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  1. B1G ideas to improve college football

    Adam Rittenberg

    You love college football. We love college football. But how can the sport be improved going forward? Colleagues Gene Wojciechowski, Ivan Maisel and Mark Schlabach tackle that monumental question today. Each provides 10 things that could enhance t...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  2. Poll: Big Ten's third playoff candidate

    Adam Rittenberg

    The playoff era is here in college football, so feel free to do somersaults and backflips (no lawsuits if you get hurt). We're previewing the playoff and its top contenders today, and if you'd like to chat with Mark Schlabach, Brett McMurphy and Brad...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  3. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten media days are in the books, and there's plenty to fill your plate today. Hope you brought your appetite. NATIONAL COLUMNS's Mark Schlabach: When (Bill) O'Brien spoke to the media in Chicago last year, he didn't even know w...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  4. Michigan rises in Schlabach's latest Top 25

    Adam Rittenberg

    National signing day has come and gone, and it's time for another set of preseason rankings. No, not ours (not yet at least), but colleague Mark Schlabach has issued a second version of his way-too-early Top 25 for the 2013 season, taking into accoun...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  5. Source: Arkansas hires UW's Bret Bielema

    Adam Rittenberg

    In the most stunning coaching move of the silly season, Arkansas has hired Wisconsin's Bret Bielema as its next head coach, sources tell ESPN. Colleague Mark Schlabach reports that Bielema still wants to coach the Badgers in their upcoming Rose Bo...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  6. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Division I conference commissioners meet today and Wednesday in Chicago. Colleague Mark Schlabach and I will be on hand, so be sure and check the blog and the college football home page for coverage. Speaking of Mr. Cub Schlabach, he reports that...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  7. Delany, Slive key to playoff compromise

    Adam Rittenberg

    As the BCS commissioners prepare to meet Wednesday in Chicago, colleague Mark Schlabach examines the two most powerful figures in the negotiation room: Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany and SEC commissioner Mike Slive. It's a good, comprehensive look a...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  8. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Not an L.A. Kings fan, but loved watching the Stanley Cup presentation last night. Best trophy in sports. Colleague Mark Schlabach examines the two major players at the playoff negotiating table: Mike Slive and Jim Delany. Here's the latest fro...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  9. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    I don't like the sound of that. A lot of amenities disappear when an H turns into an M. With no postseason in the picture, Ohio State puts The Game on an even bigger pedestal, colleague Mark Schlabach writes. Kirk Ferentz on Twitter? It actuall...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  10. Neutral-site playoff plan gaining momentum

    Adam Rittenberg

    The BCS powers that be say no final decisions on a future postseason format will be made this week, but one plan is gaining momentum. Colleague Mark Schlabach reports from the BCS meetings in Hollywood, Fla., that if a four-team playoff is approved, ...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  11. Where the B1G ranks in latest power poll

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's power rankings day again here at, and while Bennett and I posted our latest Big Ten version, our esteemed colleague Mark Schlabach has issued his national version. For the most part, the forecast isn't favorable for the Big Ten. M...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  12. Schlabach: B1G looks for bowl boost

    Adam Rittenberg

    Colleague Mark Schlabach writes today about the Big Ten's need for a strong postseason showing after last season's New Year's Day debacle and a year marred by scandals at both Ohio State and Penn State. He writes: With those two scandals commandi...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  13. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Uh, let's see, suits, laser tag, I say "wait for it" a lot. That's pretty much it. Colleague Mark Schlabach looks at how Penn State moves forward from the sex abuse scandal. Colleague Ryan McGee writes how JoePa's exit marks the end of the coach-...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  14. Penn State links from around the Web

    Adam Rittenberg

    Your regular Big Ten lunch links will be served a bit later, but in light of what happened in State College, Pa., on Wednesday night, here are some Penn State/Joe Paterno links. Colleague Mark Schlabach: "Finally, adults with backbones and courag...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  15. MSU's Cousins used to beating the odds

    Adam Rittenberg

    In case you missed it, colleague Mark Schlabach wrote an excellent piece about Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins, who is used to the underdog role he'll be in tonight against Russell Wilson and No. 6 Wisconsin. From being lightly recruited in h...

    Blog | October 22, 2011
  16. Will Big Ten rivalries go too far?

    Adam Rittenberg

    The vandalism at Auburn's Toomer's Corner dominated college football talk last week, and angered many of us who love the sport and its sacred traditions. Colleague Mark Schlabach wrote a strong column about the Auburn situation and started off by ...

    Blog | February 24, 2011