Maryland Gridiron Network Gets on Board for Terrapins' Travel Arrangements

Jarrett CarterAnalyst IAugust 20, 2009

TAMPA, FL - MARCH 8: Bambale Osby #50 of the Maryland Terrapins guards on the court against the Miami Hurricanes in the opening round of the ACC Men's Basketball Tournament at the St. Pete Times Forum on March 8, 2007 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Well, I took the Maryland fans to task for allowing the football and basketball teams to fall back on travel arrangements, and they responded. Likely not to me, but in general.

Maryland football supporters have raised about $46,000 so the Terps can fly round trip to games at Wake Forest and North Carolina State instead of taking the bus one way.

“It’s nice knowing there is the possibility of making a difference,” said Larry Grabenstein, chairman of the Maryland Gridiron Network, a booster group that raises money for special football projects. “Many universities are experiencing these types of fiscal pressures for the first time in a while, and it’s because of the nature of the recession.”

Shout out to the Maryland Gridiron Network for coming through in the clutch. Now, if they could only work to keep All-Americans in state to play for the Terps, they would be one step closer to being like other power conferences who make money with bowl games, tournament appearances, big-time sponsorships, etc.

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