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  1. Coaching continuity vital for B1G in future

    Adam Rittenberg

    As the coach hiring season nears an end, we're examining the Big Ten coaching landscape and some recent trends. We wrap up the series today with a look at the importance of coaching continuity in the Big Ten going forward. It's no coincidence tha...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  2. MSU's Dantonio in elite coaching company

    Adam Rittenberg

    You've probably seen The Scowl. Just about everybody has. Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio is often typecast on the sideline, where he's most exposed. His standard game-day expression -- furrowed brow, piercing eyes, pursed lips often forming a ...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  3. FAA investigates MSU's use of state planes

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's nothing new for major college coaches to have access to planes for business and personal use. Many of them have provisions in their contract allowing plane privileges. But Michigan State's use of state-owned planes for athletic officials has ...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  4. Big Ten Tuesday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Be sure to follow us on Twitter. To your emails ... David from Chicago writes: I may be out of step with other fans, but I would like to see Iowa schedule a MAC team and a Sun Belt team every year as non-conference opponents, in addition to kee...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  5. B1G football seeks hoops' coach stability

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- The Big Ten reported another record revenue total for the past fiscal year, and although its members on average sponsor many more sports than their counterparts in the SEC, athletic directors say their football programs have the financial ...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  6. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    What a week in college football. And the best news is we're a week closer to the 2012 season. Have a great weekend, everybody. Mike from Denver writes: Read your article on the new 4 team playoff and it not being a total loss for B1G. I think ...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  7. MSU completes big four postseason sweep

    Adam Rittenberg

    These are good times for the Michigan State athletic department. Last week, Mark Hollis was named 2012 athletic director of the year at the Sports Business Awards. The football program is enjoying historic consistency, having reached a school-reco...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  8. Big Ten chat recap: May 17

    Adam Rittenberg

    Some Big Ten chats are better than others, and today's was one of the better ones we've had in a while. Kudos to you for participating and asking good questions. Midseason form. Good to see. For those who missed out on the fun, I've got you covere...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  9. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Been a while. Great questions today. As always, thanks for the responses. Ed from Minneapolis writes: What do you think of Jerry Kill's first full recruiting class? Most rate it at the bottom of the B1G, but if Kill is to follow the Alvarez mod...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  10. MSU notes from Dantonio news conference

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio held his pregame news conference Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Here are some notes and nuggets: Cornerback Darqueze Dennard will return to the starting lineup after missing the past two ga...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  11. Izzo shows love for MSU football with gift

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's no secret that Tom Izzo loves football. He has had his Michigan State basketball players put on football pads for basketball practice. His best friend is former college and pro football coach Steve Mariucci, who calls Izzo "a football guy at ...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  12. New contract for Michigan State Spartans coach Mark Dantonio make...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio has received a new contract designed to keep him a "Spartan for life."

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2011
  13. Your take on Michigan State's sport identity

    Adam Rittenberg

    The day began with the following question: Is Michigan State a football school or a basketball school? The response from the Spartans faithful and fans of other Big Ten squads has been tremendous. National perception is what it is, but ultimate...

    Blog | February 24, 2011
  14. MSU: Football school or basketball school?

    Adam Rittenberg

    An interesting topic surfaced during my Big Ten chat Wednesday. In case you missed it -- shame on you if you did -- I have a handy transcript. Kyle (EL) Would you say MSU is a football or basketball school? Adam Rittenberg (12:23 PM) I know ...

    Blog | February 24, 2011
  15. Spartans receive good news, bad news

    Adam Rittenberg

    It has already been a busy news day around the Big Ten, particularly in East Lansing. Michigan State received some good news and some bad news this afternoon. THE GOOD NEWS Very good, indeed, as head coach Mark Dantonio has been released fro...

    Blog | September 21, 2010
  16. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Mail call. Colin from NYC writes: So many comments about Izzo Vs Tressel as best the Big Ten coach state that you can't compare coaching in two different sports, so let's take it a step farther. If Izzo and Tressel were to switch jobs, who would d...

    Blog | April 06, 2010