Week in Review: Scarlet Knights, Terps join B1G

Our BTN.com team officially wishes all you Big Ten fans a Happy Fourth of July. It’s been a busy week here in Big Ten country, as we welcomed two new members to the conference in Maryland and Rutgers.

Here is a look back at the past week and a recap of our top stories leading up to the holiday weekend.

[ MORE: View all of our Maryland and Rutgers welcoming coverage ]


– Now that Maryland is officially a member of the Big Ten conference, you’re going to want to keep up with a constant flow of Terrapin athletics. How do you do that? It’s simple… Follow this list of the top Maryland Twitter handles.

– Big Ten fans probably know that Gary Williams is a Maryland graduate. But did you know that Jim Henson is a Terp graduate as well? Check out some of Maryland’s most notable alumni.

– If you’re thinking about planning a trip to see Maryland take on your Big Ten team, you’re going to want to check out this outstanding tour guide for visiting Big Ten fans.

– We know about Juan Dixon and Steve Blake, but what other players make up the list of Maryland’s Top 10 basketball players of all time? Tom Dienhart has the complete list here.

– As a way of officially welcoming Maryland to the Big Ten, Tom Dienhart takes a look back at the top 5  moments in Maryland sports history.

– Who’s the top Maryland football player of all time? Tom Dienhart provides his list of the top 10 all-time best Maryland players.

– Back in 1955, Maryland took on UCLA in a game billed as the “Best of the East” vs. the “Best of the West.” Find out other fun facts about Maryland’s Byrd Stadium.

– Known as “The House that Gary Built,” in honor of former Maryland head basketball coach Gary Williams, Comcast Center first broke ground in July, 2000, and was completed in the fall of 2002. Find out all you need to know about the Terps’ home.

– Now that the Terrapins are an official member of the Big Ten, our uniform expert, Brent Yarina, takes a look at the school’s much-talked-about football jerseys.


– Planning a trip to New Brunswick to see the Scarlet Knights play? Take a look at this complete tour guide of Rutgers University.

– Rutgers hoops coach, Eddie Jordan, is one of the greatest players in the program’s history. Who else joins Jordan on that list? Tom Dienhart takes a look at the top 10 Rutgers basketball players of all time.

– Where does Rutgers’ memorable 28-25 win over Louisville in 2006 rank among the top moments in school history? Tom Dienhart provides his list of the top 5 moments in Rutgers sports history.

– We all know Ray Rice was a stud during his time at Rutgers, but was he the best in school history? Tom Dienhart takes a look at the top 10 Rutgers football players of all time.

– Did you know Rutgers Stadium was the site of a lecture delivered by the Dali Lama? Sean Merriman tells you everything you need to know about Rutgers’ High Point Solutions Stadium.

– Fun fact: The New Jersey Nets once called Rutgers Athletic Center home. Learn more fun facts about Rutgers’ home in this post.

– Who is the most noticeable alum from your respective university? Rutgers has a long list of well-known alumni. Sean Merriman takes a look at the school’s most notable alums in this fun-filled list.

– Now that Rutgers is officially a member of the Big Ten, who can you look to for the best Rutgers athletics info? Here’s a list of Rutgers twitter handles to follow.

– Rutgers, a Nike school, features some of the best helmet designs throughout all of college football. Our uniform guy, Brent Yarina, takes a look at all of the school’s football jerseys.


Originally from Farmington Hills, MI, I have worked at the Big Ten Network since 2012 and took over my role as web editor and blogger in August, 2013. Follow me on twitter for constant Big Ten updates @srmerriman. Thanks and enjoy!!

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Valerie on 7/4/2014 @ 8:04am EDT Said:

When will Rutgers and Maryland be added to your favorite school to pick, they show only in the banner within the app.

    BTN.com staff on 7/28/2014 @ 12:26pm EDT Said:

    Very soon. New release coming in August.