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  1. Big Ten products win Super Bowl rings

    Brian Bennett

    Fourteen former Big Ten players will soon be the proud owners of new Super Bowl championship rings. The league had 23 players on the two Super Bowl squads, and several played key roles in the New York Giants' victory against New England. Michigan ...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  2. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Making sure you get served every day. Coverage of an emotional week in State College here and here and here. Bowl eligibility might be getting tougher, resulting in better games, Brett McMurphy writes. Urban Meyer reportedly completes his Ohi...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  3. Reaction to Jim Tressel's resignation

    Adam Rittenberg

    As you'd expect, Twitter is buzzing with reaction to the resignation of Jim Tressel as Ohio State's coach earlier Monday. Ohio State held a team meeting Monday morning to announce the change, but several current and former players have tweeted abo...

    Blog | May 30, 2011
  4. Making the case for Jake Stoneburner

    Adam Rittenberg

    Who will be Ohio State's No. 3 wide receiver this season? The question has been asked for months, even before Duron Carter's departure from the school in mid June. Ohio State boasts two proven receivers in DeVier Posey and Dane Sanzenbacher, but t...

    Blog | August 20, 2010
  5. OSU needs group effort to boost pass attack

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Rose Bowl shed new light on Terrelle Pryor and the Ohio State offense -- a glow that Buckeyes fans hope doesn't go anywhere. Ohio State's offense was mediocre at best during the regular season, and Pryor hadn't shown enough consistency in the ...

    Blog | April 01, 2010
  6. Best of the Big Ten bowls

    Adam Rittenberg

    After a successful Big Ten bowl season, let's take a look back: Team of the postseason: Ohio State. The team everyone loves to hate silenced its critics with a terrific performance on both sides of the ball against a favored Oregon team in the Ros...

    Blog | January 11, 2010
  7. Ohio State seniors go out on top

    Adam Rittenberg

    PASADENA, Calif. -- They form one of the most decorated classes in Ohio State history, but their accomplishments always seemed to come with an asterisk. A 43-8 record. Four Big Ten championships (three outright, one shared). Four wins against arch...

    Blog | January 01, 2010
  8. Buckeyes pass game comes alive in win

    Adam Rittenberg

    PASADENA, Calif. -- The play was weeks in the making. Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor and his close friend, sophomore wide receiver DeVier Posey, hadn't yet hooked up on a deep out into the end zone against single coverage. But they knew the...

    Blog | January 01, 2010
  9. Pryor engineers huge scoring drive

    Adam Rittenberg

    PASADENA, Calif. -- Terrelle Pryor just led the drive of his life. And it could be the drive that ends Ohio State's BCS bowl losing streak and the Big Ten's losing streak in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi. Pryor was extremely sharp on a 1...

    Blog | January 01, 2010
  10. Iowa-Ohio St. Preview

    Iowa-Ohio St. Preview

    Preview | November 10, 2009
  11. OSU's offense must improve in-game adjustments

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg As Ohio State's defense continues its superb play this season, Buckeyes fans have turned their attention toward Terrelle Pryor and the offense. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Jim Tressel's off...

    Blog | October 14, 2009
  12. Ohio State health watch: Adams to start at LT

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Ohio State isn't one of the three Big Ten teams to issue official injury reports each week, but head coach Jim Tressel's always provides health updates at his weekly Thursday media briefing. Today's session was...

    Blog | October 08, 2009
  13. Ohio State's Miller tops depth chart at left tackle

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg The competition at left tackle has been one of the top preseason storylines at Ohio State, which loses Alex Boone from an offensive front that needs better results this season. Ohio State's Week 1 depth char...

    Blog | August 31, 2009
  14. Big Ten position rankings: WR/TE

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg The preseason position rankings march on with the wide receivers and tight ends. The Big Ten wasn't known for its air show last year, as only Illinois ranked among the top 25 nationally in pass offense. Bu...

    Blog | August 10, 2009
  15. Pryor's teammates see obvious signs of growth

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg CHICAGO -- Ohio State senior tight end Jake Ballard didn't have to search for the subtle signs showing Terrelle Pryor's growth as a leader this summer. Pryor made it plainly obvious during 7-on-7 worko...

    Blog | August 04, 2009
  16. Buckeyes know their roles in repairing Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg CHICAGO -- Many like to blame Ohio State for all of the Big Ten's recent shortcomings, which is pretty unfair. Granted, the Buckeyes have lost three consecutive BCS bowls, including two national cham...

    Blog | July 29, 2009