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  1. Did you know? Big Ten in Week 13

    Adam Rittenberg

    Some notes and nuggets to hopefully make you smarter as you watch the final weekend of the regular season in the Big Ten. As always, thanks to the ESPN Stats & Info crew and the sports information staffs from around the league for these. Nebraska...

    Blog | November 23, 2012
  2. Illini offense aims to regain its swagger

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- After the 2011 season, Illinois center Graham Pocic sat down with his linemate, Jeff Allen, to compile a highlight tape for Allen to show NFL talent evaluators. It sounded like a fun exercise. And for a little while, it was. ...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  3. The great debate: Big Ten's best RB

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2010 season wasn't a great one for Big Ten running backs. The league's best running back played quarterback (Michigan's Denard Robinson). Illinois' Mikel Leshoure flew under the radar but was a nationally elite back in every sense of the word....

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  4. Fresh faces: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    The fresh faces series resumes with the Illinois Fighting Illini. Here's a look at three true freshmen, redshirt freshmen, transfers or returning players likely to step into bigger roles this season. OFFENSE: Donovonn Young, RB, freshman, 6-0, 215...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  5. Q&A: Illinois OC Paul Petrino

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois set team records for points scored (423) and points per game (32.5) in Paul Petrino's first season as offensive coordinator. Here's the scary part: Petrino thinks the unit can be even better this fall. Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase is...

    Blog | August 17, 2011
  6. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Going campin' throughout Big Ten country. JoePa will bounce back from his latest on-field mishap, Bob Flounders writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News. Former Nittany Lions DT Brandon Ware lands at Eastern Arizona. A great piece from FOXSports...

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  7. Big Ten's top QBs face major challenges

    Adam Rittenberg

    Most would agree that Michigan's Denard Robinson and Northwestern's Dan Persa were the Big Ten's top two quarterbacks in 2010. Both set Big Ten and team records (and, in Robinson's case, NCAA records). Both carried their squads at times. Both disp...

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  8. Workout warrior: Illinois FB Jay Prosch

    Adam Rittenberg

    As promised, the Big Ten workout warrior series is back. Piggybacking off of colleague Bruce Feldman's annual "Freaks" list, Bennett and I will profile four Big Ten players who go above and beyond in the weight room. We solicited nominations from ...

    Blog | July 18, 2011
  9. Robinson, Michigan win big at BTN awards

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan wasn't the Big Ten's best team in 2010 -- far from it, in fact -- but the Wolverines' season had no shortage of excitement. As a result, the Maize and Blue won big Monday night during the Big Ten Network's fourth annual awards show. Of th...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  10. Hope and concern: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Hope and Concern series marches on with the Illinois Fighting Illini. Biggest reason for hope: QB Nathan Scheelhaase Scheelhaase turned in a very impressive freshman season and ended it on a high note against Baylor in the Texas Bowl. By al...

    Blog | May 26, 2011
  11. Illinois fullback Jay Prosch among 'freaks'

    Adam Rittenberg

    In case you missed it -- and I don't blame you after all our of Big Ten spring meetings coverage -- but colleague Bruce Feldman published his much-anticipated "Freaks" list on Wednesday. Feldman's freaks are the top workout warriors in college fo...

    Blog | May 19, 2011
  12. Poll: The Big Ten's surprise team in 2011

    Adam Rittenberg

    The sleeper team. If it's not your favorite offseason topic, it's pretty high on the list. I can't keep track of how often I get asked to name the Big Ten surprise team or sleeper team for the coming season. Now I'm putting the question to you. Al...

    Blog | May 13, 2011
  13. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Did you guys get your public forum gift bag? There's an iPod Touch in here. A quick recap of spring football in the Big Ten from USA Today's Erik Smith. Big Ten post-spring power rankings from National Football Post's Dave Miller. According to ...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  14. Big Ten NFL draft wrap-up

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2011 NFL draft is in the books, and it's time to take a look back at how the Big Ten fared in the selections. In case you missed it, check out my breakdown of the six Big Ten players who heard their names called in the first round. All in all,...

    Blog | May 02, 2011
  15. The Big Ten's 1,000-yard rushers in 2011

    Adam Rittenberg

    Taking the lead from some of my blogger colleagues, I'm going to examine several statistical milestones and list the top Big Ten candidates to reach them in 2011. Let's start off with 1,000 rushing yards, a stat that the Big Ten certainly holds near ...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  16. Big Ten poised for big first round

    Adam Rittenberg

    As's Pete Bigelow detailed earlier this week, the Big Ten has struggled to produce top-10 NFL draft picks during the past decade. The league has gone without a top-10 pick in each of the past two drafts, and the trend could continue toni...

    Blog | April 28, 2011