The state’s main university is making a change. Rutgers University made it official on Tuesday that it was joining the Big Ten. Rutgers follows Maryland University, of the ACC, as the latest teams to make a move in college athletics.
“The Big Ten includes America’s most highly regarded academic institutions, known for both their athletic success and academic achievement,” said Rutgers President Robert Barchi. “This is exactly the right conference for Rutgers. Our university is one of the nation’s leading research universities and our student-athletes excel in the classroom and on the playing field.”
The Big East Conference didn’t provide the same financial support that the Big Ten Conference did. The Big Ten is hoping that getting Rutgers on board with open up the New York market to the Big Ten Network, a cable television company.