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  1. Notre Dame Fighting Irish can get right back in the College Footb...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Notre Dame joined a growing and impressive club of one-loss teams that all harbor playoff hopes. Much like Oregon, TCU, Georgia, Alabama and Michigan State before them, the Fighting Irish must rise to the challenge and keep their hopes of contention on course.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2014
  2. Badgers ride emotion into Sweet 16

    Adam Rittenberg

    MILWAUKEE -- The machine is consistent, reliable and unflappable. Bo Ryan's Wisconsin team operates on autopilot, humming along, a monotone of winning. But basketball games, particularly those in the NCAA tournament, require teams to respond to em...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  3. Big Ten defenses will be put to the test

    Adam Rittenberg

    MILWAUKEE -- Both Michigan and Wisconsin had their share of defensive doubters entering the NCAA tournament. The two Big Ten representatives silenced them, at least for a day, by effectively making one of the baskets disappear at the BMO Harris Bradl...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  4. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wishing you a great weekend. Be sure to follow us on Twitter. You guys are combative today. Like it. Jerry from Eugene, Ore., writes: Adam, the cases are very different. The Penn State punishment was a total fiasco, and somebody should have fou...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  5. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wishing you a great weekend. Be sure to follow us on Twitter. And away we go ... Brutus from The Ninth Circle writes: Hey Adam, got a recruiting question for you. I've been watching Penn State's ability to recruit under sanctions and have been ...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  6. Tressel's departure from Ohio State started a memorable year for ...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Jim Tressel's Memorial Day resignation from Ohio State last year marked the start of a 12-month stretch when college football found itself constantly under siege.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2012
  7. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Mail time. Let's do this. Joel from Bismarck, N.D., writes: Last fall I seem to remember you saying that the league parity hurt its national perception. When it came to B1G basketball, however, it seemed analysts were touting its parity as an ex...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  8. MSU adds Oregon to slate in place of WVU

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State came a few plays away -- or one non-call -- from facing Oregon in the 2012 Rose Bowl. Those folks hoping to see a Spartans-Ducks matchup will be pleased with Tuesday's news. Michigan State has finalized a home-and-home series with O...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  9. Purdue displays variety with new unis

    Adam Rittenberg

    Before the Oregon-Purdue game in 2008, I sat in the Ross-Ade Stadium press box and thought about the many differences between the two programs. Start with the mascots: the Duck and Purdue Pete. They're not hanging out in the same crowd. You had...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  10. Pac-12 lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Greetings from Big Ten country. Happy to fill in for Ted during his vacay. The latest on the Cliff Harris situation at Oregon here and here and here. Ducks coach Chip Kelly should sit Harris against LSU, John Canzano writes in The Oregonian. In c...

    Blog | June 15, 2011
  11. Did Buckeyes steal signals in Rose Bowl?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Several of you alerted me to a story last week in The Oregonian about Oregon installing a new system of signals for its fast-paced offense. The juicy part suggests that Ohio State might have stolen the Ducks' signals in its 26-17 Rose Bowl victory on...

    Blog | April 13, 2010
  12. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Before we begin, I wanted to quickly address the Pitt-to-the-Big Ten rumors, which had absolutely no truth to them. I know many of you wanted me to weigh in much earlier on this, but when something has no substance behind it, we're not going to fan t...

    Blog | February 02, 2010
  13. Big Ten takes big step in postseason

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten really needed this. As far back as media days, players and coaches realized a heightened sense of urgency to improve in postseason play. No conference in college football had taken more abuse nationally for its bowl record, and, quite ...

    Blog | January 11, 2010
  14. Final: Ohio State 26, Oregon 17

    Adam Rittenberg

    PASADENA, Calif. -- Terrelle Pryor has arrived. The Buckeyes sophomore quarterback turned in an incredible performance in a 26-17 win over Oregon, the one Ohio State fans have waited two years to see from the heralded high school signal caller. Oh...

    Blog | January 01, 2010
  15. Pryor engineers huge scoring drive

    Adam Rittenberg

    PASADENA, Calif. -- Terrelle Pryor just led the drive of his life. And it could be the drive that ends Ohio State's BCS bowl losing streak and the Big Ten's losing streak in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi. Pryor was extremely sharp on a 1...

    Blog | January 01, 2010
  16. OSU defense holds, but points needed

    Adam Rittenberg

    PASADENA, Calif. -- Ohio State's defense has recovered nicely from its hiccup at the start of the second half. It's time for the offense to put together a sustained drive. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor looks a little rattled in the pocket right now, ...

    Blog | January 01, 2010