Maryland To Announce Move To The Big Ten, Rutgers Next

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.

It has been reported that Rutgers needed to wait for Maryland to accept an invitation to the Big Ten, and the Scarlet Knights will quickly follow.

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.

An announcement by Rutgers could come as soon as tomorrow.

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