Maryland regents approve Big Ten move
November, 19, 2012
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
The University of Maryland Board of Regents unanimously approved a move to the Big Ten on Monday, a source tells ESPN colleague Brett McMurphy.
An official announcement is expected at 4 p.m. ET at the school's campus in College Park, Md.
Maryland must officially apply for Big Ten membership, and needs a yes vote by at least nine of the 12 Big Ten presidents/chancellors (80 percent required) for admission. This is basically a formality.
After two decades of relative quiet, the Big Ten is poised to expand for the second time in two and a half years. Rutgers is expected to follow Maryland, giving the league 14 members.
Much, much more to come ...
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