MARYLAND RELEASE — Maryland Head Coach DJ Durkin announced Friday that Scott Shafer has stepped down as the team’s defensive coordinator for personal reasons. “I want to thank DJ Durkin for the opportunity to be on his staff, but at this time I feel it’s best to step aside to tend to personal matters,” said Shafer. “I’m sincerely appreciative of his support and friendship.” “I, along with the entire Maryland football family, will continue to support Scott in every way that we can,” said Durkin. Shafer originally joined the Terrapins football staff on December 9. Read more at umterps.com.
Michigan is set to kick off this year’s Spring Football slate tonight at 6 p.m. ET on BTN (Watch on BTN2Go). [ MORE: Watch Michigan’s Spring Football game on BTN/BTN2Go ] Fans are already looking forward to the 2016 college football season, which means preseason rankings are taking over the internet. The latest set of rankings comes from ESPN”s Joe Schad, who has four Big Ten teams listed in his Preseason Top 25 for 2016. Leading the way is Ohio State, who Schad has pegged at No. 6 on this list. He ranks Michigan at No. 8, with Iowa coming
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MICHIGAN PRESS RELEASE Statement from University of Michigan men’s head basketball coach John Beilein “After initially granting a transfer release for Ricky (Doyle) and a fifth-year graduate transfer for Spike (Albrecht) consistent with the established norms regarding intraconference transfers, I am now removing all restrictions regarding their recruitment by other universities. “While I have concerns about the current transfer policies as well as potential effects to the landscape of collegiate athletics, we should do what is right for Ricky and Spike as they decide to further their education and basketball careers elsewhere. “Ricky is an exemplary young man and has
With progress comes change. At least that’s what James Franklin hopes as he begins this third season at the helm of Penn State.
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart offers his Big Ten links.
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. From an early age, Jaspreet Banga’s calling was clear: provide quality healthcare for those who wouldn’t otherwise have access to it. “When I was growing up, I saw a lot of health-care disparities, especially where my parents are from in India,” said Banga, a fourth-year medical student at Rutgers University. “I wanted to be able to grow up and make a difference
Michigan senior Madison Ristovski scored a team-high 19 points, but the Wolverines fell to Florida Gulf Coast, 71-62, in a WNIT semifinal matchup on Thursday night.
Denzel Valentine has been named National Player of the Year by the Associated Press.
Change is brewing in the air at Minnesota. The Tracy Claeys era has begun, and he quickly put his stamp on things by shaking up the staff.