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  1. Penn State's Amos a safe bet for stardom

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State has produced a first-team All-Big Ten defender in eight of the past nine seasons, but no Nittany Lions defensive back has made the list since 2008 (safety Anthony Scirrotto). The drought could end this year. If saf...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  2. Prospect: B1G must recruit harder, like SEC

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten's 11-season national championship drought, coinciding with the SEC's ascent to the top of college football, has placed the spotlight on recruiting in both leagues. SEC fans point to crystal footballs, surging population and dominance i...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  3. Hawkeyes ramp up tempo, explosiveness

    Adam Rittenberg

    IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The tempo trend sweeping through college football has, for the most part, skipped over the Iowa Hawkeyes. While teams such as Oregon and Baylor operate at a breakneck pace, Iowa continues to shape its offense around power and pl...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  4. Podcast: Talking Big Ten spring football

    Adam Rittenberg

    I joined Matt Barrie on the ESPNU College Football podcast earlier today to discuss my recent spring football trips to Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin. We discussed the ongoing quarterback competitions, how James Franklin is building relationships a...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  5. Electric Franklin is Penn State's generator

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Last Thursday morning, a barefoot James Franklin exited his office and walked -- Franklin's walk is most people's jog -- through the Penn State football lobby. Asked about his footwear situation, Franklin explained he had a s...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  6. Is Wisconsin B1G's only Playoff sleeper?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Colleague Travis Haney recently compiled a list of sleeper teams to make the initial College Football Playoff, selecting one from each major league. Wisconsin got the nod as the Big Ten's sleeper, as Haney noted Wisconsin's consistency on both sides ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  7. Lions coaches seek versatility this spring

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- There are several ways to combat the unique depth challenges Penn State faces with its reduced roster. 1. Upgrade recruiting: If Penn State brings in more players who can make significant contributions early in their careers,...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  8. Phase 2 begins for PSU's Hackenberg

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The young and curious are approaching Christian Hackenberg more often these days, peppering the Penn State quarterback with questions about game speed and other topics. It will slow down, Hackenberg tells his teammates. Just ...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  9. PSU staff brings 'SEC mentality' to practice

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- You've likely heard about SEC-style recruiting in the Big Ten, first with Urban Meyer at Ohio State and now with James Franklin at Penn State. Franklin appears to bringing a taste of his former league to the practice field at...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  10. Drama ends as MSU recruit McDowell signs

    Adam Rittenberg

    Malik McDowell has generated plenty of drama without playing a down for the Michigan State Spartans. McDowell's recruitment gained national attention leading up to signing day, as a family conflict about his college destination played out in publi...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  11. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    College basketball season is over in the state of Michigan, but the party continues in Wisconsin. Ready for some spring football links? Here ya go ... Great news: Indiana WR Isaac Griffith is back in school and soon could return to the footbal...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  12. Maryland Terrapins coach Randy Edsall wants to change recruiting ...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Maryland coach Randy Edsall wants to reform the college football recruiting process by delaying scholarship offers to prospects and putting offers in the control of institutions.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2014
  13. Viewpoints: Northwestern's union push

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wednesday could turn out to be a pivotal in the future of college athletics, as a regional office of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern players have the right to move forward with their unionization efforts. It was a big win f...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  14. Northwestern union push clears big hurdle

    Adam Rittenberg

    Huge news out of Chicago today that could be a game-changer for college athletics and the student-athlete model. The Northwestern football players trying to unionize have scored a big victory. The Chicago district of the National Labor Relations Boa...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  15. Badgers recruit charged with sexual assault

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wisconsin recruit Dominic Cizauskas has been charged with third-degree sexual assault stemming from an alleged incident at a university dorm room in December. Cizauskas, a linebacker from Mukwonago, Wis., verbally committed to Wisconsin in June an...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  16. PSU's Franklin aims to build bonds, depth

    Adam Rittenberg

    If you live in State College and haven't shaken James Franklin's hand, high-fived the Penn State coach or snapped a picture with the new leading Lion, you're probably a recluse. Since his Jan. 11 introduction, Franklin has been a man about town, a...

    Blog | March 12, 2014