I know some were wondering about what is going on with Hopkins and lacrosse generally with the B1G. Here is a good take on what is going on with the ESPNU deal/BTN/scheduling, etc.: http://insidelacrosse.com/news/2013/06/03/hopkins-and-big-ten-lacrosse-big-questions-answered
One big thing seems to be that Maryland actually had a big hand in convincing the B1G to sponsor lacrosse, and Hopkins as a lacrosse-only member, which makes sense, as otherwise Maryland would have had to become an independent.
Also, I posted this in another thread, but they said that the ACC is far and away the strongest conference in lacrosse, but the B1G makes a strong case for the top 2-5, and that might even go up in the near future. http://www.collegecrosse.com/2013/6/3/4392036/conference-realignment-big-ten-b1g-johns-hopkins-lacrosse-conference-ratings