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  1. The B1G's high-ceiling groups in 2012

    Adam Rittenberg

    This week, I asked you to select the Big Ten's strongest position and weakest position entering the 2012 season. The results are definitive and, quite frankly, not very surprising. Strongest position: Running back (53 percent) Weakest position:...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  2. Mark Dantonio talks spring ball at MSU

    Adam Rittenberg

    Mark Dantonio acknowledges Michigan State has some momentum right now. The Spartans have won 11 games in each of the past two seasons. They come off of a Legends division title and could enter the season as the Big Ten favorite. But they also lose a ...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  3. MSU defense should be model for B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    While watching the five-pack of bowl games involving Big Ten teams Monday, I looked for the units that had the speed, athleticism, explosiveness and playmaking ability to be branded as nationally elite. Sorry, Big Ten fans, but this is a speed gam...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  4. Season report card: Michigan State

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's final exam season on campuses around the Big Ten, and we here at the Big Ten blog have some grades to hand out, too. Brian and I will be grading each Big Ten team -- offense, defense and special teams -- before the bowl season kicks off. Firs...

    Blog | December 14, 2011
  5. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 5

    Adam Rittenberg

    Five lessons from the week that was in Big Ten football. 1. Wisconsin has Big Ten's best team and the league's best player: Not a huge revelation, but we needed to see Wisconsin and Russell Wilson against some decent competition. Nebraska came cal...

    Blog | October 02, 2011
  6. Early Big Ten-NFL free agent roundup

    Adam Rittenberg

    The wait is finally over for Big Ten players not selected in April's NFL draft. Free agent deals are finally taking place during a whirlwind week in the post-lockout NFL. We'll have additional updates as the day goes on, but here's a look at wh...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  7. Spartans like depth at D-line, secondary

    Adam Rittenberg

    When a team loses two of the most productive linebackers in its history, it hopes the other defensive units can pick up the slack. Michigan State could have such a luxury in 2011. To be clear, the Spartans aren't scrambling at linebacker. They ...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  8. Hope and concern: Michigan State

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Hope and Concern series marches on with the Michigan State Spartans. Biggest reason for hope: Depth at the skill positions Michigan State's recruiting and development have really paid off at spots like running back, wide receiver, defensive...

    Blog | May 23, 2011
  9. Michigan State spring wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State 2010 overall record: 11-2 2010 conference record: 7-1 (T-1st) Returning starters Offense: 6; defense: 6; kicker/punter: 1 Top returners QB Kirk Cousins, RB Edwin Baker, WR B.J. Cunningham, G Joel Foreman, DT Jerel Wor...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  10. Big Ten draft bargains

    Adam Rittenberg

    During my Big Ten chat Wednesday, Dan from B1G Country asked about any NFL draft bargains from the conference this year. With the draft set to begin Thursday night, I thought this would be a good time to look at some Big Ten players who might bene...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  11. Michigan State puts spotlight on line play

    Adam Rittenberg

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- When Mark Dantonio studies the red-letter games that have ended badly during his Michigan State tenure -- Ohio State and Penn State in 2008, Iowa and Alabama in 2010 -- two reasons stand out for the Spartans' shortcomings. T...

    Blog | April 21, 2011
  12. Sustained success next step for Spartans

    Adam Rittenberg

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- They'll never forget "Little Giants" and "Mousetrap" around here. They'll never forget the team-record 8-0 start or the team-record 11 wins. They'll never forget the way Michigan State endured after coach Mark Dantonio's hea...

    Blog | April 21, 2011
  13. Notes from Michigan State

    Adam Rittenberg

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Mark Dantonio stepped into the lobby outside Michigan State's football offices and looked at the 2010 Big Ten championship banner unveiled Thursday at the Skandalaris Football Center. "Now we've got to get another," Dantonio...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  14. Checking in on the Spartans ...

    Adam Rittenberg

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- My Big Ten spring tour has reached Sparta, one of my favorite stops. I'll be spending the day visiting with head coach Mark Dantonio and the defending Big Ten co-champs. Michigan State is coming off of a storybook season wit...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  15. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Happy St. Patrick's Day (and start of NCAA tournament day)! It's great to be back at work. Ohio State coach Jim Tressel apologizes to a group of fans. Wisconsin begins its 2012 recruiting with a big-splash commitment. Tom Oates ponders whether ...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  16. Big Ten spring preview: Legends Division

    Adam Rittenberg

    Our Big Ten spring preview continues with a look at the Legends Division. IOWA Start of spring practice: March 23 Spring game: April 16 What to watch: Succession plan for Stanzi: Remember James Vandenberg? The plucky young quarterback w...

    Blog | February 18, 2011