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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Todd Gurley suspension muddles Heisman Trophy race

    Adam Rittenberg

    The College Football Playoff picture became much cloudier after Week 6. Four days later, the Heisman Trophy race is suddenly wide-open. Nothing had stopped Todd Gurley this season. The Georgia running back either ran past or through anyone in his ...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  7. Reassessing the B1G after six weeks

    Adam Rittenberg

    If you spent Sunday looking at your spouse, your kids or your dog with raised eyebrows, you're not alone. Blame college football. After weeks like this past one, everyone is reassessing everything. That's what happens when five of the top eight te...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  8. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 4

    Adam Rittenberg

    Five lessons from the week that was in Big Ten football. 1. The Big Ten can step up in key games: After two weeks of justified bashing, the Big Ten deserves some credit for bouncing back nicely in the last meaningful Saturday of nonconference play...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  9. Patterson, Kill cut from 'same cloth'

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 7-11. That is what Dennis Franchione's wife, Kim, calls the football office because of time coaches arrive and depart. But when Franchione had two young Kansans on his staff at NAIA Pittsburg State in the late 1980s, the office might as well h...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  10. End of Penn State bowl ban: What it means

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State football has paid its penance, and the NCAA's executive committee on Monday lifted a bowl ban on the program and will return the full complement of 85 scholarships by 2015-16. So what does it all mean? Read on. Penn State is re...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  11. Jim Delany disappointed in Big Ten's showing Saturday

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany expressed disappointment in the league's results Saturday but doesn't think the door is closed for a Big Ten team to reach the inaugural College Football Playoff.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2014
  12. B1G schedules enter new, exciting phase

    Adam Rittenberg

    Some of you will be sad when the lights go out Saturday night at Notre Dame Stadium. The Michigan-Notre Dame series will go to sleep, and no alarm clock has been set to rouse a rivalry that exists more for some than others. College football fans b...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  13. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    On a Sunday night conference call with reporters, six days before another measuring-stick game for his team, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio provided a dose of perspective. "Win or lose, you know, we still have a lot of football games ahead of ...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  14. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    When you're watching Big Ten football on opening weekend, be sure to read between the lines. Don't ignore new quarterbacks like Wes Lunt and Tanner McEvoy, or newcomer defenders like Jabrill Peppers and Jihad Ward, but the real gauge for some team...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  15. Fast start would mean sunny days for B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    Few would describe Jim Delany as Mr. Sunshine, but the Big Ten commissioner spread some of it as a new season dawns and, with it, the playoff era in college football. "It's what I would describe as a fresh start," Delany told ESPN.com on Monday mo...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  16. Terps' Leak, Brown draw from year off

    Adam Rittenberg

    When it comes to the most anticipated openers for the 2014 college football season, the Maryland-James Madison game at Byrd Stadium won't make many lists. But for two Terrapins players, it marks the final step in a long road back. Wide receiver Ma...

    Blog | August 25, 2014