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Maryland, Rutgers Reportedly Nearing Move To The Big Ten

Guess what, guys? Conference realignment is back and you're probably going to be hearing a lot about it again over the next few weeks.

Jim McIsaac

All Louisville fans would like to do right now is focus on the football team's pursuit of a BCS bid and the basketball team's quest for a national title. That's probably not going to be possible.

According to ESPN's Brett McMurphy, Maryland is in serious negotiations to join the Big Ten Conference. If the Terps do make that move, Rutgers is expected to follow them to the Big Ten.

If this move happens, then toss out all the stuff about the new Big East being a safe place for Louisville because it would instantly become as unsteady as it was 14 months ago. The reason being that the ACC would likely look to replace Maryland to keep the league at 14 teams. Connecticut was in talks with the league during the most recent dose of conference realignment, and according to McMurphy they would be the the team most likely to become member No. 14.

Winner take all next Saturday for a spot in he ACC? But seriously, this is not going to be fun.