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Maryland and Rutgers headed to the Big 10

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  1. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Wow.

    So the BiG is going to 14. I wonder who the ACC will target to get its numbers back up. UConn & Louisville?
     
  3. Tea Rex

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    Under Armor CEO will probably pay most of the $50 million exit fee
     
  4. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    You mean the Under Armor CEO who just sold shares worth 65m?
     
  5. Tea Rex

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    He's always taken care of them.

    BIG 10 would've been better off adding UVA over Maryland.
     
  6. JimmyBuff

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    VA didn't want to go tho
     
  7. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Well, the ACC is only losing 1 team and my guess is UConn would be their first target. That gives BC a regional partner and with the ACC, it's only about basketball. But if this ends up happening I have to wonder if this rekindles the possibility of Clemson and FSU going to a real football conference?

    The Big 10 undoubtedly prefers Maryland for that DC market.
     
  8. Hank

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    We need Texas to secede.
     
  9. Hank

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    Is the Big 12 minus 2 relatively stable now?
     
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    Despite being in the ACC forever, Maryland has always been a bit of an outlier in the ACC. Yeah, they take the basketball thing seriously, but Maryland's culture/student body has MUCH more in common with Penn State/Rutgers than they do with the southern flavor of the ACC. Now obviously Pitt and Syracuse coming in would have changed that a bit, but still, not overly shocking at all. IMO.
     
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    Not sure what they'll do for lacrosse, by far their best sport apart from woman's basketball.
     
  12. CVilleBuff

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    UVA wouldn't be able to go anywhere unless VT jumped to the SEC. It's one of those states where they're kind of locked in. Also, UVA has longtime rivals in the ACC. Maryland doesn't.
     
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    I am not sure if the switch is worth the exit fee for Maryland.

    What do they gain by joining the B1G?
     
  14. CVilleBuff

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    Only going to bury their football even more...
     
  15. Tea Rex

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    Conference stability but other than that nothing
     
  16. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Maryland has potentially great rivalries with Penn State and Rutgers.

    I still think that if the B1G goes to 16 that it will target Notre Dame + whomever ND wants (I'd guess either BC or UVA).
     
  17. JimmyBuff

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    Yeah I don't see that at all.
     
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    Great news for Rutgers.
     
  19. Buffnik

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    Pennsylvania and Maryland play a "Big 33" game every year. Used to be PA & OH. It's the top prospects from each state in a HS all-star game. And it's a big ****ing deal.
     
  20. CarolinaBuff

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    The ND to the Big 10 ship has sailed with this recent ACC deal that Swofford was stupid enough to agree to. ND has exactly what they want now - a part-time schedule against the 2nd-worst BCS football conference and they can still claim they're independent. Plus it also gives them a nice home for basketball and all the non-revenue sports.
     
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    No Penn State fan is going to give a **** about Maryland. Sorry don't see any potential "rivalry" I doubt Rutgers cares about Maryland either.
     
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    You know I went to Penn State, right? And grew up in NJ and PA? I'm not talking out of my ass here. PSU's biggest frustration with the B1G is that there wasn't a rival. Ohio State is the closest, but they've got Michigan. And Michigan State was forced on PSU for rivalry week (another team that focuses more on Michigan). Maryland and Rutgers will both target PSU and each other. It's a fantastic fit.
     
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    The Big 10's been a bad conference this year, and will for a few more years. Bringing in bottom-feeders with small stadiums and limited football fanbases won't be a step up immediately.
     
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    Why don't PSU and Pitt play each other anymore?
     
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    PSU doesn't want to validate them. The resurgence PSU had after all the talk about firing JoePa 15 years ago was when assistants were hired to focus on recruiting western PA. That's Pitt's back yard. PSU is also blocking Pitt from B1G consideration for this reason. Recruiting that part of the state well is Penn State's lifeblood.
     
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    Position among the haves versus the have nots when we go to 4 or 2 mega conferences....
     
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    Next he'll call you liberal. Then it'll be show time. :wink2:
     
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    weak. Pitt would be a better addition than Maryland or Rutgers imo.
     
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    Is the Pac 12 going to try and get Texas schools again?
     
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    Money:


    What's really interesting is Delany could have UNC on his radar:

    http://www.cbssports.com/collegefoo...en-network-riches-maryland-rutgers-to-big-ten
     

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