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  1. Media poll: Huskers, Badgers favorites

    Adam Rittenberg

    There will be no official Big Ten favorite this year, as the league's coaches, clearly concerned about their own backsides, voted to eliminate the preseason awards. And I thought the Big Ten's little league moments ended with the elimination of th...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  2. Crowded at the top of the Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A year from now, there will be no debate. Beginning in 2011, the Big Ten will thankfully dispose of its Little League-ish co-champs title and crown a definitive king in a league championship game. Until then, we're stuck with th...

    Blog | November 28, 2010
  3. Michigan tops latest recruiting rankings

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's still early, but the tide could be turning a little for Big Ten recruiting. The league undoubtedly has moved down a few pegs on the recruiting ladder in recent years, a drop that can be tied to poor on-field performance, a lack of national ti...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  4. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Coming to you a little late after a busy morning in Chi-town. Julie Hermann is Rutgers' new athletic director, and here's what she has to do next. Big Ten athletic directors are looking to strengthen future non-league schedules. More notes on t...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  5. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Your questions, my answers ... CardFanDan from Louisville, Ky., writes: The BIG's (10+4) proposal to move to 10 league games only serves to make the conference more insular and gives the playoff committee little by which to evaluate a team other t...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  6. B1G most in need of good bowl season

    Adam Rittenberg

    There's only one way the Big Ten can change the narrative in a season that has brought little joy to the heartland. It all comes down to the bowl season. No league needs a strong bowl performance more than the Big Ten, which has been the national ...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  7. Big Ten chat wrap: April 11

    Adam Rittenberg

    Thanks for waiting patiently for today's Big Ten chat, which took place a little later than normal. Another day of good spring football chatter around the league. In case you missed out on the fun, here's the full transcript. Some highlights: ...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  8. Cousins, Wilson spark uplifting title game

    Adam Rittenberg

    Consider it an early Christmas gift for a league that could use some good tidings. The inaugural Big Ten championship game allows the conference to put its best foot forward after a year where little went right. A rough 2011 began, fittingly, o...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  9. Big Ten chat: today at noon ET

    Adam Rittenberg

    Need to sound off on the Penn State sex-abuse scandal? Upset about Ohio State's ongoing issues with the NCAA? Maybe you just want to talk a little Big Ten football, a welcome relief from all that has happened in this league. The division races are...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  10. Big Ten announces COP/C committee

    Adam Rittenberg

    Most Big Ten fans had little reason to pay attention to the league's Council of Presidents/Chancellors before December 2009. But once the expansion process began, the COP/C entered the spotlight and has made several historic decisions in the past ...

    Blog | June 30, 2011
  11. Legends and Leaders to stay through 2011

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany made some surprising comments last month to WGN Radio in Chicago about the league's new division names, Legends and Leaders. Delany sounded a little defeated following the public outcry about the names and said the ...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  12. Big Ten midseason overview

    Adam Rittenberg

    In a sport where perception means everything, the Big Ten has maintained the image it had entering the season. The league came through the 2009-10 bowls with the arrow pointing up, and little has changed through the first six games this fall. Most...

    Blog | October 11, 2010
  13. Inside the Big Ten's TV command center

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten lacked any travel-worthy games this weekend, so I did something a little different. The league allowed me to spend Saturday inside its TV command center, located at Big Ten headquarters in Park Ridge, Ill. Founded in 2003, the center s...

    Blog | September 28, 2010
  14. Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 4

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ohio State remains atop the rankings, although there's a little more room between the Buckeyes and the rest of the league after three weeks. No Big Ten team has fewer flaws and more firepower than the Scarlet and Gray, who look like they can challeng...

    Blog | September 20, 2010
  15. Big Ten game day weather for Week 1

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's game day! I didn't pack any long sleeves and paid the price Friday night in Ann Arbor, as football weather arrived a little early. You won't make the same mistake after reading this, as I take a look at the weather around the league, courtesy...

    Blog | September 04, 2010
  16. What to watch in the Big Ten: Week 1

    Adam Rittenberg

    Tonight, it begins. The wait is over and we finally get to see Big Ten teams play games that count. As opening weekend begins a little early with three games tonight, here are 10 things to watch around the league. 1. Quarterback questions at Mi...

    Blog | September 02, 2010