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  1. B1G season bringing out best in Michigan

    Adam Rittenberg

    Brady Hoke called Michigan's 2011 season a failure -- never mind the 11 wins and the Sugar Bowl championship -- because it did not result in a Big Ten title and a Rose Bowl appearance. When national titles are brought up around Hoke, he typically ...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  2. What to watch in the Big Ten: Week 4

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ten items to track around the Big Ten as Week 4 kicks off Saturday. 1. Notre Dame's nightmare: Few college players have tormented a rival like Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson has tormented Notre Dame the past two years. After a record-setting...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  3. Big Ten chat wrap: Aug. 29

    Adam Rittenberg

    Our final preseason Big Ten chat is in the books, and it was a good one. You guys are definitely ready for the games to begin. In case you missed the hour of fun, I've got you covered with a full transcript. Some highlights: Ryan from Indy: Wh...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  4. Proving ground: Legends Division

    Adam Rittenberg

    Earlier this week, we took a look at five players in the Leaders Division with something to prove this fall. Let's now turn our attention to the Legends Division. Ready, set, go ... 1. Taylor Martinez, QB, Nebraska: To say it's all about the...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  5. Big Ten undrafted free agent signings

    Adam Rittenberg

    Several Big Ten players who didn't hear their names called in New York during the weekend still received some good news about their football futures. As soon as the NFL draft concluded, the undrafted free agent scramble began. Here's an initial li...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  6. Mattison puts Michigan defenders on alert

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison is happy to see some familiar faces this spring. The Wolverines return seven starters and many other reserves who played roles in orchestrating one of the more impressive one-year turnarounds for a defe...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  7. Spring previews: Legends Division

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2012 Big Ten season doesn't kick off for six-and-a-half months, but spring football is just around the corner. All 12 Big Ten squads will hit the field next month for the first of 15 spring practices. There are plenty of new faces, as the winter ...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  8. Big Ten recruiting team wraps

    Adam Rittenberg

    National signing day is in the books, and it's time to evaluate the Big Ten teams and their classes. Although several potential Big Ten recruits are announcing their plans after signing day, most of the classes are complete. Here's how ESPN Recrui...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  9. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    January is feeling a lot like October in Chicago. Football weather. Love it. Ben from Greenville, Mich., writes: I'm just wondering why some people are questioning Urban Meyer's last 3 recruiting classes at Florida and assuming that Ohio State is...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  10. Get ready for a wide open B1G in 2012

    Adam Rittenberg

    A Big Ten coach recently told me that the league will be more wide open in 2012 than it has been in recent memory. He's absolutely right. While Ohio State's personnel issues changed the complexion of the league race in 2011, things went more or...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  11. It's game day at the Allstate Sugar Bowl

    Adam Rittenberg

    NEW ORLEANS -- Greetings from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, where tonight No. 13 Michigan faces No. 11 Virginia Tech in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Michigan makes its first BCS bowl appearance since the 2007 Rose Bowl, and aims for its first BCS bowl ...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  12. Sugar Bowl: Michigan vs. Virginia Tech

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten bowl season wraps up Tuesday night as No. 13 Michigan takes on No. 11 Virginia Tech in the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Wolverines aim for their first bowl win since the 2008 Capital One Bowl and their first BCS bow...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  13. Michigan more focused for this year's bowl

    Adam Rittenberg

    NEW ORLEANS -- A major theme during bowl season has been teams dealing with distractions, particularly of the coaching variety. A year ago, Michigan was one of those teams. Rich Rodriguez hadn't officially been fired as Wolverines coach, but fe...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  14. Wolverines size up VT's Thomas, Wilson

    Adam Rittenberg

    NEW ORLEANS -- Michigan's defense hasn't seen players quite like Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas and Hokies running back David Wilson. At least not this season. The 6-foot-6, 254-pound Thomas isn't your typical quarterback. Michigan defe...

    Blog | December 31, 2011
  15. Ryan Van Bergen: Straight outta Whitehall

    Adam Rittenberg

    NEW ORLEANS -- Like many rappers, Michigan defensive end Ryan Van Bergen draws inspiration from his roots. "It comes from the mean streets of Whitehall," Van Bergen deadpanned Saturday. "Growing up there, it's not the easiest place in the world, s...

    Blog | December 31, 2011
  16. Michigan D-line looks for next man in

    Adam Rittenberg

    NEW ORLEANS -- Michigan's defensive line has been the engine for a 10-win season, but the group's depth will be tested Tuesday night in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Reserve defensive end Nathan Brink is out with an injury, and starting defensive tackl...

    Blog | December 31, 2011