Terps To Wear Camo To Honor Vets

UMd. not wearing camo to hide bad play

By Jim Iovino
|  Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009  |  Updated 4:30 PM EDT
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Terps To Wear Camo To Honor Vets

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The Maryland Terrapins will wear uniforms and cleats with camouflage designs during their game Nov. 14. The team is wearing them to honor military veterans and promote the Wounded Warrior Project.

There is no truth to the rumor that they're wearing them so people can't see their poor performance on the field. Hey, the Terps are 2-5 (1-2 in the ACC) this season, so there's reason to hide.

South Carolina also will wear the camo unis on the same day as the Terps. The black with tan camouflage uniforms, designed by Under Armour, will have a Wounded Warrior logo on them. Instead of players' names, the backs of the jerseys will have words such as courage, loyalty, integrity and service.

Special make-up products and team gear will be available for fans to wear on game day to show their support, as well. The gear will be sold in college book stores, local military base exchanges, and online at underarmour.com. A percentage of the fan gear proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

The Wounded Warrior Project acts as an advocate for injured service men and women in Washington and provides services and programs for them.

The 23rd-ranked Gamecocks play No. 2 Florida that day, and Maryland faces No. 15 Virginia Tech. Veterans Days is Nov. 11.

South Carolina's campus is 15 miles from Fort Jackson, the Army's largest training base.

Some jerseys will be auctioned off after the games on the university Web sites, with all of the money being donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

"This is an amazing platform that will help us let others know about what we do and why honoring and empowering wounded warriors is so important," Steven Nardizzi, executive director of the Wounded Warrior Project, said in a release.

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