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  1. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 8

    Adam Rittenberg

    The leaves are turning, the mercury is dropping and teams are becoming bowl eligible. Welcome to the heart of the college football season. It's a wonderful place to be, don't you agree? Three Big Ten teams (Michigan State, Minnesota and Nebraska) ...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  2. Notre Dame Fighting Irish can get right back in the College Footb...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Notre Dame joined a growing and impressive club of one-loss teams that all harbor playoff hopes. Much like Oregon, TCU, Georgia, Alabama and Michigan State before them, the Fighting Irish must rise to the challenge and keep their hopes of contention on course.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2014
  3. B1G's wild, wild West needs a Wyatt Earp

    Adam Rittenberg

    The first half of the college football season has been deliciously unpredictable nationally. Here in Big Ten country, though, things have more or less played out like we thought they would. The East Division looks like a two-team race between Mich...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  4. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 7

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan is back on the winning track but not quite back in the bowl projections. Brady Hoke's team ended its three-game slide Saturday night by grinding out an 18-13 win against Penn State at Michigan Stadium. The Wolverines' defense locked down ...

    Blog | October 12, 2014
  5. Reassessing the B1G after six weeks

    Adam Rittenberg

    If you spent Sunday looking at your spouse, your kids or your dog with raised eyebrows, you're not alone. Blame college football. After weeks like this past one, everyone is reassessing everything. That's what happens when five of the top eight te...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  6. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 6

    Adam Rittenberg

    Welcome back, Northwestern. You are now part of a muddled mess in the middle of the Big Ten bowl projections. Sure, the Big Ten was largely spared from the chaos we saw nationwide in Week 6. Michigan State held off a late Nebraska rally, and Ohio ...

    Blog | October 05, 2014
  7. A year can change a lot in B1G landscape

    Adam Rittenberg

    Welcome to the Big Ten time machine. Watch your step and hop aboard. Sorry, Mr. Slive, no standby today. Every seat is taken. Passenger Delany in seat 1A, please stop ringing your call button. I told you we can't go back to Nov. 18, 2006. Yes, yes...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  8. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 5

    Adam Rittenberg

    How far will Michigan fall? We'll find out during the next two months, but for now, the Wolverines have fallen out of the bowl projections. Brady Hoke's team sits at 2-3, and the offense has shown no signs of a turnaround. It's hard to envision Mi...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  9. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 4

    Adam Rittenberg

    Those in Ann Arbor will understandably disagree, but Week 4 was a very good one for the Big Ten. The league went 12-1 and won several games in impressive fashion. When almost every team handles its bid-ness, there's not much shuffling in the bowl pro...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  10. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 4

    Adam Rittenberg

    Five lessons from the week that was in Big Ten football. 1. The Big Ten can step up in key games: After two weeks of justified bashing, the Big Ten deserves some credit for bouncing back nicely in the last meaningful Saturday of nonconference play...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  11. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 3

    Adam Rittenberg

    The major development in this week's bowl projections isn't that the Big Ten suddenly looks poised for a breakthrough postseason. If anything, things went from bad to worse for the league in Week 3 with a 3-6 record in nonconference games. So what...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  12. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Three thoughts to kick off a fine Tuesday morning. The timing of Penn State's bowl ban being lifted coincides nicely with Saturday's trip to Rutgers. We knew the Scarlet Knights faithful would be geared up for Rutgers' Big Ten debut against the p...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  13. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 2

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten reporting crew thought about scrapping this entirely after a week in which few teams in this conference looked worthy of a postseason trip. An uninspiring day of MAC-tion and near misses slipped into a night of three double-digit losses i...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  14. Jim Delany disappointed in Big Ten's showing Saturday

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany expressed disappointment in the league's results Saturday but doesn't think the door is closed for a Big Ten team to reach the inaugural College Football Playoff.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2014
  15. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    On a Sunday night conference call with reporters, six days before another measuring-stick game for his team, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio provided a dose of perspective. "Win or lose, you know, we still have a lot of football games ahead of ...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  16. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    When you're watching Big Ten football on opening weekend, be sure to read between the lines. Don't ignore new quarterbacks like Wes Lunt and Tanner McEvoy, or newcomer defenders like Jabrill Peppers and Jihad Ward, but the real gauge for some team...

    Blog | August 26, 2014