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Updated: 11/20/2012 08:00:03AM

Terps choose Big 10’s money

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University of Maryland President Wallace Loh speaks at a news conference to announce Maryland's decision to move to the Big Ten NCAA athletic conference in College Park, Md., Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Maryland is joining the Big Ten, leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference in a shocker of a move in the world of conference realignment. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh, from left, Big Ten Commissioner James Delany, University System of Maryland Chancellor Brit Kirwin, University System of Maryland Board of Regents Chairman James Shea and Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson pose after a news conference to announce Maryland's decision to move to the Big Ten in College Park, Md., Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Maryland is joining the Big Ten, leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference in a shocker of a move in the world of conference realignment. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Big Ten Commissioner James Delany, left, speaks at a news conference to announce the University of Maryland's decision to move to the Big Ten in College Park, Md., Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Seated alongside Delany is Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson. Maryland is joining the Big Ten, leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference in a shocker of a move in the world of conference realignment that was driven by the school's budget woes. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Big Ten Commissioner James Delany, left, speaks at a news conference to announce the University of Maryland's decision to move to the Big Ten in College Park, Md., Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Maryland is joining the Big Ten, leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference in a shocker of a move in the world of conference realignment that was driven by the school's budget woes. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

By DAVID GINSBURG

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Choosing to look toward the future rather than honor the past, Maryland joined the Big Ten on Monday, bolting from the Atlantic Coast Conference in a move driven by the school’s budget woes.

Maryland was a charter member of the ACC, which was founded in 1953. Tradition and history, however, were not as important to school President Wallace D. Loh as the opportunity to be linked with the prosperous Big Ten.

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