mesmerism! presidential assassinations! circuses on fire!
Oh my, no.
Rhis pulls the B1G further away from being a football conference and being just a basketball conference.
Yes, if it leads to destablization of the ACC and brings UNC.
No thank you
DC is a great road trip.
Solid in basketball.
Let the ACC CHERRY PICKING BEGIN!
No, but...Yes if we must move to 16 and Yes if it somehow screws Notre Dames sacred Indepence.
We will get division realignment and gain a big tv market. Also I feel a 4 16 team conference D1 is inevitable at this point.
+ Its inevitable. Id rather play Maryland and Rutgers occasionally than club baby seals. Also, they are both better schools than MSU and Nebraska.
Only if it sticks it to ND
I'm from Maryland - NO.
The B1G is officially dead if this goes through.
... if it meant Delaney would jettison the names "Leaders" and "Legends." On a serious note, Maryland is plus in the MBB column. In CFB, Maryland is like adding iceberg lettuce to a sandwich - makes everything else taste a little better, but not by much. I could take it or leave it.
Yes. MOAR $$$!
I want this nonsense to stop. Hell I don't even want PSU and Nebraska.
I would have liked Pitt and Mizzu IF they have to expend but I don't like any of it.
So once again my answer is NO
Rutgers would be the better option. Not thinking either is necessary though.
This is a pure ratings move to enter the eastern seaboard huge television market.
"move to enter the eastern seaboard huge television market."
If you mean securing the 36 viewers in "Paddy's Crabcakes and Seafood Pub" in Baltimore and the 47 viewers in "DJ's Blue Light Jazz Lounge" in Newark, NJ... you are absolutely correct.
I still remember that one game where Rutgers played on national TV... three years ago... on a Thursday night.
No on Maryland and Rutgers.
only because I live in DC and would be able to attend a Michigan game here.
Non incipete nihil suis!
A thousand times no
No. No? No.
The problem is, Md just isn't a B10 school. Neither is Rutgers. The B10 is a fundamentally Midwestern place. MD and Rutgers are clearly Eatern/Mid-Atlantic places. Not worse. Not better. But not B10.
Seriously....expansion is inevitable. We have mad alums in both D.C. And NY who will sell those crapholes out and both will make good road trips in contrast to threshing through miles of corn to get to Lincoln fucking Nebraska.
Truth is we're not pulling any cornerstone programs of the significant leagues in because the loose teeth have already pretty much been pulled and at least the two programs stay north and east and allow the Big Ten footprint to stay in one block from Minnesota/Nebraska clear through to the Atlantic.
Again, What the Fuck.
In isolation, no, but not by a huge amount.
If conference expansion is inevitable, the question becomes at least slightly more interesting.