Maryland Terrapins Schedule in 2014-2015
When Maryland takes to the hardwood to face off against a prominent foe,
the stands will have a buzz to it that you simply can't find anywhere but the arena. If you think you can get the same experience
from home as you can from the stands, think again and then make sure that you're there for all the biggest games of the season
as the Terrapins look to wreak havoc on the conference once again this season. With a team absolutely loaded with talented
players who aren't going to go quietly this season, you can count on games being filled to the brim rim-rocking jams, spectacular
blocked shots and nail-biting moments that you'll be talking about a long time after it's all over.
Playing in the Big
10 and formerly the ACC, two of the top conferences in the country, the Terrapins are never lacking in intense competition,
and that's a tradition unlikely to change anytime in the near future. Talented NBA players who played their collegiate ball
in Maryland include Steve Francis and Joe Smith, giving the Terrapins a history of explosive playmakers that can light up
the scoreboard in a hurry. As the Terrapins take aim at the top of the conference once again this season, there has never
been a better time to head out to the Comcast Center so you can see the most anticipated matchups of another amazing season.
Maryland Terrapins Team Info
The Maryland Terrapins have seen a lot of great players hit the court over the years,
and those payers have been a big part of the enduring success that this program has boasted for a long time. In addition to
already mentioned guys like Steve Francis and Joe Smith, players like D.J. Strawberry, Greivis Vasquez and many more have
come through Maryland's campus to dominate for the Terrapins. This is a team that always seems to have some serious NBA talent
on its roster, making it a place to see the stars of both today and tomorrow as they look to make their mark on the ultracompetitive
Big 10. Now the Terrapins will have growing rivalries with Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan State, Wisconsin and many more,
providing plenty of incentive to keep an eye on the calendar to make sure that you don't miss on an epic game as the Terps
look to pull it together this season.
NCAA Basketball Experience
When the game is on the line and your
favorite team is digging in hoping to come up with a clutch defensive stop, there is nothing close to the experience you can
have from the stands, though that's not something that you're going to learn sitting on your couch. Ditch the flatscreen and
head out to an amazing matchup absolutely filled with talented players that can light up the scoreboard in a hurry. Once you've
been in the stands with your fellow fans, it will be hard to go back. No matter how many other sports there are, it doesn't
get any better than college basketball, as there's something special about seeing top-tier athletes when it's only team pride
on the line. Join in the tens of thousands of fans who pour into the stands to be a part of the action and you'll likely end
up with an experience that you'll be talking about a long time after it's all over.
Maryland Terrapins History
Maryland Terrapins basketball program was founded in 1904 and has since grown into a national powerhouse that attracts some
of the best recruits each and every year. The Terps have played in some great games over the years and have posted some truly
memorable seasons along the way, with more than 20 appearances in the NCAA Tournament just for starters. Not content with
just making it to the Big Dance, however, the Terps have made quite a few electrifying runs in the Tournament, including reaching
the Final Four on two occasions. The team captures their lone National Championship in 2002 behind the leadership of guard
Juan Dixon and a solid supporting cast of players that would go on to have pro careers, setting the gold standard for excellence
for the entire program along the way.
Maryland Terrapins Trivia
Did you know that in many ways Maryland
is responsible for the NCAA Tournament's initial expansion?
In 1974, only one team from each conference was allowed
to advance to the NCAA Tournament, and that year Maryland battled North Carolina State in the ACC Championship Game and ended
up losing by three points in overtime, thus missing the tournament. The game has gone down as one of the greatest college
basketball games of all time and the Maryland team, which had six players drafted into the NBA is widely considered the best
college basketball team not to be selected to the NCAA Tournament.
Maryland Terrapins Fans
Fans of college
hoops simply love heading out to the arena to catch their favorite team take part in a rivalry game. The University of Maryland
has a strong rivalry in all sports with nearby University of Virginia, and the rivalry in basketball is as intense as in any
other sport. In the early 2000s, 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 2001, the teams played each other four
times, the last time being in the Final Four when Duke made a shocking comeback to defeat the Terps and go on to win the National
Championship. The Terps would find their elusive National Championship the following year under the leadership of senior guard
Whoever Maryland plays in ACC play has some sort of rivalry as most of the schools have been members of
the conference for decades. The team will certainly find new rivalries when they switch conferences, something that should
excite an already passionate fan base. Now as they move into the Big 10, they join another conference known for its excitable
fans, its incredible athletes and a steady string of amazing games each and every season.