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Nov 17, 2012; College Park, MD, USA; Maryland Terrapins mascot enters the field prior to the game against the Florida State Seminoles at Byrd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland Terrapins set to join the Big Ten on Tuesday

On Tuesday, the Ohio State Buckeyes will get a new friend in the Big Ten Conference as the Maryland Terrapins are set to become official members of the conference, along with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights as well.

The move will move the Big Ten to 14 teams, although with the Grant of Rights deals set in place, this will likely be the end of the expansion for quite some time.

This will be the second time in the last four years that the Big Ten has added a new institution following Nebraska joining in 2010.

Maryland is coming from the ACC where they have had minimal success on the football field, but have made a name for themselves on the basketball court, especially in the years that Gary Williams ran the program and they claimed a national championship.

This year, though, you could look for them to make some noise on the football field. In their first year in the conference, they have arguably the best wide receiver duo in Stefon Diggs and Deon Long, two play makers that can break the game open at any second. Whether or not they have a capable quarterback to get them the ball remains to be seen, though.

Still, welcome to the newest members of the Big Ten Conference, the Maryland Terrapins.

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