Rats in alleyways. Rats in backyards. Rats boldly gnawing through heavy plastic garbage bags. Rats that seem to be the size of cats. Rats everywhere. Those living in the Riverview area of Lansdowne have faced such scenes for some time now.
The month of November was an earthquake on the college sports landscape in Maryland. The big eruption, of course, came out of College Park on Nov. 19 when the flagship university announced that it was leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference – of which it was a charter member in 1953 – to chart a new course in the Big Ten Conference starting in less than two years.