Maryland to Join Big Ten Conference in 2014

Posted at 3:10 PM, Nov 19, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-19 15:10:49-05

Conference realignment is alive and well.

The Big Ten conference and the University of Maryland held a press conference today to announce that the Terrapins will become the 13th member of the Big Ten starting in the 2014-2015 academic year.

Maryland’s Board of Regents voted earlier Monday to accept the Big Ten’s invitation to join the conference.  The Big Ten recently added Nebraska in 2011 and is expected to invite Rutgers to the conference soon to become its 14th member.

Maryland was one of eight charter members of the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1953 and is only the second school ever to leave the ACC.  South Carolina left the conference in 1971 to become an independent.  The Gamecocks are now members of the Southeastern Conference.