New exhibit celebrates 125 years of Maryland football

Calling all Terps fans! A new exhibit in Hornbake Library’s Maryland Room features a selection of photos, programs, pennants, uniforms, and more from the University Archives’ collections commemorating the football team’s 125th year.

From the team’s humble beginning in 1892 to today, our Maryland Terrapins have created many memorable moments including 11 conference championships, 27 bowl game appearances, and a National Championship title.


The University of Maryland’s first football team, 1892

Did you know the Queen of England was an honored guest at a Maryland football game in 1957? Or that the Terps’ first bowl game ended in a tie? Can you recall Maryland’s record vs. Ivy League schools or name the player who broke the color barrier in ACC football? Do you know about Maryland’s unique connection to Under Armour?

Visit us to see the original artifacts, photos, and documents that tell the story of Maryland football.

In addition to this exhibit, the University Archives is excited to collaborate with the Athletic Department to help promote their #Terps125 campaign. Be sure to visit to learn more about the history of the football team and participate in social media challenges.

The football exhibit will remain on view in Hornbake Library until Monday, September 11th, although a forthcoming online component will be available throughout the rest of the 2017 football season. Please check the Maryland Room hours before planning your visit!

Contact Athletics Archivist Amanda Hawk ( with any questions.

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