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  1. Nussmeier must refine Michigan's identity

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan's offense has hopscotched under Brady Hoke, never establishing an identity despite repeated claims about a clear philosophy. We always hear about who the Wolverines want to be, but because of personnel, youth or fickle schematic decisions, w...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  2. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wishing you a great weekend. Check out the full ESPN bowl schedule (with broadcast teams). Don't forget to follow us on Twitter if you aren't already. To the inbox ... Mike from Allentown, Pa., writes: Hey Adam, with all the talk about Penn ...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  3. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Spring, is that really you? Nah, just teasin'. An excellent statistical breakdown of the new Big Ten divisions. The Big Ten is gradually phasing out games against FCS teams. BTN's Gerry DiNardo isn't a huge fan of the new division setup. Tom Dien...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  4. Big Ten's worst NFL draft? It's possible

    Adam Rittenberg

    The gap between the Big Ten and the SEC not only is widening on the field, but on the NFL draft boards. While the SEC produced a record 63 picks in the 2013 NFL draft -- eight more than any conference in any draft in the modern era and 32 more tha...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  5. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    The links are on the clock ... More on quarterback Steven Bench's departure from Penn State here and here and here and here. Bob Flounders looks at Penn State's all-time draft team on defense. The draft is here for Penn State's NFL hopefuls. A ...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  6. Experts predict quiet draft for Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    The spectacle known as the NFL draft kicks off tonight in New York with the first round. As Brian pointed out late last week, the Big Ten is in danger of going without a first-round selection for the first time since the NFL-AFL merger. Mel Kiper ...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  7. Gophers' Vereen provides safety blanket

    Adam Rittenberg

    Anyone could see that Minnesota's secondary took a major step in 2012, helping the defense finish 12th nationally in pass yards allowed and 23rd in pass efficiency. But could anyone identify the most invaluable piece of the Gophers' back four? Pro...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  8. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wishing you a great weekend. We'll recap all the spring games on Monday, so be sure to check in early and often. To the emails ... Michael from South Sioux City, Neb., writes: If Taylor Martinez puts up HUGE passing numbers, say 65% pass comple...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  9. Illinois rebuild hits home for new assistants

    Adam Rittenberg

    Greg Colby and Mike Bellamy both have seen better days at Illinois. During Colby's first stint as an assistant at his alma mater (1988-95), Illinois shared a Big Ten championship in 1990 and reached six bowl games in seven seasons. Bellamy starred...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  10. Big Ten chat wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    You waited patiently for the Big Ten chat and, as always, brought good questions and insights to it. We talked realignment (of course), future Big Ten scheduling, recruiting and more. You even got a Super Bowl prediction from me (49ers don't lose Sup...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  11. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Fulgencio Umberto. The initials are F.U. Pritchett, which is exactly the way it feels right now. Some Ohio State football tickets are likely getting much more expensive. The Buckeyes lose two players but gain two scholarship spots. Steve Politi...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  12. Recapping the B1G early draft departures

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State fans would understandably disagree, but the Big Ten overall wasn't hit that hard by early departures to the NFL draft this year. Only six Big Ten underclassmen declared for the draft (Note: Purdue linebacker Dwayne Beckford already had...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  13. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    And away we go ... Greg from Eldora, Iowa, writes: Hello Adam, on your BIG footprint article, the other states BIG teams needs to recruit are states that play high school spring ball, which I think is a much bigger reason than people think for SEC...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  14. Hankins' exit puts young Buckeyes on deck

    Adam Rittenberg

    I believed Johnathan Hankins when he said last summer that he wanted to help Ohio State win a championship. But some NFL draft decisions are made for you. And when you're a virtual lock in the top 15 of the draft, you make the jump, no questions a...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  15. Will B1G's top-10 draft drought end in 2013?

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten hasn't produced a top-10 pick in the NFL draft since Michigan offensive tackle Jake Long and Ohio State defensive lineman Vernon Gholston went at No. 1 and No. 6, respectively, in 2008 (sorry, Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh doesn't count, playe...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  16. Beckman retains Illinois' building blocks

    Adam Rittenberg

    Tim Beckman's first pivotal recruiting venture at Illinois didn't take place in a living room or at a camp for prep players. It happened at a California hotel in late December. His targets already wore the Orange and Blue. The group gathered befor...

    Blog | April 03, 2012