I gotta admit that this story snuck on me, a MD resident. Hardly any strong rumors up to Friday. I don't think the general UMD family is in favor of it, but $$$$ talk.
What makes one think that the Univ. of MD may indeed go to the B1G is that the B1G is a conference that holds such matters close to the vest and is not prone to risk public rejection. They went through such when courting ND a few times. It may be more in tune when Penn State was added, though the Nebraska addition was a result of a declared search with some drama put forth.
Hear ya Westwolf, there are also reports of some Maryland-related figures and interests wanting to remain in the ACC, particularly as it relates to basketball.
True, the potential added revenue involved may tip the official decision.
As to the BE, the bb schools should once and for all, declare enough is enough, and ask themselves why have they let this disruption go on for years? But watch 'em, they'll add ECU, maybe Marshall, whomever, in an effort to appear plausible for fb. There would be little marquee fb to feature, and the best of it would largely be in other regions with no traditional commonality to the Catholic bb schools. Interesting that perhaps soon, schools such as Temple, Cincy, USF & UCF will serve as the new BE all-sports anchors.