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  1. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Austin Ward

    Just passed another mile marker on the road to football. Teams are back on the field, and there will be real, live games soon. Amen. There will be so much more to talk about in the Big Ten as the season continues to draw closer, and obviously way ...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  2. Big Ten Tuesday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Questions, answers and Twitter. What could possibly be better on a Tuesday in June? Let's begin ... Virgel from Valdosta, Ga., writes: Adam, do you think that if this season ends the Tim Beckman era at Illinois, they would go after a high-profi...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
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  4. B1G numbers: Changes in recruiting

    Josh Moyer

    After taking a look at the most recent database of revenues and expenses in college sports, we're putting the Big Ten under the microscope. Our four-part series -- the rest of which can be found here -- concludes with a look at recruiting expenses an...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  5. B1G numbers: The price of home games

    Adam Rittenberg

    After taking a look at the most recent database of revenues and expenses in college sports, we're putting the Big Ten under the microscope. Our four-part series continues today with a look at the money Big Ten teams have paid to opponents over the ye...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  6. B1G meetings to focus on big-picture items

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- When Big Ten athletic directors and administrators gather each spring, they normally look in the mirror and explore internal issues. In 2010, expansion buzz consumed the league's meetings in Chicago; weeks later, Nebraska became ...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  7. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    What's on your mind? rtXC from Denison, Texas, writes: Hey, Brian, love the blog! After the SEC's "groundbreaking" announcement to stay at eight conference games and have each of its teams play one team from the Power 5, would you like to see the ot...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  8. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    The links are slimming up for the summer. Five lessons from Rutgers' spring practice, including Gary Nova as the team's top quarterback. The Big Ten continues to fight a perception problem. Gerry DiNardo shares his thoughts on each Big Ten team...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  9. ABC/ESPN selects B1G prime-time slate

    Adam Rittenberg

    The most exciting day of the Big Ten offseason is here. OK, not really, but it's definitely in the top five. The first portion of the Big Ten's prime-time schedule is out as ABC/ESPN made its six selections for games to be played under the lights....

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  10. Hermann making Delany's task tougher

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany is one of the smartest and most persuasive people in the sports world. If he wasn't leading the nation's richest athletic conference, Delany, who has a law degree from North Carolina, could be a fearsome figure in the ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  11. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    I'm currently driving around Michigan, getting a close-up look at the Wolverines and Spartans this spring. I still found a little time during my Mitten State adventure to answer a few of your emails in this shortened mailbag. Keep those questions com...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  12. Big Ten's lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Eyes closed, head first, can't lose. Bill O'Brien called Penn State's bowl ban "ridiculous." The Nittany Lions picked up a commitment from a receiver. The pieces are in place for Jake Rudock and Iowa to be successful. Cardale Jones and J.T. B...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  13. Big Ten makes progress in diversity

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten likes to consider itself a leader on many fronts in college sports. Several Big Ten schools were among the first to integrate their football programs, and the first two African-American head football coaches in a major conference called t...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  14. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wishing you a great weekend. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter. To the inbox ... Jeremy from the South Carolina Cornfields writes: It has been interesting seeing the opinions of some new member fans from Rutgers and Maryland. What I found most...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  15. B1G night games could come to early Nov.

    Adam Rittenberg

    Four years ago, the Big Ten clarified its November night games policy, saying that while a contractual provision exists between the league and its TV partners about prime-time games after Nov. 1, the games can take place if all parties are on board a...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  16. Big Ten schools focus on student turnout

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's not surprising that Big Ten athletic directors spent part of their meeting last week discussing football attendance, a growing concern despite the sport's surging popularity. The real surprise: How much the ADs focused on a group whose devoti...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  17. Attendance challenges big deal for B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten's combination of big stadiums, big fan bases and big tradition has historically made football attendance a rather small issue. America's two largest football venues -- Michigan Stadium and Beaver Stadium -- sit on Big Ten campuses, and...

    Blog | February 17, 2014