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Maryland to Join the Big Ten

That's a mean lookin' turtle.
 It's done.
The University of Maryland Board of Regents unanimously approved a move to the Big Ten on Monday, a source tells ESPN colleague Brett McMurphy.

An official announcement is expected at 4 p.m. ET at the school's campus in College Park, Md.

Maryland must officially apply for Big Ten membership, and needs a yes vote by at least nine of the 12 Big Ten presidents/chancellors (80 percent required) for admission. This is basically a formality.

After two decades of relative quiet, the Big Ten is poised to expand for the second time in two and a half years. Rutgers is expected to follow Maryland, giving the league 14 members. 
Michigan is 3-0 all-time against the Terrapins. The first meeting occurring in 1985 with Michigan winning 20-0, and most recently in 1990.

Here's some vitals on Maryland football via Wikipedia:
First season: 1892
Athletic director: Kevin Anderson
Head coach: Randy Edsall, 2nd year, 6–16 (.273)
Home stadium: Byrd Stadium
Stadium capacity: 54,000
Stadium surface: FieldTurf
Location: College Park, Maryland
Previous conference: Atlantic Coast Conference
All-time record: 611–535–43 (.532)
Bowl record: 11–11–2
Claimed national titles: 2 (1951, 1953)
Conference titles: 11
Consensus All-Americans: 11
Colors: Red, White, Black, and Gold
Fight song: Maryland Victory Song
Mascot: Testudo
Marching band: Mighty Sound of Maryland
Outfitter: Under Armour
Rivals: Virginia, West Virginia, Navy, Penn State
Website: UMTerps.com
Crazy jerseys. They haz them.


This is gonna be interesting.