November 29, 2002
email@example.com COLLEGE PARK, Md. - With one pull of a handle in Jacksonville, Fla., Maryland's bowl hopes started to spin like the dials of a slot machine. Peach, Tangerine, sour grapes. It was tough for the Terps to feel like winners after the Gator Bowl jumped the invitation gun, went against protocol and elected to take North Carolina State as the Atlantic Coast Conference's representative to the New Year's Day game. Peach, Tangerine, sour grapes. The mix doesn't even resemble a good fruit salad.