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  1. Hoke completes staff with two assistants

    Adam Rittenberg

    As expected, Michigan coach Brady Hoke completed his staff Monday by announcing the hiring of two defensive assistants: Jerry Montgomery (defensive line) and Curt Mallory (secondary). Mongtomery and Mallory join linebackers coach Mark Smith and co...

    Blog | February 07, 2011
  2. Recruiting must be bigger factor in Phase 2

    Adam Rittenberg

    Let it be known that I'll have no objections if the Big Ten ends its expansion study tomorrow. The Big Ten already improved itself with the addition of Nebraska, and a 12-team structure provides the chance to have a championship game while maintai...

    Blog | June 17, 2010
  3. Illinois prepares for senior sendoff

    Adam Rittenberg

    This isn't how Illinois defensive end Doug Pilcher envisioned his final collegiate game taking place. For starters, Pilcher, like the rest of his Fighting Illini teammates, entered the season fully expecting to play beyond Saturday's contest again...

    Blog | December 02, 2009
  4. Spartans, Illini seeing red as October approaches

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg The calendar hasn't even reached October yet, and two Big Ten teams are seeing things slip away after being hyped throughout the summer. Jeff Hanisch/US PRESSWIRE Mark Dantonio wi...

    Blog | September 28, 2009
  5. Illinois moves on from 'humbling experience'

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Juice Williams sounded like a man exhausted and exasperated by a search for something that couldn't actually be found. But when a team melts down the way Illinois did in Saturday's 37-9 loss to Missouri, an ...

    Blog | September 08, 2009
  6. Best case-worst case: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Best case/worst case is the fabulous brainchild of Pac-10 blogger Ted Miller, and I'm swiping the idea for the Big Ten. Here's the first in a series exploring the best and worst outcomes, within reason...

    Blog | August 21, 2009
  7. Big Ten position rankings: Secondary

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg After a long weekend off, it's time to dive back into the Big Ten position rankings. The secondary units are up next. The top two look absolutely stacked, and the top four or five all will be solid. Quarte...

    Blog | August 03, 2009
  8. Going camping in the Big Ten, Part I

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg August is upon us. My summer wedding tour is finally over -- a belated congrats to Mara and Elia! - so I'm all yours for the rest of the fall. The endless wait for Big Ten football reaches a milestone this...

    Blog | August 03, 2009
  9. Minnesota's Simmons out to corner the market

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg When it came to the cornerback position in the Big Ten in 2008, only two names mattered: Malcolm Jenkins and Vontae Davis. Not only were Jenkins and Davis regarded as the class of the conference, but som...

    Blog | July 22, 2009
  10. Preseason predictions: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Three predictions for each Big Ten team in 2009, starting with Illinois. 1. Arrelious Benn will double his career touchdown receptions total and then bolt for the NFL -- Benn's lack of touchdown reception...

    Blog | July 20, 2009
  11. Michigan's Mesko makes Playboy All-America team

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Michigan senior punter Zoltan Mesko has been named to the 2009 Playboy Magazine preseason All-America team, the school announced Tuesday. Mesko earned first-team All-Big Ten honors last season after leading th...

    Blog | July 07, 2009
  12. Big Ten lunch links: Thomas killed in shooting

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg The links begin with a tragic story from Iowa, as prominent high school coach Ed Thomas was killed in a shooting this morning. Thomas coached several former Iowa Hawkeyes players, and head coach Kirk Ferentz...

    Blog | June 24, 2009
  13. Hope and concern: Illinois Fighting Illini

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg As we trudge through the college football Sahara known as June, it's time to examine why you should get excited and anxious about your favorite Big Ten team heading into the summer. During the coming days ...

    Blog | June 04, 2009
  14. Ranking the Big Ten: Traye Simmons, No. 25

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Ranking the Big Ten's top 30 players ... No. 25 Traye Simmons, CB, Minnesota, Sr., 5-11, 179 Simmons Why he's here: Simmons needed only one season to establish h...

    Blog | May 12, 2009
  15. Illinois spring wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Illinois Fighting Illini 2008 overall record: 5-7 2008 conference record: 3-5 Returning starters Offense: 8; Defense: 6; Special teams: 2 Top returners QB Juice Williams, WR Arreli...

    Blog | May 06, 2009
  16. Examining the Big Ten in the NFL draft

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg The 2009 NFL draft was a fairly forgettable one for the Big Ten, which didn't have a top-10 pick for the first time since 2002 and had fewer first-round picks (4) than the SEC, ACC and Big 12. Michigan did...

    Blog | April 28, 2009