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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. Spartans took similar path to Rose in 1987

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOS ANGELES -- As Lorenzo White watched the confetti fall at Lucas Oil Stadium and Michigan State raise the Big Ten championship trophy Dec. 7, one thought came to mind. "It's been a long time coming," he said. White starred at running back for...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  3. Spartans feeling rosy after taking final step

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- How does a good team become a championship team? It starts with a message from the head coach to the defensive coordinator. "We need you down here," Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio told Pat Narduzzi. Narduzzi, the Spartans' d...

    Blog | December 08, 2013
  4. Miller has opportunity for Heisman moment

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller began the season as a top Heisman Trophy candidate. He could end it the same way. Miller likely can't win the Heisman on Saturday night against Michigan State in the Big Ten championship -- Flo...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  5. Notes from Mark Dantonio in Indy

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio called the Big Ten championship game "a life moment." Win or lose, Dantonio and his players will remember Saturday night for the rest of their lives. They hope it ends with a trophy and a guarante...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  6. B1G's lone bowl debate: Wings, Gator

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten's bowl lineup will be revealed Sunday night, and there shouldn't be much drama this season. Unless Ohio State crushes Michigan State in the Big Ten championship, the league should send two teams to BCS bowls. Ohio State is essentially ...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  7. What to watch in the Big Ten: Week 15

    Adam Rittenberg

    There's only one game on tap this week, but it's a very big one. Let's take a look at five things to watch in Saturday night's Big Ten championship game between No. 2 Ohio State and No. 10 Michigan State: 1. Something's gotta give: The nation's No...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  8. Big Ten chat: Today at 11 a.m. ET

    Adam Rittenberg

    After a week off for Thanksgiving, my Big Ten chat returns today, one hour earlier than normal. Join me to discuss the Big Ten championship game, Ohio State's national title hopes and more today at 11 a.m. ET. Looking forward to it. See you at 11....

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  9. B1G's top cornerbacks take stage in Indy

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten championship, like most games, likely will be decided at the line of scrimmage. But do yourself a favor and sneak a few glances at the perimeter. There you'll find two of the nation's best cornerbacks in Michigan State's Darqueze Denn...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  10. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Is the regular season really over? Flew by. Championship week is here, folks, but first some linkage for you. Ohio State is in good shape to play for a crystal football if it can beat Michigan State in Indy. Michigan State hasn't played on a st...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  11. Big Ten race update: Week 14

    Adam Rittenberg

    There's still one week left in the Big Ten regular season, but the race to Indianapolis is all over. Ohio State will represent the Leaders Division Dec. 7 at the Big Ten championship game. The Buckeyes will face Michigan State, which has claimed the ...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  12. Big Ten chat: today at 1 p.m. ET

    Adam Rittenberg

    You'll have to wait just a bit longer than normal for my weekly Big Ten chat, which comes to you an hour later than usual today at 1 p.m. ET. Join me to discuss Week 13 in the Big Ten, the likely championship game (Michigan State-Ohio State), the BCS...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  13. 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
  14. Iowa aims for rosy result in Columbus

    Adam Rittenberg

    The last time the Iowa Hawkeyes walked into Ohio Stadium, they nearly left with roses in their mouths. The Big Ten's official championship game didn't arrive until the 2011 season, but Iowa and Ohio State played for the league title on Nov. 14, 20...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  15. Big Ten in the latest polls

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ohio State's national championship hopes received a nice boost in Week 7 even though the Buckeyes didn't play, as Stanford, Georgia and Oklahoma stumbled. The Big Ten's overall stock, however, took a dip as Michigan suffered its first loss and Northw...

    Blog | October 13, 2013
  16. OSU's Smith favors indoor B1G title game

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Gene Smith has advocated for more night games at Ohio Stadium, and he's warming up to the idea of November night games. But when it comes to the Big Ten championship game, the Ohio State athletic director wants to leave his winter gear ...

    Blog | May 15, 2013