Last year the Maryland Terrapins football team busted out its new “Red Pride” uniforms against West Virginia. This year the Terps are inviting the whole country–not just people familiar with College Park–to root for them on Saturday against West Virginia. The Terps are going all Frances Scott Key on the Mountaineers and unveiling new “Star-Spangled Banner” uniforms. Key wrote the poem “Defence of Fort McHenry”, the words of which became the Star-Spangled Banner–otherwise known as the National Anthem–2o0 years ago.
It’s no surprise that Maryland is quite the innovator when it comes to sartorial sports statements. Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Planck played football for the University of Maryland before founding the fastest rising sportswear company in the nation. In fact Under Armour sold some of its first shirts to Maryland football players–and the company remains headquartered in Baltimore. West Virginia leads Maryland over the life of the rivalry 26-22.
— Maryland Football (@MarylandPride) September 9, 2014