By Matt Sugam
The first domino has fallen.
According to InsideMDsports.com and ESPN’s Brett McMurphy – who sites an unnamed source – Maryland’s board of regents has voted unanimously and decided to leave the ACC and go to the Big Ten. The announcement is expected to be made at a press conference at 3 p.m.
Rutgers would be the ninth team since 2004 to leave the Big East. Their buyout from the Big East would be $10 million and they would have to give 27 months notice.
However, the Big East allowed West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Syracuse to leave earlier than the 27-month requirement by paying a higher exit fee. The aforementioned schools paid a fee of 20 million.