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  1. B1G roster for Texas vs. The Nation game

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Texas vs. The Nation college all-star game takes place Feb. 2 in Allen, Texas, and the Big Ten will have eight players on the field. The game pits NFL hopefuls originally from Texas or who played their college ball in Texas against players from a...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  2. Big Ten's biggest expansion gamble is itself

    Adam Rittenberg

    Maryland needs the Big Ten for money. Rutgers needs the Big Ten for the same reason, and also to escape the giant pit of quicksand known as the Big East. But every major transaction offers something for both parties, and the Big Ten needs Maryland...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  3. Spring game preview: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois wraps up its spring session Saturday with the annual Orange and Blue spring game. The Illini will pit the offense against the defense rather than split the squad. Check out the scoring system for the game. Here's a quick snapshot of the g...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  4. Spring game preview: Ohio State

    Adam Rittenberg

    Four more Big Ten spring games are on tap Saturday, and I'll be previewing all of them throughout the day. Let's kick things off with Ohio State, which will pit the offense against the defense in the Jesse Owens Spring Game. The vitals: 1:30 p....

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  5. Eight Big Ten players head to NFLPA game

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Senior Bowl on Saturday doesn't mark the end of the all-star season for Big Ten players. Eight players from Big Ten squads will head to San Antonio next week to prepare for the NFL Players Association all-star game that pits players from aroun...

    Blog | January 28, 2011
  6. Buckeyes offense aims to sideline Mallett

    Adam Rittenberg

    The main attraction at the Allstate Sugar Bowl pits Arkansas star quarterback Ryan Mallett against the nation's No. 2 defense in Ohio State. Ohio State's offense has other ideas. If the Buckeyes have their way on offense, Mallett will spend muc...

    Blog | December 17, 2010
  7. Big Ten, Little Caesars Pizza Bowl reach deal

    Adam Rittenberg

    It took a lot longer than anyone expected, but the Big Ten has finalized a new contract with the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl that runs through the 2013 season. The Detroit-based bowl will select the No. 8 team from the Big Ten and pit it against the...

    Blog | April 12, 2010
  8. Sources: Big Ten Conference will sign deal with Gator Bowl

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten likely will add the Gator Bowl to its postseason lineup, giving the league an even stronger presence on Jan. 1, sources close to the negotiations told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2009
  9. Video: Big Ten vs. Pac-10 Mythical Challenge

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ivan Maisel sits down with Ted Miller and Adam Rittenberg to pit college football conferences head-to-head....

    Blog | June 12, 2009
  10. Video: Big 12 vs. Big Ten Mythical Challenge

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ivan Maisel sits down with Tim Griffin and Adam Rittenberg to pit college football conferences head-to-head....

    Blog | June 12, 2009
  11. Fitzgerald doesn't see Northwestern as pit stop

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Most outsiders view Northwestern as a stepping stone, the type of place an up-and-coming young coach would leave as soon as a better opportunity presented itself. History supports the belief. Ara Parseghian le...

    Blog | April 17, 2009
  12. Rose Bowl preview

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg The defining game of the Big Ten bowl season pits traditional powers No. 8 Penn State (11-1) against No. 5 USC (11-1) in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi (ABC 5 p.m. ET). The Big Ten hasn't won a Rose Bowl sin...

    Blog | January 01, 2009
  13. When Wolfe runs, so do the Huskies

    Adam Rittenberg

    When he's in the lineup, Northern Illinois RB Garrett Wolfe has carried the Huskies on his 5-foot-7 frame.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2005