With the regular season of college football concluding over the weekend, everyone finally has their bowl destinations locked down. Right here in town, the Military Bowl (neé Eagle Bank Bowl) will be going up right in the heart of Bowl Week on December 29th, and yesterday both opponents were announced. Maryland will square off with East Carolina University at the bowl hosted at RFK Stadium.
The good news for local Terps fans is that they don’t have to travel anywhere for more Maryland football. The bad news may also be the same thing: the Military Bowl is considered the bottom destination for an ACC team, and teams that the Terps beat and with worse records actually earned more desirable locales. NC State, for example, who lost to the Terps over Thanksgiving weekend and actually finished the year with the exact same record, will go to Orlando to face West Virginia, and a 6-6 Clemson team actually picked up the somewhat more appealing Car Care Bowl bid in Charlotte.
Join us throughout the next few weeks as we preview and have some fun with the teams and schools playing here in DC. First up will be a feature this Friday on “Better Know an Alma Mater,” and you can certainly expect a game preview in the days leading up to the game.