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  1. B1G media day preview: Northwestern

    Adam Rittenberg

    SEC media days finally have wrapped up, and several other leagues will be on the stage next week. The Big Ten holds its media festivities July 28-29 in Chicago, and we're running through three questions facing each Big Ten team and the potential answ...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  2. B1G coaches open to sharing ideas

    Adam Rittenberg

    Coaches are hired and fired based mainly on their ability to beat one another, but most are surprisingly open about sharing ideas in the offseason. I explore the brainstorming sessions today in a piece that features several Big Ten head coaches an...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  3. Big Ten Tuesday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    You ask, I attempt to answer. I ask, you follow us on Twitter. Deal? Good. To the inbox ... Lance from Greensboro, N.C., writes: Your answer to Rajiv highlights the problems with the so-called "playoff". If all five power conference champions r...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  4. Patience pays off for transfers Prater, Arnett

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wide receivers Kyle Prater and DeAnthony Arnett never expected to run routes like these. Both players emerged from high school as top-60 recruits. Prater was the No. 9 wideout in the 2010 class according to ESPN Recruiting Nation; Arnett was the N...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  5. B1G exits spring with lot of work ahead

    Adam Rittenberg

    If Ron Burgundy coached college football -- the San Diego Border Terriers, perhaps? -- he would only need to learn two lines to survive spring practice. 1. "I like my team." 2. "I'm glad we don't have a game tomorrow." College coaches have r...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  6. What to know: Northwestern union vote

    Adam Rittenberg

    The next 24 hours are pivotal and historic in college sports. Right now, the NCAA's Division I Board of Directors are meeting in Indianapolis, where they're expected to approve a proposal granting autonomy to the major revenue-generating conferences....

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  7. Wildcats focus on firming up midsection

    Adam Rittenberg

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Defense wasn't the reason Northwestern went 5-7 in 2013. Sure, the unit was on the field for the play that encapsulated a hard-luck season: a Hail Mary touchdown pass as time expired that gave Nebraska a 27-24 victory and set off...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  8. Wildcats offense aims to make waves again

    Adam Rittenberg

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Two years ago, the Big Ten blog ranked Northwestern's wide receivers and tight ends as the league's best. The Wildcats proceeded to finish 106th and 69th in passing the next two seasons. Whoops. Our prediction clearly missed t...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  9. Big Ten spring notebook: West Division

    Adam Rittenberg

    The head coaches from the new Big Ten West Division, along with a player from each team, addressed reporters today on a teleconference. The East Division coaches and players will follow Thursday. To the notebook: WISCONSIN Coach Gary Anders...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  10. Wildcats' Siemian on union opposition

    Adam Rittenberg

    There are different opinions inside Northwestern's locker room on whether to form a union, but team leaders continue to speak out against unionization. Senior quarterback Trevor Siemian went into greater detail Wednesday on why he opposes the form...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  11. Fitzgerald breaks silence on union debate

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald is finally speaking up about the Wildcats' potential player union. So are several senior leaders. Their message: a union is not the answer. As Northwestern's April 25 union vote approaches, the debate within th...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  12. Pat Fitzgerald urges Northwestern Wildcats players to vote agains...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald is finally talking to his team about the unionization push and outlining why players should vote against forming a union later this month.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2014
  13. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten fans: Please consider a donation to help former Northwestern player Nathan Shanks, an Illinois state trooper involved in a major auto accident while on duty earlier this month. Shanks suffered severe burns and several fractured bones and has ...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  14. Wildcats' Vitale not trying to be Superman

    Adam Rittenberg

    That Dan Vitale bears a slight resemblance to Superman -- you be the judge -- and plays the superback position for Northwestern suggests he possesses hidden heroic qualities. There's no doubt Vitale is a multitalented individual. The junior can ca...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  15. Kain Colter supports teammates at pro day

    Adam Rittenberg

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Kain Colter wore a neon yellow and blue jacket given to NFL combine participants and black Northwestern sweatpants, an outfit pointing to both his future and his past. Colter's much-publicized push to unionize Northwestern footba...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  16. B1G spring position breakdown: OL

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the big uglies. Illinois: This is another group that appears to be in significantly better shape now than at the start of coach Tim Beckman's tenure...

    Blog | February 28, 2014