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With 500 consecutive football games, Maryland fan goes deep with his pledge of allegiance

With 500 consecutive football games, Maryland fan goes deep with his pledge of allegiance

Bob Baker has been through nearly as many cars as head coaches. That’s what happens when you’ve been to the number of Maryland football games Baker has attended over the past 43 years.

When Baker and his wife Carol show up Saturday for kickoff at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, it will mark his 500th straight game (and her 384th) rooting for the Terps.

The streak began during the memorable 1976 season when Maryland won its first 11 games before losing to Houston in the Cotton Bowl. It was followed by winning seasons eight of the next nine years.

Yet with the exception of Ralph Friedgen’s first three seasons, when the team won 31 games, there hasn’t been a whole lot to...

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