It finally happened. The University of Maryland, a charter member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, has abandoned their affiliation with that conference and joined the Big Ten. This move has been rumored for years and will become official in 2014. The Big Ten will have 14 teams with Rutgers joining as well.
Why is this a good move?
For starters, the Terrapins will finally be able to grow their football program by playing historical schools besides Florida State. If I’m a recruit and I get to play against Penn State, Wisconsin and Ohio State, I’m ecstatic. Also, in recruiting battles of rival schools, Maryland may not lose as many kids to Penn State.