Figured a subject change from the IU game was in order. Not sure how extensively this has been discussed, but there's an article in the Washington Post from a few days ago about Maryland leaving the ACC and the legal battle involved. Basically, Maryland wants to argue that the exit fee is punitive, not compensatory, which makes it illegal, and they never had a chance to opt out of it and go elsewhere - so an anti-trust argument. The ACC has actually cut Maryland off from its royalties, I guess in an attempt to starve them out. If the fee gets overturned, it sounds like Armageddon for certain conferences (ACC, largely), and could have ripple effects down the line that would be unpleasant. Link.
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