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  1. B1G RBs deserve place in Heisman chase

    Adam Rittenberg

    If your Heisman Trophy research routine consists of dissecting ESPN's QBR table or relentlessly refreshing TMZ Sports, you are not alone. You have been conditioned to expect a player with a strong QB rating and a stronger Q rating, to hoist the st...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Patterson, Kill cut from 'same cloth'

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 7-11. That is what Dennis Franchione's wife, Kim, calls the football office because of time coaches arrive and depart. But when Franchione had two young Kansans on his staff at NAIA Pittsburg State in the late 1980s, the office might as well h...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    I asked Doug Nussmeier on Sunday what he felt his role will be for Michigan this season. "Coach [Brady] Hoke brought me here to be the offensive coordinator and coach the quarterbacks," Nussmeier said. (Well, if this guy needs a stand-in, we kn...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  10. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Adam Rittenberg

    Back from vacation and on 'bag duty. If you haven't done so already, be sure and follow my new Twitter handle (@ESPNRittenberg). Let's do this ... ...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  11. Longevity key in B1G's signature seasons

    Adam Rittenberg

    What constitutes a signature season in the Big Ten? We're not talking about good or very good or even great. These are the single best individual seasons in college football history. And in the Big Ten, perhaps more so than in any other league, hi...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  12. Big Ten Friday mailbag

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's been a while, folks. Let's get to those questions. Be sure to follow my new Twitter account (@ESPNRittenberg). Matt from Farmington Hills, Mich., writes: Adam, I think the real X-factor for Michigan this year is Coach Nuss. Lost in the well-d...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  13. Podcasts: B1G coaches preview season

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten coach "Car Wash" at ESPN is all over, but before leaving Bristol, Connecticut, each league coach sat down with colleague Ivan Maisel for the ESPNU College Football Podcast. Check out all the interviews: Part I and Part II. Part I i...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  14. Top Big Ten players: Nos. 25-21

    Adam Rittenberg

    As the 2014 season creeps closer, we're breaking down the Top 25 players in the Big Ten. All five Big Ten reporters voted, ranking players based on both past performance and future potential at the college level. Unlike in past years, we'll be rel...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  15. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Better Big Ten Bane: Braxton Miller or Shilique Calhoun? Iowa left tackle Brandon Scherff is drawing comparisons to former Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Hawkeyes players try to avoid talk about their seemingly favorable schedule. Okl...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  16. B1G media day preview: Minnesota

    Adam Rittenberg

    The countdown to Big Ten media days, July 28-29 in Chicago, is certainly under way. We're excited, you're excited, the players and coaches are excited. To get you ready, we're running through three questions facing each Big Ten team and the potential...

    Blog | July 17, 2014