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  1. Elite QBs could be missing piece for B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    Urban Meyer couldn't believe it. Meyer hasn't spent his entire career in the Big Ten, but the Ohio State coach has a pretty good handle on the quarterback landscape in college football. Informed last month that a Big Ten quarterback hadn't been se...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  2. Big Ten NFL draft roundtable

    Adam Rittenberg

    Tired of NFL draft rewind posts? Well, it's nearly over. And besides, not much else is happening in mid-May. We're taking a closer look, roundtable-style, at the Big Ten's draft: how certain teams did, the risers, the falls and more. Noted draft h...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  3. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Happy belated Mother's Day to all the moms out there. I got to spend the first part of Sunday with mine before flying home to see my wife on her first Mother's Day. Good times. To the links ... The latest on the arrest of Rutgers QB Philip Nel...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  4. Breaking down the B1G's draft performance

    Adam Rittenberg

    The biggest non-game on the American sporting calendar is all done, as the 2014 NFL draft wrapped up Saturday afternoon in New York. After arguably its worst draft in the modern era in 2013, the Big Ten performed better this year with 30 picks. Still...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  5. Wisconsin's Gordon reaches for next level

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- Most Wisconsin players had disappeared into the northeast tunnel of Camp Randall Stadium, leaving behind another spring workout. But Melvin Gordon remained, running routes and catching passes from walk-on quarterback Thad Armstrong. ...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  6. Abdullah, Gordon look to leave legacies

    Adam Rittenberg

    When Ameer Abdullah weighed whether to enter the NFL draft or return to Nebraska for his senior season, he didn't do much external research on comparable players. He looked at his own family and how all eight of his older siblings had earned their...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  7. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Eventful week in the Big Ten so far, and bowl season wraps up tonight in South Florida. Time to check the mail ... Dave from Columbus, Ohio, writes: Adam -It was great to see Coach Dantonio finish out the season with a Rose Bowl win. His team's...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  8. Northwestern bears down for takeaways

    Adam Rittenberg

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald knows football fans in Chicago spend their Sundays watching a defense fixated on takeaways. As a Chicago Bears fan, he's one of those people. Fitzgerald hopes the same folks see the same thing on...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  9. Race never ends for White, Badger backs

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- At some point before toe meets football Saturday, Wisconsin assistant Thomas Hammock will gather the Badger running backs and ask a simple question: Who should start? You may think Hammock is shirking his primary responsibility as...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  10. Segregation led star players to the Michigan State Spartans in th...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State built itself into a national power in the 1960s by recruiting black players from the segregated South who didn't have many opportunities to play closer to home.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2013
  11. Big Ten chat wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    You waited patiently for the Big Ten chat and, as always, brought good questions and insights to it. We talked realignment (of course), future Big Ten scheduling, recruiting and more. You even got a Super Bowl prediction from me (49ers don't lose Sup...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  12. Early Big Ten power rankings for 2013

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2012 college football season is barely on ice and we're already heating up for the 2013 campaign with a way-too-early version of the Big Ten power rankings. This is a snapshot of how the league looks at this point in time, not knowing all the per...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  13. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Last links of 2012. Enjoy. Tom Shatel has a terrific exit interview with Nebraska's Tom Osborne. Tim Beck's offense truly clicked in Year 2. Huskers offensive line coach Barney Cotton is far from through. Dynamic freshman Melvin Gordon will be ...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  14. B1G head coaches rarely make NFL jump

    Adam Rittenberg

    Jim Harbaugh's success with the San Francisco 49ers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' flirtation with Chip Kelly and hiring of Greg Schiano make one thing clear: College football head coaches are in high demand to fill vacancies at the NFL level. Harb...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  15. The great debate: Big Ten's best RB

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2010 season wasn't a great one for Big Ten running backs. The league's best running back played quarterback (Michigan's Denard Robinson). Illinois' Mikel Leshoure flew under the radar but was a nationally elite back in every sense of the word....

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  16. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's an old Parcell family recipe, but I like to replace the Union soldier meat with boiled potatoes. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany is confident the BCS can stand up to federal scrutiny, Steve Wieberg writes in USA Today. It's a tough time to...

    Blog | May 09, 2011