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  1. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Enjoy all the spring games this weekend. We'll recap each early next week. Follow us on Twitter! To the inbox ... Ethan from Abbottstown, Pa., writes: While watching March Madness, I couldn't help but notice how full the stands were for semi...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  2. Dennard earns Thorpe, All-America honors

    Adam Rittenberg

    Life is good for Michigan State star cornerback Darqueze Dennard. Last Monday, he surprised no one by winning the Big Ten's Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year award. Five days later, Dennard and his Spartans teammates surprised a few people,...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  3. Buckeyes' Bryant raises the bar in 2013

    Adam Rittenberg

    At some point before Aug. 31, Ohio State safety Christian Bryant will compile a goals sheet for his senior season and hang it in his locker. Bryant is still formulating the specifics, but he'll undoubtedly list items about interceptions, leadershi...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  4. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Election Day edition. Peter from State College, Pa., writes: I was wondering if you could explain why Manti Te'o gets so much love from the media while Michael Mauti is left out to dry. Mauti is better in most statistical categories (except INT's)...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  5. Ricardo Allen standing tall for Purdue

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- At 5-foot-9 and 176 pounds, Purdue junior cornerback Ricardo Allen is a small man in a big-man's game. The key to his success: not playing like a small man. Allen, who has started all 25 games of his Boilers career, describes his pla...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  6. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Here's your hump day linkage. Check out the latest from the BCS meetings here and here and here. Dennis Dodd writes the Rose Bowl will have to relinquish more tradition to remain in the playoff mix. Looks like "The Victors" will play at JerryWo...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  7. Ricardo Allen: Boilers' risk-taker, playmaker

    Adam Rittenberg

    A cornerback doesn't record three pick-sixes in a year and a half of college ball without taking some risks along the way. Purdue's Ricardo Allen calls himself a risk-taker. Anyone who watches Allen calls him a playmaker. "You can't be one of t...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  8. Five Big Ten players on Walter Camp list

    Adam Rittenberg

    The preseason award watch lists wrap up today with the Walter Camp Award, given annually to the nation's top football player. Past Big Ten winners include Ohio State QB Troy Smith (2006), Penn State RB Larry Johnson (2002), Wisconsin RB Ron Dayne (19...

    Blog | July 18, 2011
  9. B1G lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's draft night! Should be a big one for the Big Ten. Urban Meyer says the Big Ten and SEC aren't too far part, Sam McKewon writes in the Omaha World-Herald. The Big Ten might be lacking in top 10 draft picks, but NFL teams still look to the lea...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  10. MSU, Iowa, Purdue also in NFL pipeline mix

    Adam Rittenberg

    March Madness is over, but we're doing our own little bracket here at, as we search for the college program that boasts the best pipeline to the NFL. The top 16 point earners entered the bracket, and three Big Ten programs -- No. 9 Penn Stat...

    Blog | May 10, 2010
  11. SEC's lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Taking a look around the SEC today ... Alabama and Florida have separated themselves at the top of the SEC, Ron Higgins writes in The Commercial Appeal. Marcell Dareus stepped up as Alabama's star D-lineman this spring, Dave Curtis and Matt Hayes...

    Blog | May 06, 2010
  12. Clark and Graham both win Silver Football

    Adam Rittenberg

    For the first time in the 86-year history of the Chicago Tribune's Silver Football award, the honor is going to two Big Ten players. Penn State senior quarterback Daryll Clark and Michigan senior defensive end Brandon Graham both win the Silver Fo...

    Blog | December 09, 2009
  13. Silver Football finalists: Clark, Clay, Graham

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State quarterback Daryll Clark, Wisconsin running back John Clay and Michigan defensive end Brandon Graham have been named finalists for the Chicago Tribune's Silver Football award, given annually to the Big Ten's top player. The winner will ...

    Blog | December 04, 2009
  14. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Minneapolis is beautiful this time o' year. Terrelle Pryor's coach breaks down the Ohio State quarterback's play so far, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Nothing wrong with Ohio State's...

    Blog | September 18, 2009
  15. Could Mays or Berry follow Woodson's path?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg In 1997, Michigan cornerback Charles Woodson made history as the first primarily defensive player to win the Heisman Trophy. No defender has come close to striking a pose since Woodson edged Tennessee's Pe...

    Blog | August 13, 2009
  16. Video: Tour stops in Michigan

    Adam Rittenberg

    College Football Live's 50 States Tour kicks off with Michigan. Former Wolverines Charles Woodson and Desmond Howard talk about their experiences....

    Blog | June 01, 2009