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The Big Ten is expanding again

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  1. jhard

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    Holy Crab Cakes!
     
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    You like that flag on my lapel. May as well Terrapin off for yourself.

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  4. Tornicade

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    Maryland and rutgers.. just not that exciting.

    Louisville or Syracuse and rutgers would of been alot more appealing
     
  5. jhard

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    Louisville would be a nice fit athletically.

    I don't think they are the academic fit that the B1G is after
    https://www.aau.edu/about/article.aspx?id=5476

    Nebraska is the only Member of the B1G not on that list. They were on the list when they got voted into the conference, but got dropped from the AAU prior to the start of there initial year of athletic play (Went down something like that anyways).

    AAU dictates that these schools would / could be options
    Georgia Institute of Technology (GT)
    Iowa State University
    The University of Kansas
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)
    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Toronto (Would need to go D2 for a trial run...But they make some sense)
    University of Virginia
    Vanderbilt University
     
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    Cratylus Brunette Connoisseur

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    I'm not surprised at all by the addition of Maryland and Rutgers to the Big Ten. The conference has always placed an emphasis on academics and those two universities fit seamlessly into that tradition. Greene's Guides put out a book in 2001 entitled "The Public Ivies: America's Flagship Public Universities" where they did an expansive study of every public university in the country. Their findings determined that there were 30 public schools with academic quality comparable to an Ivy League institution. I've included the entire list below and bolded the schools that belong to the Big Ten Conference.

    Pennsylvania State University (University Park)
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick, New Jersey)
    State University of New York at Binghamton
    University of Connecticut (Storrs)
    University of Delaware (Newark)
    University of Maryland (College Park)
    College of William & Mary (Williamsburg, Virginia)
    University of Virginia (Charlottesville)
    University of Florida (Gainesville)
    University of Georgia (Athens)
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    University of Texas at Austin
    University of Arizona (Tucson)
    University of California, Berkeley
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of California, Davis
    University of California, Irvine
    University of California, San Diego
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    University of Colorado at Boulder
    University of Washington (Seattle)
    Indiana University (Bloomington)
    Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
    Michigan State University (East Lansing)
    Ohio State University (Columbus)
    University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
    University of Iowa (Iowa City)
    University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
    University of Minnesota (Minneapolis–St. Paul)
    University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    The inclusion of Maryland and Rutgers means 11 of the 13 public universities in the Big Ten (Northwestern is a private university) are on the Public Ivies list. No other conference comes close to this number.
     
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    Yeah, but football players like Maurice Clarett and the kid from Glenville Cardale Jones didn't go there to "play no school".

    Academics at its finest!
     
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    Hate to be a buzz killington to your post, but it had more to do with money IMO. Bringing in new jersey's market with adding Rutgers to the B1G. Same with Maryland. The B1G network stands to make a decent profit off those two. The academic angle is great though.
     

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