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  1. Texas A&M Aggies Jake Spavital among young coordinators changing ...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Spread offenses haven't just changed the game -- they've sparked a youth movement among coordinators. Plus: Stanford's surprising defense and Miami's secret stat in Inside Access.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  2. Delany 'disappointed,' still sees playoff path

    Adam Rittenberg

    Jim Delany feels your pain. "I'm the No. 1 fan of the Big Ten so I look at it more like a fan looks at it," the league commissioner told ESPN.com on Sunday. "I don't get over it immediately. I give myself a day to think about it. "But I have to...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  3. B1G schedules enter new, exciting phase

    Adam Rittenberg

    Some of you will be sad when the lights go out Saturday night at Notre Dame Stadium. The Michigan-Notre Dame series will go to sleep, and no alarm clock has been set to rouse a rivalry that exists more for some than others. College football fans b...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  4. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Could Ohio State have handled Braxton Miller's injury differently? It's a fair question for Buckeyes fans to ask after Tuesday's announcement that the quarterback will miss the season after re-injuring his throwing shoulder. I'm not a doctor and k...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  5. Preseason position preview: Offensive line

    Adam Rittenberg

    Certain position groups define certain leagues, and in the Big Ten, offensive line always will be one of those groups. The big uglies are typically a beautiful sight for many Big Ten fan bases, so we figured we would kick off our preseason position p...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  6. Potential 2014 Big Ten villains

    Adam Rittenberg

    Maryland and Rutgers fans might have the wrong idea about their new Big Ten brethren. For the most part, Midwesterners are excessively nice and hospitable. Coastal arrogance or aloofness has no place in the heartland, and the only frostiness in th...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  7. Your favorite B1G road stadiums, Part II

    Adam Rittenberg

    Thanks again for the responses about your favorite Big Ten road stadiums. It's clear you're ready for the season to start already. If you missed Part I of the responses, check 'em out. Here are some more ... Fan: Jordan Hometown: Coralville, I...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  8. Pumping brakes on UW's preseason hype

    Adam Rittenberg

    Melvin Gordon passed up the NFL draft, where he likely would have been the first running back selected, in order to lead Wisconsin to the first College Football Playoff. It's an admirable pursuit and one that endears Gordon to Badgers fans even mo...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  9. Defensive coaches innovate to level the playing field with high-o...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Defensive coaches have been forced to adapt and innovate to keep up with the increasingly high-octane offenses on the opposite side of the ball, Adam Rittenberg writes.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2014
  10. Your ideal B1G schedules, Part I

    Adam Rittenberg

    As scheduling talk continues to swirl in college football, I asked you, the Big Ten fan, to craft an ideal schedule for your team. You considered elements like number of conference games, neutral-site games, FCS opponents and number of games against ...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  11. Happy Memorial Day, Big Ten fans

    Adam Rittenberg

    It has been a beautiful holiday weekend around most of Big Ten country. Here's hoping it stays that way. The blog is off for Memorial Day, and we wish you a happy and safe holiday. A special thank you to all active military, veterans and their fam...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  12. Michigan can be patient with 2015 class

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State's blistering start to 2015 recruiting under new coach James Franklin has a familiar feel for Michigan fans. In recent years Michigan has been the Big Ten school to get a jump on the upcoming class, racking up verbal commitments well bef...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  13. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Happy weekend to you. Follow us on Twitter. To the inbox ... Jared from Nebraska writes: As a big Husker fan, I was obviously excited to see Ameer Abdullah return for his senior season. My worry is though that he might not have as good of a yea...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  14. Delany: 'No buyer's remorse' with Rutgers

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Arguably no major-conference school has generated more negative headlines in the past 14 months than Rutgers, leading to a common question among fans and media members: Does the Big Ten regret inviting the State University of New Je...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  15. 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
  16. B1G needs other leagues to align at nine

    Adam Rittenberg

    I used to oppose the idea of the Big Ten increasing its schedule from eight league games to nine. Although I understood the benefits for fans (in theory, more quality games), players (the chance to play league members more often) and athletic dire...

    Blog | April 24, 2014