Maryland Pride Uniforms on the Auction Block
Sept. 8, 2011
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Due to overwhelming demand, Maryland Athletics has made 10 helmets and 10 jerseys from the Maryland Pride collection, worn by the football team on Labor Day vs. Miami, available for auction.
The process opened the morning of Friday, Sept. 9. Bidding started at $500 for the helmets and $200 for the jerseys. Proceeds will benefit Maryland Athletics.
Bidding on the 20 items will end at 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19. The auction page is located here.
The team wore its 'Maryland Pride' uniforms, which are inspired by characteristics specific to the Maryland state flag and the University of Maryland, for the Miami game.
The jersey numbers, cleats, and gloves all feature a custom Maryland flag print. From head-to-toe, the right and left sides of the uniform coordinate with the two patterns found on the state's flag including a custom helmet.
The 'Pride' uniform, designed by Under Armour, pays homage to the special Terrapin football heritage and to those who have taken the field as a Terp since the beginning of the football program.
The uniform also features the best technology:
The Terps (1-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who downed Miami, 32-24, on Labor Day before a sold-out crowd at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium, face interstate rival West Virginia at noon on Saturday, Sept. 17. Tickets are available through the Maryland Athletics ticket office (1-800-462-TERP) or by clicking here.
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