Anyone who is a Terrapin basketball fanatic understands the importance of the Georgia Dome. For those who don’t know, that is the venue where Terps basketball won their first and only national championship in 2001-02. Maryland took down current Big Ten rival Indiana, 64-52. Later on that season, Maryland football took down Tennessee, 30-3 in the Peach Bowl. Two iconic events in Maryland sports history, both occurring in one sacred arena.
Of course, it is 2017. Maryland hoops won in 2002. It was a long time ago and if you’re my age, you were a toddler back in that time. With that being said, true fans know all about that championship season.
It’s always good to take a look back on some good sports memories, even if you didn’t get a chance to see them live. With the resurgence of Terrapin hoops since joining the BIG in 2014-15 and the recruiting classes Mark Turgeon is putting together for the next couple seasons, Maryland has the ability to make it back to the Final Four. Soon. It’s doubtful that Maryland will ever see another team that plays like that Juan Dixon and Gary Williams led team, but we are all hopeful to see another championship in College Park.
The Georgia Dome is officially retired, just like every player on that Terrapin roster, but like those players, it will always be a piece of Maryland history.