Under Armour Dresses Maryland in it’s Heritage
Teams: Maryland Terrapins (10-7, 2-2 ACC) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-6, 1-2 ACC)
Arena: Comcast Center | College Park, MD
Tip-Off: Wednesday, January 15 | 7PM
Tune-In: ESPN2, Terrapin Sports Radio Network
Maryland hosts ACC newcomer, Notre Dame tonight in College Park where the most exciting thing about the match-up is the Terps’ new uniforms.
Kevin Plank and his Under Armour minions have once again thought out of the box and have come up with an edgy design for the Terrapins to sport on the court.
Maryland had planned a “white-out” for this game and has encouraged all fans to wear white. When I first heard the news that Maryland was planning a white-out, I just figured they would be sporting the white-ops uniforms that debuted last season.
But, Maryland’s marketing team sent out an email of Nick Faust wearing a blank white jersey with a question mark in the middle saying, “Don’t miss the release of the latest and greatest Maryland Under Armour uniform!”
A day later, the following pictures started popping up on various Under Armour and Maryland social media accounts…
They’re called, “Maryland Heritage” uniforms and pay tribute to the heritage of Maryland Basketball.
Various numbers and words that are highlighted in the annals of Maryland basketball history are printed on the shorts, in the numbers and on the shoulders of the jersey.
- 2002 – Maryland’s only National Championship and it’s the most prominent park of the “Heritage Print”
- College Park
- #3 – Juan Dixon
- #34 – Len Bias
- Cole Field House – Maryland Basketball’s home for many glorious and a few dark years before Comcast.
I think this is a great idea from Under Armour and for Maryland. It once again stresses “Maryland Pride” and gives something for current Maryland players to strive for. One day, that could be their number and team remembered for what they accomplished.
Now that the young fans who love lots of flash and lots of uniforms got a lot to enjoy, here is a bit of info for the “I don’t care what you wear, just win” fan.
Maryland has dropped it’s last two ACC games and needs to protect their home court tonight if they want any chance of making their case for the NCAA tournament.
Notre Dame did lose to Georgia Tech, a team who we could argue that Maryland had their best and most complete game against.
Either way, the Terps have to take care of business tonight. The Irish have the ACC leader in double-doubles wearing their uniform. Garrick Sherman leads Notre Dame in both points (14.8) and rebounds (8.6) per game. Maryland must play team defense and block out if they want to shut down this 6’11″ center.
For the Terps, it’s all about making smart decisions with the basketball and finishing. They must finish at the free-throw line and finish in the lane. Expect to see more Terrapins driving and playing more aggressive tonight which will hopefully free up deep threats in Jake Layman, Seth Allen and Evan Smotrycz.
All Maryland basketball fans are hoping that the Terrapins can live up to the hype of their brand new uniforms and come out with another conference win.