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  1. Offseason to-do list: Penn State

    Mitch Sherman

    We speed along in our look around the Big Ten at three items each program must address in the months ahead. Up next is the Penn State Nittany Lions: Get the man some protection: We all know Christian Hackenberg can throw the football. Despite the...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  2. Penn State, Pitt coaches stir rivalry on Twitter

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State and Pittsburgh haven't played since the 2000 season, cooling off a spicy in-state rivalry. Thanks to the (relatively) new coaching staff, namely Penn State assistant Herb Hand -- he of "Chopped" fame -- things are getting stirred up aga...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  3. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Happy Monday to all, especially those in New England and Seattle. Two Big Ten quarterbacks matching up in Super Bowl XLIX. Good times. 1. Many Penn Staters celebrated Friday as Joe Paterno's wins total was restored to 409 -- most in college footba...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  4. Can other B1G teams join Buckeyes in title chase?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Minnesota coach Jerry Kill smiled one of those you-gotta-be-kidding-me smiles. It was the morning after Ohio State had reclaimed college football's throne, winning its first national title -- and the Big Ten's first -- since the 2002 season. Urban...

    Blog | January 14, 2015
  5. B1G keeps pace with coach investments

    Adam Rittenberg

    When the coaching carousel stops and all the moves and non-moves are assessed, Penn State's retention of defensive coordinator Bob Shoop could be overlooked. There have been bigger moves nationally and in the Big Ten, none more so than Michigan's ...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  6. Replacing John Chavis a huge decision for LSU coach Les Miles

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU has developed a particular identity in a decade under Les Miles, and for much of that time, John Chavis' defense was the leading reason why Miles' philosophy worked. That's what makes Miles' impending selection of Chavis' s...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  7. DC Bob Shoop staying at Penn State, after James Franklin keeps Tw...

    Josh Moyer

    Penn State received its most important commitment to date Wednesday night -- defensive coordinator Bob Shoop. After a brief flirtation with LSU, for the same position, Shoop reaffirmed his desire to stay in Happy Valley on Wednesday. If he would h...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  8. New Year's Day marks new B1Ginning

    Adam Rittenberg

    Most see New Year's Day as a new beginning, a clean slate, a time where the present decleats the past like Tony Lippett decleated poor Chris Callahan in the Cotton Bowl (it's OK, the Baylor kicker is alive). Big Ten fans are no different, but for the...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  9. Jim Harbaugh hire pushes Michigan, B1G forward

    Adam Rittenberg

    No American football conglomerate reveres its history and tradition like the Big Ten. No institution within the Big Ten reveres its history and tradition like Michigan. Some would call Michigan the most storied program in the most storied league. ...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  10. Penn State once again overcomes the odds

    Josh Moyer

    There was a time when even the loyalist Penn State fan discounted Sam Ficken. There was a time when even the wisest sports pundit believed the Nittany Lions wouldn't survive past 2014. Not anymore. In the midst of unprecedented sanctions, the N...

    Blog | December 27, 2014
  11. Boston College's Josh Bordner comes full circle in finale vs. Pen...

    Matt Fortuna

    Josh Bordner's final college football game might look a little like some of his first college football games. At least the first ones he attended. The Boston College wide receiver was born in State College, Pennsylvania, and grew up a huge Penn St...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  12. Can B1G be a coaching destination again?

    Adam Rittenberg

    The motion W on Paul Chryst's hat and sweatshirt next fall won't stand for wandering eye. For that, Wisconsin fans can breath a sigh of relief. It's humbling for a fan base to see a coach voluntarily leave its program. It's especially humbling to ...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  13. Penn State freshman quarterback Michael O'Connor to transfer

    Josh Moyer

    Penn State freshman quarterback Michael O'Connor, ESPN's No. 6 signal-caller in the 2014 recruiting class, plans to leave the football program and transfer elsewhere.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2014
  14. Big Ten morning links

    Dan Murphy

    It's been three days since the end of the college football regular season. Only 267 days before it gets started again. 1. The Big Ten announced plans for a conference-wide concussion protocol starting in the 2015 season. The league will have an in...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  15. B1G roundtable: Bowl thoughts, Part II

    ESPN.com staff

    Our Big Ten panel of experts is weighing in each day this week on a topic related to the league's postseason. The second question in our roundtable series is this: The Big Ten is an underdog in all 10 matchups. Who has the best chance to pull off ...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  16. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Welcome to the postseason -- and a world where the Big Ten can play for a national title again. Some thoughts to start your morning: 1. The Big Ten promised freshness and better matchups with its new bowl lineup, and for the most part, the league ...

    Blog | December 08, 2014