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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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