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  1. Northwestern bears down for takeaways

    Adam Rittenberg

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald knows football fans in Chicago spend their Sundays watching a defense fixated on takeaways. As a Chicago Bears fan, he's one of those people. Fitzgerald hopes the same folks see the same thing on...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  2. Illini ride wave of momentum to Chicago

    Adam Rittenberg

    Football and marketing both rely on timing, and Illinois hopes its surprising on-field success in the first two games fuels a different type of blitz this weekend in Chicago. For the first time in nearly two decades, Illinois will host a football ...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  3. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Your Big Ten spring meetings version ... Future football schedules likely will be a hot topic at Big Ten meetings. So will bowl games, Lee Barfknecht writes. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini has been tough on player conduct, so how will he handle Alex ...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  4. Segregation led star players to the Michigan State Spartans in th...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State built itself into a national power in the 1960s by recruiting black players from the segregated South who didn't have many opportunities to play closer to home.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2013
  5. B1G brother is watching coaches' conduct

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten football coaches are immersed in recruiting these days, but they should pay attention to a recent incident on the hardwood. It involved Iowa men's basketball coach Fran McCaffery and a chair. Some are calling it the Fran Slam. For those...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  6. Key things to know about Wrigley game

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Northwestern finally made it official today and announced it will face rival Illinois this fall at Wrigley Field. The teams will meet Nov. 20 (ESPN or ESPN2, noon ET) in the first football game at the Friendly Confines since the Chicago Be...

    Blog | April 23, 2010
  7. Northwestern, Illinois finalize Wrigley game

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's finally official: Northwestern and Illinois will play a football game at Wrigley Field this season. Northwestern and the Chicago Cubs have scheduled a news conference at noon ET Friday at the Friendly Confines to announce details of a Nov. 20...

    Blog | April 22, 2010
  8. NU-Illinois at Wrigley could be official soon

    Adam Rittenberg

    I feel like I've written this post about 100 times, but the Northwestern-Illinois football game at Wrigley Field is getting closer to being finalized. A source tells the Chicago Tribune that an agreement between the schools is "basically done" and...

    Blog | April 14, 2010
  9. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Spring (football) is in the air. Indiana will be more multiple on defense in 2010, using both three-man and four-man fronts, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times (subscription required). There's no official word from Wisconsi...

    Blog | March 23, 2010
  10. Northwestern focuses on football at Camp Kenosha

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern has returned to one of late coach Randy Walker's favorite places to learn how to play without him.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2006