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  1. Big Ten announces sites for football title game, basketball tourn...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten soon will have a larger East Coast presence, but it is keeping most of its major events in the Midwest.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2014
  2. Michigan Wolverines' Jordan Morgan's patience, perseverance are r...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan's Jordan Morgan took a back seat when Mitch McGary burst onto the scene last year. Now, with McGary out injured and Michigan searching for an inside presence, it's Morgan's time at last.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2014
  3. Badgers ride emotion into Sweet 16

    Adam Rittenberg

    MILWAUKEE -- The machine is consistent, reliable and unflappable. Bo Ryan's Wisconsin team operates on autopilot, humming along, a monotone of winning. But basketball games, particularly those in the NCAA tournament, require teams to respond to em...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  4. Michigan poised for another tourney run

    Adam Rittenberg

    MILWAUKEE -- When the graphic of Michigan's 79-65 win against Texas flashed on the big screen in the Wolverines' locker room, Derrick Walton Jr. recoiled in amazement. "Eight assists!" Walton told fellow guard Caris LeVert. Nik Stauskas, who ga...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  5. Big Ten defenses will be put to the test

    Adam Rittenberg

    MILWAUKEE -- Both Michigan and Wisconsin had their share of defensive doubters entering the NCAA tournament. The two Big Ten representatives silenced them, at least for a day, by effectively making one of the baskets disappear at the BMO Harris Bradl...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  6. Texas' team commitment pays off in end

    Adam Rittenberg

    MILWAUKEE -- Many teams create watchwords before the season or the NCAA tournament, corny but commendable slogans that look good on dry-erase boards or in Twitter hashtags. Few teams follow through on them. Even fewer do so the way Texas did Thurs...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  7. Badgers know they need to make a run

    Adam Rittenberg

    MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin players found themselves in a slightly awkward place Wednesday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, occupying the locker room belonging to their in-state rival, Marquette. Splashed across the gold-and-blue walls were names, num...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  8. B1G ADs know committee has tough task

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Two years ago, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith chaired the NCAA men's basketball tournament selection committee and had to explain why UAB made it into the field and Alabama did not. Telling Alabama's basketball team it missed o...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  9. Suh crushes Dayne to win tournament title

    Adam Rittenberg

    Unfortunately for us, Ndamukong Suh and Ron Dayne never met on a college football field. If they had, the Richter scale would have had to be functioning correctly. Alas, Suh and Dayne could only match up in our fictional Big Ten players tournament...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  10. Big Ten players tournament championship

    Adam Rittenberg

    And then there were two. The Big Ten players tournament has reached its apex. It began with eight Big Ten standouts (Nebraska's representative starred in the Big 12) from the past 15 seasons. Each league team was limited to one entry, and candidat...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  11. Dayne edges Brees to advance to final

    Adam Rittenberg

    You'll have to wait until Sunday to learn the complete Final Four in this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament. We won't test your patience that much with the Big Ten players tournament, which features top performers from the past 15 seasons. O...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  12. Randle El upsets Smith to advance

    Adam Rittenberg

    On a sports day made famous for incredible upsets in the NCAA basketball tournament, we have a surprise to share in our own Big Ten players tournament. Indiana quarterback Antwaan Randle El, the No. 7 seed, knocked off No. 2 seed Troy Smith, the O...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  13. No. 1 seed Ron Dayne advances in tourney

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Great Dayne is marching on in the Big Ten players tournament. Wisconsin running back Ron Dayne, the No. 1 seed, advanced to the semifinals ahead of Iowa left tackle Robert Gallery, the No. 8 seed. Although both Dayne and Gallery had tremendous...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  14. Big Ten players tournament, Game 2

    Adam Rittenberg

    The NCAA men's basketball tournament tips off tonight in Dayton, Ohio, but the Big Ten players tournament is already off and running. It's time to look at the second of four first-round matchups between Big Ten standouts from the past 15 seasons. As ...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  15. Big Ten players tournament, Game 1

    Adam Rittenberg

    Earlier today, I introduced the Big Ten players tournament, which includes eight top college players from the past 15 years and asks you, the reader, to name the best. As a reminder, each Big Ten member is limited to one entry, and candidates must ei...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  16. Introducing the Big Ten players tournament

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're all about Big Ten football on this blog -- 24/7/365 -- but we're not naive about the fact that hoops is dominating he college sports landscape right now. After all, I typed this post from the United Center in Chicago, where I spent late last we...

    Blog | March 18, 2013