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  1. Longevity key in B1G's signature seasons

    Adam Rittenberg

    What constitutes a signature season in the Big Ten? We're not talking about good or very good or even great. These are the single best individual seasons in college football history. And in the Big Ten, perhaps more so than in any other league, hi...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  2. Fitting the criteria of a Big Ten champion

    Josh Moyer

    Earlier this week, we offered an overview on the criteria that makes up the average Big Ten champion. So, naturally, we thought we'd take a look at how that criteria applies to teams this season. Obviously, there are exceptions to the makeup of co...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  3. UW's Montee Ball deserving of Doak

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten once again had a quiet night at the Home Depot College Football awards -- with one notable exception. Wisconsin senior Montee Ball took home the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back. Ball finished seventh nationally in ru...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  4. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Enjoy the weekend ... BC from Minneapolis writes: Why is it that Iowa cannot hold on to a RB's? It may be since 2004 (Fred Russell and Jermelle Lewis) that they have had a serviceable RB go the entire 4-5 years (Shonn Greene came and left for 1 y...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  5. Seven B1G backs on Doak Walker list

    Adam Rittenberg

    Most folks believe running back is the Big Ten's strongest position entering the 2012 season. It's reflected on the preseason watch list for the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation's top running back. Led by 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist Montee ...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  6. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    You can't handle the truth. Perry the Platypus from Indianapolis writes: Curious as to why you and Brian seem to think MSU is clearly the best Big Ten team. I do agree they have the best defense, but from what I have heard thus far this spri...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  7. Iowa RB curse continues as Canzeri hurt

    Adam Rittenberg

    AIRBHG has reared his ugly head. AIRBHG? You don't know him? Unfortunately, Iowa fans know him all too well. He's the Angry Iowa Running Back Hating God, and he has taken another victim. Hawkeyes sophomore running back Jordan Canzeri has torn a...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  8. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    So I just got engaged. Provoking e-mail questions make an excellent wedding gift. Why, how thoughtful of you. Max from Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., writes: Brian, what type of offense is necessary to compete with the SEC on a national stage? ...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  9. Ferentz on adversity: 'You don't surrender'

    Adam Rittenberg

    Iowa is no stranger to facing adversity in a bowl game. In the 2001 Alamo Bowl, the Hawkeyes' first postseason appearance under head coach Kirk Ferentz, running back Ladell Betts couldn't play with a hamstring injury, leaving Iowa without a four-y...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  10. Iowa running back curse continues

    Adam Rittenberg

    In 2008, Iowa caught a big break at the running back position when Shonn Greene went from furniture warehouse employee to Doak Walker Award winner. Since then, the Hawkeyes haven't had much good fortune with their running backs. Whether it's injur...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  11. The Big Ten blogger fantasy draft

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking the bold step into the realm of fantasy football this season. Like many of you, we have created teams in ESPN's College Football Challenge. Our teams consist only of Big Ten players and units, and earlier Thursday, we held a draft. We...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  12. Marcus Coker aims sky high for Iowa

    Brian Bennett

    Marcus Coker envisioned following in Shonn Greene's footsteps when he signed on to play running back at Iowa. Another type of star system also led him to the Hawkeyes. Since his mother bought him a telescope at age 7, Coker has been fascinated by ...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  13. Iowa recruit Rodney Coe going juco route

    Adam Rittenberg

    If running back depth isn't Iowa's biggest concern entering the season, it has to be pretty high on the list. Thursday's news doesn't help matters. reports that running back recruit Rodney Coe is headed to Iowa Western Community Coll...

    Blog | May 27, 2011
  14. Iowa's Coker has record-setting bowl debut

    Adam Rittenberg

    Running back topped Iowa's list of concerns heading into Tuesday night's Insight Bowl matchup against Missouri. Marcus Coker made all the worries go away in barely a quarter of play. The true freshman who entered the bowl as Iowa's only decent ...

    Blog | December 29, 2010
  15. Bad news continues for Hawkeyes

    Adam Rittenberg

    Remember Oct. 30? Everything seemed to be going right for the Iowa Hawkeyes. Since Iowa crushed Michigan State 37-6 that day, things have gone downhill for the Black and Gold both on and off the field. The latest blow came late Monday afternoon...

    Blog | December 13, 2010
  16. Iowa tries to overcome NU nemesis

    Adam Rittenberg

    Some trends in the Big Ten seem to defy explanation, and Iowa finds itself on opposite sides of two of them. The Hawkeyes have won eight of their last nine meetings against Penn State, including each of the past three contests. Iowa derailed Penn ...

    Blog | November 11, 2010