Found November 17, 2012 on
The Sports Bank:
Not sure who broke this first, as it’s everywhere now: Yahoo, ESPN, Tribune, but the word is Maryland in serious talks with the Big Ten about joining.
And because all conference realignment MUST come in pairs. UM’s partner will be Rutgers, the state University of New Jersey. The Scarlet Knights have really improved their program and they’re pretty good this year.
As for the Terps, they obviously bring ugly uniforms to the conference; and a dysfunctional obsession with their own state flag. They’re also the twin program of the Illini in college basketball. Think about it- they have so much in common with Illinois.
But this is really about tv sets in the D.C. and NYC markets. That’s what the league wants- expanding it’s reach east. And NJ is the nation’s most densely populated state. As for the Terps and Knights, given how down the conference is, it’s the perfect time to join and rack up wins. Adios Big East and ACC.
To quote “Wedding Crashers” “Crab cakes and football- that’s what Maryl
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CINCINNATI – Savon Huggins and the Rutgers defense carried the No. 22 Scarlet Knights to their biggest win of the season. Beating Cincinnati 10-3, Rutgers held the Bearcats below 100 rushing yards and hold on to first place in the Big East.
(This is the 1st in a two part series looking into the fast moving Big Ten expansion 2.0 rumors)
The Tagline here is "In Expansion We Trust," and we still hold steady to that in the face of what is becoming mounting evidence that Maryland and Rutgers are on their way to the Big Ten, but the question remains is this the right move with the right teams for one of...
CINCINNATI -- Rutgers coach Kyle Flood breaks down defensive effort against running game, Savon Huggins's emergance and more during his post-game press conference after the 10-3 victory over Cincinnati. The Scarlet Knights improved to 5-0 in the Big East and 9-1 on the season.
Rutgers rode 22 points from sophomore guard Elijah Carter to a 58-52 victory on the road against Princeton. The Scarlet Knights improved to 2-1 on the season after losing the opener last Friday to St. Peter’s.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Savon Huggins ran for a career-high 179 yards, and Rutgers' defense had another shut-down showing Saturday in a 10-3 victory over Cincinnati that kept the 22nd-ranked Scarlet Knights in control of the Big East.
Rutgers (9-1, 5-0) remained the only unbeaten team in conference play. The Scarlet Knights finish with games at Pittsburgh and home against No. 20...
Reserve running back Savon Huggins had a career-high 179 yards, and Rutgers' defense had another shut-down performance on Saturday for a 10-3 victory over Cincinnati that kept the 22nd-ranked Scarlet Knights in control of the Big East.
Rutgers (9-1, 5-0) remained the only unbeaten team in conference play. The Scarlet Knights finish with games at Pittsburgh and home against No...
CINCINNATI – No. 22 Rutgers returns to the site of multiple crushing losses with maintaining first place in the Big East as the goal. The Scarlet Knights ended a five-year skid to Cincinnati last year and are three wins away from an Orange Bowl berth.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- No. 22 Rutgers can make it a two-horse race for the Big East title with a win over Cincinnati. Traveling to daunting Nippert Stadium, ScarletReport.com previews the action between the Scarlet Knights and Bearcats with first place on the line.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Being a walk-on is tough. Gaining meaningful playing time is even more difficult. Rutgers tight end Beau Bachety has done it, and heading into Saturday's game against Cincinnati he spoke to ScarletReport.com about it.
CINCINNATI -- Middle linebacker Steve Beauharnais had an interception that helped ice the game for No. 22 Rutgers against Cincinnati. Beauharnais went 1-on-1 with ScarletReport.com to discuss his big day and why he feels defensive coordinator Robb Smith is a "defensive mastermind."
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers junior Jeremy Deering is still looking to make an impact on the offense and on special teams, but he said he is plugging along and enjoying the Scarlet Knights' season.
CINCINNATI -- ScarletReport.com was on the field following the 10-3 victory for No. 22 Rutgers over Cincinnati. After the win, here is video of the Scarlet Knights' celebration, including an appearance by representatives of the Orange Bowl and the school's alma mater.
The de facto Big East championship game between Louisville and Rutgers has been established with the Scarlet Knights’ 10-3 win over Cincinnati on...