Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The hangout will take place on Feb. 6.
University of Maryland football coach Randy Edsall will host a Google Hangout on national signing day, Feb. 6 at 4 p.m., according to a WBOC story. The chat will be moderated by UMD quarterback C.J. Brown. Fans can submit questions to Edsall in advance or during the chat. Questions can be sent via Twitter by using #MarylandFootball, Facebook (Maryland Football and Maryland Terrapins) and email (MarylandFootball@umd.edu). To be a part of the hangout, fans must log into their Google+ account and visiting the Randy Edsell Google+ page. The chat will be posted later on the Maryland football YouTube channel as well.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Sergio Hernandez, 24, robbed and assaulted people playing poker at a College Park apartment in 2011, The Gazette reported.
A 24-year-old Gaithersburg man was sentenced to 60 years in prison for his role in a violent robbery of a College Park poker game in 2011, according to a report by The Gazette. Sergio Hernandez "was convicted on 52 of 53 counts of robbery, assault and related charges stemming from the holdup that involved Hernandez beating victims in the head with firearms before fleeing with money, cell phones, clothing and other valuables," according to the report. Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said in a statement that having witnesses identify Hernandez as a gunman in the incident was a key to the conviction. Read the full story on The Gazette.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Loh will ask the 22-member commission to submit a report on the eliminated teams.
University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh will reevaluate the seven varsity sports teams that were eliminated over the summer due to financial troubles in the athletics department,according to a Washington Post story. Loh formed a 22-member commission to look at the viability of the teams. The commission will submit a report by June 20, 2013. According to The Washington Post story: The commission will review the athletic department’s finances and recommend which of sports should be reinstated, and on what timeline. Given the revenue anticipated from the Big Ten move, which becomes official on July 1, 2014, Loh asked the commission for a plan to ensure the department’s “financial health for at least the next two decades.”
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 …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Sergio Hernandez, 24, was found guilty on 52 of 53 charges in connection to August 2011 robbery in College Park, MD.
A Gaithersburg man found guilty Friday on 52 counts of robbery faces up to 180 years in prison. Sergio Hernandez, 24, robbed nine victims during a party in College Park in August 2011. He stole cell phones, cash and other electronics from guests at the apartment in a complex near the College Park Ikea, according to prosecutors. “When our victims and witnesses come forward, it can have a tremendous impact on the outcome of our cases,” Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks said in a statement. “This case demonstrated how much the criminal justice system relies on victims and witnesses. When people come forward, our process is strengthened.” Hernandez faced charges including theft, robbery, robbery with a deadly weapon…
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Former Magruder soccer standout Alex Lee is a senior for the top-ranked Maryland men's soccer team.
Alex Lee, a lifelong Rockville resident, can’t remember all of the events of Oct. 10, 2009. And that is probably a good thing. At the time a sophomore at the University of Maryland, College Park, Lee and some friends went out to eat that night in upper Northwest Washington, D.C. After supper, Lee and his Terps soccer teammates were looking to cross Connecticut Avenue near Calvert Street. “We were headed back to campus about 9 or 9:30. I really can’t recall the moment,” said Lee, a former standout at Col. Zadok S. Magruder High School. “My teammates said I walked across the street and did not see the car. I jumped at the last moment and hit the windshield.” Lee was rushed to George Washington University Hospital for skull surgery on the …