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  1. B1G's 5 most important nonleague games

    Adam Rittenberg

    There's no dancing around it: Nonleague play simply matters more for the Big Ten than any other major conference. The league's national reputation is constantly dissected, and the inevitable question that follows -- how does the Big Ten improve it...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  2. MSU's Conklin makes everyone take notice

    Adam Rittenberg

    Jack Conklin couldn't believe it, and neither could his dad. As they traveled from camp to camp, trying open the eyes of major college coaches, they were met with blank stares. Jack, an offensive tackle with length, strength and athleticism -- he ...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  3. Big Ten announces sites for football title game, basketball tourn...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten soon will have a larger East Coast presence, but it is keeping most of its major events in the Midwest.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2014
  4. Creating the ideal B1G schedule model

    Adam Rittenberg

    Scheduling is a hot topic around college football these days as the major conferences hold their spring meetings and plan for a future that finally includes a playoff system. Whether it's number of conference games, how often to play other major-conf...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  5. Delany: 'No buyer's remorse' with Rutgers

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Arguably no major-conference school has generated more negative headlines in the past 14 months than Rutgers, leading to a common question among fans and media members: Does the Big Ten regret inviting the State University of New Je...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  6. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Final weekend of Big Ten spring football. Soak it up. Twitter is something we use. So is email ... Greg from Boulder, Colo., writes: I don't understand why so many major conference coaches are against a nine-game conference schedule plus one...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  7. What to know: Northwestern union vote

    Adam Rittenberg

    The next 24 hours are pivotal and historic in college sports. Right now, the NCAA's Division I Board of Directors are meeting in Indianapolis, where they're expected to approve a proposal granting autonomy to the major revenue-generating conferences....

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  8. Is Wisconsin B1G's only Playoff sleeper?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Colleague Travis Haney recently compiled a list of sleeper teams to make the initial College Football Playoff, selecting one from each major league. Wisconsin got the nod as the Big Ten's sleeper, as Haney noted Wisconsin's consistency on both sides ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  9. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten fans: Please consider a donation to help former Northwestern player Nathan Shanks, an Illinois state trooper involved in a major auto accident while on duty earlier this month. Shanks suffered severe burns and several fractured bones and has ...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  10. Ex-Iowa player sues over rhabdo effects

    Adam Rittenberg

    Remember rhabdo? About three years ago, 13 Iowa football players had to be hospitalized with a serious muscle disorder called rhabdomyolysis, a stress-induced syndrome they contracted after a grueling series of winter workouts. It became a major s...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  11. Poll: College players' union good or bad?

    Adam Rittenberg

    The union movement is under way in college football, and a Big Ten team is at the center of it. Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and a group of Wildcats players made major news Tuesday by announcing their intention of being represented by ...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  12. Hoosiers WR Latimer declares for draft

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten saw a major upgrade at wide receiver this past season, but the league will have to reload in 2014. Indiana's Cody Latimer on Sunday became the latest Big Ten receiver to announce he's skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft. ...

    Blog | January 05, 2014
  13. Merry Christmas from the Big Ten blog

    Adam Rittenberg

    All of us at the Big Ten blog wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas. Barring major breaking news, the blog is off today but will return early Thursday with coverage leading up to the start of Big Ten bowl season. Have a wonderful holiday!...

    Blog | December 25, 2013
  14. Scheelhaase sizzles as Illinois squeaks by

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois entered the season as a team filled with question marks and one certainty: a clearer offensive identity with coordinator Bill Cubit. After finishing near the bottom of the FBS in most major offensive statistics in 2012, the Illini hit the...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  15. FAA investigates MSU's use of state planes

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's nothing new for major college coaches to have access to planes for business and personal use. Many of them have provisions in their contract allowing plane privileges. But Michigan State's use of state-owned planes for athletic officials has ...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  16. Andersen's son to play for him at Wisconsin

    Adam Rittenberg

    When I asked Gary Andersen this spring to identify the biggest adjustment in his life, he didn't mention the additional responsibilities that came with coaching a major-conference program like Wisconsin. He talked about being an empty nester. For ...

    Blog | June 27, 2013