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  1. A look at the B1G's free-agent signings

    Adam Rittenberg

    Thirty Big Ten players heard their names called during the 2014 NFL draft, but many others received phone calls immediately after the event. The undrafted free-agent carousel is spinning, and players from around the Big Ten are hopping aboard. Unl...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  2. Bill O'Brien likes PSU's secondary depth

    Adam Rittenberg

    Last summer, Penn State's defensive backs used outside criticism for motivation. The Lions' secondary had to replace all four starters and Malcolm Willis and Stephon Morris reminded everyone of the gloomy forecast many had for the back four. "We'r...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  3. 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
  4. B1G position rankings: Secondary (units)

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're nearing the end of our Big Ten position rankings, and it's time to finish up the defense rundowns with a look at the secondaries. Let's start off with the unit rankings. As a reminder, we're basing these mostly on last year's performance and...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  5. PSU secondary aims to quiet skeptics

    Adam Rittenberg

    Before spring practice, Penn State defensive backs Malcolm Willis and Stephon Morris sat in their apartment, brainstorming a way to motivate the secondary. They decided to tell their teammates the truth. At least the truth according to those outsi...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  6. Penn State releases new depth chart

    Adam Rittenberg

    Four days after naming Matthew McGloin as Penn State's starting quarterback entering the fall, new Nittany Lions coach Bill O'Brien has issued his summer depth chart. Penn State opens preseason practices Aug. 6. The first thing you'll notice is 13...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  7. Penn State spring wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    2011 overall record: 9-4 2011 conference record: 6-2 (T-first, Leaders division) Returning starters: Offense: 5; defense: 4; kicker/punter: 2 Top returners LB Gerald Hodges, DT Jordan Hill, LB Michael Mauti, S Malcolm Willis, CB Stephon Morri...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  8. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Hoping you have a great weekend. Ryan from Maryville, Mo., writes: I keep hearing various media pundits claiming that home sites for a college playoff wouldn't work. Shouldn't these people, conference presidents, commisioners, and media members ...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  9. PSU secondary goes through the motions

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Hero position is history, and the Cover 3 is more of a schematic layer than an identity. Penn State's secondary is going through some changes, and fans will notice some of them even before the ball is snapped. "There's a lot of movement," s...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  10. Big Ten position rankings: Secondary

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten preseason position rankings have reached the home stretch as we take a look at the defensive secondaries. Although individual positions like center and defensive tackle could boast more star power, the Big Ten's overall strength in the se...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  11. PSU hopes bowl serves as a springboard

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State looked like the classic year-away team this season. Its 7-5 record bears that out. The Lions displayed flashes of being better than average, but their flaws also showed up against ranked opponents. Penn State was a young team finding it...

    Blog | December 27, 2010
  12.'s Big Ten All-Freshman team

    Adam Rittenberg

    This week, I revealed my 2010 All-Big Ten squad. There were surprisingly few complaints, which is nice for a change. Now it's time to honor the league's top freshmen. Both true freshmen and redshirt freshmen are eligible for the team. Not surpr...

    Blog | December 09, 2010