University of Maryland Attempting to Boost Athletic Programs

June 24, 2013 at 9:45a    by Kyle Rowland    
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Who wouldn't want to root for this guy? You don't have to answer that.

One year from becoming a member of the Big Ten, the University of Maryland athletic programs are in the midst of a push to attract more fans, documented nicely by the Baltimore Sun. The football team has traveled across to state to drum up support, while basketball coach Mark Turgeon is busy bringing former players back into the fold.  

The Terrapins have had a rough go of things on the athletic fields in recent seasons which has turned away fans and deep-pocketed donors — a key cog in successful athletic departments. Maryland is hopeful that its journey to the Big Ten will be paved with yellow brick roads.

Season ticket sales for football are up, and the same can be said for luxury suites at Byrd Stadium. The Terps are confident those numbers will continue to rise with big-name teams venturing to College Park on a weekly basis beginning in 2014. Through the Big Ten Network and other financial avenues, Maryland believes its athletic department, which has been low on cash, will thrive once again. 


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Hovenaut's picture

They were drowning in the ACC.

The basketball program was/is stable, but this is a big year for Randy Edsall and the football program.

"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

703Buckeye's picture

UMD can tap into a largely unclaimed DMV (DC/MD/VA) market if they can take advantage of the move to the B1G. No local college team dominates the local DC market (maybe VT football and G-Town bball), if UMD can make a move, they will be filthy rich.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

Orlando Pancakes's picture

Can we please kick them out before they even play a game in the B1G?

703Buckeye's picture

Educated comment of the night

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter