Though neither school is particularly close to the Midwest, both Maryland and Rutgers have accepted invitations to join the Big Ten conference. Which team is a better fit for the rapidly expanding Big Ten?
Flocka625: "being from Maryland and growing up watching those games against Duke, Carolina, and even UVA, I have to say it's a sad day for Maryland and a sad day for college traditions."
ContinentalAve: "As a Big Ten fan still getting used to Nebraska (I wholeheartedly welcome the Huskers), I think we have stable conference with a good family of schools. I don't think it's prudent to weaken our family by breaking up another stable family. The Terps' ties, traditions and cultural affinity are with the ACC, which is a fine conference. It'll take a long long time before Maryland can be integrated into the Big Ten (just look at how hard it is for the ACC to absorb BC, VTech, and Miami). "
UWBadgers442: "Nebraska made perfect sense... these two do not. I would have much rather had Missouri."
Bloodbath66: "As for Rutgers, this is like driving around in a Kia and being ask to swap with a Mercedes."
Whooseria: "This is great. The conference with the ugliest football will now have the team with the ugliest uniforms. A perfect fit."
okpocalypse_xx: "The addition of these two schools will DOUBLE the media footprint of the Big Ten. You think B1G Teams made good revenue these past years off the BigTen Network. Wait until you renegotiate."