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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:22 PM

Maryland, Rutgers to the Big Ten?!?

Per ESPN. Talks are ongoing.

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Reply Maryland, Rutgers to the Big Ten?!? (Original post)
Condem Nov 2012 OP
madinmaryland Nov 2012 #1
Condem Nov 2012 #2
charlie and algernon Nov 2012 #3
Condem Nov 2012 #4
1gobluedem Nov 2012 #5
Auggie Nov 2012 #6
El Supremo Nov 2012 #7
caraher Nov 2012 #8
Condem Nov 2012 #9
TZ Nov 2012 #10
Condem Nov 2012 #11
TZ Nov 2012 #12
Condem Nov 2012 #13
TZ Nov 2012 #14
Condem Nov 2012 #15
TZ Nov 2012 #16
Condem Nov 2012 #17
MadBadger Nov 2012 #18
TZ Nov 2012 #19
Condem Nov 2012 #20
Condem Dec 2012 #21
Bluzmann57 Dec 2012 #22
WilmywoodNCparalegal Dec 2012 #23

Response to Condem (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:26 PM

1. Two more lightweights in the Big Ten that Ohio State can ass-kick every year!


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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:33 PM

2. Can't be a football conference...

Might as well dominate hoops! In all seriousness it's all about TV sets.

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Response to Condem (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:14 PM

3. Maryland is going to get it's ass kicked in the new ACC with 'cuse, Pitt, and ND joining Duke and NC

might as well move to a relatively weaker conference.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:25 PM

4. LOL, Charlie!

Good joke!

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Response to Condem (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:32 PM

5. Please, no

No more teams in the Big Ten. There are already two too many.

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Response to 1gobluedem (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:47 PM

6. Someday ...

The Big 10²

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Response to Auggie (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:03 PM

7. They will make a third division....

The Mediocres

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Response to Condem (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:46 PM

8. Hey, let's just have one conference with 12 divisions

Seems like the direction everything is going...

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Response to Condem (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:33 PM

9. Maryland to vote Monday morning...

...what a HHHHUUUUGGGGEEEEE slap in the face to the Big Ten if the Terp Regents vote no. Wouldn't surprise me one bit, though. Where TZ????

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Response to Condem (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:46 AM

10. I'm here

Not pleased at all. Football program will be the perennial bottom dwellers since they can't even beat mediocre ACC teams. And as for basketball-- this bullshit. MD has no real rivals in Big 10. Oh boy can't wait for Iowa Maryland BBall! Seriously though, I wish they'd save the better "academics" argument I've heard. ACC schools just fine academically. All about money.

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Response to Condem (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:42 AM

11. Guess I'll be the first to welcome Maryland to the Big Ten!

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Response to Condem (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:52 AM

12. GAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

I no longer consider myself a terrapin.

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Response to TZ (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:55 AM

13. Road trip, TZ!!!!!!!!!!

You are cordially welcome at the Iowa tailgate whenever we make that first trip east!!! Coming home to my ol' stomping grounds!!

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Response to Condem (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:56 AM

14. My dad lives in Cinci

and I have friends in Columbus, so who knows, maybe a road trip indeed.

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Response to TZ (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:58 AM

15. Rutgers will be next this afternoon.....

...and the Big Ten may not be done. Possibly BC and Virginia....

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Response to Condem (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:46 PM

16. I'm not the only alum who is ticked off right now

Thomas Boswell on Maryland move: ‘My gut level reaction is that it will work out badly’

In his online chat today, columnist Thomas Boswell weighed in on the University of Maryland’s upcoming move to the Big Ten and asked some intriguing questions.
I
asked my son, the recent Maryland grad and big Terps sports fan, what he thought last night about switching from ACC to Big 10. He said, “Worst idea ever. But that’s just me.” Why? “We’ve always been a basketball school in a basketball conference and we usually struggle in football. So now we’re going to switch to a footbnall conference where we’ll get killed forever? And our basketball rivalries and identity may (deteriorate).”

That’s going to be the first reaction of a lot of Terp alums. I’ve been reading the arguments botyh ways for the last couple of days. I see both sides. I hate it when that happens. It’s more fun to have a violent opinion. Maryland often got the short end of the stick in a Carolina-biased conference.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/terrapins-insider/wp/2012/11/19/thomas-boswell-on-maryland-move-my-gut-level-reaction-is-that-it-will-work-out-badly/

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Response to TZ (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:55 PM

17. The "all happened in less than 100 hours" is a crock of shit....

...these talks have been going on for a lot longer than that. Maryland certainly isn't going to JUST a football conference. It won't be any easier in hoop. Hey...look at it this way...Maryland is moving up academically. Not to mention the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!!!!!!(That's a joke, TZ!!)

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Response to TZ (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:04 PM

18. It cant work out badly

I honestly dont see how it works out badly if you make way more money.

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Response to Condem (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:32 PM

19. Another fan weighs in

Bram Weinstein of ESPN is a former DC sportscaster and Maryland fan. I find this rant to sum up my feelings well:
Cowards Hide in Their Shells
And place a bean counter ahead of history and honor..

How much is tradition worth? Apparently a few extra million dollars a year. Memories and faith and support and passion mean nothing. Thanks Kevin Anderson and Dr. Wallace Loh for showing me just how little my support mattered to you. I can only imagine what an alum feels like today.

If this was the Big East, I'd get it. But the ACC isn't staring down dissolution where it's flee or die. No the ink just dried on a new mega contract with ESPN to air ACC events. Considering the success of the Big Ten Network, someone with forward vision could have envisioned an even more powerful brand had the ACC decided to embark on their own network. But No, the decision makers at Maryland didn't see a future, didn't value their past and took the easy way out.

The deal is simple to understand. The Big Ten Network model is working. Add a few more top markets and it might become the most lucrative collegiate network in the nation. Maryland and Rutgers (on a much smaller scale then UMD) offer that. Won't the vast Terps alumni demand that the Big Network find a place on their basic cable/satellite tier levels? The answer is a resounding yes so add Washington DC, Baltimore and now the New York/New Jersey markets to the growing footprint. That translates into millions of extra revenue.
http://metalkathlete.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/cowards-hide-in-their-shells.html

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Response to Condem (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:52 AM

21. Big Ten fans....Take the survey!!

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Response to Condem (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 01:51 PM

22. I think the Big Ten has their eyes on a big prize

I think they want University of Texas. And I think they will get the Longhorns in a year or two. Then add Oklahoma to the mix and the destruction of "amateur" college football will be completed.

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Response to Condem (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 05:24 PM

23. Sad to see Maryland leave

we've had some good memorable games in hoops (Terps vs. Blue Devils).

I'm very unhappy to see all this conference realignment bull crap going on, and all because of football money revenue. The B1G should now be called the 2B1G - it's getting ridiculous.

There are rumors GTech, UVa and VT are in talks. The ACC has an operating budget of approximately $17 million. The ACC has sued Maryland to perform on the required exit fee of $50 million.

I doubt the ACC will be successful collecting the whole $50 million. The addition of Louisville will help basketball, but not necessarily football. ND won't be a full-fledged ACC member because it makes too much money from its deal with NBC.

The ACC is in trouble. Rutgers had been courted by the ACC, but it instead preferred to concentrate on getting ND. UConn has also been courted by the ACC.

As a hoops fan, I've no doubt I'm witnessing the slow death of the ACC and it saddens me greatly. I'll miss the Terrapins - we've had fun.

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