The number ten in the name “Big Ten” might be about to get even sillier according to an ESPN report that indicates Maryland is negotiating and that it could pave the way for Rutgers to follow suit.
A source told ESPN.com that the Big Ten has been itchy about further expansion since Notre Dame made its official move to the ACC two months ago in all sports other than football. The source said the Big Ten can justify Maryland and then possibly Rutgers since they are all contiguous states to the Big Ten footprint.
Obviously WFNY will have a lot more should this news develop further. Welcome to the East Coast Big Ten.