Set your DVRs for this years Duke/Maryland tilts on the hardwoods. This will be the last year the two play each other outside of a match-up in the ACC/BIG10(?) Challenge. Coach K told ESPN 980′s Kevin Sheehan that “we won’t schedule them”, meaning other than a match-up in the NCAAT or the Challenge, this year will see the end of a great rivalry.
So who is to blame for this? Maryland, of course. They are the ones bolting on the ACC to join the Big10, even though they are charter members of the greatest basketball conference in the history of ever.
Coach K gets off a classic blast in the interview:
And by the way, these conferences, they keep adding teams,” he said as an aside. “Why don’t they put the right number [in their names]? I forget how many teams are in all these conferences, including our own sometimes, but I can just say it’s the ACC. I can get away with that. That was smart of our conference to do that. It’s a little bit crazy what’s going on all over.
This poses the following question. What is your favorite Duke/Maryland memory? For me it would be this: