Thursday, June 10, 2010

Despite rumors, the Terps aren't leaving the ACC

One of the persistent rumors out there is that the Big Ten wants to add Maryland. But frankly, this isn't going to happen.

First of all, Terps athletics director Debbie Yow recently told radio host David Glenn that the school isn't moving.

“As far as I’m concerned, it’s a waste of time,” Yow told Glenn on the air. “We’re not going anywhere.”

Secondly, Maryland was a founding member of the ACC and benefits from being in the league. You'll hear the Terps, and Gary Williams, groan about the ACC being too North Carolina-centric, but leaving for the Big Ten doesn't solve any of Maryland's problems. The Terps wouldn't add any natural rivals, other than possibly Penn State, and would lose the traditional ties to ACC schools.

While it makes for interesting conjecture, it's simply not going to happen.

1 comment:

  1. While we're at it, here's how I'd prefer the ACC be aligned.
    Clemson, Duke, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest.
    So, that's Boston College, Florida State and Miami out and Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee in.