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The Upstate Life

Wednesday, August 25, 2004
We Must Protect This House

Holy crap on a crutch, I can't believe this has happened! According to, Maryland Football has sold out three of its regular season games already, including the NC-State homecoming match up.

Single-game tickets are no longer available for three home games on the University of Maryland football schedule, athletics department officials announced today.

Single-game allocations have been sold out for Terrapins' games against Georgia Tech (Oct. 9), NC State (Oct. 16) and Florida State (Oct. 30).

Even up to last year, I can't recall this ever happening during my tenure at College Park. Back in the not-so-heyday of '99 during my freshman year, the football team was struggling with a half-filled stadium and losing record. Of course, that didn't stop the tailgating, but there was nothing to boast about back then. Along comes the Fridge in 2001 and turns the program entirely around into a national powerhouse. Even as a member of the Terrapin Club (gotta get those basketball season tix ya know, even though I'm like #9000 on the waitlist), my homecoming plans are in a bit of jeopardy regarding this piece of news.

"There is considerable excitement about this season, and the record levels of ticket sales reflect that momentum," said Michael Lipitz, senior associate athletics director. "Our fans have responded well to our new on-line ticket system, and the use of that service has exceeded our expectations so far."

The only way to catch these sold out games live is by purchasing season tickets, a record 30,000 of which that have been sold to date. TUL is personally geared up for the 2003 Kickoff Classic rematch between the Terps and Northern Illinois which is coming up in a mere nine days. Tickets are still available for the home opener, just use your own discretion when Special K yells at you to get your keys out. You know what I'm talking about.

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