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.”

from: http://www.wbaltv.com/news/sports/Maryland-accepts-invitation-to-join-Big-Ten/-/9379464/17471170/-/10l2n28/-/index.html#ixzz2CmJ1lJQ2

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