Found November 19, 2012 on Crystal Ball Run:
The news that college football fans have been dreading since Saturday night became official Monday morning: It appears as though Maryland is headed to the Big Ten. The story was was first reported via’s Brett McMurphy. He tweeted the following Monday morning. Maryland's board of regents unanimously approves move to Big Ten, source tells @espn — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) November 19, 2012 The news became official after an ESPN report on Saturday first brought to light the Big Ten’s plans to add Maryland and Rutgers as their 13th and 14th schools respectively. A decision was expected from Maryland Monday morning, and apparently it has come. Of course with the move we also have ourselves another round of realignment roulette, one which once again leave college athletics in tatters and the future of many schools uncertain. Welcome to college sports in the 21 century. Should the move to the Big Ten go official (there is still the problem of the ACC’s...

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