Some members of the Purdue athletic department released statements on the addition of Maryland to the Big Ten.
"Maryland is a perfect fit for the Big Ten Conference with strong academics and a rich athletics tradition as one of seven charter members of the Atlantic Coast Conference," athletic director Morgan Burke said. "Maryland expands the Big Ten footprint and strengthens its brand with the nation's eighth-largest local television market in Washington D.C."
The Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors announced unanimous approval Monday for the University of Maryland to join the Big Ten Conference effective July 1, 2014, with competition to begin in all sports for the 2014-15 academic year.
"From a basketball standpoint, adding Maryland to the Big Ten is a positive," men's basketball coach Matt Painter said. "They have a great basketball tradition, and they have a great coach in Mark Turgeon. We have a lot of different styles in our league, but when you get down to it, we have some pretty tough, blue-collar coaches, and he fits that identity. I've known him for a long time, and I have a lot of respect for what he's doing at Maryland."
Here are some of the head-to-head numbers
Purdue vs. Maryland
Baseball: 0-1 (only meeting in 2012)
Men's Basketball: 0-0
Women's Basketball: 1-4 (1-1 in NCAA Tournament)
Football: 0-1 (only meeting in 2006 Champs Sports Bowl)
Women's Soccer: 0-0
Softball: 1-0 (only meeting in 2000)
Wrestling: 0-1 (only meeting in 2010 – face Nov. 24 at Northeast Duals in Troy, N.Y.)