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  1. 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
  2. For FCS teams, it's about beating the best

    Adam Rittenberg

    Eastern Washington coach Beau Baldwin won a Football Championship Subdivision national title in 2010. Both personally and professionally, he feels a duty to call his team's one-point win against Delaware his finest victory as a coach. But he also kn...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  3. Should Big Ten reconsider its FCS ban?

    Adam Rittenberg

    When the Big Ten in February decided to gradually eliminate all FCS games from future schedules, I labeled it a victory for the league's fans. Fans get only 6-8 chances per season to see their team play at home, and it's unfortunate when one of th...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  4. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Is it late August yet? Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says a poor season in 2012 led to no night games in 2013. Iowa athletic director Gary Barta talks FCS games (or a lack thereof) on "College Football Live." The Hawkeyes face a tough road back to a bo...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  5. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Spring, is that really you? Nah, just teasin'. An excellent statistical breakdown of the new Big Ten divisions. The Big Ten is gradually phasing out games against FCS teams. BTN's Gerry DiNardo isn't a huge fan of the new division setup. Tom Dien...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  6. Alvarez: No more FCS games for B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten is opening the door to November night games and earlier league contests, and it's slamming the door on FCS competition. Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez, speaking Tuesday night on his radio show, said the Big Ten ADs have agre...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  7. Midseason report: Wisconsin

    Adam Rittenberg

    WISCONSIN Record: 5-2 (2-1 Big Ten) It feels like Wisconsin has had two different seasons crammed into the first seven games. The Badgers were a mess the first three weeks: squeaking past FCS Northern Iowa, nearly being shut out at Oregon St...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  8. Huskers, Wildcats cruise against FCS foes

    Adam Rittenberg

    There was zero drama in Lincoln, Neb., and Evanston, Ill., as both No. 25 Nebraska and Northwestern cruised to easy wins against overmatched FCS opponents. Let's keep this short and sweet ... Nebraska 73, Idaho State 7: Idaho State's victory ag...

    Blog | September 22, 2012
  9. Gray, Gophers cruise to 2-0 start

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten teams should beat FCS teams. It's not a big deal when it happens. But for a Minnesota program that had dropped consecutive games to FCS foes (North Dakota State and South Dakota) and has rarely enjoyed easy wins of any kind in recent years...

    Blog | September 08, 2012
  10. Indiana survives test from in-state foe

    Adam Rittenberg

    Every Indiana win is precious, as we've learned in recent years, and no matter the opponent, each triumph should be cherished. The Hoosiers should celebrate Saturday night as they held off FCS Indiana State 24-17 to match their victories total fro...

    Blog | September 01, 2012
  11. Hoosiers, Gophers in trouble early on

    Adam Rittenberg

    It could be a very long night for Kevin Wilson and the Indiana Hoosiers. Minnesota's struggles against FCS foes, meanwhile, seem to be continuing. The two teams at the bottom of the Big Ten power rankings both are in dogfights. Indiana finds...

    Blog | September 24, 2011
  12. Purdue offense sharp against SEMO

    Adam Rittenberg

    There will be no nail-biter involving the Purdue Boilermakers today. After a spine-tingling win and a heart-breaking loss to begin the season, Purdue is in total control against FCS Southeast Missouri State. The Boilermakers racked up more than 20...

    Blog | September 17, 2011
  13. Spartans' Donald Spencer granted release

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State receiver Donald Spencer has been granted his release from the team. Spencer posted on his Twitter page that he'll be transferring to FCS Indiana State. He'll be eligible to play right away for the Sycamores, who open their season Se...

    Blog | June 24, 2011
  14. Minnesota needs a rally to avoid disaster

    Adam Rittenberg

    If Minnesota doesn't rally in the fourth quarter, it will join Kansas and Mississippi in a notorious group of teams from AQ leagues that have lost to FCS opponents this season. South Dakota has continued to move the ball on Minnesota's new-look de...

    Blog | September 11, 2010
  15. Gophers in trouble against South Dakota

    Adam Rittenberg

    Minnesota is officially on upset alert against another of those pesky Dakota schools. A week after FCS North Dakota State shocked Kansas, South Dakota has built a 14-3 lead in the second quarter against Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers s...

    Blog | September 11, 2010
  16. Feagin reportedly plans to transfer to Appy State

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg ESPN's Joe Schad is reporting that former Michigan quarterback/slot receiver Justin Feagin plans to transfer to FCS power Appalachian State and could play this season as long as he's academically eligi...

    Blog | August 07, 2009