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  1. Northwestern bears down for takeaways

    Adam Rittenberg

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald knows football fans in Chicago spend their Sundays watching a defense fixated on takeaways. As a Chicago Bears fan, he's one of those people. Fitzgerald hopes the same folks see the same thing on...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  2. Big Ten mailbag

    Adam Rittenberg

    Happy New Year! Let's get to those final pre-bowl questions. Zach from Pittsburgh writes: Adam, got coaching carousel question, a.k.a by the time you get to this, it may be irrelevant, but here it goes. Every ESPN analyst is using the fact that Bi...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  3. Ex-Illini Brown dies in crash, Brent charged

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's a very sad day for the Illinois program as two former players now competing for the Dallas Cowboys were involved in a deadly one-car accident early Saturday in Irving, Texas. Former Illini player Jerry Brown was killed in the crash, and forme...

    Blog | December 08, 2012
  4. California law will aid injured athletes in Pac-12

    California will become the first state to mandate financial protections for student athletes who suffer career-ending injuries in some of the state's top college sports programs under a bill Gov. Jerry Brown announced signing Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  5. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    January is feeling a lot like October in Chicago. Football weather. Love it. Ben from Greenville, Mich., writes: I'm just wondering why some people are questioning Urban Meyer's last 3 recruiting classes at Florida and assuming that Ohio State is...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  6. Northwestern LBs no longer the weak link

    Adam Rittenberg

    For years, Northwestern linebacker Quentin Davie felt like a contestant on a popular British game show that briefly gained popularity in the United States. You know, the show with the smarmy host. "Since my freshman year, it's always been, we w...

    Blog | May 06, 2010
  7. Illinois reports for training camp

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg You know it's OK to get excited about college football when a Big Ten team reports for training camp, and Illinois did just that Wednesday night. The Illini will conduct their first preseason practic...

    Blog | August 06, 2009
  8. Big Ten position rankings: Secondary

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg After a long weekend off, it's time to dive back into the Big Ten position rankings. The secondary units are up next. The top two look absolutely stacked, and the top four or five all will be solid. Quarte...

    Blog | August 03, 2009
  9. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Who says June is a dead zone? A ton of links for you today. Some interesting comments from Illinois head coach Ron Zook, who blames himself for easing off in preseason practice last year and doesn't expe...

    Blog | June 15, 2009
  10. Best of the spring in the Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Spring practice has wrapped up in the Big Ten, and it's time to look back at some of the superlatives from the last eight weeks. Best spring game performance -- The quarterbacks made this a tough choice, b...

    Blog | May 07, 2009
  11. Illinois spring wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Illinois Fighting Illini 2008 overall record: 5-7 2008 conference record: 3-5 Returning starters Offense: 8; Defense: 6; Special teams: 2 Top returners QB Juice Williams, WR Arreli...

    Blog | May 06, 2009
  12. Illinois spring game recap

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Fighting Illini head coach Ron Zook divided up his team to create more balanced competition in Saturday's Orange and Blue Game, but the score ended up lopsided as the Blue squad shut out the Orange team 20...

    Blog | April 27, 2009
  13. NU coaches to get close shave for good cause

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald often jokes that despite his age (34), his line of work makes him go gray in a hurry. Fitzgerald won't have to worry about his hair color after Wednesday night. In an...

    Blog | March 11, 2009
  14. Wildcats' welcome brings back memories for coach

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg The crowd was small, no more than 100 people. It was mostly members of the marching band, but also a few fans who live around Ryan Field. They showed up to greet the Northwestern football team after it returned fr...

    Blog | October 02, 2008
  15. Recruit's father backs former Texas coach Mack Brown on 'look aro...

    Sam Khan Jr.

    A Texas recruit's comments about Mack Brown telling committed players to "look around" upon informing them of his resignation might have caused a bit of a stir recently but the father of that recruit said Brown wasn't directing players elsewhere.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2014
  16. Tommie Frazier, Vinny Testaverde inducted into College Football H...

    Tommie Frazier waited a couple of years longer than many Nebraska fans felt was appropriate to get into the College Football Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2013