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  1. B1G media day preview: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    The SEC has to be first with everything and kicked off its media days extravaganza earlier Monday in Alabama. Never mind that the season doesn't start until late August. Big Ten media days are still two weeks away in Chicago, but we're here to get...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  2. Most indispensable players: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    The unofficial start of summer started this past weekend, but we're dreaming about the fall. With that in mind, we're looking at the most indispensable players on each Big Ten team. By indispensable, we don't necessarily mean best. We mean the pla...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  3. Q&A: Illinois coach Tim Beckman

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Illinois hopes Deion Sanders was right when he famously stated, "If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good." The Illini unveiled their new look this week, part of a rebrand with Nike for all the school's athletic ...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  4. B1G spring position breakdown: LB

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the linebackers. Illinois: The Illini lose an All-Big Ten player in Jonathan Brown but still have decent overall depth at linebacker. Mason Monheim ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  5. Who will be 2014's breakout players, following Jameis Winston or ...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Who will be next season's breakout stars, following in the footsteps of Jameis Winston or Tre Mason?

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2014
  6. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    A few questions and answers before Big Ten bowl season kicks off! Remember, follow us on Twitter. Jeff from San Diego writes: As I begin to think about potential future bowl situations, I'm not sure how I feel about the B1G taking over selectio...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  7. MSU's Dantonio in elite coaching company

    Adam Rittenberg

    You've probably seen The Scowl. Just about everybody has. Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio is often typecast on the sideline, where he's most exposed. His standard game-day expression -- furrowed brow, piercing eyes, pursed lips often forming a ...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  8. Dantonio shapes Spartans in own image

    Adam Rittenberg

    The signature sideline scowl had disappeared, leaving in its place a look of genuine pride. As Michigan State's players and coordinators stood at a podium and reviewed Saturday's destruction of Michigan, head coach Mark Dantonio watched from the ...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  9. Big Ten Week 3 primer

    Adam Rittenberg

    Are you ready for Week 3 in the Big Ten? You had better be, as it's easily the best slate of nonconference games this season. To get you ready for the big day -- and long night -- let's go through the vitals ... Noon ET Bowling Green at Indi...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  10. A look back at B1G coaching forceouts

    Adam Rittenberg

    There's hardly ever a perfect time to part ways with a coach, especially one who has had success. Some programs opt to nudge out long-tenured, mostly successful coaches only to pay the price later for their decisions. Others that part ways with a vet...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  11. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Happy happiness happens day. LSU's athletic director reveals the details of a future series with Wisconsin, but a Wisconsin official says nothing has been finalized. Dan Voltz tries to continue Wisconsin's exceptional legacy at the center spot. B...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  12. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Your questions, my answers. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, too. Peter from Myrtle Beach, S.C., writes: Adam, Could you be more insulting to Minnesota? First, you comment as if their schedule has been creampuff (think Wisconsin) for years. It was...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  13. Zac Epping brings edge to Gophers' O-line

    Adam Rittenberg

    Offensive linemen usually go unnoticed until they do something bad. Anyone who watched the 2012 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas noticed Minnesota offensive lineman Zac Epping midway through the second quarter. Epping drew personal-foul penalties on...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  14. Illinois sets rosters for spring game

    Adam Rittenberg

    The rosters are set for Illinois' Orange and Blue Spring Game, which will kick off at 8 p.m. CT Friday at Memorial Stadium. Illinois' seniors on Tuesday night drafted the two teams, which you can see here. Because of depth issues, eight players --...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  15. Illinois' Monheim lighting fires as leader

    Adam Rittenberg

    A year ago, Mason Monheim was in high school. He's now among the leaders of an Illinois team desperately trying to get back on track for the 2013 season after a 2-10 clunker last fall. Ideally, Monheim could play behind several veterans for a few ...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  16. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're previewing spring football in the Big Ten today and Friday. Be sure to check it out. Link time ... There's still no confirmation, but all signs point to Michigan State hiring Jim Bollman -- a current Purdue assistant and a former Ohio St...

    Blog | February 28, 2013