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  1. Depth offers latest hope for IU defense

    Brian Bennett

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A recent Indiana practice came down to a winner-take-all snap in the red zone. Redshirt freshman Kris Smith ended things by sacking Nate Sudfeld (at least unofficially, since there's no tackling the quarterback in practice). T...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  2. Spring game preview: Indiana

    Brian Bennett

    Ten league squads wrap up spring practice this weekend, and we're taking a look at each spring game or scrimmage. Next up: Indiana. When: 3 p.m. ET Saturday Where: Memorial Stadium Admission: Free. Fans are asked to enter the East side of th...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  3. B1G spring position breakdown: DB

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with every Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the defensive backs. Illinois: The secondary returns mostly intact from 2013, as Illinois returns starters at both cornerback spots (V'Angelo Bentl...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  4. Poll: Which struggling unit surges this fall?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Brian and I on Wednesday debated which struggling unit from the 2012 season -- Illinois' offense, Indiana's defense, Iowa's offense, Michigan State's offense or Nebraska's defense -- would take the biggest step forward this fall. I went with the MSU ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  5. Indiana defense looking for numbers

    Adam Rittenberg

    Indiana defensive coordinator Doug Mallory is looking for a few good men this spring. Actually, more than a few. Mallory isn't necessarily seeking the next standout player (although he wouldn't complain if he found one). The Hoosiers' defense has ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  6. Spring previews: Leaders Division

    Adam Rittenberg

    Spring practice is under way in the Big Ten, so let's take a look at what's on tap for the six teams in the Leaders Division. ILLINOIS Spring start: March 5 Spring game: April 12 What to watch: 1. Coaching staff makeover: Illinois play...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  7. B1G postseason position rankings: DB

    Brian Bennett

    Our postseason position rankings are getting close to wrapping up, but first let's put a bow on the defensive side of the ball with a look at the defensive backs. Star power matters, but depth is also important. The secondary wasn't a particularly...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  8. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Your questions, my answers. Matt from Farmington Hills, Mich., writes: How can you say in one line that "Ohio State can't tackle," and in another line state that they are the best team in the Big Ten? Adam Rittenberg: Because both are true stat...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  9. Instant analysis: Indiana 45, UMass 6

    Jack McCluskey

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In its first home game as a Division I-A team, UMass was completely outclassed by visiting Indiana 45-6 on Saturday at Gillette Stadium. How it happened: Things did not start well for the UMass offense. After a dismal debut on...

    Blog | September 08, 2012
  10. 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
  11. Lunch links: Stanford AD rumors shot down

    Kevin Gemmell

    And think of the summers of the past; adjust the base and let the Alpine blast. Pop in my CD and let run a me rhyme; and put your car on cruise and lay back cause this is summertime. Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez mourning the death of friend and ...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  12. Indiana spring wrap

    Brian Bennett

    2011 record: 1-11 2011 conference record: 0-8 (sixth, Leaders Division) Returning starters: offense: 7; defense: 8; kicker/punter: 1 Top returners QB Tre Roberson, RB Stephen Houston, WR Kofi Hughes, CB Lawrence Barnett, DT Larry Black, DT ...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  13. Indiana looks to build team, then program

    Brian Bennett

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- After going 1-11 last season, Indiana probably needed a little kick in the pants. The Hoosiers got it during winter conditioning when they went through an exercise program led by former Navy SEALs. Cornerback Lawrence Barnett ...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  14. Big Ten postseason position rankings: DB

    Adam Rittenberg

    The postseason position rankings are hitting the home stretch, and today we take a look at the Big Ten secondaries. It's a little tricky to evaluate secondary play from 2011. While seven Big Ten teams ranked in the top 18 nationally in pass defense, ...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  15. Big Ten postseason position rankings: LB

    Brian Bennett

    We continue our postseason position rankings today as we move on to the linebackers. Not surprisingly, Linebacker U takes the top spot, though it was a very close call. Depth helped the top two teams on this list, while star power marked spots Nos...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  16. Spring preview: Leaders Division

    Adam Rittenberg

    After taking a look at the Legends Division outlook for spring practice, it's time to turn the focus to the Leaders Division. Away we go ... ILLINOIS Start of spring practice: March 7 Spring game: April 14 What to watch: New faces i...

    Blog | February 17, 2012