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  1. Reaching Rose not enough for MSU, B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOS ANGELES -- During Michigan State's Rose Bowl media day, several players huddled around the game's championship trophy, posing for pictures with their smartphones. Spartans defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, standing several feet away, sighed ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  2. Several forces hurting Buckeyes schedule

    Adam Rittenberg

    Any conversation about Ohio State's national championship chances inevitably traces back to the Buckeyes' schedule. The slate is the main reason why Urban Meyer's team sits at No. 3 in the BCS standings, despite a 9-0 record and a 21-game winning ...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  3. Big Ten picks rewind: Week 11

    Adam Rittenberg

    Our Week 11 picks were identical, and we both fell short of perfection following Nebraska's late rally against Michigan. Brian Bennett retains a 1-game lead in the season standings with three weeks to go. The loser pays for dinner in Indy. Let's t...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  4. Big Ten picks rewind: Week 10

    Adam Rittenberg

    Think Nebraska felt good after the Hail Mary against Northwestern? Brian Bennett felt even better. He might have earned a St. Elmo dinner from me on that one play. Bennett's Nebraska selection gives him a one-game lead in the season standings. My ...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  5. Growing B1G upper class boosts Buckeyes

    Adam Rittenberg

    The BCS title debate isn't necessarily about the teams stating their case at the podium, but the teams standing behind them. Each contender's schedule, both past and future, is under the microscope. The title hopefuls want the teams they've beaten...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  6. Big Ten in the latest polls

    Adam Rittenberg

    We'll have the most recent BCS standings and the Big Ten implications later today, but it's time to check the latest polls. Associated Press No. 4 Ohio State No. 22 Wisconsin No. 23 Michigan No. 24 Michigan State Others receiving votes: ...

    Blog | October 27, 2013
  7. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Whipping around the Big Ten on a cold fall day. As history has shown, Ohio State's spot in the initial BCS standings isn't cause for concern, Doug Lesmerises writes. Michigan is best off letting QB Devin Gardner run wild on offense, Shawn Winds...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  8. Alvarez, Osborne home runs for committee

    Adam Rittenberg

    The College Football Playoff selection committee has been revealed, so let the criticism/debate/snark begin. It's OK. It's what we do in a sport shaped so largely by subjectivity. Whether it's the polls, the BCS standings or the selection process ...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  9. Big Ten picks rewind: Week 3

    Adam Rittenberg

    After mirroring picks in Week 2, we had several disagreements with the Week 3 selections. I fared better in those games and moved into a tie with Brian Bennett in the season standings, but both of us, like the league we cover, didn't exactly light th...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  10. Big Ten picks rewind: Week 2

    Adam Rittenberg

    Week 2 in the Big Ten went mostly according to plan, although there were a few surprises (hello, Illini). The season standings don't change as Brian and I picked the same winners and both finished 10-2. Expect some shuffling this week as the matchups...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  11. Badgers' White waits his turn with a smile

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- Is this season James White's chance to finally be The Man at Wisconsin? Standing outside Wisconsin's locker room earlier this spring, White began to answer the question when a passer-by interrupted him. "You da man!" new Wiscon...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  12. Big Ten rooting interests: Week 12

    Adam Rittenberg

    Nebraska has moved into the top 14 of the BCS standings, making it eligible for at-large BCS consideration. But the Big Ten's best -- and really only -- chance for an at-large berth is Michigan, which returned to the standings at No. 23 following its...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  13. Big Ten picks rewind: Week 5

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten might not have much separation, but the Big Ten blogger predictions race does. I've opened up a commanding four-game lead on Brian Bennett in the season standings after going 5-1 in the Week 5 predictions. We both whiffed on the Minnesota...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  14. Ricardo Allen standing tall for Purdue

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- At 5-foot-9 and 176 pounds, Purdue junior cornerback Ricardo Allen is a small man in a big-man's game. The key to his success: not playing like a small man. Allen, who has started all 25 games of his Boilers career, describes his pla...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  15. Big Ten picks rewind: Week 13

    Adam Rittenberg

    I started Big Ten play with three perfect weeks, while Brian Bennett finished the league slate by posting an unblemished mark. Bennett's 6-0 record in the final week of regular-season picks puts him two games ahead in the season standings. Fortunatel...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  16. Big Ten in the latest polls

    Adam Rittenberg

    Here's where Big Ten teams rank in the latest Top 25 polls in advance of tonight's BCS standings release. The Harris Interactive Poll comes out later this afternoon. AP poll No. 11 Michigan State No. 15 Wisconsin No. 17 Michigan No. 20 Penn ...

    Blog | November 20, 2011