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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2013
While the majority of the University of Maryland's athletic teams will be trekking all over the Big Ten beginning in 2014, the Terps will have a few shorter trips when it comes to football. As expected, the expanding Big Ten will divide its 14 football teams geographically, according to a report Friday by ESPN.com. Maryland will be in the East division, the report said. Maryland and Rutgers, the other new conference member, will play in a division with Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan State, Indiana and Penn State.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 7, 2014
Maryland wrestling in Big Ten is like "finding your Christmas present in June" for coach COLLEGE PARK - Maryland wrestling coach Kerry McCoy wrestled in the Big Ten and later coached in the conference. After Maryland decided in 2012 to leave the Atlantic Coast Conference and join the Big Ten, McCoy told people close to him that it was like "finding your Christmas present in June. " Now, the Terps will get a chance to show they can compete in the unquestioned premier conference in college wrestling.
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August 3, 2010
Commissioner Jim Delany expects the Big Ten to hold a championship game next season, when Nebraska joins and brings the league to 12 teams. He also says teams likely will play nine conference games instead of eight in the future to help preserve rivalries. Ohio State is the media's pick to win the Big Ten and Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle Pryor is the offensive player of the year for the second straight season. Michigan State linebacker Greg Jones was tabbed the top defensive player again, making it the first time in 12 years that both preseason player of the year picks were repeat selections.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 3, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - Randy Edsall's goal this week was to keep the pre-game preparation as routine as possible. The Maryland football coach told his team that Ohio State is just another opponent, that the Buckeyes have good players but the Terps do too. Nothing changed about Maryland's practice schedule. Edsall even turned down numerous interview requests because he did not want his players to see him doing anything different than he would during a normal week. But Edsall, his players and the rest of the program recognize the significance of Saturday's game against No. 20 Ohio State.
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November 27, 2012
While I deplore the Maryland decision to go to the Big Ten (they cannot even count in that conference) on traditions alone, I find the economic arguments totally without merit ("UM to leave ACC for Big Ten in '14," Nov. 20). One quote was that Maryland would make more money, estimated at $24 million instead of $17 million per year. After paying the penalty of $50 million, it will take seven years to break even. What makes anyone think the economics seven years from now are going to be the same?
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December 1, 2009
Everyone who predicted the Big Ten would be stronger this season was right. They just had some of the teams wrong. Four of the six Big Ten teams in last week's Associated Press Top 25 suffered staggering losses to unranked teams. Three of them let one loss add up to two. Michigan (No. 15 last week) was stunned in consecutive losses to Marquette and Alabama in the Old Spice Classic. Minnesota (No. 22) dropped games to Portland and Texas A&M in the 76 Classic. Illinois (No. 20)
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November 20, 2012
As a former student athlete at the University of Maryland and current member of the Terrapin Club, I was shocked and angered by the University's move from the ACC to the Big Ten ("UM to leave ACC for Big Ten in '14," Nov. 20). Then I saw today's paper, revealing that of all the Big Ten schools, Maryland has the smallest endowment fund. And how much time Maryland coaches have to spend on fundraising at the expense of coaching. So while it's easy to blame the administration, it sounds like we Marylanders and Terrapin alumni haven't done a great job at supporting our university, and can blame ourselves as well.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2012
Terps fans may remember a spate of stories from 2010 - including a couple by me - about possible early interest by the Big Ten in Maryland. One of the issues that surfaced then from Terps supporters was travel. There were two concerns - the time spent by the athletes (and ardent fans) to get to Big Ten venues in the Midwest, and the travel costs. So, I was not surprised to learn recently from multiple sources that - in its private negotiations with the Big Ten this year - Maryland raised the issue of travel expenses.
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By Dave Rosenthal | November 20, 2012
There's one huge problem with the University of Maryland's decision to move to the Big Ten athletic conference: Who replaces Duke as the team that Terps fans love to hate? Some great drama is being lost with Maryland bolting the ACC. Future basketball seasons will be like reading "Romeo and Juliet" without the Montagues. Or watching "Star Wars" without Darth Vader.  No author would have dreamed up such a move -- taking the great villain out of a compelling story. It figures that the plan was dreamed up by university administrators seeking financial gain.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2012
Former ACC commissioner Gene Corrigan said Sunday night that he is "absolutely flabbergasted" to hear that Maryland is close to leaving the league for the Big Ten after a nearly 60-year association. "It's historic, all right. It's shocking to me," the 84-year-old Corrigan said from his home in Keswick, Va. "I don't get it. I don't get it at all. It just blows me away. They're a charter member of the ACC -- they're not just a member. Virginia wasn't even an original member. " Corrigan, whose association with the ACC dates back nearly as long as Maryland's, said that the ACC has treated Maryland well from a financial standpoint "because they haven't done a good job raising funds themselves.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - As a disappointing season gave way to a tumultuous offseason earlier this year, Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon waited anxiously for the start of preseason practice. With an overhauled roster and a new offense, the Terps are scheduled to begin practice Friday as they get ready for their first season in the Big Ten Conference. Maryland, which finished 17-15 in its Atlantic Coast Conference farewell and failed for the fourth straight year to make the NCAA tournament, opens the 2014-15 season Nov. 14 against Wagner.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 1, 2014
For Maryland, Saturday's home game against Ohio State is big, a chance to knock off one of the power teams in the Big Ten and an opportunity for the Terps to establish themselves even more as a viable threat in their new conference. Ohio State, though, is used to being the favorite -- with less prestigious teams looking to knock the Buckeyes off. “We're going to go there, and we're going to welcome them to the Big Ten,” Ohio State tight end Jeff Heuerman told reporters after the Buckeyes' practice Wednesday . “We're going to go on the road, and it's going to be a big game, and we're going to show them what Big Ten football is, and hopefully it'll come out in our favor.” This is Maryland's first conference home game as a member of the Big Ten. It comes against a perennial national championship contender and a team with arguably the richest history in the Big Ten. “They're saying it's one of the biggest games in Maryland history,” Heuerman said.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 30, 2014
Through five games, Maryland players rank among the leaders in the Big Ten in several categories: ** Wide receiver Stefon Diggs, who has 29 catches for 398 yards and two touchdowns, is tied for third in the conference in receptions per game (5.8) and is seventh in yards per game (79.6). ** Cornerback Will Likely is averaging a Big Ten-best 22 yards per punt return while Diggs is leading the conference with an average of 29.4 yards per kick return. ** Diggs is sixth in the conference in all-purpose yards per game (123.2)
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 28, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The game against Indiana on Saturday was a chance for Maryland to make a first impression, an early opportunity for the Terps to show they can be a competitive team in the Big Ten Conference. "We showed that Maryland football is as good as anybody else," Terps inside linebacker Cole Farrand said after Maryland beat Indiana, 37-15, at Memorial Stadium. Before the season, Big Ten writers picked the Terps to finish just fifth out of the seven teams in the conference's East Division.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 27, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, IND. -- Excluding a 43-yard-run late in the third quarter, Maryland limited Indiana's standout running back, Tevin Coleman , to 79 yards on 21 carries. Senior inside linebacker Cole Farrand was a big reason why. Farrand saw limited action for the Terps vs. Syracuse last week, when the Orange rushed for 370 yards while averaging more than seven yards a carry. But Farrand got a full workload Saturday and made plays all over the field throughout the game.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 27, 2014
Chants of "Let's go Maryland" began to break out at Indiana's Memorial Stadium around the midpoint of the fourth quarter. Most of the Hoosiers fans had already cleared out by that point. The Terps will face some great challenges in the coming weeks. But Maryland was dominant in its first conference game as a member of the Big Ten, beating Indiana, 37-15, just a week after the Hoosiers upset No. 18 Missouri. Indiana (2-2) entered Saturday as four-point favorites. But the Terps (4-1)
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November 20, 2012
As a graduate of The Ohio State University, I would like to extend a warm Buckeye welcome to the Big Ten's newest member, the University of Maryland ("UM to leave ACC for Big Ten in '14," Nov. 20). The move is great for both the Big Ten and Maryland. I could complain, like many of my Big Ten brethren, that by adding Maryland, we are not gaining anything substantial in football. I could gripe that OSU will be losing out on games against traditional foes like Iowa, Michigan State, and Illinois in order to play the Terps, but I won't.
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By Teddy Greenstein, Tribune reporter | June 11, 2010
They met last month at a secret location to exchange materials on mission and branding and culture and finances — all those athletic-department buzzwords that make you want to flip the channel. But what struck Jim Delany, the Big Ten's button-down commissioner, was something more emotional, something that led him Friday to call Nebraska a "phenomenal fit." Delany recalled Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne telling him about how Cornhuskers fans gave Texas' Ricky Williams a standing ovation after he rushed for 150 yards in a 1998 game — a 20-16 Longhorns victory.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 26, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -- Indiana coach Kevin Wilson never worked under Mike Leach, and he was never on a staff with West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen. But Wilson runs the same type of up-tempo, Air Raid offense that Holgorsen learned under Leach at Texas Tech and now employs with the Mountaineers. The Hoosiers (2-1) run the ball more than most Air Raid-style offenses, but Wilson's offense plays fast and has proven capable of putting up a lot of points. Stopping that offense figures to be key for Maryland (3-1)
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - The transformation took place late last season, on what started out as a dreary November afternoon at Virginia Tech's Lane Stadium. Maryland went into Blacksburg thought to be no more than road kill for the Hokies and emerged with a bit of a swagger after a 27-24 overtime victory. When the 2014 Terps make their Big Ten debut Saturday at Indiana, there is a growing confidence about playing on the road. Maryland (3-1) has won four straight true road games, including wins at South Florida on Sept.
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