Big Ten buys off Maryland’s fear of Midwestern winters
Maryland fans who’ve found yourselves muttering derisively, “Ugh, you could not pay me to go to Iowa” since college football realignment swept the Terps off to the Big Ten: Know that there are those in your school’s administration who disagree with you! From the Baltimore Sun:
The University of Maryland’s deal to join the Big Ten includes not only the lucrative annual payouts that all members receive, but also a significant concession obtained by the school — a subsidy worth tens of millions of dollars from the conference to offset athletic teams’ anticipated higher travel costs, according to multiple sources.
Call it November-road-date-with-Minnesota money.