Maryland to wear ‘star-spangled’ unis to honor 200-year anniversary


Maryland will play host to West Virginia on Saturday, Sept. 13, which is the 200th anniversary of the defense of Fort McHenry in the Battle of Baltimore.

The Terps will commemorate the occasion with uniforms that pay homage to the lasting memory of that battle — Francis Scott Key’s poem about Fort McHenry’s flag, which inspired the national anthem.

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Introducing our “Star Spangled” uniforms that we’ll wear against West Virginia on Saturday:

— Maryland Football (@MarylandPride) September 9, 2014

The helmets feature an outline of Fort McHenry and the U.S. flag that inspired our national anthem.

— Maryland Athletics (@umterps) September 9, 2014

The jersey sleeves, helmet & footware highlight the poem “Defence of Fort McHenry”

— Maryland Athletics (@umterps) September 9, 2014

Team captains will don red belts as American military captains did during the battle.

— Maryland Athletics (@umterps) September 9, 2014

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