Big Ten Conference Adds Maryland

By: NBC News, ESPN
By: NBC News, ESPN

COLLEGE PARK, MD - The University of Maryland's board of regents voted unanimously Monday to accept an invitation to join the Big Ten. The school will have to pay an exit fee of about $50-million dollars to leave the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). A news conference is expected to take place at the school later today.
Maryland would start playing in Big Ten conference games in the 2014-2015 academic year.
Rutgers is expected to also join the Big Ten conference to keep the numbers even. ESPN reports that that announcement is expected to come Tuesday.


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  • by SpartyGirl Location: East Lansing on Nov 19, 2012 at 12:33 PM
    So with this addition and Rutgers set to be added next, I wonder what they're going to rename us, as the Big 10 doesn't seem to quite work, now that we will have 14 teams.
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