Rutgers officially joining Big Ten

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The Communist Party will have nothing on the Big Ten when it comes to the color red. Rutgers and Maryland joins Nebraska, Wisconsin, Ohio State and Indiana, meaning it’s the primary color for six of the league’s eight teams.

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Maryland to the Big Ten; probably official this afternoon

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With numerous press conferences scheduled this afternoon with various Big Ten and University of Maryland officials, it looks like the news is true and the UM add will be official.

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Maryland and Rutgers to the Big Ten, reports everybody

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Not sure who broke this first, as it’s everywhere now: Yahoo, ESPN, Tribune, but the word is Maryland in serious talks with the Big Ten about joining.

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Future Big 10 Expansion Candidates: Rutgers, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame

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The Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors (COP/C) met recently to discuss conference expansion.A statement was issued by the Big Ten office today. It was a rather dry statement; and it didn’t say a whole lot, so let’s quickly get through it and move on to the fun stuff.

In response to a number of recent media inquiries received by several Big Ten Presidents and Chancellors regarding the likelihood of further expansion by the Big Ten, the COP/C would like to reiterate that it will not be actively engaged in conference expansion at this time, or at any time in the foreseeable future, barring a significant shift in the current intercollegiate athletic landscape.

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