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ESPN is reporting that Maryland is in major talks to join the Big Ten. If they can come to an agreement, Rutgers will then be accepted as well.
I have to say, I'm not at all excited about this. I think the Big Ten should either hold steady or go after some major players. I'm not sure Rutgers or Maryland fit that bill.
wow no wai
"I like fixing broken things" - Kevin Plank
Here's Pat Forde's story from Yahoo! He's saying an announcement could come as early as this week.
I guess the one positive that could come from this is that the divisions could get fixed. There's no reason at all the Iowa and Wisconsin should play only 4 out of every 10 years on average.
This post was edited by thejumper5 20 months ago
Can Maryland afford the ACC buyout?
Great move for Maryland. They are hurting for money, and the B1G provides the most money out of all BCS conferences. Also, they need to get out fast before that ridiculous $50 Million buyout goes into effect. Maryland voted against the buyout, so that helps their case if the AcC tries to enforce it.
Smart move to get out of the ACC and Big East
"Because Bama now sucks just like FSU used to suck when we were getting dominated by OU. Does it make sense now?"- Sliger (FSU Fan)
Maryland and Rutgers? Jesus that's awful.
Who replaces Maryland? Uconn? USF?
I think USF has a lot more upside for obvious reasons. Louisville will wait for Big 12 offer, which will come eventually.
with the aid of the Big 10 sure
Reports out of Maryland indicate that Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, who happens to be the most significant Maryland booster, has liquidated $65M of stock. The ACC buyout is $50M.
He did that so Obama doesn't steal his money
We can with big 10 money. Plus rumor is we won't be paying the 50mil.
No. This is jtp's doing. He's kept me around for his bizarre HOF resume.
yea, I dont think theres much to this. He cashed out a shitton not too long ago as well if i remember correctly
That makes sense...
Maryland won't pay $50 million. That buyout didn't go into effect immediately, and Maryland voted against it. They will fight it, and it won't hold up in court since they were against it from the beginning and was looking for a way out the whole time. ACC will try to make them pay it, but Maryland will get out for much less.
Big Ten's cache has really gone down if this is the best they can do.
From what I've read, the $50 million buyout did go into effect immediately. That's a lot of money for a program that almost certainly won't bring in that much in new money.
Rutgers basketball brings nothing. I don't like it
mkillian247 on twitter..... I say a lot of stuff you wont care about.
Haha Maryland will still suck in athletics
No, it did not go into effect immediately. Summer of 2013 is when it goes into effect officially. ACC will still try to enforce it though. FSU, Clemson, and GT voted against it as well, FWIW.
We are not paying $50 mill, period
Great move for Marlyand and Rutgers.
Terrible terrible move for the Big Ten.
Enjoy the big 12!
Just curious, do you have a link? Because I've seen a few other message boards provide links saying that it went into effect immediately. You might be right, but I'm skeptical. Mostly because implementing a buyout immediately is what makes sense - you don't vote and then implement it months down the road. That's just asking for schools to bail before it takes effect.
From attached link:
"One ACC official told the Orlando Sentinel the upped exit fee goes into effect 'immediately.'
When pressured further about whether that meant anytime this academic year or sometime next summer, the official responded: immediately, as in 'today.' "
TALLAHASSEE -- One of the biggest items in Wednesday morning's announcement from the Atlantic Coast Conference about a new partial membership agreement with Notre Dame had to do with an expanded
Hey I would rather join the big 12 than the big 10
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