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  1. Franklin bringing staff, recruits to PSU

    Adam Rittenberg

    James Franklin opened his lengthy and entertaining introductory news conference Saturday at Penn State by thanking Vanderbilt, his previous employer. Two days later, Vanderbilt fans are thinking Franklin has a funny way of showing his appreciation...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  2. Franklin hire brings rewards, risks for PSU

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State's last coaching search went at a slow, seemingly wayward pace and left plenty of questions, especially about the man being introduced to lead the program on Jan. 6, 2012. There will be no Bill O'Who moments when James Franklin, official...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  3. Instant analysis: Northwestern 23, Vanderbilt 13

    Adam Rittenberg

    Some quick notes and nuggets after Northwestern rallied to defeat Vanderbilt 23-13 on Saturday night at rainy Ryan Field ... It was over when: Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter reversed field on third-and-long and raced in for a 29-yard touchdo...

    Blog | September 08, 2012
  4. Ohio State to open 2013 vs. Vanderbilt

    Adam Rittenberg

    A day packed with Big Ten scheduling news continues as Ohio State has announced it will open the 2013 season against Vanderbilt in Columbus. Vanderbilt is the second confirmed opponent on Ohio State's 2013 slate. The Buckeyes will host the Commodo...

    Blog | April 06, 2011
  5. Big Ten: No apology given to Vanderbilt

    Adam Rittenberg

    Last week, a few reports out of Tennessee stated that Vanderbilt received "some admission of error" from the Big Ten regarding a penalty call at the end of the Vanderbilt-Northwestern game on Sept. 4. A Big Ten officiating crew flagged Vanderbilt ...

    Blog | September 14, 2010
  6. Northwestern to open season at night

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern will kick off the 2010 season under the lights as the team's opener at Vanderbilt has been set for 7:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. local time). The SEC announced that Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast will televise the game, which will also be...

    Blog | July 21, 2010
  7. SEC's lunchtime links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Slow news week in the SEC (riiiiight). Bobby Johnson leaves Vanderbilt with a blueprint of how to succeed, colleague Chris Low writes. Both Vanderbilt and the SEC lose out with Johnson's retirement, Tony Barnhart writes in The Atlanta Journal Con...

    Blog | July 15, 2010
  8. Northwestern to face new coach in opener

    Adam Rittenberg

    The big news in college football today is the surprising retirement of Vanderbilt head coach Bobby Johnson. Johnson will step down at the end of the July and assistant Robbie Caldwell will serve as the Commodores' interim head coach. There's a Big...

    Blog | July 14, 2010
  9. SEC fills Nagurski, Outland watch lists

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Football Writers Association of America on Monday published its preseason watch lists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (nation's top defensive player) and the Outland Trophy (nation's top interior lineman). As expected, the SEC was well represented...

    Blog | June 22, 2010
  10. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    We've got a big week coming up, as the Big Ten coaches and athletics directors meet Monday-Wednesday in Chicago. I'll be on hand for all of it. All of us had better rest up. Drew from Lafayette, Ind., writes: I know the expansion rumors about N...

    Blog | May 14, 2010
  11. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Before we get started, a quick reminder. The only reports about Big Ten expansion that I'll address on this blog will be legitimate ones. I'm not going to acknowledge every unfounded rumor or speculative missive out there. So if you're wondering why ...

    Blog | May 11, 2010
  12. Fantasy nonconference matchups in the Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg What if Penn State resumed its rivalry with Pitt? What if the Iowa-Missouri series finally happened? Why can't Wisconsin man up and play a solid BCS team every year? How about a Big Ten-ACC Challenge in fo...

    Blog | June 11, 2009
  13. Northwestern adds South Dakota to 2012 slate

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg FCS mania continues throughout the Big Ten, and South Dakota continues to be a popular choice for nonconference scheduling. Northwestern announced Monday it will host South Dakota in 2012, though an exact date...

    Blog | May 19, 2009
  14. Northwestern schedule updates for 2010, 2011

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg After shuffling nonconference games to accommodate Miami (Ohio) and finalize the 2009 schedule, Northwestern is looking ahead to the future. The team has released tentative schedules for 2010 and 2011, w...

    Blog | March 30, 2009
  15. Texas' Brown in top form as countdown begins

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Mack Brown still gets nervous, even if he doesn't show it. When Brown met the media this morning, the Texas head coach recalled a conversation he had with coaching legend Darrell K. Roya...

    Blog | January 04, 2009
  16. Big Ten Friday mailbag

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg I'm reporting from Columbus, where I'll be covering Ohio State-Michigan on Saturday (ABC, noon ET). Not to worry, as we'll also have coverage from State College, where No. 15 Michigan State takes on No. 8 Penn Sta...

    Blog | November 21, 2008