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  1. ABC/ESPN selects B1G prime-time slate

    Adam Rittenberg

    The most exciting day of the Big Ten offseason is here. OK, not really, but it's definitely in the top five. The first portion of the Big Ten's prime-time schedule is out as ABC/ESPN made its six selections for games to be played under the lights....

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  2. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. Let's get to the links ... Jabrill Peppers' commitment to Michigan is resonating around the country. Mgoblog has a comprehensive look at Peppers' recruiting profile. A look at the top five recruits of th...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  3. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wishing you a good weekend. I'll be on the ped mall tonight. Chris from Boston writes: A lot of people have defended Michigan in that their losses have been to Alabama and Notre Dame, two top five teams. I definitely see this, as most talented tea...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  4. More top B1G seasons from past 50 years

    Adam Rittenberg

    On Monday we revealed our list of top five individual seasons by a Big Ten player in the past 50 years, and as Brian Bennett explained, the choices weren't easy. We omitted several incredible individual performances, and some of you let us hear about...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  5. Which B1G receivers will break out this fall?

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten had four 1,000-yard receivers in 2011, all of whom are graduating. In fact, the league loses its top five receivers -- Iowa's Marvin McNutt, Illinois' A.J. Jenkins, Michigan State's B.J. Cunningham, Northwestern's Jeremy Ebert and Wisc...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  6. Ranking the Big Ten specialists

    Adam Rittenberg

    Meant to post this Friday, but we finally wrap up the Big Ten preseason position rankings with the individual specialists. I'll break down the top five kickers, punters and return men in the league (sorry, long snappers). Although the Big Ten lose...

    Blog | July 18, 2011
  7. B1G's top seniors, juniors for 2012 draft

    Adam Rittenberg

    Colleague Mel Kiper Jr. recently compiled his list of top seniors and juniors for the 2012 NFL draft. Kiper breaks down the top five players at each position in each class. Quite a few Big Ten players made the rundown, and there were some surprise...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  8. Top five in-game atmospheres from 2010

    Adam Rittenberg

    Following the lead of my colleagues David Ubben and Chris Low, I wanted to examine the top in-game atmospheres from the 2010 season. This is clearly a subjective list, so to be fair, I only considered games I attended this past season. Although I ...

    Blog | January 26, 2011
  9. Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 9

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten boasts four top-20 teams and a fifth in Illinois that seems a lot closer to the top tier than the bottom tier. After the top five, the league is a real mystery until the bottom two. Just remember, these rankings reflect how a team is p...

    Blog | October 25, 2010
  10. Big Ten position rankings: Secondary

    Adam Rittenberg

    The position rankings march on as I take a look at the top five secondary units in the Big Ten this fall. 1. Iowa: Playmaker extraordinaire Tyler Sash leads a group that boasts good experience but must fill a major void following the departure of ...

    Blog | August 18, 2010
  11. Big Ten position rankings: Linebackers

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's time to take a look at the top five linebacker units in the Big Ten this fall. 1. Ohio State: The Buckeyes boast two of the Big Ten's top 10 linebackers in Ross Homan and Brian Rolle, and they also have good depth. Homan might have been the l...

    Blog | August 17, 2010
  12. Big Ten power rankings: Week 4

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Ohio State answered the bell and finally dominated a team, while the Big Ten's upper crust has separated itself. The top five look pretty solid, while the bottom six are a muddled mess. 1. Penn State (3-0) -...

    Blog | September 21, 2009
  13. The top five Big Ten closers in recruiting

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg The games have finally started in the Big Ten, but recruiting season never ends. Like every league, the Big Ten boasts its share of ace recruiters, but only a select few are adept at getting top prospects to sa...

    Blog | September 08, 2009
  14. Top five villains in college football

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg After looking back to the past for all-time Big Ten villains, let's turn the focus to the present. Who are the top five villains in college football right now? These five wouldn't win many public opini...

    Blog | August 17, 2009
  15. Top five signing day story lines in Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg National signing day is in the books, and dozens of high school prospects have pledged to Big Ten teams. The Big Ten signed only one Top 25 prospect in Ohio State running back Jaamal Berry, but the league had ...

    Blog | February 05, 2009
  16. Buckeyes finalize class, Brown to Georgia

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Ohio State has finalized its 25-member recruiting class, which undoubtedly will rank as the best in the Big Ten and among the top five nationally. As always, head coach Jim Tressel and his assistants did extre...

    Blog | February 04, 2009