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  1. Coaching changes recap: B1G East Division

    Adam Rittenberg

    The college coaching carousel isn't done spinning. It isn't even slowing down. There has been an unprecedented number of coaching moves after national signing day, including some in the Big Ten. Ohio State lost running backs coach Stan Drayton to ...

    Blog | February 16, 2015
  2. The Big Ten's New Year's Six candidates

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten had mixed results during the BCS era, making more appearances (29) than any other league but finishing with only one national title and a 14-15 overall record. The New Year's Six era, while still in its infancy, has been promising for the...

    Blog | February 10, 2015
  3. Better depth is B1G's path to sustained respect

    Adam Rittenberg

    The ceaseless debate over conference strength waged here and in other forums ultimately centers on one question: How many teams in League X are capable of winning a national championship in Season Y? The Big Ten entered the 2014 season with what m...

    Blog | February 09, 2015
  4. Recruiting Q&A: MSU's Mark Dantonio

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State might be the nation's best developmental program, turning overlooked and undervalued prospects into stars. But after back-to-back top-5 finishes and major bowl wins, the Spartans are upgrading their profile on the recruiting trail. As ...

    Blog | February 04, 2015
  5. Can B1G keep momentum on signing day?

    Adam Rittenberg

    New Year's Day and national signing day used to be the two most disheartening days on the Big Ten football calendar. Make no mistake, New Year's Day had been much more of a buzzkill. The Big Ten's poor results on an afternoon where it clustered i...

    Blog | February 02, 2015
  6. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Happy Tuesday, Big Ten fans. We hope all of you in the Northeast are staying safe amid snowmageddon. 1. Well, the Craig Kuligowski to Illinois buzz was nice while it lasted. The Missouri defensive line coach, one of the nation's most underrated as...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  7. Year of the Big Ten back lives up to hype

    Adam Rittenberg

    They didn't sneak up on us. Anyone who tracked the Big Ten's summer buzz -- or reviewed the list of players attending preseason media days in Chicago -- noticed the league's surplus of standout running backs. Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon had spurn...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  8. Season's best Big Ten players: Nos. 6-10

    Adam Rittenberg

    To quote the band Europe, we're in the final countdown. Our list of the best Big Ten players from the 2014 season has reached the top 10. This next group reflects the league's strongest position (by far): running back. Let's get to it. No. 6: A...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  9. Who just missed B1G player rankings?

    Adam Rittenberg

    This may shock you, so make sure you're sitting down: We actually put some time and thought into the Big Ten postseason player rankings. Yes, I know it's stunning that we don't just throw 25 names out there. There was ample discussion about severa...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  10. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    A week ago, the Big Ten was waking up to a national championship. 1. Defensive end Noah Spence couldn't take part in Ohio State's title run after being declared ineligible from the team because of two failed drug tests. But Spence's college career...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  11. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Happy Monday to all, especially those in New England and Seattle. Two Big Ten quarterbacks matching up in Super Bowl XLIX. Good times. 1. Many Penn Staters celebrated Friday as Joe Paterno's wins total was restored to 409 -- most in college footba...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  12. Big Ten collecting elite QB talent for 2015

    Adam Rittenberg

    A dispiriting drought ended for the Big Ten on Monday night in Arlington, Texas. Another could end in April 2016 at an yet-to-be-determined location. Ohio State's victory against Oregon gave the the Big Ten its first national championship since th...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  13. Can other B1G teams join Buckeyes in title chase?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Minnesota coach Jerry Kill smiled one of those you-gotta-be-kidding-me smiles. It was the morning after Ohio State had reclaimed college football's throne, winning its first national title -- and the Big Ten's first -- since the 2002 season. Urban...

    Blog | January 14, 2015
  14. B1G keeps pace with coach investments

    Adam Rittenberg

    When the coaching carousel stops and all the moves and non-moves are assessed, Penn State's retention of defensive coordinator Bob Shoop could be overlooked. There have been bigger moves nationally and in the Big Ten, none more so than Michigan's ...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  15. Spartans break down title-game participants

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State's 2014 season will be remembered most for the way it ended: a furious fourth-quarter comeback against Baylor in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, giving the Spartans a signature win. But the Baylor triumph, combined with the results...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  16. New Year's Day marks new B1Ginning

    Adam Rittenberg

    Most see New Year's Day as a new beginning, a clean slate, a time where the present decleats the past like Tony Lippett decleated poor Chris Callahan in the Cotton Bowl (it's OK, the Baylor kicker is alive). Big Ten fans are no different, but for the...

    Blog | January 05, 2015