Big Ten Conference Adds Two More Teams
Lincoln, NE - Do the math! The Big Ten plus two is about to become 14?
Maryland is leaving the ACC to become the thirteenth member of the Big Ten conference and Rutgers is expected to announce tomorrow that it will leave the Big East to go to the Big Ten. The move for both teams will take effect in 2014.
Maryland University President Wallace D. Loh says membership in the Big Ten will "guarantee the financial sustainability of Maryland athletics for a long, long time."
Nebraska Coach Bo Pelini says he gets it, "When I hear the two schools that are being talked about, I understand why. Obviously it has to do with I assume, the east coast and New York market. Whoever they put on our schedule, we'll play. Those decisions are made way over my head.
ESPN.com reports Maryland and Rutgers will join the Leaders division, Illinois will shift to the Legends division.