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  1. Northwestern bears down for takeaways

    Adam Rittenberg

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald knows football fans in Chicago spend their Sundays watching a defense fixated on takeaways. As a Chicago Bears fan, he's one of those people. Fitzgerald hopes the same folks see the same thing on...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  2. New Badgers DC to stress takeaways, speed

    Adam Rittenberg

    It doesn't take long for new Wisconsin defensive coordinator Dave Aranda to spot a defense that puts takeaways first. Or one that doesn't. "Say it's an interior run, an A-gap or B-gap run, and that ball carrier is held up at a certain point in tha...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  3. Offense or defense? B1G's identity unclear

    Adam Rittenberg

    The LSU-Alabama game left no doubt about the SEC's identity in 2011, as the nation's top two defenses dominated play in Tuscaloosa with bone-crushing hits, superb fundamentals and brilliant takeaways. About 575 miles away from Bryant-Denny Stadium...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  4. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    One day away ... Ohio State's season hinges on the Miami game, Rob Oller writes in The Columbus Dispatch. Buckeyes safety Tyler Moeller knows it's all about takeaways against the U, Doug Lesmerises writes in The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer. Ohio Sta...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  5. Buckeyes can't capitalize on turnover

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- Down 21-3 against a power-run, clock-killing team like Wisconsin, Ohio State's best chance for a comeback rested with takeaways. Good thing, too, because Ohio State has one of the most opportunistic defenses in the country. The Bu...

    Blog | October 16, 2010
  6. Opportunistic D helps Buckeyes extend lead

    Adam Rittenberg

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Remember what I said about Ohio State's opportunistic defense? The Buckeyes tied for third nationally in takeaways with 35 last season, and they're off to a great start in this game. Jacory Harris threw his second interception...

    Blog | September 11, 2010
  7. Vote for Big Ten in the Herbie Awards

    Adam Rittenberg

    You know the 2010 season is getting closer when the Herbie Awards are just around the corner. Kirk Herbstreit will be handling out his annual preseason awards Aug. 31 (that's in a week, people) at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. You have the chance to vote ...

    Blog | August 24, 2010
  8. Notes from Day 2 of the Big Ten meetings

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Day 2 of the Big Ten's spring meetings is in the books, and before I head home, here are some notes, quotes and takeaways from the Hotel Sofitel Chicago. If you haven't done so already, check out my story on Big Ten commissioner Jim ...

    Blog | May 18, 2010
  9. Ferentz talks spring ball, depth chart

    Adam Rittenberg

    Iowa opened spring practice today, and head coach Kirk Ferentz met with reporters to preview the next few weeks. A few takeaways from Ferentz's news conference and Iowa's spring two-deep: Health update: safeties Tyler Sash and Brett Greenwood ...

    Blog | March 24, 2010
  10. Iowa's takeaway tradition continues

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- No one in Iowa's camp can explain why the defense has generated so many turnovers since the start of last season. It just keeps happening. Iowa led the Big Ten in takeaways with 32 in 2...

    Blog | September 26, 2009
  11. Video: Iowa preview

    Adam Rittenberg

    Kirk Herbstreit, Craig James, Todd McShay and Mark May preview Iowa's 2009 football season....

    Blog | August 15, 2009
  12. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg In case you missed Big Ten preview day, check it out here and here. ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit also sat down with Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who says he gets e-mails from Michigan players. The coun...

    Blog | May 07, 2009
  13. Video: Conversation with Terrelle Pryor

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor sits down with ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit....

    Blog | May 06, 2009
  14. What we learned in the Big Ten in Week 6

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Five takeaways from the week that was. 1. Terrelle Pryor can get it done under pressure -- As Ohio State prepared for its first trip to Camp Randall Stadium in five years, questions loomed about freshman quarterba...

    Blog | October 05, 2008