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  1. B1G coaches see playoff as equalizer

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- The preseason primping in college football is over. The beauty contest has been canceled. If the playoff selection committee does its job, nothing that is said, written or ranked between now and early October will matter. And that's a v...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  2. The most quotable B1G coaches, players

    Adam Rittenberg

    You've probably figured out that Big Ten media days are coming, as we've been previewing them extensively. As a reminder, we will be taking Twitter questions for all 12 coaches as well as the following players: Nate Sudfeld, C.J. Brown, Frank Clark, ...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Preseason position preview: Offensive line

    Adam Rittenberg

    Certain position groups define certain leagues, and in the Big Ten, offensive line always will be one of those groups. The big uglies are typically a beautiful sight for many Big Ten fan bases, so we figured we would kick off our preseason position p...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  5. Potential 2014 Big Ten villains

    Adam Rittenberg

    Maryland and Rutgers fans might have the wrong idea about their new Big Ten brethren. For the most part, Midwesterners are excessively nice and hospitable. Coastal arrogance or aloofness has no place in the heartland, and the only frostiness in th...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  6. On OSU, entitlement and the B1G race

    Adam Rittenberg

    Let's get this out of the way first. I don't begrudge anyone for listing Ohio State as the 2014 Big Ten favorite. The Buckeyes are 16-0 in regular-season Big Ten games under coach Urban Meyer, and 24-0 in the regular season overall the past two se...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  7. Big Ten Tuesday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's been a little while. Let's check that mail. Follow us here. Jack from Champaign, Illinois writes: The Illini recently have been getting commitments from some good offense prospects. However, it's hard not to notice the fact that the number...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  8. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Third and final mailblog of the week. Thanks for your participation. I'm off next week, so direct your questions to this guy. I'll be back with you after the Fourth. Have a great weekend. Patrick from Alexandria, Virginia, writes: It's been dis...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  9. MSU's Narduzzi: Scheme sets us apart

    Adam Rittenberg

    These days, you always hear about the offensive innovation in college football. There are more snaps taken, more yards gained, more points scored and more creativity from the men calling the plays. But there's plenty of defensive innovation, too, ...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Big Ten Tuesday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Questions, answers and Twitter. What could possibly be better on a Tuesday in June? Let's begin ... Virgel from Valdosta, Ga., writes: Adam, do you think that if this season ends the Tim Beckman era at Illinois, they would go after a high-profi...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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