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  1. Big Ten's worst NFL draft? It's possible

    Adam Rittenberg

    The gap between the Big Ten and the SEC not only is widening on the field, but on the NFL draft boards. While the SEC produced a record 63 picks in the 2013 NFL draft -- eight more than any conference in any draft in the modern era and 32 more tha...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  2. Experts predict quiet draft for Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    The spectacle known as the NFL draft kicks off tonight in New York with the first round. As Brian pointed out late last week, the Big Ten is in danger of going without a first-round selection for the first time since the NFL-AFL merger. Mel Kiper ...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  3. Big Ten combine results: DB

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2013 NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis wrapped up Tuesday with the defensive backs. Five Big Ten defensive backs participated in some or all of the events and drills. Let's see how they did ... Illinois CB Terry Hawthorne ran the 40-yar...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  4. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    NFL combine weekend is upon us. We'll have an update Monday on how the Big Ten contingent fared in the early testing. To your emails ... Brian from Atlanta writes: Adam, How can you think Chicago makes sense for the B10 CCG until two things cha...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  5. B1G roster for Texas vs. The Nation game

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Texas vs. The Nation college all-star game takes place Feb. 2 in Allen, Texas, and the Big Ten will have eight players on the field. The game pits NFL hopefuls originally from Texas or who played their college ball in Texas against players from a...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  6. B1G bowl primer: Capital One Bowl

    Adam Rittenberg

    Our snapshots of each bowl featuring a Big Ten team continues. CAPITAL ONE BOWL No. 16 Nebraska (10-3) vs. No. 7 Georgia (11-2) Where: Orlando, Fla.; Florida Citrus Bowl When: Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ET TV: ABC About Nebraska: The Huskers wo...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  7. Recruiting rewind: All-B1G D, special teams

    Adam Rittenberg

    By now, you've seen how our All-Big Ten selections on offense stacked up as recruits. Now it's time to look at how ESPN Recruiting evaluated the eventual All-Big Ten defenders and specialists. As a reminder, these capsules list each player's scout...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  8. Blackshirts, Burkhead lift Huskers to Indy

    Adam Rittenberg

    My eyes are burning after watching the Nebraska-Iowa game, but Husker eyes are smiling, and they should be. Nebraska will represent the Legends Division next week at the Big Ten championship game in Indianapolis. The Huskers (10-2, 7-1 Big Ten) ea...

    Blog | November 23, 2012
  9. Huskers try to take control of wacky B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    LINCOLN, Neb. -- After Nebraska forced 10 three-and-outs and held Northwestern's offense in check last week, coach Bo Pelini made his defenders an offer. It was an offer they could refuse. And they did. The Huskers turned down their coveted blacks...

    Blog | October 28, 2012
  10. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    These links are sponsored by Matthew Stafford's face mask. Thanks for playing. Penn State is still Penn State, and excitement is building for the 2012 team, Dan Wetzel writes. Bill O'Brien's agent says the Penn State coach isn't looking to leave....

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  11. Huskers' California crew heading home

    Adam Rittenberg

    Nebraska's official homecoming game takes place Sept. 29 against Wisconsin, but for Huskers quarterback Taylor Martinez and a group of his teammates, it really arrives Saturday. Martinez has had Saturday's game at UCLA marked on his calendar since...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  12. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Less than a week till the season! Let's get to those questions ... Ryan from Omaha writes: Nebraska's defense looks like a pretty solid group without any stars. Who do you think could be rising stars on the Huskers' defense? Could Mohammed Seisay ...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  13. Best case/Worst case: Nebraska

    Adam Rittenberg

    We move from the Ms to the Ns on our countdown of the best case and worst case scenarios for each Big Ten team in 2012. Up next: Nebraska. As a reminder, these pieces are not in any way predictions. They are meant to illustrate the realistic poten...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  14. B1G position rankings: Secondary (units)

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're nearing the end of our Big Ten position rankings, and it's time to finish up the defense rundowns with a look at the secondaries. Let's start off with the unit rankings. As a reminder, we're basing these mostly on last year's performance and...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  15. Nebraska spring wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    2011 record: 9-4 2011 conference record: 5-3 (third, Legends Division) Returning starters: Offense: 8; defense: 7; kicker/punter: 2 Top returners QB Taylor Martinez, RB Rex Burkhead, WR Kenny Bell, TE Ben Cotton, DT Baker Steinkuhler, DE Ca...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  16. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    You can't handle the truth. Perry the Platypus from Indianapolis writes: Curious as to why you and Brian seem to think MSU is clearly the best Big Ten team. I do agree they have the best defense, but from what I have heard thus far this spri...

    Blog | April 17, 2012