Maryland Coach Mark Turgeon and four of his players expertly recreated a 1973 photo of former Maryland Coach Lefty Driesell and four of his seniors to mark Georgetown’s first game against Maryland in College Park in 42 years.
I knew I had seen the original photo before, and after some digging, I found it on page 20 of the Maryland-Georgetown game program from Dec. 11, 1973. (Bless my late grandfather for saving everything and my wife for indulging me as I carry on that tradition.)
Here are a few highlights from the program, which was available to fans who attended Maryland’s 115-83 victory at Cole Field House.
The cover features senior co-captains Len Elmore and Tom McMillen admiring the Terps’ 1973-74 schedule, including a game at George Washington. Those were the days.
The 1973-74 Terps went 23-5 and were ranked fourth in the final poll, but didn’t make the 32-team NCAA tournament after losing to N.C. State in the ACC tournament championship game.
John Thompson Jr. was in his second season at Georgetown the last time the Terps and Hoyas played in College Park.
The program featured a foldout poster of sophomore John Lucas.
Sonny Jurgensen and Jack Pardee pitched in at Maryland Coach Jerry Claiborne’s football camp.
Former Maryland lacrosse star Roger Goss loved the new taste of National Boh.