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SBD/November 20, 2012/Colleges
Could Big Ten Become Richest Conference Based On TV Revenue?
Published November 20, 2012
A MOVE AWAY FROM THE PAST: In Detroit, Jeff Seidel writes under the header, “Maryland, Rutgers Joining Big Ten Just Doesn’t Feel Right.” History and tradition “slipped away” yesterday with the announced moves of Maryland and Rutgers. Seidel: “Maryland and Rutgers in the Big Ten? Does that even sound right? … You know why they did it: It’s about money. It’s about making super conferences. It’s about television, spreading the Big Ten Network into the Beltway and the Big Apple.” It might “stink from a pure tradition point of view,” but it also “makes a lot of sense to add some schools” (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 11/20). But the N.Y. Daily News' Bob Raissman said, "In some respects, in some people’s minds, this is like a watering-down of the Big Ten” (“Daily News Live,” SportsNet N.Y., 11/19).