Fear the Turtle. It’s the rallying cry at the University of Maryland, which has one of the country’s most comprehensive and successful athletic programs.

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics provides hundreds of student-athletes a rewarding experience, an integral and valued component of their Maryland education.

A charter member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, Maryland is one of only three NCAA Division I institutions to have won national championships in football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball. From field hockey and wrestling to soccer and lacrosse (men’s and women’s), Maryland is a perennial championship contender.

Our student-athletes compete in some of the finest athletic facilities anywhere, including the Comcast Center, the recently renovated University of Maryland Golf Course and Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium, with its new state-of-the art turf surface.

Our teams draw strength from the spirit of our fans. The Princeton Review regularly ranks Maryland in the top fifteen for “Students Pack the Stadiums.”





Maryland has won 19 national championships over the past 15 years, including at least one in each of the last seven years.

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