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  1. Several assistant coaching changes have paid off for teams this s...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Several teams made coaching changes in the offseason, but some of the most significant moves didn't involve hiring a new head man. We explore the assistants who have made a difference.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2014
  2. B1G coaches open to sharing ideas

    Adam Rittenberg

    Coaches are hired and fired based mainly on their ability to beat one another, but most are surprisingly open about sharing ideas in the offseason. I explore the brainstorming sessions today in a piece that features several Big Ten head coaches an...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  3. Big Ten Tuesday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Yes, we know the offseason is long. We also know you have questions, so send 'em here. Don't forget: Twitter! To the inbox ... Nick from Marion, Ohio, writes: Not to get too into conference expansion questions again, but isn't the "Tech prob...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  4. Big Ten Thursday chat wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    As we suffer through winter and the offseason together, we also bond over Big Ten football. Thanks to those who joined me earlier today for the weekly Big Ten chat. We discussed the East-West balance in the Big Ten, recruits flipping, new coaching hi...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  5. Offseason to-do list: Northwestern

    Adam Rittenberg

    The offseason is here, folks, and we're taking a look at what each team must do in the long months ahead before the games begin again in late August. Up next: the Northwestern Wildcats. 1. Establish an identity on offense: An injury-plagued uni...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  6. Offseason to-do list: Michigan State

    Adam Rittenberg

    The offseason is here, folks, and we're taking a look at what each team must do in the long months ahead before the games begin again in late August. Up next: the defending Big Ten and Rose Bowl champion Michigan State Spartans. 1. Reload at li...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  7. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Last weekend of the offseason. Enjoy it and then gear up for some football. Remember, follow us on Twitter. Some Guy from Michigan writes: Adam, I'm not sure I understand all the hype around Michigan. They have to replace a lot of their off...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  8. Video: Iowa LB James Morris

    Adam Rittenberg

    Iowa linebacker James Morris talks about his appendicitis, the experience of the Hawkeyes' linebacker corps and being "cranky" in the offseason....

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  9. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Your questions, my answers ... Matt from Ann Arbor, Mich., writes: The B1G could be in the news quite a bit during the offseason. Will we get the final decisions on division alignment, division names and 9/10 game schedule all at once or will they...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  10. Midseason report: Purdue

    Adam Rittenberg

    PURDUE Record: 3-3 (0-2 Big Ten) Danny Hope told anyone who'd listen in the offseason that he would have his best team at Purdue in 2012. Through the first four games, the Boilers looked the part, averaging 51 points per game at home and nea...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  11. Wisconsin tries to master transition game

    Adam Rittenberg

    Four Big Ten teams had massive coaching staff overhauls during the offseason. Three lost their head coaches. One won the Big Ten championship. Wisconsin finds itself in an odd spot, having to replace six assistant coaches despite back-to-back Rose...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  12. More B1G nonleague schedule rankings

    Adam Rittenberg

    In case you haven't noticed, we've reached the part of the offseason where schedules are ranked ... and ranked ... and ranked. I dove in earlier this week by ranking the division crossover schedules for teams in the Legends Division and Leaders Divis...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  13. Offseason to-do lists: Legends Division

    Adam Rittenberg

    The offseason is upon us, and earlier today Brian took a look at the to-do lists for each team in the Leaders Division. Let's now turn the attention to the Legends Division and what teams need to accomplish during the next seven-plus months. As a ...

    Blog | January 20, 2012
  14. Season recap: Ohio State

    Adam Rittenberg

    OHIO STATE BUCKEYES Record: 6-6 (3-5 Big Ten) After the offseason from hell, Ohio State entered the year with new faces, new roles and new uncertainty. The team that had dominated the Big Ten for the past decade found itself with many questions...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  15. Taylor leads Badgers' defensive swarm

    Adam Rittenberg

    When Wisconsin linebacker Mike Taylor studied film of himself during the offseason, he didn't like what he saw. "I saw myself maybe take some plays off," he told "Not necessarily taking plays off, but not finishing to the ball." It's ...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  16. Big Ten chat: today at noon ET

    Adam Rittenberg

    You guys have been great on the chats throughout the offseason. I need one more strong effort before the games finally begin Thursday night. Please join me today at noon ET for our final chat of the Big Ten offseason. I'll be chatting with you fro...

    Blog | August 31, 2011