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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Pumping brakes on UW's preseason hype

    Adam Rittenberg

    Melvin Gordon passed up the NFL draft, where he likely would have been the first running back selected, in order to lead Wisconsin to the first College Football Playoff. It's an admirable pursuit and one that endears Gordon to Badgers fans even mo...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  4. Creating the ideal B1G schedule model

    Adam Rittenberg

    Scheduling is a hot topic around college football these days as the major conferences hold their spring meetings and plan for a future that finally includes a playoff system. Whether it's number of conference games, how often to play other major-conf...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Poll: Big Ten's third playoff candidate

    Adam Rittenberg

    The playoff era is here in college football, so feel free to do somersaults and backflips (no lawsuits if you get hurt). We're previewing the playoff and its top contenders today, and if you'd like to chat with Mark Schlabach, Brett McMurphy and Brad...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  7. Schedule challenges remain for B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The SEC and ACC think eight is great, but the Big Ten has no plans to go back on its move to nine league games beginning in the 2016 season. The Big Ten isn't ignoring the upcoming college football playoff and the potential paths...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  8. UW's Alvarez talks playoff procedures

    Adam Rittenberg

    All the chatter about SEC schedule models and stolen crab legs overshadowed some important news about the upcoming College Football Playoff, especially how the selection committee will pick the top four teams. Colleague Brett McMurphy has a helpful p...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  9. Is Wisconsin B1G's only Playoff sleeper?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Colleague Travis Haney recently compiled a list of sleeper teams to make the initial College Football Playoff, selecting one from each major league. Wisconsin got the nod as the Big Ten's sleeper, as Haney noted Wisconsin's consistency on both sides ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  10. Breaking down the B1G player rankings

    Adam Rittenberg

    Our postseason Top 25 player countdown concluded earlier today with a familiar name -- Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller -- at the top. What did you think of the rundown? Let us know here and here. Let's dive into the rankings ... BY TEAM ...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  11. Big Ten postseason player rankings: No. 6

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're in the home stretch, folks. The postseason player countdown has reached its final two days (and six names). As a reminder, these rankings are based solely on performance during the 2013 season, not on future NFL potential. Up next is a player w...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  12. Big Ten postseason player rankings: No. 12

    Adam Rittenberg

    By the end of the day, the Big Ten player rankings countdown will have reached the Top 10. As a reminder, these rankings are based solely on performance during the 2013 season, not on future potential. The next man up shared the spotlight for much of...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  13. Big Ten postseason player rankings: No. 18

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten postseason player rankings are based solely on performance during the previous year, not on future potential. The next man up always had the potential to be great, and he finally put it together last fall. Defensive tackle has recently...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  14. Big Ten postseason player rankings: No. 24

    Adam Rittenberg

    You're probably still celebrating the return of the postseason player rankings. Well, you'll get a second helping today (and the rest of the week). As a reminder, these rankings are based solely on performance during the 2013 season. Up next is a ...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  15. Looking ahead to 2014 in the Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    We have officially turned the page toward the 2014 season, which is only 232 days away (ugh). It will be a historic year in college football with the playoff's arrival, and in the Big Ten, which expands to 14 teams with Maryland and Rutgers joining t...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  16. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Can you taste the turkey yet? Zach Meisel looks back at Ohio State's turnaround since reaching a low point two years ago in Ann Arbor. Urban Meyer gears up for a "brutal" two weeks. Penn State coach Bill O'Brien wants to see the playoff expand ...

    Blog | November 26, 2013