Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Terps are taking on Florida State.
The Terps are taking on the Florida State Seminoles Wednesday night in an ACC basketball matchup and that could mean some dicey traffic on Rt. 1. The game starts at 8 p.m., but the university alert systems warns that heavy traffic can be expected from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
It is unclear when Louisville will officially make the move, reports WBAL.
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) announced Wednesday that its chancellors and presidents voted unanimously to approve Louisville as the replacement for UMd., reports WBAL. Maryland recently announced that it would be leaving the ACC for the Big 10 for athletic and academic reasons. This announcement comes on the heels of the lawsuit filed by the ACC on Monday to ensure that UMd. pays the $50M exit fee when it leaves the ACC for the Big 10 in two years. Read the full story here on WBAL.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Atlantic Coast Conference sued the University of Maryland in a North Carolina court Monday, according to media reports.
To ensure the Terps will pay their $50 million exit fee when they leave the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in two years to join the Big Ten conference, the ACC sued the University of Maryland Monday in a North Carolina court, according to media reports. "We continue to extend our best wishes to the University of Maryland; however, there is the expectation that Maryland will fulfill its exit fee obligation," Commissioner John Swofford said in a statement, according to USA Today. "On Friday, the ACC Council of Presidents made the unanimous decision to file legal action to ensure the enforcement of this obligation." President Wallace Loh said he didn't believe the exit fee would hold up in court, according to USA Today. Maryland announced it…
Monday, November 19, 2012
Maryland will become part of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation.
Joining the Big Ten Conference was not only an athletic decision, but also an academic one, according to University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh. By becoming part of the Big Ten, the university will be part of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a consortium of universities that share academic resources and research. The financial gains from joining the Big Ten will be used to earmark substantial funds for students in need, not just student athletes, according to Loh. This marks a new financial paradigm for intercollegiate athletics where the athletics help support university, Loh said. "That's paramount in these tight times," he said. The money will also make sure Maryland is competitive not only in the Big Ten, but …
The University's Board of Regents voted Monday to approve the move.
Update, 11 a.m.: The University of Maryland's Board of Regents voted unanimously Monday morning to accept an invitation to join the Big Ten Conference and leave the Atlantic Coast Conference, ESPN reported. It's unclear when Maryland would make the move, but a buy out from the ACC could cost as much as $50 million, according to ESPN. Original Post, 5:30 a.m.: As soon as Monday the University of Maryland could end its 60-year affiliation with the Atlantic Coast Conference and join the Big Ten, according to a Baltimore Sun article. The Board of Regents at the university will meet Monday to discuss the move, thought Baltimore Sun reported it wasn't clear whether the board vote was necessary or if Chanvellor William E. Kirwan could decide on …