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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Season report card: Indiana

    Adam Rittenberg

    The season report cards march on with the Indiana Hoosiers. OFFENSE: C- The emergence of quarterback Tre Roberson and running back Stephen Houston boosted a struggling unit down the stretch of Big Ten play. Indiana scored only 37 points in its ...

    Blog | December 14, 2011
  10. Indiana recruiting analysis

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANA HOOSIERS The class Recruits: 21 (all high school seniors, one player enrolled early) Top prospects: Indiana is bringing in several exciting offensive skill players, including Shane Wynn, a wide receiver rated as the nation's No. 41 a...

    Blog | February 03, 2011
  11. Signed and sealed: Indiana Hoosiers

    Adam Rittenberg

    Indiana is the first Big Ten team to announce its complete 2011 recruiting class. New Hoosiers coach Kevin Wilson signed 21 players, including seven from within the state and seven from Ohio. Indiana added 12 defensive players and nine offensive p...

    Blog | February 02, 2011
  12. Lambeau Field wants Big Ten title game

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's boiling here in Chicago and around most of the Midwest today, so go crank up the AC, grab a cold one and put on your parka. Now picture this: the Big Ten championship game at historic Lambeau Field. It could become a reality. Green Bay ...

    Blog | July 15, 2010
  13. Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field want to host potential Big Ten c...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten football could be coming to the frozen tundra.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2010
  14. Notes from Northwestern practice

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg EVANSTON, Ill. -- Sorry for the lengthy delay. I just got back from watching Northwestern's practice and listening to coach Pat Fitzgerald address the media. I spoke with both new coordinators (Mike Hankwitz and M...

    Blog | August 07, 2008