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  1. State of the program: Northwestern Wildcats

    Adam Rittenberg

    As spring practice approaches, we're taking a snapshot of the state of each Big Ten program. We're evaluating recent performance, won-loss trends, coaching, current personnel and future personnel. Up next: the Northwestern Wildcats 2014 record:...

    Blog | February 17, 2015
  2. Coaching changes recap: B1G East Division

    Adam Rittenberg

    The college coaching carousel isn't done spinning. It isn't even slowing down. There has been an unprecedented number of coaching moves after national signing day, including some in the Big Ten. Ohio State lost running backs coach Stan Drayton to ...

    Blog | February 16, 2015
  3. Recruiting Q&A: Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald

    Adam Rittenberg

    No drama. Pat Fitzgerald wants as little of it as possible on national signing day. Northwestern's recent recruiting cycles follow a familiar pattern: the Wildcats load up early on commitments, pick up a few more later in the process and have few, if...

    Blog | February 04, 2015
  4. Jerian Grant, Irish have ingredients for special run

    Adam Rittenberg

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The statement home wins against ranked opponents aren't new to Notre Dame. Neither are the take-control seniors or the big comebacks. It's the combination of qualities that could propel the Fighting Irish to unchartered ground ...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
  5. Season report card: Northwestern

    Adam Rittenberg

    Coaches grade players and we grade the players and coaches. The Big Ten postseason report card series marches on with the Northwestern Wildcats. Offense: D-minus The emergence of freshman running back Justin Jackson (1,187 rush yards, 10 touchd...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
  6. Offseason to-do list: Northwestern

    Adam Rittenberg

    Sadly, it's the offseason, and we're examining three items each Big Ten team must address before the 2015 season kicks off in September. Up next is Northwestern, which enters a critical offsason after two years without making a bowl game. 1. Devel...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  7. Penn State, Pitt coaches stir rivalry on Twitter

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State and Pittsburgh haven't played since the 2000 season, cooling off a spicy in-state rivalry. Thanks to the (relatively) new coaching staff, namely Penn State assistant Herb Hand -- he of "Chopped" fame -- things are getting stirred up aga...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  8. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Happy Monday to all, especially those in New England and Seattle. Two Big Ten quarterbacks matching up in Super Bowl XLIX. Good times. 1. Many Penn Staters celebrated Friday as Joe Paterno's wins total was restored to 409 -- most in college footba...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  9. Can other B1G teams join Buckeyes in title chase?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Minnesota coach Jerry Kill smiled one of those you-gotta-be-kidding-me smiles. It was the morning after Ohio State had reclaimed college football's throne, winning its first national title -- and the Big Ten's first -- since the 2002 season. Urban...

    Blog | January 14, 2015
  10. B1G coaches inspired by Buckeyes' title

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- When Minnesota's Jerry Kill, Maryland's Randy Edsall, Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald and Purdue's Darrell Hazell exited the head coaches' convention meeting Tuesday morning, they didn't spell out O-H-I-O. But all four Big Ten coa...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  11. B1G keeps pace with coach investments

    Adam Rittenberg

    When the coaching carousel stops and all the moves and non-moves are assessed, Penn State's retention of defensive coordinator Bob Shoop could be overlooked. There have been bigger moves nationally and in the Big Ten, none more so than Michigan's ...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  12. Can B1G be a coaching destination again?

    Adam Rittenberg

    The motion W on Paul Chryst's hat and sweatshirt next fall won't stand for wandering eye. For that, Wisconsin fans can breath a sigh of relief. It's humbling for a fan base to see a coach voluntarily leave its program. It's especially humbling to ...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  13. Gophers slow-playing their way to success

    Adam Rittenberg

    College football has become fast food. More teams are ingesting as much as possible, as quickly as possible, and putting bloated numbers on the scoreboard. Games like last Saturday's captivating track meet between Baylor and TCU -- it featured 1,2...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  14. Reassessing the B1G after six weeks

    Adam Rittenberg

    If you spent Sunday looking at your spouse, your kids or your dog with raised eyebrows, you're not alone. Blame college football. After weeks like this past one, everyone is reassessing everything. That's what happens when five of the top eight te...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  15. Slumping Wildcats need fiery Fitzgerald

    Adam Rittenberg

    Last month, I drove up to Kenosha, Wisconsin, to attend one of Northwestern's off-site practices at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. I learned absolutely nothing. It was the same day the Big Ten Network's bus tour visited the Wildcats. Barely...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  16. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 1

    Adam Rittenberg

    Five lessons from the opening week of Big Ten play. 1. Familiar issues preventing Wisconsin from next step: The Badgers had a wonderful chance to springboard themselves into the playoff conversation, as they had a young LSU team down 24-7 in the t...

    Blog | August 31, 2014