Published on December 13th, 2012 | by chris
Conference Expansion News 12.13.12
Conference expansion and realignment is as frantic as ever and we’re here to pull the latest stories and rumors from all over the web into one place. Enjoy!
7 Schools Agree to Leave The Big East (12.13.12) – according to sources 7 catholic basketball schools from the Big East have said enough is enough. Always a conference with conflicting interests between the basketball and football schools, this was in the works for quite some time. The question is, how will this affect future expansion?
History could help predict course of university’s move to Big Ten (12.13.12) – leaving your current conference is not always an easy thing to do as this story describes the inevitable lawsuits that clearly goes hand in hand with conference changes.
Big Ten Made Maryland Terrapins’ Decision Too Easy (12.13.12) – the Big Ten had to make several concessions to get Maryland to agree to join the conference. Did they get a sweeter deal than Nebraska two years earlier? Does Nebraska really care?
Maryland to Big Ten: ‘It’s money versus tradition’ (12.11.12) – This Washington Post article is a masterpiece describing the in and outs of the move to get Maryland into the B1G. A must read.