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Maryland to leave ACC for Big 10

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by WPBCowboysFan, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Awesome teams and great memories.
    Len Bias was one the best I've ever seen.

    In basketball, they are leaving an awesome basketball (and almost every other sport) conference that is only getting better....but that also has an outstanding academci rep.
    But the Big 10 is pretty loaded too.
    Most importantly, they are getting more money to patch up that athletic program while not selling thier academic soul.
    You should be happy.
  2. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    I understand how you feel. I grew up on Terps BB. I actually lived in NC for 20 years and enjoyed watching the Terps play UNC and Duke twice a year. I guess that ACC is gone.
  3. Diogenes

    Diogenes Active Member

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    Yes, what could have been. I'll never forget Lenny "christening" the newly built Dean Dome with 35 points and handing the Heels their first loss at that venue.

    The more I read, the more the move makes sense, however.
  4. StylisticS

    StylisticS Well-Known Member

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    The big 12 will add plenty of other schools before Louisville and Cincy.
  5. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    I hear ya.

    I dont go back that far, but go back to the Albert King, Buck Williams, Ernie Graham and Greg Manning days.
  6. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    How bout Len Bias?

    How bout Randy White?

    There are a lot of really great players in both Basketball and Football that went to Maryland.
  7. Diogenes

    Diogenes Active Member

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    You bet. Also, Neil O'Donnell, MVP of Super Bowl XXX!
  8. SkinsandTerps

    SkinsandTerps Redskins Forever

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    I didn't want to dislike this many teams.

    I already had my homer Terps glasses on for the ACC...now add on the Big 10 ?

    Grumble. I wont forget those rivalries.
  9. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutans make great bass players Staff Member

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    Have to admit Maryland not in the ACC is kinda wierd. I loved Lefty.
  10. Aikbach

    Aikbach Active Member

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    Seems an inevitable move by Georgia Tech and Florida State to either the SEC or Big 12 is at hand.
  11. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Lefty was a long time ago bro.
  12. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    07:42 AM ET 11.20 | Under Armour founder and Maryland alumnus Kevin Plank may take his support of athletic program to new heights. [Last week,] Under Armour announced in a SEC filing that Plank would be selling 1.3 million shares of the company "for asset diversification, tax and estate planning and charitable giving purposes." What would 1.3 million shares of Under Armour net Plank on the open market? Try a cool $56 million after taxes -- just the amount Maryland needs to pay if it leaves the ACC for greener pastures. Is it a smoking gun? No. And Plank did not immediately return requests for comment. But such generosity wouldn???t be unique. A $50 million donation would put Plank into a growing class of billionaires funneling tens of millions of dollars into college athletics.

    Forbes.com
  13. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree. I think this move forces the Big 12 to move if they want their pick of membership. If they wait, they could see some of these teams take action and join other leagues. Good observation Aiks.
  14. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, he was but he was still the best Coach Maryland has had in 50 years.

    Even better then Williams IMO. Good guy.
  15. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Yea, Lefty was always very cordial when you would see him out and about.

    He was the scapegoat for the Len Bias tragedy.
  16. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    we are moving closer and closer to the super conferences scenario
  17. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Talked about UCONN to ACC earlier, now hearing that Georgetown and St Jors might be moving to ACC as well.
  18. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    He was, but I place no fault on Driesell for that. If the account of Bias can be believed, it was a one time thing. There was no pattern to it and Bias was already out of the Maryland Program, headed to Boston.

    You are right, he was blamed but unfairly I think. He was a good guy and a damn fine coach for Maryland.
  19. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    ACC just needs to become a Basketball Conference only. BTW, UConn just lost to the UNM Lobos last night. Pretty big win for the program around here.
  20. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Bleeding continues at Big East.
    Not that Boise St was going to stay there anyway, but it sounds like they entered into talks with the MWC. Once TCU backed out of their agreement, you knew BSU wouldn't be going there.

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