Eh... to some degree, it's the ACC, too.
The ACC has always treated Maryland a little differently (one basketball tourney in DC in 33 years, for example). With the recent expansion, the thing that used to be fun about the conference (seeing Duke, NC State, UNC, Wake and Virginia home and away, and then again in the tourney) is gone. There's not much "tradition" left.
Maryland is in a tough spot for football. College teams in areas with pro teams don't do as well as those in remote areas. But there are teams in the Big 10 UMD can compete with. Not Nebraska, Penn State, or Ohio State, but Indiana, Northwestern, Illinois.
Shrug. Better minds than mine put this in motion. I'm still a Terrapin fan.
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