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  1. New NCAA football rule would allow early subs on defense

    Adam Rittenberg

    The NCAA football rules committee is proposing changes for the 2014 season that would loosen the reins on defensive substitutions and lessen the penalties for targeting fouls called on the field.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2014
  2. Targeting fouls could soon lead to ejection

    Adam Rittenberg

    Player safety and specifically helmet-to-helmet hits have been major points of emphasis for college football officials and coaches in recent years, especially as we learn more about the effects of concussions. The NCAA Football Rules Committee unders...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  3. Better tradition: Colorado or Michigan?

    Adam Rittenberg

    SportsNation and EA Sports want to hear from you. The subject: best NCAA football traditions. Colorado fans and Michigan fans know exactly what I'm talking about. Two of the most exciting entrances in college football take place on fall Saturda...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  4. Scooby Wright, the underdog, is the face of Arizona football

    Adam Rittenberg

    TUCSON, Ariz. -- Scooby the Underdog wasn't supposed to be a five-star recruit. His story still could have turned out well, perhaps really well, if such a rating had been bestowed upon him. Phillip Wright III still had enough drive, enough work et...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  5. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 12

    Adam Rittenberg

    This week's Big Ten bowls debate centered on the bottom of the projections, not the top. But first things first. Ohio State maintained its No. 1 spot and will be heading at least for a New Year's Six bowl game. Another Buckeyes win or two, coupled...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  6. Big Ten's second act worth watching

    Adam Rittenberg

    The great thing about the college football season is that until it ends, there is a chance to change the story. Players, coaches, teams and even leagues can have a second act. The Big Ten's first act in 2014 was a tragedy or comedy -- probably bot...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  7. Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon makes his case for Heisman

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- Melvin Gordon didn't see Ron Dayne as he entered Wisconsin's interview room early Saturday evening. Gordon sidestepped Dayne, just as he did numerous Nebraska defenders during an afternoon that won't soon be forgotten in a place u...

    Blog | November 15, 2014
  8. Instant Analysis: No. 20 Wisconsin 59, No. 16 Nebraska 24

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- After falling behind by 14 points early, No. 20 Wisconsin surged back to wallop No. 16 Nebraska 59-24 behind junior running back Melvin Gordon, who delivered an unforgettable performance to bolster his Heisman candidacy in a national...

    Blog | November 15, 2014
  9. Is the College Football Playoff committee forcing programs to ret...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The College Football Playoff committee's rankings show that schedule strength matters now, so programs now have to decide if this forces them to rethink how they schedule in the future.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2014
  10. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 11

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ohio State reclaimed the Big Ten throne Saturday night at Spartan Stadium. About 69 hours later, the Buckeyes officially occupy the top spot in the Big Ten bowl projections. Ohio State is our pick to win the Big Ten. Will that equate to a spot in ...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  11. Gophers dance into November relevancy

    Adam Rittenberg

    Jerry Kill joked Sunday night that he needs to start barring cameras from Minnesota's locker room. Kill's locker-room dance display after Minnesota thumped Iowa 51-14 on Saturday went viral. The Gophers coach got down, literally, and, with apologi...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  12. Urban Meyer wisely changes tune on future of Ohio State QB positi...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Urban Meyer knows you have eyes. He knows what those eyes see every Saturday. And he knows that pulling wool over those eyes isn't a wise move. Meyer knows that what he said five weeks ago -- that Braxton Miller will be Ohio State's starting quart...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  13. Ohio State fights low ceiling in B1G penthouse

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ohio State made its down payment late in the first half with long touchdown strikes from J.T. Barrett to Michael Thomas and Devin Smith. The Buckeyes completed their building inspection late in the third quarter with a run-fueled scoring drive. Th...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  14. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 10

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's time to get serious about these projections. Confession: We've been a little loosey-goosey with these in recent weeks, as they really didn't mean much so far out from the actual selections. Well, the Big Ten had a little chat and set us strai...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  15. Don't sleep on improving Big Ten West

    Adam Rittenberg

    After being shoved aside by a rep-ruining Week 2 and a division crossover schedule bereft of intrigue, the Big Ten matters again this week. Ohio State-Michigan State is finally here. ESPN's "College GameDay" will be on hand. This week's slate of g...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  16. Oregon smooths playoff path by solving Stanford

    Adam Rittenberg

    EUGENE, Ore. -- Mark Helfrich made the self-diagnosis moments after being cured. Oregon had been stricken with an "Oregon problem," not a Stanford problem, the past two seasons. The Ducks' lameness in those two losses, coaches and players conclude...

    Blog | November 02, 2014