The Problem:

University of Maryland Men's basketball has a rich history of winning teams and spirited fans. As the Mark Turgeon era begins in College Park, it is more important now than ever for students to support the basketball team. Going to a couple of games is nice, but going to all of the games is a lot better. The aim of this site is to encourage all students at UMD to take advantage of the great opportunity in front of them in order to raise attendance and the volume in the Comcast Center.

Scott Van Pelt
via The Washington Post:
I was angry, I still am… When I turned on the television and I saw that wall where the students are supposed to sit… all I wondered is what happened to my university
Legendary coach Gary Williams
via Terrapin Trail:
Great game for those who showed up tonight

The Solution:

Help the Fanbase!

Share with fairweather fans and your friends! (@BetterTerps)

Get Educated:

Video Tribute:

Maryland Basketball Timeline:

  • Maryland's first regular season played in College Park (had played exhibitions sporadically but not every year or at a constant location starting in 1904).

  • Maryland moves from "The Gymnasium" to its first official basketball venue, Ritchie Coliseum.

  • Cole Field House becomes the home for Maryland basketball.

  • Maryland wins its first ACC Tournament Championship.

  • Cole Field House, regarded as one of the greatest venues in college basketball at the time, hosts its first regional final.

  • Cole Field House hosts the Final Four, finishing with a Texas Western upset over Kentucky (Texas Western, now UTEP, started five African American players and have since been featured in the film Glory Road; then student Gary Williams was in attendance).

  • Charles "Lefty" Dreisell becomes the head coach for Maryland basketball.

  • Lefty began the now-nationwide tradition known as Midnight Madness when he held a mile-run for his players at midnight the first night NCAA permitted official practice.

  • Tom McMillen becomes the first Terrapin to receive All-American honors. Maryland wins the NIT Championship.

  • Lefty is awarded the NCAA Award of Valor for saving the lives of several children from a fire while fishing.

  • John Lucas becomes the first Terrapin to receive first-team All-American honors. Maryland wins the ACC in regular season. Lefty is named ACC Coach of the year.

  • Maryland wins the ACC in regular season. Lefty is named ACC Coach of the year.

  • Maryland wins the ACC tournament.

  • Len Bias, after being drafted by the Boston Celtics cultivating his great career at Maryland (possibly the best player to put on the Red and Black), dies of drug overdose in his dorm. Bob Wade becomes the head coach of Maryland basketball.

  • Gary Williams becomes head coach of Maryland basketball.

  • Maryland begins its decade to remember, as the Terrapins float around the top of the national rankings every year until 2005.

  • Joe Smith becomes Maryland's first and only Naismith player of the year (though Duke player Jay Williams controversially won in 2002, despite losing ACC player of the year honors to Maryland great Juan Dixon).

  • Maryland makes it to its first Final Four.

  • Maryland wins the National Championship over Indiana 64-52, becoming the first team to win it all without one McDonald's high school All-American on the roster. The Comcast Center becomes the home for Maryland basketball (17,950 capacity).

  • Maryland wins its third ACC tournament after John Gilchrist leads a late second half comeback in the championship game to cap a remarkable tournament.

  • After beating UNC in overtime greatly thanks to a performance of up-and-coming star Greivis Vasquez, Gary Williams becomes the all-time leader in wins against the top-ranked team in the country with seven.

  • After beating Duke on senior night thanks to yet another performance by Greivis, a season finale victory at Virginia led the Terps to an ACC Co-Championship with Duke.

  • Mark Turgeon replaces Gary Williams as head coach of Maryland basketball.

NBA Lottery Picks:

  • Walt Williams (the seventh overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft)
  • Joe Smith (the first overall pick in the 1995 NBA Draft)
  • Steve Francis (the second overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft)
  • Chris Wilcox (the eighth overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft)

Honored Jerseys:

Number Name Years Played Hometown
3 Juan Dixon 1999-2002 Baltimore, MD
6 Bosey Berger 1929-1932 Baltimore, MD
15 John Lucas 1973-1976 Durham, NC
21 Greivis Vasquez 2006-2010 Caracas, Venezuela
22Keith Booth 1994-1997 Baltimore, MD
23Steve Francis 1999 Takoma Park, MD
25Steve Blake 2000-2003 Miami Lakes, FL
25Gene Shue 1952-1954 Baltimore, MD
32Joe Smith 1994-1995 Norfolk, VA
34Len Bias 1983-1986 Landover, MD
35Lonny Baxter 1999-2002 Silver Spring, MD
41Len Elmore 1972-1974 Springfield Gardens, NY
42Walt Williams 1989-1992 Temple Hills, MD
52Buck Williams 1979-1981 Rocky Mount, NC
54Tom McMillen 1972-1974 Mansfield, PA
55Albert King 1978-1981 Brooklyn, NY

Get the Gear:

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Get Pumped:

Countdowns to this season's home games below. You'll notice that the countdowns are all the same size; this is because we need to support our team for each and every game, not just a few times a year. Discuss the upcoming game!

2013-2014 Away Game Schedule Coming Soon!

Get to the Game:

Don't know when the games are? Either bookmark this site or put the schedule in your Google Calendar. Once you're at the game, we have some simple do's and dont's:

Do:

  • Rock your Maryland colors
  • Cheer loudly
  • Stay for the entire game
  • Stand up in the student section
  • Encourage all of our student athletes
  • Scream loudly when the opponent is shooting, especially free throws
  • Go to all the games

Do Not:

  • Scan and leave!
  • Use profanity
  • Yell at the opponent's fans
  • Get distracted by your phone for the entire game
  • Go to only the games you deem important