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  1. Fact or fiction: B1G coaches' hot seats

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    Last week, in response to a mailbag question from reader and Rutgers fan Ed, I came up with a hot-seat ranking for all the coaches in the Big Ten. That list sparked a bit of discussion in some places, notably Nebraska. How accurate were my ranking...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  2. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 13

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    Five lessons from the week that was in Big Ten football: 1. The Big Ten title game will tell a lot about both participants: The desired matchup is set for the league championship game, as Ohio State and Michigan State will meet Dec. 7 in Indianapo...

    Blog | November 24, 2013
  3. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 9

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    Five lessons from the week that was in Big Ten football: 1. Ohio State can win with style points: We knew the Buckeyes had it in them, but they hadn't put together a truly dominant performance in Big Ten play until Saturday night against Penn Stat...

    Blog | October 27, 2013
  4. Take Two: Big Ten bowl hopefuls

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten bloggers Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett will occasionally give their takes on a burning question facing the league. We'll both have strong opinions, but not necessarily the same view. We'll let you decide which blogger is right. Through...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  5. Big Ten predictions: Week 8

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    The second half begins this week, and it should be a very close race -- in our predictions contest, that is. Adam leads by one game, thanks to his correct pick of Penn State in a quadruple-overtime thriller. Yep, it's that close. Let's kick off th...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  6. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 2

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    Lessons learned from Week 2 in the Big Ten: 1. Ohio State has company at the top: The widely-accepted thought going into the season was that the Big Ten would be Ohio State and everybody else. Well, after two weeks, it's fair to say the Buckeyes h...

    Blog | September 08, 2013
  7. Over-unders: Legends Division

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    The season is rapidly approaching now, so we're unveiling some of our official predictions, beginning with the always fun over-under picks. Here's how this works: Bovada Sportsbook provided baseline totals for regular-season wins only for every Bi...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  8. Future power rankings in the Big Ten

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    This week, ESPN.com put together a set of college football power rankings for the next three years . The formula used took into account such things as coaching, current talent, recruiting and the path to a title. You'll notice something right away...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  9. Imagining a Big Ten players' draft

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    The NFL draft starts tonight after endless months of hype. Here at the Big Ten blog, we thought, "Why should the NFL guys get to have all the fun of making mock drafts?" So we're going to out-mock the mockers by creating our own, totally fake Big ...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  10. Legends Division spring notebook

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    Every Legends Division head coach, along with a player from each of the six teams, participated in a Big Ten spring teleconference with the media on Wednesday. Here are some notes and updates from those teams: IOWA After six practices, the ...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  11. Playing 'What If' on the B1G bowl lineup

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    By now you should be quite familiar with the Big Ten's bowl lineup and have an understanding of just how challenging some of the games appear. The question we're tackling today is, what if? What if 12-0 Ohio State and 8-4 Penn State weren't on pro...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  12. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 11

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    Lessons learned from Week 11 in the Big Ten: 1. A Wisconsin-Nebraska title game looks very likely: Wisconsin and Nebraska opened the Big Ten season under the lights in Lincoln on Sept. 29. The Badgers and Huskers probably will close out the confer...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  13. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 9

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    Lessons learned from Week 9 in the Big Ten: 1. The Big Ten is the league of second chances: Nebraska's season seemed headed down the tubes after it allowed 63 points to Ohio State on Oct. 6 in Columbus. The Huskers also were on life support down 1...

    Blog | October 28, 2012
  14. Big Ten Monday personnel roundup

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    Here's the latest check of personnel nuggets from around the Big Ten: NEBRASKA Nebraska senior running back Rex Burkhead is day-to-day for the Michigan game after aggravating his left knee injury for the second time in three weeks Saturday at N...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  15. Take Two: The battle of Illinois

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten bloggers Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett will occasionally give their takes on a burning question facing the league. We'll both have strong opinions, but not necessarily the same view. We'll let you decide which blogger is right. Illinoi...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  16. Your comments: Most hated B1G coach

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    As part of ESPN.com's Hate Week, we asked you on Tuesday to vote for the most hated coach of all time in the Big Ten. Now to wrap up Hate Week -- and we promise it's only going to be love from now on in this space (ahem) -- here are some of your c...

    Blog | May 25, 2012