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ESPN: Maryland Accepts Big Ten Invite, Plans to Leave ACC

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 his own.

After the decission is made, Maryland would have to formally apply for Big Ten admission and the conference would have to vote on it.

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