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  1. Position that needs improvement: Minnesota

    Adam Rittenberg

    This week, we're examining a potential problem position for each Big Ten team, and what needs to get fixed in the coming months. These positions could be going through major personnel changes or simply in need of a performance upgrade from the existi...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  2. Position that needs improvement: Ohio State

    Adam Rittenberg

    As we inch toward spring practice, we're examining a potential problem position for each Big Ten team and what needs to get fixed in the coming months. These positions could be going through major personnel changes or simply need an upgrade in perfor...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  3. Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon makes his case for Heisman

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- Melvin Gordon didn't see Ron Dayne as he entered Wisconsin's interview room early Saturday evening. Gordon sidestepped Dayne, just as he did numerous Nebraska defenders during an afternoon that won't soon be forgotten in a place u...

    Blog | November 15, 2014
  4. Gophers dance into November relevancy

    Adam Rittenberg

    Jerry Kill joked Sunday night that he needs to start barring cameras from Minnesota's locker room. Kill's locker-room dance display after Minnesota thumped Iowa 51-14 on Saturday went viral. The Gophers coach got down, literally, and, with apologi...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  5. B1G media day preview: Minnesota

    Adam Rittenberg

    The countdown to Big Ten media days, July 28-29 in Chicago, is certainly under way. We're excited, you're excited, the players and coaches are excited. To get you ready, we're running through three questions facing each Big Ten team and the potential...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  6. Preseason position preview: RBs

    Adam Rittenberg

    Running back typically is among the Big Ten's strongest position groups, and it should be once again in 2014. The league returns two preseason Heisman Trophy candidates in Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon and Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, as well as several ot...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  7. Meyer and B1G's best coaches at 50

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ohio State coach Urban Meyer turns 50 today, and, according to Twitter, he'll be celebrating in Florida before preparing for preseason camp, which kicks off next month. Few college coaches have accomplished more by age 50 than Meyer, who owns two nat...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  8. MSU's Conklin makes everyone take notice

    Adam Rittenberg

    Jack Conklin couldn't believe it, and neither could his dad. As they traveled from camp to camp, trying open the eyes of major college coaches, they were met with blank stares. Jack, an offensive tackle with length, strength and athleticism -- he ...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  9. Q&A: Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner

    Adam Rittenberg

    Quarterback competitions dominated the Big Ten landscape this spring, but one race we expected to continue after the 2013 season never really got started. Philip Nelson's surprising decision to transfer from Minnesota put Mitch Leidner in the spotlig...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  10. Big Ten recruiting scorecard

    Adam Rittenberg

    The calendar now reads May (happy Cinco de Mayo to you, too) and it's a good time to check the recruiting scorecard for the 2015 class. Thirteen of the Big Ten's 14 squads are on the board -- Minnesota is still waiting for its first verbal pledge -- ...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  11. Spring game preview: Purdue

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ten Big Ten teams wrap up their spring sessions this weekend with a game, or something resembling one. Our look at each team's spring finale wraps up with the Purdue Boilermakers. When: 1 p.m. ET Saturday Where: Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayet...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  12. Boilers respond to Hazell's tough talk

    Adam Rittenberg

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- There's no sugarcoating 1-11. When a team performs as poorly as Purdue did in 2013, honesty isn't the best assessment, but the only assessment. As the Boilers closed the book on the season and looked ahead to winter workout...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  13. Big Ten Tuesday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    First of two this week. Send your Big Ten football questions here. And follow us on Twitter. To the inbox ... AIS from Madison, Wis., writes: I seem to remember that Minnesota had a returning 1,000-yard rusher last year in Donnell Kirkwood, bef...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  14. Ex-Iowa player sues over rhabdo effects

    Adam Rittenberg

    Remember rhabdo? About three years ago, 13 Iowa football players had to be hospitalized with a serious muscle disorder called rhabdomyolysis, a stress-induced syndrome they contracted after a grueling series of winter workouts. It became a major s...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  15. B1G spring position breakdown: DB

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with every Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the defensive backs. Illinois: The secondary returns mostly intact from 2013, as Illinois returns starters at both cornerback spots (V'Angelo Bentl...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  16. B1G spring position breakdown: LB

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the linebackers. Illinois: The Illini lose an All-Big Ten player in Jonathan Brown but still have decent overall depth at linebacker. Mason Monheim ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014