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  1. Fast start would mean sunny days for B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    Few would describe Jim Delany as Mr. Sunshine, but the Big Ten commissioner spread some of it as a new season dawns and, with it, the playoff era in college football. "It's what I would describe as a fresh start," Delany told ESPN.com on Monday mo...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  2. Terps' Leak, Brown draw from year off

    Adam Rittenberg

    When it comes to the most anticipated openers for the 2014 college football season, the Maryland-James Madison game at Byrd Stadium won't make many lists. But for two Terrapins players, it marks the final step in a long road back. Wide receiver Ma...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  3. Elite QBs could be missing piece for B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    Urban Meyer couldn't believe it. Meyer hasn't spent his entire career in the Big Ten, but the Ohio State coach has a pretty good handle on the quarterback landscape in college football. Informed last month that a Big Ten quarterback hadn't been se...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  4. Oddball: 3-4 defense catching on in B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    Oddball is coming to the Big Ten in 2014. After spreading through the NFL and much of college football, odd defenses -- with three down linemen instead of four -- will be more visible in the Big Ten this season. Three Big Ten teams -- Wisconsin, M...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  5. Illini hope transfer trail leads to wins

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois isn't trying to be Kansas State. The Illini would love to replicate K-State's on-field results, but their recent influx of junior college players isn't an effort to model what Bill Snyder has done in the Little Apple. It boils down to bas...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  6. Longevity key in B1G's signature seasons

    Adam Rittenberg

    What constitutes a signature season in the Big Ten? We're not talking about good or very good or even great. These are the single best individual seasons in college football history. And in the Big Ten, perhaps more so than in any other league, hi...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  7. Podcasts: B1G coaches preview season

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten coach "Car Wash" at ESPN is all over, but before leaving Bristol, Connecticut, each league coach sat down with colleague Ivan Maisel for the ESPNU College Football Podcast. Check out all the interviews: Part I and Part II. Part I i...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  8. Revsine book bridges sport's past, present

    Adam Rittenberg

    What do you really know about the origins of college football? If you're like me, you think of Ivy League types meeting on fields before small crowds. It was a simpler game -- no forward pass until 1906 -- played at a simpler time. The big topics ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  9. B1G coaches see playoff as equalizer

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- The preseason primping in college football is over. The beauty contest has been canceled. If the playoff selection committee does its job, nothing that is said, written or ranked between now and early October will matter. And that's a v...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  10. B1G players in top 100: Part I

    Adam Rittenberg

    ESPN.com has taken on the herculean task of ranking the top 100 players in college football entering the 2014 season. These are based on expected contributions for the 2014 season, regardless of position. The list will be released in 10-player inc...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  11. Top Big Ten players: Nos. 25-21

    Adam Rittenberg

    As the 2014 season creeps closer, we're breaking down the Top 25 players in the Big Ten. All five Big Ten reporters voted, ranking players based on both past performance and future potential at the college level. Unlike in past years, we'll be rel...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  12. Meyer and B1G's best coaches at 50

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ohio State coach Urban Meyer turns 50 today, and, according to Twitter, he'll be celebrating in Florida before preparing for preseason camp, which kicks off next month. Few college coaches have accomplished more by age 50 than Meyer, who owns two nat...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  13. Your favorite B1G road stadiums, Part I

    Adam Rittenberg

    Earlier this week, we asked you to select your favorite Big Ten road stadium and tell us why. The response was tremendous, but we're not surprised. Your continued involvement is the No. 1 reason why this is ESPN.com's No. 1 college football blog (shh...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  14. Your views: Favorite B1G road stadium

    Adam Rittenberg

    One of the most subjective yet popular elements of the interminable college football offseason is the stadium ranking. We gave it a go back in 2012 and received plenty of vengeful spirited feedback. Good times. Athlon recently dipped its toe into ...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  15. Scherff, Mostert on 'freaks' list

    Adam Rittenberg

    I returned home from California to find Phil Steele's college football preview magazine waiting for me. Today comes another indicator of the upcoming season: Bruce Feldman's annual "freaks" list. The list is what it sounds like: the freakiest athlete...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  16. Key stretch: Nebraska

    Adam Rittenberg

    The days are getting shorter, which means the college football season is getting closer. With that in mind, we're taking a look at the pivotal three- or four-game stretch in the slate for each Big Ten squad. Next up is Nebraska, a team aiming for ...

    Blog | July 01, 2014