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  1. Meyer: Buckeyes scrambling to replace Hall

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ohio State coach Urban Meyer confirmed Thursday that senior running back Jordan Hall tore a tendon in his right foot that required surgery last week. Meyer called Hall a "warrior" and expects him to "come back rather quickly, if he can" -- perhaps...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  2. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Chow down. Ohio State adds a very big piece to its 2013 recruiting class in DT Michael Hill. Eleven Warriors explores why the Buckeyes won't go undefeated this fall. Michigan State wins the recruiting battle for a two-sport star in Drake Harris...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  3. Workout warrior: Spartans RB Edwin Baker

    Adam Rittenberg

    Edwin Baker's nickname, "Rock," spawned under rather unflattering circumstances. Baker, the All-Big Ten running back from Michigan State, can thank his dad, Edwin, for the handle. "I was little and playing around one day," Baker said. "I fell o...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  4. Workout warrior: Illinois FB Jay Prosch

    Adam Rittenberg

    As promised, the Big Ten workout warrior series is back. Piggybacking off of colleague Bruce Feldman's annual "Freaks" list, Bennett and I will profile four Big Ten players who go above and beyond in the weight room. We solicited nominations from ...

    Blog | July 18, 2011
  5. Illinois fullback Jay Prosch among 'freaks'

    Adam Rittenberg

    In case you missed it -- and I don't blame you after all our of Big Ten spring meetings coverage -- but colleague Bruce Feldman published his much-anticipated "Freaks" list on Wednesday. Feldman's freaks are the top workout warriors in college fo...

    Blog | May 19, 2011
  6. Michigan State finds its winning edge

    Adam Rittenberg

    More than once during Michigan State's 8-0 start, coach Mark Dantonio has said this year's team possesses an edge. It sounds pretty cool. You start thinking of Spartan warriors butchering their enemies with the sharpened edges of their spears. ...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  7. Big Ten workout warriors for 2010

    Adam Rittenberg

    You asked (nicely) for it, and this time, you get what you want. Remember colleague Bruce Feldman's annual "Freaks" list, which examined the top workout warriors in college football for 2010? Ohio State sophomore defender John "Sandman" Simon mad...

    Blog | July 23, 2010
  8. Meet John Simon, Ohio State's sandman

    Adam Rittenberg

    A training session at Ohio State's weight room is like a day at the beach for John Simon. Well, sort of. When Simon, a budding star on Ohio State's defensive line, enters the 8,000-square foot weight room at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, his...

    Blog | June 25, 2010
  9. Buckeyes' Simon makes 'Freaks' list

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's here. Colleague Bruce Feldman has compiled his annual 'Freaks' list, which looks at college football's top workout warriors. These are guys who put up silly numbers in the weight room or make your jaw drop when they run the 40. Each Big Ten t...

    Blog | June 24, 2010
  10. Badgers lead 27-3 after dominant first half

    Adam Rittenberg

    Bret Bielema has to be pleased with his team's response from a tough loss to Northwestern on Nov. 21. Hawaii was a hot team entering tonight's game, having beaten Navy last week, but you wouldn't know it after the first half. The Warriors look pre...

    Blog | December 06, 2009
  11. Big Ten picks: Week 14

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten faces the WAC this week, as I get two more chances to pad my record before the inevitable disaster known as my bowl picks. Both of the contests this week were tough to call. Fresno State 33, Illinois 30: Ryan Mathews will be the differ...

    Blog | December 03, 2009
  12. What to watch in the Big Ten: Week 14

    Adam Rittenberg

    Two Big Ten teams in action, and five items to track this weekend. 1. Badgers try to rebound in paradise: Wisconsin basically has traveled halfway to Australia to face Hawaii on Saturday night (ESPN2, 11:30 p.m. ET), and a win could get the Badger...

    Blog | December 03, 2009
  13. Illini players strike a pose through yoga

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Illinois left tackle Jeff Allen is no stranger to the two-point stance, the three-point stance and even the four-point stance. The warrior stance took a bit more time to master. Same with the tree pose and dow...

    Blog | August 06, 2009
  14. Five nonconference games to fear in the Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg For the most part, BCS teams structure their nonconference schedules to satisfy two objectives: revenue and a better overall record. There are several marquee nonleague matchups in the Big Ten this season, but...

    Blog | July 13, 2009
  15. Ranking the Big Ten nonconference schedules

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg If you haven't noticed, scheduling is the theme around this week. My colleagues have examined the decline of marquee nonleague games and the money-driven formula that goes into scheduling. Now it&...

    Blog | June 10, 2009
  16. Big Ten mailbag

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg A few questions and answers on this get-away day for me. Paul from Johnstown, Pa., writes: Adam, Every year it seems like there is a QB in the Big Ten that emerges as the guy no one really talks about, but no ...

    Blog | April 14, 2009