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11/17/2012 6:07 PM
according to ESPN, the Big Ten is in serious negotiations with Maryland to join the conference.  If Maryland says yes, Rutgers would also come in as the 14th member.  Connecticut would then likely go to the ACC to replace Maryland.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8644587/maryland-terrapins-rutgers-scarlet-knights-talks-join-big-ten-conference-sources-say

11/18/2012 1:10 AM
just not sure how maryland can afford to pay the $30MM exit fee to leave the ACC, or is it a $45MM exit fee.  either seems like a very steep price to leave the conference
11/18/2012 1:20 AM
Hopefully they'll change the conference name from "Big 10" to "Boring Fourteen."
11/18/2012 1:48 AM
It is up to 50 million.  which is a very steep price, but if they do it I'm sure they will think it will be worth financially or they wouldn't do it.
11/18/2012 10:09 AM
I'm not a fan of the mega-conferences, I'm sick of seeing all this movement...I want to see conferences small enough where everyone plays everyone, so there's no dispute to/for the conference champion.
11/18/2012 10:54 AM
I'd like to see the Big 12 actually have 12 teams again. Make another play for Florida St and either Cincy or Louisville.
11/18/2012 11:00 AM
There's just no sanctity any more...it's money, money, money, just own it NCAA
11/18/2012 1:17 PM
Posted by colonels19 on 11/18/2012 10:09:00 AM (view original):
I'm not a fan of the mega-conferences, I'm sick of seeing all this movement...I want to see conferences small enough where everyone plays everyone, so there's no dispute to/for the conference champion.
If there is a conference title game I don't think there really is a dispute as to who the conference champion should be.
11/18/2012 1:32 PM
I'd argue the SC swept the SEC East last year and watch GA in the conference championship because they lost 2 to the SEC West(2 teams that GA didn't play).
11/18/2012 5:33 PM
what value does Maryland or Rutgers bring to the Big10.  this is just a terrible decision for the Big10.  And don't tell me it adds fans on the East Coast.  Rutgers and Maryland Football hardly even register on the TV ratings.  Big10 looking very desperate on this one.  Trying to keep up with the Jones (SEC) and just not a good move.  This one will come back to haunt the Big10.  They should of grabbed Syracuse when they had a chance.
11/18/2012 5:54 PM
Basketball?
11/18/2012 6:30 PM
It's about expanding their TV footprint, and it's really that simple.  This adds Baltimore/Washington and the New York Metro area.
11/18/2012 6:32 PM
agree with colonels19  the NCAA is dead to me...

The one thing college football had going for it was the traditional rivalries, now, Texas-Texas A/M is dead, as is Nebraska-Oklahoma, Stanford-Cal is treated like any other conference game.

Fall Saturdays are now for Premiership rugby, March is Spring Training.


11/18/2012 6:46 PM

CFB is more popular now than it's ever been. 

11/18/2012 6:56 PM
Posted by cravedogg on 11/18/2012 5:33:00 PM (view original):
what value does Maryland or Rutgers bring to the Big10.  this is just a terrible decision for the Big10.  And don't tell me it adds fans on the East Coast.  Rutgers and Maryland Football hardly even register on the TV ratings.  Big10 looking very desperate on this one.  Trying to keep up with the Jones (SEC) and just not a good move.  This one will come back to haunt the Big10.  They should of grabbed Syracuse when they had a chance.
How exactly is Syracuse an upgrade over either of those two teams?

And this was solely about television footprint.  The Big Ten will add 3 massive television markets with two teams.

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