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  1. Spartans QB Cook masters mental game

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOS ANGELES -- As a father, Chris Cook always provided his son, Connor, with positive reinforcement, because that's what parents do. As a former college football player, the elder Cook also knew how such statements can translate to on-field perfor...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  2. Wisconsin tries to master transition game

    Adam Rittenberg

    Four Big Ten teams had massive coaching staff overhauls during the offseason. Three lost their head coaches. One won the Big Ten championship. Wisconsin finds itself in an odd spot, having to replace six assistant coaches despite back-to-back Rose...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  3. Spartans master own domain on defense

    Adam Rittenberg

    When All-America linebacker Greg Jones departed Michigan State after the 2010 season, defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi put together two-page wristbands full of plays for his players to run during the summer months. "I was worried about what they...

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  4. Huskers' Will Compton masters mental edge

    Adam Rittenberg

    LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska linebacker Will Compton reaches into his jeans pocket and pulls out his iPhone. The lock screen displays the following: "Thank God, go to work, do extra, don't give yourself an excuse and become the absolute best." Compto...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  5. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Slow week in the Big Ten, huh? Let's get to those emails. Matt from Rock County writes: Adam - everyone bangs on the nonconference schedules of most of the Big Ten schools, but a quick scan of the master schedule reveals:1 - B1G schools played 1...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  6. PSU masters crisis management in big win

    Adam Rittenberg

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The tendency during a time of crisis is to go conservative, limit risks and simply try to survive. Penn State is mired in a crisis, perhaps the biggest crisis in college sports history. A sex-abuse scandal has enveloped the insti...

    Blog | November 19, 2011
  7. Clock management key for Wildcats' Colter

    Adam Rittenberg

    Like all quarterbacks, Northwestern's Kain Colter must master clock management. But not only the clock on the scoreboard. The one in his head, too. Colter has racked up yards (180 rush, 301 pass) and touchdowns (4 rushing) in his first two care...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  8. Brandon says Big House could get bigger

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan already has the nation's largest stadium, but its athletic director sees the Big House possibly getting bigger. Dave Brandon told WTKA-AM on Thursday that the athletic department is considering a facilities master plan that could include ...

    Blog | May 26, 2011
  9. The Big Ten's top TD scorers (15+) in 2011

    Adam Rittenberg

    To recap: I've already taken a look at the Big Ten's 1,000-yard rushing candidates, sack-masters, 3,000-yard passers and top interceptors in 2011. Now it's time to look at who will reach paydirt most often this season. I'm setting the bar at 15...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  10. The Big Ten's top interceptors (4+) in 2011

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten statistical projections already have examined 1,000-yard rushing candidates, sack-masters and 3,000-yard passers. It's now time to examine the league's top interceptors. I've set the standard at four or more interceptions for the seaso...

    Blog | May 05, 2011
  11. The Big Ten's 3,000-yard passers in 2011

    Adam Rittenberg

    I've already taken a look at the Big Ten's 1,000-yard rushing candidates and likely sack masters in 2011. Now it's time to put the spotlight on the quarterbacks. Who will pass for 3,000 yards this season? Only two Big Ten quarterbacks, Indiana'...

    Blog | May 03, 2011
  12. The Big Ten's top sack-masters (8+) in 2011

    Adam Rittenberg

    Last week, I took a look at the Big Ten's top candidates to record 1,000 rushing yards or more in 2011. The spotlight now turns to defense and the league's strongest position group in recent years. The sack-masters. I thought about setting the ...

    Blog | May 02, 2011
  13. Northwestern to formulate facilities plan

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern on Thursday announced it will launch its first ever "master plan study" of its athletics facilities, which likely will result in a plan for large-scale renovations. The study begins in November and will include Ryan Field and all the ...

    Blog | October 29, 2010
  14. Davie's versatility pays off for Northwestern

    Adam Rittenberg

    When Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald started to recruit Quentin Davie, he saw a player who played multiple positions and was "a jack of all, master of none." Davie played quarterback, tight end and linebacker for Cardinal Ritter College Prep in ...

    Blog | September 21, 2010
  15. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten lost one of its own today in New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. The Boss earned his Master's degree at Ohio State from 1954-55 and served as a grad assistant under Buckeyes legendary football coach Woody Hayes. Steinbrenner went ...

    Blog | July 13, 2010
  16. Illini players strike a pose through yoga

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Illinois left tackle Jeff Allen is no stranger to the two-point stance, the three-point stance and even the four-point stance. The warrior stance took a bit more time to master. Same with the tree pose and dow...

    Blog | August 06, 2009