In 1975, the Terrapins men’s lacrosse team beat Navy, 20-13, to claim its second NCAA Championship — the program's first came in 1973. 1975 also proved to be the last time the Terps would win an NCAA title.

Maryland last made the tournament finals in 2012 before losing to in-state foe Loyola Maryland.

Now the No. 6-seed Terps have a chance to break their 40-year drought this Memorial Day when they play No. 4-seed Denver on Monday at 1 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. 

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and check out what life was like the last time the Terps were crowned national champions:


Age of Maryland men’s lacrosse coach John Tillman: 5 years old

Regular season record of Terps men’s lacrosse team that went on to win the championship: 5-2

What Wallace Loh was up to: Just graduated from Yale Law School the year before

Price of a gallon of gas: $0.57

Best-selling car: Oldsmobile Cutlass

Best-selling film: Jaws

Academy Award for Best Picture: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

President: Gerald Ford

Serving from 1974 to 1977 after succeeding Richard Nixon, Ford’s 895-day presidency was the shortest of any president who did not die in office.

Gerald Ford
Gerald Ford

Super Bowl Winner: Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers topped the Minnesota Vikings, 16-6, in the first of their now six championship titles.

Celebrities born: Bradley Cooper, Tiger Woods, Drew Barrymore, Angelina Jolie, 50 Cent, Russell Brand, David Beckham

Billboard’s Top 10 songs:

1. Love Will Keep Us Together, The Captain and Tennille

2. Rhinestone Cowboy, Glen Campbell

3. Philadelphia Freedom, Elton John

4. Before the Next Teardrop Falls, Freddy Fender

5. My Eyes Adored You, Frankie Valli

6. Shining Star, Wind and Fire

7. Fame, David Bowie

8. Laughter In the Rain, Neil Sedaka

9. One of These Nights, The Eagles

10. Thank God I'm a Country Boy, John Denver

Historic events:

April 4: Bill Gates and Paul Allen found Microsoft

April 30: South Vietnamese forces surrendered after fall of Saigon, bringing an end to the Vietnam War

Oct. 1: Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in the Thrilla in Manila

Oct. 11: First episode of SNL