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  1. Could B1G's draft drought end in 2015?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Go ahead and blame the Big Ten blog. Since it launched in July 2008, the Big Ten hasn't had an NFL draft pick in the top 10. The Big Ten also hasn't had a team appear in the national championship game. So yes, it's all my/our fault. Here's the ...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Big Ten postseason player rankings: No. 12

    Adam Rittenberg

    By the end of the day, the Big Ten player rankings countdown will have reached the Top 10. As a reminder, these rankings are based solely on performance during the 2013 season, not on future potential. The next man up shared the spotlight for much of...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  4. OSU, Michigan seemingly worlds apart

    Adam Rittenberg

    The theory was spawned sometime after the 2011 season, as Michigan celebrated Brady Hoke's successful debut and new Ohio State coach Urban Meyer had Columbus buzzing with optimism. Both programs signed top-10 recruiting classes in February 2012. B...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  5. Poll: B1G's most surprising running back

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten returned seven of its top 10 rushers from the 2012 season, so it seemed likely that familiar names would fill this year's rushing chart. It hasn't worked out like that. Only two players ranked in last year's top 10 -- Nebraska's Ameer ...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  6. Oklahoma emerges from under the radar with win over Notre Dame

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Sooners, who started the season outside the top 10, have the looks of a contender.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2013
  7. Podcast: Big Ten preseason storylines

    Adam Rittenberg

    I joined ESPN colleagues Ivan Maisel and Matt Barrie earlier Wednesday on the ESPNU College Football podcast, where we discussed some Big Ten preseason story lines. Among them: Whether any other teams besides Ohio State finish in the Top 10, quarterb...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  8. Three B1G teams recognized for APR

    Adam Rittenberg

    The NCAA's complete Academic Progress Rate report for 2011-12 will be released next week, but the public recognition awards are out for teams finishing in the top 10 percent of their sport. Three Big Ten teams earned awards: Northwestern, Ohio Sta...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Michigan, OSU load up at key positions

    Adam Rittenberg

    Both Ohio State (No. 3) and Michigan (No. 6) finished in the top 10 of ESPN Recruiting's overall class rankings for 2013. When it comes to specific position groups, however, both the Buckeyes and Wolverines top the chart. ESPN Recruiting recently ...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  11. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Happy hump day. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer earns a nice bonus for a top-10 finish, although he nearly received even more. The Buckeyes are among the favorites to compete for the crystal football in 2013. Michigan left tackle Taylor Lewan, a l...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  12. Michigan heading to Outback Bowl

    Adam Rittenberg

    After Sunday's mini-surprise with the Capital One Bowl, Michigan moved up a spot in the pecking order and will face an SEC opponent in the Outback Bowl. According to a release, Michigan will face a "Top 10" SEC foe to be announced later today. The...

    Blog | December 02, 2012
  13. 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
  14. Ranking B1G nonleague games: Nos. 20-11

    Adam Rittenberg

    After a brief hiatus, the countdown of the Big Ten's most compelling nonconference games makes its (somewhat) triumphant return. We're not at the top 10 quite yet, but we're getting there. In case you missed them, check out Nos. 48-35 and Nos. 34-...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  15. B1G position rankings: RB (units)

    Adam Rittenberg

    The preseason position rankings march on with the running back units in the Big Ten. If you missed the top 10 individual running backs entering 2012, check them out here. For the running back units -- and all position units, for that matter -- the st...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  16. 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