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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Podcast: Dari & Mel's B1G preview

    Adam Rittenberg

    I joined ESPN colleagues Dari Nowkah and Mel Kiper Jr. during the weekend as they previewed the Big Ten in 2013. Dari and Mel made their picks for team flying under the radar, team that will underachieve, breakout player, Big Ten Heisman candidates a...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Meyer endorses Miller, but not for Heisman

    Adam Rittenberg

    Election season is upon us, and the campaigns are awash with hyperbole, as well as some seemingly conflicting statements. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is doing his part, too. Meyer doesn't shy away from hyperbole, which makes him more quotable and...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Can Rex Burkhead enter Heisman mix?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Even if the weather had cooperated Saturday, Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead wouldn't have received much work in the spring game. Burkhead has nothing to prove to his coaches, to his teammates or to the tens of thousands of Huskers fans who wou...

    Blog | April 17, 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. Yards to Glory: Howard's Heisman moment

    Adam Rittenberg

    If you haven't done so already, head to the college football home page and check out a very cool project we have going on all week. We're taking a look at the most memorable touchdowns in college football history from each yard line (and beyond). ...

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  16. 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