MGoPoll: Do YOU want to see Maryland in the B1G?

Submitted by Mr. Yost on November 18th, 2012 at 8:49 PM

I apologize if there is a real "poll" feature that I've overlooked. I'll just count the answers instead.

I've been going back and forth so I've been wondering what MGoUsers think.

We don't know about Rutgers or Georgia Tech or Chicago or whoever else is I'll leave this to JUST Maryland.


Plan and simple. Yes, No, or Don't Care. Do you WANT to see Maryland in the B1G Conference?



---Don't Care



November 18th, 2012 at 11:03 PM ^

Does anyone other than Delaney really think that network access to a local cable provider will be the model for revenue in the long term. It wasn't a decade ago. It'll probably be obsolete in 20.


November 18th, 2012 at 11:24 PM ^

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



November 18th, 2012 at 11:28 PM ^

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



November 18th, 2012 at 11:39 PM ^

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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November 19th, 2012 at 12:04 AM ^

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.

STW P. Brabbs

November 19th, 2012 at 12:20 AM ^

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? 

Fuck no.



Fuck no. 



November 19th, 2012 at 1:15 AM ^

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*


November 19th, 2012 at 8:30 AM ^

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.


November 19th, 2012 at 8:39 AM ^

might add to our recruiting footprint and cant see how it would hurt the Big Ten brand. only positives i can see. the negitives are marylands butt ugly uniforms, the fact that both of those teams suck (usually), longer road trips. im not sure if adding these schools would help or hurt the Big Ten


November 19th, 2012 at 10:44 AM ^

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.