Sunday, June 24, 2012
Review this week's top Prince George's County news.
Fake Cop Pulls Over Real Cop, Gets Caught Prince George's County Police arrested a police impersonator Wednesday, after he pulled over an off-duty police officer in Upper Marlboro. Prince George's Councilwoman Found Guilty of Reckless Driving Councilwoman Karen Toles has been found guilty of reckless driving stemming from an incident in February where she was caught speeding close to 105 mph hour along the Capital Beltway. Police testified that Toles told them she was distracted by her phone and putting on makeup during the time of the incident. Del. Gaines Tells Greenbelt Council CSX Intermodal Destined for Baltimore Beltsville may be off the hook. The Batimore-Washington Rail Intermodal Facility has found a location in Baltimore City, …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Officials said the FieldTurf surface will include a temperature-reducing technology.
When the Maryland Terrapins football team takes to the gridiron this fall for their first home game, they'll be doing it on a cool new surface with a cool new look. University officials announced Wednesday that Byrd Stadium's playing field will be replaced over the summer with FieldTurf, an artificial material used widely in NFL and NCAA Division I stadiums. The field will be the first in the United States to employ CoolPlay technology, which producers claim can keep field temperatures 15 degrees lower than normal artificial surfaces. The university said that the change would protect the physical health of the football and lacrosse players who use the field while also reducing maintenance costs. "The addition of this new field will excite …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Terrapins football linebacker Lukas Foreman has been suspended for one year for violating the student-athlete code of conduct, The Diamondback reports.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Edsall, team disappointed in fair-weather fans.
While the men's soccer team has seen a major influx in the number of spectators this season, the Terrapin football team saw the most bare stadium seats last weekend since 2000. An 11-year low of 29,945 fans watched from Byrd Stadium as Maryland lost to Boston College 28-17, MSN FoxSports.com reported. The Terps are now 2-6 for the season. The Terps have one last home game on Saturday versus Virginia. The weather forecast is currently sunny with a high near 53 degrees -- a drastic change from the cold and snow that hit Byrd Stadium last weekend. But should that make a difference? Coach Randy Edsall and the players told FoxSports that there's no excuse for a fair-weather fan.