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  1. Hawkeyes ramp up tempo, explosiveness

    Adam Rittenberg

    IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The tempo trend sweeping through college football has, for the most part, skipped over the Iowa Hawkeyes. While teams such as Oregon and Baylor operate at a breakneck pace, Iowa continues to shape its offense around power and pl...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  2. ABC/ESPN selects B1G prime-time slate

    Adam Rittenberg

    The most exciting day of the Big Ten offseason is here. OK, not really, but it's definitely in the top five. The first portion of the Big Ten's prime-time schedule is out as ABC/ESPN made its six selections for games to be played under the lights....

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  3. Hermann making Delany's task tougher

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany is one of the smartest and most persuasive people in the sports world. If he wasn't leading the nation's richest athletic conference, Delany, who has a law degree from North Carolina, could be a fearsome figure in the ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Lions coaches seek versatility this spring

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- There are several ways to combat the unique depth challenges Penn State faces with its reduced roster. 1. Upgrade recruiting: If Penn State brings in more players who can make significant contributions early in their careers,...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  6. PSU staff brings 'SEC mentality' to practice

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- You've likely heard about SEC-style recruiting in the Big Ten, first with Urban Meyer at Ohio State and now with James Franklin at Penn State. Franklin appears to bringing a taste of his former league to the practice field at...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  7. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Happy hoopin' (and spring footballin'). Twitter! Inbox! Marty from Orland Park, Ill., writes: My question is regarding the news that Northwestern players won their petition to unionize. I have read that this ruling would only have an impact ...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  8. Best offensive triple threats: East Division

    Adam Rittenberg

    The best offenses can threaten defenses at the quarterback, running back and wide receiver positions. Brian Bennett on Tuesday examined the triple-threat combinations from the Big Ten's new West Division. Now let's turn our attention to the East D...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  9. Indiana's Griffith discharged from hospital

    Adam Rittenberg

    Great news Sunday out of Sarasota, Fla., as Indiana wide receiver Isaac Griffith was discharged from the hospital less than a week after a swimming accident left him in critical condition. Griffith continues to improve in his recovery and is heade...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  10. Snapping the streak: Minnesota-Michigan

    Adam Rittenberg

    No league has more longstanding historic rivalries than the Big Ten, but several of these series are becoming one-sided of late. We're taking a closer look at these games and whether things will change or remain the same in 2014. We've already loo...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  11. Michigan's Green shapes up for Year 2

    Adam Rittenberg

    Derrick Green's quest to do bigger things on the field for Michigan required the running back to get smaller away from the gridiron. Even during spring break. Green showed up for spring football in late February at 227 pounds, a vast improvemen...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  12. PSU's Franklin aims to build bonds, depth

    Adam Rittenberg

    If you live in State College and haven't shaken James Franklin's hand, high-fived the Penn State coach or snapped a picture with the new leading Lion, you're probably a recluse. Since his Jan. 11 introduction, Franklin has been a man about town, a...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  13. B1G spring position breakdown: LB

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the linebackers. Illinois: The Illini lose an All-Big Ten player in Jonathan Brown but still have decent overall depth at linebacker. Mason Monheim ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  14. 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
  15. B1G spring position breakdown: WR/TE

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. The wide receivers and tight ends are up next. Illinois: The Illini are looking for more from this group after losing top target Steve Hull, who exploded lat...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  16. Spring position breakdown: RBs

    Adam Rittenberg

    Spring practice is off and running in the Big Ten, as Michigan took the field Tuesday and Northwestern followed on Wednesday. We're taking snapshots of where each team stands at each position group. We've already discussed the quarterbacks -- and ...

    Blog | February 26, 2014