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    Wow. The new B1G divisions are going to be rough on Maryland

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/...st-sources-say

    Looks like Maryland will have losses to MSU, Mich, OSU, and PSU every year from now on. Hard to get bowl eligible with that schedule, especially considering Rutgers is pretty good now. They will need no more than 2 losses in their remaining 7 games, including Rutgers, Indiana, and another B1G team, just to get to a bad bowl game. Their OOC schedule needs to be a parade of weak teams or they don't stand a chance, IMO. In years when that other B1G team is Wisconsin or Nebraska, Md will be toast.

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    You much remember money is far more important than success for MDU.


    Quote Originally Posted by Truthahn View Post
    http://espn.go.com/college-football/...st-sources-say

    Looks like Maryland will have losses to MSU, Mich, OSU, and PSU every year from now on. Hard to get bowl eligible with that schedule, especially considering Rutgers is pretty good now. They will need no more than 2 losses in their remaining 7 games, including Rutgers, Indiana, and another B1G team, just to get to a bad bowl game. Their OOC schedule needs to be a parade of weak teams or they don't stand a chance, IMO. In years when that other B1G team is Wisconsin or Nebraska, Md will be toast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truthahn View Post
    http://espn.go.com/college-football/...st-sources-say

    Looks like Maryland will have losses to MSU, Mich, OSU, and PSU every year from now on. Hard to get bowl eligible with that schedule, especially considering Rutgers is pretty good now. They will need no more than 2 losses in their remaining 7 games, including Rutgers, Indiana, and another B1G team, just to get to a bad bowl game. Their OOC schedule needs to be a parade of weak teams or they don't stand a chance, IMO. In years when that other B1G team is Wisconsin or Nebraska, Md will be toast.
    Big boy football, similar competition if VT joined the SEC

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    That lineup is a big plus for Maryland. Get to play marquee teams and the schools closest geographically. Those teams in the West are probably upset that their games against Michigan and Ohio State will be dramatically reduced. In most years, they will get one of the two and in some years they will get neither (3 inter-division games per year and 7 teams per division). The teams in the East are probably not thrilled they are stuck with Rutgers and Maryland. The only schools that really love this likely are Maryland, Rutgers, and Penn State.

    I know this likely won't happen but if UVA and UNC/GT go to the B1G and they get put in an eastern division with Michigan and Ohio State that would be a challenge for us negating some of the advantage of being in SEC (even if that happens). Especially if UNC comes with them, UVA would have close rivals in MD and UNC, too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Truthahn View Post
    http://espn.go.com/college-football/...st-sources-say

    Looks like Maryland will have losses to MSU, Mich, OSU, and PSU every year from now on. Hard to get bowl eligible with that schedule, especially considering Rutgers is pretty good now. They will need no more than 2 losses in their remaining 7 games, including Rutgers, Indiana, and another B1G team, just to get to a bad bowl game. Their OOC schedule needs to be a parade of weak teams or they don't stand a chance, IMO. In years when that other B1G team is Wisconsin or Nebraska, Md will be toast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgeman View Post
    You much remember money is far more important than success for MDU.
    Speaking of which, with all that money that the B1G is rolling in, why do the teams still *need* seven home games, which was the reason cited for not having cross-division rivals (save for Indiana/Purdue)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truthahn View Post
    http://espn.go.com/college-football/...st-sources-say

    Looks like Maryland will have losses to MSU, Mich, OSU, and PSU every year from now on. Hard to get bowl eligible with that schedule, especially considering Rutgers is pretty good now. They will need no more than 2 losses in their remaining 7 games, including Rutgers, Indiana, and another B1G team, just to get to a bad bowl game. Their OOC schedule needs to be a parade of weak teams or they don't stand a chance, IMO. In years when that other B1G team is Wisconsin or Nebraska, Md will be toast.
    They will benefit greatly by the money, recruiting exposure, and overall fan interest that those games will provide. GREAT for them. they may actually sell some tickets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4vt View Post
    They will benefit greatly by the money, recruiting exposure, and overall fan interest that those games will provide. GREAT for them. they may actually sell some tickets.
    Maryland SHOULD improve due to all those factors you mentioned, BUT this is Maryland we are talking about. Their athletics have been so mismanaged over the years, that I have absolutely no confidence that they will fare any better in the B1G than they did in the ACC.

    Oh sure, their money and quality of recruits will likely increase, but they still won't have the amount of money or quality of recruits that most of their B1G competition will have. Fan interest will also probably increase at first, but once the novelty wears off I doubt most Maryland fans will be lining up to see their football team crushed week in and week out.

    In 10-15 years, I see Maryland being pretty much in the same condition as they are now, in the bottom half of their conference with a football team that nobody really cares that much about. And if the B1G money ever dries up as some people have been predicting will eventually happen, then they will still be broke as well.
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    Well.., they could have sucked in the ACC or suck in the B1G. Much better to suck in the B1G than the ACC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truthahn View Post
    http://espn.go.com/college-football/...st-sources-say

    Looks like Maryland will have losses to MSU, Mich, OSU, and PSU every year from now on. Hard to get bowl eligible with that schedule, especially considering Rutgers is pretty good now. They will need no more than 2 losses in their remaining 7 games, including Rutgers, Indiana, and another B1G team, just to get to a bad bowl game. Their OOC schedule needs to be a parade of weak teams or they don't stand a chance, IMO. In years when that other B1G team is Wisconsin or Nebraska, Md will be toast.
    I am so jealous of MD's conference schedule!

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    yeah but they will probably move OSU PSU amd Mich "home" games to fedEx so they can sell 60,000 tickets to the visitors and still be able to seat their 35,000 home fans.
    Quote Originally Posted by Truthahn View Post
    http://espn.go.com/college-football/...st-sources-say

    Looks like Maryland will have losses to MSU, Mich, OSU, and PSU every year from now on. Hard to get bowl eligible with that schedule, especially considering Rutgers is pretty good now. They will need no more than 2 losses in their remaining 7 games, including Rutgers, Indiana, and another B1G team, just to get to a bad bowl game. Their OOC schedule needs to be a parade of weak teams or they don't stand a chance, IMO. In years when that other B1G team is Wisconsin or Nebraska, Md will be toast.

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