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  1. B1G coaches push recruiting changes

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Nebraska Cornhuskers coach Bo Pelini caused a stir last month when he brought up the idea of eliminating national signing day altogether. Several coaches in the Big 12 and Pac-12 told last week that they liked Pelini's proposal...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  2. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten media days are in the books, and there's plenty to fill your plate today. Hope you brought your appetite. NATIONAL COLUMNS's Mark Schlabach: When (Bill) O'Brien spoke to the media in Chicago last year, he didn't even know w...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  3. Join our Big Ten media days coverage

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten media days are just around the corner, as the league's coaches and top players convene at the Hilton Chicago on Wednesday and Thursday. will be there, providing comprehensive coverage of the happenings, mainly through our live blog. ...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  4. Brandon: ND-Michigan hiatus to last a while

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon didn't do the chicken dance when asked about Notre Dame's decision to stop the annual series with the Wolverines after 2014. "I'm not sure I would have used the word chicken," Brandon told

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  5. B1G aims 'to not be the barrier' any more

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Here's one possible reason the Big Ten decided not to push harder for playoff games at campus sites. "We're trying to not be the barrier," Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke told "We have strong values and strong opinions. ...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  6. Indiana's Wilson playing no-respect card

    Adam Rittenberg

    My friends at ESPN Radio 1000 here in Chicago are conducting interviews with Big Ten coaches to preview the season, and they got things started with Indiana's Kevin Wilson. When "Chicago's GameNight" hosts Jonathan Hood and Nick Friedell told Wils...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  7. OSU still on board with Big Ten's TV plan

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Like many folks, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith will be watching the Longhorn Network when it debuts in August. The University of Texas will launch the 24-hour network with ESPN. The network will feature 200 events per season. ...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  8. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Link time. In case you've missed any of it, check out's coverage of the Big Ten spring meetings. More spring meetings coverage from The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette's Scott Dochterman, the Omaha World-Herald's Lee Barfknecht, the Chicago Tri...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  9. Key things to know about Wrigley game

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Northwestern finally made it official today and announced it will face rival Illinois this fall at Wrigley Field. The teams will meet Nov. 20 (ESPN or ESPN2, noon ET) in the first football game at the Friendly Confines since the Chicago Be...

    Blog | April 23, 2010
  10. Today's Big Ten coverage

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg I'm on the bench today, but I'll be monitoring all the Big Ten games from the comfort of my home in Chicago. Stop by College Football Nation Live throughout the afternoon to talk about your favorite teams. I'll...

    Blog | October 03, 2009
  11. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Putting the work week to bed. Z from Chicago writes: Adam, After watching the Ohio State game, I think that the number one problem at Illinois is the play calling. The talent is there, but the play calling n...

    Blog | October 02, 2009
  12. Spartans should get extra 'home' game in 2010

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Michigan State's scheduled trip to Florida Atlantic next season likely will take place much closer to home. Florida Atlantic wants to move the game against Michigan State to Detroit's Ford Field or Chicago's...

    Blog | September 17, 2009
  13. Northwestern heads indoors before trip to Syracuse

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg The Chicago area is experiencing its best stretch of weather in quite some time, but the Northwestern football team hasn't enjoyed the sunshine or the comfortable temperatures. Northwestern has spent the wee...

    Blog | September 16, 2009
  14. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg After further review, I've decided to go back to two mailblogs per week, Tuesday and Friday. Keep sending in your questions and comments. Ohio State fans certainly have the last few days. Steve from Chicago ...

    Blog | September 15, 2009
  15. Wildcats defense looks strong up the middle

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg EVANSTON, Ill. -- Leave it to Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald, a die-hard Chicago White Sox fan, to use a baseball reference to describe the keys to a good defense. "It's important to hav...

    Blog | August 12, 2009
  16. Zook wants Williams to enjoy final ride at Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg CHICAGO -- Juice Williams has been in the spotlight from the moment he set foot on Illinois' campus. Scott Boehm/Getty Images Juice Williams plans to make ...

    Blog | August 07, 2009