College GameDay is coming to College Park next week

Guard Anthony Cowan launches a shot during Maryland men’s basketball’s 76-67 win over Northwestern on Feb. 18, 2020. (Gabby Baniqued/The Diamondback)

For the first time since 2005, ESPN’s College GameDay will be in College Park.

Maryland announced Saturday morning that the popular program would be in town for the much anticipated rematch between Maryland and Michigan State.

Maryland has only hosted the program once, back in 2005, when the Terps played No. 7 Duke. Maryland was able to beat their rivals 99-92 in an overtime thriller, with John Gilchrist leading the way with 19 points.

Maryland has appeared on GameDay two other times, both against Michigan State. 

In 2016, No. 7 Maryland visited No. 11 Michigan State, where they fell 74-65 to the Spartans. 

The other appearance was last week, when Anthony Cowan’s late game heroics helped then-No. 9 Maryland take down Michigan State, 67-60. 

The game has extra stakes as well.

If Maryland can defeat Ohio State and Minnesota, a win would clinch at least a share of the Big Ten. Maryland has not won a conference since the Terps split the ACC crown in 2010.

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