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  1. B1G coaches push recruiting changes

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Nebraska Cornhuskers coach Bo Pelini caused a stir last month when he brought up the idea of eliminating national signing day altogether. Several coaches in the Big 12 and Pac-12 told ESPN.com last week that they liked Pelini's proposal...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  2. Maryland needs quick strike against PSU

    Adam Rittenberg

    Maryland becomes an official Big Ten member Tuesday. It marks a new chapter in Terrapins history, and a chance to build rivalries. One new/old rivalry already exists for Maryland, at least on the recruiting trail. For that, Terrapins can thank the...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  3. Will Iowa's 'Moneyball' recruiting pay off?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Anyone who follows Iowa football, even casually, knows the Hawkeyes are a developmental program -- and damn proud of it. They've repeatedly taken the overlooked and underappreciated and made them into excellent college players, and NFL draft picks. ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  4. Bo Pelini of Nebraska Cornhuskers suggests ending national signin...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Nebraska coach Bo Pelini has a solution to slow down the recruiting process: eliminate national signing day altogether and put greater accountability behind scholarship offers.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
  5. SEC's hilarious attempt to stop Franklin

    Adam Rittenberg

    The SEC football coaches, proud purveyors of oversigning and other honorable recruiting practices, have banded together in the name of integrity. Take a bow, (good ol') boys. You deserve it. Apparently the SEC coaches aren't too pleased with a pla...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  6. Michigan can be patient with 2015 class

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State's blistering start to 2015 recruiting under new coach James Franklin has a familiar feel for Michigan fans. In recent years Michigan has been the Big Ten school to get a jump on the upcoming class, racking up verbal commitments well bef...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  7. Recruiting rewind: B1G's top NFL prospects

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2014 NFL draft is just hours away, and unlike last year, the first night should be a lot better for the Big Ten. As Michigan's Taylor Lewan and most likely several other Big Ten players walk across the stage tonight, I thought it would be inte...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Big Ten's lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Spring, is that you at last? Feel free to stick around a while. The Eric LeGrand commencement speech issue at Rutgers has been resolved, but the school's leadership issues are not. Penn State's recruiting machine keeps on rolling, but that's no...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  10. Big Ten recruiting scorecard

    Adam Rittenberg

    The calendar now reads May (happy Cinco de Mayo to you, too) and it's a good time to check the recruiting scorecard for the 2015 class. Thirteen of the Big Ten's 14 squads are on the board -- Minnesota is still waiting for its first verbal pledge -- ...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  11. Examining the Big Ten's recruiting costs

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten is rich and getting richer in the coming years. So how is the investment translating with football programs? Not surprisingly, recruiting expenses are on the rise throughout the league. The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette's Scott Dochterman rec...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  12. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wishing you a great spring weekend (right, Mother Nature?). Join the Twitter train. Sup? Kevin from Pittsburgh writes: This might sound like a weird question but do you think Penn State's recruiting success this offseason will have any impact o...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  13. Prospect: B1G must recruit harder, like SEC

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten's 11-season national championship drought, coinciding with the SEC's ascent to the top of college football, has placed the spotlight on recruiting in both leagues. SEC fans point to crystal footballs, surging population and dominance i...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  14. Big Ten Tuesday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's tax day and you owe me some emails. No refunds granted here, unless you follow us on Twitter. To the inbox ... Brutus from The Ninth Circle writes: What's your take on where B1G recruiting stands at the moment, and where do you think it wi...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  15. Lions coaches seek versatility this spring

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- There are several ways to combat the unique depth challenges Penn State faces with its reduced roster. 1. Upgrade recruiting: If Penn State brings in more players who can make significant contributions early in their careers,...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  16. PSU staff brings 'SEC mentality' to practice

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- You've likely heard about SEC-style recruiting in the Big Ten, first with Urban Meyer at Ohio State and now with James Franklin at Penn State. Franklin appears to bringing a taste of his former league to the practice field at...

    Blog | April 02, 2014