The Big Ten-SEC rivalry is real, but many Big Ten officials don't view the two leagues as diametrically opposed, even if it's how they're portrayed.
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As Big Ten teams settle into the offseason, questions from fans focus on some new faces on the sidelines and Wisconsin's tough schedule.
In the span of four weeks, DJ Durkin's first Maryland team will have three chances to test itself against the programs he was hired to chase down.
We continue our examination of the coming Big Ten season with the second half of the conference schedule.
Renewed energy and youth have helped the Terrapins land ESPN 300 Joshua Kaindoh and have others interested.
It should come as no surprise that Jim Harbaugh is quickly taking Michigan's quarterback situation from a weakness to a strength.
How B1G could a new Big Ten be?
In the spirit of conference expansion chatter, our Ryan McGee has an idea. He shook up the Big Ten, added four schools and juggled the divisions to help create a more balanced CFB map. Which teams are in the new East and West? Flipping the field
Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer
Between the ESPN networks and BTN, Big Ten-scheduled night kickoffs in 2016 feature Nebraska in a league-high five games, followed by Ohio State (4), Northwestern, Iowa and Penn State (3), Michigan State, Wisconsin, Michigan and Rutgers (2), Illinois, Indiana, Maryland and Minnesota (1).
Will Steelers' second-round pick star?
Sean Davis projects to be a strong safety, a position with an open spot on the depth chart in Pittsburgh. The team feels that he could become a mainstay in the secondary for years to come. Best rookie for every NFL team
Terps have thin nonconference slate
Maryland and new coach D.J. Durkin will travel to play Florida International and UCF. They'll also host Howard, considered one of FCS' weakest teams. 10 easiest nonconference skeds (Insider)
Baylor has one of the nation's weakest nonconference schedules in 2016, according to ESPN Stats & Info. But four Big Ten teams ended up dominating the list of 10 softest Septembers.
As Maryland transitions to a new coaching staff, there's still plenty of work to do on offense -- starting at quarterback -- but the line looks strong.
After signing a top-five class in 2016, Ohio State has take the lead in the Big Ten with the 2017 class.
ESPN 300 defensive end Joshua Kaindoh fooled everyone by committing to Maryland which wasn't even in his recently released top four. Read below to see how the super-talented edge-rusher fits in College Park:What he brings: Kaindoh is a physically impressive prospect with a tall, broad frame and outstanding length and as he continues to develop could grow into a physical monster.
What will Davis do in Pittsburgh?
We're not quite sure yet. Our Todd McShay gave Sean Davis a fourth-round grade, but the Steelers took him in Round 2. Mike Tomlin does have a knack for getting the best out of his talent. Best/riskiest picks of Day 2 (Insider)
Highlights: Quinton Jefferson
The Seahawks traded up in Round 5 to grab the former Maryland defensive tackle. Check out some of Jefferson's best highlights.
Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer
How about the Jags? Gus Bradley is loading up on defense. CB, LB and now a pass rusher with Ngakoue.
Highlights: Yannick Ngakoue
Jacksonville took Ngakoue out of Maryland with the No. 69 overall pick. Check out the newest Jaguar's tape here.
Highlights: Sean Davis
The Steelers opted for the Maryland safety with the 58th overall pick. Check out some of Davis' best highlights here.
There's potential for the Big Ten East to be one of the most high-flying in college football, with innovative offensive minds throughout.
Brendan Moore came to Maryland as an undersized offensive lineman but, having bulked up, the sophomore looks set to be the Terrapins' starting center.
Will Sean Davis be picked on Day 2?
Our Mel Kiper Jr. doesn't think Davis is the best safety in coverage, but he knows Davis brings the wood when you cross the middle of the field on him. Best-case scenario for Davis is a third round pick. Kiper's favorite players (Insider)
Standouts from the Big Ten's newest members -- Maryland and Rutgers -- can stake a claim to the honor.
Maryland vs Howard Bison
Byrd Stadium - Fri 9/2