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  1. Brandon: ND-Michigan hiatus to last a while

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon didn't do the chicken dance when asked about Notre Dame's decision to stop the annual series with the Wolverines after 2014. "I'm not sure I would have used the word chicken," Brandon told ESPN.co...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  2. The great debate: Big Ten's best RB

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2010 season wasn't a great one for Big Ten running backs. The league's best running back played quarterback (Michigan's Denard Robinson). Illinois' Mikel Leshoure flew under the radar but was a nationally elite back in every sense of the word....

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  3. Danny Hope sees progress amid 'tragedy'

    Adam Rittenberg

    Purdue coach Danny Hope occasionally uses the word "tragedy" when discussing what happened to Purdue last fall. That might strike some as a bit extreme. No one died. Purdue found a way to put enough players on the field every Saturday. But when...

    Blog | January 21, 2011
  4. Michigan's Campbell shapes up for the fall

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Whenever William Campbell's name gets brought up, so does the word expectations. It's not a term usually attached to a true freshman defensive tackle. Then again, Campbell looks not...

    Blog | August 23, 2009
  5. Boise State's Johnson quickly finds the spotlight

    Adam Rittenberg

    Boise State has found another star; a passing milestone at Ohio; injury updates at Notre Dame, Navy and UNLV and more in the non-BCS notes.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2006
  6. 'Ornery' Weis keeps Irish focused

    Adam Rittenberg

    From Notre Dame's ornery coach to Northern Illinois' breakthrough win, check out all the Irish and non-BCS notes.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2005
  7. 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
  8. Jim Tressel embraces second career

    Adam Rittenberg

    AKRON, Ohio -- Inside the cover of Jim Tressel's class binder, on the heading of the first page, are three words in bold type: Coaching Is Teaching. The terms are synonymous to Tressel. A successful coach must be a successful teacher. The link bet...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  9. Former Ohio State Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel embracing life in hi...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel is embracing life in his second career as an instructor at Akron University.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2013
  10. Gophers' Hageman structured for success

    Adam Rittenberg

    They keep coming back to that one word: structure. Those who best know Minnesota defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman say it's the thing he needs most to reach his prodigious potential. Which is hard to believe when you look at him. Few Big Ten fo...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  11. Buckeyes offense remains power source

    Adam Rittenberg

    Carlos Hyde had the wrong idea about Urban Meyer's offense when Meyer came to Ohio State. Like many others, Hyde couldn't get past the S-word -- spread. He envisioned five-wide formations, a hastened pace and a system tailored to track stars, not br...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  12. More B1G, Pac-12 bowl pairings a plus

    Adam Rittenberg

    Jim Delany chose his words carefully when the Big Ten-Pac-12 scheduling alliance went kaput in July, but the Big Ten commissioner was ticked off. He had gotten all his schools on board for a scheduling pact, which had been openly touted as an alte...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  13. Wisconsin continues juco push with CB

    Adam Rittenberg

    Is Gary Andersen turning Wisconsin into Kansas State? His plan isn't nearly that extreme, but the new Wisconsin coach has so far kept to his word so far about bringing junior-college players to Madison. Andersen, himself a former junior college Al...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  14. Accountability drives Michigan DE Clark

    Adam Rittenberg

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Two words attach themselves to Michigan defensive end Frank Clark. The first is potential. Clark has plenty. Wolverines All-American left tackle Taylor Lewan saw it throughout spring practice, when he faced Clark on a daily bas...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  15. Devin Gardner gains mental edge

    Adam Rittenberg

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- When Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner compiled his goals card for spring practice, he wrote down two words: no limitations. After a winter to prepare as the Wolverines' starter, Gardner wanted offensive coordinator Al Borges ...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  16. Buckeyes begin chase for loftier goals

    Adam Rittenberg

    If Urban Meyer had placed a banner with the words "The Chase" in Ohio State's indoor practice facility last spring, he might have been asked, "For what?" Sure, football players are always chasing something, as Meyer noted Tuesday when asked about ...

    Blog | March 07, 2013