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  1. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    I was preparing a snide remark about the Lions being the Lions. And then the Bears decided to be the Bears. Woe is the NFC North. Minnesota's solid season has already raised the bar for 2014. Gophers defensive back Brock Vereen wants to join his ...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  2. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten bowl season is less than two weeks away. Nebraska denies the report that a school rep reached out to Mack Brown's attorney. Jason LaCanfora reports that two NFL teams have reached out to Bill O'Brien, who is ready to return to the pros....

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  3. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Sadly, there's no Big Ten football this weekend for the first time since August. I'll be counting the minutes until bowl season. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter. To the inbox ... Matthew from Minneapolis writes: Hey Adam, I can't help b...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  4. Big Ten's worst NFL draft? It's possible

    Adam Rittenberg

    The gap between the Big Ten and the SEC not only is widening on the field, but on the NFL draft boards. While the SEC produced a record 63 picks in the 2013 NFL draft -- eight more than any conference in any draft in the modern era and 32 more tha...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  5. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    The links are on the clock ... More on quarterback Steven Bench's departure from Penn State here and here and here and here. Bob Flounders looks at Penn State's all-time draft team on defense. The draft is here for Penn State's NFL hopefuls. A ...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  6. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Happy college football playoff naming day. Lee Barfknecht writes that despite Monday's news, realignment might not be over, especially in the Big Ten. Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman weighs in on potential realignment quiet, proposed divisio...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  7. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wishing you a great weekend. We'll recap all the spring games on Monday, so be sure to check in early and often. To the emails ... Michael from South Sioux City, Neb., writes: If Taylor Martinez puts up HUGE passing numbers, say 65% pass comple...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  8. Illinois rebuild hits home for new assistants

    Adam Rittenberg

    Greg Colby and Mike Bellamy both have seen better days at Illinois. During Colby's first stint as an assistant at his alma mater (1988-95), Illinois shared a Big Ten championship in 1990 and reached six bowl games in seven seasons. Bellamy starred...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  9. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten hoops tournament is under way. If you need a break from roundball, check out the links. Some good Big Ten news nuggets (division alignment, future schedules) at the bottom of this Iowa recruiting story. Mark Snyder looks at five thi...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  10. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Coming at you a day late, but I didn't forget ... Steve R. from Chicago writes: Hey Adam. I'm a huge Illinois fan and expect to be one for the rest of my life. That being said, in your professional opinion what percentage chance do the Fighting Il...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  11. How did B1G's top 2009 recruits turn out?

    Adam Rittenberg

    By now, you've seen where several Big Ten recruits stack up in the final ESPN 300 for 2013. Check back in three or four years to see who met expectations and who did not. What about the most decorated Big Ten recruits from four years ago? In prepa...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  12. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Fulgencio Umberto. The initials are F.U. Pritchett, which is exactly the way it feels right now. Some Ohio State football tickets are likely getting much more expensive. The Buckeyes lose two players but gain two scholarship spots. Steve Politi...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  13. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Your questions, my answers ... Andrew from Lansing, Mich., writes: Something occurred to me reading your recap of the B1G's NFL departures: there are a TON of defensive linemen leaving the conference this year. You mentioned Illinois loses both it...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  14. Recapping the B1G early draft departures

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State fans would understandably disagree, but the Big Ten overall wasn't hit that hard by early departures to the NFL draft this year. Only six Big Ten underclassmen declared for the draft (Note: Purdue linebacker Dwayne Beckford already had...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  15. Early Big Ten power rankings for 2013

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2012 college football season is barely on ice and we're already heating up for the 2013 campaign with a way-too-early version of the Big Ten power rankings. This is a snapshot of how the league looks at this point in time, not knowing all the per...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  16. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Last links of 2012. Enjoy. Tom Shatel has a terrific exit interview with Nebraska's Tom Osborne. Tim Beck's offense truly clicked in Year 2. Huskers offensive line coach Barney Cotton is far from through. Dynamic freshman Melvin Gordon will be ...

    Blog | December 31, 2012