It's hoops with heart in College Park.
Sitting in the shadow of our nation’s capital, the University of Maryland shines as a beacon of scholarship and innovation inside the beltway and out. Since its earliest years as the first agricultural research university in the U.S., the Terps have long been forerunners in the fields of entrepreneurship and sustainability. Today, the school is home to one of the largest public university research parks (M Square) and a groundbreaking Office of Sustainability that has become a pacesetter for eco-consciousness at the university level. Home to six Nobel laureates (four faculty and two alumni), the school has a diverse pool of alums
This season, the highly ranked Maryland Terrapins men’s and women’s basketball teams are generating a lot of excitement in College Park and beyond. But there’s another basketball program out of Maryland that’s making a big impact, even though it isn’t ranked and doesn’t have thousands of spectators. That would be the College Park Dream Team. Now in its fourth year, the program pairs area youth with law enforcement officers from three local departments for a series of basketball games to foster positive relationships and encourage dialogue between them. The College Park Dream Team is the result of Gloria Aparicio Blackwell,