The Maryland Terrapins officially join the Big Ten conference Tuesday, despite backlash from fans and executives from the ACC. The move for Maryland comes after 61 years of being an ACC charter member. To build support for the Big Ten transition, Maryland is using former Terps and prominent Maryland/D.C. sports figures to show support on social media with photos of themselves wearing special Maryland/Big Ten glasses and the hashtag #ThinkB1G.

Maryland Terrapins Get Into Big Ten Spirit With Photo Theme On Social Media Slideshow


Torrey Smith

Former Terps/current Ravens receiver.


Omar Gonzalez

Former Terps national soccer champion. Defender for U.S. World Cup team.


Lefty Driesell

Former Terps basketball coach.


Walt Williams

Former Terps basketball star. The Wizard.


Bonnie Bernstein

The veteran broadcaster is on the advisory board for Maryland's Povich Center for Sports Journalism.


Patrick Mullins

Former Terps soccer player.


Renaldo Nehemiah

The former world-record holder in the 110-meter hurdles won three NCAA titles with the Terps.


Kermit And Jim Henson

The Muppets creator is a Maryland alum.


Gio Gonzalez

Nationals pitcher.


Marcin Gortat

Wizards center.


Campus Makeover

Maryland's first home Big Ten football game is Oct. 4 vs. Ohio State.


Friday The 13th

No real school connection, but June 13 was a Friday.

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