Don't have a non-insider link but according to sources in MD the UMD board of regents voted today to join the big ten. On the bright side of all of this maybe they will rename the divisions, so that might be something. Here is the link if you are interested http://maryland.247sports.com/Article/Source-Maryland-to-the-Big-10-102256
Update: Brett Mcmurphy reporting vote to join as well and tomvh retweeted it so that counts as official for me.
Also for people hating on MD, besides bringing the baltimore/dc metro market which is the 4th largest in the country, it also brings aau membership, the third most wins in acc basketball behind only unc and duke, elite lacrosse and soccer teams on both the mens and womens side, access to the best basketball recruitng hotbed in the country, a football team that has been to the bcs more than michigan state (I just thought that was funny) and other benefits. While its football program probably tops out at mediocare so does most of the big ten, and honestly most bcs football schools in general, I'm not happy about the move for personal reason but if the big ten wants to keep expanding there aren't really a lot of better viable options than Maryland.