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  1. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 2

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten reporting crew thought about scrapping this entirely after a week in which few teams in this conference looked worthy of a postseason trip. An uninspiring day of MAC-tion and near misses slipped into a night of three double-digit losses i...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  2. Big Ten Tuesday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Coming at ya from Happy Valley. Dropping in on James Franklin and the Nittany Lions on Wednesday. To the inbox ... Ken from Kansas City, Mo., writes: Hey Adam! I loved the "dictator for the day" thread. I just have one suggestion ... since ever...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  3. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Last mail call before the weekend. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter. Join the 100K strong. Let's get started ... Bob from Cary, N.C., writes: How do we measure the competitive strength of East vs. West over time? My hunch is that over the n...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  4. Big Ten Tuesday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Be sure to follow us on Twitter. To your emails ... David from Chicago writes: I may be out of step with other fans, but I would like to see Iowa schedule a MAC team and a Sun Belt team every year as non-conference opponents, in addition to kee...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  5. Spring Q&A: Penn State's Bill O'Brien

    Adam Rittenberg

    The last time we saw Penn State, the Lions were celebrating a surprisingly strong finish to the 2012 season and saying farewell to a special senior class. Penn State since has turned the page and will begin spring practice Monday with a mix of famili...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  6. An all-access look at Northern Illinois' Orange Bowl week - colle...

    Adam Rittenberg was allowed complete access to the Northern Illinois Huskies during Orange Bowl week, and Adam Rittenberg details how the MAC school prepared for its big shot at the BCS.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2013
  7. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Hoping you have a great weekend. Gary from Olathe, Kan., writes: I know I'm in the minority, but I'm starting to think the so called "super conferences" are a good thing. Say the B1G goes to 16 teams. We'll basically have two 8-team conferences (d...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  8. Try telling these Huskies they don't belong

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northern Illinois, the beneficiary of a BCS rule designed to allow access for schools from non-automatic qualifying conferences, caused much consternation by its selection to the Discover Orange Bowl. But try telling the Huskies they don't belong. ...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  9. College football - Northern Illinois Huskies out to prove they be...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northern Illinois caused much consternation when it was selected to the Discover Orange Bowl. But try telling the Huskies they don't belong.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2012
  10. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Is this kindergarten or The Hunger Games? Michigan State cornerback Johnny Adams knows he needs to step up his game. Spartans offensive coordinator Dan Roushar blocks out the criticism. Minnesota quarterback MarQueis Gray could log 15-20 plays ...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  11. Bullough keeps Spartans a step ahead

    Adam Rittenberg

    Mac or PC? Most of us fall into one of these camps. Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi doesn't put himself in either, at least on fall Saturdays. He opts for The Bullough, which, at 6-foot-3 and 252 pounds, doesn't fit into most cub...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  12. The Big Ten's 2012-13 bowl schedule

    Adam Rittenberg

    The complete bowl schedule for the 2012-13 season has been released. Here's when the Big Ten's bowl tie-in games will be played: Little Caesars Pizza Bowl: Dec. 26, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN, Big Ten vs. Mid-American Conference Meineke Car Care Bow...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  13. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    A shoutout to Penn State students, who this weekend raised a record $10,686,924.83 to help families of children with cancer during the THON event. Great event. A good piece from Sam McKewon on Nebraska's junior day and the progress made with recr...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  14. Q&A: Penn State assistant Larry Johnson

    Adam Rittenberg

    Larry Johnson has been Penn State's lead recruiter for years, helping the Nittany Lions reel in several blue-chippers, particularly from the Washington D.C./Maryland area. But Johnson's recruiting responsibilities increased this year as Penn State sc...

    Blog | February 03, 2012
  15. Penn State announces six assistant hires

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State made it official Thursday and announced the hires of six assistant coaches on Bill O'Brien's staff. All of these names have been previously reported, but here they are again: Larry Johnson, defensive line Ron Vanderlinden, linebac...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  16. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    The season might be over, but the mail never stops. Let's do this. Mike from Phoenix writes: As a Badger fan I was waiting to see your final power rankings of the year because I had a feeling that you might make MSU number 1. I just don't ge...

    Blog | January 10, 2012