Last night’s ACC matchup between the Maryland Terrapins (Terps) and Miami Hurricanes (Canes) had the locker room buzzing at Redskins Park, and players fired up on Twitter.
Before the game, former Terps cornerback Kevin Barnes gave a preview before he headed to College Park to watch the game.
“It’s No. 1 Terps all the way, I wouldn’t go against them any day,” he said with a confident smile. “We’ve got a few players out also, but I think we’re gonna pull ahead.”
Altogether in the locker room, there were six alums with a vested interest, two Terps and four Canes. In light of the NCAA allegations and suspensions on Miami, there weren’t many players willing to lay down a friendly wager, but Barnes guaranteed, “If it gets ugly, I’m pretty sure there will be some trash talking.”
The Terps ended up fending off a late charge by Miami, securing a respectable 32-24 victory. But the bigger story in the game was the new Under Armour uniforms unveiled by Maryland:
I’m not even from Maryland, but I feel ridiculous state pride right now.
Redskins players had mixed reactions watching at home.
There was the unsure:
Are the Terps wearing those uniforms all year or is this just for the opener?—
Donte' Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) September 06, 2011
Marylands uniforms r a lil wild for me—
Stephen Bowen (@stevebo72) September 06, 2011
And the highly amused:
Is it just me or did Maryland's uniforms look like they belonged at a race track last night?—
Adam Carriker (@AdamCarriker) September 06, 2011
Maryland uniforms were made in Home Ec class—
Darrion Scott 100 (@DarrionScott) September 06, 2011
Terps uniforms is unique!! But a Lil bit to much!!—
Brandon Banks (@speedybanks16) September 06, 2011
In the end, the loss left rookie receiver Leonard Hankerson to atone for his alma mater:
We let that one slip away—
Leonard Hankerson (@HankTime85) September 06, 2011
It seems like uniforms might be moving in this direction across the board. What’s your take?
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