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  1. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    How 'bout Nebrasketball? Impressed with what's happening in Lincoln. Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman hosted a meeting of some top offensive minds last week in Columbus. A pro day recap from Ohio State. Maryland RB Wes Brown had a re...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  2. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Hoping everyone has a great weekend. I'll be hanging out by the Michigan-Canadian border, eh. Marcus Aurelius writes: Interesting that your list of potential reps on a playoff selection committee with Big 10 ties does not feature anyone with SEC ...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  3. Fresh faces: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    The fresh faces series resumes with the Illinois Fighting Illini. Here's a look at three true freshmen, redshirt freshmen, transfers or returning players likely to step into bigger roles this season. OFFENSE: Donovonn Young, RB, freshman, 6-0, 215...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  4. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Did you guys get your public forum gift bag? There's an iPod Touch in here. A quick recap of spring football in the Big Ten from USA Today's Erik Smith. Big Ten post-spring power rankings from National Football Post's Dave Miller. According to ...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  5. Instant analysis: Illinois 38, Baylor 14

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten improves to 2-0 in the bowl season and 2-0 against the pesky Big 12 as Illinois held off Baylor in Houston. Here's a look back at Illinois' 38-14 victory in the Texas Bowl. How the game was won: Nathan Scheelhaase's precision passin...

    Blog | December 29, 2010
  6. Texas Bowl: Illinois (6-6) vs. Baylor (7-5)

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois is back in the postseason for the first time since the 2008 Rose Bowl. Baylor? The Bears play in the first bowl game since the 1994 Alamo Bowl. Here's a quick preview of the Illini-Baylor matchup in the Texas Bowl. WHO TO WATCH: Illino...

    Blog | December 28, 2010
  7. What to watch in the Big Ten: Week 14

    Adam Rittenberg

    There's only one Big Ten team in action this weekend, but I have five reasons why you should pay attention. So pay attention! 1. Mikel Leshoure: If you haven't watched the Big Ten's best running back this season, stay up late Friday night and tune...

    Blog | December 02, 2010
  8. Scheelhaase leads surging Illinois offense

    Adam Rittenberg

    Nathan Scheelhaase might have come to Illinois to play for a different offensive coordinator, but it is clear he fits in perfectly with Paul Petrino's plan. Scheelhaase has thrived in his freshman season, passing for 1,522 yards and 16 touchdowns ...

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  9. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Hope you're enjoying flog-the-blogger week, er, I mean decade recap week. Tell me how you really feel. Kyle from Kingston, Ontario, writes: Adam, love your post dude! I have to make a comment though. How do you not give any love to Dallas Clark...

    Blog | January 19, 2010
  10. Big Ten helmet stickers: Week 14

    Adam Rittenberg

    Final round of these before the bowls. Wisconsin RB John Clay: The Big Ten's offensive player of the year rebounded nicely following his late fumble against Northwestern, bulldozing Hawaii for 172 rush yards and three touchdowns in a 51-10 victor...

    Blog | December 06, 2009
  11. Silver Football finalists: Clark, Clay, Graham

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State quarterback Daryll Clark, Wisconsin running back John Clay and Michigan defensive end Brandon Graham have been named finalists for the Chicago Tribune's Silver Football award, given annually to the Big Ten's top player. The winner will ...

    Blog | December 04, 2009
  12. Illini RBs Ford, LeShoure shape up for '09

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Minutes after bulldozing cornerback Patrick Nixon-Youman for a first down during an Illinois practice this spring, Mikel LeShoure recited a line all young running backs should remember. ...

    Blog | May 01, 2009
  13. A few more free agent updates

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg As expected, several more Big Ten players are signing with NFL teams as free agents or earning tryouts. Penn State cornerback Tony Davis signed with the Cardinals Minnesota punter Justin Kucek has a tryout ...

    Blog | April 29, 2009
  14. Illini players improve 40 times at pro day

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Illinois held its annual pro timing day on Wednesday, and eight players participated in drills witnessed by 28 NFL scouts. It was a good day for the Davises, Vontae and Will, both of whom improved their 40-yar...

    Blog | March 18, 2009
  15. All-Big Ten: Who's back? Who's not?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg As spring practice approaches, it's time to review the 2008 All-Big Ten teams and see who will be back and who won't for the 2009 season. To avoid confusion, I'll stick with the media's picks f...

    Blog | February 13, 2009
  16. Reviewing my preseason Top 25 (things to watch)

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg It's always fun at this time of year to look back at preseason thoughts and predictions. In August, I outlined 25 items I wanted to see during the Big Ten season. Several of them came true, others didn't and some ...

    Blog | December 18, 2008