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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. Todd Gurley suspension muddles Heisman Trophy race

    Adam Rittenberg

    The College Football Playoff picture became much cloudier after Week 6. Four days later, the Heisman Trophy race is suddenly wide-open. Nothing had stopped Todd Gurley this season. The Georgia running back either ran past or through anyone in his ...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Preseason position preview: RBs

    Adam Rittenberg

    Running back typically is among the Big Ten's strongest position groups, and it should be once again in 2014. The league returns two preseason Heisman Trophy candidates in Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon and Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, as well as several ot...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  5. Who will be 2014's breakout players, following Jameis Winston or ...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Who will be next season's breakout stars, following in the footsteps of Jameis Winston or Tre Mason?

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2014
  6. Miller has opportunity for Heisman moment

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller began the season as a top Heisman Trophy candidate. He could end it the same way. Miller likely can't win the Heisman on Saturday night against Michigan State in the Big Ten championship -- Flo...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  7. Miller, Shazier lead B1G underclassmen

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2012 college football season saw a redshirt freshman (Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel) win the Heisman Trophy for the first time. The number of young starting quarterbacks for major conference programs likely has never been higher. And while the r...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  8. Buckeyes' Miller wins Silver Football Award

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller isn't going to New York for the Heisman Trophy ceremony, and he didn't claim any national awards Thursday, but his strong sophomore season is being celebrated in the Big Ten. Miller already has been named Big ...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  9. Wisconsin Badgers' Montee Ball cleared to play vs. Nebraska Cornh...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wisconsin senior running back Montee Ball will play Saturday night at Nebraska, Badgers coach Bret Bielema said Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  10. Seven B1G backs on Doak Walker list

    Adam Rittenberg

    Most folks believe running back is the Big Ten's strongest position entering the 2012 season. It's reflected on the preseason watch list for the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation's top running back. Led by 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist Montee ...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  11. Michigan to unretire Gerald Ford's No. 48

    Adam Rittenberg

    News flash: Jersey numbers are a big deal at Michigan. There's the No. 1 jersey, worn by just 12 players in team history, the past six of whom played wide receiver. The No. 21 jersey also has special significance, as it was worn by Heisman Trophy ...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  12. Montee Ball of Wisconsin Badgers returning for senior season

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wisconsin running back Montee Ball has decided to remain in school for his senior season rather than bolting for the NFL draft.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2012
  13. 1Q update: Both offenses clicking early on

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- So much for the Big Ten championship game being a defense-driven contest. Both offenses are moving the football very well so far tonight at Lucas Oil Stadium. A Michigan State turnover has allowed Wisconsin to take a 21-7 lead agai...

    Blog | December 03, 2011
  14. Friday Q&A: Northwestern QB Dan Persa

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern built a preseason Heisman Trophy campaign around Dan Persa but then didn't have its star quarterback's services for the first three games of the season. Persa returned last week against Illinois and threw a career-high four touchdown pas...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  15. Northwestern launches campaign for Persa

    Adam Rittenberg

    When Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald called quarterback Dan Persa a Heisman Trophy candidate this spring on a conference call with reporters, the comment gained traction regionally and even a little bit nationally. Northwestern's push for Persa ...

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  16. Today's chat: Heisman winner Eric Crouch

    Adam Rittenberg

    You'll have to wait until Wednesday to chat with me again, but former Nebraska star quarterback Eric Crouch is ready for your questions today! Be sure to chat with Crouch, the 2001 Heisman Trophy winner, today at 2 p.m. ET. Crouch led Nebraska ...

    Blog | June 27, 2011