Rutgers University is expected to join the Big Ten Conference becoming the Conference’s 14th team. Rutgers will follow Maryland who voted to join the Big Ten Monday morning. Rutgers is expected to join the Big Ten for the 2014-2016 season.

According to Rutger’s president, Robert Barchi, should Rutgers receive an invite from the Big Ten Conference the school’s athletic director, Tim Pernetti, would not need the Rutgers Board of Governors authorization to accept the invitation. Pernetti was entrusted with the authority last year.

Rutger’s invitation to the Big Ten Conference appears imminent. An announcement is expected on Tuesday regarding Rutgers leaving the Big East and entering the Big Ten.

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