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  1. B1G ADs know committee has tough task

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Two years ago, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith chaired the NCAA men's basketball tournament selection committee and had to explain why UAB made it into the field and Alabama did not. Telling Alabama's basketball team it missed o...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  2. B1G football seeks hoops' coach stability

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- The Big Ten reported another record revenue total for the past fiscal year, and although its members on average sponsor many more sports than their counterparts in the SEC, athletic directors say their football programs have the financial ...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  3. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Some spring meetings leftovers and much more ... The Big Ten is expanding its bowl options for 2014 and beyond. The new lineup will combat "bowl fatigue," Kyle Meinke writes. There's a lot to like about what the Big Ten is doing. Some good take...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  4. Video: Minnesota AD Norwood Teague

    Adam Rittenberg

    Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague talks about the Big Ten's future bowl lineup, Minnesota's football program, and coach Jerry Kill at the Big Ten spring meetings....

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  5. B1G ADs focused on game-day upgrades

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- The Big Ten is steeped in history and tradition, but the conference needs something more to connect with the target audience of football recruits and regular students. It needs to be cooler, especially on game days. And whether it's per...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  6. OSU's Smith favors indoor B1G title game

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Gene Smith has advocated for more night games at Ohio Stadium, and he's warming up to the idea of November night games. But when it comes to the Big Ten championship game, the Ohio State athletic director wants to leave his winter gear ...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  7. B1G to take more control of bowl pairings

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany and the league's athletic directors are trying to strike a balance with their future bowl partners. They don't want to tell bowl committees which teams they'll be hosting each winter, but they also don't ...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  8. B1G still supports seven-win bowl minimum

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Indiana athletic director Fred Glass oversees a football program that has made one bowl appearance in the past 19 seasons. The Hoosiers soon will take up residence in the Big Ten's East Division, which includes traditional powers Ohio S...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  9. Expansion not 'dead,' but not B1G's priority

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- The man who many think gave life to realignment fever around college football three years ago isn't quite ready to give expansion its last rites. Asked Wednesday whether expansion is dead in the Big Ten, league commissioner Jim Delany r...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  10. Video: Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany talks at the spring meetings about what the league is looking for in its next bowl lineup....

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  11. Wings Bowl likely out of B1G's next lineup

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- The Big Ten's six-year bowl agreement beginning in 2014 will include some new games, and it seemed likely the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Arizona would remain part of the mix. Hold the barbecue sauce. The Wings Bowl likely won't be pa...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  12. Iowa scheduling hamstrung by ISU series

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Future nonconference scheduling is one of the biggest topics at the Big Ten spring meetings, as some programs have more flexibility than others. Iowa certainly finds itself in the "others" category. The reason: its annual in-state serie...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  13. Big Ten ADs form scheduling 'co-op'

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- The Big Ten office has pledged to take a more active role in scheduling as it wants member schools challenging themselves more in nonconference play. Schools are also helping each other at the spring meetings. Athletic directors swapped...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  14. Maryland working on financial footing

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Maryland has made no secret of the fact that money played a huge role in its move from the ACC to the Big Ten. The school's athletic program cut seven varsity sports last June to offset the department's multimillion-dollar deficit. In a...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  15. Big Ten ADs like 'national' bowl lineup

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- The Big Ten hasn't officially announced its bowl lineup for 2014 and beyond, but the pieces are starting to take shape. Here's what we know so far: The Big Ten champion will be in the Rose Bowl unless the Rose Bowl is a national sem...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  16. Brandon: ND-Michigan hiatus to last a while

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon didn't do the chicken dance when asked about Notre Dame's decision to stop the annual series with the Wolverines after 2014. "I'm not sure I would have used the word chicken," Brandon told ESPN.co...

    Blog | May 14, 2013