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  1. Maisel: Penn State embraces fresh start

    Adam Rittenberg

    Coach Bill O'Brien is no longer new to the Penn State program and its players, but after the departure of a special senior class, the Lions are starting over for the 2013 season. Colleague Ivan Maisel was in State College this spring and writes ab...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  2. Early look at Big Ten's free-agent signings

    Adam Rittenberg

    Only 22 Big Ten players heard their names called during the 2013 NFL draft, the league's lowest total in nearly two decades (it had 21 draftees in 1994). But as soon as the draft ended Saturday, the free-agent signings began. And there were plenty...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  3. Spring Q&A: Penn State's Bill O'Brien

    Adam Rittenberg

    The last time we saw Penn State, the Lions were celebrating a surprisingly strong finish to the 2012 season and saying farewell to a special senior class. Penn State since has turned the page and will begin spring practice Monday with a mix of famili...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  4. B1G roster update for all-star games

    Adam Rittenberg

    The college football postseason all-star games kick off in the next few weeks, so I thought it would be a good time to see who from the Big Ten is headed where. These games feature NFL draft hopefuls from around the sport, and we'll have full coverag...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  5. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Oh, please, I was an anomaly. I self-potty-trained. Check out all the reaction to Tom Osborne's impending retirement. Breakdowns of the Big Ten's early season woes here and at The guys predict Week 5 in the league. Bull...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  6. Penn State seeks better balance on offense

    Adam Rittenberg

    According to coach Bill O'Brien, Penn State's offensive line graded out as the best unit on the team in Saturday's opener against Ohio. It's up to O'Brien, the team's offensive play-caller, to put the line to full use in the weeks ahead. Althou...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  7. PSU players hope to lift community on field

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State players know next Saturday's season opener against Ohio won't resemble a normal football game. After an offseason filled with change, NCAA sanctions, scandal residue and constant tension around State College, the emotion at Beaver Stadi...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  8. 3Q update: Penn State still up 20-14

    Adam Rittenberg

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Now that's more like it, a scoreless quarter between Penn State and Ohio State. Here are some notes and observations after 45 minutes of play, as No. 21 Penn State still leads Ohio State 20-14. Both teams are in love with the Wi...

    Blog | November 19, 2011
  9. Dominant defense helps Penn State escape

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State doesn't know its starting quarterback, whether it can rely on a kicker or when its 84-year-old head coach will return to the sideline. But here's what the Nittany Lions do know: they boast an excellent defense. Michael Mauti and the ...

    Blog | September 17, 2011
  10. Lions get defensive in hard fought victory

    Adam Rittenberg

    The focus will be on the 12-play, 96-yard drive that finally put Penn State into the end zone and put away a feisty Temple Owls team today. It was very impressive, don't get me wrong. Rob Bolden made clutch throws, Evan Royster had a big 17-yard...

    Blog | September 25, 2010
  11. Penn State's defense has its own hero

    Adam Rittenberg

    The story begins, like so many at Penn State, with Rip Engle. The Hall of Fame coach who preceded Joe Paterno in Happy Valley didn't like the term commonly used to describe a strong safety: monster. So Engle came up with his own title. "Rip tho...

    Blog | August 27, 2010
  12. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    In Hawkeye Country today. Quarterback Tate Forcier's sprained foot might keep him out of Michigan's spring game,'s Dave Birkett writes. Michigan picks up a quality commitment from defensive end Brennen Beyer. Penn State running bac...

    Blog | April 16, 2010
  13. Penn State's Zordich charged with DUI

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Penn State reserve linebacker Michael Zordich faces DUI charges after being stopped early Sunday in State College. According to a report in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Penn State University police stopped Z...

    Blog | September 04, 2009