries last fall. Pat Fitzgerald's squad isn't as fortunate this season. Fitzgerald announced Monday t...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  7. Northwestern season preview

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern finally shredded the monkey Jan. 1 and won its first bowl game since the 1949 Rose, recording its 10th win in the process. Pat Fitzgerald's crew returns the core pieces from that team, but faces a tougher schedule featuring the likes of ...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  8. Northwestern Wildcats spring wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    2012 record: 10-3 2012 conference record: 5-3 (third in Legends division) Returning starters: Offense: 8; defense: 7; kicker/punter: 2 Top returners RB Venric Mark, QB Kain Colter, QB Trevor Siemian, C Brandon Vitabile, WR Christian Jones, TE...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  9. Northwestern defense embraces speed need

    Adam Rittenberg

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Mike Hankwitz didn't inherit a bare cupboard when he arrived as Northwestern's defensive coordinator in 2008. The defense included several future NFL players, including end Corey Wootton and cornerback Sherrick McManis. Eight sta...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  10. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Some questions and answers before the weekend. Not surprisingly, a lot of you are weighing in on this story. CK from Seattle writes: I'm going to call it right now Adam. B1G has a good bowl season (or at least better than recent years -- not sayin...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  11. What to watch in the Big Ten: Week 8

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ten items to track on Saturday as you watch another set of Big Ten games. 1. Wisconsin offense vs. MSU defense: Two of the nation's elite units clash Saturday night at Spartan Stadium in a game that likely will determine the Big Ten's top team. Th...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  12. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    I've got a lot of happy right now. The Star Tribune has an extensive interview with Minnesota president Robert Bruininks about the coaching search and the program (good stuff, and here's the whole thing). A lot of Gophers fans want Marc Trestman,...

    Blog | October 21, 2010
  13. DJK closes in on Iowa receiving record

    Adam Rittenberg

    Derrell Johnson-Koulianos continues to have an outstanding senior season for Iowa. DJK already has caught two touchdown passes today, bringing his season total to six. With 45 receiving yards, Johnson-Koulianos needs only 22 more to pass Tim Dwigh...

    Blog | October 16, 2010
  14. Big Ten stock report: Week 5

    Adam Rittenberg

    Who's rising? Who's falling? How are those awards races shaping up? No worries, friends. I've got you covered. STOCK UP Iowa WR Derrell Johnson-Koulianos: Go ahead and list him as a co-starter on your depth chart, Kirk Ferentz. He's still yo...

    Blog | September 29, 2010
  15. Thoughts on Minnesota, Indiana victories

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten is still perfect in 2010. All three teams in action Thursday night came out victorious. You've already seen my thoughts on Ohio State-Marshall. Let's take a look at the other two games: Minnesota 24, Middle Tennessee 17: It wasn't a...

    Blog | September 03, 2010
  16. Big Ten predictions: Week 1

    Adam Rittenberg

    Let's get picky. My Year 2 record dipped a little -- 69-26 (.726) -- but I vow to do better this fall. Every Thursday during the season, I'll identify a Game of the Week and explain my selection in a video blog post later in the day. All 11 Big...

    Blog | September 02, 2010