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  1. Gophers' Hageman structured for success

    Adam Rittenberg

    They keep coming back to that one word: structure. Those who best know Minnesota defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman say it's the thing he needs most to reach his prodigious potential. Which is hard to believe when you look at him. Few Big Ten fo...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  2. Delany sounds off on pay-for-play issue

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- You already know Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany is among the most vocal opponents of a pay-for-play system in college sports. You also should know Delany is among the more vocal advocates for increasing the value of athletic sch...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  3. Huskers' Taylor Martinez strikes a balance

    Adam Rittenberg

    LINCOLN, Neb. -- After the way Taylor Martinez introduced himself to the college football world in 2010, footwork would seem like the last thing he'd need to significantly upgrade. The Nebraska quarterback has little trouble moving forward or side...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  4. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    In honor of the weather, these links were cooked under record-high temperatures. Wisconsin's quarterback competition this spring begins with the team's top two pass-catchers sidelined. Badgers coach Bret Bielema is geared up for spring ball. Mi...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  5. Iowa's Kirk Ferentz to take arctic plunge

    Adam Rittenberg

    If I made a list of Big Ten coaches most likely to jump in freezing water outside a casino in Iowa in late January, Kirk Ferentz wouldn't be near the top. Ferentz and Johnny Knoxville don't have much in common. But the Iowa head coach on Saturd...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  6. Posey ruling doesn't bode well for OSU

    Adam Rittenberg

    The NCAA dropped the hammer Friday on Ohio State wide receiver DeVier Posey. Is the Ohio State program next? We'll soon find out if Friday's NCAA ruling on Posey foreshadows what will come from the infractions committee when it renders a more i...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  7. PSU's Joe Paterno returns to sideline

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State coach Joe Paterno is back where he belongs -- on the sideline -- for the first time this season. The 84-year-old, who suffered shoulder and pelvis injuries last month during a Penn State practice, will coach his first game from the side...

    Blog | September 24, 2011
  8. Joe Paterno released from hospital, will return to Penn State pra...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State coach Joe Paterno has been released from the hospital and will return to practice Wednesday, the team announced.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2011
  9. Michigan case could reduce staff size

    Adam Rittenberg

    The most significant thing to come out of the NCAA's investigation into Michigan's football program likely won't be the penalties imposed upon the Maize and Blue. While Michigan likely will be hit with a major violation of some sort, as well as pr...

    Blog | March 25, 2010
  10. Iowa's Parker loses toe but keeps on truckin'

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg There's a reason why I'm posting this after lunch. You can thank me later. As reporters made the walk from Kinnick Stadium to the Iowa practice fields for media day on Friday, we noticed veteran ...

    Blog | August 10, 2009
  11. Fitzgerald discusses his contract extension

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Before heading out to play what he guaranteed would be bad golf on Tuesday afternoon, Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald checked in to discuss his new seven-year contract extension with the school. Athleti...

    Blog | June 23, 2009
  12. Paterno talks Big Ten expansion, retirement

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Penn State head coach Joe Paterno appeared on ESPN's "College Football Live" today and hit on several standard topics, including Big Ten expansion and how long he'll coach at Penn State. Here...

    Blog | June 16, 2009
  13. More tributes for Michigan State's Van Pelt

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg The sudden death of former Michigan State and New York Giants star Brad Van Pelt on Tuesday brought tributes from around the sports world. Here are several statements from current and former Michigan State dig...

    Blog | February 19, 2009
  14. It's official: Paterno agrees to contract extension

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Penn State just issued a statement confirming that the school and head coach Joe Paterno have agreed to a contract extension through the 2011 season. This fall, Paterno led Penn State to an 11-1 record and a share...

    Blog | December 16, 2008
  15. Happy Valley, Madison top Big Ten tailgates

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg When the forefathers of tailgating conceived the great American pastime, they had Big Ten football in mind. The cool autumn weather, the country's three biggest stadiums and the Midwestern cultural pillars of beer...

    Blog | September 26, 2008
  16. Dooley to wear multiple hats for Bulldogs

    Adam Rittenberg

    Holding the dual role of football coach and athletic director is rare these days, but Derek Dooley isn't even the first member of his family to give it a try.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2008