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  1. Big Ten backs deliver historic season

    Adam Rittenberg

    Melvin Gordon can be mesmerizing. He's such a dynamic runner, seemingly always on the verge of another huge play, that it's hard to ever turn away. The Wisconsin junior is having a Heisman Trophy-caliber season even if he doesn't win the award nex...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  2. Instant Analysis: No. 20 Wisconsin 59, No. 16 Nebraska 24

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- After falling behind by 14 points early, No. 20 Wisconsin surged back to wallop No. 16 Nebraska 59-24 behind junior running back Melvin Gordon, who delivered an unforgettable performance to bolster his Heisman candidacy in a national...

    Blog | November 15, 2014
  3. Connor Cook of Michigan State Spartans expects to return for seni...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook is barely halfway through his junior season but expects to return in 2015 for his final year.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2014
  4. Oklahoma Sooners Eric Striker, Duke Blue Devils, Penn State Nitta...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Tweener linebackers, like Sooners standout Erik Striker, are all the rage as coaches look to find ways to stop the spread.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2014
  5. Wisconsin Badgers clarify QB Joel Stave is out due to throwing is...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wisconsin junior quarterback Joel Stave is out indefinitely, but not because he re-injured his throwing shoulder, as the team had stated earlier Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2014
  6. Tanner McEvoy to start at quarterback for Wisconsin Badgers

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Wisconsin Badgers will start junior Tanner McEvoy at quarterback for next week's season opener against LSU, according to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2014
  7. Illini hope transfer trail leads to wins

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois isn't trying to be Kansas State. The Illini would love to replicate K-State's on-field results, but their recent influx of junior college players isn't an effort to model what Bill Snyder has done in the Little Apple. It boils down to bas...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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