As the 2000-01 and 2001-02 teams return Saturday to reminisce and be honored before Maryland's home game against Iowa, another group of young Terps have started to lay their own roots and made their own history earlier this season. And those young Terps hope to make a bigger mark down the road.
The irony was not lost on the Maryland fans who made the trek out to Michigan State for their first-ever game at the Breslin Center. It wasn't exactly balmy in East Lansing on Saturday morning, but there wasn't even a single flake to be found.
The addition of Duke transfer Rasheed Sulaimon to a Maryland team many have already picked to win the Big Ten Conference next season and be a legitimate contender for a national championship gives the Terps the most talent fans in College Park have probably seen since the 1970s.
In its prime, Maryland-Duke was a series that emanated heat. While Duke fans professed indifference, the rivalry didn't fade away quietly at Maryland, not even after the school announced it would join the financially lucrative Big Ten beginning this July.
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Steve Blake, as a steady and much sought-after point guard, has parlayed his skills into his current four-year, $16 million contract with the Lakers, it is not much different than the role he played during his four seasons at Maryland.