D.J. Durkin was named the 36th head football coach in Maryland history on Wednesday afternoon. [ MORE: Dienhart on Maryland naming D.J. Durkin head coach ] Durkin, 37, will be introduced as the Terrapins’ new head coach today at 11 a.m. ET (10 a.m. CT) on BTN/BTN2Go. A first-time head coach, Durkin served as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at the University of Michigan this season. The Wolverines ranked No. 1 in the Big Ten in total defense (259.0 ypg) and No. 3 in scoring defense (15.0 ppg). “On behalf of the entire University of Maryland community, I am
Every week during the 2015 football season, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart, Brent Yarina, Sean Merriman and a Big Ten beat writer make their Big Ten game predictions. [ MORE: Keys to Iowa victory | Keys to Michigan State victory | Big Ten title game, A-Z ] This week, Yahoo’s Dan Wetzel joins us to predict the fifth annual Big Ten title game. We also provide polls for Big Ten fans to select their winners. See our predictions below and scroll down to vote for your winners. Rotating Beat Writer: Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel), sports.yahoo.com 2015 record: 92-20 Big Ten title game: Michigan
Michigan defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin has been named Maryland’s head football coach. His job: Make the Terrapins a contender in the rugged Big Ten East.
It was another great season for Big Ten football. One year after Ohio State won the inaugural College Football Playoff national title, the Big Ten has five teams in the top 15 of the final CFP rankings of the regular season. Even better: Three of those teams come in at No. 4 (Iowa), No. 5 (Michigan State) and No. 6 (Ohio State), with the Hawkeyes and Spartans meeting in the Big Ten title game Saturday night in Indianapolis. It should come as no surprise that another great season produced more than its share of unforgettable highlights. Relive the BTN.com team’s
On Wednesday’s episode of “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2015” at 9 p.m. ET tonight, it was a special Thanksgiving for Michigan State’s Shilique Calhoun as he prepared to play his final game in East Lansing. Did you know two former in-state high school rivals are closing out their careers on the same team? Meet Northwestern’s Dean Lowry and Dan Vitale. Also, take a trip back in time to 1969 and the legendary Michigan vs. Ohio State game and compare it to this year’s version of The Game. We also have game treatments from all the drama in the Big Ten East division. Are
No. 4 Iowa vs. No. 5 Michigan State. The Big Ten title game figures to be a great matchup. To preview the playoff play-in game, Tom Dienhart asked Big Ten coaches for their insights on both Iowa and Michigan State.
It was a good year for freshman running backs in the Big Ten. The best of the bunch, Penn State's Saquon Barkley, highlights our annual All-Big Ten Freshman Team. See the full team inside.
So, the College Football Playoff committee discussed jumping Michigan State over Iowa in this week’s poll. The Hawkeyes were No. 4; the Spartans No. 5. But, No. 4? No. 5? It doesn’t matter. The winner of the Big Ten title game is going to the playoff. So, who cares? *** Lots of intriguing storylines around the Big Ten title game. Both Iowa and Michigan State are physical teams. In fact, do any two teams better epitomize traditional, stereotypical Big Ten football than these two clubs? Nope. Which one is most physical? *** The NCAA has come up with a way
The second night of the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge took place on Tuesday, with six Big Ten teams in action. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Polls | Standings | Stats | Scoreboard ] Michigan kicked off the night with an impressive 66-59 victory over NC State, while Northwestern followed with a thrilling 81-79 overtime win at Virginia Tech. No. 2 Maryland fell to No. 9 North Carolina in the premier matchup of the night, 89-81. In other Big Ten hoops action: Ohio State fell short to Virginia, 64-58, Nebraska lost an overtime thriller to Miami (FL), 77-72,
The College Football Playoff committee released its fifth set of rankings Tuesday night, and as expected, Iowa remains in the No. 4 spot in the poll. Michigan State remains No. 5 after beating Penn State, while Ohio State moved up to No. 6 after a commanding 42-13 win over Michigan.