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  1. Position that needs improvement: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    Every Big Ten team is looking to improve in the coming months. This week, we're examining one position group for each squad that must be upgraded. The Illinois Fighting Illini are up next. Problem position: Defensive line Why defensive line was...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  2. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Happy Tuesday, Big Ten fans. We hope all of you in the Northeast are staying safe amid snowmageddon. 1. Well, the Craig Kuligowski to Illinois buzz was nice while it lasted. The Missouri defensive line coach, one of the nation's most underrated as...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  3. Season report card: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    There's an empty spot on refrigerators -- or trash cans -- in football offices around the Big Ten. Coaches can't wait to display, or dispose of, their season report cards. So let's get in on with it. This week, we're grading each Big Ten team in t...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  4. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    A week ago, the Big Ten was waking up to a national championship. 1. Defensive end Noah Spence couldn't take part in Ohio State's title run after being declared ineligible from the team because of two failed drug tests. But Spence's college career...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  5. Offseason to-do list: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    The seemingly endless offseason is sadly upon us, so it's time for each Big Ten team to see what needs to be upgraded (yes, even you, Ohio State). During the next week or so we'll examine three items on each Big Ten team's to-do list before the 2015 ...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  6. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 15

    Adam Rittenberg

    Thought bowl projections were over? So did we. But we've got one more edition for you, hours before the selections become official. What fun for all. As ESPN.com first reported this week, the Big Ten could have a bowl-eligible team miss a bowl. If...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  7. Eligible B1G team may be left out of bowls

    Adam Rittenberg

    Don't make those bowl reservations just yet, Illinois. Rutgers' cool celebration after its comeback against Maryland might not lead to a bowl reward. Maryland's second-half collapse, meanwhile, could keep the Terrapins at home for the holidays. Yo...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  8. Big Ten might have bowl-eligible team miss out of postseason

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten could have a bowl-eligible team miss out on the postseason and has informed its schools of the possibility.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2014
  9. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 14

    Adam Rittenberg

    The final 2014 edition of bowl projections is here, and we're more confused than ever. Some questions we pondered this week: If Wisconsin beats Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game, how many Big Ten teams appear in New Year's Six bowls? It...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  10. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 13

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's the penultimate version of the bowl projections, and we have some news at the top. Sorry, Buckeyes fans, we're not projecting the Scarlet and Gray to the College Football Playoff -- not yet, at least. As we did for a portion of the season, we...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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