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  1. Pumping brakes on UW's preseason hype

    Adam Rittenberg

    Melvin Gordon passed up the NFL draft, where he likely would have been the first running back selected, in order to lead Wisconsin to the first College Football Playoff. It's an admirable pursuit and one that endears Gordon to Badgers fans even mo...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  2. Wisconsin's Gordon reaches for next level

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- Most Wisconsin players had disappeared into the northeast tunnel of Camp Randall Stadium, leaving behind another spring workout. But Melvin Gordon remained, running routes and catching passes from walk-on quarterback Thad Armstrong. ...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  3. Abdullah, Gordon look to leave legacies

    Adam Rittenberg

    When Ameer Abdullah weighed whether to enter the NFL draft or return to Nebraska for his senior season, he didn't do much external research on comparable players. He looked at his own family and how all eight of his older siblings had earned their...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  4. Only four B1G players enter draft early

    Adam Rittenberg

    You've probably heard about the record number of underclassmen entering the 2014 NFL draft. The NFL publishes its official list of draft departures on Sunday, and more than 90 players are expected to be on it, eclipsing the previous record of 73 from...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  5. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Eventful week in the Big Ten so far, and bowl season wraps up tonight in South Florida. Time to check the mail ... Dave from Columbus, Ohio, writes: Adam -It was great to see Coach Dantonio finish out the season with a Rose Bowl win. His team's...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  6. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    I was preparing a snide remark about the Lions being the Lions. And then the Bears decided to be the Bears. Woe is the NFC North. Minnesota's solid season has already raised the bar for 2014. Gophers defensive back Brock Vereen wants to join his ...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  7. Running back Melvin Gordon will pass up NFL draft, return to Wisc...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon will return for his redshirt junior season in 2014, he announced Friday.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2013
  8. Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon provides instant imp...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Melvin Gordon is the latest in a long line of Wisconsin running backs to burst onto the national stage. What makes this instant-impact back different from his Badgers peers? He doesn't need many carries to leave his mark.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2013
  9. Race never ends for White, Badger backs

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- At some point before toe meets football Saturday, Wisconsin assistant Thomas Hammock will gather the Badger running backs and ask a simple question: Who should start? You may think Hammock is shirking his primary responsibility as...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  10. Big Ten chat wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    You waited patiently for the Big Ten chat and, as always, brought good questions and insights to it. We talked realignment (of course), future Big Ten scheduling, recruiting and more. You even got a Super Bowl prediction from me (49ers don't lose Sup...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  11. Early Big Ten power rankings for 2013

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2012 college football season is barely on ice and we're already heating up for the 2013 campaign with a way-too-early version of the Big Ten power rankings. This is a snapshot of how the league looks at this point in time, not knowing all the per...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  12. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Last links of 2012. Enjoy. Tom Shatel has a terrific exit interview with Nebraska's Tom Osborne. Tim Beck's offense truly clicked in Year 2. Huskers offensive line coach Barney Cotton is far from through. Dynamic freshman Melvin Gordon will be ...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  13. Big Ten draft bargains

    Adam Rittenberg

    During my Big Ten chat Wednesday, Dan from B1G Country asked about any NFL draft bargains from the conference this year. With the draft set to begin Thursday night, I thought this would be a good time to look at some Big Ten players who might bene...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  14. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    When I first started working here, an 8-year-old Shirley Temple taught me how to roll a cigarette. Things were a little awkward at first when former Michigan teammates Stephen Schilling and Justin Boren reunited at the NFL combine, Ken Gordon wri...

    Blog | February 25, 2011