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1970 Maryland Terrapins Artwork: ICONIC® Men's 60/40 Blend T-Shirt

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Color: black heather

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Testudo, the official mascot of the University of Maryland, is not your ordinary Diamondback terrapin. Testudo got his start back in 1932, when then-football coach Dr. H. Curley Byrd recommended that the Diamondback terrapin be made the school mascot. It is also the Maryland State Reptile. In order to make the mascot a reality, Byrd suggested contacting Edwin C. Mayo, President of Gorham Manufacturing in Providence, RI. Mayo was a former quarterback for the University and member of the Class of 1904. He agreed to produce the 300- pound bronze terrapin at cost. He used a live Diamondback as a guide, brought to Rhode Island by Ralph Williams. On June 2, 1933, Testudo was unveiled to the world. The live terrapin used as a model had multiple ribbons attached to it, which were in turn attached to the canvas covering the sculpture. And as the smaller terrapin struggled forward, Testudo was revealed for the first time.
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The Iconic tee is made with sustainably sourced USA grown cotton and moisture wicking polyester that's exceptionally soft and made to last. Whether its on the field or off, the Iconic t-shirt will soon become your favorite go to tee.
  • Soft lightweight 4.6 oz
  • 60% Ring-Spun Cotton / 40% Polyester
  • Classic fit
  • Made with sustainably sourced USA grown cotton
  • High-density fabric for exceptional print clarity
  • Heather colors are CVC
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