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  1. B1G media days attendees: East Division

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten media days are less than a week away. Can you feel the excitement? You know enough about the coaches in attendance, but it's time to take a closer look at the players coming to Chicago. Here's the full list, but we'll begin with the East D...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  2. Player list for Big Ten media days

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's getting closer, folks. The 2014 season will be here before you know it, and Big Ten media days are less than three weeks away. The league today released the list of players who will be on hand at the Hilton Chicago on July 28-29 for media day...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  3. Electric Franklin is Penn State's generator

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Last Thursday morning, a barefoot James Franklin exited his office and walked -- Franklin's walk is most people's jog -- through the Penn State football lobby. Asked about his footwear situation, Franklin explained he had a s...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  4. Spring position breakdown: Specialists

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with every Big Ten team entering the spring. The series wraps up with the specialists. Illinois:The Illini might not be exceptional in the kicking game, but they're in better shape than they were when ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  5. Spring Q&A: Penn State's Bill O'Brien

    Adam Rittenberg

    The last time we saw Penn State, the Lions were celebrating a surprisingly strong finish to the 2012 season and saying farewell to a special senior class. Penn State since has turned the page and will begin spring practice Monday with a mix of famili...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  6. B1G postseason unit rankings: Specialists

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten postseason position/unit rankings wrap up with the specialists. This list considers kickers, punters and returners, as well as coverage teams. Here's how the Big Ten stacked up before the season. If you missed any of our postseason pos...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  7. Big Ten's best moments from 2012

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten had a mostly forgettable season in 2012, and most are anxious to turn the page to 2013. But the fall did provide some memorable moments around the league. Here are a few ... Miller's mastery: Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  8. Video: One Good Thing

    Adam Rittenberg

    Several kickers stood out around the Big Ten in Week 13, most notably Penn State's Sam Ficken, who finished the season by connecting on his final 10 attempts....

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  9. It's game day at Kinnick Stadium

    Adam Rittenberg

    IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Week 8 in the Big Ten wraps up under the lights at Kinnick Stadium, where Penn State and Iowa meet in a matchup of two somewhat surprising unbeaten teams in Big Ten play. Despite 2-2 marks in non-league play, both Penn State and...

    Blog | October 20, 2012
  10. Midseason report: Penn State

    Adam Rittenberg

    PENN STATE Record: 4-2 (2-0 Big Ten) When Sam Ficken's fourth and final wayward field-goal try hooked left Sept. 8 at Virginia's Scott Stadium, those who hadn't previously written off Penn State pressed the delete button on the Nittany Lions. ...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  11. Big Ten picks rewind: Week 3

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten saw slightly better results in Week 3, going 10-2 overall. Both of us also recorded 10-2 marks to rebound a bit from the Week 2 debacle. Brian Bennett and I differed in just two picks -- Boston College-Northwestern and Northern Iowa-Io...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  12. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Gearing up for a slightly big night in Chicago sports (Bears-Pack, Sale-Verlander). Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez supports Bret Bielema's decision to dump his offensive line coach after only two games. Montee Ball isn't getting down despite the Badg...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  13. What to watch in the Big Ten: Week 3

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ten items to track as you ingest a 12-pack of games involving Big Ten teams Saturday. 1. The green flag: After the Big Ten's Week 2 disaster, Michigan State is the league's only legitimate hope for a national title run. Coach Mark Dantonio wisely ...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  14. Big Ten spring preview: Leaders Division

    Adam Rittenberg

    Spring practice is creeping closer, and Purdue will hit the field in less than two weeks (March 1 to be exact) for the first of its 15 workouts. Here's a snapshot of what to expect in the Leaders Division this spring. ILLINOIS Spring practic...

    Blog | February 18, 2011