Maryland to Join the Big Ten, Rutgers to Follow?

The University of Maryland’s Board of Regents voted Monday to accept an invitation to join the Big Ten and begin competition in the conference in the 2014-15 academic year, sources told ESPN. An afternoon announcement will be made in College Park.

Meanwhile, Big East Conference sources told ESPN that Rutgers will be announced as the 14th member of the Big Ten on Tuesday.

- ESPN.com

Why? Well, among other reasons, money:

According to a television executive familiar with the Northeast corridor, the move could ultimately be worth as much as $200 million annually for the Big Ten in cable subscription fees.

- Pete Thamel, SI.

Does this change anything for Ohio State? Other than divisional realignments, probably not.

It’s Michigan week anyway. Who cares?!

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