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The University of Maryland’s move from the ACC to the Big Ten Conference has been debated, discussed and analyzed. I have a unique East Coast perspective that I would like to share with you. You see, I have been through conference realignment already. This year, my Alma Mater, the University of Missouri moved from the Big 12 Conference to the SEC…and I had some real issues with it…as did hundreds of thousands of Mizzou grads, students and supporters. One thing I liked was that since I live in Asheville, NC, I could now attend Mizzou games – easily. This year we saw the Tigers play at South Carolina (a two hour drive from home) and at Tennessee (less than two hours). Next season, we can go to Georgia (three hours), Kentucky (5 hours) and Vanderbilt (four hours). When Mizzou announced they were leaving the Big 12, after being a member in it my entire life, it hurt…and it’s going to hurt those friends of the turtle in 2014 who have only known ACC rivalries.  Going to your school for a ...

Report: Maryland to move to Big Ten

The University of Maryland's Board of Regents reportedly have approved by unanimous vote the school's move to the Big Ten Conference.

Maryland Joins the Big Ten Conference

The University of Maryland Board of Regents voted unanimously to join the Big Ten Conference on Monday morning. An official announcement is expected at 4 p.m. ET from College Park, MD. Maryland still needs to officially apply for membership to the Big Ten and needs an affirmative vote from %80 of the current Big Ten members to be accepted. Maryland is expected to pass this vote...

Maryland makes their Faustian bargain

As you’re no doubt aware at this point, the University of Maryland is metaphorically packing its bags, and leaving the ACC, which it helped found, for greener pastures in the Big Ten.  It’s a move that surprised many, but at the same time, leaves just as many with the same feeling a nondescript four camera sitcom [...]
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