Maryland Terrapins Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Kevin Willard

Team Mascot: Testudo

Year Opened: 2002

Capacity: 17950

City / State: College Park / Maryland

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Maryland vs Duke

Rival Team: Duke Blue Devils

Maryland and Duke was one of the fiercest rivalries in the country when Maryland was in the ACC. The two teams had several hard fought battles over the years including an 87-72 Terps win against #1 Duke in 2003. While the two won’t play regularly anymore, there is still a good chance to see them square off in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge, so be on alert for when these two teams meet next as you wouldn’t want to miss it.

Maryland Terrapins Stadium Guide

In Game

Maryland’s move to the Big Ten in 2014 has given Big Ten fans a new road trip destination that is well worth exploring. Terps fans are among the most diehard in all of college basketball, which can be seen by the intense rivalry they developed with former ACC rivals Duke over the years. The Maryland student section would go toe to toe with the Cameron Crazies every year when it came to outdoing each other, so you’ll be in for a treat when attending a Maryland basketball game.

In addition to the lively atmosphere created by the Maryland student section and Terrapins fans, you’ll be able to enjoy the rich tapestry of Maryland basketball that is on display at the Xfinity Center. From the moment you step in the door, you’ll see tributes to past Maryland players and coaches. The Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame and History Center is located right in the lobby and home to the team’s 2002 national championship trophy, so make sure to check it out. There is also parts of the court from the Terps’ previous home Cole Field House lining the walls, and when you reach your seat, you’ll see tons of banners hanging from the ceiling.

If the raucous atmosphere and the school’s dedication to showing off its history aren’t enough to make the trip enjoyable, the Xfinity Center also has top-notch concessions. The Xfinity Center features Chik-fil-A in addition to all the typical game day offerings and even sells beer.

You’ll have an excellent time attending a game at the Xfinity Center making the trip to Maryland well worth the trek.

Things to check out

Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame and History Center

Make sure to stop by the Terrapin Hall of Fame and History Center to pay tribute to all of the greatest athletes in Maryland history. The Hall of Fame is even home to the 2002 men’s national championship trophy and the 2006 women’s national championship trophy making it a must see.

Terrapin Team Shop

Those of you who are looking to pick up some Terps gear before the game will want to stop by the Terrapin Team Shop. The team shop is home to all kinds of Terps gear, so no matter what you’re looking for you’ll find it here.

Heritage Room

The Heritage Room overlooks the court and serves as a pregame restaurant. It can seat 400 and also holds banquets, meetings, and press conferences, so if you get the opportunity enjoy a meal at the Heritage Room before the game.


Take a minute to enjoy Maryland’s illustrious basketball history by taking in all the honored number and championship banners hanging at the Xfinity Center. These banners do an excellent job of showcasing the program’s illustrious history and allow you to relive all your favorite Terps moments.

Cole Field House Floor

On the wall of the arena’s lobby, you’ll find the floor from Cole Field House. The floor is a nice touch that shows off the history of the basketball program and is an excellent reminder of all the great Maryland memories made at Cole Field House.

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You can see the Terrapins mascot Testudo cheering on the team and pumping up the crowd throughout the game. Testudo has been Maryland’s mascot since 1933 and is a big part of a Terrapins game, so don’t miss this lovable mascot.

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Maryland Madness

Maryland is home to the first midnight madness college basketball celebration. The tradition dates back to 1971 when Terps coach Lefty Driesell invited fans to a 1.5-mile team run. Over the years, the tradition has grown and most Division I schools have created their own midnight madness, but it all started in College Park so don’t miss Maryland Madness.

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Student Section

The Maryland student section has a reputation for being one of the most raucous student sections in the nation. Maryland students aren’t afraid to show their emotions or use vulgar language, which helps them create one of the best home-court advantages in the country. If you want to sit with the rowdiest fans in the arena, then make sure to join the student section.

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Like most college basketball teams, Maryland has a band that plays a variety of school songs. These songs do an excellent job of pumping up the players and also give the student section cues, so don’t be afraid to show some appreciation for the band when at the game.

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The cheerleaders at Terps games are also a big part of the show. These men and women perform a variety of routines and bring everyone to their feet, so don’t miss them when attending a Terps game.

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Fight Songs

  1. Alma Mater

    Hail to thee Maryland!
    Steadfast in loyalty,
    For thee we stand.
    Love for the black and gold,
    Deep in our hearts we hold.
    Singing thy praise forever,
    Throughout the land.

  2. Maryland Victory Song

    Maryland we’re all behind you,
    Raise high the black and gold.
    For there is nothing half so glorious,
    As to see our team victorious.
    We’ve got the steam boys,
    We’ve got the team boys,
    So keep on fighting, don’t give in!
    M-A-R-Y-L-A-N-D (yell)
    Maryland will win!

  3. Fight Song

    Fight, fight, fight for Maryland,
    Honor now her name again,
    Push up the score, keep on fighting for more,
    For Maryland, GO TERPS! (yell)
    And we will fight, fight, fight for terrapins,
    Keep on fighting ’till we win.
    So sing out our song as we go marching along,
    To victory!

Maryland Terrapins Bars & Restaurants

  1. Terrapins Turf

    Skewers Bar Grill Ts Lounge

    Spacious American restaurant & bar draws an energetic crowd for drink specials & live entertainment.

    4410 Knox Rd, College Park, MD 20740, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  2. Conerstone Grill and Loft

    Souris Saloon Silhouette Lounge

    Casual campus-adjacent sports bar with multiple HD TVs, pool tables, arcade games & American food.

    7325 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  3. Hard Times Cafe


    Local chain dishing up chili dishes, wings & burgers in a simple setting with flat-screen TVs.

    4738 Cherry Hill Rd, College Park, MD 20740, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  4. Looney’s Pub

    Bar Bordertown Grill

    Scores of TVs & a huge pub-grub menu entertain sports fans by day; cover bands play at night.

    8150 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  5. Carolina Kitchen Bar

    Carolina Kitchen Bar

    Local chain outpost supplying Southern home cooking in snazzy surrounds adorned with colorful art.

    6501 America Blvd, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA

    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$

  6. Old Dominion Brew House

    Criterion beer Mazzys Brewballs Cogans Deli Sports Pub Kamikazes Libbys Bar Grill Knot Pub Cara Irish Mess Hall

    Pub offering beers made by the brewing company of the same name, along with cocktails & bar food.

    6504 America Blvd #105, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. RJ Bentley’s Filling Station

    beer Billy Jacks Wing Draft Shack Roost Great American Pub

    Casual American restaurant in a converted gas station with weekly drink specials.

    7323 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  8. Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza

    Blaze Fast Fired Pizza

    Hip counter-serve pizzeria dishing up crispy, thin-crust pies made with creative toppings & sauces.

    7419 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $

  9. Busboys and Poets

    coffee mug

    Busboys and Poets is a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted.

    5331 Baltimore Ave #104, Hyattsville, MD 20781, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  10. Bagel Place of College Park

    Bagel Place of College Park

    Straightforward sandwich shop & espresso bar offering house-made bagels & typical deli fare.

    7423 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  11. Marathon Deli

    Athens Greek Restaurant Gyro

    Stalwart Greek deli serving gyros, including vegetarian options, in an unfussy, strip-mall setting.

    4429 Lehigh Rd, College Park, MD 20740, USA

    (301) 927-6717

    Bar website

    european - $$

  12. Franklin’s Restaurant

    Bi-level brewpub with a quirky gift shop serving such American standards as burgers & steaks.

    5123 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  13. Ledo Restaurant

    Pasquales PIzza Pizza Stavros Pizza House Pizza Woodys Country House Pizza

    Local favorite since 1955 for pies with a unique flaky, rectangular crust & Italian standards.

    4509 Knox Rd, College Park, MD 20740, USA


    Bar website

    italian - $$