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Maryland, Rutgers Would Make It (Big) 14

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The University of Maryland is in serious negotiations to join the Big Ten Conference, sources told ESPN.com on Saturday.

 

If Maryland goes to the Big Ten, Rutgers of the Big East is expected to follow suit. The addition of Maryland and Rutgers would give the Big Ten 14 members as the league gears toward negotiations on a new media rights deal when its first-tier rights expire in 2017.

 

No date has been set for an potential announcement, though it could come as soon as Monday.

 

Maryland president Wallace Loh has been handling the conversation with Big Ten officials, a source said.

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