ACC-Big East-Big Ten realignment: A special edition Laff Riot Twitter wrap

Monday November 19th, 2012

While covering the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party last month, we spotted this baby turtle making its way to the ocean. It took forever. We named it Steve. We had no idea what omens we were witnessing.

Greetings. Realignment has reared its big stupid head in the middle of our precious football season. From College Park this afternoon:

"The Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors (COP/C) announced unanimous approval today 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. The University of Maryland also looks forward to joining the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of world-class research institutions dedicated to advancing their academic missions."

Rutgers is expected to decamp for the Increasingly Inaccurately Named Big Ten this week as well. Pete Thamel, Andy Staples and Michael Rosenberg have more. We, the internet, have jokes. And now, the story of a quick conference square-dance, as told through the magic of social media:

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