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#1 flaccopoe

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:46 PM

The University of Maryland is planning to join the Big Ten Conference. Rutgers would likely follow, increasing the Big Ten to 14 members. Such a move would greatly increase viewership and thus revenue for the richest collegiate conference. However, Maryland would have to pay $50 million to leave the ACC. Rutgers would only have to pay $10 million to leave the Big East.

http://espn.go.com/c...nce-sources-say
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:05 PM

I hope it stays as just a rumor. It's gonna suck for the long tradition Maryland has in the ACC.
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:24 PM

I am a current UMD student and I do not like this! Big Ten is all football, we will get our butts beat. Plus we have so many rivalries that have been established since the creation of the ACC. I do not want to see that go away.
I created a petition to try to get it stopped if anyone disagrees and could share that would be great!
http://www.change.or...-the-big-ten-2#

And a facebook group!
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:47 AM

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:02 AM

Please god no
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:40 PM

Looks like its official now. Welcome to the Big 10. I don't understand why, considering the state of the athletic program. You guys will get beat down in football and probably basketball as well. While the Big 10 is certainly the more academically minded conference top to bottom, with Nebraska being the worst school in that respect, I don't really see the point of moving for that when you're already fine in that department. Really baffling move for a school that doesn't have the money to afford this.
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:12 PM

I am a current UMD student and I do not like this! Big Ten is all football, we will get our butts beat. Plus we have so many rivalries that have been established since the creation of the ACC. I do not want to see that go away.
I created a petition to try to get it stopped if anyone disagrees and could share that would be great!
http://www.change.or...-the-big-ten-2#

And a facebook group!
http://www.facebook....98124330222110/

#KeepUMDACC

Agreed....The Basketball program should be able to strongly compete but Football will be a disaster.
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:52 PM

Almost ashamed to be a UMD student... this is all about $ and it's clear the athletic department is mismanaged
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:38 PM

All about the cash.. Dept so far in debt they had to make the move..

Don't like it at all
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:28 AM

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news!
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:00 PM

Truly disappointing. The Terps go from an average ACC team, to immediate basement dwellers in the Big10. It's all about the money, which the university will get, but we will not win. It's going to kill football and LAX recruiting, and will probably hurt basketball as well. By the time we join, Penn State and Ohio State will already be done with their sanctions, so we will just be a doormat.
Congrats though. We never have to worry about losing any athletic programs. The flip side is we won't win any games either. So thanks, I will no longer be following MD athletics.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:25 PM

Ever since Eddsall showed up MD has been about selling out, Eddsall wants people in the stands well I'm sorry; this move will get you no one.
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:52 AM

When I hear that Maryland and Rutgers were joining the Big Ten, I couldn't believe it. I am originally from Michigan, so I can empathize with a few who believe the Big Ten has gotten too big, however I am willing to give this a decent chance - for both schools.
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:56 PM

For basketball, no problem.. We can compete with anyone.
For lacrosse? no problem with the beating the competition ... but they are weak schools.
For football? Pssshhh . We would have ha a decent year if the QB Picture didn't change from week to week. The defense has done a heck of a job...
However, we can't compete in that conference.

We do offer a unique opportunity for the Big10 though ... We have the 4th largest tv market in the country and there are plenty of Big10 alumni in the region.
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:36 PM

Kind of bummed about this from a basketball perspective. I will miss the Duke and UNC games. Otherwise, it makes sense if it brings in as much money as projected.
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:24 PM

I am a current UMD student and I do not like this! Big Ten is all football, we will get our butts beat. Plus we have so many rivalries that have been established since the creation of the ACC. I do not want to see that go away.
I created a petition to try to get it stopped if anyone disagrees and could share that would be great!
http://www.change.or...-the-big-ten-2#

And a facebook group!
http://www.facebook....98124330222110/

#KeepUMDACC

Wasn't this already happening? Looks like Miami's gonna have to get used to Duke being their only free game. I'm also at UMD, but I've gotten used to getting our butts handed to use ever since Edsal came to town.
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:43 PM

Kind of bummed about this from a basketball perspective. I will miss the Duke and UNC games. Otherwise, it makes sense if it brings in as much money as projected.


That's a big if, considering they paid $50 million for it, even as they cut athletic programs for budgetary reasons. Not to mention all the alumni they've angered and alienated.
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

I think it sucks, my dad is an Alum of MD and I used to go to all the football games growing up.
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:44 PM

That's a big if, considering they paid $50 million for it, even as they cut athletic programs for budgetary reasons. Not to mention all the alumni they've angered and alienated.


I dont think there is any doubt the Big Ten Network will generate considerable revenue for the school.
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

I dont think there is any doubt the Big Ten Network will generate considerable revenue for the school.


The question is, how much more? They must recoup their $50 million investment before they can think about profits. Plus, getting blown out every football game will bring down viewership.
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