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  1.'s Big Ten Players of the Week

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Let's see how many picks the Big Ten and I can agree upon. OFFENSE -- Minnesota WR Eric Decker Decker is the entire Golden Gophers offense right now, and he showed why Saturday against Cal. He made an inc...

    Blog | September 20, 2009
  2. Big Ten helmet stickers: Week 3

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg A lot of good candidates this week, and several very tough calls. The toughest had to be Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka, who completed 35 of 42 passes for 390 yards and three scores. But his fourth-quarter...

    Blog | September 19, 2009
  3. Minnesota's Decker refuses to be denied

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg MINNEAPOLIS -- There are more famous wide receivers in college football than Minnesota's Eric Decker. There are faster ones and flashier ones. But after Saturday's game against Cal, it'd be hard to believe t...

    Blog | September 19, 2009
  4. Cal finally gives it away

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg MINNEAPOLIS -- After going two and a half games without a turnover, Cal finally gave one away. And while no turnovers are easy to watch, Cal's first giveaway had to be especially frustrating for head coach J...

    Blog | September 19, 2009
  5. Ranking the Big Ten: Eric Decker, No. 3

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Ranking the Big Ten's top 30 players ... No. 3 Eric Decker, WR, Minnesota, Sr., 6-2, 215 Decker Why he's here -- There might not be a more reliable college receiv...

    Blog | June 03, 2009
  6. More on traumatic losses in the Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Good responses so far on recent traumatic losses for Big Ten teams, so kudos to you guys. It's not a big surprise, since often these kinds of losses stick with fans more than the coaches or players. A couple of u...

    Blog | July 17, 2008
  7. Fighting the hangover loss

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg I was checking out the recent mailbags from's Stewart Mandel and saw several items about traumatic losses -- the type of games that seem to linger not just for a day or a month, but potentially years. The d...

    Blog | July 16, 2008
  8. Penn State announces six assistant hires

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State made it official Thursday and announced the hires of six assistant coaches on Bill O'Brien's staff. All of these names have been previously reported, but here they are again: Larry Johnson, defensive line Ron Vanderlinden, linebac...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  9. O'Brien retains Ron Vanderlinden at PSU

    Adam Rittenberg

    New Penn State coach Bill O'Brien is keeping two defensive assistants from the previous staff. O'Brien, who announced Saturday he's retaining defensive line coach Larry Johnson, also will keep linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden, Penn State players...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  10. Five Big Ten players on Walter Camp list

    Adam Rittenberg

    The preseason award watch lists wrap up today with the Walter Camp Award, given annually to the nation's top football player. Past Big Ten winners include Ohio State QB Troy Smith (2006), Penn State RB Larry Johnson (2002), Wisconsin RB Ron Dayne (19...

    Blog | July 18, 2011
  11. Illini to hire Cincinnati's Gilmore as D-line coach

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg After failing to land Penn State recruiting whiz Larry Johnson, Illinois head coach Ron Zook has found another top assistant for his defensive line vacancy. As my colleague Brian Bennett reported, Zook w...

    Blog | January 20, 2009
  12. Big Ten lunch links: Zook courts FSU's Trickett

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Expect the links to have more of a recruiting flavor as we inch closer to National Signing Day. In addition to courting Penn State D-line coach Larry Johnson, Illinois head coach Ron Zook also hopes to...

    Blog | January 13, 2009
  13. Illinois offers Johnson big money to join staff

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Penn State defensive line coach Larry Johnson met with Illinois officials this weekend and reportedly received a very generous offer to join Ron Zook's staff. Illinois would pay Johnson around $400,0...

    Blog | January 12, 2009