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  1. 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
  2. Franklin hire brings rewards, risks for PSU

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State's last coaching search went at a slow, seemingly wayward pace and left plenty of questions, especially about the man being introduced to lead the program on Jan. 6, 2012. There will be no Bill O'Who moments when James Franklin, official...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  3. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Eventful week in the Big Ten so far, and bowl season wraps up tonight in South Florida. Time to check the mail ... Dave from Columbus, Ohio, writes: Adam -It was great to see Coach Dantonio finish out the season with a Rose Bowl win. His team's...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  4. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Question-and-answer time. Alex from Ann Arbor, Mich., writes: Adam, Its pretty obvious that over the last few years, the B1G as a conference has been getting better and deeper, with Wisconsin making 2 Rose Bowls, MSU continuing to develop under ...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  5. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's like when they cancelled "Party of Five" for the second time. I mean when they cancelled ... sports. Joe Paterno's son says his father was upbeat and at peace in his final days. Penn State coach Bill O'Brien says he's honored to follow JoePa, ...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  6. Penn State football narrative will change

    Adam Rittenberg

    Shortly before kickoff at Ohio Stadium, several other reporters and I left our seats in the press box and took positions in the hallway outside the press elevator. Two top 10 teams with storied histories would play that October night in 2008: No. ...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  7. Bill O'Brien could upgrade Lions' QB play

    Adam Rittenberg

    If Penn State fans are disappointed with the list of candidates for the school's head-coaching vacancy, they should check out another list: the school's recent quarterbacks. This exercise isn't meant to further depress Nittany Lions supporters. It...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  8. PSU reportedly targeting Mike Munchak

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State's unique and drawn-out coaching search is the type that makes you hesitant to believe a hire has been made until he's being introduced at the podium in State College. But after an unsuccessful push to woo Boise State's Chris Petersen, P...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  9. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Have a great holiday weekend! Big Ten bowl season is just around the corner. AK from Monroe Township, N.J., writes: Hi Adam. OSU fan here. I don't think the bowl ban next year is all that bad. First, I don't see OSU contending for the national ti...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  10. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Mail time. Alex from Jackson, Mich., writes: I've seen this a couple times on this blog, and for some reason it irritates me.Why would Spartans fans be happy that Michigan won this weekend? Sure, it guaranteed our spot in the title game and tak...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  11. Royster aims to finish strong, boost stock

    Adam Rittenberg

    It hasn't been the type of season Evan Royster envisioned, but like any good running back, his eyes remain on what's in front of him. By now, Royster was supposed to be Penn State's all-time leading rusher. He was supposed to be midway through ano...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  12. A look at the Big Ten strength coaches

    Adam Rittenberg

    Football strength training is the flavor this week on ESPN.com, as we attempt to pump ... you up! Sorry, couldn't resist. Head coaches get most of the credit -- and, to be fair, most of the blame -- but strength coaches spend more time with player...

    Blog | June 23, 2010
  13. Examining the Big Ten in the NFL draft

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg The 2009 NFL draft was a fairly forgettable one for the Big Ten, which didn't have a top-10 pick for the first time since 2002 and had fewer first-round picks (4) than the SEC, ACC and Big 12. Michigan did...

    Blog | April 28, 2009
  14. Passion for game drives Penn State's Odrick

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Jared Odrick had kept his cool through the first few weeks of spring ball, but during team drills last Monday, he lost it. Penn State's offensive line was practicing a protection scheme where the center im...

    Blog | April 21, 2009
  15. Royster focused on '09, with eye toward NFL

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Like any other prominent Big Ten football player, Penn State's Evan Royster knows what it's like to be recruited. He just didn't expect the process to start up again. &nb...

    Blog | April 16, 2009
  16. JoePa churns out picks, Tressel gaining ground

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg ESPN Stats & Information published a very interesting piece (ESPN Insider) about the college football coaches who produce the most NFL draft picks and the best pro players. Coaches were ranked based on whe...

    Blog | April 08, 2009