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  1. Who will play 'Percy position' for OSU?

    Adam Rittenberg

    As many know by now, Ohio State couldn't land recruiting target Stefon Diggs, who on Friday ended a drawn-out and moderately annoying decision-making process by choosing to stay home and play for Maryland. Ohio State had saved a roster spot for Di...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  2. Hoosiers QBs Wright-Baker, Kiel leave team

    Adam Rittenberg

    At times, Tre Roberson looked like the future of Indiana's offense down the stretch of the regular season. The freshman showcased good speed and play-making ability. To push Roberson, Indiana on Thursday secured a verbal commitment from Cameron Co...

    Blog | January 15, 2012
  3. Illinois hangs on for statement victory

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- It's fitting that Illinois' defense had to seal a statement win for the program. Vic Koenning's unit performed masterfully most of the game, making play after to play to keep Arizona State out of the end zone. After struggling o...

    Blog | September 17, 2011
  4. McCarron shows poise as Bama grabs lead

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron just grew up a bit. Can Penn State's quarterbacks answer? McCarron, making his first career road start in a very tough environment, made several clutch throws on an 11-play, 69-yard touchdow...

    Blog | September 10, 2011
  5. Halftime: Ohio State 28, Arkansas 10

    Adam Rittenberg

    NEW ORLEANS -- Thoughts at the half from the Louisiana Superdome, where it's all Ohio State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Player of the half: Terrelle Pryor. The Ohio State junior quarterback is making the most of his good fortune to play in this ga...

    Blog | January 04, 2011
  6. Big Ten helmet stickers: Week 7

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's time to recognize the best and the brightest around the Big Ten in Week 7. Michigan State's secondary: Much maligned a year ago for allowing too many big plays and making too few of their own, the Spartans defensive backs really have stepped ...

    Blog | October 17, 2010
  7. Instant analysis: MSU 34, Michigan 17

    Adam Rittenberg

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Instant analysis from Michigan Stadium, where No. 17 Michigan State beat No. 18 Michigan 34-17 for its third consecutive win in the rivalry. How the game was won: Michigan State kept Denard Robinson from making big plays and no...

    Blog | October 09, 2010
  8. Spartans' big-play offense strikes again

    Adam Rittenberg

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan built its 5-0 record on big plays, especially those involving Denard Robinson. But through the first two-plus quarters today, Michigan State is making all the noise. All three of the Spartans' touchdowns have stretc...

    Blog | October 09, 2010
  9. Spartans make right call despite result

    Adam Rittenberg

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Don Treadwell made the right call to go for the touchdown on fourth-and-1 from the Wisconsin 1-yard line. His play call and the Spartans' execution were poor, as a tight end slipped on the play, but Treadwell is making good ...

    Blog | October 02, 2010
  10. Illinois-NU Wrigley game a possibility

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern is making a concerted effort to play a football game at Chicago's Wrigley Field in 2010 or 2011, and the school could be making it an in-state affair. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reported Thursday that Illinois officials have signed ...

    Blog | January 29, 2010
  11. Buckeyes pass game comes alive in win

    Adam Rittenberg

    PASADENA, Calif. -- The play was weeks in the making. Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor and his close friend, sophomore wide receiver DeVier Posey, hadn't yet hooked up on a deep out into the end zone against single coverage. But they knew the...

    Blog | January 01, 2010
  12. Decoding a Big Ten scheduling riddle

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Several of you have e-mailed recently about Big Ten teams making the same trips or hosting the same opponents in conference play this coming fall as they did in 2008. Examples: Northwestern visits Iowa...

    Blog | January 30, 2009
  13. First quarter update: Purdue 13, Oregon 3

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue all but admitted having a speed and talent deficit going into today's clash against No. 16 Oregon. That could still be the case, but the Boilermakers are making big plays in all thre...

    Blog | September 13, 2008
  14. Going to the field: Ohio State 26, Ohio 14

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If there's one positive that comes out of Ohio State's subpar performance, it's that the defense is making plays again. The nation's No. 1 total defense and scoring defense in 2007 had taken some...

    Blog | September 06, 2008
  15. Coaching creativity leaves mark on BCS bowls

    Adam Rittenberg

    Chris Petersen reached play-calling nirvana in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, but his trickery trifecta has some company in the list of memorable BCS bowl calls.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2008
  16. A look around the MAC

    Adam Rittenberg

    A league that had never sent more than two squads to the postseason reaped five bowl bids this year.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2004