Originally posted on Nittany Lions Den  |  Last updated 7/1/14
Today is conference realignment day, which means the Big Ten’s additions of Maryland and Rutgers is now official. The Big Ten is now a 14-school conference and the divisions have been reorganized. For Penn State, Maryland and Rutgers should make for plenty of regional battles for years to come and it should be a lot of fun getting reacquainted with some past regional rivals. It may not be Pittsburgh or Syracuse, but it’s something. This is the second expansion for the Big Ten in four years (Nebraska in 2011) and it is now 21 years since Penn State joined the Big Ten (still love this logo). As someone who has been following the Big Ten for just over two decades now, I wanted to be sure to share some words of (possible) wisdom to fans of Rutgers and Maryland on this monumental day for their respective programs. So, what should Maryland and Rutgers fans know? 1. The Big Ten is Ohio State and Michigan’s playground, but they will sometimes allow others to use the monkeybars. For as long ...
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