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Getting to know Maryland, Rutgers



Colors: Scarlet

Nickname: Scarlet Knights

Mascot: Scarlet Knight

Driving distance from East Lansing: 670 miles (11 hours, 37 minutes)

Students: 58,180 (43,380 undergraduate, 14,800 graduate)

Famous alumni:
David J. Stern, 63’
NBA commissioner
James Gandolfini, ’83
Actor, “The Sopranos (four Emmy Awards, Golden Globe,” “A Civil Action,” “The Last Castle,” “8MM,” “Crimson Tide,” “Fallen”
Ray Rice, ’08
Running back, Baltimore Ravens

National titles:
Cheerleading, dance team: UCA national champions (1996, 2009)
Women’s basketball: (1982)
Men’s fencing: (1949)


Colors: Black, gold, red, white

Nicknames: Terrapins or “Terps”

Mascot: Testudo

Driving distance from East Lansing: 585 miles (10 hours, 15 minutes*

Famous alumni:
Jim Henson, ’60
Creator, the Muppets
Larry David, ’69
Executive producer, “Seinfeld,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Connie Chung, ’69

National titles:
39 titles spread across eight sports
Most recent was in competitive cheer in 2010 (NCA)
Men’s basketball won in 2002

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