Terps claiming Baltimore as part of Big Ten Country

Terps claiming Baltimore as part of Big Ten Country
June 11, 2014, 1:00 pm
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Vinnie Duber

Maryland is thinking big. Thinking B1G, to be precise.

"Think B1G" is the slogan popping up on billboards all over the Old Line State, particularly in Baltimore, as Maryland's entrance into the Big Ten on July 1 is mere weeks away.

Many Midwestern fans might still be getting used to the fact that Baltimore is now part of Big Ten Country, but that's exactly what the Terps are trying to make known around the Charm City.

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The Maryland public relations campaign is just part of the conference's moving East. The 2017 Big Ten basketball tournament will take place in Washington, D.C., with the Terps serving as quasi-hosts. Plus there's the upcoming basketball series that will pit the Big Ten against the Big East and run for several seasons. The first conference game of this football season is Penn State at Rutgers on Sep. 13, with Maryland's Big Ten football debut coming two weeks later at Indiana.

Maryland is excited to be part of the conference (for various reasons), and they've been letting fans know on Twitter.

Here's what's going on on the basketball court:

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And here are a couple shots of football coach Randy Edsall and basketball coach Mark Turgeon "thinking B1G" (and wearing sunglasses):

We're fewer than three weeks away from Maryland officially joining the Big Ten.