Sports in Maryland

Maryland has a number of major and minor professional sports franchises. Two National Football League teams play in Maryland, the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore and the Washington Redskins in Prince George's County. The Baltimore Orioles compete as Major League Baseball franchise in Baltimore.

Other professional sports franchises in the state include five affiliated minor league baseball teams, one independent league baseball team, the Baltimore Blast indoor soccer team, two indoor football teams, two low-level Basketball teams, three low-level outdoor soccer teams and the Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse.

The Congressional Country Club and Aronimink Golf Club have hosted several professional golf tournaments, including the U.S. Open, PGA Championship, U.S. Senior Open, Senior PGA Championship, Kemper Open and Quicken Loans National.

Maryland has had famous athletes including baseball's Cal Ripken Jr. and Babe Ruth, and Olympic swimming medalists Michael Phelps and Katie Hoff.

Since 1962, the official state sport of Maryland is jousting. Lacrosse was named the official team sport in 2004,[1] and Sports Illustrated wrote the sport "has always been the showcase for the flower of Maryland manhood."[2] In 2008, intending to promote physical fitness for all ages, Maryland declared walking the official state exercise and became the first state with an official state exercise.[3]

Major professional teams

Team name League 1st MD season Stadium/Field
Baltimore Orioles Major League Baseball 1954 Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Baltimore Ravens National Football League 1996 M&T Bank Stadium
Washington Redskins National Football League 1997 (played in D.C. 1937–1997) FedExField

Maryland has major professional sports teams in the city of Baltimore and in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.. Two major league teams play in Baltimore — the NFL's Baltimore Ravens and MLB's Baltimore Orioles. Additionally, the NFL's Baltimore Colts played in Baltimore from 1953 to 1983 before moving to Indianapolis.

The Washington Redskins play in Landover, Maryland. The NHL's Washington Capitals and the NBA's Washington Wizards used to play in Maryland before moving in 1997 to a newly constructed arena in downtown D.C.

Other current professional and semi-pro teams

Baseball

Team name League 1st MD
season
Stadium/Field
Aberdeen IronBirds Class ANew York–Penn League 2002 Ripken Stadium
Bowie Baysox Double-AEastern League 1993 Prince George's Stadium
Delmarva Shorebirds Class A-LowSouth Atlantic League 1997 Arthur W. Perdue Stadium
Frederick Keys Class A-AdvancedCarolina League 1989 Harry Grove Stadium
Hagerstown Suns Class A-LowSouth Atlantic League 1981 Municipal Stadium
Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Independent- Atlantic League 2008 Regency Furniture Stadium

Basketball

Team name League 1st MD
season
Stadium/Field
Baltimore Hawks American Basketball Association 2015 Saint Frances Academy
Baltimore Shuckers Central Basketball Association 2011 Anne Arundel Community College
DMV Warriors American Basketball Association 2014 Woodlawn High School
Maryland Bulldogz American Basketball Association 2016 Poolesville High School
PG Valor American Basketball Association 2016

Football

Team name League 1st MD
season
Stadium/Field
Baltimore Brigade Arena Football League 2017 Royal Farms Arena
Baltimore Burn United States Women's Football League 2001 Utz Towardowizc field
Baltimore Nighthawks Independent Women's Football League 2008 Hughes Stadium
Maryland Eagles Mid-Atlantic Indoor Football League 2012 Wheaton Sports Pavilion

Hockey

Team name League 1st MD
season
Stadium/Field
Maryland Black Bears North American Hockey League 2018-19 Piney Orchard Ice Arena

Lacrosse

Team name League 1st MD
season
Stadium/Field
Baltimore Brave Women's Professional Lacrosse League 2018
Baltimore Ride United Women's Lacrosse League 2016
Chesapeake Bayhawks Major League Lacrosse 2001 Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

Soccer

Team name League 1st MD
season
Stadium/Field
Baltimore Blast Major Arena Soccer League 1992 SECU Arena
Baltimore Kings Independent 2016 Concordia Prep
FC Baltimore Christos National Premier Soccer League 2018 CCBC Essex Stadium
FC Frederick National Premier Soccer League 2015 Thomas Athletic Field, Hood College
Super Green FC Eagles United Premier Soccer League 2017 Paint Branch High School
Washington Spirit National Women's Soccer League 2012 Maryland SoccerPlex

Former professional and semi-pro teams

Baseball

The following table details baseball teams which were located in Maryland. For minor league teams that changed affiliations, each affiliation is listed as a separate team.

Team name Years present League Current Status
Aberdeen Arsenal 2000 Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Defunct
Baltimore Black Sox 1916–1933 Eastern Colored League
American Negro League
Negro National League
East-West League
Defunct
Baltimore Canaries 1872–1874 National Association Defunct
Baltimore Elite Giants 1938–1950 Negro National League
Negro American League
Defunct
Baltimore Lord Baltimores 1887 National Colored Base Ball League Defunct
Baltimore Marylands 1873 National Association Defunct
Baltimore Monumentals 1884 Union Association Defunct
Baltimore Orioles 1882–1899 American Association (Baseball)

National League

Defunct
Baltimore Orioles 1901–1902 American League (Baseball) New York Yankees
Baltimore Orioles 1903–1914 Eastern League Syracuse Chiefs
Baltimore Orioles 1916–1953 International League Defunct
Baltimore Terrapins 1914–1915 Federal League Defunct
Bowie Nationals[4] 1998 Maryland Fall Baseball Defunct
Cambridge Canners 1922–1928
1940–1941
Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Cambridge Cardinals 1937–1939 Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Cambridge Dodgers 1946–1949 Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Centreville Colts 1937–1939 Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Centreville Orioles 1946 Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Centreville Red Sox 1940–1941 Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Crisfield Crabbers 1922–1928
1937
Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Cumberland Colts 1916–1918 Potomac League
Blue Ridge League
Defunct
Cumberland Colts 1925–1932
1941–1942
Middle Atlantic League Defunct
Cumberland Rooters 1906–1907 Pennsylvania–Ohio–Maryland League
Western Pennsylvania League
Defunct
Delmarva Rockfish[4] 1998 Maryland Fall Baseball Defunct
Easton Browns 1937 Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Easton Cubs 1938 Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Easton Farmers 1924–1928 Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Easton Yankees 1939–1941
1946–1949
Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Federalsburg A's 1937–1941
1946–1948
Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Federalsburg Feds 1949 Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Frederick Champs 1916 Blue Ridge League Defunct
Frederick Hustlers 1915
1917
1920–1928
Blue Ridge League Defunct
Frederick Regiment[4] 1998 Maryland Fall Baseball Defunct
Frederick Warriors 1929–1930 Blue Ridge League Defunct
Frostburg Demons 1916 Potomac League Defunct
Hagerstown Blues 1915 Blue Ridge League Defunct
Hagerstown Braves 1950–1953 Interstate League
Piedmont League
Defunct
Hagerstown Champs 1920–1921 Blue Ridge League Defunct
Hagerstown Hubs 1924–1931 Blue Ridge League
Middle Atlantic League
Defunct
Hagerstown Lions 1896 Cumberland Valley League Defunct
Hagerstown Owls 1941–1949 Interstate League Defunct
Hagerstown Packets 1954–1955 Piedmont League Defunct
Hagerstown Terriers 1916–1918
1922–1923
Blue Ridge League Defunct
Laurel Blue Hens 1922–1923 Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Lonaconing Drybugs 1916 Potomac League Defunct
Piedmont-Westernport Drybugs 1918 Blue Ridge League Defunct
Pocomoke City Red Sox 1937–1940 Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Pocomoke City Salamanders 1922–1923 Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Salisbury A's 1951 Interstate League Defunct
Salisbury Astros 1965–1966 South Atlantic League Defunct
Salisbury Bees 1937–1938 South Atlantic League Defunct
Salisbury Braves 1960–1962 South Atlantic League Defunct
Salisbury Cardinals 1940–1941
1946–1949
Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Salisbury Dodgers 1963–1964 South Atlantic League Defunct
Salisbury Giants 1939–1942 South Atlantic League Defunct
Salisbury Indians 1922–1928
1937–1938
Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Salisbury Pirates 1945–1952 South Atlantic League Defunct
Salisbury Reds 1952 Interstate League Defunct
Salisbury Rocots 1953 South Atlantic League Defunct
Salisbury Senators 1939 Eastern Shore Baseball League Defunct
Salisbury Senators 1968 South Atlantic League Defunct

Basketball

Team name Years present League Current status
Baltimore Bayrunners 1999 International Basketball League Defunct
Baltimore Blaze 2000–2001 National Rookie League Defunct
Baltimore Bullets 1944–1954 National Basketball Association
Basketball Association of America
American Basketball League
Defunct
Baltimore Bullets 1958–1961 Eastern Professional Basketball League Defunct
Baltimore Bullets 1963–1973 National Basketball Association Washington Wizards
Baltimore Claws 1975–1976 American Basketball Association Defunct
Baltimore Clippers 1939–1941 American Basketball League Defunct
Beltway Bombers 2016 American Professional Basketball League Defunct
Baltimore Lightning 1985–1986 Continental Basketball Association Defunct
Baltimore Metros 1978–1979 Continental Basketball Association Defunct
Baltimore Orioles 1926–1927 American Basketball League Defunct
Baltimore Pearls/Bay Lions 2005–2006 American Basketball Association Defunct
Cumberland Dukes 1947–1948 All-American Professional Basketball League Defunct
Maryland Bayriders 2007–2008 National Professional Basketball League Defunct
Maryland GreenHawks 2004–2011 Premier Basketball League Defunct
Maryland Mustangs 2001 United States Basketball League Defunct
Metropolitan All-Stars 2009 - 2015 American Professional Basketball League Defunct
Rockville Victors 2012 American Professional Basketball League Defunct
Tri-City Suns 2009–2010 American Professional Basketball League Defunct
Washington Madness 2008–2012 Eastern Basketball Alliance Relocated to DC
Columbia All-Stars 2014 Eastern Basketball Alliance
DMV Kings 2014 Eastern Basketball Alliance
Maryland Bayraiders 2007 Eastern Basketball Alliance
Western Maryland Elite Eastern Basketball Alliance

Football

Team name Years League Current status
Baltimore Blackbirds 2007 American Indoor Football Association Defunct
Baltimore Blue Birds 1937 Dixie League Defunct
Baltimore Broncos 1963 Atlantic Coast Football League Defunct
Baltimore Colts 1947–1950 All-America Football Conference (1947–49)
National Football League (1950)
Defunct
Baltimore Colts 1953–1984 National Football League Indianapolis Colts
Baltimore Mariners 2008–2010
2014
American Indoor Football Defunct
Baltimore Orioles 1936 Dixie League Defunct
Baltimore Stallions 1994–1995 Canadian Football League Montreal Alouettes
Baltimore Stars 1985 United States Football League Defunct
Central Maryland Seahawks 2013 - 2015 Women's Football Alliance Defunct
Chesapeake Tide 2007–2008 Continental Indoor Football League Defunct
D.C. Divas 2000 Women's Football Alliance Relocated to Springfield, Virginia
Frederick Falcons 1971 Seaboard Football League Defunct
Hagerstown Bears 1971–1973 Seaboard Football League Defunct
Maryland Maniacs 2009 Indoor Football League Defunct
Maryland Reapers 2012 American Indoor Football Defunct
Washington-Baltimore Ambassadors 1974 World Football League Defunct
Washington/Maryland Commandos 1987,1989 Arena Football League Defunct
Westminster Chargers 1971 Seaboard Football League Defunct

Hockey

Team name Years present League Current status
Baltimore Bandits 1995–1997 American Hockey League Rockford IceHogs
Baltimore Blades 1975–1976 World Hockey Association Defunct
Baltimore Clippers 1945–1946
1949–1950
Eastern Amateur Hockey League Defunct
Baltimore Clippers 1954–1956 Eastern Hockey League Defunct
Baltimore Clippers 1962–1977 American Hockey League
Eastern Hockey League
Southern Hockey League
Defunct
Baltimore Orioles 1933–1942
1944–45
Eastern Hockey League Defunct
Baltimore Skipjacks 1982–1993 American Hockey League Springfield Thunderbirds
Chesapeake Icebreakers 1997–1999 ECHL Defunct
Washington Capitals 1974–1997 NHL Moved to MCI Center, now Capital One Arena
Baltimore Hockey Club (Baltimore HC) 1896-1898 BHL Defunct

Inline Hockey

Team name Years present League Current status
Maryland Knights 2007 American Inline Hockey League Defunct
Washington Power 2008 Major League Roller Hockey Defunct

Lacrosse

Team name Years present League Current status
Baltimore Bombers 2013 North American Lacrosse League Defunct
Baltimore Tribe 1988 American Lacrosse League Defunct
Baltimore Thunder 1987–1999 Major Indoor Lacrosse League Colorado Mammoth
Maryland Arrows 1974–1975 National Lacrosse League Defunct
Washington Wave 1987–1989 Major Indoor Lacrosse League Defunct

Soccer

Team name Years present League Current status
ACF Torino USA 2014–2015 Women's Premier Soccer League Defunct
ASA Charge 2010 - 2017 National Premier Soccer League Defunct
ASA Chesapeake Charge 2010 - 2015 Women's Premier Soccer League Defunct
Baltimore Americans 1934–1949 American Soccer League Defunct
Baltimore Bays 1967–1969 National Professional Soccer League (1967)
North American Soccer League (1968–1969)
Defunct
Baltimore Bays 1972–1973 American Soccer League Defunct
Baltimore Bays 1993–1998 USL Second Division Defunct
Baltimore Blast 1980–1992 Major Indoor Soccer League Defunct
Baltimore Bohemians 2012 - 2016 Premier Development League on hiatus
Baltimore Comets 1974–1975 North American Soccer League Defunct
Baltimore St. Gerards/Baltimore Flyers 1966–1968 American Soccer League Defunct
Baltimore Orioles F.C. 1893–1895 American League of Professional Football Defunct
Baltimore Rockets/Baltimore Pompei 1953–1961 American Soccer League Defunct
Baltimore S.C. 1943–1948 American Soccer League Defunct
Charm City FC 2008–2009 National Premier Soccer League Defunct
Chesapeake Dragons 2001–2004 Premier Development League Defunct
Crystal Palace Baltimore 2007–2010 USL Second Division
USSF Division 2 Professional League
On Hiatus
D.C. United Women 2011–2012 W-League Became Washington Spirit
Eastern Shore Sharks 1998–1999 USL Second Division Defunct
IFK Maryland 2016 American Soccer League Defunct
Maryland Bays 1988–1991 American Soccer League
American Professional Soccer League
Defunct
Maryland Mania 1999 A-League Defunct
Maryland Pride 1995–2007,2009–2010 Women's Premier Soccer League Defunct
Maryland Tigers 2007–2008 Premier Arena Soccer League Defunct
Real Maryland F.C. 2007-2013 USL Second Division Defunct
Washington Freedom 2001–2011 Women's Professional Soccer Defunct
Washington Warthogs 1994–1997 Continental Indoor Soccer League Defunct

Other sports

Team name Years present League Current status
D.C. Forward 2004 Pro Cricket Defunct
Baltimore Monuments 1977 Professional softball leagues Defunct
DC Breeze 2013–2014 American Ultimate Disc League Move to Washington DC
Baltimore Banners 1974 World TeamTennis Defunct
Baltimore Blues 2012-2014 USA Rugby League Defunct

Collegiate sports

NCAA Division I

Coppin State University

The Coppin State University sports teams participate in NCAA Division I as a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Its teams are called the Eagles.

Sport Gender Venue
Baseball Men's Joe Cannon Stadium
Basketball Men's & Women's Physical Education Complex
Bowling Women's
Cross Country Men's & Women's
Softball Women's Coppin State University Softball Complex
Tennis Men's & Women's Coppin State Tennis Courts
Track & Field Men's & Women's
Volleyball Women's Physical Education Complex

Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins Blue Jays men's lacrosse team, founded in 1883, is the school's most prominent sports team, which has won 44 national titles. The Blue Jays play at Homewood Field (pictured right). Lacrosse is the only sport in which Hopkins participates as an NCAA Division I member; both the men's and women's lacrosse teams compete at that level in the Big Ten Conference. All other Hopkins sports compete in NCAA Division III, in which athletic scholarships are not allowed. Hopkins is one of a small number of Division III schools authorized by the NCAA to continue awarding scholarships in their Division I sports.

Sport Gender Venue
Lacrosse Men's & Women's Homewood Field

Loyola University Maryland

Loyola fields 17 varsity teams and 22 club teams. The varsity teams participate in the NCAA's Division I. All of Loyola's varsity teams compete in the Patriot League. The colleges teams are called the Greyhounds and compete in the following sports:

Sport Gender Venue
Basketball Men's & Women's Reitz Arena
Cross Country Men's & Women's
Golf Men's
Lacrosse Men's & Women's Ridley Athletic Complex
Rowing Men's & Women's
Soccer Men's & Women's Ridley Athletic Complex
Swimming & Diving Men's & Women's Mangione Pool at the Fitness & Aquatics Center
Tennis Men's & Women's McClure Tennis Center at Ridley Athletic Complex
Track & Field Women's Loyola/Johns Hopkins Track & Field Facility
Volleyball Women's Reitz Arena

Morgan State University

The Morgan State University athletic teams are members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Their teams are called the Bears and compete in the following sports:

  • Basketball – Men's & Women's
  • Bowling – Women's
  • Cheer – Women's
  • Cross Country – Men's & Women's
  • Football – Men's
  • Softball – Women's
  • Tennis – Men's & Women's
  • Track & Field – Women's
  • Volleyball – Women's

Mount St. Mary's University

Mount St. Mary's University was one of the founding members of the Northeast Conference. The school's sports teams are called the Mountaineers and compete in the following sports:

  • Baseball – Men's
  • Basketball – Men's & Women's
  • Cross Country – Men's & Women's
  • Lacrosse – Men's
  • Softball – Women's
  • Soccer – Women's; men's returning in 2018
  • Swimming – Women's
  • Tennis – Men's & Women's
  • Track & Field (Indoor and Outdoor) – Men's & Women's

Towson University

The athletics teams of Towson University participate in the NCAA's Division I and are members of the Colonial Athletic Association as well as the Eastern College Athletic Conference. The school's sports teams are called the Tigers, and the mascot of the University is named Doc.

Sport Gender Venue
Baseball Men's Schuerholz Park
Basketball Men's & Women's Towson Center
Cross Country Women's Oregon Ridge Park
Field Hockey Women's Johnny Unitas Stadium
Football Men's Johnny Unitas Stadium
Golf Men's & Women's Prospect Bay Country Club
Gymnastics Women's Towson Center
Lacrosse Men's & Women's Johnny Unitas Stadium
Soccer Men's & Women's Towson Center
Softball Women's Towson Center
Swimming Men's & Women's Burdick Hall
Tennis Women's Towson Center
Track & Field Women's
Volleyball Women's Towson Center

United States Naval Academy

The United States Naval Academy participates in NCAA Division I in 30 varsity sports.[5] It also fields teams in 12 club sports.[6] The Academy is a non-football member of the Patriot League, a football-only member of the American Athletic Conference, and a member of the Collegiate Sprint Football League (men), Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (men), Eastern Association of Women's Rowing Colleges, Eastern Intercollegiate Gymnastics League (men), and Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association. Navy is also one of approximately 300 members of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). Although the teams have no official name, they are usually referred to as "Navy", "Midshipmen", or "Mids". The Academy competes in the following sports:

Varsity sports
  • Baseball – Men's
  • Basketball – Men's and women's
  • Crew (heavyweight) – Men's and women's
  • Crew (lightweight) – Men's and women's
  • Cross Country – Men's and women's
  • Football – Men's
  • Golf – Men's
  • Gymnastics – Men's
  • Lacrosse – Men's and women's
  • Rifle – Coeducational
  • Sailing (intercollegiate) – Coeducational
  • Sailing (offshore) – Coeducational
  • Soccer – Men's and women's
  • Sprint Football – Men's
  • Squash – Men's
  • Swimming & diving – Men's and women's
  • Tennis – Men's and women's
  • Track & Field (Indoor and Outdoor) – Men's and women's
  • Volleyball – Women's
  • Water Polo – Men's
  • Wrestling – Men's
Club sports
  • Boxing – Men's
  • Cycling – Coeducational
  • Hockey (ice) – Men's
  • Karate – Coeducational
  • Marathon – Coeducational
  • Pistol – Coeducational
  • Powerlifting – Coeducational
  • Rugby – Men's and women's
  • Softball – Women's
  • Triathlon – Coeducational
  • Volleyball – Men's

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County sports teams participate in the NCAA's Division I, and is member of the America East Conference. The school's sports teams are called the Retrievers, and the mascot of the University is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever which has been referred to as both True Grit and Fever.

Sport Gender Venue
Baseball Men's The Baseball Factory Field at UMBC
Basketball Men's & Women's UMBC Event Center
Cross Country Men's & Women's UMBC Stadium
Lacrosse Men's & Women's UMBC Stadium
Soccer Men's & Women's UMBC Soccer Stadium
Softball Men's & Women's Baseball Factory Field
Swimming Men's & Women's UMBC Natatorium
Tennis Men's & Women's Tennis Center
Track & Field Men's & Women's UMBC Stadium
Volleyball Women's UMBC Event Center

University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland, College Park sports teams participate in NCAA Division I as a member of the Big Ten Conference. Prior to 2014, the school participated in Division I as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, of which it was a founding member. Its teams are called the Terrapins, and its mascot is a diamondback terrapin named Testudo.

Sport Gender Venue
Baseball Men's Shipley Field
Basketball Men's & Women's Xfinity Center
Competitive Cheer Coed Xfinity Center
Cross Country Men's & Women's Kehoe Track at Ludwig Field
Field Hockey Women's Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex
Football Men's Maryland Stadium
Golf Men's & Women's Maryland Golf Course
Lacrosse Men's & Women's Maryland Stadium; Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex / Ludwig Field
Soccer Men's & Women's Ludwig Field
Swimming Men's & Women's Eppley Recreation Center Natatorium
Tennis Men's & Women's Tennis Center at College Park
Track & Field Men's & Women's Kehoe Track at Ludwig Field
Volleyball Women's Xfinity Center
Water Polo Women's Eppley Recreation Center Natatorium
Wrestling Men's Xfinity Center

NCAA Division II

Bowie State University

The Bowie State University athletic teams are members of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Their teams are called the Bulldogs and compete in the following sports:

  • Basketball – Men's & Women's
  • Bowling – Women's
  • Cross Country – Men's & Women's
  • Football – Men's
  • Softbal – Women's
  • Track & Field (Indoor and Outdoor) – Men's & Women's
  • Volleyball – Women's

NCAA Division III

Frostburg State University

Frostburg State athletic teams are members of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. Their teams are called the Bobcats and compete in the following sports:

  • Baseball – Men's
  • Basketball – Men's & Women's
  • Cross Country – Men's & Women's
  • Field Hockey – Women's
  • Football – Men's
  • Lacrosse – Women's
  • Soccer – Men's & Women's
  • Softball – Women's
  • Swimming – Men's & Women's
  • Tennis – Men's & Women's
  • Track & Field (Indoor and Outdoor) – Men's & Women's
  • Volleyball – Women's

Goucher College

Goucher College athletic teams are members of the Landmark Conference. Their teams are called the Gophers and compete in the following sports:

  • Basketball – Men's & Women's
  • Cross Country – Men's & Women's
  • Equestrian – Women's
  • Field Hockey – Women's
  • Lacrosse – Men's
  • Soccer – Men's & Women's
  • Swimming – Men's & Women's
  • Tennis – Men's & Women's
  • Track & Field (Indoor and Outdoor) – Men's & Women's
  • Volleyball – Women's

Hood College

Hood College's athletic teams are members of the Capital Athletic Conference. Their teams are called the Blazers and compete in the following sports:

  • Basketball – Men's & Women's
  • Cross Country – Men's & Women's
  • Field Hockey – Women's
  • Golf – Men's & Women's
  • Lacrosse – Men's & Women's
  • Soccer – Men's & Women's
  • Softball – Women's
  • Swimming – Men's & Women's
  • Tennis – Men's & Women's
  • Track & Field – Men's & Women's
  • Volleyball – Women's

McDaniel College

McDaniel College athletic teams are members of the Centennial Conference. Their teams are called the Green Terror and compete in the following sports:

  • Baseball – Men's
  • Basketball – Men's & Women's
  • Cross Country – Men's & Women's
  • Field Hockey – Women's
  • Football – Men's
  • Golf – Men's and Women's
  • Soccer – Men's & Women's
  • Softball – Women's
  • Swimming – Men's & Women's
  • Tennis – Men's & Women's
  • Track & Field (Indoor and Outdoor) – Men's & Women's
  • Volleyball – Women's
  • Wrestling – Men's

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Notre Dame athletic teams are members of the Colonial States Athletic Conference. Their teams are called the Gators and compete in the following sports:

  • Basketball – Women's
  • Field Hockey – Women's
  • Lacrosse – Women's
  • Soccer – Women's
  • Softball – Women's
  • Swimming – Women's
  • Tennis – Women's
  • Volleyball – Women's

Johns Hopkins University

Except for the men's and women's lacrosse teams, Johns Hopkins athletic teams are members of the Centennial Conference and compete in the following sports:

  • Baseball – Men's
  • Basketball – Men's & Women's
  • Crew – Men's & Women's
  • Cross Country – Men's & Women's
  • Fencing – Men's & Women's
  • Field Hockey – Men's
  • Football – Men's
  • Soccer – Men's & Women's
  • Swimming – Men's & Women's
  • Tennis – Men's & Women's
  • Track & Field (Indoor and Outdoor) – Men's & Women's
  • Volleyball – Women's
  • Water Polo – Men's & Women's
  • Wrestling – Men's

Salisbury University

Salisbury University athletic teams are members of the Capital Athletic Conference except for the football team which plays in the Empire 8. Their teams are called the Seagulls and compete in the following sports:

  • Baseball – Men's
  • Basketball – Men's & Women's
  • Cross Country – Men's & Women's
  • Football – Men's
  • Field Hockey – Women's
  • Lacrosse – Men's
  • Soccer – Men's & Women's
  • Softball – Women's
  • Swimming – Men's & Women's
  • Tennis – Men's & Women's
  • Track & Field – Men's & Women's
  • Volleyball – Women's

Stevenson University

Stevenson University athletic teams are members of the Eastern College Athletic Conference as well as the Capital Athletic Conference. Their teams are called the Mustangs and compete in the following sports:

  • Baseball – Men's
  • Basketball – Men's & Women's
  • Cheer – Men's & Women's
  • Cross Country – Men's & Women's
  • Dance – Women's
  • Golf – Men's & Women's
  • Field Hockey – Women's
  • Football – Men's
  • Ice Hockey – Men's (2016–17) and Women's
  • Lacrosse – Men's
  • Soccer – Men's & Women's
  • Tennis – Men's & Women's
  • Softball – Women's
  • Volleyball – Men's & Women's

St. Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary's College athletic teams are members of the Capital Athletic Conference. Their teams are called the Seahawks and compete in the following sports:

  • Baseball – Men's
  • Basketball – Men's & Women's
  • Field Hockey – Women's
  • Lacrosse – Men's
  • Sailing – Men's & Women's
  • Soccer – Men's & Women's
  • Swimming – Men's & Women's
  • Tennis – Men's & Women's
  • Softball – Women's
  • Volleyball – Men's & Women's

Washington College

Washington College athletic teams are members of the Centennial Conference, except for the sailing team which competes in the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association. Their teams are called the Shoremen/Shorewomen and compete in the following sports:

  • Baseball – Men's
  • Basketball – Men's & Women's
  • Field Hockey – Women's
  • Lacrosse – Men's & Women's
  • Rowing – Men's & Women's
  • Sailing – CoEd
  • Soccer – Men's & Women's
  • Softball – Women's
  • Swimming – Men's & Women's
  • Tennis – Men's & Women's
  • Volleyball – Women's

Collegiate Summer Baseball

The Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League (CRCBL) is a collegiate summer baseball league located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Of the six teams in the league, three play home games in Maryland.

Team City Stadium
Bethesda Big Train[7] Bethesda, Maryland Shirley Povich Field
Gaithersburg Giants[8] Gaithersburg, Maryland Criswell Automotive Field at Kelley Park
Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts[9] Silver Spring, Maryland Montgomery Blair Baseball Stadium at Montgomery Blair High School

High school

Baltimore Catholic League

The Baltimore Catholic League (BCL), is a competitive basketball association composed of private Catholic high schools in the Baltimore, Maryland geographic area.

Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland

The Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (or IAAM) is a girls’ sports conference for private high schools generally located in the Baltimore metropolitan area but extending to various other regions, including the state's mostly rural Eastern Shore.

Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association

The Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (or MIAA) is a boys' sports conference for private high schools generally located in the Baltimore metropolitan area but extending to various other regions, including the state's mostly rural Eastern Shore.

Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association

The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) oversees public high school sporting contests in the state of Maryland.

Member High schools

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MPSSAA member schools City and Poly clash during their annual rivalry game at M&T Bank Stadium in 2007.
  • Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, Cambridge
  • North Dorchester High School, Hurlock
  • Northern Garrett High School, Accident
  • Southern Garrett High School, Oakland
  • Kent County High School, Worton

Washington Catholic Athletic Conference

The Washington Catholic Athletic Conference or WCAC is a high school athletic league for boys, girls, and co-ed Catholic high schools located around and in Washington, D.C., United States.

Horse racing

Horse racing has a very long history in Maryland going back to colonial days. The Preakness Stakes, the middle jewel in the Triple Crown, is run at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Presently, Maryland has four Thoroughbred tracks and two Harness Tracks.

Track Name Location Type
Fair Hill Training Center Elkton Thoroughbred
Laurel Park Racecourse Laurel Thoroughbred
Ocean Downs Berlin Harness
Pimlico Race Course Baltimore Thoroughbred
Rosecroft Raceway Fort Washington Harness
Timonium Racetrack Timonium Thoroughbred

See also

References

  1. ^ "State Symbols". Maryland State Archives. Retrieved 2007-12-06.
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1893 Navy Midshipmen football team

The 1893 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy during the 1893 college football season. In their first and only season under head coach John A. Hartwell, the Midshipmen compiled a 5–3 record, shut out two opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined score of 122 to 78.

1926 Navy Midshipmen football team

The 1926 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy in the 1926 college football season. The Midshipmen were coached by Bill Ingram in his first year and finished the season undefeated with a record of nine wins, zero losses and one tie (9–0–1). Although Alabama and Stanford have been named the 1926 national champion by most selectors, the 1926 Navy team was named as the national champion under Boand and Houlgate Systems.

1930 Maryland Aggies football team

The 1930 Maryland Aggies football team represented the University of Maryland in the 1930 college football season. In their 20th season under head coach Curley Byrd, the Aggies compiled a 7–5 record (4–2 in conference), finished in sixth place in the Southern Conference, and outscored their opponents 231 to 142.

1932 Maryland Terrapins football team

The 1932 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland in the 1932 college football season. In their 22nd season under head coach Curley Byrd, the Terrapins compiled a 5–6 record (2–4 in conference), finished in 16th place in the Southern Conference, and were outscored by their opponents 158 to 148.

1937 Maryland Terrapins football team

The 1937 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland during the 1937 college football season as a member of the Southern Conference. The highlight of the season was a 13–0 shutout of 17th-ranked Syracuse. In the homecoming game, Charlie Weidinger completed a pass to William Bryant for a 13–7 go-ahead over Florida. The Terrapins' two losses came against Penn and Penn State, the latter being the second game in a rivalry that would bedevil Maryland throughout its entire duration. At the end of the season, Maryland was declared the Southern Conference champions, the team's first major conference title.

1942 Navy Midshipmen football team

The 1942 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy during the 1942 college football season. In their first season under head coach John Whelchel, the Midshipmen compiled a 5–4 record, shut out five opponents and outscored all opponents by a combined score of 82 to 58.

1950 Navy Midshipmen football team

The 1950 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy during the 1950 college football season. In their first season under head coach Eddie Erdelatz, the Midshipmen compiled a 3–6 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined score of 176 to 122.

1953 Maryland Terrapins football team

The 1953 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) college football in its first season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Maryland outscored its opponents 298–38 and recorded six defensive shutouts. Jim Tatum served as the head coach for the seventh year of his nine-year tenure. In the postseason, Maryland lost to Oklahoma in the 1954 Orange Bowl. The team was selected national champion by Associated Press, International News Service, and United Press International, leading to a consensus national champion designation.

1955 Maryland Terrapins football team

The 1955 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland, College Park in the 1955 college football season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Their perfect 10–0 regular season culminated with a bid to the 1956 Orange Bowl, where they faced top-ranked Oklahoma. Maryland lost, 6–20. Maryland's 25-12 victory over Clemson on November 12th was referenced in the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II, which primarily took place on the same day.

1959 NFL Championship Game

The 1959 National Football League Championship Game was the 27th NFL championship game, played on December 27 at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.It was a rematch of the 1958 championship game that went into overtime. The defending champion Baltimore Colts (9–3) again won the Western Conference, while the New York Giants (10–2) repeated as Eastern Conference champions.

The Colts were favored to repeat as champions by 3½ points.This game also went down to the last quarter, but the Colts did not need any heroics in overtime. Trailing 9-7 at the start of the fourth quarter, Baltimore scored 24 straight points and won, 31–16.This was the only NFL championship game played in Baltimore.

1960 Baltimore Colts season

The 1960 Baltimore Colts season was the eighth season for the team in the National Football League. The Colts ended the season with four consecutive losses for a record of 6 wins and 6 losses, and finished fourth in the Western Conference. As a result, their two-year reign as NFL champions came to an end.

1961 Baltimore Colts season

The 1961 Baltimore Colts season was the ninth season for the team in the National Football League. The Baltimore Colts finished the National Football League's 1961 season with a record of 8 wins and 6 losses and finished tied for third in the Western Conference with the Chicago Bears. There weren't any tiebreakers until 1967.

1969 NBA All-Star Game

The 1969 NBA All-Star Game was an exhibition basketball game which was played on January 14, 1969, at the Baltimore Civic Center in Baltimore.

Coaches: East: Gene Shue, West: Richie Guerin.

Officials: Joe Gushue and Norm Drucker

MVP: Oscar Robertson

Network: ABC

Attendance: 12,348

1971 NBA Finals

The 1971 NBA World Championship Series was the championship series played at the conclusion of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 25th anniversary season of 1970–71. The Western Conference champion Milwaukee Bucks, who were founded as an expansion team three years earlier, swept the Eastern Conference champion Baltimore Bullets in four games. Baltimore had dethroned the 1969–70 NBA champion New York Knicks.

The Bucks were the first Western Conference champions to win the league's championship since the St. Louis Hawks did so in 1958.

This was the first NBA Finals not played in the state of California in 10 years. It would also be the last time that both participants were playing in their first NBA Finals until the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat got together in the 2006 NBA Finals.

The Bullets were forced to play Game 1 on a Wednesday night, just 48 hours after having defeated New York in Game 7 of the 1971 Eastern Conference Finals, then had to wait four days before playing Game 2.

The series was the second (and last) time in NBA history that the teams alternated home games, the other being in 1956. Most other series were held in the 2-2-1-1-1 or 2-3-2 format. It was also the last NBA Championship Series completed before May 1.

The series was broadcast by ABC with Chris Schenkel and Jack Twyman providing the commentary.

As both the Bucks and Washington Wizards (the Bullets' successors) now play in the Eastern Conference, a rematch of this Finals is not currently possible.

1983 American League Championship Series

The 1983 American League Championship Series was played between the Chicago White Sox and the Baltimore Orioles from October 5 to 8.

The Orioles won the series three games to one. Although the White Sox took Game 1 won by a score of 2–1, the Orioles came back to win the last three games of the series. The Orioles went on to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies in five games in the 1983 World Series. In the regular season the White Sox won the West Division by twenty games with a 99–63 record. The Orioles won the East Division by six games with a 98–64 record.

1987 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament

The 1987 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament took place in Landover, Maryland, at the Capital Centre. NC State defeated North Carolina, 68–67 to win the championship. Vinny Del Negro of NC State was named tournament MVP.

1990 Washington Redskins season

The 1990 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 59th season in the National Football League (NFL) and their 54th in Washington, D.C.. The team matched on their 10–6 record from 1989, this time it was enough to earn them' their first playoff appearance since 1987. The Redskins season ended when they fell to the San Francisco 49ers 28–10 in the Divisional Playoffs.

1993 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1993 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 64th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 13, 1993, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland, the home of the Baltimore Orioles of the American League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 9-3.

This is also the last Major League Baseball All-Star Game to date to be televised by CBS.

2005 Maryland Terrapins football team

The 2005 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland in the 2005 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the Terrapins' 53rd season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and its first within the framework of the ACC Atlantic Division. Ralph Friedgen led the team for his fifth season as head coach.

2018 NHL Stadium Series

The 2018 NHL Stadium Series (officially the 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series for sponsorship reasons) was a regular season National Hockey League (NHL) game played outdoors, part of the Stadium Series of games held at football or baseball stadiums. The Washington Capitals defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5–2, at Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, the home stadium of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, on March 3, 2018.This was the only game in the Stadium Series scheduled for the 2017–18 season (as opposed to multiple games in 2014 and 2016), and marked the first appearance of a Canadian team in the Stadium Series.

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