Originally written November 18, 2012 on Lambeth Field:
Who really saw this one coming? Better yet, who in the ACC really cares? There is a select group of Clemson fans who have been jawing since early June that they would be the ones to break up the Atlantic Coast Conference by packing up and heading to the Big XII...or the SEC...or wherever. So what does the ACC do? Just add Norte Dame in every sport sans “full” football membership and then bump the exit fee up to the Gross Domestic Product of Montserrat (about $50 million dollars). The general idea was the value would be so high that anyone leaving the conference would mortgage their future and send their athletic program into disarray. But what happens when you already have 2 liens on that mortgage and are already in disarray? You would have found the loophole, and you would be the Maryland Terrapins. As the rumors and “I said it firsts” started hitting Twitter on Friday, it seems like there are some legit discussions between Maryland and the Big Ten, with the ultimate plan t...
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