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  1. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 11

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ohio State reclaimed the Big Ten throne Saturday night at Spartan Stadium. About 69 hours later, the Buckeyes officially occupy the top spot in the Big Ten bowl projections. Ohio State is our pick to win the Big Ten. Will that equate to a spot in ...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  2. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 9

    Adam Rittenberg

    Tuesday nights have become rather significant in college football with the release of the playoff selection committee's rankings. As a result, bowl projections also move to Tuesdays and will be released immediately after the committee's rundown. L...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  3. Reassessing the B1G after six weeks

    Adam Rittenberg

    If you spent Sunday looking at your spouse, your kids or your dog with raised eyebrows, you're not alone. Blame college football. After weeks like this past one, everyone is reassessing everything. That's what happens when five of the top eight te...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  4. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Three thoughts to kick off a fine Tuesday morning. The timing of Penn State's bowl ban being lifted coincides nicely with Saturday's trip to Rutgers. We knew the Scarlet Knights faithful would be geared up for Rutgers' Big Ten debut against the p...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  5. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    On a Sunday night conference call with reporters, six days before another measuring-stick game for his team, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio provided a dose of perspective. "Win or lose, you know, we still have a lot of football games ahead of ...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  6. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    When you're watching Big Ten football on opening weekend, be sure to read between the lines. Don't ignore new quarterbacks like Wes Lunt and Tanner McEvoy, or newcomer defenders like Jabrill Peppers and Jihad Ward, but the real gauge for some team...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  7. Best case/Worst case: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    We are a week away from football, and as the season preview winds down, we are taking a look at the best-case and worst-case scenarios for each Big Ten team in 2014. As a reminder, these aren't actual predictions or even projections of probable ou...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  8. Illini hope transfer trail leads to wins

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois isn't trying to be Kansas State. The Illini would love to replicate K-State's on-field results, but their recent influx of junior college players isn't an effort to model what Bill Snyder has done in the Little Apple. It boils down to bas...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  9. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    I asked Doug Nussmeier on Sunday what he felt his role will be for Michigan this season. "Coach [Brady] Hoke brought me here to be the offensive coordinator and coach the quarterbacks," Nussmeier said. (Well, if this guy needs a stand-in, we kn...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  10. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Adam Rittenberg

    Back from vacation and on 'bag duty. If you haven't done so already, be sure and follow my new Twitter handle (@ESPNRittenberg). Let's do this ... ...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  11. Longevity key in B1G's signature seasons

    Adam Rittenberg

    What constitutes a signature season in the Big Ten? We're not talking about good or very good or even great. These are the single best individual seasons in college football history. And in the Big Ten, perhaps more so than in any other league, hi...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  12. Illinois Fighting Illini season preview

    Adam Rittenberg

    Previewing the 2014 season for the Illinois Fighting Illini: 2013 overall record: 4-8 (1-7 Big Ten) Key losses: Nathan Scheelhaase, QB; Steve Hull, WR; Corey Lewis, OT; Jonathan Brown, LB; Houston Bates, DE/LB Key returnees: J...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  13. Big Ten Friday mailbag

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's been a while, folks. Let's get to those questions. Be sure to follow my new Twitter account (@ESPNRittenberg). Matt from Farmington Hills, Mich., writes: Adam, I think the real X-factor for Michigan this year is Coach Nuss. Lost in the well-d...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  14. Podcasts: B1G coaches preview season

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten coach "Car Wash" at ESPN is all over, but before leaving Bristol, Connecticut, each league coach sat down with colleague Ivan Maisel for the ESPNU College Football Podcast. Check out all the interviews: Part I and Part II. Part I i...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  15. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Better Big Ten Bane: Braxton Miller or Shilique Calhoun? Iowa left tackle Brandon Scherff is drawing comparisons to former Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Hawkeyes players try to avoid talk about their seemingly favorable schedule. Okl...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  16. Kick times, TV for early B1G home games

    Adam Rittenberg

    The moment you all have waited for has finally arrived. Nothing creates quite the angst and anticipation among Big Ten blog readers like the announcement of kickoff times and TV plans for the first few weeks of the upcoming season. The announcemen...

    Blog | July 16, 2014