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  1. Early look at Big Ten's free-agent signings

    Adam Rittenberg

    Only 22 Big Ten players heard their names called during the 2013 NFL draft, the league's lowest total in nearly two decades (it had 21 draftees in 1994). But as soon as the draft ended Saturday, the free-agent signings began. And there were plenty...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  2. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Snow around Big Ten country, and two more spring practices (Ohio State and Illinois) kick off. To the links ... More on Michigan State's new offensive playcaller -- Dave Warner. The staff shakeup has Mark Dantonio's fingerprints all over it, G...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  3. Huskers' Fisher won't return for sixth year

    Adam Rittenberg

    As a pre-med student at Nebraska who earned academic honors from two separate conferences, Sean Fisher prepared himself well for life after football. Fisher will begin that phase of his life rather than return for a sixth season with the Huskers. ...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  4. Five B1G defensive players to watch in '13

    Adam Rittenberg

    Earlier this week, Brian Bennett took a look at five Big Ten offensive players to watch during the 2013 season. Now it's time to spotlight five possible breakout defenders. As a reminder, these lists try to identify younger players (ideally non-st...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  5. B1G roster update for all-star games

    Adam Rittenberg

    The college football postseason all-star games kick off in the next few weeks, so I thought it would be a good time to see who from the Big Ten is headed where. These games feature NFL draft hopefuls from around the sport, and we'll have full coverag...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  6. B1G bowl primer: Capital One Bowl

    Adam Rittenberg

    Our snapshots of each bowl featuring a Big Ten team continues. CAPITAL ONE BOWL No. 16 Nebraska (10-3) vs. No. 7 Georgia (11-2) Where: Orlando, Fla.; Florida Citrus Bowl When: Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ET TV: ABC About Nebraska: The Huskers wo...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  7. Huskers, UW no strangers to title games

    Adam Rittenberg

    After the different -- but equally painful -- ways in which Nebraska lost Big 12 title games in 2009 and 2010, you wouldn't have blamed the Huskers for clamming up this week. Their league championship memories aren't exactly rosy ones. "We've k...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  8. Huskers' Burkhead back at the perfect time

    Adam Rittenberg

    RexWatch 2012 gripped the state of Nebraska for more than a month, as all who love Big Red focused on one man's tender left knee. TV stations led off their broadcasts with it. Pastors led off their sermons with the latest update. Forget the weathe...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  9. Martinez, Huskers get chance at redemption

    Adam Rittenberg

    The groan on the other end of the phone said it all. The wounds from Nebraska's loss to Wisconsin in 2011 haven't fully healed. "Oh god," Huskers linebacker Will Compton told ESPN.com. "I hate to reflect on that. It was definitely a bad taste, ...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  10. Burkhead's rep resonates in right places

    Adam Rittenberg

    There's a vacant U.S. Senate seat in Nebraska. If Rex Burkhead were a few years older, he might have tried to claim it in November. Burkhead is a folk hero in the Cornhusker State, by far Nebraska's most popular player. The senior running back has...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  11. Big Ten media days player lineup

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten has announced its player lineup for preseason media days and the annual kickoff luncheon, to be held July 26-27 in Chicago. All 12 head coaches will be in attendance. Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson will speak on behalf of the pla...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  12. Nebraska spring wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    2011 record: 9-4 2011 conference record: 5-3 (third, Legends Division) Returning starters: Offense: 8; defense: 7; kicker/punter: 2 Top returners QB Taylor Martinez, RB Rex Burkhead, WR Kenny Bell, TE Ben Cotton, DT Baker Steinkuhler, DE Ca...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  13. Huskers' Will Compton masters mental edge

    Adam Rittenberg

    LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska linebacker Will Compton reaches into his jeans pocket and pulls out his iPhone. The lock screen displays the following: "Thank God, go to work, do extra, don't give yourself an excuse and become the absolute best." Compto...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  14. Spring game preview: Nebraska

    Adam Rittenberg

    It'll be a big Saturday in the Big Ten as seven teams hold their spring games/scrimmages. We're getting you ready for each one. Let's take a closer look at Nebraska's Red-White spring game: When: 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. local time), Saturday Where...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  15. Detail-driven Huskers defense put to test

    Adam Rittenberg

    LINCOLN, Neb. -- They can't be called pop quizzes because they happen every day. When safety P.J. Smith and his fellow Nebraska defensive backs enter their meeting room each day, they know exactly what's coming. "This is the first time we've ev...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  16. Friday Q&A: Nebraska LB Lavonte David

    Adam Rittenberg

    Nebraska's defense has yet to hit its stride in 2011, but one Husker seems to be playing in fifth gear. Senior linebacker Lavonte David has been the brightest spot on a unit that thus far has fallen short of expectations. A second-team AP All-America...

    Blog | October 21, 2011