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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Most indispensable players: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    The unofficial start of summer started this past weekend, but we're dreaming about the fall. With that in mind, we're looking at the most indispensable players on each Big Ten team. By indispensable, we don't necessarily mean best. We mean the pla...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  4. Spring game preview: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ten league squads wrap up spring practice this weekend, and we're taking a look at each spring game or scrimmage. Up next: the Illinois Fighting Illini. When: 3 p.m. ET Saturday Where: Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. Admission: Tickets a...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  5. Bill Cubit, Illinois Fighting Illini offensive coordinator, recei...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois has awarded offensive coordinator Bill Cubit a raise and contract extension through the 2015 season, the school announced Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2013
  6. Big Ten football bringing in big revenue but no national champion...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten is on par with the SEC when it comes to generating revenue, but similar on-field success continues to elude it. Athletic directors around the league admit the Big Ten's considerable wealth can't buy what it wants most: a crystal football.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2013
  7. Big Ten to allow unlimited replays at football stadiums

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten will allow its member schools to show unlimited replays on stadium video boards beginning this season as part of an effort to upgrade the game-day experience.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2013
  8. Championship drought weighs heavily on minds of Big Ten coaches, ...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten knows the strength of its brand and the viability of its television network can only go so far in dispelling criticism of its performance on a national stage. Simply put, the league needs some hardware in the worst way, and it knows it.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2013
  9. Illinois Fighting Illini spring wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI 2012 record: 2-10 2012 conference record: 0-8 (sixth in Leaders division) Returning starters: Offense: 9; defense: 4; special teams: 2 Top returners QB Nathan Scheelhaase, RB Donovonn Young, RB Josh Ferguson, WR Ry...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  10. Big Ten schools OK realignment, 9-game schedule

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten on Sunday approved new East and West divisions for the 2014 season as well as a nine-game conference schedule beginning in 2016.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2013
  11. Spring QB battles: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    Spring football is under way in the Big Ten, and plenty of quarterback competitions will be taking place around the league in the coming weeks. We've been examining each one. The series wraps up with the Illinois Fighting Illini. Incumbent: Nat...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  12. Bowl season an opportunity for Big Ten, ACC to end on high note -...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The beauty of bowl season is it provides every league a chance to salvage something. The Big Ten and the ACC are no exceptions. So which league is in most need of a strong postseason showing?

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2012
  13. Many theories for the Big Ten Conference's poor performance

    Adam Rittenberg

    There's plenty of ammunition for Big Ten critics. But the reasons for the league's poor performance are more difficult to ascertain.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2012
  14. College football -- Big Ten offenses mix the spread and the tradi...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The spread offense has been successful for some Big Ten teams but not everyone has caught on. Offenses in the coming season range between wide-open and traditional attacks.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2012
  15. Northwestern Wildcats coach calls for committee to help fill titl...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald would like to see the Big Ten use a selection committee to choose one of the participants for the league championship game.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2012
  16. Big Ten wants selection committee to pick four-team playoff

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten on Monday outlined its preferences for college football's future postseason model, which include a selection committee with guidelines to help select four playoff participants.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2012