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  1. Position that needs improvement: Minnesota

    Adam Rittenberg

    This week, we're examining a potential problem position for each Big Ten team, and what needs to get fixed in the coming months. These positions could be going through major personnel changes or simply in need of a performance upgrade from the existi...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Subbing in on morning links duty. It's a big stage, but I'm ready. My friends call me Cardale. 1. Speaking of Cardale Jones, he's coming back to Ohio State, a decision that surprised many because of the way he announced his decision (with a big to...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  7. 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
  8. B1G coaches inspired by Buckeyes' title

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- When Minnesota's Jerry Kill, Maryland's Randy Edsall, Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald and Purdue's Darrell Hazell exited the head coaches' convention meeting Tuesday morning, they didn't spell out O-H-I-O. But all four Big Ten coa...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  9. 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
  10. Gophers DBs ('Dem Boyz') deserve your respect

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State's secondary calls itself the "No Fly Zone." LSU bills itself as "DBU" -- Defensive Back University. Minnesota lacks a widely known nickname for its secondary, which is fine for now. "Maybe in another year or two, we get there," G...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  11. Buckeyes, B1G can change the story

    Adam Rittenberg

    It all comes back to Urban Meyer, really. On Jan. 7, 2007, Meyer led an underdog Florida team into University of Phoenix Stadium and the Gators crushed Ohio State 41-14. The win did more than give Meyer his first national championship and Florida ...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  12. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 15

    Adam Rittenberg

    Thought bowl projections were over? So did we. But we've got one more edition for you, hours before the selections become official. What fun for all. As ESPN.com first reported this week, the Big Ten could have a bowl-eligible team miss a bowl. If...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  13. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 14

    Adam Rittenberg

    The final 2014 edition of bowl projections is here, and we're more confused than ever. Some questions we pondered this week: If Wisconsin beats Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game, how many Big Ten teams appear in New Year's Six bowls? It...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  14. Life with the Axe is never dull during Wisconsin-Minnesota weeken...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Following the Axe during Wisconsin-Minnesota weekend is seeing how rivalry royalty lives.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2014
  15. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 13

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's the penultimate version of the bowl projections, and we have some news at the top. Sorry, Buckeyes fans, we're not projecting the Scarlet and Gray to the College Football Playoff -- not yet, at least. As we did for a portion of the season, we...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  16. Big Ten backs deliver historic season

    Adam Rittenberg

    Melvin Gordon can be mesmerizing. He's such a dynamic runner, seemingly always on the verge of another huge play, that it's hard to ever turn away. The Wisconsin junior is having a Heisman Trophy-caliber season even if he doesn't win the award nex...

    Blog | November 24, 2014