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  1. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Happy St. Patrick's Day (and start of NCAA tournament day)! It's great to be back at work. Ohio State coach Jim Tressel apologizes to a group of fans. Wisconsin begins its 2012 recruiting with a big-splash commitment. Tom Oates ponders whether ...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  2. Big Ten chat: today at 4 p.m. ET

    Adam Rittenberg

    Since you and I have an honest relationship, I won't pull punches here. Your performance in last week's chat was pretty weak. Of course, I'll give you a pass because it was the greatest day of the sporting calendar, and the NCAA tournament dominated ...

    Blog | March 25, 2010
  3. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Enjoy all the spring games this weekend. We'll recap each early next week. Follow us on Twitter! To the inbox ... Ethan from Abbottstown, Pa., writes: While watching March Madness, I couldn't help but notice how full the stands were for semi...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  4. B1G ADs know committee has tough task

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Two years ago, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith chaired the NCAA men's basketball tournament selection committee and had to explain why UAB made it into the field and Alabama did not. Telling Alabama's basketball team it missed o...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  5. Suh crushes Dayne to win tournament title

    Adam Rittenberg

    Unfortunately for us, Ndamukong Suh and Ron Dayne never met on a college football field. If they had, the Richter scale would have had to be functioning correctly. Alas, Suh and Dayne could only match up in our fictional Big Ten players tournament...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  6. Dayne edges Brees to advance to final

    Adam Rittenberg

    You'll have to wait until Sunday to learn the complete Final Four in this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament. We won't test your patience that much with the Big Ten players tournament, which features top performers from the past 15 seasons. O...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  7. Randle El upsets Smith to advance

    Adam Rittenberg

    On a sports day made famous for incredible upsets in the NCAA basketball tournament, we have a surprise to share in our own Big Ten players tournament. Indiana quarterback Antwaan Randle El, the No. 7 seed, knocked off No. 2 seed Troy Smith, the O...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  8. Big Ten players tournament, Game 2

    Adam Rittenberg

    The NCAA men's basketball tournament tips off tonight in Dayton, Ohio, but the Big Ten players tournament is already off and running. It's time to look at the second of four first-round matchups between Big Ten standouts from the past 15 seasons. As ...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  9. Big Ten players tournament, Game 1

    Adam Rittenberg

    Earlier today, I introduced the Big Ten players tournament, which includes eight top college players from the past 15 years and asks you, the reader, to name the best. As a reminder, each Big Ten member is limited to one entry, and candidates must ei...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  10. B1G ADs: Playoff will bring more tumult

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith has chaired the NCAA basketball tournament selection committee, so he knows a thing or two about difficult decisions and fan backlash. While a four-team playoff in college football will please mos...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  11. Personnel nuggets from Badgers' Bielema

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wisconsin kicked off spring practice late last week, but with most of the team's media corps in Boston for the NCAA basketball tournament, head coach Bret Bielema held a news conference Monday during which he touched on several topics. He addresse...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  12. JoePa, Coach K to talk leadership on ESPN

    Adam Rittenberg

    Two of the most successful college coaches in history will meet June 20 for a special ESPN taping on Penn State's campus. One coach recorded his 400th career win on the gridiron last season, while the other notched win No. 900 during March Madness...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  13. Hoops runs similar course to football

    Adam Rittenberg

    I'm not naive. While I'd love to have your undivided attention on the Big Ten football blog as I return to full duties today, I know most of you will be indulging in March Madness. No worries. So will I. This is arguably the greatest day on the sp...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  14. MSU, Iowa, Purdue also in NFL pipeline mix

    Adam Rittenberg

    March Madness is over, but we're doing our own little bracket here at, as we search for the college program that boasts the best pipeline to the NFL. The top 16 point earners entered the bracket, and three Big Ten programs -- No. 9 Penn Stat...

    Blog | May 10, 2010
  15. Iowa prepared for pressure-packed 2010

    Adam Rittenberg

    IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Like every other resident of this state, Kirk Ferentz watched in amazement last month as Northern Iowa shocked Kansas in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. But when the final horn sounded and Panther pandemonium began, Ferent...

    Blog | April 20, 2010
  16. Progamming note: Hoopin' it up in Indy

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Just a quick note to let you know that I'll be covering the Big Ten tournament today through Sunday at Conseco Fieldhouse. Please check out's comprehensive college basketball tournament coverage here. No worries, the football...

    Blog | March 11, 2010