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  1. 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
  2. Poll: Big Ten's second-best clutch QB

    Adam Rittenberg

    I knew Braxton Miller thrived in clutch situations. I was in Ohio Stadium when Miller rallied a mediocre Ohio State team past a Wisconsin squad led by Russell Wilson and Montee Ball in a wild game as a true freshman in 2011. But I was surprised to le...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  3. Wisconsin's Gordon reaches for next level

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- Most Wisconsin players had disappeared into the northeast tunnel of Camp Randall Stadium, leaving behind another spring workout. But Melvin Gordon remained, running routes and catching passes from walk-on quarterback Thad Armstrong. ...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  4. Wilson leads B1G contingent in Super Bowl

    Adam Rittenberg

    It had been four years since a former Big Ten quarterback (Drew Brees in 2010) led his team to a Super Bowl championship. Russell Wilson ended the drought in dominating fashion Sunday night. Wilson, who played his final collegiate season at Wiscon...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  5. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    The links have decided to unionize. Some takes on the unionization plan led by Northwestern players here and here and here. Former Michigan kicker Brendan Gibbons was expelled from school for violating the sexual misconduct policy. A closer l...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  6. Wisconsin leads B1G Super Bowl group

    Adam Rittenberg

    In 2011, Russell Wilson and Montee Ball formed one of the most explosive offensive backfields in Big Ten history and led Wisconsin to a league title and a Rose Bowl appearance. Somehow, that Badgers team managed to lose three games. Wilson and Bal...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  7. Abdullah, Gordon semifinalists for Doak

    Adam Rittenberg

    A Big Ten running back (Wisconsin's Montee Ball) won the Doak Walker award in 2012, and two Big Ten ball-carriers are in the mix to take it this season. Nebraska junior Ameer Abdullah and Wisconsin sophomore Melvin Gordon are two of the 10 semifin...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  8. White belongs among Badgers' best backs

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- James White often hasn't been the central character in The James White Story at Wisconsin. Maybe it's time for that to change. Any discussion of White quickly drifts to the other running backs he has played alongside with the Badg...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  9. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wishing you a great weekend of football watching. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter, the best way to keep track on Saturdays. To the inbox ... Sumeet from San Francisco writes: Adam, what else, schedule questions. I have one, parity-based sc...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  10. Iowa's Weisman latest B1G bell cow back

    Adam Rittenberg

    Iowa running back Mark Weisman has been a very busy man. Last Saturday, he carried the ball 35 times in Iowa's 27-21 win against Iowa State. According to the school, only five Hawkeyes ball-carriers have heard their number called more often in a g...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  11. Race never ends for White, Badger backs

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- At some point before toe meets football Saturday, Wisconsin assistant Thomas Hammock will gather the Badger running backs and ask a simple question: Who should start? You may think Hammock is shirking his primary responsibility as...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  12. Big Ten Friday mailbag

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wishing you a great weekend. Remember, follow us on Twitter. And keep those emails coming. Let's check out a few ... Matt from Omaha writes: You guys are currently have a countdown of the per season top 25 players in the B1G. If you could do a ...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  13. Should Badgers worry about player safety?

    Adam Rittenberg

    For the second consecutive summer, a Wisconsin football player has been attacked in downtown Madison, Wis. Quarterback Tanner McEvoy, a junior college transfer from New Jersey, was mugged early Sunday morning, near the State Capitol. Thankfully, M...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  14. Writers tap OSU's Miller for preseason honor

    Adam Rittenberg

    Notice a theme to this year's Big Ten preseason writers poll? It's all about the Ohio State Buckeyes. Urban Meyer's crew is the overwhelming choice to win the Big Ten this season, and in a vote nearly as lopsided, junior quarterback Braxton Miller...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  15. Bill O'Brien, Montee Ball win BTN awards

    Adam Rittenberg

    Football didn't have as big a presence as other sports during Wednesday's BTN awards, but one coach and one former player were recognized for their efforts last season. Penn State's Bill O'Brien was named Men's Team Coach of the Year after guiding...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  16. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Refill! Some good coverage of the Big Ten's new-look bowl lineup here and here and here and here and here. A new Detroit bowl likely will be on the Big Ten's plate in 2014. In addition to proclaiming victory against Ohio State, Michigan QB Devi...

    Blog | June 25, 2013