A Reasonable Maryland To B1G Thread

There a million opinions floating around about Maryland's impending switch to the B1G. In my opinion, it all comes down to William "Slappy" Kirwan's influence on the Board of Regents. Personally, I think Kirwan will block the deal. I've never met the man, but every opportunity he's had to do something bold in his career, he's refrained from acting. In the end, I think this decision will be no different.

Personally, I will be disappointed if we don't make the move. For the purists wanting to hold onto the traditions of the ACC, let me ask: what are we holding onto exactly? With the ACC expanding to 14 teams, the basketball team will be aligned with Pitt and UVA for the guaranteed home and home rivalries each year.  Let me pause for a moment while you try to contain your excitement from the last sentence. Seriously, that sucks.  In the "new" ACC, we'll be playing Duke and UNC once a season. Is that worth staying in the ACC?

Financially, it is not even close.  We will earn more money in the B1G than in the ACC.  That's a no-brainer. It will boost attendance in football and that will drive more revenue for athletics. The Big Ten Network will generate many millions more for Maryland than the ACC ever will.  The media footprint is bigger and better. Period.

In terms of geography, The average distance between College Park and the nearest B1G campus is 650 miles. In the ACC, College Park is 467 miles away on average.  Most trips will require airline flights in either case, so the added financial burden is minimal.

Culturally, I think Maryland is more closely aligned with rust belt states like PA, OH, MI, and IL than the Deep South. Baltimore's industrial economy has always been more influential than the rest of the state's agrarian roots.  Besides, Tobacco Road schools always looked at the Terps as "yankees".

so in the end,what's the risk of joining the B1G?

Author: Jeremy | 11/18/2012 2:41:38 PM | Tags: b1g, conference realignment |

Maryland vs LIU Thread

Before getting into tonight's game, I'll briefly address the rumors swirling throughout Twitter about Maryland joining the Big10.  Although, until there is something definitive, it seems pointless to waste time thinking or writing about it.  I'll just say that it would be an odd move to make now considering that the ACC just raised the ex [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/16/2012 3:51:59 PM | Tags: basketball, threads, big10 rumors |

Maryland vs Moorhead State Thread

Terps open the home slate tonight vs Moorhead State.  Moorhead appears to be frisky (senior laden, make lots of 3's); but this is still Cupcake City for the Terps.  I'll be disappointed with anything less than a 20 point win here. I'm interested to see if the Terps are able to improve their shooting performance from Friday.  Faust [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/12/2012 9:06:58 AM | Tags: basketball, game threads |

Terps Come Up Short But Look Good Doing It

Some quick thoughts in no particular order: Whoever said it in an earlier thread, was right:  Charles Mitchell IS the new Charles Barkley.  Kid was born to rebound.  LOVE HIM Seth Allen will start at PG before the new year.  Kid is a baller.  He knows how to feed the paint.  He's quick and can shoot.  Pe'sho [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/9/2012 10:07:51 PM | Tags: basketball, kentucky |

Marylands Tips Off Basketball Season In Style Vs Kenucky Tonight

What a night we have in front of us!  Win or lose, blowout or close game, it is just great to be on the national stage again.  What's more, the Terps get to debut their new prized guard Dezmine Wells not to mention the Brooklyn-esque gray faux flannel uniforms.  Fresh off being cleared by the NCAA, Wells instantly becomes one of [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/9/2012 4:31:52 PM | Tags: kentucky, brooklyn, basketball |

Dez Is Eligible!

Headline says it all.  I'm at work and swamped today but news like this deserves its own thread! [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/7/2012 9:10:45 AM | Tags: basketball, dezmine wells, ncaa |

Maryland - Georgia Tech Thread

The Terps will attempt to redefine the term "Linebacker U" as a freshman reserve linebacker will start at quarterback. How we got here has been well documented.  It will either be a legendary moment or a laughable one. Let's hope for the former. [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/3/2012 9:18:55 AM | Tags: football, game thread |

2012-13 Kicks Off With IUP Exhibition

To paraphrase the great Charles Barkley, I don't know anything about Indiana University of Pennsylvania but they in trouble.  At least I hope they are. Maryland begins tonight what I think will be one of the most intriguing seasons in recent history.  The Terps finished last season with a 17-15 record and embodied the term mediocrity.& [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/2/2012 5:07:05 PM |

And Then There Was None. Rowe Out For The Year

We've now officially entered unchartered territory as the Terps have lost an unprecedented 4th QB to a season-ending injury.  The new QB is rumored to freshman Linebacker, Shawn Petty, who quarterbacked Greenbelt's Eleanor Roosevelt High School last year.  If Petty goes down, which at this point you need to prepare for, Brian McMahon a fr [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 10/28/2012 7:38:28 PM | Tags: football, qb injuries |

I Strongly Dislike Randy Edsall

Randy Edsall sucks as a tactical game coach.  End of Story.  The last eight minutes of the game against BC were a clinic on how to coach a game to lose.   The Terps force a turnover inside the BC 40-yard line and instead of putting the game away; Edsall goes conservative and BC forces a three and out. We punt it back to BC a [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 10/27/2012 2:27:14 PM | Tags: football, bc, edsall |
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