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Suit Up for College Colors Day Tomorrow

See How Terps Wore Their Pride in Decades Past. We Dare You Not to Smile

By Maryland Today Staff

UMD football fans

Photo by Maryland Athletics

Terps sport their UMD gear during a 2014 football game. Fans across the country will wear their school colors tomorrow for College Colors Day.

Tomorrow, you should be seeing red. And black and gold and white, too.

That’s when it’s College Colors Day, a call to fans across the country to show their spirit by wearing school colors, then sharing their pride on social media using the hashtag #CollegeColorsDay.

Held each year to coincide with the start of football season, College Colors Day 2019 highlights the 150th anniversary of college football, showcasing traditions and images from institutions nationwide. As part of the celebration, organizer CLC, a collegiate licensing company, put together a list of 150 examples to cheer about.

With its distinctive color palette based on our unique state flag, it’s no surprise that Maryland was featured twice: for its uniforms featuring design elements of the flag and the unfurling of the biggest state flag in the student section of every home game at Maryland Stadium.

But wearing Terp gear is a longtime tradition, too. We put together a pile of photos showing students in their best Maryland fashions from every decade back to the 1960s.

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