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  1. Big Ten backs deliver historic season

    Adam Rittenberg

    Melvin Gordon can be mesmerizing. He's such a dynamic runner, seemingly always on the verge of another huge play, that it's hard to ever turn away. The Wisconsin junior is having a Heisman Trophy-caliber season even if he doesn't win the award nex...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  2. Big Ten's second act worth watching

    Adam Rittenberg

    The great thing about the college football season is that until it ends, there is a chance to change the story. Players, coaches, teams and even leagues can have a second act. The Big Ten's first act in 2014 was a tragedy or comedy -- probably bot...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  3. Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon makes his case for Heisman

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- Melvin Gordon didn't see Ron Dayne as he entered Wisconsin's interview room early Saturday evening. Gordon sidestepped Dayne, just as he did numerous Nebraska defenders during an afternoon that won't soon be forgotten in a place u...

    Blog | November 15, 2014
  4. Instant Analysis: No. 20 Wisconsin 59, No. 16 Nebraska 24

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- After falling behind by 14 points early, No. 20 Wisconsin surged back to wallop No. 16 Nebraska 59-24 behind junior running back Melvin Gordon, who delivered an unforgettable performance to bolster his Heisman candidacy in a national...

    Blog | November 15, 2014
  5. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 7

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan is back on the winning track but not quite back in the bowl projections. Brady Hoke's team ended its three-game slide Saturday night by grinding out an 18-13 win against Penn State at Michigan Stadium. The Wolverines' defense locked down ...

    Blog | October 12, 2014
  6. B1G RBs deserve place in Heisman chase

    Adam Rittenberg

    If your Heisman Trophy research routine consists of dissecting ESPN's QBR table or relentlessly refreshing TMZ Sports, you are not alone. You have been conditioned to expect a player with a strong QB rating and a stronger Q rating, to hoist the st...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. RB Melvin Gordon of Wisconsin Badgers limited because of hip flex...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon had a hip flexor injury that limited him in the second half of the Badgers' loss to LSU, coach Gary Andersen said Monday.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Big Ten Friday mailbag

    Adam Rittenberg

    I'm your bagman today. Season's less than a week away. Horses like hay, OK? Be sure to follow my new Twitter handle (@ESPNRittenberg). Let's begin ... ...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  12. Bovada sets B1G stats over-unders, odds

    Adam Rittenberg

    Do you think Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon will match or eclipse last season's rushing total of 1,609 yards? Is Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller capable of another 36-touchdown season? Have a good feeling about the Big Ten's rushing or...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  13. Longevity key in B1G's signature seasons

    Adam Rittenberg

    What constitutes a signature season in the Big Ten? We're not talking about good or very good or even great. These are the single best individual seasons in college football history. And in the Big Ten, perhaps more so than in any other league, hi...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  14. Big Ten Friday mailbag

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's been a while, folks. Let's get to those questions. Be sure to follow my new Twitter account (@ESPNRittenberg). Matt from Farmington Hills, Mich., writes: Adam, I think the real X-factor for Michigan this year is Coach Nuss. Lost in the well-d...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  15. The most quotable B1G coaches, players

    Adam Rittenberg

    You've probably figured out that Big Ten media days are coming, as we've been previewing them extensively. As a reminder, we will be taking Twitter questions for all 12 coaches as well as the following players: Nate Sudfeld, C.J. Brown, Frank Clark, ...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  16. B1G's 5 most important nonleague games

    Adam Rittenberg

    There's no dancing around it: Nonleague play simply matters more for the Big Ten than any other major conference. The league's national reputation is constantly dissected, and the inevitable question that follows -- how does the Big Ten improve it...

    Blog | July 16, 2014