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    Re: OT: Maryland to the Big Ten



    Pretty sure those figures that are reported out from the TV networks don't include the Big 10 network money.

    The word from the "insiders" are talking a much bigger figure than $8 million.
    Although Walsh's system of offense can compensate for lack of talent; however, defense is a different story. According to Walsh, talent on defense was essential and could not be compensated for. What did Walsh do in 1981? He acquired physical and talented players on defense.




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    Someone crunched some numbers on the MD board...about the Big 10 network.

    Basically you can get upwards of 14.6 million subscribers by adding UMD and Rutgers. The actual fee jumps to .75 cent per month for the channel that is on basic.

    Basically this would add somewhere between $8.76 mill to $10.22 million per month. That is what...$105 to $122 per year?

    There is a LOT of money out here at stake and trust me, MD isn't going to leave for $5-8 million (although $8 million in itself is significant) and take all the backlash from alumni.

    This is going to be a very large windfall for the AD (and it will also help with funds for the academic side as well)
    Although Walsh's system of offense can compensate for lack of talent; however, defense is a different story. According to Walsh, talent on defense was essential and could not be compensated for. What did Walsh do in 1981? He acquired physical and talented players on defense.




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    Re: OT: Maryland to the Big Ten

    I think the whole thing stinks to high hell. I'm sick of all the traditions in college sports being thrown out the window for the almighty dollar.




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    Quote Originally Posted by alienrace View Post
    I think the whole thing stinks to high hell. I'm sick of all the traditions in college sports being thrown out the window for the almighty dollar.
    It sucks and I'm sure everybody would prefer to stay in the ACC, but due to the previous 2 AD's wrecking the budget, it's necessary.
    Although Walsh's system of offense can compensate for lack of talent; however, defense is a different story. According to Walsh, talent on defense was essential and could not be compensated for. What did Walsh do in 1981? He acquired physical and talented players on defense.




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    Quote Originally Posted by alienrace View Post
    I think the whole thing stinks to high hell. I'm sick of all the traditions in college sports being thrown out the window for the almighty dollar.
    I disagree.

    From a football standpoint, the ACC has become a joke. And who do we have a tradition with anyway? Maybe this move will be the elixir to get both the football and hoops teams t the next level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    I disagree.

    From a football standpoint, the ACC has become a joke. And who do we have a tradition with anyway? Maybe this move will be the elixir to get both the football and hoops teams t the next level.
    Exactly. Turgeon has already done a good job at recruiting and the basketball team is going to be very good IMO. I'll miss the Duke and NC matchups if they can't schedule some out of conference games. Football on the other hand, will suffer mostly due to the turmoil (player departures, coaching changes, injuries etc). I think that Edsall will improve that program in the next couple of years. Overall I have no personal reason to dislike a potential move to the Big Ten. It sure would be nice to see UMD sports on national television once in a while.
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    Wow, read about it this morning for the first time and I have to admit I was floored. I get that it's about the money but this move would likely mean the ACC is on it's way to extinction. Kinda sad but hopefully it'll be good for the University long term




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    As a MD Alum, from a purely economics stand point this is an excellent move. The extra revenue generated for the academic departments means MD can attract better professors. It might also keep the tuition down to an almost reasonable level. While it's nice to wax nostalgic about the bygone days, universities are big business and so are sports programs. I think it is a safe bet that none of use would turn down a large increase in income because we are emotionally wedded to an institution.




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    Re: OT: Maryland to the Big Ten

    Quote Originally Posted by alienrace View Post
    I think the whole thing stinks to high hell. I'm sick of all the traditions in college sports being thrown out the window for the almighty dollar.
    I agree it sucks but in fairness to UMD they were certainly not the ones who started this move towards super-conferences, all they are doing is making sure they have a chair when the music stops. I would rather they do that then be sitting here in 5-6 yrs in a ACC conference without UNC, VaTech, FSU, Miami, Clemson etc because those teams went to the Big 10, SEC or Big 12 instead. Reality sucks but is what it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    I disagree.

    From a football standpoint, the ACC has become a joke. And who do we have a tradition with anyway? Maybe this move will be the elixir to get both the football and hoops teams t the next level.
    Agreed. I think the move would help football recruiting...top recruits want to compete against the best, and the B1G is definitely a superior football conference. The basketball teams are also extremely competitive, and Maryland would have a chance to expand its (and Under Armour's) brand to places that it doesn't currently reach.

    Now, for basketball purposes, I hate the B1G style of play. But, you never know, maybe the Terps can influence the rest of the conference and get them to get out and run a little bit more.




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    Re: OT: Maryland to the Big Ten

    I think this is great for Maryland, and borderline catastrophic for the ACC to lose the DC/MD TV market.




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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    I disagree.

    From a football standpoint, the ACC has become a joke. And who do we have a tradition with anyway? Maybe this move will be the elixir to get both the football and hoops teams t the next level.
    MD football sucks though, and has been bad more than they've been good. When I think Terps I think of bball and all the classic conference battles they've had with Duke, UNC, Wake, etc. Jordan vs Bias, Joe Smith vs Duncan and Sheed, Stackhouse, Carter, Jamison, Childress, Battier, Jason Williams, Brand, Bosh, Paul...etc. So many classic battles




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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    I disagree.

    From a football standpoint, the ACC has become a joke. And who do we have a tradition with anyway? Maybe this move will be the elixir to get both the football and hoops teams t the next level.
    I have to agree the ACC in football has become a joke, over the last several years. As a Terrapin Club member, I was furious about the move at first, but once I found out the scoop, it may not seem too bad. Previous athletic director Debbie Yow, ran the athletic programs into the ground. She was funding non- varsity sports, the expansion to Tyser tower with the suites. Numerous still remain vacant and the debacle with James Franklin. No wonder she bolted for NC State. This could benefit Md in the long run. Also there is a 3pm new conference at the Under Armour facility in Locust Point. Not to mention, Kevin Plank is on board for the move
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodandfast View Post
    Agreed. I think the move would help football recruiting...top recruits want to compete against the best, and the B1G is definitely a superior football conference. The basketball teams are also extremely competitive, and Maryland would have a chance to expand its (and Under Armour's) brand to places that it doesn't currently reach.

    Now, for basketball purposes, I hate the B1G style of play. But, you never know, maybe the Terps can influence the rest of the conference and get them to get out and run a little bit more.
    Maryland will also benefit from Big Ten basketball. The league has enhanced its quality of play over the past several years. Teams like Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, and Minnesota are consistently ranked and in the national media now. IMO the Terps will still be able to maintain their high quality competition against the likes of these schools and others. So, IMO, it's a good move in that regard.




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    Re: OT: Maryland to the Big Ten

    Quote Originally Posted by downside52 View Post
    I think this is great for Maryland, and borderline catastrophic for the ACC to lose the DC/MD TV market.
    Huh? DC media has been gushing over VT and UVa for the past two decades. Baltimore is a pro sports town. The ACC will do just fine.

    Terrible move for alumni fans.

    I have fond memories of many road trips to Charlottesville and down Tobacco Road. I have absolutely no interest in visiting the Rust Belt. This is even worse than the Ravens breaking their divisional rivalries with Jax and Nashville, which were not long-lasting but intense. Terps ACC rivalries go back for 90+ years.

    This sucks. I will stop buying Terps game tickets, at least for awhile.

    Let's see how some of y'all who like this move will feel after the Terps become the Big 10's perpetual football dormat ... WTF was the Athletic Department thinking?
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