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  1. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    I'm gonna fight him. I'm gonna fight him up real nice. The Big Ten is the nation's most valuable conference, according to Forbes. The league should keep it simple with its new division names. Drake Harris is still committed to Michigan State bu...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  2. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 12

    Adam Rittenberg

    Five lessons from the week that was in Big Ten football. 1. There's no stopping Nebraska now: The Cornhuskers were absolutely dominant against Minnesota, racing out to a 38-0 lead before resting their starters in the fourth quarter. That was the k...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  3. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Hope you had an exciting 4th. Just be happy you weren't in San Diego. Sounds like a story for Ron Burgundy and Channel 4 News Team. Tom Osborne is happy with Nebraska's scheduling philosophy entering the playoff era, Steve Sipple writes. Wis...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  4. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Thanks to those who sent in opinions on the Joe Paterno stadium/field naming issue at Penn State. I've included several at the bottom of the mailblog. Let's get going. Bill T. from Ottawa, Ill., writes: As a Purdue Alumnus I have watched in ago...

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

    Adam Rittenberg

    Bye, bye, Blackhawks. You made this mess, Stan. Time to clean it up. New Minnesota AD Norwood Teague has to sell hope at the U. Minnesota hit a home run with Teague, Charley Walters writes. Teague's lack of football experience doesn't make him a ...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  6. Ex-MSU coach to take over at Arkansas

    Adam Rittenberg

    Slap yourselves, Spartans fans: John L. Smith is expected to become the new interim head coach at Arkansas. Colleague Joe Schad reports that Smith, fired from Michigan State in November 2006, will be introduced Tuesday in Fayetteville as the surpr...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  7. Sustained success next step for Spartans

    Adam Rittenberg

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- They'll never forget "Little Giants" and "Mousetrap" around here. They'll never forget the team-record 8-0 start or the team-record 11 wins. They'll never forget the way Michigan State endured after coach Mark Dantonio's hea...

    Blog | April 21, 2011
  8. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    "Monday Night Football" at a Big Ten stadium tonight. Who's excited? Of all the Ohio State assistants, Darrell Hazell carries himself most like Jim Tressel and will take those qualities to Kent State, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain...

    Blog | December 20, 2010
  9. Big Ten did you know? Week 12

    Adam Rittenberg

    A few nuggets of note to make you smarter heading into Week 12. Thanks to ESPN Stats & Info for several of these. Wisconsin is on pace to shatter the team single-season scoring record. The Badgers average 40.2 points per game, which is second...

    Blog | November 19, 2010
  10. Big Ten makeup mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    The mail didn't come on Friday because I didn't have time to deliver it. My bad. Here's my attempt at making it up to you. Mike from New Haven, Conn., writes: Adam,Is it possible PSU is keeping the qb situation a mystery in order to keep Alabama i...

    Blog | August 30, 2010
  11. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    California dreamin' this weekend. Pat from Columbus, Ohio, writes: Adam -- Love the blog. Help me settle a bet...Does the Big Ten still have a "rule" regarding night games after November 1st? I recall last year teams were not allowed to play night...

    Blog | July 23, 2010
  12. Whose seat is hot (or not) in the Big Ten?

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're entering the meat of the college football offseason, which is usually the opportune time to rekindle the debate about head coaches and their employment status. Let's see ... where to find hot-seat talk ... aha! Got it. has p...

    Blog | May 27, 2010
  13. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers. Brian from Pittsburgh writes: Adam,Love your reporting, read it every day. One thing I enjoy is balance in your reporting, but I feel you're missing one opportunity to reinforce this re...

    Blog | December 04, 2009
  14. Big Ten power rankings: Week 13

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten play is complete, so there will be minimal movement the rest of the way. 1. Ohio State (10-2, 7-1): It seemed extremely unlikely back on Oct. 17, but Ohio State once again found its way to the top of the Big Ten. The Buckeyes won their fif...

    Blog | November 23, 2009
  15. Big Ten preview notes

    Adam Rittenberg

    A few afternoon notes from ESPN's Stats & Information group. OHIO STATE-MICHIGAN Since the Ohio State-Michigan game was moved to end of season, only one time has a team with a losing record defeated a team with a winning record. In 1951, 3...

    Blog | November 20, 2009
  16. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Great questions the last few weeks, and thanks for all the kind words. Big Ten fans are in midseason form. Steve from Indiana writes: Hey Adam, why do you think Purdue is unable to finish games every week? T...

    Blog | October 06, 2009