Joe Duckett has been going to
games for 40 years, dating back to when he was a kid growing up in South Baltimore.
Now 41, Duckett came prepared to Tuesday night’s game against Lafayette at
"As soon as the vote was announced, I went on Big Ten website and bought 10 hats to give them to my friends," Duckett said.
Duckett, who went to Tuesday's game courtesy of friend and longtime Maryland season-ticket holder Steve Baldwin, said that his initial reaction after hearing the rumors late last week was "My goodness, what is that about?"
But once he heard the "rationale and reasons" explained by university president Wallace Loh at the news conference to announce the move Monday, Duckett became excited about the Terps moving in July of 2014
“I think it’s great,” said Duckett, a Millersville resident whose son, Michael, graduated from the
Duckett said that the
The move to the Big Ten will also give Duckett a chance to see new venues and break a long-standing vow never to go to Indianapolis, which regularly hosts the league's postseason tournament.