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  1. Michigan must ditch crutch of tradition

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan has made the difficult but correct decision to part with one of its own, a man who took the Wolverines' head-coaching job without discussing salary, who said he would have walked to Ann Arbor from San Diego for the gig. "Getting over the ...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  2. Attendance challenges big deal for B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten's combination of big stadiums, big fan bases and big tradition has historically made football attendance a rather small issue. America's two largest football venues -- Michigan Stadium and Beaver Stadium -- sit on Big Ten campuses, and...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  3. B1G ADs focused on game-day upgrades

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- The Big Ten is steeped in history and tradition, but the conference needs something more to connect with the target audience of football recruits and regular students. It needs to be cooler, especially on game days. And whether it's per...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  4. Purdue's Russell driven by Den tradition

    Adam Rittenberg

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue's reputation for producing great quarterbacks is recognized throughout college football, as names like Brees, Griese, Herrmann, Dawson and Everett are linked to the program. But there's another position where Purdue ...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  5. Husker linemen continue walk-on tradition

    Adam Rittenberg

    When the phone rang early Sunday morning in Seoul, Yu Mi Chu responded like any parent would. She worried. Her son, Nebraska offensive lineman Seung Hoon Choi, never called home at 4 a.m. "She thought I got in some kind of accident," Choi said....

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  6. Ranking the Big Ten coaching jobs

    Adam Rittenberg

    Our week-long series on college football coaches continues with a look at the best jobs in the country. What makes a job great? Tradition, administrative/fan support, facilities, recruiting location, championship expectations, recent track record,...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  7. Playoff to beef up Badgers' schedules?

    Adam Rittenberg

    There are several undeniable truths about Wisconsin football: great running backs, massive offensive linemen, great "Jump Around" tradition, flimsy nonconference schedules. Like it or not, Wisconsin's weak non-league slates are part of the program...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  8. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Here's your hump day linkage. Check out the latest from the BCS meetings here and here and here. Dennis Dodd writes the Rose Bowl will have to relinquish more tradition to remain in the playoff mix. Looks like "The Victors" will play at JerryWo...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  9. Michigan AD Dave Brandon talks branding

    Adam Rittenberg

    One of the more interesting things about covering Big Ten football is seeing how the league and its members balance tradition and history with the need to grow brands and keep up with national trends. Whether it's expansion, instant replay, the addit...

    Blog | July 13, 2011
  10. Better tradition: Colorado or Michigan?

    Adam Rittenberg

    SportsNation and EA Sports want to hear from you. The subject: best NCAA football traditions. Colorado fans and Michigan fans know exactly what I'm talking about. Two of the most exciting entrances in college football take place on fall Saturda...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  11. Revisiting the Big Ten's naming decision

    Adam Rittenberg

    Mathematics professors have to be shaking their heads at college football right now. It's called tradition, fellas. Nearly a year after the Big Ten announced it would keep its name despite the addition of a 12th member in Nebraska, the Big 12 a...

    Blog | May 26, 2011
  12. Will Big Ten rivalries go too far?

    Adam Rittenberg

    The vandalism at Auburn's Toomer's Corner dominated college football talk last week, and angered many of us who love the sport and its sacred traditions. Colleague Mark Schlabach wrote a strong column about the Auburn situation and started off by ...

    Blog | February 24, 2011
  13. Listing Nebraska's game-day traditions

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten fans, it's time to study up. I asked the Nebraska faithful for help in outlining their favorite game-day traditions, and they responded in droves. Many thanks to all in Husker Country for sending in their selections. Here are the Nebras...

    Blog | February 22, 2011
  14. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Great responses for far with the Nebraska game-day traditions. Because of the holiday, I'll actually post them Tuesday, not Monday. Let's get to the regular mail now. You know how to reach me and where to follow me. Cacey from Columbus, Ohio, w...

    Blog | February 18, 2011
  15. Looking for Nebraska's game-day traditions

    Adam Rittenberg

    A good suggestion by Caleb from Binghamton, N.Y.: I am sure I am not alone when I say that it is great that you are making the Nebraska fans aware of the Big Ten game day traditions. However as someone who grew up in Big Ten country, I know almos...

    Blog | February 17, 2011
  16. Introducing Nebraska to Big Ten traditions

    Adam Rittenberg

    Some might see the headline and make a joke about losing a New Year's Day bowl game, but I wanted to continue Nebraska's welcome to the Big Ten blog by revisiting my game-day traditions series from 2010. Nebraska fans travel extremely well and Big...

    Blog | February 16, 2011