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  1. Creating the ideal B1G schedule model

    Adam Rittenberg

    Scheduling is a hot topic around college football these days as the major conferences hold their spring meetings and plan for a future that finally includes a playoff system. Whether it's number of conference games, how often to play other major-conf...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  2. B1G must strike East-Midwest balance

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- If you've listened to Jim Delany lately, you undoubtedly have heard the Big Ten commissioner talk about living on the East Coast, not just visiting. It's all part of the Big Ten's push to be a bi-regional conference with the addi...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  3. Big Ten AD meetings Day 2 wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The Big Ten spring administrators' meetings wrapped up Wednesday with more discussion about the proposed NCAA governance changes, nonconference scheduling, athlete welfare and other topics. Here are some notes from Day 2: COST...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  4. Schedule challenges remain for B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The SEC and ACC think eight is great, but the Big Ten has no plans to go back on its move to nine league games beginning in the 2016 season. The Big Ten isn't ignoring the upcoming college football playoff and the potential paths...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  5. Delany: 'No buyer's remorse' with Rutgers

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Arguably no major-conference school has generated more negative headlines in the past 14 months than Rutgers, leading to a common question among fans and media members: Does the Big Ten regret inviting the State University of New Je...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  6. Big Ten AD meetings Day 1 wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Big Ten athletic directors began their annual spring meetings Tuesday and discussed the proposed NCAA governance changes, scheduling, athlete welfare and other items. Here are some notes from Day 1: ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS Al...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  7. B1G ADs discuss alcohol sales at games

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The Minnesota state legislature approved alcohol sales at TCF Bank Stadium more than two years ago, making Minnesota the first Big Ten school to allow beer in one of its facilities. Minnesota remains the only Big Ten school with ...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  8. Northwestern AD: Athletes need voting role

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- College athletes' welfare is top of mind for athletic directors across the country, and one Big Ten school remains at the center of the debate about whether players are receiving enough for what they provide between the lines. "E...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  9. B1G meetings to focus on big-picture items

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- When Big Ten athletic directors and administrators gather each spring, they normally look in the mirror and explore internal issues. In 2010, expansion buzz consumed the league's meetings in Chicago; weeks later, Nebraska became ...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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