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#1 Happy Panther

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:39 PM

Being reported that MD and Rutgers are in talks to go to the Big Ten.

Why would they do that?

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:35 PM

Pretty sure it's BS. They're $30 million in debt. It's a $50 million buyout.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:22 AM

peace out turtles

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:40 AM

Maryland is so far in the hole financially they'd be idiots to do this and the B10 would be idiots to pay the fine so that isn't happening. Maryland is about to get smashed in basketball recruiting though with Cuse and Pitt joining the ACC. One of their pitches to northern kids is...come play in the ACC, come visit Florida, play on Tobacco Road, but you can still stay up north by joining us. Now..two teams (one of which is a national power) can come in and sell the same pitch with more success to back it up.

On the football side of things...Maryland is a disaster the end.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:18 AM

Maryland? I dont get why the big "10" would want them, Maryland had a good stretch of basketball a decade ago and give you slightly more than nothing in football.

Hell, maybe the big10 is doing this in exchange for a big Under Armour deal

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:35 AM

Rutgers, who is about to be left out of a major conference, is spreading this rumor. Their slant is the Big 10
wants the DC and New York markets.

Why this is so silly is Rutgers wants everyone to believe they deliver the NY market, or even that the Terps
deliver the DC market. That makes as much sense as the ACC thinking Boston College could deliver the Boston
market.

No one in Boston cares about BC. It's a pro town, just like NY and DC.


nice try though.

#7 stankowalski

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:41 PM

Terrible thread title.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:52 AM

Maryland is so far in the hole financially they'd be idiots to do this and the B10 would be idiots to pay the fine so that isn't happening. Maryland is about to get smashed in basketball recruiting though with Cuse and Pitt joining the ACC. One of their pitches to northern kids is...come play in the ACC, come visit Florida, play on Tobacco Road, but you can still stay up north by joining us. Now..two teams (one of which is a national power) can come in and sell the same pitch with more success to back it up.

On the football side of things...Maryland is a disaster the end.

Being financially in the hole is why this move makes sense.

They're not going to have to pay the full 50 million.

The B1G is going to pay out SIGNIFICANTLY more money than the ACC contract. It is up for renegotiation in 2017 whereas the ACC contract is locked in until 2027. In 2017, Maryland will be able to up its television revenue share even more.

Also, there are a ton of B1G alumni in the DC area, especially Penn State fans. That'll help fill up their stadium.

ACC attendance is weak except at FSU, Clemson, and VT. UNC and State do fine with attendance when the teams are playing really well, but it's still a joke compared to what many teams in the B1G bring week after week.

Geography and long term rivalries aside, it makes sense for Maryland.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:17 AM

Maryland? I dont get why the big "10" would want them, Maryland had a good stretch of basketball a decade ago and give you slightly more than nothing in football.

Hell, maybe the big10 is doing this in exchange for a big Under Armour deal


They could suck for the next 15 years but the market they are in is worth a lot to the big10

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:45 AM

Maryland leaving. Press conference at 3PM.


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