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  1. Pelini: Eliminate signing dates altogether

    Adam Rittenberg

    Momentum seems to be building for an earlier signing period in college football. It could begin Aug. 1, as the ACC has proposed, or the Monday after Thanksgiving, as the SEC has recommended. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini has a different thought: elimin...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  2. Big Ten chat: today at noon ET

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's that time again. Join me today at noon ET to talk all things Big Ten football (and more!) Last week's chat was pretty strong, so let's keep the momentum going as we fill the void until bowl season. Talk to you at noon....

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  3. Illini ride wave of momentum to Chicago

    Adam Rittenberg

    Football and marketing both rely on timing, and Illinois hopes its surprising on-field success in the first two games fuels a different type of blitz this weekend in Chicago. For the first time in nearly two decades, Illinois will host a football ...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  4. Bowl eligibility likely to remain at six wins

    Adam Rittenberg

    After several unappetizing 2011-12 bowl matchups, including one involving a team (UCLA) with a losing record, momentum began building to increase minimum postseason eligibility from six wins to seven. The idea first surfaced in January and quickly...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  5. Slive hopes to progress toward 4-team plan

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- BCS commissioners have made it clear since last week that more than one postseason model will be presented June 26 to the presidential oversight committee. But the momentum remains strong for a four-team playoff over a plus-one format. ...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  6. Neutral-site playoff plan gaining momentum

    Adam Rittenberg

    The BCS powers that be say no final decisions on a future postseason format will be made this week, but one plan is gaining momentum. Colleague Mark Schlabach reports from the BCS meetings in Hollywood, Fla., that if a four-team playoff is approved, ...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  7. Mark Dantonio talks spring ball at MSU

    Adam Rittenberg

    Mark Dantonio acknowledges Michigan State has some momentum right now. The Spartans have won 11 games in each of the past two seasons. They come off of a Legends division title and could enter the season as the Big Ten favorite. But they also lose a ...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  8. Q&A: Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio

    Adam Rittenberg

    After recording 11 victories in each of the past two seasons, Michigan State hoped to carry over the momentum to the recruiting trail. The Spartans on Wednesday signed a class headlined by standout skill players and added another Thursday morning in ...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  9. Q&A: Michigan coach Brady Hoke

    Adam Rittenberg

    Brady Hoke on Wednesday technically signed his second recruiting class as Michigan's coach, but unlike the first, this crop had his fingerprints all over it. Hoke and his staff had a full year to put the class together and rode some early momentum la...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  10. Wisconsin's Alvarez favors plus-one format

    Adam Rittenberg

    Count Barry Alvarez among those in favor of a plus-one format in college football, a plan that is gaining a lot of momentum right now. Alvarez, the Wisconsin athletic director and former longtime football coach, supports the plus-one in his latest...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  11. 1Q update: Wisconsin regaining momentum

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- Some quick thoughts at the end of the first quarter in Madison, where Wisconsin and Penn State are tied at 7-7. But probably not for much longer. After being stopped on the game's opening series, Wisconsin has settled in to a nic...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  12. Halftime: Northwestern 21, Minnesota 10

    Adam Rittenberg

    After a blistering start by Northwestern's offense, this game has settled down a bit as Minnesota regained momentum late in the half. Northwestern looked unstoppable in the first quarter, scoring touchdowns on each of its first three possessions. ...

    Blog | November 19, 2011
  13. 3Q update: Buckeyes take lead

    Adam Rittenberg

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- We've got a good one brewing here at Ohio Stadium, as Ohio State leads No. 15 Wisconsin 17-14 after three quarters. Some quick thoughts: Ohio State grabbed momentum right away as Dan Herron raced 57 yards on the first play of...

    Blog | October 29, 2011
  14. Ohio State's Miller leaves game with injury

    Adam Rittenberg

    LINCOLN, Neb. -- Momentum is swinging Nebraska's way, and Ohio State has lost its starting quarterback. Braxton Miller left the game with an apparent right leg injury midway through the third quarter. The freshman had to be helped off of the field...

    Blog | October 08, 2011
  15. Illinois building momentum for big season

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois coach Ron Zook has often talked about how his program experienced too much success too soon. After winning just eight games between 2003-06, Illinois fast-tracked to the Rose Bowl in Zook's third season, finding itself ...

    Blog | September 18, 2011
  16. Illinois defense bails out Lankford

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Ryan Lankford has to be breathing a huge sigh of relief right now. Illinois avoided a potential huge momentum swing after Lankford muffed a punt that went right to an Arizona State player. The Illini had pinned Arizona State ...

    Blog | September 17, 2011