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  1. Bowl games have special meaning to Group of 5 programs

    Adam Rittenberg

    While the playoff might dominate the postseason headlines, for Group of 5 programs, bowl games mean a little something extra

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2014
  2. An oral history of the College Football Playoff

    Adam Rittenberg

    The story of how college football transitioned from the BCS to a playoff, as told by the conference commissioners and athletic directors who were directly involved in the decision-making process.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2014
  3. Jim Delany on playoff-bound OSU, bowls

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany knew Ohio State made "one heck of a closing argument" in Saturday night's league championship game against Wisconsin. But he didn't know if the Buckeyes had done enough late in the season to merit a spot in the inau...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  4. Big Ten might have bowl-eligible team miss out of postseason

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten could have a bowl-eligible team miss out on the postseason and has informed its schools of the possibility.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2014
  5. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 13

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's the penultimate version of the bowl projections, and we have some news at the top. Sorry, Buckeyes fans, we're not projecting the Scarlet and Gray to the College Football Playoff -- not yet, at least. As we did for a portion of the season, we...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  6. Is the College Football Playoff committee forcing programs to ret...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The College Football Playoff committee's rankings show that schedule strength matters now, so programs now have to decide if this forces them to rethink how they schedule in the future.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2014
  7. Oregon smooths playoff path by solving Stanford

    Adam Rittenberg

    EUGENE, Ore. -- Mark Helfrich made the self-diagnosis moments after being cured. Oregon had been stricken with an "Oregon problem," not a Stanford problem, the past two seasons. The Ducks' lameness in those two losses, coaches and players conclude...

    Blog | November 02, 2014
  8. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 9

    Adam Rittenberg

    Tuesday nights have become rather significant in college football with the release of the playoff selection committee's rankings. As a result, bowl projections also move to Tuesdays and will be released immediately after the committee's rundown. L...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  9. Notre Dame Fighting Irish can get right back in the College Footb...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Notre Dame joined a growing and impressive club of one-loss teams that all harbor playoff hopes. Much like Oregon, TCU, Georgia, Alabama and Michigan State before them, the Fighting Irish must rise to the challenge and keep their hopes of contention on course.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2014
  10. Todd Gurley suspension muddles Heisman Trophy race

    Adam Rittenberg

    The College Football Playoff picture became much cloudier after Week 6. Four days later, the Heisman Trophy race is suddenly wide-open. Nothing had stopped Todd Gurley this season. The Georgia running back either ran past or through anyone in his ...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  11. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 3

    Adam Rittenberg

    The major development in this week's bowl projections isn't that the Big Ten suddenly looks poised for a breakthrough postseason. If anything, things went from bad to worse for the league in Week 3 with a 3-6 record in nonconference games. So what...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  12. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 2

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten reporting crew thought about scrapping this entirely after a week in which few teams in this conference looked worthy of a postseason trip. An uninspiring day of MAC-tion and near misses slipped into a night of three double-digit losses i...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  13. Delany 'disappointed,' still sees playoff path

    Adam Rittenberg

    Jim Delany feels your pain. "I'm the No. 1 fan of the Big Ten so I look at it more like a fan looks at it," the league commissioner told ESPN.com on Sunday. "I don't get over it immediately. I give myself a day to think about it. "But I have to...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  14. Jim Delany disappointed in Big Ten's showing Saturday

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany expressed disappointment in the league's results Saturday but doesn't think the door is closed for a Big Ten team to reach the inaugural College Football Playoff.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Fast start would mean sunny days for B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    Few would describe Jim Delany as Mr. Sunshine, but the Big Ten commissioner spread some of it as a new season dawns and, with it, the playoff era in college football. "It's what I would describe as a fresh start," Delany told ESPN.com on Monday mo...

    Blog | August 25, 2014