About Maryland Terrapins
Maryland Terrapins football program was founded in 1892 and most of their existence, the Terrapins spent as members of ACC which they were the founding members of. Basketball was welcomed at Maryland in 1904 but it took another twenty years for it to become more of a permanent fixture.
Currently the Terrapins are members of Big Ten Conference which they joined in 2014 after 62 years spent in ACC. Maryland is member of East division, NCAA Division I FBS. The university colours are red, gold, black and white.
The main Terrapins’ rivalries are formed with Duke Blue Devils, Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Navy Midshipmen and Testudo, a diamondback terrapin, is the school’s mascot.
Maryland football programs won one national championships and have all- time record of 634-574-43 while claiming 11 conference titles and managing 12 undefeated conference seasons.
The Terrapins appeared in 26 Bowl games, starting from a tied game against Georgia Bulldogs in Gator Bowl, 1948. They have won 11 against 13 losses and 2 ties.
There might not be a Heisman Trophy winner among the Terrapins but couple of Maryland athletes were inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Randy White, a defensive tackle/ linebacker spent 14 seasons playing for the Cowboys winning Super Bowl with them along nine nominations to Pro Bowls, and 9 times being named to First- team All- Pro and being Co- Super Bowl MVP. He recorded over 1000 tackles and 100 sacks during his career.
Stan Jones, the second Pro Football Hall of Famer from Maryland, also played defensive tackle position as well as guard and had won NFL championship with the Bears as well as 7 trips to Pro Bowls and 3 mentions to All- Pro. He also played for the Redskins and after that he spent 30 years in a variety of coaching positions.
Basketball program has won one NCAA tournament championship in 2002. The Terrapins took part in 26 NCAA tournaments, besides the championship they reached the Final Four once more and the Elite Eight three times more.
To date, the Terrapins won four conference tournaments and were six times conference regular season champions.
There have been over 30 Terrapins drafted by NBA teams including a number one pick in Joe Smith who was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in 1995.
Smith spent 16 seasons playing in NBA for amazing number of 12 teams and was named to NBA All- Rookie First Team but his career never fully took off following some early career trades and salary cap scandal he was involved in 2000.
Maryland can count themselves a successful university having won championships in football and basketball while producing pro champions players at NFL and NBA levels.