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  1. Podcast: Breaking down the Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    I joined the ESPNU College Football Podcast on Tuesday morning -- before the Penn State news broke -- to talk Big Ten with hosts Ivan Maisel and Matt Barrie. We discussed Michigan's turnover problems, Melvin Gordon's sizzling start at Wisconsin, Kenn...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  2. Big Ten must seize opportunity in Week 3

    Adam Rittenberg

    When asked before the season how to repair the Big Ten's ragged reputation, the league's coaches, to their credit, didn't sidestep the topic. How the Big Ten got to this spot is complicated -- recruiting/population trends, coaching turnover and re...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  3. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Some questions and answers before the weekend ... Antonio from Omaha writes: As I read Brian's article "Huskers take aim at turnover problem" earlier, it hit me how much an impact a team's offensive success or failure has on it's defense, and vice...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  4. B1G coach turnover most in two decades

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten used to be the league of coaching stability. Rewind to the 2005 season, and the Big Ten featured seven coaches -- Penn State's Joe Paterno, Wisconsin's Barry Alvarez, Michigan's Lloyd Carr, Minnesota's Glen Mason, Purdue's Joe Tiller, ...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  5. Instant analysis: OSU 17, MSU 16

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ohio State overcame a minus-3 turnover margin, some key injuries, a premature whistle and a plucky Michigan State squad to hold off the Spartans 17-16 at Spartan Stadium. The 14th-ranked Buckeyes remain perfect at 5-0, while No. 20 Michigan State dro...

    Blog | September 29, 2012
  6. Instant analysis: MSU 17, Boise State 13

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State overcame four turnovers and rode Le'Veon Bell and a stifling defense to edge a plucky Boise State squad 17-13 in the opener. Let's take a closer look. It was over when: Michigan State converted two third downs and received a firs...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  7. College football -- Coaching turnover part of the plan at Wiscons...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wisconsin lost six assistant coaches between Dec. 22 and Jan. 19 but that's nothing new for the Badgers. They hire young and ambitious assistants and get a new crop when coaches move on.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2012
  8. 1Q update: Both offenses clicking early on

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- So much for the Big Ten championship game being a defense-driven contest. Both offenses are moving the football very well so far tonight at Lucas Oil Stadium. A Michigan State turnover has allowed Wisconsin to take a 21-7 lead agai...

    Blog | December 03, 2011
  9. Halftime: Michigan 22, Purdue 7

    Adam Rittenberg

    It has been an odd game at the Big House so far, although Michigan has to like the result at halftime after some bumps along the way. Despite allowing an easy touchdown drive to open the game and committing two turnovers, the Wolverines have a com...

    Blog | October 29, 2011
  10. Illinois defense bails out offense again

    Adam Rittenberg

    Here's the strongest endorsement for Illinois' defense so far this season. The Illini offense has committed five turnovers through the first three plus games. None have been converted into points. Vic Koenning's defense continued to bail out th...

    Blog | September 24, 2011
  11. Spartans continue ND's turnover trend

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State's defense won't shut down Notre Dame the way it did Florida Atlantic last week. But it won't stop the Spartans from exposing Notre Dame's primary weakness. Michigan State forced two Notre Dame turnovers in the first 13 minutes, b...

    Blog | September 17, 2011
  12. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Hope you enjoy the games this weekend. Stephen from Raleigh, N.C., writes: It occurred to me today after reading another article about MSU being underdogs to ND (Who has 10 turnovers in 2 games) and picked by most of your colleauges to get upset...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  13. PSU crippled by turnovers in plus territory

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State has spent a decent amount of time in Alabama territory today and also in last year's game. But the Nittany Lions haven't been able to hold onto the ball. After committing three of four turnovers in plus territor...

    Blog | September 10, 2011
  14. Penn State miscue proves costly

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State lost last year's game to Alabama for many reasons, the most glaring being turnovers in Alabama territory. To have any chance to upset the third-ranked Crimson Tide today, the Lions had to capitalize on each trip in...

    Blog | September 10, 2011
  15. Purdue has time to get things right

    Adam Rittenberg

    Nothing has come easy to Purdue during Danny Hope's tenure as coach, and the season opener against Middle Tennessee proved to be no exception. Purdue had its struggles -- 11 penalties, two turnovers, 460 yards allowed, no sacks recorded -- and nee...

    Blog | September 06, 2011
  16. Penalties proving costly for Badgers

    Adam Rittenberg

    PASADENA, Calif. -- Wisconsin takes great pride in not beating itself, and the numbers bear it out. The Badgers not only tie for the national lead in fewest turnovers (9), but they also lead the nation in fewest penalties per game (2.92). It has b...

    Blog | January 01, 2011