With a Tuesday afternoon press conference, The State University of New Jersey, better known as Rutgers, has officially become the 14th member of the Big Ten conference. A league once viewed as slow-moving, archaic and the like is now steering the conversation from a conference expansion standpoint.
The Big Ten has "caught up" to the SEC and the ACC, both of which got to 14 members in recent years. In the process, it also dropped the ACC from 14 to 13 by stealing a charter member, the Maryland Terrapins.
Now, with the Terps and Scarlet Knights in the fold, what happens next? Some folks are speculating about the always-looming "four 16-team superconferences." Others are wondering what happens to their team.
There is a lot to digest, so we'll take you through all of the elements of the latest conference realignment.