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University of Maryland looks to Big Ten move to boost athletic programs
University of Maryland looks to Big Ten move to boost athletic programs

The University of Maryland football players and coaches didn't know what kind of reception they'd get as their buses arrived at Middletown High School — surrounded by mountains, 50 miles northwest of College Park — for a scrimmage on a sunny Saturday near the end of spring practices in April. They hoped that Frederick County was full of Terps fans, but they hadn't scrimmaged here before. They were pleased to find the parking lot nearly full and the scoreboard flashing "Welcome Maryland Football!" in giant red letters. The Terps can command attention in rural Maryland because there are fewer leisure-time pursuits than in the Baltimore-Washington...

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