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  1. Most indispensable players: Minnesota

    Adam Rittenberg

    Welcome to June. The 2014 college football season is just a little bit closer. With that in mind, we're looking at the most indispensable players on each Big Ten team. By indispensable, we don't necessarily mean best. We mean the players who wo...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  2. Big Ten football bringing in big revenue but no national champion...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten is on par with the SEC when it comes to generating revenue, but similar on-field success continues to elude it. Athletic directors around the league admit the Big Ten's considerable wealth can't buy what it wants most: a crystal football.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2013
  3. Bowl season an opportunity for Big Ten, ACC to end on high note -...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The beauty of bowl season is it provides every league a chance to salvage something. The Big Ten and the ACC are no exceptions. So which league is in most need of a strong postseason showing?

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2012
  4. College football -- Big Ten offenses mix the spread and the tradi...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The spread offense has been successful for some Big Ten teams but not everyone has caught on. Offenses in the coming season range between wide-open and traditional attacks.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2012
  5. Big Ten wants selection committee to pick four-team playoff

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten on Monday outlined its preferences for college football's future postseason model, which include a selection committee with guidelines to help select four playoff participants.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2012
  6. Gophers finally get chance to celebrate

    Adam Rittenberg

    At 60 yards long, 25 yards wide and shaped like a football, the home locker room at TCF Bank Stadium is one of the largest and nicest in all of college football. In other words, it's not a bad spot for a party. The Minnesota Golden Gophers held...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  7. Big Ten teams not eligible for bowl game can't play in title game...

    Adam Rittenberg

    A Big Ten team unable to play in a postseason bowl game because of league or NCAA sanctions will not be eligible to play in the conference championship game.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2011
  8. Indy to permanently host Big Ten football title game; Basketball ...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Indianapolis has prevailed in the campaign to become the permanent host of the new Big Ten football championship game.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2011
  9. Minnesota recruiting analysis

    Adam Rittenberg

    MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS The class Recruits: 22 (17 high school seniors, two junior college transfers, one FBS transfer, one prep school player; five players enrolled early) Top prospects: The Gophers' offensive line gets a boost with four-s...

    Blog | February 03, 2011
  10. Signed and sealed: Minnesota Golden Gophers

    Adam Rittenberg

    Jerry Kill's first recruiting class as Minnesota coach is now official. The Gophers on Wednesday announced the signings of 22 players. Minnesota signed 17 current high school seniors, two junior college players, one FBS transfer and one player who...

    Blog | February 02, 2011
  11. Oft-injured Minnesota Golden Gophers LB Sam Maresh leaves school

    Adam Rittenberg

    Minnesota linebacker Sam Maresh, who worked his way back from heart surgery to play college football, has left school because of academic issues.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2010
  12. Minnesota recruiting analysis

    Adam Rittenberg

    Minnesota Golden Gophers The class Recruits: 25 (20 high school seniors, four junior college players, one prep school player) Top prospects: Jimmy Gjere might be the best offensive lineman from the state of Minnesota not named Seantrel Hen...

    Blog | February 04, 2010
  13. Big Ten villains, past and present

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg There's enough hero worship in college football these days. Let's talk about the villains. Which player, coach or opponent haunts your favorite Big Ten team like none other? Some Penn State fans might ...

    Blog | August 17, 2009
  14. Freshman linebacker Sam Maresh practices nine months after open h...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Minnesota freshman linebacker Sam Maresh participated in his first practice as a college player Tuesday, less than nine months after undergoing open heart surgery to replace a faulty valve.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2009
  15. What to watch in the Big Ten this spring

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg The seemingly interminable wait for college football gets a little easier about a month from now, when Michigan steps on the practice field for spring ball. The other 10 Big Ten squads will follow soon after a...

    Blog | February 16, 2009
  16. Recruiting needs: Minnesota Golden Gophers

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Minnesota needed a quick fix last year and got it in the form of seven junior college transfers. The strategy paid off as the Golden Gophers improved their win total by six and received solid production from p...

    Blog | January 16, 2009