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  1. Best case/Worst case: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    We are a week away from football, and as the season preview winds down, we are taking a look at the best-case and worst-case scenarios for each Big Ten team in 2014. As a reminder, these aren't actual predictions or even projections of probable ou...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  2. Big Ten recruiting scorecard

    Adam Rittenberg

    The calendar now reads May (happy Cinco de Mayo to you, too) and it's a good time to check the recruiting scorecard for the 2015 class. Thirteen of the Big Ten's 14 squads are on the board -- Minnesota is still waiting for its first verbal pledge -- ...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  3. B1G spring position breakdown: OL

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the big uglies. Illinois: This is another group that appears to be in significantly better shape now than at the start of coach Tim Beckman's tenure...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  4. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    On my way to the Mothership. The Big Ten coaches' car wash is on tap. Barry Alvarez and other Big Ten big wigs know the league must upgrade its talent. Ohio State must replace its heart and soul on defense in John Simon. E. Gordon Gee can buy p...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  5. Writers pick Shazier as B1G's top defender

    Adam Rittenberg

    After a breakout sophomore season, Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier is pegged for even better things this fall. Shazier is the overwhelming choice for Big Ten preseason defensive player of the year, according to a poll of media members, includin...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  6. Illinois Fighting Illini spring wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI 2012 record: 2-10 2012 conference record: 0-8 (sixth in Leaders division) Returning starters: Offense: 9; defense: 4; special teams: 2 Top returners QB Nathan Scheelhaase, RB Donovonn Young, RB Josh Ferguson, WR Ry...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  7. Big Ten's worst NFL draft? It's possible

    Adam Rittenberg

    The gap between the Big Ten and the SEC not only is widening on the field, but on the NFL draft boards. While the SEC produced a record 63 picks in the 2013 NFL draft -- eight more than any conference in any draft in the modern era and 32 more tha...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  8. Experts predict quiet draft for Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    The spectacle known as the NFL draft kicks off tonight in New York with the first round. As Brian pointed out late last week, the Big Ten is in danger of going without a first-round selection for the first time since the NFL-AFL merger. Mel Kiper ...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  9. OSU's Washington follows Simon's lead

    Adam Rittenberg

    Adolphus Washington is a huge part of Ohio State's future on defense, but he hasn't forgotten the Buckeyes' recent past. Asked to identify his top goal during spring practice, Washington made sure to give a nod to the man who showed him the way in...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  10. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Minnesota hits the practice field today and Iowa follows Wednesday. Big Ten spring football is finally in full swing. To the links ... Nebraska freshman WR Alonzo Moore is turning heads in spring practice. The Huskers are piecing together thei...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  11. Buckeyes' D-line begins historic transition

    Adam Rittenberg

    Mike Vrabel enters only his third season in coaching following a 14-year NFL playing career, but the Ohio State assistant might never again face a challenge like the one that sits before him. It's rare when a defensive line coach steps on the prac...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  12. Buckeyes begin chase for loftier goals

    Adam Rittenberg

    If Urban Meyer had placed a banner with the words "The Chase" in Ohio State's indoor practice facility last spring, he might have been asked, "For what?" Sure, football players are always chasing something, as Meyer noted Tuesday when asked about ...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  13. Spring previews: Leaders Division

    Adam Rittenberg

    Spring practice is under way in the Big Ten, so let's take a look at what's on tap for the six teams in the Leaders Division. ILLINOIS Spring start: March 5 Spring game: April 12 What to watch: 1. Coaching staff makeover: Illinois play...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  14. Big Ten chat wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    National signing day didn't stop the Big Ten chat from taking place. It was a shortened version as I had to take a call from Penn State coach Bill O'Brien, but we still spent a good chunk of time discussing recruiting, big-ticket items in the league ...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  15. Big Ten chat wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    You waited patiently for the Big Ten chat and, as always, brought good questions and insights to it. We talked realignment (of course), future Big Ten scheduling, recruiting and more. You even got a Super Bowl prediction from me (49ers don't lose Sup...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  16. Tough start for B1G group at Senior Bowl

    Adam Rittenberg

    Maybe it's a reflection of a lousy Big Ten season, but the league sent a smaller-than-normal contingent to the Senior Bowl. The group already has been reduced by three as injuries have prevented Michigan State cornerback Johnny Adams, Ohio State offe...

    Blog | January 23, 2013