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Duke-Maryland rivalry

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Men's Basketball Series
First meeting February 1925
Latest meeting March 11, 2011
Next meeting TBD
Current streak Duke: 3
Last 10 Duke: 9–1
All-time series Duke: 110–61
Football Series
First meeting 1932
Latest meeting 2010
Next meeting TBD
Current streak Maryland: 1
All-time series Maryland: 31–19

The Duke–Maryland rivalry, also referred to as the Maryland–Duke rivalry, is an intercollegiate sports rivalry between Duke University and the University of Maryland. The basketball series has been called one of the most intense intercollegiate rivalries of modern times. A Harris Interactive poll of Marylanders ranked it the third best in the state behind the Cowboys–Redskins and Ravens–Redskins rivalries.[1]


While Duke University and University of North Carolina are considered to be each others primary rivals, during the early 2000s the Duke - Maryland games were not only far more competitive than the Duke - Carolina games, but had national implications, including a game in 2001 where Duke and Maryland met in the Final Four. Post early-2000s, the primacy of Carolina and Duke on both the Atlantic Coast Conference and the national levels, combined with a decline in the Maryland basketball program, has decreased the national implications of the Duke-Md series.

Year Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Overall Record / ACC Record Post Season
2011 Duke 71 80 87 N/A TBD TBD
Maryland 64 62 71 N/A TBD TBD
2010 Duke 77 72 N/A N/A (35-5)/(13-3) National Champion / ACC Champion
Maryland 56 79 N/A N/A (24-9)/(13-3) NCAA 2nd Round / ACC Quarter Finals

That nature of the rivalry between Duke and Maryland is disputed by each fan base. While the Carolina–Duke rivalry is considered originated from geographic proximity and shared history, Duke fans generally maintain that Maryland is not a rival, citing the importance of the Duke-Carolina rivalry and the series' historical record in Duke's favor.[2] Maryland fans traditionally see the Duke game as the largest game of the year, and have often rioted in College Park post victory/loss.[3] Michael Wilbon, a sports journalist who writes for the Washington Post and ESPN, refers to the Duke-Md rivalry as, "One of the best rivalries in one of the best basketball leagues in the country."[4][5][6][7][8][9]

Notes and references[]

  1. Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary: Maryland, Sports Illustrated, 2003.
  2. Anya Sostek, Duke-Maryland `rivalry' means much more to Terps fans, The Chronicle, January 11, 2000.
  3. Testudo Times [1]
  4. Michael Wilbon, Maryland-Duke rivalry continues to be one of the best in college basketball, The Washington Post, March 4, 2010.
  5. Craig Saperstein, Upon further review: Duke-Maryland: The best rivalry...for now, The Chronicle, 16 January 2002.
  6. Paul Doran, "Duke, Maryland resume rivalry", University Wire, 17 January 2002.
  7. "Duke-Maryland 'rivalry' means much more to Terps fans", University Wire, 12 January 2000.
  8. Tom Sorenson, "Naked truth: This rivalry still has sizzle", The Charlotte Observer, 6 February 2003.
  9. Jay Bilas, "Duke-Maryland needs respect", ESPN Insider, 11 February 2005.