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  1. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wishing you a great weekend. Be sure to follow us on Twitter. To the inbox ... PCINBVUE from Omaha writes: Hey Adam, not so much a B1G question, but it has to do with the new and controversial "targeting" rule. I do appreciate the reasoning beh...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  2. B1G must be step ahead on targeting policy

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- After fielding questions about the NCAA's new targeting policy for two hours, Big Ten coordinator of football officials Bill Carollo nearly escaped the interview area Thursday morning when a former Ohio State safety tracked him down. Ne...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  3. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten hoops tournament is under way. If you need a break from roundball, check out the links. Some good Big Ten news nuggets (division alignment, future schedules) at the bottom of this Iowa recruiting story. Mark Snyder looks at five thi...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  4. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Rounding out the work week every Friday around this time. John from Phoenix writes: Hi Adam,I'm a 1971 Purdue Grad and am excited about Coach Hazell heading the Boilermaker program. Now that Gunnar Kiel has decided to transfer from ND, do you thin...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  5. Big Ten's Carollo talks new targeting policy

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten officials ejected only one player (Illinois safety Earnest Thomas against Penn State) for a helmet-to-helmet hit during the 2012 season. If the new NCAA rules for targeting had been in place, that number would have swelled to seven or eigh...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  6. Michigan's Vincent Smith takes hit in stride

    Adam Rittenberg

    Other than Katherine Webb, Johnny Manziel and, of course, Jadeveon Clowney, no person logged more airtime during college bowl season than Michigan running back Vincent Smith. Unfortunately for Smith, his 15 minutes consisted of one play being show...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  7. Big Ten Monday personnel notes

    Adam Rittenberg

    A few personnel nuggets from around the league as we inch toward Week 8. Iowa running back Mark Weisman (ankle) isn't on the two-deep for Penn State, although coach Kirk Ferentz hasn't totally ruled him out. Wisconsin LT Ricky Wagner (knee) is li...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  8. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Let's do this ... Ivor from Traverse City, Mich., writes: Please help me settle a dispute with my friend. I contend that Andrew Maxwell's receivers aren't helping him at all by dropping most of his passes that are on target, but the qb has been in...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  9. B1G position rankings: RB (units)

    Adam Rittenberg

    The preseason position rankings march on with the running back units in the Big Ten. If you missed the top 10 individual running backs entering 2012, check them out here. For the running back units -- and all position units, for that matter -- the st...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  10. B1G postseason position rankings: RBs

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten postseason position rankings march on with the running backs. The running back rankings evaluate the entire position group, although superstar players affected the placement, too. Certain groups of running backs ran behind better offensiv...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  11. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    That Bennett is a sneaky bugger. Now he's paying squirrels to help his Cardinals win another title. Steven M. Sipple writes Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez isn't helping his cause. Huskers coach Bo Pelini first showed his fighting spirit at Ohio Stat...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  12. Rex Burkhead: A throwback to the future

    Adam Rittenberg

    It was tricky to characterize Rex Burkhead in 2010, as he did a little bit of everything for Nebraska: I-back, Wildcat quarterback, slot receiver. His role is more defined this season. He's clearly the Huskers' lead back behind signal-caller Taylo...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  13. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    There are very few parenting issues where I come out on top. I'm distant, I work too much, my French braiding is sloppy. Finally something that's not my fault! Can't get enough realignment talk? Neither can Tom Shatel. The Big Ten is better off...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  14. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    This was bound to happen eventually. I've been trying so hard to suppress like my carefree idiot side that it just rebelled and came out swingin'. Two former Ohio State coaches weigh in on Luke Fickell's tough call at quarterback, Tim May write...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  15. Big Ten afternoon news roundup

    Adam Rittenberg

    A few items for you on a murky Monday in Chicago: Wisconsin starting right tackle Josh Oglesby will have an MRI on his left knee today. Despite Oglesby's chronic knee issues, Badgers coach Bret Bielema is optimistic that the senior won't miss muc...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  16. Wolverines' No. 1 running back still TBD

    Adam Rittenberg

    While several Big Ten quarterback competitions have spilled into game week, Michigan is still waiting to determine its starting running back. Mike Shaw and Fitzgerald Toussaint are listed as co-starters on Michigan's Week 1 depth chart for Saturda...

    Blog | August 29, 2011