The Maryland-Georgetown Rivalry: Hoya-Terp Day???

While we anxiously await the re-boot of the men’s basketball rivalry this November 17th, it’s important to note that Maryland and Georgetown have played each other in other sports in recent years, including men’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, and field hockey.  But did you know that Maryland students used to celebrate a specific “Hoya-Terp Day?”

Maryland and Georgetown’s earliest rivalry was in football, beginning with a 6-4 Maryland Agricultural College victory in 1894.  The rivalry’s most active period was from 1934-1941, when the two schools met every year, spawning the now long-forgotten Hoya-Terp Day.

The rivalry in football ended for good after a meeting in 1950, which resulted in a 25-14 victory for the Terrapins.  From there the two schools’ programs went in vastly different directions: Maryland won its only national championship in 1953, while Georgetown cancelled football altogether in 1951, a decision that would stand until 1970.

The 1950 Maryland-Georgetown game summary, from the 1951 Terrapin yearbook.
The 1950 Maryland-Georgetown game summary, from the 1951 Terrapin yearbook.
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