Maryland's reasons to be rivals with every school in the Big Ten
It's become a common question: Now that Maryland is part of the Big Ten, who will be the Terps' rivals?
Well, we put the microscope to each of the other 13 full-time institutions in the conference and found reasons that Maryland fans can carry a little animosity into their first matchups. We'll admit that some of them are a stretch, but it won't take long for some better reasons for rivalry to arise.
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NORTHWESTERN: Another small, smart school( USA Today Photo / July 2, 2014 )
It's a small school with a superior academic reputation. Remind you of someone down on Tobacco Road?
Sure, there's the main difference that Duke is a national powerhouse in men's basketball while Northwestern has never been to an NCAA tournament. But any reason to compare a school to Duke should get the students in College Park riled up.