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  1. Could B1G's draft drought end in 2015?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Go ahead and blame the Big Ten blog. Since it launched in July 2008, the Big Ten hasn't had an NFL draft pick in the top 10. The Big Ten also hasn't had a team appear in the national championship game. So yes, it's all my/our fault. Here's the ...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  2. Prospect: B1G must recruit harder, like SEC

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten's 11-season national championship drought, coinciding with the SEC's ascent to the top of college football, has placed the spotlight on recruiting in both leagues. SEC fans point to crystal footballs, surging population and dominance i...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  3. Bo Pelini having fun so far in 2014

    Adam Rittenberg

    The end of the SEC's national titles streak wasn't the best thing that happened in Big Ten country on Monday night. During the second quarter of the VIZIO BCS National Championship Game, Nebraska coach Bo Pelini took to Twitter and ... tweeted at ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  4. Big Ten title game finally on national radar

    Adam Rittenberg

    Our friends in the South often label the SEC title game as the real national championship, and for good reason. The winner of the game has gone on to hoist the crystal football in six of the past seven seasons. In some cases, like last year, the e...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  5. Big Ten rooting interests: Week 14

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's the penultimate version of rooting interests, the post that examines the Big Ten's contenders for three goals -- national championship, BCS at-large berth and division titles -- and what they should root for in the upcoming weekend of games. The...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  6. Big Ten rooting interests: Week 13

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're barely two weeks away from championship Saturday and bowl selection Sunday, so it's time once again for rooting interests. This post examines the Big Ten's contenders for three goals -- national championship, BCS at-large berth and division tit...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  7. Big Ten rooting interests: Week 12

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's time to check out the rooting interests around the Big Ten for Week 12. This post examines the Big Ten's contenders for certain goals -- national championship, BCS at-large berth and division titles -- and what they should root for in the upcomi...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  8. Several forces hurting Buckeyes schedule

    Adam Rittenberg

    Any conversation about Ohio State's national championship chances inevitably traces back to the Buckeyes' schedule. The slate is the main reason why Urban Meyer's team sits at No. 3 in the BCS standings, despite a 9-0 record and a 21-game winning ...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  9. Big Ten rooting interests: Week 11

    Adam Rittenberg

    The regular season is winding down, which means rooting interests is back. For those unfamiliar with this post, it examines the Big Ten's contenders for certain goals -- national championship, BCS at-large berth and division titles -- and what they s...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  10. Big Ten in the latest polls

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ohio State's national championship hopes received a nice boost in Week 7 even though the Buckeyes didn't play, as Stanford, Georgia and Oklahoma stumbled. The Big Ten's overall stock, however, took a dip as Michigan suffered its first loss and Northw...

    Blog | October 13, 2013
  11. Spartans' 1960s teams blended for success

    Adam Rittenberg

    As part of ESPN's Black History Month celebration, I took a look back at Michigan State's national championship teams of the 1960s, which blended white, black, North and South at a time when the country itself was changing. Michigan State coach Du...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  12. Bowl pool expands for future B1G champs

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten champion used to punch its ticket to Pasadena as soon as it hoisted the trophy. The BCS era changed things. Ohio State has traveled to Arizona and to New Orleans to play for a national championship despite winning the Big Ten in 2002, ...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  13. Osborne contacted JoePa about game in '94

    Adam Rittenberg

    If the BCS system had been in place in 1994, Nebraska and Penn State would have met for the national championship. Both finished the regular season undefeated. But because of bowl agreements in their respective leagues, Nebraska went to the Orange...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  14. Big Ten ADs want league champs protected

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- The SEC champion has an unofficial reserved spot in the national championship game because of the league's unprecedented run in winning those contests. Big Ten athletic directors want to make sure their league champion, which hasn't hoi...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  15. Meyer surprised by B1G title drought

    Adam Rittenberg

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Big Ten's only national championship in the BCS era is commemorated in the lobby of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Unlike the folks at Alabama, Ohio State takes good care of its crystal football, which is encased in glass a...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  16. Nebraska comfortable with title talk

    Adam Rittenberg

    LINCOLN, Neb. -- Every time Nebraska players enter the Osborne Athletic Complex, they see the display on the north-facing exterior of Memorial Stadium. It lists Nebraska's national championship years: 1970, 1971, 1994, 1995, 1997. The Huskers t...

    Blog | April 11, 2012