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  1. Big Ten football bringing in big revenue but no national champion...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten is on par with the SEC when it comes to generating revenue, but similar on-field success continues to elude it. Athletic directors around the league admit the Big Ten's considerable wealth can't buy what it wants most: a crystal football.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2013
  2. Big Ten to allow unlimited replays at football stadiums

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten will allow its member schools to show unlimited replays on stadium video boards beginning this season as part of an effort to upgrade the game-day experience.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2013
  3. Spring QB battles: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    Spring football is under way in the Big Ten, and plenty of quarterback competitions will be taking place around the league in the coming weeks. We've been examining each one. The series wraps up with the Illinois Fighting Illini. Incumbent: Nat...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  4. Bowl season an opportunity for Big Ten, ACC to end on high note -...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The beauty of bowl season is it provides every league a chance to salvage something. The Big Ten and the ACC are no exceptions. So which league is in most need of a strong postseason showing?

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2012
  5. College football -- Big Ten offenses mix the spread and the tradi...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The spread offense has been successful for some Big Ten teams but not everyone has caught on. Offenses in the coming season range between wide-open and traditional attacks.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2012
  6. Big Ten wants selection committee to pick four-team playoff

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten on Monday outlined its preferences for college football's future postseason model, which include a selection committee with guidelines to help select four playoff participants.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2012
  7. Big Ten Conference to use 9-game league schedule in football in 2...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten will use a nine-game conference schedule in football beginning in the 2017 season, the league announced Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2011
  8. Indy to permanently host Big Ten football title game; Basketball ...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Indianapolis has prevailed in the campaign to become the permanent host of the new Big Ten football championship game.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2011
  9. Ron Guenther will retire at end of contract as Illinois Fighting...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois athletic director Ron Guenther announced Monday that he will retire from his post when his contract expires June 30.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2011
  10. Illinois Fighting Illini season recap

    Adam Rittenberg

    College football's ultimate all-or-nothing program finally had a season that ended up right in the middle. After a decade that featured two BCS bowl appearances and eight losing seasons, Illinois rebounded from a 3-9 disaster in 2009 to go 6-6 in ...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  11. Illinois starting CB Terry Hawthorne out 3-6 weeks

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois has suffered its second significant blow to the secondary this week, as starting cornerback Terry Hawthorne will miss 3-6 weeks with a stress fracture in his right foot.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2010
  12. Illinois Fighting Illini football looks for a fresh start in 2009...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The heady experience of a Rose Bowl appearance in 2007 was tempered by a 5-7 2008 season for Illinois. If the Illini are to challenge in the Big Ten in 2009, it will be because of their QB-WR tandem of Juice Williams and Arrelious Benn.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2009
  13. Big Ten villains, past and present

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg There's enough hero worship in college football these days. Let's talk about the villains. Which player, coach or opponent haunts your favorite Big Ten team like none other? Some Penn State fans might ...

    Blog | August 17, 2009
  14. Schlabach: Big Ten lags in nonleague scheduling

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg If you check out the college football front page, you'll notice a bar graph displaying schedule strength around the country. The Big Ten, needless to say, doesn't pack much punch in its nonconference s...

    Blog | June 10, 2009
  15. Hope and concern: Illinois Fighting Illini

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg As we trudge through the college football Sahara known as June, it's time to examine why you should get excited and anxious about your favorite Big Ten team heading into the summer. During the coming days ...

    Blog | June 04, 2009
  16. Illinois recruit Tommie Hopkins recovering from leg wound after b...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois football recruit Tommie Hopkins is recovering from a leg wound after being shot in his car early Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2009