by Travis Normand
According to the reports below, both Rutgers (Big East) and Maryland (ACC) are moving to the Big 10 conference. Further, it is rumored that Louisville or UConn will be moving from the Big East conference to the ACC. The moves by Rutgers, Louisville, and UConn come as no real surprise considering the fact that the Big East will be losing its automatic bid to the BCS in 2014.
The University of Maryland’s Board of Regents voted Monday to accept an invitation to join the Big Ten and begin competition in the conference in the 2014-15 academic year, sources told ESPN. An afternoon announcement will be made in College Park.
Meanwhile, Big East Conference sources told ESPN that Rutgers will be announced as the 14th member of the Big Ten on Tuesday.
Once Maryland’s board voted and faxed a letter of application to the Big Ten on Monday, the conference’s council of presidents unanimously approved the Terrapins’ admission, a source said. Maryland, along with seven others, was a charter member of the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1953.