NEW YORK (WXOW) -- Maryland is set to announce it is joining the Big Ten.
The Big Ten Network tweeted Monday that it will cover the school's news conference to announce Maryland's decision to leave the Atlantic Coast Conference. It will become the 13th member of the Big Ten.
Rutgers is expected follow suit by Tuesday, departing the Big East and making it an even 14 in the Big Ten. The move for both schools is not expected to take effect until 2014.
ESPN.com first reported that the University of Maryland board of regents approved the move Monday.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WXOW) -- The University of Maryland's Board of Regents votes unanimously to accept an invitation to join the Big Ten Conference, according to ESPN.com.
The board met Monday morning and voted to leave the Atlantic Coast Conference, a source told ESPN. An official announcement is expected for Monday afternoon.
Sources also told ESPN that Rutgers is expected to follow the Terrapins and announce its own move from the Big East to the Big Ten, possibly as early as Tuesday. Rutgers' Board of Governors is holding a regularly scheduled meeting Monday.
Maryland is a charter member of the ACC and faces a $50 million exit fee from the conference.
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