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Random offseason tweets of the day: Big Ten mascots visit Washington D.C. (Photos)

Welcome to our Dr. Saturday feature titled "Random offseason tweet of the day." With real games still months away, coaches and players will be tweeting about non-football-related things as the season approaches. In this space, we'll try to find the funniest and goofiest tweets of the day. If you see something, don't hesitate to send it to us.

Believe it or not, we are just a day away from Maryland and Rutgers becoming official members of the Big Ten. Both schools formally accepted invitations from the Big Ten back in November 2012, but July 1 is the day where both the Scarlet Knights and Terrapins make it official.

To commemorate the occasion, mascots and cheerleaders from each Big Ten school – including Maryland’s Testudo and Rutgers’ Scarlet Knight – are making the rounds through Washington D.C.

Commissioner Jim Delany’s vision for adding Rutgers and Maryland was to extend the Big Ten’s footprint further east into the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) and New York metropolitan areas.

Delany looks absolutely thrilled, doesn’t he?

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