Maryland’s move to the Big 10 is starting to payoff. Not only is Maryland going to make millions more in conference sharing, the Big 10 is giving the Terrapins between $20 – $30 million extra in travel subsidies. To put in perspective, as an ACC member, Maryland budgeted roughly $3 million for team travel. When the 2014-15 season commences, the university will have a projected $6 million for travel.
With Maryland in the Big 10, the conference’s footprint extends to the Washington, DC market a hot-bed for athletes that already look to play in the Big 10. Maryland’s move to the ACC will also pay dividends come 2017 when the conference renegotiates a new television deal.
To think, last year Maryland cut over seven sports citing budget concerns. With the move to the Big 10, the university could possibly resurrect certain sports programs.