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  1. Inside Access: Can the Big Ten be fixed?

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten's nonconference struggles the past two weeks don't come as a major shock to those around the league. "We do subpar in our nonconference schedule year in and year out," one league coach said. "[Against] the SEC and the Pac-12 and the MA...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  2. Michigan Wolverines shuffle roles of defensive staff

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan has shuffled the responsibilities of its defensive assistant coaches after the unit's struggles cost the Wolverines during a 7-6 season.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014
  3. Wilson's fate at Indiana now tied to Knorr

    Adam Rittenberg

    Indiana fans should remember this date. It could mark the turning point for a defense that has been so bad for so long. Or it could prolong the struggles for the Big Ten's weakest unit, and possibly cost another offensive-minded Hoosiers head coac...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  4. B1G teams still dominate in dollars

    Adam Rittenberg

    In October, I wrote about the disconnect between the Big Ten's record revenues and the league's struggles to win at the highest levels of college football. As the Big Ten's national title drought reaches 11 seasons, there's another reminder of how co...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  5. Big Ten in the latest polls

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ohio State's struggle for respect continues in the latest rankings, as the Buckeyes fall to No. 4 in the Associated Press poll after a 25-point road win. Hard to understand that one. The coaches' poll, which is used in the BCS formula, keeps Ohio ...

    Blog | November 17, 2013
  6. Boilers offense must delve into details

    Adam Rittenberg

    Darrell Hazell is a stickler for details, and he wants Purdue's players to be the same way. It's why the Boilers' offensive struggles in the first two games must frustrate the first-year coach, even if he keeps a positive attitude both publicly and p...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  7. B1G country producing fewer top NFL picks

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten endured arguably the worst NFL draft in its history last month, and its struggles to produce high first-round talent are well documented. The league hasn't had a top-10 pick since Michigan's Jake Long and Ohio State's Vernon Gholston w...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  8. Spartans regain key piece in Fou Fonoti

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's too simplistic to attribute Michigan State's offensive woes in 2012 to the season-ending injury Fou Fonoti suffered before a Week 3 matchup with Notre Dame. The Spartans' struggles went deeper than that. Fonoti's return to the field this f...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  9. MSU's Dantonio still in Maxwell's corner

    Adam Rittenberg

    Former Michigan State offensive coordinator Dan Roushar undoubtedly absorbed the brunt of the criticism for the unit's struggles in 2012. But starting quarterback Andrew Maxwell wasn't far behind. Seemingly the perfect successor to Kirk Cousins...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  10. Report: Saints to interview MSU's Roushar

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State fans unloaded on offensive coordinator Dan Roushar for much of last season, criticizing him for the Spartans' struggles to move the ball and score points. Perhaps the Spartan backers who want Roushar out will get their wish. The ...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  11. IU assistant Hagen off to Texas A&M

    Adam Rittenberg

    Despite Indiana's continued struggles on defense last season, head coach Kevin Wilson decided to keep his staff intact for 2013. Turns out, Wilson will have to replace one assistant who is leaving on his own accord. Indiana defensive tackles coach...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  12. Andersen will keep UW's offensive plan

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- Like his predecessors at Wisconsin, Gary Andersen's coaching background is rooted in defense, but he knows a good offense when he sees one. Despite Wisconsin's early season struggles on offense, Andersen recalled Friday how he spe...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  13. Kirkwood, defense lift bowl-bound Gophers

    Adam Rittenberg

    Like the rest of his Minnesota teammates, running back Donnell Kirkwood surged out of the gate in nonleague play, racking up 361 rush yards and two touchdowns. Not surprisingly, the Gophers went 4-0. It has been more of a struggle for Minnesota...

    Blog | November 10, 2012
  14. College football - Montee Ball rounding into form for Wisconsin B...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ron Dayne knows a little something about being a record-setting running back at Wisconsin. The former Badgers great has been happy to share his knowledge to help current star Montee Ball through his early-season struggles.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2012
  15. Player of the Week: Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    Taylor Martinez has had his struggles away from Lincoln the past three seasons, but the Nebraska quarterback stepped up in a big way Saturday at Northwestern. Because of his efforts, Martinez is the Big Ten's Player of the Week for Week 8. After c...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  16. Big Ten QB forecast could soon be sunnier

    Adam Rittenberg

    Of the many theories to explain the Big Ten's collective struggles this season, the one about the league's dearth of elite quarterbacks certainly rings true. Through eight weeks, the Big Ten has just one quarterback ranked among the nation's top 3...

    Blog | October 22, 2012