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  1. Sloppiness at the Big House so far

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan's defense has showed up to play today. The problem: Denard Robinson and the Wolverines' offense keep giving it away. The Wolverines committed three turnovers in the first quarter after having 12 through the first eight games. Robinson thr...

    Blog | November 06, 2010
  2. Penn State needs to get Royster going

    Adam Rittenberg

    Is it Evan Royster or Penn State's offensive line? Several Penn State fans have asked me this question in recent days, and it's a pressing one after the first two games. Speaking of pressing, that might be the problem right now for Royster, who ha...

    Blog | September 15, 2010
  3. Spartans dominate first half against sinking Illini

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Well, it's safe to say Juice Williams wasn't the problem for Illinois. Williams is on the bench today after losing his starting spot to Eddie McGee, but he's watching an offense that continues to sputter. Th...

    Blog | October 10, 2009
  4. Herbert sets new tone in Wisconsin weight room

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg After suffering through one of the most disappointing seasons in the country last fall, Wisconsin needed to make changes, and everyone knew it. The problem? Spring practice was more than three months away.&nbs...

    Blog | May 18, 2009
  5. Buckeyes' Herron ready to lower the boom

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Dan Herron grew up watching Jerome Bettis flatten defenders and tried to emulate the NFL star known as "The Bus." The problem? Herron was built like a Miata. Andy Lyons/Getty Images ...

    Blog | April 13, 2009
  6. Recruiting needs: Illinois Fighting Illini

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Talent certainly wasn't the problem last season in Champaign, and Illinois once again will return several game-changing skill players in 2009. Though Ron Zook must be mindful of impending departures at bot...

    Blog | January 15, 2009
  7. Should Tressel give up play-calling duties?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg The downside of a bye week is if a team loses, there are seven extra days to speculate on what went wrong. When it comes to idle Ohio State, it doesn't take a gridiron sleuth to spot the problem. St...

    Blog | October 30, 2008
  8. Michigan stays with Threet as starting QB

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Steven Threet wasn't the problem for Michigan against Notre Dame, and the redshirt freshman will retain the starting quarterback job for next week's Big Ten opener against No. 8 Wisconsin. Coach Rich Rodriguez ann...

    Blog | September 15, 2008
  9. Appalachian State loss motivates Michigan

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Michigan safety Stevie Brown tries to block negativity from his life whenever he can. The problem is he also owns a TV. Leon Halip/Getty Images Stevie Brown and Michigan still remember last y...

    Blog | August 28, 2008
  10. Air Force relies on familiar formula en route to 3-0 start

    Adam Rittenberg

    Air Force's strong running game has the Falcons off to a 3-0 start. Check out all the news and notes from the non-automatic BCS conferences and independents.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2007
  11. Big Ten Tuesday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    You ask, I attempt to answer. I ask, you follow us on Twitter. Deal? Good. To the inbox ... Lance from Greensboro, N.C., writes: Your answer to Rajiv highlights the problems with the so-called "playoff". If all five power conference champions r...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  12. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    The links are slimming up for the summer. Five lessons from Rutgers' spring practice, including Gary Nova as the team's top quarterback. The Big Ten continues to fight a perception problem. Gerry DiNardo shares his thoughts on each Big Ten team...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  13. New contract for Maryland's Locksley

    Adam Rittenberg

    Maryland joined the Big Ten largely because of its financial problems and the increased revenues it would bring in from league membership. But to compete in the Big Ten, Maryland had to make investments in its top programs. The school followed thr...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  14. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Don't get picked off before checking out the links. After a late October surge, Minnesota considers itself a division title contender. Nebraska's brutal loss falls on coach Bo Pelini. A good breakdown of the Huskers' offensive problems by Sam M...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  15. Purdue receivers Knauf, Woods arrested

    Adam Rittenberg

    As if Purdue's 1-4 start isn't bad enough, the Boilers' problems are extending beyond the field. Boilers wide receivers B.J. Knauf and Jordan Woods were arrested Monday on suspicion of theft, according to multiple reports. The two players were det...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  16. Podcast: Breaking down the Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    I joined the ESPNU College Football Podcast on Tuesday morning -- before the Penn State news broke -- to talk Big Ten with hosts Ivan Maisel and Matt Barrie. We discussed Michigan's turnover problems, Melvin Gordon's sizzling start at Wisconsin, Kenn...

    Blog | September 25, 2013