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  1. B1G needs big hires from Nebraska, U-M

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten can't move its campuses closer to the top recruiting hotbeds. It won't stop caring about or investing in sports that don't make money. It won't compromise academic standards. But there's one element the Big Ten can upgrade as it tries ...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 11

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ohio State reclaimed the Big Ten throne Saturday night at Spartan Stadium. About 69 hours later, the Buckeyes officially occupy the top spot in the Big Ten bowl projections. Ohio State is our pick to win the Big Ten. Will that equate to a spot in ...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  4. B1G players in top 100: Part I

    Adam Rittenberg

    ESPN.com has taken on the herculean task of ranking the top 100 players in college football entering the 2014 season. These are based on expected contributions for the 2014 season, regardless of position. The list will be released in 10-player inc...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  5. Top Big Ten players: Nos. 25-21

    Adam Rittenberg

    As the 2014 season creeps closer, we're breaking down the Top 25 players in the Big Ten. All five Big Ten reporters voted, ranking players based on both past performance and future potential at the college level. Unlike in past years, we'll be rel...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  6. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Football, please get here. I can't stand watching Chicago baseball any more. Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen is open to a 10-game conference schedule. Michigan State tops the Big Ten's special teams rankings. MSU finishes second on CBSsports.com'...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Northwestern AD: Athletes need voting role

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- College athletes' welfare is top of mind for athletic directors across the country, and one Big Ten school remains at the center of the debate about whether players are receiving enough for what they provide between the lines. "E...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  10. Poll: B1G's top post-spring position group

    Adam Rittenberg

    Last week, Brian Bennett explained why he believes Ohio State's defensive line is the Big Ten's top position group coming out of spring practice. The Buckeyes return an excellent mix of depth and talent as players like Michael Bennett, Noah Spence, J...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  11. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    The links are slimming up for the summer. Five lessons from Rutgers' spring practice, including Gary Nova as the team's top quarterback. The Big Ten continues to fight a perception problem. Gerry DiNardo shares his thoughts on each Big Ten team...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  12. Prospect: B1G must recruit harder, like SEC

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten's 11-season national championship drought, coinciding with the SEC's ascent to the top of college football, has placed the spotlight on recruiting in both leagues. SEC fans point to crystal footballs, surging population and dominance i...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  13. ABC/ESPN selects B1G prime-time slate

    Adam Rittenberg

    The most exciting day of the Big Ten offseason is here. OK, not really, but it's definitely in the top five. The first portion of the Big Ten's prime-time schedule is out as ABC/ESPN made its six selections for games to be played under the lights....

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  14. New contract for Maryland's Locksley

    Adam Rittenberg

    Maryland joined the Big Ten largely because of its financial problems and the increased revenues it would bring in from league membership. But to compete in the Big Ten, Maryland had to make investments in its top programs. The school followed thr...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  15. Snapping the streak: Minnesota-Wisconsin

    Adam Rittenberg

    Borrowing an idea from our friends at the ACC blog, we're taking a look at some of the Big Ten's top rivalries and whether recent trends will continue or change during the 2014 season. The Big Ten has no shortage of rivalries, but we've identified se...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  16. New McShay mock includes four from B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    The NFL scouting combine is done, pro days are taking place around the Big Ten, and Todd McShay has another version of his NFL mock draft. Big Ten fans will have to scroll past the reshuffled top 10, as no players from the league appear -- despite so...

    Blog | March 06, 2014