• From
    • To


60 results for "murray"

Page of 3
  1. 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
  2. The B1G's most underrated position group

    Adam Rittenberg

    It goes against the offensive lineman's credo to crave attention. Despite his size, he would rather go undetected, often a strong indicator that he's doing his job well. Indiana's offensive linemen are no exception. They don't seek out the spotlig...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  3. Claeys: Gophers defense should improve

    Adam Rittenberg

    Minnesota had a grand total of one defensive player drafted between 2009 and 2013. Earlier this month, the Gophers had two defenders, tackle Ra'Shede Hageman and safety Brock Vereen, selected in the first four rounds. Those departures would would ...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  4. Snapping the streak: Minnesota-Michigan

    Adam Rittenberg

    No league has more longstanding historic rivalries than the Big Ten, but several of these series are becoming one-sided of late. We're taking a closer look at these games and whether things will change or remain the same in 2014. We've already loo...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  5. B1G spring position breakdown: DB

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with every Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the defensive backs. Illinois: The secondary returns mostly intact from 2013, as Illinois returns starters at both cornerback spots (V'Angelo Bentl...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  6. Eric Murray manning up for Minnesota

    Adam Rittenberg

    Any credible list of the Big Ten's best cornerbacks starts with Michigan State's Darqueze Dennard, moves on to Ohio State's Bradley Roby and then typically branches off in several directions. Nebraska's Stanley Jean-Baptiste would appear third on ...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  7. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    I dare type it, but spring might be finally here. Iowa's open practice in Des Moines is finally official. An experienced linebacker corps looks like the strength of the Hawkeyes' defense. Linebacker depth at Linebacker U is a concern as recruit...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  8. Nebraska keys for Capital One Bowl

    Adam Rittenberg

    Here are three keys for Nebraska in its matchup against Georgia in Tuesday's Capital One Bowl. 1. Protect the football: It might be asking too much of a team that has given the ball away more (32) than all but five FBS teams, but Nebraska can't ex...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  9. B1G bowl primer: Capital One Bowl

    Adam Rittenberg

    Our snapshots of each bowl featuring a Big Ten team continues. CAPITAL ONE BOWL No. 16 Nebraska (10-3) vs. No. 7 Georgia (11-2) Where: Orlando, Fla.; Florida Citrus Bowl When: Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ET TV: ABC About Nebraska: The Huskers wo...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  10. Ranking the Big Ten's bowl games

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten bowl season kicks off Dec. 28 in Texas, continues the following day in Arizona and wraps up with five games on New Year's Day. Seven Big Ten teams appear in the postseason, and the number would have been larger had Ohio State and Penn Sta...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  11. Big Ten weekend recruiting roundup

    Adam Rittenberg

    It was a fairly busy weekend on the recruiting trail across the Big Ten, so let's get caught up. The Wisconsin program that brought us the likes of Hugs Etienne made another addition to the all-name team by securing a verbal commitment from wide ...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  12. Outback Bowl: Michigan State vs. Georgia

    Adam Rittenberg

    Both Michigan State and Georgia fell short in their respective league title games, and as a result they'll meet in a Florida bowl for the second time in four years. The Spartans are searching for their first bowl win under coach Mark Dantonio. Georgi...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  13. First take: Big Ten bowl lineup

    Adam Rittenberg

    We've had some time to digest the bowl selections and examine the Big Ten's bowl lineup for this season. Here are some thoughts after looking over the bowl landscape: As usual, the Big Ten's bowl lineup will be challenging, but not as daunting...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  14. PSU's McGregor wins Murray scholarship

    Adam Rittenberg

    You're probably tired of reading what Brian Bennett or I are writing about Penn State's seemingly never-ending quarterback competition. Maybe Shane McGregor could give us the real inside scoop. McGregor, the Lions' third-string quarterback, rec...

    Blog | August 22, 2011
  15. Heart of the City: Minnesota

    Adam Rittenberg

    We continue our look at FBS programs located in major cities alongside NFL franchises with the University of Minnesota. School: Minnesota Location: Minneapolis Enrollment: 51,721 Bowl appearances: 14 NFL first-round picks: 4 Losing seasons: 3...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  16. Entering the Hall: Sandy Stephens

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's time to spotlight another former Big Ten player selected to the College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2011 ... Sandy Stephens, QB, Minnesota, 1959-61 There might be more famous members of the 2011 Hall of Fame class, but few left a more s...

    Blog | May 17, 2011