Athletics at the University of Maryland really used to suck, in my opinion. I know this from having run track against them between 1968 and 1972. Their fans back then were jerks in every sense of the word.
According to the complaint, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Post, the ACC claims Maryland will have to pay $52,266,342 — “three times the total operating budget of the Conference,” according to the complaint — to leave for the Big Ten.
A fifty-two million dollar exit fee. Sweet.