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  1. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 15

    Adam Rittenberg

    Thought bowl projections were over? So did we. But we've got one more edition for you, hours before the selections become official. What fun for all. As ESPN.com first reported this week, the Big Ten could have a bowl-eligible team miss a bowl. If...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  2. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 13

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's the penultimate version of the bowl projections, and we have some news at the top. Sorry, Buckeyes fans, we're not projecting the Scarlet and Gray to the College Football Playoff -- not yet, at least. As we did for a portion of the season, we...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  3. Big Ten backs deliver historic season

    Adam Rittenberg

    Melvin Gordon can be mesmerizing. He's such a dynamic runner, seemingly always on the verge of another huge play, that it's hard to ever turn away. The Wisconsin junior is having a Heisman Trophy-caliber season even if he doesn't win the award nex...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  4. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 12

    Adam Rittenberg

    This week's Big Ten bowls debate centered on the bottom of the projections, not the top. But first things first. Ohio State maintained its No. 1 spot and will be heading at least for a New Year's Six bowl game. Another Buckeyes win or two, coupled...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  5. The secret on how to go from one-year wonder to consistent winner...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Arizona State, Duke and Missouri all had big years last year. Will they be one-year wonders, or will they build on that success? Inside Access looks at what it takes to become a program that doesn't win just one year but every year.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2014
  6. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 9

    Adam Rittenberg

    Tuesday nights have become rather significant in college football with the release of the playoff selection committee's rankings. As a result, bowl projections also move to Tuesdays and will be released immediately after the committee's rundown. L...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  7. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 8

    Adam Rittenberg

    The leaves are turning, the mercury is dropping and teams are becoming bowl eligible. Welcome to the heart of the college football season. It's a wonderful place to be, don't you agree? Three Big Ten teams (Michigan State, Minnesota and Nebraska) ...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  8. B1G's wild, wild West needs a Wyatt Earp

    Adam Rittenberg

    The first half of the college football season has been deliciously unpredictable nationally. Here in Big Ten country, though, things have more or less played out like we thought they would. The East Division looks like a two-team race between Mich...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  9. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 7

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan is back on the winning track but not quite back in the bowl projections. Brady Hoke's team ended its three-game slide Saturday night by grinding out an 18-13 win against Penn State at Michigan Stadium. The Wolverines' defense locked down ...

    Blog | October 12, 2014
  10. Reassessing the B1G after six weeks

    Adam Rittenberg

    If you spent Sunday looking at your spouse, your kids or your dog with raised eyebrows, you're not alone. Blame college football. After weeks like this past one, everyone is reassessing everything. That's what happens when five of the top eight te...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  11. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 5

    Adam Rittenberg

    How far will Michigan fall? We'll find out during the next two months, but for now, the Wolverines have fallen out of the bowl projections. Brady Hoke's team sits at 2-3, and the offense has shown no signs of a turnaround. It's hard to envision Mi...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  12. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 4

    Adam Rittenberg

    Those in Ann Arbor will understandably disagree, but Week 4 was a very good one for the Big Ten. The league went 12-1 and won several games in impressive fashion. When almost every team handles its bid-ness, there's not much shuffling in the bowl pro...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  13. Slumping Wildcats need fiery Fitzgerald

    Adam Rittenberg

    Last month, I drove up to Kenosha, Wisconsin, to attend one of Northwestern's off-site practices at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. I learned absolutely nothing. It was the same day the Big Ten Network's bus tour visited the Wildcats. Barely...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  14. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Three thoughts to kick off a fine Tuesday morning. The timing of Penn State's bowl ban being lifted coincides nicely with Saturday's trip to Rutgers. We knew the Scarlet Knights faithful would be geared up for Rutgers' Big Ten debut against the p...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  15. Jim Delany disappointed in Big Ten's showing Saturday

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany expressed disappointment in the league's results Saturday but doesn't think the door is closed for a Big Ten team to reach the inaugural College Football Playoff.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2014
  16. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    On a Sunday night conference call with reporters, six days before another measuring-stick game for his team, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio provided a dose of perspective. "Win or lose, you know, we still have a lot of football games ahead of ...

    Blog | September 02, 2014