Rutgers expected to join Conference as well
COLLEGE PARK, Md. —Maryland will join the Big Ten Conference on July 1, 2014.Maryland, announcing Monday afternoon its decision to leave the Atlantic Coast Conference, becomes the 13th member of the Big Ten.”Today is a watershed moment for the University of Maryland,” said university president Wallace Loh. “Membership in the Big Ten Conference is in the strategic interest of the University of Maryland.
It will not only ensure the financial vitality of Maryland Athletics for decades to come, but the extensive opportunities in the CIC (Committee on Institutional Cooperation) for collaborations with our peer AAU (Association of American Universities) and flagship universities in education, research and innovation will boost the University of Maryland’s ascendancy in academic excellence.”
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