Friday, October 19, 2007
Great piece in the Washington Times by Dick Heller regarding a Maryland football game in 1957 that Queen Elizabeth II attended. Maryland beat No. 6 North Carolina that day along with the Tarheel's coach Jim Tatum. The same Tatum who lead Maryland to its national title in 1953. Many of the players were more enthused about beating their former coach than about the visit of the Queen. I would guess that Byrd is probably the only college football stadium to ever host a member of the British Royal family for a game. A fantastic story of Maryland lore. Enjoy.