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100 Things Maryland Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
100 Things Maryland Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

100 Things Maryland Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

By Don Markus, Foreword by Gary Williams

SPORTS & RECREATION

288 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, PDF, EPUB

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $17.95)

ISBN 9781629372686

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Nov 2016)

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Overview

100 Things Maryland Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resources guide for true fans of the Terrapins. Whether you're a die-hard booster from the days of Lefty Driesell or a new supporter of Mark Turgeon, these are the 100 things all fans need to know and do in their lifetime. It contains every essential piece of Terrapins knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom.

Author Biography

Don Markus has been around the Maryland basketball team since the 1985-86 season. Writing for the Baltimore Sun, he covered the last season of Lefty Driesell's 17-year career in College Park, the return of alum Gary Williams in 1989, and rebirth of the program with Joe Smith and Keith Booth. He covered the transition from the ACC to the Big Ten, and Melo Trimble returning the Terps to the national stage. He lives in North Potomac, Maryland. Gary Williams coached the Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team from 1989 to 2011, making two Final Four appearances and winning the 2002 national championship. He is a member of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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100 Things Maryland Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

By Don Markus / Foreword by Gary Williams

 

Contact: Sam Ofman, Triumph Books, 312.568.5450, s.ofman@triumphbooks.com

 

“Fear the Turtle” might not mean anything to the unenlightened, but to Maryland fans it means everything. From the most influential coaches and players to the biggest and most important games in Maryland history, even down to the details of the most important shots, the best fans want to know it all.

 

Don Markus, veteran Maryland beat writer who’s been around since the Lefty Driesell days, has created the a must-have trivia and bucket list for Terps fans in 100 Things Maryland Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (Triumph Books, November 2016). Everything a Maryland fan needs to know is in this book, ranked and told firsthand from someone who’s been there for it all. Highlights of the book include:

 

  • A heartfelt foreword by Gary Williams, 2002 national championship winning coach of the Terrapins and namesake of the UMD court
  • Stories on the goals and success of the legendary Maryland coach, Lefty Driesell
  • The origins of Maryland traditions like “Midnight Madness”
  • A list of the Maryland’s biggest wins, from 1958-2004, including comebacks and championships
  • The reactions to and results of Maryland’s move to the Big 10 after 60 years in the ACC

 

Whether you're a die-hard booster from the days of Lefty Driesell or a new supporter of Mark Turgeon, 100 Things Maryland Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die provides you with the every essential piece of Terrapins knowledge and trivia that you need to become the ultimate Terps fan.

 

About the Author:

Don Markus has been around the Maryland basketball team since the 1985-86 season. Writing for the Baltimore Sun, he’s covered it all from Lefty Driesell's last season to the return Gary Williams to the transition from the ACC to the Big Ten. He lives in North Potomac, Maryland.

 

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