"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Only if we can move to a round robin.
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Some combination of Maryland, Rutgers, Georgia Tech, Duke, North Carolina, Virginia in the B16 and ND to Conference USA? OK.
No, unless Rutgers is added. I assume the B1G wants an even # of teams, but I want MD to get RU.
yes if michigan state gets sent to the mac in exchange.
but seriously NO!
i've always liked pittsburgh. better fit geographically, similar quality academics, nice rival for psu
but i guess the pittsburgh market isn't big enough or east coast enough
could be changing the division names to North & South or East & West
N= UM, Wisc, MSU, NW, Iowa, Rut, Minn
S= OSU, Neb, PSU, Pur, Ind, BD, Ill
E= UM, OSU, PSU, MSU, Rut, Ind, MD
W= Neb, Wisc, NW, Iowa, Pur, Minn, Ill
Again, the name change would be the only good thing
I'd say no to Maryland, but if it does happen I really think UM and OSU need to be in the same division. That would be far better than simply changing the division names.
Hells to the no.
I am greatly opposed to this. Maryland and Rutgers may touch Pennsylvania, but are nowhere in the vicinity of the Big Ten Conference. Additionally, these teams produce pitiful attendance at football games and have lackluster universities in academic reference. Already Michigan only plays teams in the Leaders Division (not Ohio State) only twice every five years. More teams and Michigan will play these teams even less frequently. This is a terrible idea driven by money. I urge everyone to email all of the people listed below and tell them not to allow this. All of these people are regents or presidents for all of the Big Ten schools as well as Rutgers and Maryland.
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No, Not Maryland . Maybe Rutgers and GT. But NOT Maryland, I dont remember them ever being very good. They really don't bring anything to help the Big 10
Yes. I think. I could see them turning a bit into a mini Oregon if they had the correct coach (not Rocking Randy Edsall).
The only way in which they're comparable to Oregon is in terms of Uniformz!!
Bo was right when he stepped down as AD after Penn St. joined in the Big Ten. Seriously, the presidents suck. $$$ > Tradition
Maryland is a glorified commuter school.
degrees obtained at UM Flint and UM Dearborn just say The University of Michigan. Have you ever visited those storied campuses?
No thanks. They add nothing in terms of prestige, and I've read reports from multiple people saying that their basic cable packages in that area already give them the BTN. So, what'd be the point? We already don't get to play Wisconsin or PSU as much as I'd like... I'd rather not dilute the schedule any further with tepid teams.
Try this (easy, free):
Why does the Big Ten need to expand? Can someone explain this to me? Why are we a more important conference with two more mediocre at best programs? How will this benefit Michigan or Michigan fans? Isn't the conference positioned just fine in terms of money and the imminent playoff system as is? What the fuck is this shit?
Expansion in general: no, I think we're fine with what we have.
Maryland specifically: could be worse, we could be adding Rutgers.
You can't escape the B1G, Evan "The ACC is definitely a different style of game than the Big Ten, which is something I'm looking forward to" Smotrycz.
*cackles with glee*
Absolutely not. This seems like a move that's based on nothing but naked greed. Rutgers would be a less horrible addition than Maryland but still quite bad.
I am kind of excited to see what happens to the Big East after Rutgers and UConn leave. It'll be entertaining to watch the scrambling.
No, this is horrible and demeaning. I am very unhappy about this potential move.
Yes, I love the potential of what Maryland brings to the table, lesser sports included LAX, Soccer, Baseball, etc. (and maybe even hockey)
No. No. Did I mention no?
Yes. I want to drive 30 minutes to watch Michigan football and MBB games. Would also learn how to watch lacrosse while Maryland curbstomps us for the next 5 years while we build up our MLAX program.
don't want Rutgers either.
B1G doesn't need the middle Atlantic.
experience a beatdown in the Big House to remind him of the 30 other games he could have starred in the maize & blue.
My therapist recommends expression of anger. I feel much better.
This is ridiculous.