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Move to Big Ten a defining one for University of Maryland president Wallace Loh
Move to Big Ten a defining one for University of Maryland president Wallace Loh

In his first 2 1/2 years as president at the University of Maryland, Wallace Loh oversaw sweeping changes to the leadership of his athletic department and confronted the pain of cutting teams to patch gaping budget holes. But he had never steered headlong into the kind of controversy that erupted Monday when the university broke a near-60-year relationship with the Atlantic Coast Conference in favor of the long-term television riches offered by the Big Ten. The decision is so large — fundamentally changing the portal through which many alumni and donors interact with the university — that it seems likely to define Loh's presidency, for better or worse. He harbors no...

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