Menu Search

STREAM LIVE: Sunday's B1G Baseball Championship: Purdue vs. Minnesota

Latest Big Ten expansion News

Who went to Maryland? Check out these big names

Big Ten sports fans probably know that Gary Williams is a Maryland graduate. Boomer Esiason, too. But did you know David Simon, the creator of “The Wire,” and Jim Henson – yes, that Jim Henson – are Terps, too? See some of the school’s most notable alumni in this post. [ MORE: View’s complete list of notable alumni ] Jim Henson ’60, home economics Creator, the Muppets Connie Chung ’69, journalism Emmy-winning journalist [ MORE: Gallery: See every uniform combo Maryland wore in 2013 ] Robert Basham ’70, business administration Co-founder, Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, Carrabba’s Italian Grill Larry

Twitter: Rutgers accounts to follow

Rutgers is about to become an official member of the Big Ten, so we figured we would share some of our favorite Scarlet Knight Twitter handles with our Big Ten fans. See our full list in this post. Did we forget one? Feel free to add a handle in the comment section at the bottom of this post. [ MORE: Follow @BTN_Rutgers on Twitter! | Maryland accounts to follow ] Handle: @RUAthletics Bio: Official twitter page of Rutgers Athletics. Followers: 17.4K The Rutgers marching band is set to make another national appearance! Lookout for the Marching Scarlet Knights tomorrow on

Twitter: Maryland accounts to follow

Maryland is about to become an official member of the Big Ten, so we figured we would share some of our favorite Terp Twitter handles with our Big Ten fans. See our full list in this post. Did we forget one? Feel free to add a handle in the comment section at the bottom of this post. [ MORE: Follow @BTN_Maryland on Twitter!  | Rutgers accounts to follow ] Handle: @umterps Bio: The Official Twitter Page of Maryland Athletics. #GoTerps Followers: 31.3K Handle: @RandyEdsall Bio: Official Twitter page of the head football coach of the University of Maryland Terrapins. Followers:

A look back at last three Big Ten expansions

With Rutgers and Maryland primed officially to join the Big Ten on Tuesday to make it a 14-team conference, I thought it would be interesting to look back on the last three times the Big Ten expanded. There was Michigan State, in 1949, Penn State, in 1990, and Nebraska, in 2010. [ MORE: Mascots on the loose in D.C. | Delany dons first Maryland B1G apparel ] 1949: Michigan State. The school—known then as Michigan State College–was looking for an upgrade when it began a push for membership in the 1940s. Credit school president John Hannah for being a guiding

B1G to open second office in New York City

The Big Ten Conference announced it will open a second office in New York City to help serve the needs of its 14 member institutions. The Big Ten New York City office will be located at 900 Third Avenue and will be fully staffed and operational by June 1. The office is located in Midtown Manhattan, with easy access to airports and other transportation, and will feature both office and meeting space. Three Big Ten staff members working in branding, championships, communications and compliance will be based in the New York City office to provide expanded coverage and service, while

Download 2014 football schedule

The Big Ten office announced the conference schedule for the 2014 football season today, as approved by the Big Ten Directors of Athletics. The 2014 schedule will consist of eight games for each of the Big Ten’s 14 teams, feature a new division alignment, include the conference debut of Maryland and Rutgers and culminate with the fourth annual Big Ten Football Championship Game. Looking for a printable version of the new schedule? Click here to download the full PDF. Beginning in 2014, the Big Ten football division alignments will feature Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and

Delany on expansion: 'Dead is a strong word'

When Jim Delany speaks, people listen. Such was the case today in Chicago, when the Big Ten commissioner addressed a variety of topics at a meeting of the conference’s athletic directors. Among them: future bowl sites and football scheduling. Expansion also was broached. When asked if expansion is dead, Delany responded thusly: “Dead is a strong word.” So there’s that. Speculation and conjecture can continue. Still, a recent ACC grant of rights deal—tying all 14 teams and Notre Dame into a 14-year revenue sharing contract—seems to have put the kibosh on expansion. Schools in the Big Ten, Big 12 and

Dienhart: Just say 'No' to divisions for hoops

At its spring meetings in Chicago, the Big Ten may discuss if it should have divisional play in basketball, as Rutgers and Maryland are set to join the league in 2014 to make the conference a 14-team entity. My advice: The Big Ten should take a lead from the other major conferences—ACC (12 teams), SEC (14), Pac-12 (12), old Big East (15), Atlantic 10 (16)–and not have divisional play. Yes, having divisions would make for some fun races down the stretch, as more teams likely would be jockeying for division championships. But in the SEC’s instance, it had some years

Dienhart: 13 thoughts on new divisions

The announcement of the new divisions created a buzz across the Big Ten landscape. Leaders and Legends are gone. East and West are in. And a nine-game Big Ten schedule is coming in 2016. Here are 13 observations about the new arrangements. [ RELATED: No more “Legends & Leaders” | Dienhart: It’s the right move | Sound off on BTN Connect ] 1. It is good to have Michigan and Ohio State in the same division. Really. The specter of having them play twice in the same season (in the regular season and then possibly in the Big Ten title

Video: Big Ten's Delany on new plans

In a 20-minute interview Sunday, BTN’s Dave Revsine talks to Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany about the conference’s new football division for 2014, an expanded nine-game conference football schedule, and the state of the BCS. Delany explains why and how geography came to be the driver for the seven-team East and West division.