He may see their games on the Big Ten network, which is national on Directv. I would check the school's website, perhaps there is a schedule there. If he orders the sports pack, he will get all of the rsns, but they are subject to regional blackouts. It may affect his ability to see the games in Maryland. That applies mostly to pro leagues.
1st 3 games are on ABC, ESPN and Big 10 respectively. The rest are TBA right now but will be on a national network. Even if Big 10 carries it, he'd be set. The only thing I can see is they on ABC and his local ABC not carrying it.....but I think those are on ESPN2 or an alternate channel too
Honestly I wouldnt get the sports pack...not needed unless he wants to see like a coaches show or something
Yep all ABC/ESPN Big Ten games are shown nationally either on ABC, one of the ESPNs or the reverse mirror.
Additionally I hear that all reverse mirror games are being made available to providers in HD this year. This is my first year with D* so i'm not sure if they will broadcast them in HD. I never remember E* showing a reverse mirror in HD.