For what it’s worth, former coach Gary Williams supports Maryland’s move to the Big Ten:
Williams said that the highlight of his coaching tenure at Maryland were the games against North Carolina and Duke, the Terps’ most fierce rivals. But he noted that only once in his 22 years was the ACC men’s basketball tournament played in Washington. The vast majority were played in Greensboro, N.C. “So it was never like we were the most important part of the ACC as a basketball program,” he added.
Look at this season’s schedule and note the Terps have Duke, Carolina and State coming to
Cole Field House the Comcast Center. Heading into next season’s expansion, however, Maryland’s permanent rivals become Virginia and Pitt, meaning home games with its fierce rivals will occur, well, who knows when.
I would say the ACC should have thought about this, but it’s their world, we only live in it.
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