Bragging Rights at Stake in the Battle of the Beltway

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Article by: Joe Clark,

LARGO, Md. —Washington metropolitan area’s largest community colleges, Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) and Montgomery College Rockville, skirmish in the Battle of the Beltway Basketball Tournament, January 14 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. Women play at 12:30 p.m. and men begin at 2:30 p.m. For the first time in history, the Prince George’s Community College Owls and Montgomery College Rockville Knights will meet at the Verizon Center.

“We consider this a special opportunity to showcase some of the area’s most talented athletes,” said Jo Ann Todaro, athletics director at PGCC. “Playing at the Verizon Center in the nation’s capital is an honor and we believe the Owls will come away with the victory,” she added.

Attendees can stay for both games as well as the 7 p.m. matchup between the Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers. Tickets range from $32.00 to $175.00 per person.

For more information about Battle of the Beltway tickets, contact the Athletics Office at 301-546-0513 or visit

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education (CAE2Y) designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security for the years 2010 to 2015. Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at  

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