To sweeten the pot to get Maryland to jump ship from the ACC, the Big Ten reportedly threw in a $20 million to $30 million travel subsidy. As the move in conferences is expected to cost the Terps about $3 million per year more in travel expenses, that amounts to a pretty lengthy sweetener. And now that’s out there, you can expect any new possibilities for Jim Delany’s reality shows to have their hands out for something similar.
Of course, none of that helps Maryland’s fans out with their increased travel expenses. But they’ll be able to tune in to the Big Ten Network. It’s a whole new tradition!