Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 11/24/12
With Maryland’s announcement today that it’s planning on moving to the Big Ten, college sports are getting closer and closer to something that many traditionalists have long dreaded: the creation of several “Super Conferences.” Jim Delaney and the Big Ten are adding Maryland and Rutgers, further hastening the onset of what is becoming inevitable: four college sports Super Conferences. (Image credit: AP via Yahoo Sports) For many years, the Big Ten and the Pac-10 (the official names of these conferences varied greatly) were the only two conferences that mattered.  Over time, the SEC, ACC, and Big Eight (which would become the Big 12) joined the college sporting landscape. In 1979, the Big East was created, paving the way for what we have today. [For a fantastic summary of the various realignments throughout history, click here.] When the BCS was created, the idea was that all conferences were not created equal.  The Big Ten, Pac-10, SEC, ACC, Big East, and Big 12 were all given spec...
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