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  1. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Still waiting for Kyle French's game-winning field-goal attempt. Ridiculous. Plenty of criticism here and here and here and here for the officiating at the end of the Wisconsin-Arizona State game. Grades for the Badgers here and here. The Bielema...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  2. Midseason report: Penn State

    Adam Rittenberg

    PENN STATE Record: 4-2 (2-0 Big Ten) When Sam Ficken's fourth and final wayward field-goal try hooked left Sept. 8 at Virginia's Scott Stadium, those who hadn't previously written off Penn State pressed the delete button on the Nittany Lions. ...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  3. IU's Wilson wants QB to be game-changer

    Adam Rittenberg

    Just two games into his Indiana tenure, Kevin Wilson already looks like an aggressive coach. Wilson twice has passed up short field-goal attempts in the red zone and tried for touchdowns. Both times, his gambles didn't pay off. But he's not goi...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  4. Spartans scrimmage ends on trick play

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's one thing for Notre Dame to get punk'd by Michigan State on a fake field-goal attempt. But the Spartans' own players? Yep, it happened Thursday. The players on Michigan State's field-goal block team had to be kicking themselves (pun intend...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  5. Wisconsin needs defense to show up

    Adam Rittenberg

    PASADENA, Calif. -- I'm still not sure TCU can stop Wisconsin, but the Badgers still have only one touchdown despite consistently moving the ball. Special teams has hurt Wisconsin a bit as Philip Welch just missed a field goal, and the defense has...

    Blog | January 01, 2011
  6. Wisconsin has right idea on opening drive

    Adam Rittenberg

    PASADENA, Calif. -- Wisconsin had to be disappointed to settle for a Philip Welch field goal on its opening possession, but the Badgers are taking the right approach. They mixed in running backs Montee Ball and James White, used the clock and got ...

    Blog | January 01, 2011
  7. Imagination station

    Adam Rittenberg

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Like most college football fans, Ara Parseghian watched the Michigan State-Notre Dame game in Week 3 from the edge of his seat. As the Spartans lined up for the potential tying field goal in overtime, Parseghian thought the Spart...

    Blog | October 24, 2010
  8. 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
  9. Ohio State kills clock, goes up 7

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ohio State reverted to its old ways: kill the clock, run the ball, make no mistakes, protect a lead. The result was a 13-play, 59-yard drive that ate up 7:52 but only resulted in a field goal as Ohio State extended its lead to 17-10. Ohio State's ...

    Blog | October 02, 2010
  10. Big East: Officials correct in MSU-ND game

    Adam Rittenberg

    There's certainly more important news at Michigan State today, but the Big East has weighed in on the controversial end to Saturday night's Notre Dame-Michigan State game. As Michigan State lined up for what became the game-winning fake field goal...

    Blog | September 19, 2010
  11. Special teams the story so far in Madison

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- The kicking game has been huge so far at Camp Randall Stadium. We've already seen three field goal attempts, one conversion by Wisconsin, misses by each team, and an electrifying kick return for a touchdown by Arizona State's Omar...

    Blog | September 18, 2010
  12. Big Ten special-teams spotlight: Part II

    Adam Rittenberg

    Here's the second half of my look at special teams in the Big Ten in 2010. For Part I, click here. NORTHWESTERN Kicker: Second-team All-Big Ten selection Stefan Demos returns after connecting on 18 of 25 field goal attempts in 2009. Punter: ...

    Blog | March 09, 2010
  13. Iowa's Ferentz back on top after bowl win

    Adam Rittenberg

    Kirk Ferentz did something totally out of character with a three-point lead and about seven minutes left in the FedEx Orange Bowl. He called for a fake field goal, which failed miserably and gave Georgia Tech's offense new life with 6:45 left. ...

    Blog | January 06, 2010
  14. Instant analysis: Ohio State 27, Iowa 24

    Adam Rittenberg

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Quick thoughts from Ohio State's 27-24 overtime win against Iowa. How the game was won: Ohio State's defense clamped down in overtime, pushing Iowa out of field goal range with a Doug Worthington sack and a tackle for loss. The o...

    Blog | November 14, 2009
  15. Iowa drive goes for naught

    Adam Rittenberg

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Iowa made the type of statement it needed to at the start of the second half, and yet the Hawkeyes still came up empty. Daniel Murray's miss on a 22-yard field-goal attempt certainly could come back to haunt Iowa, which marched d...

    Blog | November 14, 2009
  16. Buckeyes run game returns

    Adam Rittenberg

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When you run 17 plays and take 8:40 off the clock, you want a touchdown. But Ohio State will settle for a game-tying Devin Barclay field goal. Ohio State's offensive line really stepped up on the drive, imposing their will agains...

    Blog | November 14, 2009