Yeah! Crabcakes and Football. That's what Maryland does!
that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
Yeah! Crabcakes and Football. That's what Maryland does!
They don't bring anything to the table. Another mouth to feed. I'd take NC before them, anyway.
... except an eye for fashion.
great basketball tradition. horrible uni tradition.
"Great"? Decent at best, and the BiG isn't hurting for basketball powerhouses as is. I live in DC and have pretty low regard for U of Maryland athletically and academically.
This was mentioned in another post, but MD is 3rd in total wins for basketball. Yes, I would consider that great tradition.
Top 3 what? I'm confused.
I've been told that should the MIAA accept MSU's application then a formal offer will be extended to the Terps.
There's a rumor that Maryland AND then Rutgers could follow.
Nicely done, good sir.
Thanks for the link. This still blows my mind. The Big Ten is "itchy" (per the article) for two schools with no fans but a big "footprint."
The BTN is already on every TV in NYC - it's part of the standard Verizon package here. Rutgers doesn't change that. I've wasted too much time in bars in this city, and I've literally never 1) seen any Rutgers gear or 2) heard "Turn on the Rutgers game." I'm sure they're big in central NJ.
Everyone involved with the B1G should be against expansion for expansion's sake. These schools aren't just not near Nebraska's level - they're not near Minnesota's.
FEAR THE FOOTPRINT
Sports wise they would be a big pick up for basketball competition. On the football field they have a loooooooooong way to go to catch up to an average Big Ten school. However, having them in the conference would help bring in more Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvannia recruits to the conference.
I think eventually the NCAA is going to fall into four super-conferences: the Big Ten, S.E.C., PAC, and one other. Eventually I will see the Big Ten needing/being able to add two more schools to the conference. This could be a reasonable step in that direction.
>ACC Buyout=$60+ Million
>Maryland cutting sports programs to pay off Ralph Freidgen.
>13 Teams? Who else are they bringing?
Supposedly Kevin Plank cashed out $65 million worth of Under Armour stock last week. Kevin Plank : UA/Maryland :: Phil Knight : Nike/Oregon.
Rutgers will reportedly follow suit if Marland joins the B1G.
what would maryland possibly add to the big ten? yeah its a good school, but their football is garbage and they don't seem like a cultural fit.
Heard of MSU? Its Like that but a better school.
Maryland is an average school at best.
I'm not advocating for adding them... but to take issue with them on their quality as a school seems a somewhat specious argument. US News (yes, yes, only one measure, blah blah) has them at #58... Ohio is at #56 and 6 other Big 10 unis rank lower than them. Notably, our newest member Nebraska checking in at #101. Oh by the way, Maryland is an AAU member... something the rest of the conference shares... except for Nebraska.
Again, I'm not trying to justify taking them by any means. Personally, I don't think they bring *that* much. But again, knocking them on academic grounds seems pretty weak.
So this means...STEFON DIGGS?!?!
Can hardly wait to listen to Ira on TKA this Monday...
MD and Rutgers are in talks according to ESPN.
I like MD, brings in the DC market and consistently solid sports teams, Rutgers we already went over back during the Great Expansion Season of 2011
Consistently solid sports teams? Uh, no.
Not lately since the AD as been having some issues. But basketball is usually always good in one of top basketball conferences and football has always had potential and recruits well
If it happens can the B1G please redraw the divisions so that M and OSU are together.
i would assume they would redraw things along geographic lines, cuz it'd be idiotic to have nebraska and maryland in the same division (just an example).
I would take Maryland and Rutgers if it means we can rename the Legends and Leaders divisions into something less asinine.
Losers and Leeches.
That is the first thing I thought which, I think, shows how awful the divisions are. If they renamed the divisions East and West, put Ohio State and Michigan in the same division and got rid of protected crossover games I would feel a lot better about more expansion.
I have to think we could get a better team than Maryland. Good Lord.
WTF? Maryland at least brings basketball. Rutgers brings nothing to the table... and don't even pretend that they are a ticket to the New York market. Nobody gives a flying fuck about Rutgers in NYC.
Rutgers has had a pretty decent football program for the past several years, and they're recruiting pretty well. I think they could potentially strike up a decent rivalry with Penn State because of the proximity of PA and NJ, partly because they recruit a lot of the same players.
I'm not a fan of bringing in Maryland or Rutgers, but there's a hint of potential there for football relevance.
That could very well be true, but I don't think it's worth it. The rest of the Big 10 won't suck this bad forever, and I have a hard time seeing Rutgers being relevant in the long run.
Rutgers dumped a shit ton of money into their football program when they were on a relatively small Big East budget. If you give them some BTN money, plus money from a big new Big Ten TV contract, who knows what they might turn themselves into?
Throw Michigan, MSU, Penn State, Ohio State, Maryland, Rutgers, Indiana/Purdue into a division, call it the Big Ten East, and that would be a bunch of fun games every fall.
are a glass half full kind of person. I just don't see it.
I was having very similar thoughts as well. They have been a decent program for the past couple years, and they are in a relatively fertile recruiting area. With the addition of the B1G money and the "prestige" of a B1G school, maybe Rutgers starts winning a few more recruiting battles for players who may otherwise look south (thinking ACC - UVA, VaTech, etc.)?
Diggs??? He is on Maryland.
Ugh, facepalm time.
Maryland football gets very little coverage and buzz around here. More basketball, however. I don't know generally, but our cable provider already offers BTN as part of its sports package. For me, the real advantage is a game or two to see that's not a long drive. Otherwise, the only advantage is no ACC games on ABC.
Who is your cable provider? Is Comcast just screwing with me? /threadjack
He said as part of their sports package ($5 month). That's what I get. It's not free, but it's worth it.
have space nor do we need anybody else, 12 teams is MORE THAN ENOUGH, NO MORE!!!
The B1G needs to expand. I like Maryland, but hate the Rutgers thing in my opinion they wasted an opportunity, and should have gone after Pitt, before they committed to the ACC. I wouldn't mind going south and trying to pick up Oklahoma and Oklahoma St.
Link to Pat Forde article about Rutgers and Maryland in serious talks.
I have nothing against Maryland except for a perhaps irrational and unfair dislike for it. But really, do we really need more second tier teams in the conference? At least Pitt would be in a traditional B1G state. If ND isn't joining, then why pursue additional members?
I mean I don't like the move because of personal conflicts but the baltimore/dc metro market is the 4th largest in the country, and maryland is big enough there to help the subscription fees in the big ten and maybe add to the financial pie. In addition maryland is third in the acc in basketball wins behind unc and duke so it is a good basketball school and would probably be the closest thing to a rival penn st has. I don't like the move that much but md brings more to the table than a lot of other schools from a financial standpoint and improves basketball even more.