Washington Adventist University is a Seventh-day Adventist university located in Takoma Park, Maryland. The school opened in 1904 and has been known as Washington Training College, Washington Foreign Mission Seminary, Washington Missionary College, and Columbia Union College. It changed its name to Washington Adventist University in 2009.
Wilmington University was founded in 1968 as Wilmington College. They became a university in 2007. Their main campus is located in New Castle, DE but classes are also held in Brandywine, Middletown, Dover, Dover Air Force Base, and Georgetown, DE, as well as one Maryland location and five New Jersey locations. Plans are also underway for a new large campus just north of Wilmington.
Xfinity Center is one of the best college basketball arenas in the country. The men’s team at the University of Maryland uses the large crowded arena as a clear advantage in their games. The women’s team, often does not have that large of a crowd to help them in their games. There are a few well selling games, and occasional sellouts against big opponents, but the atmosphere is a bit lower than at a men’s game. Although maybe not as “crazy,” visitors will still witness a good sports program.
Harford Community College is located in Bel Air, MD, roughly in between Baltimore and the Delaware state line. It was founded in September 1957 as the “Harford Junior College”. In 1971 the name was changed to its current college designation. The Harford Fighting Owls play in NJCAA Division I, the highest athletic level for 2-year colleges and are a part of the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference.
The city of Baltimore has a history of winning teams. The Baltimore Colts won the NFL Championship Game before the Super Bowl even existed, in 1958 and 1959, as well as the Super Bowl in 1971. The Baltimore Stars of the USFL were led by coach Jim Mora to that league’s championship in 1985, the final year of the league and team. And of course, the well-loved Canadian Football franchise, the Baltimore CFL Colts/Stallions won in 1995, before the Ravens came to town and prompted their move to Montreal to become the Alouettes. Those seven championships show that Baltimore is a hard-nosed football town with a history of success.
After playing their first two years at venerable old Memorial Stadium, the team has made what is now known as M&T Bank Stadium home. The 71,008 seat stadium has been renovated many times over the years. The most recent changes have included better signage, tv monitors nearly everywhere and an upgraded video screen.
The Army-Navy Game is one of the most iconic sporting events in the United States. The rivalry football game between the United States Military Academy and the United States Naval Academy has been going on since 1890, although has only been played annually since 1899. The game was not held in 1917 or 1918, due to World War I, and in 1929, when the two academies disagreed over player eligibility rules.