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Perhaps the biggest question outsiders may ask University of Maryland Terrapins football players is: What is a Terrapin?!

 

Answer: A Terrapin is a a type of turtle with webbed feet and thinner shells than a tortoise.

 

The Terrapin nickname was coined by an equally funny-named man named Curley Byrd, a former president and football coach at the University of Maryland.  Today the Terrapin mascot is named Testudo and entertains crowds with his on-field antics.  Testudo and all University of Maryland Terrapins fans wear school colors of red and white to cheer on their football team.  Home games are held at Byrd Stadium which was built in 1950 and now holds 51,500.  The team plays in the Atlantic Coast Conference against rivals like the Clemson Tigers and Virginia Cavaliers.

 

The University of Maryland Terrapins football team was founded in the early 1900s and is still a fan favorite today.  To become part of the action and watch Testudo the Terrapin in action, purchase your University of Maryland Terrapins tickets today.  University of Maryland Terrapins tickets go quickly against rivals like the Clemson Tigers, so purchase your University of Maryland Terrapins tickets now!

 

 


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