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  1. B1G's 5 most important nonleague games

    Adam Rittenberg

    There's no dancing around it: Nonleague play simply matters more for the Big Ten than any other major conference. The league's national reputation is constantly dissected, and the inevitable question that follows -- how does the Big Ten improve it...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  2. Gauging B1G nonleague slates not easy

    Adam Rittenberg

    This is not a ranking of the Big Ten's nonconference schedules. Repeat: This is NOT a ranking. But certain national rankings like this are out, and it got me thinking how tough it will be to accurately evaluate the Big Ten's nonleague slates for 2...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  3. Bo Pelini of Nebraska Cornhuskers suggests ending national signin...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Nebraska coach Bo Pelini has a solution to slow down the recruiting process: eliminate national signing day altogether and put greater accountability behind scholarship offers.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Delany: Voting process vital to autonomy

    Adam Rittenberg

    Many of the benefits for college players gaining national attention these days aren't new to Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. He brought them up years ago. Increasing the value of an athletic scholarship to the federal full cost of attendance fig...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Drama ends as MSU recruit McDowell signs

    Adam Rittenberg

    Malik McDowell has generated plenty of drama without playing a down for the Michigan State Spartans. McDowell's recruitment gained national attention leading up to signing day, as a family conflict about his college destination played out in publi...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  8. Viewpoints: Northwestern's union push

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wednesday could turn out to be a pivotal in the future of college athletics, as a regional office of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern players have the right to move forward with their unionization efforts. It was a big win f...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  9. Northwestern union push clears big hurdle

    Adam Rittenberg

    Huge news out of Chicago today that could be a game-changer for college athletics and the student-athlete model. The Northwestern football players trying to unionize have scored a big victory. The Chicago district of the National Labor Relations Boa...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  10. Delany: Big Ten mindset must be national

    Adam Rittenberg

    After the Big Ten approved Maryland and Rutgers as future members in November 2012, league commissioner Jim Delany described the additions as "an Eastern initiative with a Penn State bridge." The Big Ten is about to cross that bridge, put down roo...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  11. Malik McDowell recruitment one B1G drama

    Adam Rittenberg

    Several Big Ten recruiting targets will announce their college choices on national signing day, and perhaps none will generate more regional attention than Malik McDowell. The 6-foot-6, 260-pound defensive lineman from Southfield, Mich., rated as the...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  12. How did B1G's top 2010 recruits pan out?

    Adam Rittenberg

    National signing day is less than 48 hours away, and Big Ten fan bases are preparing to officially welcome the 2014 class. My interest in recruiting has increased during the years, but I likely will never reach the mania of many fans. The reason: ...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  13. How did B1G's top 2010 recruits pan out?

    Adam Rittenberg

    National signing day is less than 48 hours away, and Big Ten fan bases are preparing to officially welcome the 2014 class. My interest in recruiting has increased during the years, but I likely will never reach the mania of many fans. The reason: ...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  14. B1G increases investment in coaches

    Adam Rittenberg

    As the coach hiring season nears an end, we're examining the Big Ten coaching landscape and some recent trends. First, a closer look at the increased investments Big Ten schools are making in their football staffs to keep up with the national market....

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  15. Who will be 2014's breakout players, following Jameis Winston or ...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Who will be next season's breakout stars, following in the footsteps of Jameis Winston or Tre Mason?

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2014
  16. 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