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  1. Michigan State sharpens focus as stakes get higher

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State was getting casual. The Spartans were winning Big Ten games, just as they had in 2013, but not with their standard precision and 60-minute focus. A near blown lead against Nebraska. Poor decisions from players and coaches against Pu...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  2. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    100 days away ... Illinois is very much in the mix for Oklahoma State QB transfer Wes Lunt. Illini coach Tim Beckman and his assistants are social-media machines. A great look inside a week with Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges. Michiga...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  3. Previewing the Big Ten afternoon games

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's time for a quick look at the four Big Ten games kicking off at 3:30 p.m. ET ... Temple (1-1) at Penn State (1-2): This should be by far the most interesting and competitive game of the afternoon four-pack. Temple has held second-half leads in...

    Blog | September 22, 2012
  4. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Looks like Michigan has fired the first shot in Saturday's rivalry game with Notre Dame. Another game could be added to the semifinal rotation for college football's upcoming playoff. The TicketCity Bowl is getting a new title sponsor. Michigan...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  5. Who are the Big Ten's coaching villains?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Every good conference boasts some coaching villains, and the Big Ten has several men who fill the role. No one will confuse the Big Ten with the SEC, where all 12 coaches have voodoo dolls of one other and dart boards with their opponents' heads as t...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  6. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    You're in Paris, got the best food in the world, and you're eating a chalupa? Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi speculates about whether Notre Dame tried to steal signals last year, Joe Rexrode writes in the Lansing State Journal....

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  7. Reaction to Jim Tressel's resignation

    Adam Rittenberg

    As you'd expect, Twitter is buzzing with reaction to the resignation of Jim Tressel as Ohio State's coach earlier Monday. Ohio State held a team meeting Monday morning to announce the change, but several current and former players have tweeted abo...

    Blog | May 30, 2011
  8. About to get going at the Big House

    Adam Rittenberg

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- It's a sea of Maize with a few patches of green here at Michigan Stadium, as one of the Big Ten's best rivalries is about to kick off. Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio was on the field during warm-ups and seemed to be mo...

    Blog | October 09, 2010
  9. Big runs the norm in MSU-MICH rivalry

    Adam Rittenberg

    How many yards will Denard Robinson, the nation's leading rusher, put up Saturday against No. 17 Michigan State? What about Edwin Baker and Le'Veon Bell? Both Spartans backs are capable of gashing a weak Michigan defense. If Robinson, Baker or ...

    Blog | October 08, 2010
  10. A front-row view of 'The Denard Show'

    Adam Rittenberg

    To date, the principal image of the 2010 college football season has been a dreadlocked quarterback wearing unlaced cleats and a No. 16 jersey outrunning defenders to the end zone. If you haven't seen Denard Robinson do his thing, you're not payin...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  11. Michigan-Michigan State heats up in 2010

    Adam Rittenberg

    Asked to identify the most heated game on the 2010 Big Ten slate, I was a bit stumped. Don't get me wrong, the Big Ten is loaded with long-standing rivalries as well as several great new ones. Ohio State-Michigan always will get the blood boiling on ...

    Blog | July 12, 2010
  12. Big Ten alums shine in Super Bowl XLIV

    Adam Rittenberg

    About a month after Iowa cemented a strong Big Ten bowl performance at Miami's Sun Life Stadium, the Big Ten once again stood out on the same field in a huge game. Former Big Ten players had major roles for the New Orleans Saints in a 31-17 win ag...

    Blog | February 08, 2010
  13. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    I tried to find links that wouldn't be "old news" by post time. Enjoy. Penn State could have a good problem at quarterback in 2010, Joe Juliano writes in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Ohio State's trustees will vote on whether to increase ticket p...

    Blog | February 03, 2010
  14. Big Ten stacked with Super Bowl ties

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's Super Bowl week, and here in Chicago, we're celebrating the hiring of Mike Martz as Bears offensive coordinator after a month-long search. Hope Jay Cutler has a life insurance policy. OK, moving on to less depressing topics, like the Big Ten ...

    Blog | February 02, 2010
  15. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    We'll start off with some of your thoughts on Michigan State's new proposed logo, and move on from there. Adam from Baltimore writes: Hey Adam,Love the blog! As a life-long Spartan fan, just figured I'd respond about the new logo. It looks as thou...

    Blog | January 22, 2010
  16. Big Ten all-decade team

    Adam Rittenberg

    I hope you enjoyed the decade recap series. We had a lot of fun researching and putting it together. Not surprisingly, my top players list generated a ton of feedback -- mostly negative, but that's cool -- from the Big Ten faithful. Because there ...

    Blog | January 22, 2010