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  1. Is Wisconsin B1G's only Playoff sleeper?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Colleague Travis Haney recently compiled a list of sleeper teams to make the initial College Football Playoff, selecting one from each major league. Wisconsin got the nod as the Big Ten's sleeper, as Haney noted Wisconsin's consistency on both sides ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  2. Early Week 1 preview: Purdue

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're less than 60 days from the start of the 2012 football season, and to get you prepared, we're looking at each Week 1 matchup in the Big Ten. Purdue could be a popular sleeper pick in the wide-open Leaders division this fall, and fourth-year coac...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  3. Iowa releases Week 1 depth chart

    Adam Rittenberg

    It has been a fairly quiet training camp at Iowa despite some position competition on both sides of the ball. The Hawkeyes on Friday released their depth chart for the season opener against Tennessee Tech. Not too many surprises here. A few not...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  4. Poll: The Big Ten's surprise team in 2011

    Adam Rittenberg

    The sleeper team. If it's not your favorite offseason topic, it's pretty high on the list. I can't keep track of how often I get asked to name the Big Ten surprise team or sleeper team for the coming season. Now I'm putting the question to you. Al...

    Blog | May 13, 2011
  5. Poll: The Big Ten's most improved player

    Adam Rittenberg

    Let's face it: College football's offseason drags on forever. One way to pass the time is to project everything about the upcoming season -- league champions, sleeper teams, disappointing teams and everybody's favorite, breakout players. It's time...

    Blog | May 12, 2011
  6. 2012 Big Ten draft sleepers

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2011 NFL draft kicks off Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall, but colleague Bruce Feldman already is thinking ahead to next year. Feldman breaks down the potential draft sleepers from 2012 , and three Big Ten players made his list of 10: N...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  7. Boilermaker musings from West Lafayette

    Adam Rittenberg

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- I labeled Purdue my sleeper team in the Big Ten two months ago, and my opinion certainly hasn't changed after spending a day with Danny Hope and his players. The expectations certainly are higher for the Boilermakers after bac...

    Blog | March 10, 2010
  8. Werner decision looms large for Purdue

    Adam Rittenberg

    I've identified Purdue as my sleeper team in the Big Ten for 2010, and the reasons are pretty clear. The Boilers will be very good at the offensive skill positions, as All-Big Ten selections Keith Smith and Ralph Bolden headline a unit that ranked...

    Blog | January 21, 2010
  9. Examining the Big Ten sleeper recruits

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Wisconsin's addition today of tight end Jacob Pedersen, an unheralded recruit from Michigan who reportedly received no other FBS offers, got me thinking about the so-called sleeper pickups in the Big Ten. ...

    Blog | January 27, 2009