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  1. Beware: Big, bad Buckeyes are coming

    Adam Rittenberg

    Programs like Ohio State are like Air Force One: They're never supposed to disappear from the radar screen. There are several places in college football where the national spotlight fixates, and Ohio Stadium is one. When Urban Meyer is prowling th...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  2. Prospect: B1G must recruit harder, like SEC

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten's 11-season national championship drought, coinciding with the SEC's ascent to the top of college football, has placed the spotlight on recruiting in both leagues. SEC fans point to crystal footballs, surging population and dominance i...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  3. Big Ten postseason player rankings: No. 12

    Adam Rittenberg

    By the end of the day, the Big Ten player rankings countdown will have reached the Top 10. As a reminder, these rankings are based solely on performance during the 2013 season, not on future potential. The next man up shared the spotlight for much of...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  4. Poll: Most indispensable B1G defender

    Adam Rittenberg

    Our series looking at the most indispensable players on each Big Ten team is all wrapped up, and Monday we asked you to identify the league's most indispensable offensive piece for the 2013 season. Let's turn the spotlight to the defense. As a rem...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  5. QB competitions rule spring in Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    Last spring, new coaches dominated the spotlight around the Big Ten. This spring, quarterback competitions took center stage. The contrast between teams with stability at the position -- Nebraska, Ohio State, Northwestern, and even Michigan -- and...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  6. MSU's Maxwell welcomes game-like spring

    Adam Rittenberg

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Andrew Maxwell knew things would be different when he stepped into the Spartan Stadium spotlight last August for his first start at quarterback. The packed crowd, the bright lights and the national TV cameras told him so. ...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  7. Video: Winter spotlight -- Nebraska

    Adam Rittenberg

    The winter spotlight series wraps up with Nebraska, which needs its defensive front seven players to step up during winter workouts....

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  8. Video: Winter spotlight -- Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois needs a very strong winter after a lousy 2012 season, and will look for its wide receivers and linemen (offense and defense) to take steps....

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  9. Video: Winter spotlight -- Minnesota

    Adam Rittenberg

    Minnesota's linebackers, cornerbacks and offensive linemen are three groups that need big winter performances before spring ball kicks off....

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  10. Five B1G defensive players to watch in '13

    Adam Rittenberg

    Earlier this week, Brian Bennett took a look at five Big Ten offensive players to watch during the 2013 season. Now it's time to spotlight five possible breakout defenders. As a reminder, these lists try to identify younger players (ideally non-st...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  11. What to watch in the Big Ten: Week 1

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ten items to track as Week 1 of the college football season kicks off. 1. Shoelace's spotlight: Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson has been his best when the lights are brightest, particularly early in the season. If the Wolverines have any chan...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  12. Lions try to keep emotions in check

    Adam Rittenberg

    Every football game triggers emotion for 18- to 22-year-old players who work year-round for a dozen guaranteed days in the spotlight. Every season opener heightens the adrenaline after eight months of toil. Factor in what Penn State players have b...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  13. Poll: Big Ten's strongest position group

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten preseason position rankings are coming soon, but today the spotlight is on you and your knowledge of the entire league, not just your team. Expanding the focus beyond one beloved team is a challenge for many college football fans, but you...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  14. Buckeyes' Miller at his best in the spotlight

    Adam Rittenberg

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Urban Meyer raves about Braxton Miller's competitive spirit these days, but not long ago the Ohio State coach felt differently about his quarterback. "It was very alarming in the [winter]," Meyer told New coaches mus...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  15. Draft analysts differ on B1G defenders

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2012 NFL draft is right around the corner, and a group of Big Ten defenders will be in the spotlight next week in New York. The Big Ten boasts a group of defenders who could be selected anywhere in the first three rounds. ESPN draft analysts M...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  16. Big Ten rankings: No. 13, Riley Reiff

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten postseason Top 25 player countdown keeps chugging along. As a reminder, we're basing these rankings on 2011 performance and impact and not other factors like NFL potential. That said, it's time to spotlight an Iowa player who happens t...

    Blog | February 24, 2012