Maryland @ Duke: The Finale Tonight @ 6pm

Updated: February 15, 2014
The Finale

I am a HUGE Maryland basketball fan. I remember playing ball after school on the playground in elementary school, listening to the ACC tournament on the radio. My friends and I pretended to be Tom Roy, Owen Brown, Brad Davis, Mo Howard and the like. Unfortunately, with the Terrapins move to the Big 10, I feel it will never be the same.

Maryland (14-11, 6-6 ACC) is at Duke (19-5, 8-3 ACC) at 6pm on ESPN. It is the 177th and potentially the final matchup between these two elite basketball rivals. The Terps are looking to beat Duke for the third straight time, which hasn’t happened in ten seasons. This is also the first season that Duke doesn’t visit College Park since the inception of the ACC 60 years ago.

I understand there are financial reasons for making this move. As a life long fan, I don’t understand why. I had the pleasure of “covering” the Terps for WMAL for a dozen seasons, including trips to the ACC tournament and March Madness. All the great rivalry games are ending and it didn’t have to be.

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