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  1. Spartans' Jack Allen answers the bell

    Adam Rittenberg

    The true assessment for Michigan State's Jack Allen doesn't come during games but immediately after them. After the clock expires, Allen, the Spartans' 6-foot-1, 300-pound junior center, heads to midfield with his teammates for the traditional pos...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  2. Rudock the smart choice for Iowa at QB

    Adam Rittenberg

    IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Let's explore Jake Rudock's football smarts, shall we? You already know about the book smarts, at least if you've been paying attention. Anything written or said about Rudock notes that he's a brain. The Iowa junior quarterback ...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  3. Wildcats' Vitale not trying to be Superman

    Adam Rittenberg

    That Dan Vitale bears a slight resemblance to Superman -- you be the judge -- and plays the superback position for Northwestern suggests he possesses hidden heroic qualities. There's no doubt Vitale is a multitalented individual. The junior can ca...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  4. B1G's top impact true freshmen

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten's 2014 recruiting classes are signed and sealed -- for the most part, at least. The next question many of you ask is which incoming freshmen or junior-college players will make the biggest immediate impact for the 2014 season. It's alw...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  5. When do B1G teams get their commits?

    Adam Rittenberg

    In the coming days, I'll take a closer look at whether the Big Ten would benefit from having prospects take official visits earlier, such as at the end of their junior years in high school. It's an idea Big Ten Network analyst Gerry DiNardo has champ...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  6. B1G's early entries and their replacements

    Adam Rittenberg

    A record number of underclassmen elected to take the NFL plunge this year, but the Big Ten barely made a splash. Only four Big Ten juniors are entering the draft, continuing a recent downturn after just six left early a year ago. Several stars certai...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  7. Running back Melvin Gordon will pass up NFL draft, return to Wisc...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon will return for his redshirt junior season in 2014, he announced Friday.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2013
  8. Abdullah, Gordon semifinalists for Doak

    Adam Rittenberg

    A Big Ten running back (Wisconsin's Montee Ball) won the Doak Walker award in 2012, and two Big Ten ball-carriers are in the mix to take it this season. Nebraska junior Ameer Abdullah and Wisconsin sophomore Melvin Gordon are two of the 10 semifin...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  9. Q&A: Northwestern RB Treyvon Green

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern is averaging 43.3 points and 520 yards per game, all without the services of arguably its top weapon, senior running back Venric Mark. The biggest reason why the Wildcats haven't hiccuped offensively is Mark's replacement, junior Treyvon...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  10. Should Badgers worry about player safety?

    Adam Rittenberg

    For the second consecutive summer, a Wisconsin football player has been attacked in downtown Madison, Wis. Quarterback Tanner McEvoy, a junior college transfer from New Jersey, was mugged early Sunday morning, near the State Capitol. Thankfully, M...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  11. Writers tap OSU's Miller for preseason honor

    Adam Rittenberg

    Notice a theme to this year's Big Ten preseason writers poll? It's all about the Ohio State Buckeyes. Urban Meyer's crew is the overwhelming choice to win the Big Ten this season, and in a vote nearly as lopsided, junior quarterback Braxton Miller...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  12. PSU's Brad Bars to miss season with injury

    Adam Rittenberg

    Some bad news for Penn State's defensive line as the team announced Thursday afternoon that reserve defensive end Brad Bars will miss the season after rupturing his Achilles tendon earlier this week during a workout. Bars, a redshirt junior, will ...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  13. Brad Bars of Penn State Nittany Lions out for season

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State Nittany Lions reserve defensive end Brad Bars will miss the 2013 season after rupturing his right Achilles' tendon this week during a workout.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2013
  14. Wisconsin continues juco push with CB

    Adam Rittenberg

    Is Gary Andersen turning Wisconsin into Kansas State? His plan isn't nearly that extreme, but the new Wisconsin coach has so far kept to his word so far about bringing junior-college players to Madison. Andersen, himself a former junior college Al...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  15. PSU's Hull sets stage for breakout season

    Adam Rittenberg

    On paper, Penn State returns only one starter at linebacker (Glenn Carson) and loses two All-Big Ten players (Michael Mauti and Gerald Hodges) at the position. But anyone who watched the Nittany Lions' defense in 2012 knows junior Mike Hull isn't ...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  16. Ball a first rounder in Kiper's mock draft

    Adam Rittenberg

    Montee Ball's decision to return to Wisconsin for his senior season raised an eyebrow or two after the running back turned in a record-setting junior season in 2011. Ball returned in large part because he received a third-round grade from the NFL dra...

    Blog | January 16, 2013