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  1. Venric Mark's transfer stunner for Wildcats

    Adam Rittenberg

    After a season of bad breaks (and often bad play) and a spring under national scrutiny, Northwestern hoped its toughest days were in the past. But Wednesday proved to be a very tough day for the program, as standout running back Venric Mark announ...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  2. Venric Mark of Northwestern set to transfer

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern running back Venric Mark, who had been suspended for the first two games this season, announced Wednesday that he's transferring from the school.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2014
  3. Bovada sets B1G stats over-unders, odds

    Adam Rittenberg

    Do you think Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon will match or eclipse last season's rushing total of 1,609 yards? Is Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller capable of another 36-touchdown season? Have a good feeling about the Big Ten's rushing or...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  4. Preseason position preview: RBs

    Adam Rittenberg

    Running back typically is among the Big Ten's strongest position groups, and it should be once again in 2014. The league returns two preseason Heisman Trophy candidates in Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon and Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, as well as several ot...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Big Ten RBs, DL dot All-America teams

    Adam Rittenberg

    If the preseason All-America teams are any indication, the Big Ten will have a very good year in the offensive backfield -- both carrying the ball out of it and penetrating it. Running back and defensive line appear to be the league's two stronges...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  7. Purdue's Howard the next big thing

    Adam Rittenberg

    The ball is snapped and Ra'Zahn Howard explodes, big-footing across the line of scrimmage to maul running back Akeem Hunt, jarring the ball free. About an hour later, as Purdue's workout ends with team sprints, a huffing and puffing Howard is the las...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  8. Iowa seeks freshness at running back

    Adam Rittenberg

    Two years ago, Iowa had a simple goal with its running backs: just get somebody on the field. An unusual stretch of misfortune -- handed down by AIRBHG or some other dastardly entity -- had crippled Iowa's once-formidable running back room. So whe...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  9. USC transfer could land in Big Ten, at ND

    Adam Rittenberg

    In 2013, running back Ty Isaac was among a group of ESPN 300 prospects from Big Ten country who ended up signing with schools far, far away. While Isaac went to USC, fellow Illinois native Laquon Treadwell signed with Ole Miss and Indiana native Elij...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  10. Best offensive triple threats: East Division

    Adam Rittenberg

    The best offenses can threaten defenses at the quarterback, running back and wide receiver positions. Brian Bennett on Tuesday examined the triple-threat combinations from the Big Ten's new West Division. Now let's turn our attention to the East D...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  11. Michigan's Green shapes up for Year 2

    Adam Rittenberg

    Derrick Green's quest to do bigger things on the field for Michigan required the running back to get smaller away from the gridiron. Even during spring break. Green showed up for spring football in late February at 227 pounds, a vast improvemen...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  12. RB Mark among Wildcats out for spring

    Adam Rittenberg

    Venric Mark's ankle injury was serious enough to sideline him for the final six-plus games in 2013 -- and earn him a chance to return this fall. The injury also will keep Northwestern's star running back/returner sidelined for the spring. Mark ...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  13. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Congrats to Penn State students, who raised more than $13 million for pediatric cancer research at the school's annual THON event. Here are the details of Jerry Kill's restructured contract at Minnesota. Kill is excited to get running back Berkle...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  14. Langford, Spartans focused on finishing

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOS ANGELES -- Michigan State running back Jeremy Langford knows the look. So do the Spartans' offensive linemen. They've seen the glaze wash over the faces of opposing defenders late in games throughout the Big Ten season. It's their cue to strik...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  15. Spartans took similar path to Rose in 1987

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOS ANGELES -- As Lorenzo White watched the confetti fall at Lucas Oil Stadium and Michigan State raise the Big Ten championship trophy Dec. 7, one thought came to mind. "It's been a long time coming," he said. White starred at running back for...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  16. Running back Melvin Gordon will pass up NFL draft, return to Wisc...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon will return for his redshirt junior season in 2014, he announced Friday.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2013