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  1. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Happy Tuesday, Big Ten fans. We hope all of you in the Northeast are staying safe amid snowmageddon. 1. Well, the Craig Kuligowski to Illinois buzz was nice while it lasted. The Missouri defensive line coach, one of the nation's most underrated as...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  2. Year of the Big Ten back lives up to hype

    Adam Rittenberg

    They didn't sneak up on us. Anyone who tracked the Big Ten's summer buzz -- or reviewed the list of players attending preseason media days in Chicago -- noticed the league's surplus of standout running backs. Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon had spurn...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  3. Season's best Big Ten players: Nos. 6-10

    Adam Rittenberg

    To quote the band Europe, we're in the final countdown. Our list of the best Big Ten players from the 2014 season has reached the top 10. This next group reflects the league's strongest position (by far): running back. Let's get to it. No. 6: A...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  4. Who just missed B1G player rankings?

    Adam Rittenberg

    This may shock you, so make sure you're sitting down: We actually put some time and thought into the Big Ten postseason player rankings. Yes, I know it's stunning that we don't just throw 25 names out there. There was ample discussion about severa...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  5. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    A week ago, the Big Ten was waking up to a national championship. 1. Defensive end Noah Spence couldn't take part in Ohio State's title run after being declared ineligible from the team because of two failed drug tests. But Spence's college career...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  6. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Happy Monday to all, especially those in New England and Seattle. Two Big Ten quarterbacks matching up in Super Bowl XLIX. Good times. 1. Many Penn Staters celebrated Friday as Joe Paterno's wins total was restored to 409 -- most in college footba...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  7. Big Ten collecting elite QB talent for 2015

    Adam Rittenberg

    A dispiriting drought ended for the Big Ten on Monday night in Arlington, Texas. Another could end in April 2016 at an yet-to-be-determined location. Ohio State's victory against Oregon gave the the Big Ten its first national championship since th...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  8. Can other B1G teams join Buckeyes in title chase?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Minnesota coach Jerry Kill smiled one of those you-gotta-be-kidding-me smiles. It was the morning after Ohio State had reclaimed college football's throne, winning its first national title -- and the Big Ten's first -- since the 2002 season. Urban...

    Blog | January 14, 2015
  9. B1G keeps pace with coach investments

    Adam Rittenberg

    When the coaching carousel stops and all the moves and non-moves are assessed, Penn State's retention of defensive coordinator Bob Shoop could be overlooked. There have been bigger moves nationally and in the Big Ten, none more so than Michigan's ...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  10. Spartans break down title-game participants

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State's 2014 season will be remembered most for the way it ended: a furious fourth-quarter comeback against Baylor in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, giving the Spartans a signature win. But the Baylor triumph, combined with the results...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  11. New Year's Day marks new B1Ginning

    Adam Rittenberg

    Most see New Year's Day as a new beginning, a clean slate, a time where the present decleats the past like Tony Lippett decleated poor Chris Callahan in the Cotton Bowl (it's OK, the Baylor kicker is alive). Big Ten fans are no different, but for the...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  12. Buckeyes, B1G can change the story

    Adam Rittenberg

    It all comes back to Urban Meyer, really. On Jan. 7, 2007, Meyer led an underdog Florida team into University of Phoenix Stadium and the Gators crushed Ohio State 41-14. The win did more than give Meyer his first national championship and Florida ...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  13. Jim Delany on playoff-bound OSU, bowls

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany knew Ohio State made "one heck of a closing argument" in Saturday night's league championship game against Wisconsin. But he didn't know if the Buckeyes had done enough late in the season to merit a spot in the inau...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  14. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 15

    Adam Rittenberg

    Thought bowl projections were over? So did we. But we've got one more edition for you, hours before the selections become official. What fun for all. As ESPN.com first reported this week, the Big Ten could have a bowl-eligible team miss a bowl. If...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  15. Big Ten might have bowl-eligible team miss out of postseason

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten could have a bowl-eligible team miss out on the postseason and has informed its schools of the possibility.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2014
  16. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 14

    Adam Rittenberg

    The final 2014 edition of bowl projections is here, and we're more confused than ever. Some questions we pondered this week: If Wisconsin beats Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game, how many Big Ten teams appear in New Year's Six bowls? It...

    Blog | December 02, 2014