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  1. Wilson leads B1G contingent in Super Bowl

    Adam Rittenberg

    It had been four years since a former Big Ten quarterback (Drew Brees in 2010) led his team to a Super Bowl championship. Russell Wilson ended the drought in dominating fashion Sunday night. Wilson, who played his final collegiate season at Wiscon...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  2. Wisconsin leads B1G Super Bowl group

    Adam Rittenberg

    In 2011, Russell Wilson and Montee Ball formed one of the most explosive offensive backfields in Big Ten history and led Wisconsin to a league title and a Rose Bowl appearance. Somehow, that Badgers team managed to lose three games. Wilson and Bal...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  3. The Big Ten's historically bad teams

    Adam Rittenberg is taking a look at historically bad teams today, and unfortunately for the Big Ten, it hasn't been immune from them. We're not talking about what Illinois did this season or what Indiana did last season or even what Northwestern did seas...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  4. Ex-PSU players, coach appealing sanctions

    Adam Rittenberg

    First, the appeal came from the Paterno family. Next came a group of Penn State trustees. Now eight former Penn State players, along with an ex-assistant coach, are appealing the NCAA sanctions handed down to the football program July 23. The grou...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  5. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    The season might be over, but the mail never stops. Let's do this. Mike from Phoenix writes: As a Badger fan I was waiting to see your final power rankings of the year because I had a feeling that you might make MSU number 1. I just don't ge...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  6. Bill O'Brien could upgrade Lions' QB play

    Adam Rittenberg

    If Penn State fans are disappointed with the list of candidates for the school's head-coaching vacancy, they should check out another list: the school's recent quarterbacks. This exercise isn't meant to further depress Nittany Lions supporters. It...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  7. Reactions to Paterno retirement, scandal

    Adam Rittenberg

    As expected, there has been plenty of reaction to Joe Paterno's retirement announcement and the fallout from the Penn State scandal. The Associated Press has put together this list. A few notables: Greg Schiano, Rutgers coach and former Pen...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  8. JoePa, Coach K to talk leadership on ESPN

    Adam Rittenberg

    Two of the most successful college coaches in history will meet June 20 for a special ESPN taping on Penn State's campus. One coach recorded his 400th career win on the gridiron last season, while the other notched win No. 900 during March Madness...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  9. JoePa's 400th resonates for young and old

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The significance of the moment was embraced and understood by everyone at Beaver Stadium, both young and old. Moments after Penn State beat Northwestern 35-21 to give coach Joe Paterno his 400th career win, Nittany Lions runn...

    Blog | November 06, 2010
  10. Big Ten Q&A: Jay Paterno, Part II

    Adam Rittenberg

    Here's the second half of my interview with Penn State Nittany Lions quarterbacks coach Jay Paterno. For Part I, click here. You've been in this system [Spread HD] now for a couple of years. You did some different things with Daryll [Clark] in Yea...

    Blog | March 26, 2010
  11. Big Ten Q&A: Jay Paterno, Part I

    Adam Rittenberg

    When Penn State opens spring practice later Friday, only one position group will be in the spotlight. The Nittany Lions are looking for a quarterback after losing two-year starter and Big Ten co-MVP Daryll Clark, who set several team passing records ...

    Blog | March 26, 2010
  12. Big Ten teams of the decade

    Adam Rittenberg

    Unlike the lists for top players and top moments from 2000-09, I had an easier time identifying the top 10 Big Ten squads from the most recent decade. For starters, the Big Ten produced only one national champion and six BCS bowl winners, all but one...

    Blog | January 20, 2010
  13. 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
  14. Clark and Graham both win Silver Football

    Adam Rittenberg

    For the first time in the 86-year history of the Chicago Tribune's Silver Football award, the honor is going to two Big Ten players. Penn State senior quarterback Daryll Clark and Michigan senior defensive end Brandon Graham both win the Silver Fo...

    Blog | December 09, 2009
  15. 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
  16. Checking in with ... Jay Paterno, Part I

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Most thought the spread offense would never come to Penn State, much less with a Paterno shaping the scheme. Turns out, Jay Paterno, Joe's son and Penn State's quarterbacks coach, helped bring the spre...

    Blog | July 24, 2009