Hot Stove: Maryland to B1G?

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  1. coachcap

    coachcap Popular Poster

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    Was just checking in on the W.Va. Scout Board. There's a thread started @ 4:30 this afternoon that a radio station in the D.C. area is reporting that the Twerps are entertaining an invite to the B1G? REALLY?
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    SAMCRO Popular Poster

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    I heard UMd, RU, UConn, and BC to the B1G. Locking up the I-95 corridor from DC thru new England. BC ad UMd to join Leaders and UConn and RU to join Legends conference. BC will be our cross division rival game, and Rutgers/Maryland will be cross division rivals.

    It was the voices inside my head I heard it from, but I heard it. So now I am now repeating it.
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  3. huskymedic

    huskymedic Popular Poster

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    @tuxedoyoda People are email me saying Columbus Radio (97.1 FM) reporting Maryland to the Big 10.
  4. Butch

    Butch Balto's keeper

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    I can't find anything on the internet that supports such a rumor. But did find some strange editorial stating that Penn State should go to the ACC.

    http://blog.pennlive.com/pennstatefootball/2012/11/should_penn_state_leave_the_bi.html

    The B1G absolutely has to expand to areas that have more "stable" populations in order to keep up with the Joneses. Might sound crazy, but if they took in Texas, Oklahoma, Rutgers and UConn, we'd be part of a college football paradise.
  5. uconnbaseball

    uconnbaseball Popular Poster

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    I heard from my plumber's cousin that an Anchorage radio station reported Megan Fox's interest in pleasuring me tonight. She will travel to my place and pay me for taking up my time.

    I love obscure radio stations run by college students and janitors looking for a second income..
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  6. brasssbonanzaa

    brasssbonanzaa Popular Poster

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    fwiw, there are multiple tweets over the last few days speculating about it or people saying they heard something. not sure if its all based on one radio phone call and everyone's rehashing the same rumor, but it's not 100% unsubstantiated.

    edit: even torrey smith of the ravens tweeted about it.
  7. huskypantz

    huskypantz Power 5 value at Group of 5 prices

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    The Maryland board is reporting a rumor heard on 105.7 out of Bmore concerning turtles to B1G.
  8. brasssbonanzaa

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    most md fans over there dont like the idea and want to stay in the acc. :confused:
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    Was Edsalls dream Conference
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  10. HuskyfanDan

    HuskyfanDan #BleedRed

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    i dream of the b10 adding md/ruty/unc/uva/uconn/nd and then kicking out nw one day or letting them fold up shop and adding wvu, uk or kansas(yes i know those 3 are school issues)
  11. junglehusky

    junglehusky Titanius Anglesmith, fancy man of Cornwood

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    Refresh my memory, was Maryland one of the schools that voted against raising the ACC exit fee???
  12. Durks07

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    They were not happy with it, and I think they voted against adding Notre Dame (if my memory is correct), I could be wrong on that one though.
  13. B1GEast

    B1GEast Popular Poster

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    Yes.
  14. sportsart

    sportsart College Football has stage P5 cancer.

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    I dream of going to sleep and waking up and realizing that college football never existed.
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  15. HuskyfanDan

    HuskyfanDan #BleedRed

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    sucks to be u then
  16. junglehusky

    junglehusky Titanius Anglesmith, fancy man of Cornwood

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    I used to read word up magazine...
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  17. RMoore1999

    RMoore1999 Illegitimi Non Carborundum!

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    You guys must not read the Football board. Or you really are "dreaming". Afterall, Pudge already clarified tonight over there that the conferences are set and there's less than a zero % chance the big 12 is expanding (let alone the big 10).

    Even if expansion isnt dead, why would UConn want to leave the NBE? Even though we dont have guaranteed big bowl access, we at least get to play UCF, and if we're lucky, Memphis, SMU and Temple. Remind me again Why we'd want to leave?
  18. Rondogg

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    Why MD and why not UConn? The beat goes on...
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    huskymedic Popular Poster

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    From a UMD site tonight:

    >>"purplehayes said... On twitter: @tuxedoyoda People are email me saying Columbus Radio (97.1 FM) reporting Maryland to the Big 10.

    Not what was said...I live here in Columbus and listen to the fan all day. They said MD considering B1G. I believe that I posted yesterday that a good friend of mine works in the AD dept for Gene Smith, and was teasing me about MD to B1G, and how the Bucks would be wooping that ass yearly. Today, I heard B1G has offered them a spot, and MD considering a move. This is moving a lot faster than anyone thought. I was told just before the ND move to ACC that MD would move to B1G in 12-18 months. I can see this happening. The B1G network guarantees a load of to each school, and many believe they are the top conf moving forward. There one misstep was thinking ND was done to them." <<

    Then on Twitter tonight

    darren rovell (@darrenrovell)
    11/14/12, 9:47 PM
    Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank cashing out 5% of his holdings over next year. Will be about $65M, w/10% going to his foundation.

    What's that ACC buyout - $50m?

    Purple haze all in my brain
    lately things don't seem the same
    Acting funny and i don't know why
    excuse me while i kiss the sky

    :) :)
  20. Kevin Caliendo

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    MD would need a partner to give them an even # of teams. rutty?

    I read today taht the breakdown of the playoff includes a clause that the more teams you have in conference, the greater % of the you get. If true, does it make sense to expand? split the conference TV money but get a bigger piece of the national TV pool.
  21. Butch

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    Because they border Pennsylvania.
  22. huskymedic

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    Not if PSU gets tossed ;)
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    Chin Diesel 400 Level Poster

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    Wait a minute.

    Aren't the lyrics, "Excuse me while I kiss a guy"?

    Gotta go my pizza's burning.
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  24. brasssbonanzaa

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    there seems to be smoke here, and not that of er's delusional rantings.
  25. RS9999X

    RS9999X There's no Dark Side .....it's all Dark.

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  26. brasssbonanzaa

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    MD is the easiest B1G target that falls into what they want. Big market location, very solid academics, big school with a wealthy donor a la Phil Knight willing to pump money into the school, no latch on state school to worry about (UNC-NC State, UVA-VT, etc.), not a huge geographic outlier, at least no more so than PSU, and good enough on field performance. Certainly a good basketball addition, and they probably feel with some revitalization (read: new coach) and stadium upgrades, they can get football on track as well. There really are no roadblocks to MD, as there would be with just about every other ACC public school.
  27. junglehusky

    junglehusky Titanius Anglesmith, fancy man of Cornwood

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    Ha... I read that too quickly and thought you meant MD's revitalization was coming from Randy, instead of from Randy being fired and replaced.
  28. ZooCougar

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    Posted this on the board as well...

    Maryland was pissed about having Notre Dame shoved down their throats. And they were not the only ones. If the B1G took Maryland, they will probably take another.

    So let's entertain the following, even if it is far fetched and unlikely.

    1. Maryland and another ACC School get sucked in the the B1G

    2. The ACC subsequently has to replenish and they take UConn and Rutgers.

    3. The Big 12 pulls the trigger on Louisville and Cincy.

    4. The "New" Big East collapses as a football conference.

    Even more far fetched and unlikely.

    1. Maryland and UConn move to the B1G together.

    2. Rutgers goes to the ACC.

    3. The Big 12 expands again and takes Louisville and Cincy.​
    [​IMG]
  29. junglehusky

    junglehusky Titanius Anglesmith, fancy man of Cornwood

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    Question would be how many schools would the B1G take? It's been speculated on before but that's all it's ever been... speculation. What I can imagine is that if UConn winds up getting a B1G invite with 3 other schools, it would be slightly preferable having other eastern seaboard states involved, namely NJ/Rutgers, Maryland and one other , maybe UVA. Of course UConn would jump at any invite, and any B1G expansion would be driven by whether the profits for the BTN would be worth the costs of dividing the money further. On the other scenario, it would be slightly less attractive for UConn to be in an ACC minus Rutgers and Maryland than an ACC with RU/MD in it, but again not enough to stop UConn from jumping.

    Any scenario is only a remote possibility and the events are out of our hands. But if the rumors gain steam, it'll be #BegHarder time again.
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  30. HuskyHawk

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    Ohio State board is all over this too. Some think it is a bunch of baloney. Others wondering who the other team is. Mostly people think Rutgers, although one really smart guy suggested UConn. Unanimous view that they do not want Louisville, Cincy or Pitt.

    If true, it's a win for UConn no matter how you slice it. I doubt that the B1G comes that far east and then doesn't add another eastern team, which would be RU or UConn. If RU, then UConn is a lock for the ACC to replace Maryland. We simply can't lose in this scenario.

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