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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. In era of high-scoring offenses, is 100 points the next barrier t...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Teams are scoring faster than scoreboard operators can register it seems, so is it just a matter of time before a team scores 100 points? Inside Access looks at what it takes and any potential fallout.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  5. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 9

    Adam Rittenberg

    Tuesday nights have become rather significant in college football with the release of the playoff selection committee's rankings. As a result, bowl projections also move to Tuesdays and will be released immediately after the committee's rundown. L...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  6. Penn State Nittany Lions lose seniors Zach Zwinak, Ryan Keiser fo...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State has lost seniors Zach Zwinak and Ryan Keiser to season-ending injuries, the team announced Monday.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2014
  7. Michigan State sharpens focus as stakes get higher

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State was getting casual. The Spartans were winning Big Ten games, just as they had in 2013, but not with their standard precision and 60-minute focus. A near blown lead against Nebraska. Poor decisions from players and coaches against Pu...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  8. Gopher specialists outline practice grind

    Adam Rittenberg

    In-season practices are typically about two hours, and many squads work on special teams right at the start. So how do the specialists -- kickers, punters, snappers -- occupy themselves the rest of the time? We now know. Minnesota's specialists ha...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  9. Several assistant coaching changes have paid off for teams this s...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Several teams made coaching changes in the offseason, but some of the most significant moves didn't involve hiring a new head man. We explore the assistants who have made a difference.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2014
  10. Watch Big Ten mascots 'Shake It Off'

    Adam Rittenberg

    Having a case of the Mondays? Not to fret, my friends. Sparty and his band of Big Ten mascots are here to lift your spirits. OK, so you might hate pop music or Taylor Swift. But if you don't enjoy choreographed mascot dances, you are a cold, humor...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  11. Beware: Big, bad Buckeyes are coming

    Adam Rittenberg

    Programs like Ohio State are like Air Force One: They're never supposed to disappear from the radar screen. There are several places in college football where the national spotlight fixates, and Ohio Stadium is one. When Urban Meyer is prowling th...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  12. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 8

    Adam Rittenberg

    The leaves are turning, the mercury is dropping and teams are becoming bowl eligible. Welcome to the heart of the college football season. It's a wonderful place to be, don't you agree? Three Big Ten teams (Michigan State, Minnesota and Nebraska) ...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  13. Notre Dame Fighting Irish can get right back in the College Footb...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Notre Dame joined a growing and impressive club of one-loss teams that all harbor playoff hopes. Much like Oregon, TCU, Georgia, Alabama and Michigan State before them, the Fighting Irish must rise to the challenge and keep their hopes of contention on course.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2014
  14. Video: Maryland player flagged for 'disgust'

    Adam Rittenberg

    Everybody likes a good explanation on penalty calls. General terms like holding, clipping or pass interference are so boring. Fortunately, veteran Big Ten referee Dave Witvoet came through for us. Early in the second quarter of the Iowa-Maryland g...

    Blog | October 18, 2014
  15. Gophers slow-playing their way to success

    Adam Rittenberg

    College football has become fast food. More teams are ingesting as much as possible, as quickly as possible, and putting bloated numbers on the scoreboard. Games like last Saturday's captivating track meet between Baylor and TCU -- it featured 1,2...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  16. Why is offense line play down this season?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Midway through the 2014 season, offensive line play seems to be declining nationally, especially at programs in which it typically flourishes. Coaches and recruiters see several reasons for the dilemma.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2014