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(ESPN)   Confirmed: Maryland to Big Ten. Because Duke sucks that much   (espn.go.com) divider line 164
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2012-11-19 01:24:49 PM  
So, Maryland and Rutgers go to the Big 10. UCONN probably to the ACC. Does this then mean that Louisville and Cincinnati are on their way to the Big XII as the carcass of the Big East gets picked over?
 
2012-11-19 01:27:58 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-19 01:44:46 PM  

mitchcumstein1: So, Maryland and Rutgers go to the Big 10. UCONN probably to the ACC. Does this then mean that Louisville and Cincinnati are on their way to the Big XII as the carcass of the Big East gets picked over?


Louisville and Cincinnati to the Big XII actually makes some sense. The result will be more geographically weird schools going to the Big East just to get the automatic bid. Something tells me that's going to result in the Mountain West and Conference USA collapsing into each other as the best remaining schools go to the Big East.
 
2012-11-19 01:54:20 PM  
Is this all part of The Grand Unified College Football Theory?

The theory states that college football programs gravitate towards money centers (cities, bowl games). With too many conferences, an actual playoff between teams other than black-magic-selected BCS-darlings would be impossible. Instead, combine conferences (the SEC Addendum to the theory notes that if you make two divisions within a conference, you can field twice as many teams!) until you have 4 powerhouse conferences.

Viola! - your playoff field becomes easy to set.
 
2012-11-19 01:56:26 PM  
Hey Maryland, this one's for you:

1.bp.blogspot.com

/ good riddance
 
2012-11-19 01:56:52 PM  
I'm going to be sad to see us leave the ACC but I'm excited to play some new schools and I'm really f*cking tired of the Duke/UNC thing
 
2012-11-19 01:58:57 PM  

tuffsnake: I'm going to be sad to see us leave the ACC but I'm excited to play some new schools and I'm really f*cking tired of the Duke/UNC thing


You're just bitter because you tried soooooo hard be a Duke rival all these years, and they paid even less attention to you than they do to NC State. So now you're taking your dollies and going to play Nebraska. Woo.
 
2012-11-19 01:59:56 PM  
Bad: Penn State fans at Byrd Stadium.

Good: getting the opportunity to troll Penn State fans by wearing a pedobear outfit at Byrd Stadium.

www.totalprosports.com
 
2012-11-19 02:00:06 PM  

tuffsnake: I'm going to be sad to see us leave the ACC but I'm excited to play some new schools and I'm really f*cking tired of the Duke/UNC thing


Also...if you thought that UNC/Duke was bad, you're going to love hearing about Michigan/tOSU. Oh, the fun you're going to have.
 
2012-11-19 02:03:16 PM  

whistleridge: You're just bitter because you tried soooooo hard be a Duke rival all these years, and they paid even less attention to you than they do to NC State. So now you're taking your dollies and going to play Nebraska. Woo.


Actually that's one of the things I'm a little pissed about, ever since Va Tech joined up we didn't really have UVA as a rival anymore and West Va never materialized but finally we were going to have a new rival in Pitt which seemed like a good fit. Maryland having a rival aside I just got really tired of only ever hearing about those two making it seem like the rest of the conference didn't exist.
 
2012-11-19 02:07:51 PM  

whistleridge: tuffsnake: I'm going to be sad to see us leave the ACC but I'm excited to play some new schools and I'm really f*cking tired of the Duke/UNC thing

Also...if you thought that UNC/Duke was bad, you're going to love hearing about Michigan/tOSU. Oh, the fun you're going to have.


yeah, this. As bad as Duke and UNC are, that is nothing compared to tOSU, Michigan, and don't forget: Penn State fans.

Penn State fans.

a57.foxnews.com

shudder.
 
2012-11-19 02:13:52 PM  

SlothB77: whistleridge: tuffsnake: I'm going to be sad to see us leave the ACC but I'm excited to play some new schools and I'm really f*cking tired of the Duke/UNC thing

Also...if you thought that UNC/Duke was bad, you're going to love hearing about Michigan/tOSU. Oh, the fun you're going to have.

yeah, this. As bad as Duke and UNC are, that is nothing compared to tOSU, Michigan, and don't forget: Penn State fans.

Penn State fans.

[a57.foxnews.com image 660x371]

shudder.


Meh.

At Cole Field House, we chucked a bottle at Carlos Boozer's mom, almost made some Dookie cry on court (was it the backne guy who could only shoot 3s? JJ Redick?), swiped Jay Williams' ball out from under his stupid nose (and in front of the Duke bench, too!!) and had the ever-classy "Dixon...your mouth" shirts during the 2001-02 season. We were also the originators (IIRC) of the "Hey - you suck!" during Rock'n'Roll part 3.

I think having Penn State to kick around will be a glorious time to be a sportstroll.

// until 2 years from now, when everyone forgets the Penn State scandal, and JoePa is just another sepia face in the university's history
 
2012-11-19 02:25:08 PM  
I've heard that Florida State is going to be super pissed if the ACC takes UConn and not Louisville. Plus they've apparently contacted St. John's and Georgetown. Maybe they've accepted their fate of being the new Big East.
 
2012-11-19 02:33:49 PM  

imapirate: Plus they've apparently contacted St. John's and Georgetown.


a georgetown/ maryland basketball rivalry would have been cool.
 
2012-11-19 02:43:00 PM  

imapirate: I've heard that Florida State is going to be super pissed if the ACC takes UConn and not Louisville


F*ck that would piss me off because I think they would go that way instead of the Big XII and it looks like they need to add teams to keep up.
 
2012-11-19 03:03:18 PM  
Good thing it's all about academics.
 
2012-11-19 03:22:39 PM  
Hey, I'm glad the Virginia Tech BOV was too loyal to the ACC to split when they had a chance.

you know it's bad when the terps pack up their shell and leave.
 
2012-11-19 03:25:22 PM  

mitchcumstein1: So, Maryland and Rutgers go to the Big 10. UCONN probably to the ACC. Does this then mean that Louisville and Cincinnati are on their way to the Big XII as the carcass of the Big East gets picked over?


God I hope so. I think the more likely result is ul to ACC and Cinci stay put. I wish the Cinci football team wasn't having such awful qb problems this year, it would be a good time to even be ranked 20-25.
 
2012-11-19 03:27:08 PM  

tnpir: mitchcumstein1: So, Maryland and Rutgers go to the Big 10. UCONN probably to the ACC. Does this then mean that Louisville and Cincinnati are on their way to the Big XII as the carcass of the Big East gets picked over?

Louisville and Cincinnati to the Big XII actually makes some sense. The result will be more geographically weird schools going to the Big East just to get the automatic bid. Something tells me that's going to result in the Mountain West and Conference USA collapsing into each other as the best remaining schools go to the Big East.


The auto bid is gone now. That is one reason everyone is jumping ship from the BE.
 
2012-11-19 03:34:08 PM  

NickelP: mitchcumstein1: So, Maryland and Rutgers go to the Big 10. UCONN probably to the ACC. Does this then mean that Louisville and Cincinnati are on their way to the Big XII as the carcass of the Big East gets picked over?

God I hope so. I think the more likely result is ul to ACC and Cinci stay put. I wish the Cinci football team wasn't having such awful qb problems this year, it would be a good time to even be ranked 20-25.


I think if UCONN goes to the ACC, Louisville and Cincy will almost have to go Big XII. At least that's what I hope for.
 
2012-11-19 03:41:14 PM  
I'll jump in with the point I usually like to make in these threads but nobody else cares about: This takes the ACC men's lacrosse conference from "super ultra incredibly amazing" to just "super ultra amazing".
 
2012-11-19 03:49:15 PM  

NickelP: tnpir: mitchcumstein1: So, Maryland and Rutgers go to the Big 10. UCONN probably to the ACC. Does this then mean that Louisville and Cincinnati are on their way to the Big XII as the carcass of the Big East gets picked over?

Louisville and Cincinnati to the Big XII actually makes some sense. The result will be more geographically weird schools going to the Big East just to get the automatic bid. Something tells me that's going to result in the Mountain West and Conference USA collapsing into each other as the best remaining schools go to the Big East.

The auto bid is gone now. That is one reason everyone is jumping ship from the BE.


Officially? When did that happen?
 
2012-11-19 04:01:13 PM  

tnpir: NickelP: tnpir: mitchcumstein1: So, Maryland and Rutgers go to the Big 10. UCONN probably to the ACC. Does this then mean that Louisville and Cincinnati are on their way to the Big XII as the carcass of the Big East gets picked over?

Louisville and Cincinnati to the Big XII actually makes some sense. The result will be more geographically weird schools going to the Big East just to get the automatic bid. Something tells me that's going to result in the Mountain West and Conference USA collapsing into each other as the best remaining schools go to the Big East.

The auto bid is gone now. That is one reason everyone is jumping ship from the BE.

Officially? When did that happen?


The way I understand it, the bcs bowls give spots to the big12/acc/b1g/pac12/sec now. The remaining conferences have their highest ranked member get 1 spot. So being in the beast is the same as the rest as far as that goes.
 
2012-11-19 04:02:52 PM  
When I say now I mean at some point in the future. Not sure if that is 2013 or 2014 or what.
 
2012-11-19 04:13:49 PM  
Well at least now Michigan has some competition for the ugliest helmets in the conference.
 
2012-11-19 04:23:28 PM  
The expectation here is that Maryland can pull those 5-stars from Good Council instead of losing them to the SEC. Maryland becomes a much more competitive football program and the Big Ten leapfrogs the SEC.
 
2012-11-19 04:51:01 PM  

SlothB77: The expectation here is that Maryland can pull those 5-stars from Good Council instead of losing them to the SEC. Maryland becomes a much more competitive football program and the Big Ten leapfrogs the SEC.


The SEC and UVA, you mean. Pfft, good luck with that one. Have fun beating, maybe- maybe- Indiana every year in football, and getting creamed by Indiana, tOSU, Wisconsin in basketball. Happy to blow that $50 from yer sugar daddy.
 
2012-11-19 04:57:57 PM  

tnpir: NickelP: tnpir: mitchcumstein1: So, Maryland and Rutgers go to the Big 10. UCONN probably to the ACC. Does this then mean that Louisville and Cincinnati are on their way to the Big XII as the carcass of the Big East gets picked over?

Louisville and Cincinnati to the Big XII actually makes some sense. The result will be more geographically weird schools going to the Big East just to get the automatic bid. Something tells me that's going to result in the Mountain West and Conference USA collapsing into each other as the best remaining schools go to the Big East.

The auto bid is gone now. That is one reason everyone is jumping ship from the BE.

Officially? When did that happen?



Supposedly, I read this somewhere but can't find a link right now, but for the playoffs in 2014, there will be 6 semifinal bowls and the actual semi finals will rotate between two of them. I think it is the current BCS bowls plus the Cotton and the new Champions bowl.

Champions of the PAC12, Big12, Big10, SEC, & ACC all get auto bids. The highest ranked champion of the group of five (Big East, Mountain West, CUSA, Sun Belt, Conference X) gets an auto bid, then the remaining 6 at large spots are assigned somehow. My guess is it will be similar to how the current at large spots are filled for BCS games now.
 
2012-11-19 05:03:04 PM  
As an alum of a proper Big Ten university, let me just say this:

Dear Maryland and Rutgers (and for that matter, Nebraska and Penn State too),

fark right off. You are not, nor will you ever be, our rivals. We don't care about you and we never will.
 
2012-11-19 05:04:51 PM  
Makes sense. Television contracts are what make a power conference now. When the haves get split from the have nots, you want to make sure your team is on the right side.
 
2012-11-19 05:06:09 PM  
Can we rename the damn conference already? Call it the Big Rustbelt or something?
 
2012-11-19 05:07:08 PM  
As much as these moves makes sense financially, when these teams travel for away games it will take its toll. West Virginia started off amazing, but then when they started to travel across the country for every away game they crumbled
 
2012-11-19 05:08:05 PM  
Still don't know what the Terps think this does for every other sport. Oh wait, that's right, not one of these idiot schools has ever thought of that. If I was an athlete in a sport other than football and I was suddenly going to go from having to go from places like Miami, Atlanta and other generally sunny spots to having to fly out to the middle of Iowa and Nebraska, I'd be piiiiiissed.
 
2012-11-19 05:08:29 PM  

Ed_Severson: As an alum of a proper Big Ten university, let me just say this:

Dear Maryland and Rutgers (and for that matter, Nebraska and Penn State too),

fark right off. You are not, nor will you ever be, our rivals. We don't care about you and we never will.


Dude, get over yourself and the Big 10 conference. It's fine and all but jesus. You are adding to solid academic institutions, suck it up, times change.
 
2012-11-19 05:09:55 PM  
Ugh, my beloved Big East basketball! If only Nova could hightail it to the ACC.
 
2012-11-19 05:10:09 PM  

Ed_Severson: As an alum of a proper Big Ten university, let me just say this:

Dear Maryland and Rutgers (and for that matter, Nebraska and Penn State too),

fark right off. You are not, nor will you ever be, our rivals. We don't care about you and we never will.


Aaaand THIS is why schools shouldn't change major conferences. I feel the exact same way about VaTech, BU, and Miami, and I can't wait to feel the same way about Cuse, Pitt, UConn, Notre Dame, and any other teams that may try to bandwagon us. MD just pissed away every possible regional rivalry they could have had, for a bunch of non-regional rivalries that never will be. MD fans could drive down to Durham easy; Iowa or Nebraska or Illinois? Not so much.

/ I still miss the old school home-and-home schedule of the ACC basketball season.
 
2012-11-19 05:10:50 PM  
Fark, two*
 
2012-11-19 05:13:43 PM  

FriarReb98: Still don't know what the Terps think this does for every other sport. Oh wait, that's right, not one of these idiot schools has ever thought of that. If I was an athlete in a sport other than football and I was suddenly going to go from having to go from places like Miami, Atlanta and other generally sunny spots to having to fly out to the middle of Iowa and Nebraska, I'd be piiiiiissed.


When you travel for a team, it doesn't matter whether you're in Nebraska or Miami because it's all "plane, hotel, sleep, practice, hotel, play, plane". You don't get to do anything fun anyway.

Think of it like business travel.
 
2012-11-19 05:15:31 PM  

whistleridge: / I still miss the old school home-and-home schedule of the ACC basketball season.


No shiat. It used to mean something to win your conference because everyone played the same schedule -- everybody else twice, once home and once away. Now, you just play a bunch of random games for seeding in a stupid 3-day tournament that proves nothing.

And rivalries? Yeah right. I'm gonna get real fired up about playing Maryland at home once every four years. The whole concept of conference rivalry is dead now; it's all manufactured bullshiat.

What a pity.
 
2012-11-19 05:17:44 PM  

FriarReb98: Still don't know what the Terps think this does for every other sport. Oh wait, that's right, not one of these idiot schools has ever thought of that. If I was an athlete in a sport other than football and I was suddenly going to go from having to go from places like Miami, Atlanta and other generally sunny spots to having to fly out to the middle of Iowa and Nebraska, I'd be piiiiiissed.


Well seeing that they already had to get rid of 6 sports because of their debt problems, I would say the money increase they are going to get by switching to the Big10 is going to give them a fighting chance at even having an athletic program at all.
 
2012-11-19 05:17:48 PM  

Ed_Severson: As an alum of a proper Big Ten university, let me just say this:

Dear Maryland and Rutgers (and for that matter, Nebraska and Penn State too),

fark right off. You are not, nor will you ever be, our rivals. We don't care about you and we never will.


unless you went to illinois, minnesota, northwestern, purdue, wiconsin, or the university of chicago, your school was at some point a new member of the conference that they eventually grew to care about.
 
2012-11-19 05:18:33 PM  

Jubeebee: Can we rename the damn conference already? Call it the Big Rustbelt or something?


Why?
 
2012-11-19 05:21:50 PM  

tuffsnake: I'm going to be sad to see us leave the ACC but I'm excited to play some new schools and I'm really f*cking tired of the Duke/UNC thing losing to Duke and UNC.


FTFY
 
2012-11-19 05:22:43 PM  

constructor5179: Jubeebee: Can we rename the damn conference already? Call it the Big Rustbelt or something?

Why?


I think he is still stuck on the fact the conference is called the Big Ten even though it has 13 teams in it now.
 
2012-11-19 05:23:14 PM  

Ed_Severson: As an alum of a proper Big Ten university, let me just say this:

Dear Maryland and Rutgers (and for that matter, Nebraska and Penn State too),

fark right off. You are not, nor will you ever be, our rivals. We don't care about you and we never will.


I think I speak on behalf of all Maryland alums when I say, as long as the Big 10 checks clear, we don't give a farking shiat.

And maybe once Maryland reduces their exit fee in court and Florida State bolts the league, the dipshiats on Tobacco Road will regret treating Maryland and the DC market like an outcast for all these years.

So long, suckers.
 
2012-11-19 05:23:59 PM  

constructor5179: Jubeebee: Can we rename the damn conference already? Call it the Big Rustbelt or something?

Why?


Because calling a conference containing 14 schools "The Big Ten" makes no goddamn sense. It didn't make sense when there were 11 schools; it makes even less sense now.
 
2012-11-19 05:25:32 PM  

whistleridge: non-regional rivalries that never will be.


I can't speak to whether they will ever be, but they aren't necessarily going to be non-regional. They'll be moving (with Rutgers) into the B1G Leaders with Penn State (and Ohio State a little further away), giving them 2 potential nearby rivals.

Personally I'd think they should just re-align the divisions again into an east and a west with Rutgers, Maryland, Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, and Indiana or Purdue (in the newly name B1GEAST?). Right now that's the dominant half (Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Indiana/Purdue less so), but who can say how long that will skew that way.
 
2012-11-19 05:29:19 PM  

39Smooth: Dude, get over yourself and the Big 10 conference. It's fine and all but jesus. You are adding to solid academic institutions, suck it up, times change.


Don't misunderstand. This isn't some stupid rant about "OMG teh Big Tens is better than ur conference, sucktards!!!!!" -- it's about the meaning of conference play.

Fourteen is too farking big. Hell, twelve is too big.

I went to Purdue and care far more about basketball than football. My entire life, Purdue has had some great basketball rivalries with Illinois, Michigan, and Michigan State. Now, those three schools will be in an opposing division of a conference that is so big there will be seasons when Purdue doesn't even play them at all, much less twice per season as they should.

This conference realignment and bloating horseshiat is killing a bunch of longstanding traditional rivalries and what we're getting in return for that is to have a bunch of retards in suits tell me how exciting it is to have the opportunity to beat Rutgers by 35 points at Mackey Arena on an annual basis. Sure, I'd like to beat Rutgers; I'd like to beat UC Santa Clara too, but it doesn't matter to me like beating Illinois, and it never will.

It's just manufactured hype ... There's barely any authentic rivalry left.
 
2012-11-19 05:30:28 PM  

Jubeebee: constructor5179: Jubeebee: Can we rename the damn conference already? Call it the Big Rustbelt or something?

Why?

Because calling a conference containing 14 schools "The Big Ten" makes no goddamn sense. It didn't make sense when there were 11 schools; it makes even less sense now.


Because the majority of Big 10 Alums know that 14>11>10.

Except for idiots from Ann Arbor.
 
2012-11-19 05:32:06 PM  
And FOR THE LOVE OF FSM, rename the stupid divisions from the marketing buzzword hell the are now.
 
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