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  1. Final: Fresno State 25, Illinois 23

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois didn't have to put the game in the hands of a WAC officiating crew. The Illini could have shown up in the first quarter rather than fall behind 16-0. They could have displayed grit on defense before the halftime break. They could have fin...

    Blog | December 04, 2010
  2. Illinois-Fresno State set for Dec. 3, ESPN2

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's time to update your calendars again. Illinois' 2010 regular-season finale at Fresno State has been moved to Friday, Dec. 3. The Fighting Illini and Bulldogs will kick off at 10:15 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised by ESPN2. The game had...

    Blog | March 23, 2010
  3. Illinois leads 28-21 after wild first half

    Adam Rittenberg

    Maybe Illinois should play all of its games in December. An offense that looked beyond anemic earlier this fall has shown up in a big way today. Quarterback Juice Williams and wide receiver Arrelious Benn, who shared a national awards Web site (7-...

    Blog | December 05, 2009
  4. Big Ten picks: Week 14

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten faces the WAC this week, as I get two more chances to pad my record before the inevitable disaster known as my bowl picks. Both of the contests this week were tough to call. Fresno State 33, Illinois 30: Ryan Mathews will be the differ...

    Blog | December 03, 2009
  5. What to watch in the Big Ten: Week 14

    Adam Rittenberg

    Two Big Ten teams in action, and five items to track this weekend. 1. Badgers try to rebound in paradise: Wisconsin basically has traveled halfway to Australia to face Hawaii on Saturday night (ESPN2, 11:30 p.m. ET), and a win could get the Badger...

    Blog | December 03, 2009
  6. Illinois prepares for senior sendoff

    Adam Rittenberg

    This isn't how Illinois defensive end Doug Pilcher envisioned his final collegiate game taking place. For starters, Pilcher, like the rest of his Fighting Illini teammates, entered the season fully expecting to play beyond Saturday's contest again...

    Blog | December 02, 2009
  7. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Your questions, my answers. Brandon from Columbus, Ohio, writes: Outside of being comfortable and Tressel not wanting to allow anyone else to have power, why doesn't Ohio State ever open up coaching position...

    Blog | September 18, 2009
  8. Flu forced Wisconsin to shuffle schedule

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Wisconsin's double-overtime win against Fresno State last Saturday should qualify as one of the nation's most impressive victories, considering the circumstances. The flu worked its way through the Badgers' ...

    Blog | September 16, 2009
  9. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Looks like our scheduling series has had the desired effect. Justin from Iowa writes: Adam,I've heard a lot of people suggest Iowa will split their away schedule 2/2. Iowa is a historically slow starter th...

    Blog | June 12, 2009
  10. Ranking the Big Ten nonconference schedules

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg If you haven't noticed, scheduling is the theme around this week. My colleagues have examined the decline of marquee nonleague games and the money-driven formula that goes into scheduling. Now it&...

    Blog | June 10, 2009
  11. Illinois, Mizzou to suspend St. Louis series

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Despite Missouri's dominance in the win column, the Missouri-Illinois matchup in St. Louis has been one of the Midwest's more anticipated opening games the last two years. But after meeting in St. Loui...

    Blog | June 01, 2009
  12. The ultimate Big Ten road trip

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg No football league in the country is better configured for road trips than the Big Ten. From my home base in Chicago, I can drive to eight of the 11 schools in five hours or less. If I'm feeling ambitious,...

    Blog | May 07, 2009
  13. Illinois-Cincinnati game moved to Nov. 27

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg As expected, Illinois' game at Cincinnati has been moved from Nov. 28 to Nov. 27 to accomodate a Friday broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC. Kickoff time for the game has not been determined. The Illini ...

    Blog | April 16, 2009
  14. Illinois moves Fresno State game to Dec. 5

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Head coach Ron Zook sort of let this slip out during Tuesday's news conference, but Illinois' home contest against Fresno State has officially been moved from Nov. 21 to Dec. 5. The Illini will w...

    Blog | April 01, 2009
  15. Illinois springs forward after learning experience

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Illinois did a lot of learning last fall, even if it didn't do a lot of winning. "I learned an awful lot last year," head coach Ron Zook said Tuesday morning. "Our coaches learned an awful l...

    Blog | March 31, 2009
  16. Illinois AD didn't want tough closing stretch

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Illinois finalized its 2009 schedule last week by agreeing to a home-and-home series with Big East Champ Cincinnati, which begins Nov. 28 at Cincinnati's Nippert Stadium. Adding a solid BCS opponent ...

    Blog | March 03, 2009