Maryland unveils sleek football microsite for first season in Big Ten


Big Ten mascots, including Testudo, at the Fairgrounds adjacent to Nationals Park. (Scott Allen/TWP)

It’s been a busy week for the University of Maryland, which said goodbye to the ACC with a block party outside of Nationals Park on Monday and officially marked its entrance into the Big Ten with an on-campus celebration — and Big Ten-themed ice cream – the following afternoon.

With the Terps’ first football game as a member of the Big Ten less than two months away, the school also unveiled a sleek 2014 season microsite.

In addition to ticket and schedule information, the site includes a BuzzFeed-style ‘Which Terp Are You?’ quiz. You answer five multiple-choice questions — from your favorite Route 1 restaurant, to your favorite Maryland uniform combination, to your favorite Jolly Rancher flavor — and the algorithm returns the name and photo of a football player on the current roster. (I got running back Brandon Ross; Dan, who likes grape Jolly Ranchers, got linebacker Matt Robinson.)

Photos from the school’s popular #ThinkB1G sunglasses campaign — which included current and former Maryland coaches and players, alumni, local celebrities and fans — are featured on the site.  Here’s a sampling from Twitter, beginning with Maryland coaching legend Lefty Driesell rocking the special shades in front of Old Glory. Happy 4th.

Scott Allen writes about all things D.C. sports. Follow him on Twitter @ScottSAllen or e-mail him if you’ve got a tip to share.
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