Conference Realignment Glance

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Maryland is moving to the Big Ten in 2014. Rutgers is expected to announce a similar move Tuesday.

A look at how the moving parts affect the conferences involved.

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BIG TEN

The 117-year-old conference adds members for the second time in the past three years, following the addition of Nebraska, which joined in 2010. Maryland and Rutgers will push Big Ten membership to 14 schools and extend the league's reach east and south.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE

Loses a charter member in Maryland. The ACC will have 14 schools next year, with Syracuse and Pittsburgh joining. Notre Dame is expected to join as soon as 2015, but not for football. The ACC will need to replace Maryland. Connecticut and Louisville from the Big East are likely candidates.

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BIG EAST

Loses one of its original football members in Rutgers at a crucial time for the conference. The Big East has lost three full members (Pitt, Syracuse and West Virginia) since September 2011. The league is slated to become a 12-team football conference next season, that includes Boise State and San Diego State. It is also working on a new television deal, negotiations that will not be helped by signs of instability.

 
 
 

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