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What’s Different Now That the University of Maryland Joined the Big Ten

It's a whole new ball game for the Terps.

Photograph of Buckeyes helmet courtesy of Ohio State Athletics. Photograph of Terrapins helmet courtesy of University of Maryland Athletics.

As the University of Maryland preps for its first Big Ten football home game—against Ohio State October 4—here’s a statistical look at the changes occasioned by switching to the new conference.

0: Terps Sellouts last year

2: Sellouts expected this year (Ohio State and Michigan State)

70: RV parking spaces added

6.5: Average driving time, in hours, to last year’s ACC away games

(Longest: 12 hours, 16 minutes, to Florida State in Tallahassee)

8: Average driving time, in hours, to this year’s Big 10 away games

(Longest: 12 hours, 26 minutes, to the University of Wisconsin-Madison)

This article appears in the October 2014 issue of Washingtonian.