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  1. B1G spring position breakdown: DB

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with every Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the defensive backs. Illinois: The secondary returns mostly intact from 2013, as Illinois returns starters at both cornerback spots (V'Angelo Bentl...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  2. Bowl could springboard Iowa offense

    Adam Rittenberg

    After a season in the wilderness of transition, Iowa's offense found itself this fall. The next step is to find out what it could be. The possibilities are exciting for a unit that will lose only three starters and bring back valuable pieces at ru...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  3. Rose, Huskers LBs starting to blossom

    Adam Rittenberg

    No Big Ten team lost more at linebacker than Nebraska, which said goodbye to all three of its starters from the 2012 season. Not surprisingly, no Big Ten linebacking corps went through the spring and summer with more uncertainty and excitement tha...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  4. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wishing you a good weekend of football. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter. To the mail ... Wisc QB from Wisconsin writes: Why is it that even though Wisconsin is returning more starters and has played more games than ASU, everybody is acting...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  5. Daniel Jones, Northwestern Wildcats starting cornerback, has seas...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern starting cornerback Daniel Jones will miss the rest of the season after suffering a left knee injury in Saturday's season-opening win against California.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2013
  6. Hoosiers lose lineman Feeney for season

    Adam Rittenberg

    Indiana is among the Big Ten's deepest teams at the offensive skill positions, but a young, talented offensive line returning four starters might have been the unit's biggest reason for optimism. Make that three returning starters. The Hoosiers...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  7. B1G teams looking for a healthier 2013

    Adam Rittenberg

    The injury bug bites some teams more than others in certain seasons, and Big Ten squads like Michigan State and Minnesota had a hard time avoiding it in the 2012 campaign. The Spartans and Gophers had more starters miss games than any of their Big...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  8. Bill O'Brien likes PSU's secondary depth

    Adam Rittenberg

    Last summer, Penn State's defensive backs used outside criticism for motivation. The Lions' secondary had to replace all four starters and Malcolm Willis and Stephon Morris reminded everyone of the gloomy forecast many had for the back four. "We'r...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  9. A closer look at B1G returning starters

    Adam Rittenberg

    The number of starters a team returns in no way guarantees of success or failure when the season rolls around, but the metric undoubtedly carries weight this time of year. Preseason predictions are an inexact science, based heavily on whether a te...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  10. Illinois Fighting Illini spring wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI 2012 record: 2-10 2012 conference record: 0-8 (sixth in Leaders division) Returning starters: Offense: 9; defense: 4; special teams: 2 Top returners QB Nathan Scheelhaase, RB Donovonn Young, RB Josh Ferguson, WR Ry...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  11. Michigan State Spartans spring wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    2012 record: 7-6 2012 conference record: 3-5 (fourth in Legends division) Returning starters: Offense: 8; defense: 7; kicker/punter: 1 Top returners LB Max Bullough, CB Darqueze Dennard, LB Denicos Allen, S Isaiah Lewis, DE Marcus Rush, QB An...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  12. Northwestern Wildcats spring wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    2012 record: 10-3 2012 conference record: 5-3 (third in Legends division) Returning starters: Offense: 8; defense: 7; kicker/punter: 2 Top returners RB Venric Mark, QB Kain Colter, QB Trevor Siemian, C Brandon Vitabile, WR Christian Jones, TE...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  13. Wisconsin Badgers spring wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    2012 record: 8-6 2012 conference record: 4-4 (third in Leaders Division, Big Ten champions) Returning starters Offense: 8; defense: 7; kicker/punter: 2 Top returners LB Chris Borland, S Dezmen Southward, LB Ethan Armstrong, RB James Wh...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  14. Purdue Boilermakers spring wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    2012 record: 6-7 2012 conference record: 3-5 (fourth in Leaders division) Returning starters: Offense: 5; defense: 9; kicker/punter: 2 Top returners DT Bruce Gaston Jr., DE Ryan Russell, S Landon Feichter, CB Ricardo Allen, RB Akeem Hunt, C R...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  15. Devin Gardner gains mental edge

    Adam Rittenberg

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- When Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner compiled his goals card for spring practice, he wrote down two words: no limitations. After a winter to prepare as the Wolverines' starter, Gardner wanted offensive coordinator Al Borges ...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  16. PSU's Hull sets stage for breakout season

    Adam Rittenberg

    On paper, Penn State returns only one starter at linebacker (Glenn Carson) and loses two All-Big Ten players (Michael Mauti and Gerald Hodges) at the position. But anyone who watched the Nittany Lions' defense in 2012 knows junior Mike Hull isn't ...

    Blog | March 27, 2013