Maryland Lady Terps Women's Basketball Schedule
When the college basketball season gets underway there is hardly
a better place to be than in College Park, Maryland where both the men's and women's team are ready to put on a show. In recent
years the Lady Terps have been stealing a bit of the men's thunder, becoming a national powerhouse and a dominant force in
the competitive ACC. In 2013 the Lady Terps made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, however a team with multiple
Final Fours and a National Championship under their belt is never satisfied with only winning one game in the tournament and
the 2013-2014 squad will certainly be looking to improve upon last year's finish.
On January 27th ACC newcomer and perennial
national title contender Notre Dame will come to Comcast Center looking to knock off the Lady Terps at home. This will not
be an easy task for the Irish as Maryland is always tough at home and boasts one of the best home crowds in the sport. Maryland's
last home ACC game before they move to the Big 10 will take place on March 2nd when Virginia Tech comes to town to play the
Lady Terps. COmcast Center will surely be rocking for this game and there may well be a record crowd. Be sure to get tickets
for this one early. Check out all of the Lady Terps' home games right here on StubHub!
Maryland Lady Terps Women's
College basketball is virtually synonymous with the ACC and it is never easy for a team to navigate
the tough conference schedule. Perennial powerhouses North Carolina and Duke always are staunch competition and with the recent
addition of Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Louisville, and Notre Dame to the mix the conference is only getting tougher. Three current
members of the ACC have won a national championship, Maryland, North Carolina, and Notre Dame. In the 2006 Final Four three
of the four teams were from the ACC, Maryland, North Carolina, and Duke, with both Maryland and Duke advanceing to the championship
game which Maryland won. Playing such a tough regular season schedule annually leaves the teams from the ACC who are selected
for the Tournament ready to take on any college in the country and allows for even some of the lower seeds to pull off big
time upsets. When it comes to college basketball there is arguably no conference that is historically better or more dominant
than the ACC.
Maryland Lady Terps Women's Basketball Rivalries
The University of Maryland has a strong
rivalry in all sports with nearby University of Virginia, and the rivalry in basketball is as intense if not more so than
in any other sport. In the 2000′s a fierce rivalry with the Duke Blue Devils developed as both teams were competing
not only for dominance in the conference but in the entire college basketball landscape. In 2006 the teams played each other
four times, the last time being in the national championship game in which Maryland came out the national champions. Whomever
Maryland plays in ACC play has some sort of rivalry as most of the schools have been members of the conference for decades.
After the start of the 2014-2015 season when Maryland moves on to the Big 10 there will surely be new in conference rivalries
that will develop but hopefully the school will continue to have match ups against current rivals like Virginia and Duke ahead
of the conference schedule.
College basketball is an experience like no other. Featuring
some of the best student athletes in the world along with some of the most passionate fans in all of sports, the games have
an atmosphere that is unrivaled. When you set foot into Comcast Center for a Maryland Terrapins home basketball game this
will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening tip off the fans stand up and vociferously cheer for their alma mater and
hometown favorites. The game continues full of back and forth action, big time shots, and clutch defensive stops. Before you
know it the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides are wrapped up in yet another tight contest. Your palms
get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a player from your favorite team lets loose a shot you hold your breath
until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the Terps' side erupts after another big win
and their fans flow out of the arena in jubilation.
The Lady Terps took part in a historic game
against Immaculata in 1975 when the game was the first women's college basketball to be televised nationally. Unfortunately
for the Lady Terps they lost that game by a significant margin at their former home, the legendary Cole Fieldhouse.