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  1. Pumping brakes on UW's preseason hype

    Adam Rittenberg

    Melvin Gordon passed up the NFL draft, where he likely would have been the first running back selected, in order to lead Wisconsin to the first College Football Playoff. It's an admirable pursuit and one that endears Gordon to Badgers fans even mo...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  2. Will Iowa's 'Moneyball' recruiting pay off?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Anyone who follows Iowa football, even casually, knows the Hawkeyes are a developmental program -- and damn proud of it. They've repeatedly taken the overlooked and underappreciated and made them into excellent college players, and NFL draft picks. ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  3. B1G players among Kiper's top prospects

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2015 NFL draft is nearly a year away and doesn't even have a determined location, so why should you get excited about it? Because the Big Ten could have a breakthrough. ESPN's Mel Kiper has produced lists of top prospects at quarterback, defen...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  4. Lewan leaves mixed legacy at Michigan

    Adam Rittenberg

    If you follow former Michigan tackle Taylor Lewan on Twitter, you've probably seen the hashtag #nobaddays. He signs almost every tweet with the phrase, whether he's getting picked by the Tennessee Titans in the NFL draft or being cut in line by an ol...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  5. Could B1G's draft drought end in 2015?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Go ahead and blame the Big Ten blog. Since it launched in July 2008, the Big Ten hasn't had an NFL draft pick in the top 10. The Big Ten also hasn't had a team appear in the national championship game. So yes, it's all my/our fault. Here's the ...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  6. New LB leaders emerge around Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    The NFL draft might not have reflected it, but the Big Ten lost several decorated defensive leaders this year. Spring practice marked a torch-passing around the league, particularly at the linebacker position, as players moved from supporting roles t...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  7. Big Ten NFL draft roundtable

    Adam Rittenberg

    Tired of NFL draft rewind posts? Well, it's nearly over. And besides, not much else is happening in mid-May. We're taking a closer look, roundtable-style, at the Big Ten's draft: how certain teams did, the risers, the falls and more. Noted draft h...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  8. A look at the B1G's free-agent signings

    Adam Rittenberg

    Thirty Big Ten players heard their names called during the 2014 NFL draft, but many others received phone calls immediately after the event. The undrafted free-agent carousel is spinning, and players from around the Big Ten are hopping aboard. Unl...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  9. Breaking down the B1G's draft performance

    Adam Rittenberg

    The biggest non-game on the American sporting calendar is all done, as the 2014 NFL draft wrapped up Saturday afternoon in New York. After arguably its worst draft in the modern era in 2013, the Big Ten performed better this year with 30 picks. Still...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  10. Big Ten first-round NFL draft recap

    Adam Rittenberg

    The first round of the 2014 NFL draft is in the books, and as expected, the Big Ten fared much better than it did a year ago. Four Big Ten players had their names called Thursday night at New York's Radio City Music Hall, although some waited a li...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  11. Recruiting rewind: B1G's top NFL prospects

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2014 NFL draft is just hours away, and unlike last year, the first night should be a lot better for the Big Ten. As Michigan's Taylor Lewan and most likely several other Big Ten players walk across the stage tonight, I thought it would be inte...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  12. Poll: B1G team with the most draft picks?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ready or not -- and seriously, you should be ready by now -- the 2014 NFL draft is almost here. The Big Ten is poised to have a much stronger overall draft showing than it did a year ago. But which Big Ten team will produce the most picks during t...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  13. B1G should be bigger factor early in draft

    Adam Rittenberg

    Remember the angst felt around the Big Ten on the night of April 25, 2013? OK, maybe you weren't nervous. But they were a bit skittish at Big Ten headquarters as the first round of the NFL draft unfolded at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. ...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  14. Abdullah, Gordon look to leave legacies

    Adam Rittenberg

    When Ameer Abdullah weighed whether to enter the NFL draft or return to Nebraska for his senior season, he didn't do much external research on comparable players. He looked at his own family and how all eight of his older siblings had earned their...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  15. Only four B1G players enter draft early

    Adam Rittenberg

    You've probably heard about the record number of underclassmen entering the 2014 NFL draft. The NFL publishes its official list of draft departures on Sunday, and more than 90 players are expected to be on it, eclipsing the previous record of 73 from...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  16. Big Ten chat: Today at noon ET

    Adam Rittenberg

    My apologies for the technical issues that shortened last week's chat. We should be good to go today, so please join me at noon ET to discuss all things Big Ten. Have thoughts on James Franklin at Penn State? The NFL draft decisions? The 2014 season?...

    Blog | January 16, 2014