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  1. An oral history of the College Football Playoff

    Adam Rittenberg

    The story of how college football transitioned from the BCS to a playoff, as told by the conference commissioners and athletic directors who were directly involved in the decision-making process.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2014
  2. How ISU's Jacob Gannon coped with anxiety and learned to love foo...

    Adam Rittenberg

    AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State's Jacob Gannon is like a lot of seniors preparing for their final games this weekend: nostalgic, reflective, grateful. During Senior Day last week, Gannon recalled all the memories he had at Jack Trice Stadium, including t...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  3. Big Ten might have bowl-eligible team miss out of postseason

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten could have a bowl-eligible team miss out on the postseason and has informed its schools of the possibility.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2014
  4. Hangin' with the Axe

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- The chant begins in the northeast corner of Camp Randall Stadium, with the game's outcome secure and the celebration imminent. Wisconsin students standing around the Badgers' tunnel, deprived of college football's coolest and most...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  5. Life with the Axe is never dull during Wisconsin-Minnesota weeken...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Following the Axe during Wisconsin-Minnesota weekend is seeing how rivalry royalty lives.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2014
  6. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 13

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's the penultimate version of the bowl projections, and we have some news at the top. Sorry, Buckeyes fans, we're not projecting the Scarlet and Gray to the College Football Playoff -- not yet, at least. As we did for a portion of the season, we...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  7. Outsiders Todd Graham, Rich Rodriguez mark their territory at ASU...

    Adam Rittenberg

    TEMPE and TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Territorial Cup isn't college football's most famous rivalry trophy, but it is the oldest, dating to 1899. Thirteen years later, Arizona achieved statehood. The silver-plated cup, over a britannia base metal, goes to...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  8. Scooby Wright, the underdog, is the face of Arizona football

    Adam Rittenberg

    TUCSON, Ariz. -- Scooby the Underdog wasn't supposed to be a five-star recruit. His story still could have turned out well, perhaps really well, if such a rating had been bestowed upon him. Phillip Wright III still had enough drive, enough work et...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  9. Big Ten's second act worth watching

    Adam Rittenberg

    The great thing about the college football season is that until it ends, there is a chance to change the story. Players, coaches, teams and even leagues can have a second act. The Big Ten's first act in 2014 was a tragedy or comedy -- probably bot...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  10. Is the College Football Playoff committee forcing programs to ret...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The College Football Playoff committee's rankings show that schedule strength matters now, so programs now have to decide if this forces them to rethink how they schedule in the future.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2014
  11. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 9

    Adam Rittenberg

    Tuesday nights have become rather significant in college football with the release of the playoff selection committee's rankings. As a result, bowl projections also move to Tuesdays and will be released immediately after the committee's rundown. L...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  12. Beware: Big, bad Buckeyes are coming

    Adam Rittenberg

    Programs like Ohio State are like Air Force One: They're never supposed to disappear from the radar screen. There are several places in college football where the national spotlight fixates, and Ohio Stadium is one. When Urban Meyer is prowling th...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  13. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 8

    Adam Rittenberg

    The leaves are turning, the mercury is dropping and teams are becoming bowl eligible. Welcome to the heart of the college football season. It's a wonderful place to be, don't you agree? Three Big Ten teams (Michigan State, Minnesota and Nebraska) ...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  14. Notre Dame Fighting Irish can get right back in the College Footb...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Notre Dame joined a growing and impressive club of one-loss teams that all harbor playoff hopes. Much like Oregon, TCU, Georgia, Alabama and Michigan State before them, the Fighting Irish must rise to the challenge and keep their hopes of contention on course.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2014
  15. Gophers slow-playing their way to success

    Adam Rittenberg

    College football has become fast food. More teams are ingesting as much as possible, as quickly as possible, and putting bloated numbers on the scoreboard. Games like last Saturday's captivating track meet between Baylor and TCU -- it featured 1,2...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  16. B1G's wild, wild West needs a Wyatt Earp

    Adam Rittenberg

    The first half of the college football season has been deliciously unpredictable nationally. Here in Big Ten country, though, things have more or less played out like we thought they would. The East Division looks like a two-team race between Mich...

    Blog | October 13, 2014