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The best clearly must include 2001 and 2002. I'm always jealous when I hear or meet someone who went to Maryland in the early 2000s...
The worst is definitely debatable... could it be now?
i can say with certainty the worst was my four (five) years, 1988-1992
Students who will graduate this year have had one NCAA tournament victory, one (BOD) bowl game, and haven't even been able to go to Fe or Turtle in 3 years
Right now is pretty bad but I'm sure there's been a worse time in the 80s or something. Best is easy.
im sorry i was confusing...your "Superbowl" was the Redskins losing since you know that the Ravens cant win it all.
This is true...
This post was edited by nycterp 17 months ago
Was a student between 1998-2003 FTW. Undoubtedly the best time for Maryland sports fandom. I'd guess the mid 70s and early 80s would be a close second - great basketball teams and a few conference championships in football.
You could certainly make a case for now being the worst stretch, esp if we miss out on the postseason this year, but the late 80s early 90s really seem to be nadir.
The worst had to be sometime between 87-92. Late 90s to early 2000s was clearly the best. My time was very good (79-83). Very good ball and football. Plus, young Len Bias.
Most of the eighties were pretty good, so long as you didn't know what was coming. Lefty's teams were still winning and going to the NCAA every year, and Bobby Ross's football teams were taking names, too...
A little ancient history. How about the mid 60s e.g. 66-69? Football had its ONLY zero win season, under Bob Ward in 1967, IIRC. And basketball, under Bud Milikin, was mediocre. At least at the end of that period, Lefty was hired, and there were glimmers of things to come at Cole. That period seemed worse than any of the newer ones cited above.
My time was '98-'02.
Football didn't come on until senior year.
Basketball was a constant and I left with the highest prize.
my time period in school was literally the dark ages of baltimore sports. Wade. Sanctions. Krivak (RIP but he still sucked). No NFL. Orioles start a season 0-21. i want to vomit just thinking about it.
Yeah, I was just thinking about this. It was just before I matriculated, but I was following the teams in high school, and it was pretty much the same as following the Senators and Redskins at the time....no hope. Fortunately, things got better in basketball (Lefty) just before I started and in football (Claiborne) just after I started.
Call me a relic, call me what you will,
Say I'm old-fashioned, say I'm over the hill....
Same 4 years for me, but even though we were not competitive in BB of FB, I still had one hell of a good time attending the games. The WBB game vs UVA was also a highlight....shm. Or was it the Poulan Weed-Eater Independence Bowl.
This post was edited by pugsley 17 months ago
Of course Late 90's and early 00's, but I do not see anyone mentioning the early 70's.
Ranked in the top ten for like three years straight in basketball, and ranked in the top 15 in football for the same period of time. Players like Len Elmore, Tom McMillen, John Lucas and Brad Davis in basketball, and Randy White, Paul Vellano and gang on the football side. Not a bad second to the above 90's and 00's?
1987-1991. The highlights were tying Penn State on a last second field goal while we were on the PSU 1 yard line and could have tried for the win or maybe it was the tie with LaTech in the weed eater bowl. The top basketball moment came in the ACC tournament when we were ranked last and blew out number 1seed NC State and "Sugar" aka Bob Wade passed out. Next Gary got hired, we got put on probation and that actually made things better!
I was a student from 2000-2005. How about that?
"Anyone who talks about Jordan Williams leaving knows nothing about basketball. Absolutely nothing" - Hogie 02/27/2011
And add 2 NC in men's lacrosse during the 73 and 75 seasons....Urso, Tuck, Radebaugh, and co
The best time to be a Terp football fan was from 1952 to 1956. During those 4 seasons, the Terps won a NC and never lost a game at Byrd Stadium. Not a single home game loss- unbelievable. The worst season in my lifetime was the year I graduated, 1967. We went 0-9. Just to score a Td was a victory that year. But I did get to see a dropped-kicked field goal. In my time, the best, most exciting time was Jerry Claiborne's reign. What better Terp ever terrorized the opposition than Randy White?
This post was edited by 1967Terp 17 months ago
I'm a junior right now. All I've got is a military bowl. WOOOO
Yeah, I was at MD at the same time - as far as I'm concerned, it was a pretty good time for both those sports, since the teams had been extremely rank previously (even though Lefty really didn't win many championships), plus men's lax was very good, and perhaps the greatest player in college history, Frank Urso was doing great things. Track was very strong also - Jim Kehoe was the best!
As for best, I don't know where all the 2000-2004 pundits are. They're usually pretty vocal about it, and they're probably right.
1999-2003 was still pretty awesome though. It didn't prepare me at all for the mediocre years that would follow.
This post was edited by azitnay 17 months ago
eamhokie94: Is your name Nazi in pig Latin?
Dont' know about the worst, but mine was definitely the best. 97-02 baby, never missed a home game.
No fair including a fifth year.
However, with a tiny bit of overlap, I think it's one of the best. I was there 92-95. Got to see Walt's senior year and then Joe Smith et. al.'s 2 years. You got a sense that the program had turned the corner and was going to be successful. Plus the fundraising for Comcast had begun.
Additionally, it was the hey day for the ACC in general. Such great players like Tim Duncan, Charlie Ward, Jerry Stackhouse, Rasheed Wallace, Bryant Stith, Cory Alexander...
Johnny Rhodes and Keith Booth were great Terps to root for. Students began sleeping out for tickets and game attendance increased from about 2/3 full to overpacked.
Of course, football sucked.
I concur with that!!! At least we still were able to watch games at Cole
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