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Thought colleges had finished frantically switching conferences and everyone was finally content where they were, confident that when the BCS shot its grand money cannon in their general direction, they’d scoop up their share of the scattered proceeds, rather than be killed instantly by the blow? Nonsense! The latest dominoes to fall: Maryland and Rutgers are heading to the Big Ten. What should you know about it? We break the big move down, after the jump.
Remember how last month, everyone was abuzz over what Maryland’s new football field would look like because the team wears crazy uniforms and everyone wondered if they might do something equally as crazy for their spankin’-new playing surface? Well, they didn’t – but then another school did it for them.
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If you are running with the ball, take note – anything and everything on your body can and will be used to try and bring you down. Over the weekend, Notre Dame running back Cierre Wood got a reminder.
Former Terrapin head football coach Ralph Friedgen says it isn’t painful watching his former players being led by new coach Randy Edsall, but he burned his Maryland diploma.
After beating Miami 32-24 and making national headlines for what they wore, Maryland had last week off. The bye was good on a couple fronts: it allowed Maryland some time to come back to earth after a big win the spotlight, and it allowed us all some time to recover from those uniforms. Remember, though: those weren’t the only crazy uniforms in Maryland’s arsenal.
You probably haven’t heard this, but Maryland’s football team wore uniforms – and helmets – last night that probably got a few people talking. And while most of that talk was something along the lines of “oh my god those are hideous my eyes are burning,” the amount of buzz generated has already ensured the uniforms were a massive success. And say whatever you want about them – you have to admit they were original, right? Not so fast.
Several college football teams use weird-looking (by design, of course, so no one else can figure out what they mean) signal-calling cards from the sideline. Here’s one of Oregon’s, for instance. Well, last night, interestingly-dressed Maryland used some of their own against Miami, and our Tim Burke noted the presence of an especially interesting character on one of their cards: iconic morning talk show host Regis Philbin.
Well, today, the morning after that image of Regis was seen on TV, Regis gave the last date you’ll see him as host of his current show. Coincidence? WE THINK NOT.
In case you wanted to get more intimate with Maryland’s schizophrenic uniforms (which may have broken the record for aesthetic disdain on Twitter last night), here’s a nice little promo video from Under Armour; it will make you want to run through a wall while wearing socks that don’t match.
When Maryland unveiled their many, many, many new football uniforms last month, they were the talk of the sport. Not always in a good way, mind you, but like we said at the time, these were bold choices. There were 16 different possible uniform combinations. Two different helmets. The Terps showed off so many uniforms that day, in fact, that the only ones they didn’t show were…the ones they’re wearing tonight against Miami in their season opener.