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  1. Wisconsin leads B1G Super Bowl group

    Adam Rittenberg

    In 2011, Russell Wilson and Montee Ball formed one of the most explosive offensive backfields in Big Ten history and led Wisconsin to a league title and a Rose Bowl appearance. Somehow, that Badgers team managed to lose three games. Wilson and Bal...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  2. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    You have questions, I have answers. J.C. from Seattle writes: Adam, in your opinion, did Bret Bielema hit the panic button a little too early, firing a coach after just two games into the season? What happens if Wisconsin doesn't improve? Are more...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  3. Instant analysis: Northwestern 23, Vanderbilt 13

    Adam Rittenberg

    Some quick notes and nuggets after Northwestern rallied to defeat Vanderbilt 23-13 on Saturday night at rainy Ryan Field ... It was over when: Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter reversed field on third-and-long and raced in for a 29-yard touchdo...

    Blog | September 08, 2012
  4. Ranking B1G nonleague games: Nos. 20-11

    Adam Rittenberg

    After a brief hiatus, the countdown of the Big Ten's most compelling nonconference games makes its (somewhat) triumphant return. We're not at the top 10 quite yet, but we're getting there. In case you missed them, check out Nos. 48-35 and Nos. 34-...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  5. Five B1G returners on Jet award watch list

    Adam Rittenberg

    My apologies for posting this late, but five Big Ten returners are on the preseason watch list for the Johnny "The Jet" Rodgers Return Specialist Award. The award, named after former Nebraska star Johnny Rodgers, is in its second year and will be pas...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  6. Wilson-Ball tandem reaches historic heights

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- The game ended one debate and added intrigue to another. Wisconsin's 45-7 dissection of Penn State left no doubt as to which is the best team in the Leaders division. After falling behind early, the Badgers outclassed the Nittany ...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  7. Wisconsin defense vows to get better

    Adam Rittenberg

    This week, Wisconsin defensive tackle Patrick Butrym is putting his own spin on an old coaching cliche. You know, the one that talks about what happens to teams between the first and second games. "We want to be the most improved defense in the...

    Blog | September 07, 2011
  8. Yards to Glory: Rodgers' superb returns

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Yards to Glory series today moves on to touchdowns scored between the 80-yard line and 61-yard line. There's a heavy dose of Nebraska in today's capsules, with a bit of Indiana and Michigan sprinkled in (sorry, Wolverines fans, you won't like it)...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  9. Personnel notes from around Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    Welcome to National Depth Chart Day. No day on the college football calendar inspires more curiosity about depth charts than the Monday before the season, when most teams release their Week 1 two-deeps. (And then there's Purdue, which didn't inclu...

    Blog | August 30, 2010
  10. Practice nuggets from Indiana, Ohio State

    Adam Rittenberg

    I won't be making it out to many preseason practices this year. Fortunately, the Big Ten Network is giving all of us a peek at every Big Ten squad during its Football Preview Tour. My pal Dave Revsine and analysts Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith ar...

    Blog | August 18, 2010
  11. Opening camp: Indiana

    Adam Rittenberg

    Schedule: Coach Bill Lynch and the Hoosiers open practice today at 4 p.m. ET. What's new: The defense has a new look in terms of both personnel and alignment. Indiana is switching to the 3-4 set this year as it tries to spark a unit that has strug...

    Blog | August 06, 2010
  12. The Revolving Door: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    Eighth in a series examining key players departing, staying and arriving at Big Ten schools. Going ... Arrelious Benn, WR: He never reached the heights many thought he would after winning Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors in 2007, but Benn s...

    Blog | June 15, 2010
  13. Big Ten and Nebraska make a great match

    Adam Rittenberg

    It will take some time to get used to the Big Red in the Big Ten. College football is built on tradition and long-term associations, and Nebraska always has been linked to Colorado, Oklahoma and others from the former Big 8. It'll feel odd to see ...

    Blog | June 11, 2010
  14. The Revolving Door: Indiana

    Adam Rittenberg

    Third in a series examining key players departing, staying and arriving at Big Ten schools. Going ... Rodger Saffold, LT: He didn't get a ton of pub during his college career, but Saffold showed everyone what they missed during predraft workou...

    Blog | May 24, 2010
  15. Indiana spring wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    Indiana 2009 overall record: 4-8 2009 conference record: 1-7 (T-10th) Returning starters Offense: 8, defense: 4, kicker/punter: 2 Top returners QB Ben Chappell, WR Tandon Doss, WR Damarlo Belcher, RT James Brewer, RB Darius Willis, ...

    Blog | May 05, 2010
  16. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Six spring games on tap Saturday, and then another college football Sahara begins. Ugh. Not sure I believe this, but Notre Dame isn't in the Big Ten's expansion mix, Mark Blaudschun writes in The Boston Globe. All eyes will be on the quarterbac...

    Blog | April 23, 2010