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  1. Three B1G players up for national awards

    Adam Rittenberg

    One Big Ten offensive star is a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award, given to the college player of the year, while two Big Ten defenders are among the semifinalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award, which goes to the nation's most outstanding defender. ...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  2. Big Ten chat: today at 4 p.m. ET

    Adam Rittenberg

    You don't have to wait until Thursday to talk Big Ten football with yours truly. Consider yourself lucky. My chat moves up a day and will take place this afternoon at 4 p.m. ET. Have thoughts on Week 9? The stretch run? Player-of-the-year races? H...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  3. Writers pick Shazier as B1G's top defender

    Adam Rittenberg

    After a breakout sophomore season, Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier is pegged for even better things this fall. Shazier is the overwhelming choice for Big Ten preseason defensive player of the year, according to a poll of media members, includin...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  4. Illini's Lewis completes amazing comeback

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten hands out awards for practically everything at the end of the regular season, but the league lacks a comeback player of the year honor. If it did, Illinois' Corey Lewis would be the obvious choice. Most probably didn't notice Lewis ...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  5. Big Ten chat: today at noon ET

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's that time again, folks. Join me today at noon ET to discuss all things Big Ten football. Have an issue with my defensive player of the year post? Tell me about it. Want to talk postseason proposals? This is your place. Interested in discussing t...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  6. Plenty of intrigue in Big Ten DPOY race

    Adam Rittenberg

    We asked you Monday to weigh in on the Big Ten offensive player of the year race: specifically, which player had the best chance to challenge the 2011 winner, Wisconsin RB Montee Ball. As of noon ET today, it's a close race between Michigan QB Denard...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  7. Poll: Who will challenge Ball for OPOY?

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten has had some odd choices for preseason offensive player of the year -- Terrelle Pryor in 2009 -- but this year's pick should be obvious. Wisconsin running back Montee Ball won the award after the 2011 season, and he's back in Madison for ...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  8. Montee Ball of Wisconsin Badgers returning for senior season

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wisconsin running back Montee Ball has decided to remain in school for his senior season rather than bolting for the NFL draft.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2012
  9. 2011 All-Big Ten teams, individual awards

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten announced its 2011 all-conference teams and individual awards Monday night. The winners for Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year and Coach of the Year will be announced Wednesday. Here are th...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  10. Still the one: Lions star needs huge game

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2011 Big Ten Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year won't be announced until Nov. 30, but it's a pretty good bet both award winners will be on the field Saturday in Madison. Wisconsin boasts the two front-runners for the offensive award in...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  11. Big Ten leads in Lott Trophy candidates

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten boasts six of the 20 quarterfinalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, the most of any conference. The Lott Trophy is awarded to the nation's defensive player of the year who reflects the following values: integrity, maturity, performance, aca...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  12. Big Ten did you know? Week 1

    Adam Rittenberg

    Some notes and nuggets from around the Big Ten to make you smarter as you head out to the games this weekend. If Michigan QB Denard Robinson earns Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honors this fall, he would become just the second player to do...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  13. Poll: 2011 Big Ten offensive player of year

    Adam Rittenberg

    We round out the day of polling with a look at the Big Ten's offensive player of the year race. For the second consecutive year, the Big Ten returns its reigning offensive POY. Wisconsin running back John Clay wasn't able to repeat as the winner a...

    Blog | May 12, 2011
  14. Poll: 2011 Big Ten Defensive Player of Year

    Adam Rittenberg

    Now we get to the good stuff: Player of the Year polls. In mid-May. Gotta love it. The race for Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year isn't easy to forecast. The league loses most of its elite defenders, including five linemen selected in the first...

    Blog | May 12, 2011
  15. Notes from Schembechler Hall

    Adam Rittenberg

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- It has been a productive day here on Michigan's campus as I visited with new Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke, coordinators Greg Mattison (defense) and Al Borges (offense), Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Denard Robinson and ...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  16. Who will be Big Ten's next premier DT?

    Adam Rittenberg

    In 2009, Penn State's Jared Odrick impressed Big Ten coaches enough to earn their defensive player of the year award. Last season, Illinois' Corey Liuget blossomed into a force on the interior line, finishing seventh in the league in tackles for l...

    Blog | March 22, 2011