College Football 2012: Maryland and Rutgers to Join Big Ten

Maryland and Rutgers to Join Big Ten

11/19/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Both Maryland and Rutgers are headed to the Big Ten in all sports, reports Brett McMurphy and Dana O’Neil of ESPN.Blog Photo - College Football 2012: Maryland and Rutgers to Join Big Ten

The University of Maryland’s Board of Regents voted to join the Big Ten on Monday morning, while Rutgers is expected to make the announcement on Tuesday.

"Our best wishes are extended to all of the people associated with the University of Maryland. Since our inception, they have been an outstanding member of our conference and we are sorry to see them exit," ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. "For the past 60 years the Atlantic Coast Conference has exhibited leadership in academics and athletics. This is our foundation and we look forward to building on it as we move forward."

Both schools are expected to join the likes of Ohio State, Wisconsin, Penn State, Purdue and Indiana in the Leaders Division, while Illinois will make the switch to the Legends.

They will begin competition in the conference as soon as the 2014-15 academic year.


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11/19/12   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Will the Conference please change its damn name already!

11/19/12   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Scott wrote:
Two struggling, money needing athletic departments get an influx of cash in exchange for the Big Ten gaining new viewership in the big cities of Baltimore, New York and Washington DC.  It's a match made in heaven for both sides yet another example of the greediness that comes with college sports

Couldn't have said it better myself.

11/19/12   |   Scott   |   52667 respect

Two struggling, money needing athletic departments get an influx of cash in exchange for the Big Ten gaining new viewership in the big cities of Baltimore, New York and Washington DC.  It's a match made in heaven for both sides yet another example of the greediness that comes with college sports