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  1. Alston next in Iowa's linebacker lineage

    Adam Rittenberg

    IOWA CITY, Iowa -- There are certain positions that always worry fans and others that generate a full, almost blind faith, no matter who's coming or going. Iowa's linebacker corps is one of the latter. No James Morris, Anthony Hitchens or Christia...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  2. Illinois' Nathan Scheelhaase fueled by faith

    Adam Rittenberg

    Nathan Scheelhaase is among the nation's most experienced quarterbacks, but his most defining moments at Illinois haven't occurred on Saturdays. Scheelhaase has started 36 games, passed for 5,296 yards and 34 touchdowns, helped the Illini to two b...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  3. Spring game preview: Iowa

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten spring football wraps up Saturday as both Iowa and Minnesota hold their annual spring games/scrimmages. We're taking a quick look at each one. First up, Iowa's spring scrimmage presented by Coke Zero. When: Saturday, 3:05 p.m. ET Whe...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  4. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Finally, justice is served. A really good take by Ken Thompson on the defining moment of the Danny Hope era at Purdue. The Boilers have plenty to fix before Wisconsin comes to town. Herb Gould writes Illinois AD Mike Thomas hasn't lost faith in...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  5. Purdue to start QB TerBush at Notre Dame

    Adam Rittenberg

    Despite suspending Caleb TerBush for Purdue's season opener, Boilers coach Danny Hope hasn't lost faith in the senior quarterback. Hope announced Monday night on his radio show that TerBush will start at quarterback this week when Purdue visits No...

    Blog | September 03, 2012
  6. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Lend me some sugar. I am your neighbor. Mark Dantonio never lost faith in Will Gholston, and it paid off big time for Michigan State, Drew Sharp writes. The Outback Bowl thriller takes Michigan State to the next level, Lynn Henning writes. Quarte...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  7. Poll: Who will win the Big Ten in 2011?

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2011 season could produce the most wide-open Big Ten title race in recent memory. Projecting the league champion is no easy task, but I have faith in you to do so. Ohio State has won or shared each of the past six league titles, but the Buckey...

    Blog | May 13, 2011
  8. Spartans' Cousins, Roushar keep the faith

    Adam Rittenberg

    Kirk Cousins would have a right to be worried, or at least curious, about the state of Michigan State's offense entering his senior season. When a team appoints a new offensive coordinator, no position is affected more than the quarterback, partic...

    Blog | April 01, 2011
  9. Big Ten predictions: Week 9

    Adam Rittenberg

    Bucky Badger got me again. For the second straight week, I picked against Wisconsin. And for the second straight week, I fell short of a perfect record. My apologies to Bret Bielema and his crew. Don't worry, my faith has been restored, and it ...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  10. Mark Dantonio's faith drives special season

    Adam Rittenberg

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Mark Dantonio comes off as an all-business coach, but he has a playful side. It comes out in how he labels his fakes on special teams. America knows all about "Little Giants," the fake field goal named after the Rick Moranis/E...

    Blog | October 23, 2010
  11. Big Ten predictions: Week 8

    Adam Rittenberg

    I learned how to Bucky. Unfortunately, it was too late. My lack of faith in Wisconsin on its home field at night cost me a perfect week in Week 7. The Badgers overpowered No. 1 Ohio State and handed me my lone loss. Here's an attempt at a clean...

    Blog | October 21, 2010
  12. BT expansion push fueled by internal faith

    Adam Rittenberg

    Any Big Ten expansion plan to the East Coast that doesn't include Notre Dame is bound to be questioned and, quite frankly, doubted. Is Rutgers capable of bringing in the New York market? Could a combination of Rutgers, Syracuse and Connecticut cor...

    Blog | April 29, 2010
  13. Purdue victory provides 'huge shot in the arm'

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Faith never wavered inside the walls of the Mollenkopf Athletic Center and on the practice fields nearby. Purdue players and coaches saw the progress each week, and despite their infuriating results on Satur...

    Blog | October 19, 2009
  14. Spartans never lost faith despite late collapse

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Even a day later, Michigan State linebacker Greg Jones didn't want to think about the alternative. His team on Saturday found a way to beat archrival Michigan 26-20 in overtime, despite blowing a 14-point le...

    Blog | October 05, 2009
  15. Indiana's Lynch, Chappell share Bloomington bond

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg When you hear Indiana head coach Bill Lynch talk about Ben Chappell, his faith in the junior quarterback comes through loud and clear. Even when record-setting quarterback Kellen Lewis was still with the Hoo...

    Blog | September 30, 2009
  16. Taking a leap of faith on Penn State's D-line

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg One of the fun parts about this job is discovering the hot-button issues for each Big Ten fan base. Fans occasionally will admit weaknesses about their team, but they get extremely defensive about certai...

    Blog | March 18, 2009