NEW YORK (AP) – Maryland is joining the Big Ten. The university announced its move from the Atlantic Coast Conference at a news conference Monday, November 19th with school president Wallace D. Loh, Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany and athletic director Kevin Anderson.
Maryland will become member of the Big Ten starting in 2014. Rutgers is expected follow suit by Tuesday, splitting from the Big East and making it an even 14 schools in the Big Ten.
In the world of conference realignment, Maryland’s departure from the ACC qualifies as a shocker. The Terrapins were a charter member of the ACC, which was founded in 1953.
The addition of Maryland extends the Big Ten farther east and south than it ever has been, and gives the conference a presence in the major media market of Washington. D.C.
FOX6’s Ted Perry tackles this Big 10 news in this edition of “Ted’s Take.” Click the video link above for more!