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Michigan begins search to replace interim AD Jim Hackett

Michigan's search for a new athletic director has begun. The school announced Wednesday it has formed an advisory committee and hired a search firm to begin looking for candidates to replace interim athletic director Jim Hackett, who does not want to be in the running to keep his job.

BTN to televise D.J Durkin introductory press conference

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

Video: Check out BTN.com's top 10 Big Ten football plays of 2015

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

Saquon Barkley highlights 2015 BTN.com All-Freshman Team

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.

Big Ten/ACC Challenge recap: Big Ten goes 3-3 on Tuesday night

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,

Five Big Ten teams in top 15 of College Football Playoff Rankings

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.

Big Ten champ Minnesota highlights 2015 All-Big Ten Volleyball Team

The Big Ten announced its postseason volleyball awards on Tuesday, with standouts from Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin earning individual recognition following the conclusion of the 2015 regular season. Nine Big Ten teams will be competing in the NCAA tourney, starting Thursday. Read more about the tourney here. See the complete complete list of All-Big Ten honorees, individual award winners and Sportsmanship Award honorees below: PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Daly Santana, MINN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Justine Wong-Orantes, NEB SETTER OF THE YEAR: Lauren Carlini, WIS FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Samantha Seliger-Swenson, MINN COACH OF THE YEAR (COACHES AND MEDIA):

Big Ten Player Rankings: Robert Carter Jr. makes debut

There are two new Big Ten names appearing on my latest Big Ten Player Rankings. One was on my preseason list (Illinois’ Malcolm Hill), while the other is making his debut (Maryland’s Robert Carter Jr.). [ MORE: Power Rankings | Polls | Standings | Stats | Scoreboard ] The top four remains the same this week, with Michigan State do-it-all star Denzel Valentine coming in at No. 1 for the second consecutive week. See my full latest list below: 1. Denzel Valentine, Michigan State. The Denzel Valentine show hit the West Coast this week for the Wooden Legacy, and those