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  1. Kain Colter supports teammates at pro day

    Adam Rittenberg

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Kain Colter wore a neon yellow and blue jacket given to NFL combine participants and black Northwestern sweatpants, an outfit pointing to both his future and his past. Colter's much-publicized push to unionize Northwestern footba...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Will Brady Hoke's staff loyalty pay off?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Last week, Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon wrote a 1,059-word blog post affirming his support for head coach Brady Hoke. Hoke's job status at Michigan, at least for a fourth season, never seemed to be in doubt. If Jabrill Peppers, Michigan...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  4. Michigan Wolverines athletic director Dave Brandon backs Brady Ho...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon has placed his strong support behind coach Brady Hoke, writing in a blog post that Hoke will lead the program "well into the future" despite a disappointing 7-4 season.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2013
  5. B1G still supports seven-win bowl minimum

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Indiana athletic director Fred Glass oversees a football program that has made one bowl appearance in the past 19 seasons. The Hoosiers soon will take up residence in the Big Ten's East Division, which includes traditional powers Ohio S...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  6. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Gearing up for a slightly big night in Chicago sports (Bears-Pack, Sale-Verlander). Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez supports Bret Bielema's decision to dump his offensive line coach after only two games. Montee Ball isn't getting down despite the Badg...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  7. Lions' Jones moves from QB to tight end

    Adam Rittenberg

    If Penn State fans voted on the team's starting quarterback this spring, Paul Jones would have won in a runaway. Tired of seeing Matt McGloin and Rob Bolden struggle for a year and change, Nittany Nation overwhelmingly threw its support behind Jon...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  8. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State-Boise State a month from today. Who's excited? Several thousand Penn State fans showed up Tuesday morning for a pep rally to support the team. Colleague Jared Shanker looks at where Penn State's recruiting class currently stands . ...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  9. Ranking the Big Ten coaching jobs

    Adam Rittenberg

    Our week-long series on college football coaches continues with a look at the best jobs in the country. What makes a job great? Tradition, administrative/fan support, facilities, recruiting location, championship expectations, recent track record,...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  10. Delany: New system needs public support

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- When Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany met with the league's football coaches to discuss the inevitable shift in the postseason model, the conversation went like this. Coaches: Commissioner, why are we doing this? Delany: We're doing i...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  11. College football -- Commissioners agree on one BCS change: transp...

    Adam Rittenberg

    There isn't a whole lot of agreement among those deciding the fate of college football's postseason. But the one change that has universal support is finding a selection system that's more transparent.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2012
  12. Ohio State giving iPads to all its athletes

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ohio State is dotting the iPad. The nation's largest athletic department announced Wednesday that it will begin providing all of its student athletes with iPads this fall as part of an academic support initiative. Ohio State had a record number of...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  13. Michigan's Demens plays April Fool's joke

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan linebacker Kenny Demens sent a scare into his Twitter followers late Saturday night. At 11:09 p.m. ET, Demens, the team's leading tackler with 94 stops in 2011, tweeted: "Out for the season with a hand injury. Hope all uofm still support ...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  14. Recapping the Big Ten coaching changes

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten had an unprecedented number of coaching changes in the past few months -- 40 to be exact. And that's not even counting support staff members, including strength and conditioning coaches. Three teams replaced their head coaches, and fiv...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  15. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Chatting right now. It's not too late to join. The Big Ten's playoff proposal might not get much support, Teddy Greenstein writes. The conference commissioners don't appear to be in any rush. Danny O'Brien received his release to Vanderbilt, wh...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  16. Wisconsin's Alvarez favors plus-one format

    Adam Rittenberg

    Count Barry Alvarez among those in favor of a plus-one format in college football, a plan that is gaining a lot of momentum right now. Alvarez, the Wisconsin athletic director and former longtime football coach, supports the plus-one in his latest...

    Blog | January 12, 2012