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  1. Big Ten bowl season rough and rosy

    Adam Rittenberg

    A man wearing a newsboy cap approached Kirk Cousins and offered congratulations to the former Michigan State quarterback, who held court with reporters in the Rose Bowl tunnel moments after the Spartans beat Stanford. Jim Delany wasn't easy to spo...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  2. MSU's journey to elite status now complete

    Adam Rittenberg

    PASADENA, Calif. -- For a year, Mark Dantonio challenged his Michigan State team to find the inches that separate good from great and great from special. Plenty of programs ascend, but most reach a point and then stall. They just can't push throug...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  3. Rose Bowl notes from MSU's Dantonio

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOS ANGELES -- The Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO is barely 48 hours away, and Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio held his final pregame news conference Monday morning. Here are some notes from Dantonio (and one from athletic director Mark...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  4. Spartans QB Cook masters mental game

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOS ANGELES -- As a father, Chris Cook always provided his son, Connor, with positive reinforcement, because that's what parents do. As a former college football player, the elder Cook also knew how such statements can translate to on-field perfor...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  5. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Refill! Some good coverage of the Big Ten's new-look bowl lineup here and here and here and here and here. A new Detroit bowl likely will be on the Big Ten's plate in 2014. In addition to proclaiming victory against Ohio State, Michigan QB Devi...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  6. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Former Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez is enjoying life in the wild, wild West. More on QB Wes Lunt's transfer to Illinois here and here and here and here. Check out the latest ESPN 300 recruiting rankings. Michigan still tops ESPN's class rankin...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  7. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    You know, I've got problems of my own. I can't always be the lovable sidekick on the Manny Show. Did you even notice I'm binge eating? Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany will be deposed by the attorneys representing Ed O'Bannon and others in the ant...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  8. MSU's Dantonio still in Maxwell's corner

    Adam Rittenberg

    Former Michigan State offensive coordinator Dan Roushar undoubtedly absorbed the brunt of the criticism for the unit's struggles in 2012. But starting quarterback Andrew Maxwell wasn't far behind. Seemingly the perfect successor to Kirk Cousins...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  9. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Your questions, my answers ... Matt from Ann Arbor, Mich., writes: The B1G could be in the news quite a bit during the offseason. Will we get the final decisions on division alignment, division names and 9/10 game schedule all at once or will they...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  10. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Your questions, my answers. Andrew from Chicago writes: Adam, After this weekend, I took 5 minutes and browsed through the Big 10 statistics. One thing that stood out to me is that the pro-style passers are among the worst in the conference; Iowa'...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  11. Did you know? Big Ten in Week 3

    Adam Rittenberg

    Some notes and nuggets to hopefully make you smarter as you check out Big Ten action in Week 3. Thanks to the ESPN Stats & Info crew, as well as sports information staffs around the league for these. Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell h...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  12. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Enjoy the games tonight and tomorrow. I know I will. Joe from Saline, Mich., writes: Before we can label the Wolverines as "back" don't they have to start beating the upper end B1G teams? Over the past 4 years they have gone 2-13 against MSU, OSU,...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  13. Q&A: Michigan State's Andrew Maxwell

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State quarterback Andrew Maxwell has waited more than two years for this night. After understudying for Kirk Cousins, Maxwell finally will lead the Spartans' offense as MSU opens the season tonight against No. 24 Boise State. Many have dubbe...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  14. What to watch in the Big Ten: Week 1

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ten items to track as Week 1 of the college football season kicks off. 1. Shoelace's spotlight: Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson has been his best when the lights are brightest, particularly early in the season. If the Wolverines have any chan...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  15. Spartans' Bell to broaden role this season

    Adam Rittenberg

    Le'Veon Bell's surroundings have changed at Michigan State. The quarterback who handed him the ball the past two seasons, Kirk Cousins, is gone. The wide receivers who sparked the passing attack -- B.J. Cunningham, Keshawn Martin and Keith Nichol ...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  16. Big Ten media days player lineup

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten has announced its player lineup for preseason media days and the annual kickoff luncheon, to be held July 26-27 in Chicago. All 12 head coaches will be in attendance. Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson will speak on behalf of the pla...

    Blog | July 11, 2012