• From
    • To


20 results for "stakes"

Page of 1
  1. Michigan State sharpens focus as stakes get higher

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State was getting casual. The Spartans were winning Big Ten games, just as they had in 2013, but not with their standard precision and 60-minute focus. A near blown lead against Nebraska. Poor decisions from players and coaches against Pu...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  2. Rich Rodriguez, Dan Mullen, James Franklin discuss coaches' custo...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Coaches such as Rich Rodriguez, Dan Mullen, David Shaw and James Franklin discuss the free-flow of ideas with other staffs.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2014
  3. Athletic directors look for increased stake in governance of coll...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Athletic directors want a larger stake in changes being made to NCAA governance. They're likely to get it with a new restructuring proposal, writes Adam Rittenberg.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2014
  4. Spring QB race breakdown: Wisconsin

    Adam Rittenberg

    Nine Big Ten programs will feature true quarterback competitions this spring, and we're taking a closer look at the candidates, the circumstances and the stakes of each race. Up next: Wisconsin. Wisconsin offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig doesn'...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  5. Spring QB race breakdown: Northwestern

    Adam Rittenberg

    Nine Big Ten programs will feature true quarterback competitions this spring, and we're taking a closer look at the candidates, the circumstances and the stakes of each race. First up: Northwestern. EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern had grown accust...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  6. Big Ten's top priority is crystal clear

    Adam Rittenberg

    The crystal football once again is at stake tonight in South Florida, and for the fifth straight season, the Big Ten will watch from the outside. After Ohio State won a national title following the 2002 season and reached the title game in back-to...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  7. Stakes for U-M, OSU enhance The Game

    Adam Rittenberg

    There may never be another Ohio State-Michigan clash as important as the 2006 version, when the teams entered The Game ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. The circumstances outside of the rivalry itself became less and less important during the ...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  8. IU holds off Iowa, sets up UW showdown

    Adam Rittenberg

    The showdown will happen: Wisconsin at Indiana, next Saturday in Bloomington, a berth in the Big Ten title game likely at stake. If you expected it before the season, board a plane to Las Vegas. For the rest of us, it comes as a huge surprise. ...

    Blog | November 03, 2012
  9. Boilers, Badgers know what's at stake

    Adam Rittenberg

    When Wisconsin players enter the field at Camp Randall Stadium, they pass under this sign. Coach Bret Bielema has drilled home a 1-0 mentality with his players since he took the top job. And, for the most part, it works. The approach doesn't ch...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  10. How relevant is this year's B1G title game?

    Adam Rittenberg

    The event features the Big Ten's top two teams meeting on a historic night with a Rose Bowl berth at stake. The inaugural Big Ten championship game, played Saturday night at Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Stadium, has no shortage of story lines and intri...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  11. Why Week 12 matters to Nebraska

    Adam Rittenberg

    Week 12 might be a snoozer in many parts of the country, but in the Cornhusker State, they're wide awake. Their beloved Nebraska Cornhuskers still have plenty at stake, beginning Saturday at No. 18 Michigan. After surviving an awkward week as "...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  12. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    I'm the real lucky guy because I married my dad. Nebraska knows what's at stake this week against Michigan State. Bo Pelini says running back Rex Burkhead is overlooked nationally. Indiana coach Kevin Wilson is candid about the team's attrit...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  13. Spartans survive to win share of title

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Michigan State Spartans can call themselves Big Ten champions. No matter what happens with the bowl selections, Michigan State can stake claim to its first league title since 1990 after beating Penn State 28-22 at Beaver Stadium. The Spartans ...

    Blog | November 27, 2010
  14. Buckeyes ready for upset-minded Michigan

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ohio State players understand the big-picture implications at stake this week. A record-tying sixth consecutive Big Ten championship (35th overall) A fourth 11-win season in the past five years and a sixth under coach Jim Tressel A possible t...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  15. BCS berth at stake in Columbus next week

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg The Iowa-Ohio State clash next Saturday in Columbus will be the closest thing we'll see to a Big Ten championship game. The winner will not only earn a share of the league title but gain the Big Ten's automa...

    Blog | November 07, 2009
  16. Checking in with ... Indiana coach Bill Lynch

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Indiana won't spend spring practice going through the motions, not with what's at stake this fall for head coach Bill Lynch and a program entering a pivotal season. Despite a momentum-killing 3-9 campa...

    Blog | March 03, 2009