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  1. Best case/worst case: Michigan State

    Adam Rittenberg

    Our best- and worst-case series continues its school-by-school journey through the Big Ten. Remember, these are not predictions. They outline potential peaks and valleys and give us an opportunity, before we get down to the business of the season,...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  2. Poll: B1G's top post-spring position group

    Adam Rittenberg

    Last week, Brian Bennett explained why he believes Ohio State's defensive line is the Big Ten's top position group coming out of spring practice. The Buckeyes return an excellent mix of depth and talent as players like Michael Bennett, Noah Spence, J...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  3. Early commitment timetable causes issues for schools, players

    Adam Rittenberg

    In the rush to secure top recruiting classes, coaches have started offering scholarships earlier. But locking down classes can backfire on the field.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2014
  4. B1G spring position breakdown: DL

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the defensive lines. Illinois: This is a significant concern for the Illini, especially after the recent departure of Houston Bates, who started las...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  5. How MSU's defense went from great to elite

    Adam Rittenberg

    College football coaches are the kings of qualifying statements, hesitant to let the evidence stand on its own without mentioning mistakes or the room for improvement. Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio and defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi are no ...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  6. Michigan State Spartans spring wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    2012 record: 7-6 2012 conference record: 3-5 (fourth in Legends division) Returning starters: Offense: 8; defense: 7; kicker/punter: 1 Top returners LB Max Bullough, CB Darqueze Dennard, LB Denicos Allen, S Isaiah Lewis, DE Marcus Rush, QB An...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  7. Michigan State defense driven to dominate

    Adam Rittenberg

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi didn't want to nag any more. Narduzzi always had told his defenders exactly what they needed to do to become an elite unit. He shaped the identity of the unit, rather than th...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  8. Shilique Calhoun on fast track to success

    Adam Rittenberg

    The timing couldn't have been much better for Michigan State's Shilique Calhoun to turn a corner -- both literally and figuratively. Michigan State needed a rally in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl against TCU and, as usual, relied on its defense for ...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  9. Spring Q&A: MSU's Mark Dantonio

    Adam Rittenberg

    A Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl win against TCU took the sting off of a mostly disappointing season for Michigan State. Picked by many (ahem) to win the Big Ten, the Spartans went 7-6, dropping five games by a total of 13 points, including all four Big Ten...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  10. Five B1G defensive players to watch in '13

    Adam Rittenberg

    Earlier this week, Brian Bennett took a look at five Big Ten offensive players to watch during the 2013 season. Now it's time to spotlight five possible breakout defenders. As a reminder, these lists try to identify younger players (ideally non-st...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  11. B1G sets bar low for bowls, reaches it

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten's recent bowl performance shouldn't spark strong emotions one way or the other. A bit of friendly advice: don't rush off to your local tattoo parlor and get "B1G" across your chest. The league, after all, went 2-5 in the postseason, th...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  12. Gholston gone as MSU loses third to draft

    Adam Rittenberg

    First, Dion Sims, then Le'Veon Bell and now William Gholston. Michigan State went 3-for-3 with its juniors considering a jump to the NFL draft. All three men have decided to skip their senior seasons and turn pro. Gholston, a defensive end, wil...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  13. UW's Ball sets NCAA rush TDs mark

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Another game, another NCAA record for Wisconsin senior running back Montee Ball. After setting the NCAA career total touchdowns record last week at Penn State, Ball broke Travis Prentice's record for career rushing touchdowns with ...

    Blog | December 01, 2012
  14. Kirkwood, defense lift bowl-bound Gophers

    Adam Rittenberg

    Like the rest of his Minnesota teammates, running back Donnell Kirkwood surged out of the gate in nonleague play, racking up 361 rush yards and two touchdowns. Not surprisingly, the Gophers went 4-0. It has been more of a struggle for Minnesota...

    Blog | November 10, 2012
  15. Taylor Martinez's latest version: clutch QB

    Adam Rittenberg

    We have seen many versions of Taylor Martinez during his Nebraska career. In 2010, he was T-Magic, a dynamic freshman who put himself on the national radar with lengthy touchdown runs, eclipsing 120 rush yards in five of his first seven games and ...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  16. Friday Q&A: MSU's William Gholston

    Adam Rittenberg

    Arguably no Big Ten defender received more offseason hype -- Big Ten blog, included -- than Michigan State junior defensive end William Gholston. At 6-foot-7 and 278 pounds, Gholston is a unique physical specimen who finished his sophomore season wit...

    Blog | October 05, 2012