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Maryland’s return to Michigan for Quick Lane Bowl conjures memories of 1985 Cherry Bowl

Maryland’s return to Michigan for Quick Lane Bowl conjures memories of 1985 Cherry Bowl

The announcement earlier this month that Maryland would face Boston College in the Quick Lane Bowl on Dec. 26 at Detroit's Ford Field brought back old — and very cold — memories for many longtime Terps fans.

The last time a Maryland football team played a bowl game in the state of Michigan, the Terps were 8-3 and coming off winning an ACC championship. The financially strapped athletic department was in need of a big payday.

Enter the Cherry Bowl, a second-year game being played at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich., whose organizers were promising a lucrative $1.2...

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