Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A Gaithersburg native chooses college over pro baseball. A star running back adds to his list of suitors.
Passing on the Yankees It's not often the New York Yankees come calling, but that's exactly what happened when the Bronx Bombers selected Gaithersburg native Jimmy Reed in the 21st round of the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Reed, a former St. John’s College High School (DC) standout and current starting pitcher for the University of Maryland, elected to return to school rather than turn pro with the Yankees organization, The Gazette reported. “I definitely want to play professionally,” Reed told The Gazette. “I had a chance last year, but I felt I had some unfinished business. I value my education and I felt like I could come back and make my stock even higher and lead our team into the postseason. Playing …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Gaithersburg High School junior running back Solomon Vault picks up first scholarship offer from a Big Ten school, The Washington Post reports.
Gaithersburg High School junior running back Solomon Vault has received a scholarship offer from the University of Minnesota, his first offer from a Big Ten school, his third from a Division I (FBS) football program and his sixth scholarship offer overall, according to The Washington Post. Vault was an honorable mention All-Met selection at Gaithersburg. The offer from the Big Ten school marks Vault's second from a BCS conference. The running back had previously picked up an offer from current Big East and future Atlantic Coast Conference member Pittsburgh. Vault led Gaithersburg with 1,251 yards rushing and 22 touchdowns in 2012, according to the report. He has picked up additional offers from Marshall, Old Dominion and Western Michigan, …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Maryland will become part of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation.
Joining the Big Ten Conference was not only an athletic decision, but also an academic one, according to University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh. By becoming part of the Big Ten, the university will be part of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a consortium of universities that share academic resources and research. The financial gains from joining the Big Ten will be used to earmark substantial funds for students in need, not just student athletes, according to Loh. This marks a new financial paradigm for intercollegiate athletics where the athletics help support university, Loh said. "That's paramount in these tight times," he said. The money will also make sure Maryland is competitive not only in the Big Ten, but …
The University's Board of Regents voted Monday to approve the move.
(Update, 11 a.m.) The University of Maryland's Board of Regents voted unanimously Monday morning to accept an invitation to join the Big Ten Conference and leave the Atlantic Coast Conference, ESPN reported. It's unclear when Maryland would make the move, but a buy out from the ACC could cost as much as $50 million, according to ESPN. (Original Post, 5:30 a.m.) As soon as Monday the University of Maryland could end its 60-year affiliation with the Atlantic Coast Conference and join the Big Ten, according to a Baltimore Sun article. The Board of Regents at the university will meet Monday to discuss the move, thought Baltimore Sun reported it wasn't clear whether the board vote was necessary or if Chanvellor William E. Kirwan could decide …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Maryland freshman wide receive Stefon Diggs had three catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns in a loss Saturday to West Virginia.
University of Maryland freshman wide receiver Stefon Diggs, a Gaithersburg native, was named ACC rookie of the week, the conference announced Tuesday. Diggs scored two touchdowns on three receptions for 113 yards in the Terps' 31-21 loss to No. 8 West Virginia on Saturday. The freshman also returns punts and kicks for Maryland and finished the game with 201 all-purpose yards. A graduate of Olney's Our Lady of Good Counsel high school, Diggs was the No. 8 ranked recruit in the country for the class of 2012, according to Rivals.com.