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  1. State of the program: Northwestern Wildcats

    Adam Rittenberg

    As spring practice approaches, we're taking a snapshot of the state of each Big Ten program. We're evaluating recent performance, won-loss trends, coaching, current personnel and future personnel. Up next: the Northwestern Wildcats 2014 record:...

    Blog | February 17, 2015
  2. Illinois moves next three home games vs. Northwestern to Soldier ...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois will play its next three home games vs. Northwestern at Soldier Field, beginning in 2015.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2015
  3. Recruiting Q&A: Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald

    Adam Rittenberg

    No drama. Pat Fitzgerald wants as little of it as possible on national signing day. Northwestern's recent recruiting cycles follow a familiar pattern: the Wildcats load up early on commitments, pick up a few more later in the process and have few, if...

    Blog | February 04, 2015
  4. Season report card: Northwestern

    Adam Rittenberg

    Coaches grade players and we grade the players and coaches. The Big Ten postseason report card series marches on with the Northwestern Wildcats. Offense: D-minus The emergence of freshman running back Justin Jackson (1,187 rush yards, 10 touchd...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
  5. Year of the Big Ten back lives up to hype

    Adam Rittenberg

    They didn't sneak up on us. Anyone who tracked the Big Ten's summer buzz -- or reviewed the list of players attending preseason media days in Chicago -- noticed the league's surplus of standout running backs. Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon had spurn...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  6. Offseason to-do list: Northwestern

    Adam Rittenberg

    Sadly, it's the offseason, and we're examining three items each Big Ten team must address before the 2015 season kicks off in September. Up next is Northwestern, which enters a critical offsason after two years without making a bowl game. 1. Devel...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  7. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Happy Monday to all, especially those in New England and Seattle. Two Big Ten quarterbacks matching up in Super Bowl XLIX. Good times. 1. Many Penn Staters celebrated Friday as Joe Paterno's wins total was restored to 409 -- most in college footba...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  8. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Subbing in on morning links duty. It's a big stage, but I'm ready. My friends call me Cardale. 1. Speaking of Cardale Jones, he's coming back to Ohio State, a decision that surprised many because of the way he announced his decision (with a big to...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  9. B1G coaches inspired by Buckeyes' title

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- When Minnesota's Jerry Kill, Maryland's Randy Edsall, Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald and Purdue's Darrell Hazell exited the head coaches' convention meeting Tuesday morning, they didn't spell out O-H-I-O. But all four Big Ten coa...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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