Wednesday, September 08, 2010


At long last, the ACC today released its schedule for the 2011 season, allowing the Terps to post their complete schedule for 2010-11 on Maryland's web site, here.

Maryland's Fab Five Frosh will get a bracing introduction to ACC play as the Terps open the conference portion of their schedule on the road at Duke on January 6, 2011.

The Terps' first ACC home game will be on January 13, against Boston College. In all, five of Maryland's conference games will be televised.

The ACC Tournament will take place from March 3-6 in Greensboro. (Road trip!)

It all seems a very long time from now, doesn't it? Too long.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Environmentally Responsible

We were really hoping that we'd still be blogging about the Mystics moving on to the Eastern Conference Finals. Sigh.

Like Mystics fans throughout the DMV and beyond (even Durham), we're still trying to come to grips with the Mystics' all-too-soon departure from the WNBA Playoffs. Double Sigh.

But we can't change the past, so we decided it's time to turn the page and look ahead . . . and that means Maryland! (Sue, it's been nice having you as a reader, but maybe you should now delete us from your "Favorites" until . . . hmmm, next May.)

Speaking of Maryland, we're happy to report that the Terps released their out-of-conference ("OOC") schedule this week. (The ACC schedule is still in lock-down somewhere in the Carolinas.) And, for the second straight year, Maryland has put together a schedule that favors local fans . . . and minimizes greenhouse gas emissions. Just another thing we love about the Terps, their environmental responsiblilty. The Terps have quite a few games that don't require either team to burn much fuel (before taking the court): an exhibition vs. Gallaudet, and home games against UDC, Towson, American, and UMBC.

Yes, the OOC has plenty of games of local interest. But the one that excites the BCs the most is an early season (November 16th) match-up at McDonough Arena against the Top-20 ranked Georgetown Hoyas. This will be the first time since the 1985-86 season that the Terps have played at Georgetown. No doubt the Hoyas will be the favorite, but if the Terps' fans can pack McDonough and Rock-the-Red . . . we're thinking early season upset!

Another game we've already circled on our schedule includes a visit from another Big East NCAA Tournament team, St. John's. The Red Storm will be welcomed to College Park as one of the participants in the year-end (December 28th & 29th) Terrapin Classic.

Of course, the Terps do have one long-ish road trip . . . but it's not their fault. Maryland faces the Purdue Boilermakers in West Lafayette, Indiana on December 2nd in the 4th Annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge. (We've heard the Terps are considering carpooling to the midwest in Priuses . . . but we haven't confirmed that yet.)

In any event, with a longer interstice than we planned for, at least Maryland's partial-schedule release has given us something to look forward to.

And what better time to renew your membership in the Rebounders, or join if you haven't yet been a part of this wonderful group of Maryland women's b-ball supporters! You can do either on line, right here.

Go Terps! (The season can't get here soon enough!)