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  1. Spring preview: Big Ten players with the most to prove

    Adam Rittenberg

    Spring practice is prove-it time for certain players, especially those previously underperforming, redshirted or injured. While established Big Ten stars like Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook and Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa merely need t...

    Blog | March 03, 2015
  2. Recruiting Q&A: MSU's Mark Dantonio

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State might be the nation's best developmental program, turning overlooked and undervalued prospects into stars. But after back-to-back top-5 finishes and major bowl wins, the Spartans are upgrading their profile on the recruiting trail. As ...

    Blog | February 04, 2015
  3. Scooby Wright, the underdog, is the face of Arizona football

    Adam Rittenberg

    TUCSON, Ariz. -- Scooby the Underdog wasn't supposed to be a five-star recruit. His story still could have turned out well, perhaps really well, if such a rating had been bestowed upon him. Phillip Wright III still had enough drive, enough work et...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  4. RB Mark among Wildcats out for spring

    Adam Rittenberg

    Venric Mark's ankle injury was serious enough to sideline him for the final six-plus games in 2013 -- and earn him a chance to return this fall. The injury also will keep Northwestern's star running back/returner sidelined for the spring. Mark ...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  5. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    A gold medal-winning version of the links. Ohio State's Braxton Miller likely will be limited this spring after shoulder surgery Friday. Former Northwestern stars support the school in the unionization debate. Northwestern might be taking its c...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  6. B1G's early entries and their replacements

    Adam Rittenberg

    A record number of underclassmen elected to take the NFL plunge this year, but the Big Ten barely made a splash. Only four Big Ten juniors are entering the draft, continuing a recent downturn after just six left early a year ago. Several stars certai...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  7. Latest B1G all-star games roster updates

    Adam Rittenberg

    The rosters for the East-West Shrine Game are set and several more Big Ten players are headed to Mobile, Ala., for the Reese's Senior Bowl. Here's an update of where things stand. The big news is that Michigan State linebacker Max Bullough, suspen...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  8. Who will be 2014's breakout players, following Jameis Winston or ...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Who will be next season's breakout stars, following in the footsteps of Jameis Winston or Tre Mason?

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2014
  9. Riley Bullough, MSU try to move forward

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOS ANGELES -- Michigan State's Rose Bowl media day was supposed to feature Max Bullough sitting atop one of the interview podiums set aside for star players. Instead, Bullough's younger brother, Riley, had to address a tough situation for the fir...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  10. Only one B1G All-American on AFCA team

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten appears to be a better league than it was in 2012, but it's still lacking star power, according to the American Football Coaches Association. Only one Big Ten player -- Michigan State senior cornerback Darqueze Dennard -- appears on th...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  11. Big Ten early all-star invitations

    Adam Rittenberg

    Bowl season is just around the corner, and all-star season is just beyond the bowls. Invitations for several pre-draft events have gone out to seniors around the Big Ten. This is not a final list, just an early rundown to give you an idea of who i...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  12. Dennard earns Thorpe, All-America honors

    Adam Rittenberg

    Life is good for Michigan State star cornerback Darqueze Dennard. Last Monday, he surprised no one by winning the Big Ten's Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year award. Five days later, Dennard and his Spartans teammates surprised a few people,...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  13. Dancing with the B1G's surprise stars

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- The Big Ten has been a wallflower in college football in recent years, watching from the fringes of the dance floor as other leagues twerked the night away. While crowds gathered around the SEC, the Big Ten stood in the corner, un...

    Blog | November 09, 2013
  14. Three B1G players up for national awards

    Adam Rittenberg

    One Big Ten offensive star is a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award, given to the college player of the year, while two Big Ten defenders are among the semifinalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award, which goes to the nation's most outstanding defender. ...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  15. Buckeyes offense remains power source

    Adam Rittenberg

    Carlos Hyde had the wrong idea about Urban Meyer's offense when Meyer came to Ohio State. Like many others, Hyde couldn't get past the S-word -- spread. He envisioned five-wide formations, a hastened pace and a system tailored to track stars, not br...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  16. Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon provides instant imp...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Melvin Gordon is the latest in a long line of Wisconsin running backs to burst onto the national stage. What makes this instant-impact back different from his Badgers peers? He doesn't need many carries to leave his mark.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2013