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  1. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Happy belated Mother's Day to all the moms out there. I got to spend the first part of Sunday with mine before flying home to see my wife on her first Mother's Day. Good times. To the links ... The latest on the arrest of Rutgers QB Philip Nel...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  2. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wishing you a great weekend. Check out the full ESPN bowl schedule (with broadcast teams). Don't forget to follow us on Twitter if you aren't already. To the inbox ... Mike from Allentown, Pa., writes: Hey Adam, with all the talk about Penn ...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  3. Delany sounds off on pay-for-play issue

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- You already know Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany is among the most vocal opponents of a pay-for-play system in college sports. You also should know Delany is among the more vocal advocates for increasing the value of athletic sch...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  4. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Your questions, my answers ... Dave from Nashville writes: Am I the only one that thinks this "parity-based scheduling" (Jim) Delany mentioned is a terrible idea for the B1G? The B1G is already suffering from image problems, and the goal seems to ...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  5. UW's Frederick saves B1G from historic low

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wisconsin offensive lineman Travis Frederick shouldn't be surprised if he receives a Christmas card this year from the Delany family. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany breathed a sigh of relief late Thursday night as the Dallas Cowboys selected Fred...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  6. Bad year for B1G zebras, but no conspiracy

    Adam Rittenberg

    Aug. 5, 2012, 9:17 p.m., Des Plaines River Trail, Park Ridge, Ill. (across the street from Big Ten headquarters). Two cars pull up. Two men walk out, dressed in trench coats and sunglasses, despite the fact it's 87 degrees and, you know, dark. "Di...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  7. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Your questions, my answers. Matt from Farmington Hills, Mich., writes: How can you say in one line that "Ohio State can't tackle," and in another line state that they are the best team in the Big Ten? Adam Rittenberg: Because both are true stat...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    And the wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws. RIP, Maurice Sendak. The date of the alleged locker-room shower incident involving Jerry Sandusk...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  10. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    A real man swallows his vomit when a lady is present. Nebraska adds a "doormat, a giant-killer, a former coordinator's homecoming and an upstart" to its future schedules, Jon Nyatawa writes. Bill Belichick will be the featured speaker at Nebraska...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  11. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Let's get to your comments and questions. Two more mailblogs coming later this week: Brian on Thursday and yours truly on Friday. As Bill Raftery would say, send it in! Craig from Braintree, Mass., writes: I loved seeing Ivan's article on city ...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  12. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's an old Parcell family recipe, but I like to replace the Union soldier meat with boiled potatoes. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany is confident the BCS can stand up to federal scrutiny, Steve Wieberg writes in USA Today. It's a tough time to...

    Blog | May 09, 2011
  13. Delany likens Nebraska brand to Packers

    Adam Rittenberg

    One thing I've learned during my time at ESPN.com is that certain college football brands matter more than others. Certain brands move the needle in terms of interest, TV ratings and revenue. Certain brands force you to pay attention. Nebraska ...

    Blog | May 05, 2011
  14. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's been a while since we did one of these. You know how to reach me. Let's get started. Saul from Westerville, Ohio, writes: Ok, someone please explain to me why Jim Harbaugh would rather stay at Stanford/go to he NFL over Michigan. Its his a...

    Blog | January 04, 2011
  15. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Don't forget: Big Ten chat today at noon ET (i.e. right now). Be there. San Diego State is trying to keep Big Ten coaching target Brady Hoke, Kevin Gemmell and Tim Sullivan write in the San Diego Union-Tribune. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany a...

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  16. Big Ten Q&A: Bill Carollo, Part I

    Adam Rittenberg

    As a former longtime NFL official, Bill Carollo knows what it's like to be evaluated (read: booed) by 70,000 people every Sunday. Safe to say, he's not intimidated by 11 football coaches. Carollo recently completed his first year as the Big Ten's Coo...

    Blog | June 22, 2010