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  1. Wildcats expect to weather latest storm

    Adam Rittenberg

    KENOSHA, Wis. -- Northwestern's practice Thursday began with some players, mostly baritone offensive linemen, singing Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a prayer." It ended with the annual watermelon eating contest. The Wildcats didn't exactly look like a team...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  2. The B1G's most underrated position group

    Adam Rittenberg

    It goes against the offensive lineman's credo to crave attention. Despite his size, he would rather go undetected, often a strong indicator that he's doing his job well. Indiana's offensive linemen are no exception. They don't seek out the spotlig...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  3. Big Ten's top combine performers, Part I

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2014 NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis is more than halfway over, and testing results have been recorded for quarterbacks, running backs, tight ends, wide receivers, offensive linemen and specialists. As we do every year around this time, let'...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  4. Langford, Spartans focused on finishing

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOS ANGELES -- Michigan State running back Jeremy Langford knows the look. So do the Spartans' offensive linemen. They've seen the glaze wash over the faces of opposing defenders late in games throughout the Big Ten season. It's their cue to strik...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  5. Zac Epping brings edge to Gophers' O-line

    Adam Rittenberg

    Offensive linemen usually go unnoticed until they do something bad. Anyone who watched the 2012 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas noticed Minnesota offensive lineman Zac Epping midway through the second quarter. Epping drew personal-foul penalties on...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  6. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all Bostonians and those affected by Monday's senseless tragedy. Wisconsin offensive linemen Zac Matthias and Dallas Lewallan are making big contributions this spring. New Badgers assistant Jeff Genyk didn't hav...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  7. Video: Winter spotlight -- Minnesota

    Adam Rittenberg

    Minnesota's linebackers, cornerbacks and offensive linemen are three groups that need big winter performances before spring ball kicks off....

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  8. Jordan Lynch proves he belongs as Northern Illinois Huskies quart...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Jordan Lynch, who has led Northern Illinois to the Orange Bowl, has become a star at the only school to offer him a scholarship.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2012
  9. Gophers offense hopes to fatten up in 2012

    Adam Rittenberg

    In late June, a group of Minnesota offensive linemen passed Matt Limegrover in the hallway of Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex and did double-takes. "Coach?" they asked Limegrover, the Gophers' offensive coordinator and line coach. "Yeah," he r...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  10. Playoff to beef up Badgers' schedules?

    Adam Rittenberg

    There are several undeniable truths about Wisconsin football: great running backs, massive offensive linemen, great "Jump Around" tradition, flimsy nonconference schedules. Like it or not, Wisconsin's weak non-league slates are part of the program...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  11. Ranking the B1G centers, guards, tackles

    Adam Rittenberg

    My apologies for posting these a day late -- blame it on Russell Wilson -- but it's time to break down the Big Ten offensive linemen entering the 2011 season. Rather than list the top 10 across the three position groups, I've decided to go a diffe...

    Blog | June 28, 2011
  12. Wildcats' O-line among most experienced

    Adam Rittenberg

    Offensive line experience doesn't guarantee gridiron success, but it certainly doesn't hurt. Phil Steele recently compiled his annual list of career starts among offensive linemen throughout the FBS. Northwestern ranks second nationally with 137 c...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  13. Entering the Hall: Will Shields

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's time to look at another new member of College Football's Hall of Fame ... Will Shields, G, Nebraska, 1989-92 Nebraska has produced its share of exceptional offensive linemen, and Shields finished his Huskers career as one of the best to ev...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  14. A look at the Big Ten in the UFL draft

    Adam Rittenberg

    The United Football League held its 2011 draft Monday night, and three former Big Ten players were selected, along with three Nebraska offensive linemen. The ongoing NFL lockout prevents undrafted players from signing with NFL teams, and the UFL p...

    Blog | May 03, 2011
  15. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    California dreamin' this weekend ... There's no draft for Oho State's spring game this year because of a shortage of offensive linemen, Tim May writes in The Columbus Dispatch. Forget about the score, but Ohio State's scrimmage will be informativ...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  16. Minnesota loads up on offensive linemen

    Adam Rittenberg

    Most recruiting analysts say it's not fair to judge Minnesota's recruiting class until coach Jerry Kill and his staff have time to go through a full recruiting session. Although the Gophers' 2011 class likely will rank near the bottom of the Big T...

    Blog | February 02, 2011