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  1. Will the College Football Playoff rankings change how teams sched...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Scheduling had a huge impact on the College Football Playoff final rankings, which leads to the question: will programs change the way they schedule in the future?

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2014
  2. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 4

    Adam Rittenberg

    Five lessons from the week that was in Big Ten football. 1. The Big Ten can step up in key games: After two weeks of justified bashing, the Big Ten deserves some credit for bouncing back nicely in the last meaningful Saturday of nonconference play...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  3. Inside Access: Can the Big Ten be fixed?

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten's nonconference struggles the past two weeks don't come as a major shock to those around the league. "We do subpar in our nonconference schedule year in and year out," one league coach said. "[Against] the SEC and the Pac-12 and the MA...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  4. The fall of the Big Ten, Oklahoma Sooners' defense, Mississippi S...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Why is the Big Ten so bad? Coaches, players and administrators try to solve the conference's problems, plus the secrets to Oklahoma's defense and Mississippi State's quarterback.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2014
  5. Week 4 gives B1G chance for baby steps

    Adam Rittenberg

    One and ten. Get to know those numbers because they'll be shoved down your throat all week. After the Big Ten's worst two-week stretch in nonconference play since, well, ever, the league sits with a 1-10 record against Power 5 teams and Notre Dame...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  6. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 3

    Adam Rittenberg

    The major development in this week's bowl projections isn't that the Big Ten suddenly looks poised for a breakthrough postseason. If anything, things went from bad to worse for the league in Week 3 with a 3-6 record in nonconference games. So what...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  7. Schedule analysis: Ohio State

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're barely two weeks from the start of the 2014 season. As the countdown continues, we're putting each Big Ten team's schedule under the microscope. Up next: the Ohio State Buckeyes. Nonconference schedule (with 2013 records) Aug. 30: Navy...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  8. Gauging B1G nonleague slates not easy

    Adam Rittenberg

    This is not a ranking of the Big Ten's nonconference schedules. Repeat: This is NOT a ranking. But certain national rankings like this are out, and it got me thinking how tough it will be to accurately evaluate the Big Ten's nonleague slates for 2...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  9. Big Ten AD meetings Day 2 wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The Big Ten spring administrators' meetings wrapped up Wednesday with more discussion about the proposed NCAA governance changes, nonconference scheduling, athlete welfare and other topics. Here are some notes from Day 2: COST...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  10. Big Ten second-half preview

    Adam Rittenberg

    We've closed the book on the first half of Big Ten play, and what a dull, uninspiring book it was. From the mediocre nonconference showing (9-8 against BCS automatic-qualifying teams) to the excess of open weeks to the lack of marquee league match...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  11. Big Ten Week 3 primer

    Adam Rittenberg

    Are you ready for Week 3 in the Big Ten? You had better be, as it's easily the best slate of nonconference games this season. To get you ready for the big day -- and long night -- let's go through the vitals ... Noon ET Bowling Green at Indi...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  12. Schedule analysis: Northwestern

    Adam Rittenberg

    Preseason practice is in full swing, and kickoff is just around the corner. To get you ready, we're analyzing every Big Ten team's complete 2013 schedule. Northwestern is up next in the rundown ... Nonconference opponents (with 2012 records) ...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  13. Schedule analysis: Nebraska

    Adam Rittenberg

    Preseason practice is in full swing, and kickoff is just around the corner. To get you ready, we're analyzing every Big Ten team's complete 2013 schedule. Next up: the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Nonconference opponents (with 2012 records) Aug. 31...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  14. Nonconference primer: Purdue

    Adam Rittenberg

    It has been a long wait, but the 2013 season is less than two months away. To get you geared up, we're taking a closer look at the list of nonconference opponents on each Big Ten team's slate this fall. Purdue is next. Cincinnati, Aug. 31 (road...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  15. Northwestern fans make nonleague picks

    Adam Rittenberg

    Recently, we asked you to pick the nonconference opponent you'd most like to see your favorite team play in the near future. You could pick a team already on the upcoming schedule or one that inexplicably hasn't been added. This has been a fun exe...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  16. Minnesota fans make non-league picks

    Adam Rittenberg

    Last week, we asked you to pick the nonconference opponent you'd most like to see your favorite team play in the near future. You could pick a team already on the upcoming schedule or one that inexplicably hasn't been added. The response so far ha...

    Blog | June 21, 2013