Originally Posted by StanleySpadowski
I said that it was finances, just a little more in-depth than you did.
I would argue that the Big 10 did get stronger academically. It opened up 2 more avenues of research sharing for the CIC plus it opens up their contiguous rule to go after UVA, then UNC. It's not like they went after poorer performing academic schools like WVU.
Much much stronger Stan. Maryland, over the next few years is going to get tremendous amounts of money from 3 different projects that are slated to be funded by the Federal Government. Two of which, can not be made public but one of which, NOAA Facilities, are going to be funded for huge Dollars. That facility will be one of seven (I believe) world wide that will be used to tie in World Weather Patterns. Currently, like we have our own NOAA that tracks weather patterns, other parts of the world do too. They are currently not linked. The plan is to create a universal Weather Agency that tracks and collects all weather data all over the world. Maryland is one of the locations that is very likely to be tagged for this project in the U.S. They are going to get a ton of money to develop this.
Rutgers is already very well positioned in this regard and will continue to get lots of money for Research. You are 100% accurate in your projections Stan.