MARYLAND TERRAPINS BAKSETBALL INFORMATION:
Location: College Park, Maryland
Stadium: Comcast Center
Conference: ACC Conference
Rivals: Duke Blue Devils
Terrapins: Testudo the Turtle
The Maryland Terrapins have played intercollegiate basketball since 1904. The Terps won the NCAA Tournament in 2002, and as of 2007 they’ve made 2 Final Four appearances, hold 3 conference tournament titles, and 4 conference regular season titles. Coach Williams managed to lead the team to 11 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances from 1994 to 2004. Some of the great players to wear the red and white include John Lucas, Len Bias, Walt Williams, Joe Smith, and Steve Francis.
The Maryland Terps have a deeply-rooted set of student traditions for each home basketball game. Before each game, Coach Gary Williams pumps his fists to signify a good game. Other traditions include:
Midnight Madness: started by Maryland head coach Lefty Driesell in 1970, Midnight Madness was a student event held at the earliest time the men's basketball team could start regular season practice - at midnight on the first day of practice. Today, the tradition has evolved so that parents and fans can join in the fun, featuring light shows, the Terrapins trampoline challenge, food and beverage.
Free Throw Wave: When the Terrapins are shooting free throws, students hold their arms over their heads. If the shot is made, thy will drop them to their side while uttering "whoomp." When an opposing team is shooting from the free throw line, the students will wave their arms frantically to distract the shooter.
Newspaper Shaking: Maryland students pretend to read the Maryland newspaper when the opposing team is introduced. As if that is enough to show their antipathy for the visiting team, they tack-on a "sucks" to the end of every opposing player's name when it is announced. (e.g. Joe Smith (students: "Sucks!"))
The Terrapins play their home games at the Comcast Center in College Park, Maryland. “The House Gary Built” was opened in 2002 and holds a capacity crowd of nearly 18,000. The arena has seen some incredible games including Maryland’s defeat of #1 Duke in 2003 and more recently their upset of the North Carolina Tar Heels in 2007. Buy Maryland basketball tickets and watch the Terrapins vie for conference and NCAA Tournament honors!
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Great experience My son and I attended the game, and fortunately, Maryland won. It was the first game that I attended since I graduated from Maryland in 1975; was also my son's first NCAA basketball game. The tickets were great and Ticket City was great to work with! I would definetly recommend Ticket City to a friend. February 22, 2011