Originally Posted by jterrell
just another step on the path to four 16 team conferences imho.
kudos to tbe b1g and maryland for keeping this quiet so long.
divvying up the big east should come next and then the SEC taking two more from the ACC.
the big 12 will scoop up louisville and cincy then await ACC leftovers is my guess.
The Big East has been getting picked apart for years now...then replacing it with Conf USA teams. That league is very nearly gone.
Total and completely different than in the ACC--who in the last year has added Notre Dame, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, and soon UConn. Maryland was a weak link located in a good market that a conference like the Big 10 may use to it's advantage. Though I'm shocked they are taking them. It has to be the market. Nothing against UM, but that is not an atheltic or academic powerhouse there. Decent at both though.