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  1. Poll: B1G breakthrough 1,000-yard receivers

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten receivers undoubtedly took a step forward last season after struggling mightily the year before. Will the group continue to improve or backslide after losing standouts such as Allen Robinson, the back-to-back Big Ten receiver of the year, Jar...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  2. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Chicago Blackhawks -- One Goal (Away). So close. But congrats to the Kings, a more resilient team. Links time ... Three years after Ohio State's tattoo scandal, former coach Jim Tressel speaks out in the first part of an extensive series by th...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  3. Big Ten's lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Seven more to go and Stanley sticks around for another year. The Big Ten remains king of college sports -- at least in revenue. ICYMI, an excellent look by Scott Dochterman at the unsold Big Ten bowl tickets and what they cost. The always-inspi...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  4. Spring game recap: Iowa

    Adam Rittenberg

    Optimism is building around an Iowa program with a very realistic chance to win the Big Ten West Division this season. On Saturday, the Hawkeyes wrapped up a fairly uneventful (in a good way) spring with their annual scrimmage at Kinnick Stadium. The...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  5. Hawkeyes seeking new heights in 2014

    Adam Rittenberg

    IOWA CITY, Iowa -- No Big Ten coach takes the temperature of his team in spring practice quite like Iowa's Kirk Ferentz. No Big Ten coach has lived in as many different climates. The dean of the league's coaches knows the sunniness that surrounds ...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  6. Best offensive triple threats: East Division

    Adam Rittenberg

    The best offenses can threaten defenses at the quarterback, running back and wide receiver positions. Brian Bennett on Tuesday examined the triple-threat combinations from the Big Ten's new West Division. Now let's turn our attention to the East D...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  7. Spring position breakdown: Specialists

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with every Big Ten team entering the spring. The series wraps up with the specialists. Illinois:The Illini might not be exceptional in the kicking game, but they're in better shape than they were when ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  8. B1G spring position breakdown: OL

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the big uglies. Illinois: This is another group that appears to be in significantly better shape now than at the start of coach Tim Beckman's tenure...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  9. B1G spring position breakdown: WR/TE

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. The wide receivers and tight ends are up next. Illinois: The Illini are looking for more from this group after losing top target Steve Hull, who exploded lat...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  10. Offense could keep MSU rolling in 2014

    Adam Rittenberg

    PASADENA, Calif. -- No one would dispute that Michigan State's defense is the primary reason for the program's ascent. Especially after Wednesday's performance in the Rose Bowl. The Spartan Dawgs showed they can be great even without a great playe...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  11. Ten reasons why MSU will win Rose Bowl

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 100th edition of the Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO kicks off later today. Here's a look at 10 reasons why No. 4 Michigan State could beat No. 5 Stanford in Pasadena. 1. MSU can match Stanford's physicality: Stanford's only two losses this ...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  12. Big Ten's most improved position groups

    Adam Rittenberg

    More than once this season I watched a Michigan State receiver make a great catch or a long run and thought: poor Andrew Maxwell. Although quarterback Connor Cook deserves a lot of credit for MSU's offensive turnaround, he undoubtedly benefited fr...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  13. How MSU's defense went from great to elite

    Adam Rittenberg

    College football coaches are the kings of qualifying statements, hesitant to let the evidence stand on its own without mentioning mistakes or the room for improvement. Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio and defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi are no ...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  14. Big Ten picks rewind: Week 7

    Adam Rittenberg

    The most perfect moment of my week occurred at 1:38 a.m. Thursday, as we welcomed our son into the world. It's the greatest feeling the world, as you parents out there know. Even an 0-4 showing in the Big Ten picks wouldn't have wiped the smile off ...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  15. Big Ten predictions: Week 7

    Adam Rittenberg

    The halfway point of the season is within sight, and we're neck-and-neck in the predictions race. Will someone pull ahead in Week 7? There are only four games on tap, but several potential close ones. Let's get it started ... INDIANA at MI...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  16. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Linking back and linking forward ... Tom Dienhart's Big Ten lessons from Week 5 and latest power rankings. Ohio State is the king of the Big Ten after its win against Wisconsin. Some good observations on Ohio State's big win. It doesn't appear ...

    Blog | September 30, 2013