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  1. New McShay mock includes four from B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    The NFL scouting combine is done, pro days are taking place around the Big Ten, and Todd McShay has another version of his NFL mock draft. Big Ten fans will have to scroll past the reshuffled top 10, as no players from the league appear -- despite so...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  2. B1G country producing fewer top NFL picks

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten endured arguably the worst NFL draft in its history last month, and its struggles to produce high first-round talent are well documented. The league hasn't had a top-10 pick since Michigan's Jake Long and Ohio State's Vernon Gholston w...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  3. Many theories for the Big Ten Conference's poor performance

    Adam Rittenberg

    There's plenty of ammunition for Big Ten critics. But the reasons for the league's poor performance are more difficult to ascertain.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2012
  4. Will B1G's top-10 draft drought end in 2013?

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten hasn't produced a top-10 pick in the NFL draft since Michigan offensive tackle Jake Long and Ohio State defensive lineman Vernon Gholston went at No. 1 and No. 6, respectively, in 2008 (sorry, Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh doesn't count, playe...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  5. Penn State football narrative will change

    Adam Rittenberg

    Shortly before kickoff at Ohio Stadium, several other reporters and I left our seats in the press box and took positions in the hallway outside the press elevator. Two top 10 teams with storied histories would play that October night in 2008: No. ...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  6. Ranking the B1G centers, guards, tackles

    Adam Rittenberg

    My apologies for posting these a day late -- blame it on Russell Wilson -- but it's time to break down the Big Ten offensive linemen entering the 2011 season. Rather than list the top 10 across the three position groups, I've decided to go a diffe...

    Blog | June 28, 2011
  7. More on the Big Ten's first-round draftees

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten failed to produce a top-10 NFL draft pick for the third consecutive year, but the league still had a sizable presence in the first round of the draft. Emphasis on size. Six Big Ten players heard their names called Thursday night at Rad...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  8. B1G lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's draft night! Should be a big one for the Big Ten. Urban Meyer says the Big Ten and SEC aren't too far part, Sam McKewon writes in the Omaha World-Herald. The Big Ten might be lacking in top 10 draft picks, but NFL teams still look to the lea...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  9. Big Ten defensive ends will dominate draft

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten might not produce a top 10 pick in April's NFL draft. The league likely won't fill up the boards with elite skill players. But when it comes to the defensive end position, no other league stacks up to what the Big Ten offers this year....

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  10. Bulaga enters top 10 of latest mock draft

    Adam Rittenberg

    Linemen on both sides of the ball will be popular come NFL draft time, Todd McShay writes Wednesday. That means good news for Iowa left tackle Bryan Bulaga. Bulaga appears at No. 6 -- by far his highest rating -- in McShay's latest first-round ...

    Blog | February 10, 2010
  11. Examining the Big Ten in the NFL draft

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg The 2009 NFL draft was a fairly forgettable one for the Big Ten, which didn't have a top-10 pick for the first time since 2002 and had fewer first-round picks (4) than the SEC, ACC and Big 12. Michigan did...

    Blog | April 28, 2009
  12. Will the Big Ten have a top 10 draft pick?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg A year after Michigan left tackle Jake Long was selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft, the Big Ten might struggle to get a player in the top 10 on Saturday. Examining the mock drafts from my NFL ...

    Blog | April 23, 2009
  13. Tressel raise not a must, but well deserved

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Ohio State's Jim Tressel got a big raise today, making him the Big Ten's highest-paid coach and putting his salary ($3.5 million in 2009) among the top 10 nationally. Let's save the debate about escalating coachin...

    Blog | August 29, 2008
  14. Big Ten rankings: No. 21, John Urschel

    Adam Rittenberg

    We've started our preseason countdown of the top 25 players in the Big Ten for the 2013 campaign. This list is based on past performance and potential for the upcoming season only. We do not consider NFL potential for purposes of these rankings. T...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  15. Hankins, Lewan move up on Big Board

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten's top two NFL draft prospects will share the field Nov. 24 at Ohio Stadium. And if Ohio State DT Johnathan Hankins and Michigan LT Taylor Lewan decide to forgo their senior seasons, it'll be their final meeting at the college level. Co...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  16. Alfonzo Dennard arrested days before draft

    Adam Rittenberg

    It has been a rough week for some of the Big Ten's top NFL draft prospects. It was revealed Ohio State tackle Mike Adams, a potential first-round pick, tested positive for marijuana use at the NFL combine. Some more bad news early Saturday as Nebr...

    Blog | April 21, 2012