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  1. Pat Fitzgerald happy to be 'a knucklehead'

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten coaches run the gamut of sideline demeanor. Nebraska's Bo Pelini can't escape his past (Texas A&M). Iowa's Kirk Ferentz takes heat for being too stoic. Michigan's Brady Hoke doesn't wear a headset. Purdue's Danny Hope fights crime and ...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  2. Gophers' D-line starting to turn up the heat

    Adam Rittenberg

    Jerry Kill never hides the fact that he's building a program at Minnesota, which makes him somewhat hesitant to heap praise or draw conclusions after limited on-field success. But Kill is willing to acknowledge what seems abundantly clear after th...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  3. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Anyone else itching for football weather? Can't stand this heat. Rob Oller wonders whether Urban Meyer is the man to finally produce NFL quarterbacks at Ohio State. Penn State shouldn't worry about Pitt and instead try to play West Virginia mor...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  4. Illini pressure working against Osweiler

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois might not be able to contain Arizona State's vertical passing attack, but the Illini are getting to quarterback Brock Osweiler. Coordinator Vic Koenning has turned up the heat, and the blitzes are reaching their target....

    Blog | September 17, 2011
  5. 'OTL' report puts more heat on Ohio State

    Adam Rittenberg

    Jim Tressel and Terrelle Pryor both are gone from Ohio State, but the problems facing the program only seem to be getting worse. The latest potential bombshell comes from ESPN colleagues Tom Farrey and Justine Gubar, who report on "Outside the Lin...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  6. Big Ten chat: Wednesday at noon ET

    Adam Rittenberg

    We need to talk. Eleven Big Ten teams are done with spring ball, Jim Tressel is feeling the heat and the season can't get here soon enough. Big. Ten. Chat. Wednesday at noon ET. Be there. Better yet, chat with Wisconsin tackle Gabe Carimi and I at...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  7. Heat turned up for Indiana QBs this spring

    Adam Rittenberg

    Indiana's new coaches aren't handling their quarterbacks with kid gloves. There has been no hand-holding in spring practice as Dusty Kiel, Edward Wright-Baker and the other Hoosiers' triggermen learn a new offensive scheme. "They're telling us ...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  8. Gophers' D-line to turn up the heat this fall

    Adam Rittenberg

    Tracy Claeys hasn't spent much time watching tape or reviewing stats from Minnesota's 2010 season. The Gophers' new defensive coordinator is focused on the future, and he wants his players to feel the same way. "I don't want to judge them on th...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  9. Big Ten recent bowl nemesis is Big 12

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten-SEC rivalry is alive and well, and you'll hear plenty about it in the coming weeks as bowl season heats up. From the commissioner level to the fan level, the Big Ten and the SEC are always trying to one-up each another. Colleague Chris...

    Blog | December 22, 2010
  10. Big Ten awards race updates: Week 12

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Defensive Player of the Year award can be handed to "Superman" right now as far as I'm concerned. The Offensive Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year races, meanwhile, continue to heat up. Let's take a look. OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YE...

    Blog | November 17, 2010
  11. Indiana expects Ben Chappell to return

    Adam Rittenberg

    We saw what happened to Indiana without starting quarterback Ben Chappell, and needless to say, it wasn't pretty. The Hoosiers must win their final two games to become bowl eligible and take some heat off of head coach Bill Lynch. It looks like...

    Blog | November 15, 2010
  12. Wolverines' D-line turning up the heat

    Adam Rittenberg

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan's biggest key to winning this game -- more than Denard Robinson's brilliance or attacking the Michigan State secondary -- was simple. Pressure Kirk Cousins. The Wolverines' strength on defense undoubtedly rests with...

    Blog | October 09, 2010
  13. Roh, Martin lead Wolverines' pressure

    Adam Rittenberg

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan's defense has had several "uh-oh" moments so far, but the Wolverines certainly are bringing the heat in the first half against Connecticut. Craig Roh and Mike Martin have looked great pressuring Connecticut quarterback...

    Blog | September 04, 2010
  14. Indiana camp strategy targets long haul

    Adam Rittenberg

    Indiana's preseason camp this year had all the usual ingredients: heat, position competition, scheme review, scrimmages, heat, two-a-days, conditioning. Did I mention heat? The one element Indiana's coaches decided to scale back, however, was f...

    Blog | August 31, 2010
  15. Indiana's Andre Kates takes long road home

    Adam Rittenberg

    Indiana has spent most of the training camp practicing in oppressive heat, but Andre Kates doesn't mind. When the Hoosiers' strength and conditioning staff demands one more rep in the weight room, Kates willingly obliges. And when Kates' new te...

    Blog | August 17, 2010
  16. Wisconsin should heat up this season

    Adam Rittenberg

    At this time last summer, all the Big Ten talk centered on two teams: Penn State and Ohio State. The Nittany Lions and Buckeyes shared the league title in 2008, and both advanced to BCS bowls. Iowa also entered the 2009 season ranked in the top 20...

    Blog | August 10, 2010