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Ohio State Penn State have always had success in Maryland, DC, and ...


Virginia even before Maryland joined the Big 10. PSU pretty much owned New Jersey during the Joe Pa years and things really haven't changed for them since Rutgers joined the Big 10. My biggest concern with the Big 10 moving into the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast isn't PSU and tOSU, but schools like Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota having a new conference geographic region to recruit. Now those schools can say that they'll play football and men's basketball in the DC-Baltimore and NYC Metro areas.

That big gap between Charlottesville and Chestnut Hill/Syracuse is now Big 10 country with PSU, Maryland, and Rutgers as Big 10 members. That gap also happens to be the most populated region of the U.S.. Except for Penn State football, the other 2 Big 10 schools don't worry me as far as football is concerned. What concerns me is the new football recruiting grounds that were added to the Big 10 footprint. I'm just glad that the Big 10 didn't expand into Atlanta and Florida. The ACC has enough competition with the SEC. Adding the second most profitable conference (next to the SEC) would be bad news for the ACC. I doubt the Big 10 expands eastward if there is a next round of expansion. I see southwest expansion in their future, probably Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas,... Maybe the ACC expands northward with WVU, Navy, or UConn but I don't see that occurring for another 8+ years, if ever.

(In response to this post by Calamitous)

Posted: 10/07/2017 at 5:31PM



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Glad UMCP left us.... -- Calamitous 10/07/2017 10:00AM
  Re: Glad UMCP left us.... -- Vippie1 10/08/2017 11:38AM
  I got the same vibe from Maryland alumni/fans. ** -- Old Line Hokie 10/08/2017 3:18PM
  Maryland is a basketball and lacrosse school. -- HOO86 10/08/2017 5:23PM
  Most UMCP fans weren't a fan of ACC expansion... -- Old Line Hokie 10/08/2017 4:00PM
  MDU athletics is a “soup sandwich” -- EDGEMAN 10/08/2017 3:41PM
  And that’s before the latest went down ** -- reestuart 10/08/2017 3:52PM
  Agree, not unlike UMD leaving being a loss ** -- daveinop 10/08/2017 10:15AM
  But Louisville was an upgrade!!! ** -- reestuart 10/07/2017 2:51PM

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