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  1. Best case/Worst case: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    We are a week away from football, and as the season preview winds down, we are taking a look at the best-case and worst-case scenarios for each Big Ten team in 2014. As a reminder, these aren't actual predictions or even projections of probable ou...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  2. Oddball: 3-4 defense catching on in B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    Oddball is coming to the Big Ten in 2014. After spreading through the NFL and much of college football, odd defenses -- with three down linemen instead of four -- will be more visible in the Big Ten this season. Three Big Ten teams -- Wisconsin, M...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  3. MSU moves practice after gas leak

    Adam Rittenberg

    Football coaches talk all the time about sudden change. The teams that can best handle those moments in games usually come out on the winning end. Sometimes sudden change occurs during a seemingly straightforward preseason practice. It happened at...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  4. Longevity key in B1G's signature seasons

    Adam Rittenberg

    What constitutes a signature season in the Big Ten? We're not talking about good or very good or even great. These are the single best individual seasons in college football history. And in the Big Ten, perhaps more so than in any other league, hi...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  5. Podcasts: B1G coaches preview season

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten coach "Car Wash" at ESPN is all over, but before leaving Bristol, Connecticut, each league coach sat down with colleague Ivan Maisel for the ESPNU College Football Podcast. Check out all the interviews: Part I and Part II. Part I i...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  6. Revsine book bridges sport's past, present

    Adam Rittenberg

    What do you really know about the origins of college football? If you're like me, you think of Ivy League types meeting on fields before small crowds. It was a simpler game -- no forward pass until 1906 -- played at a simpler time. The big topics ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  7. B1G coaches see playoff as equalizer

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- The preseason primping in college football is over. The beauty contest has been canceled. If the playoff selection committee does its job, nothing that is said, written or ranked between now and early October will matter. And that's a v...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  8. B1G players in top 100: Part I

    Adam Rittenberg

    ESPN.com has taken on the herculean task of ranking the top 100 players in college football entering the 2014 season. These are based on expected contributions for the 2014 season, regardless of position. The list will be released in 10-player inc...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  9. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Football, please get here. I can't stand watching Chicago baseball any more. Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen is open to a 10-game conference schedule. Michigan State tops the Big Ten's special teams rankings. MSU finishes second on CBSsports.com'...

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

    Adam Rittenberg

    Earlier this week, we asked you to select your favorite Big Ten road stadium and tell us why. The response was tremendous, but we're not surprised. Your continued involvement is the No. 1 reason why this is ESPN.com's No. 1 college football blog (shh...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  11. Your views: Favorite B1G road stadium

    Adam Rittenberg

    One of the most subjective yet popular elements of the interminable college football offseason is the stadium ranking. We gave it a go back in 2012 and received plenty of vengeful spirited feedback. Good times. Athlon recently dipped its toe into ...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  12. Scherff, Mostert on 'freaks' list

    Adam Rittenberg

    I returned home from California to find Phil Steele's college football preview magazine waiting for me. Today comes another indicator of the upcoming season: Bruce Feldman's annual "freaks" list. The list is what it sounds like: the freakiest athlete...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  13. Key stretch: Nebraska

    Adam Rittenberg

    The days are getting shorter, which means the college football season is getting closer. With that in mind, we're taking a look at the pivotal three- or four-game stretch in the slate for each Big Ten squad. Next up is Nebraska, a team aiming for ...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  14. Poll: B1G player facing most pressure

    Adam Rittenberg

    Earlier this week Sports on Earth took a look at the college football players facing the most pressure entering the 2014 season. The Big Ten occupied three places on the list: Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova; Ohio State cornerbacks Doran Grant and Arma...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  15. Key stretch: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's another day closer to the college football season, and like you, we can't wait. To get geared up, we're looking at the pivotal three- or four-game stretch in the slate for each league squad. Next up is Illinois, which enters a pivotal season ...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  16. 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