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  1. Gophers DBs ('Dem Boyz') deserve your respect

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State's secondary calls itself the "No Fly Zone." LSU bills itself as "DBU" -- Defensive Back University. Minnesota lacks a widely known nickname for its secondary, which is fine for now. "Maybe in another year or two, we get there," G...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  2. Why is offense line play down this season?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Midway through the 2014 season, offensive line play seems to be declining nationally, especially at programs in which it typically flourishes. Coaches and recruiters see several reasons for the dilemma.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2014
  3. Rutgers' Carroo hones in on end zone

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 28 receptions don't jump out. Dozens of FBS wide receivers reach that mark in a season. It's the ratio -- nine touchdown catches, nearly one-third of the total production -- that suggests something is special about Rutgers wide receiver Leonte C...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  4. Durability doubts drive Northwestern's Mark

    Adam Rittenberg

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern running back Venric Mark stands just 5-foot-8 and weighs only 171 pounds, but he has a nose tackle-sized chip on his shoulder. It's why his favorite run play is the inside zone. It's why he often gets in the face of ...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  5. Big Ten rankings: No. 6, Le'Veon Bell

    Adam Rittenberg

    The postseason players march on with the best of the best. As a reminder, these rankings are based solely on performance during the 2012 season. Our next selection found the end zone quite a bit during his Michigan State career, so it's fitting he...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  6. Time zones might shape B1G divisions

    Adam Rittenberg

    Most Big Ten athletic directors entered their meetings Sunday and Monday at league headquarters thinking that geography would drive the discussion about the soon-to-be revamped football divisions. When the ADs emerged from the meetings, their sent...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  7. Big Ten rankings: No. 21, Carlos Hyde

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's a new week, and the postseason player countdown marches on, inching toward the top 20. As a reminder, these rankings are based solely on performance during the 2012 season. The next man up spent a lot of time in the end zone, particularly during...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  8. Northwestern keys for Gator Bowl

    Adam Rittenberg

    Let's look at three keys for Northwestern in Tuesday's matchup against Mississippi State in the Gator Bowl: 1. Establish the run early and often: Northwestern has been at its best when going up-tempo with the zone option game. Missis...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  9. Michigan zones in on third-down efficiency

    Adam Rittenberg

    Devin Gardner gave Michigan fans little to complain about during his first three and a half games as the team's quarterback. After Gardner became the top signal-caller Nov. 3 at Minnesota, Michigan averaged 38.3 points and 440.3 yards during its n...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  10. Gophers look for green light in red zone

    Adam Rittenberg

    The formula for Minnesota seems pretty simple: to play 13 (games, that is), the Gophers must score more than 13 (points). Jerry Kill's team is 5-0 this season in games where it has eclipsed the 13-point barrier. The Gophers have scored exactly 13 ...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  11. PSU offense, Iowa defense full of surprises

    Adam Rittenberg

    Image No 1: Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin dives into the end zone for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter against Northwestern, his fifth rushing score in six games, as the Lions score 22 fourth-quarter points to rally for a 39-28 win....

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  12. Weisman helps Iowa rediscover end zone

    Adam Rittenberg

    Most Iowa fans expected their team to find the end zone again. No one in the Hawkeye state expected Mark Weisman to do so three times against Northern Iowa. After AIRBHG struck again and wiped out two more Hawkeyes running backs -- Damon Bulloc...

    Blog | September 15, 2012
  13. Touchdown-starved Iowa looks for answers

    Adam Rittenberg

    Of all the troubling statistics about Iowa's offense through the first two games, only one matters. As in, one touchdown. Iowa is one of just two FBS teams to play two games and reach the end zone just once this season (Idaho is the other). If you...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  14. College football -- Joe Paterno's legacy endures at Penn State Ni...

    Adam Rittenberg

    It was a mass of mixed emotions Saturday at Beaver Stadium. Penn State fans hopscotched between yesterday, today and tomorrow, anger, sadness and hope. If one thing is certain, it appears the Nittany Lions will be stuck between now and then for some time.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2012
  15. Penn State keeps finding ways to win

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State will be called the worst 6-1 team in America. People will continue to point to the quarterback confusion, the inability to score touchdowns in the red zone and other obvious flaws with the Nittany Lions. But the record speaks for itself...

    Blog | October 15, 2011
  16. Scheelhaase, Jenkins spark wild Illini win

    Adam Rittenberg

    I don't know if we'll see a wilder Big Ten game all season than the one that just took place in Champaign. Pick a story line -- Dan Persa's return for Northwestern, Illinois' struggles in the red zone, Northwestern's defensive woes, Nathan Scheelh...

    Blog | October 01, 2011