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UNC verdict shows NCAA powerless to sanction rampant academic fraud

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:35:00 PDT

Late in the 2009 football season, North Carolina’s entire coaching staff met with two academic counselors. The counselors warned of impending trouble.

The woman awarding bogus grades in bogus courses disproportionally populated by athletes was retiring. To reinforce how critical these courses had...


North Carolina avoids major NCAA penalties in academic fraud case

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:11:00 PDT

For years, North Carolina fans feared the worst. As the NCAA investigated a high-profile academic scandal that involved athletes, speculation centered on possible harsh penalties, including the loss of championships.

But in a major victory for the Tar Heels, the NCAA announced Friday morning it...


Digest (Oct. 10): Stevenson's Leftridge earns national volleyball award

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 19:23:00 PDT

Stevenson sophomore Katie Leftridge was named Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Player of the Week and the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III Player of the Week. Leftridge led the Mustangs to a 4-0 week by hitting .417 with 52 kills and 47 digs. ... Loyola Maryland freshman...


Men's Soccer: Over's 'chance to shine' for Green Terror

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 10:10:00 PDT

McDaniel senior Nick Over is looking past sports and his standout career as a soccer goalie as graduation approaches in May.

Even so, he still sees sports in his future. And it seems he’s set himself up for it.

“I want to get a job in the field of sports management,” said Over, who is majoring...


ACC should sanction Louisville for continued scandals

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Ten days after charter member Maryland revealed its intention to leave for the Big Ten, ACC presidents invited Louisville to join their conference.

Hasty? You bet. The ACC in November 2012 appeared as unstable as Trump on Twitter, and projections of the league fracturing spread like a bad rash.


State college football roundup (Sept. 23): Johns Hopkins wins 40th straight game in Centennial Conference

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:24:00 PDT

Visiting Johns Hopkins got off to a fast start as Zack Baker completed an 80-yard touchdown pass to Luke McFadden on the opening play and the Blue Jays football team rolled to a 41-10 victory over Dickinson Saturday.

Johns Hopkins improved to 4-0, 3-0 Centennial Conference and the Red Devils fell...


Women's Soccer: McDaniel earns fifth shutout, topples Gettysburg

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:25:00 PDT

Kristen Worry smiled on the field as her McDaniel teammates shouted and cheered her name from the bench.

Worry, a freshman, had just scored her first collegiate goal to give the Green Terror a two-goal lead over Centennial Conference foe Gettysburg. McDaniel went on to win 4-0, outshooting the...


Digest (Sept. 9): Stevenson wins 9th straight in volleyball

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Stevenson extended its season-opening win streak to nine matches with two wins at the Buttermaker Tournament hosted by Muhlenberg College on Saturday. The Mustangs defeated Virginia Wesleyan 3-1, then posted a 3-0 sweep of Neumann. Against Virginia Wesleyan (5-3), Stevenson prevailed 26-24, 20-25,...


U.Va. athletic director Craig Littlepage retiring

Tue, 5 Sep 2017 04:25:00 PDT

Virginia athletic director Craig Littlepage, who helped elevate Cavalier sports to new heights for 16 years, announced his retirement Tuesday.

Littlepage is remaining on the job until a successor is appointed, a search that could well hinge on Virginia’s next president. Teresa Sullivan said in January...


Miami Hurricanes, other teams bow to Irma's potential impact

Wed, 6 Sep 2017 19:00:04 PDT

The Miami Hurricanes decided to take the weekend off, the Miami Dolphins were given the weekend off, and many other teams around the state of Florida kept a very cautious eye Wednesday on powerful and destructive Hurricane Irma as it churned across the Atlantic on a path toward the U.S. No. 16...(image)

Digest (Aug. 31): Frostburg opens with win over Stevenson in football

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 19:28:00 PDT

Grayson Boyce rushed for three touchdowns to lead Frostburg State to a season-opening 33-7 victory over Stevenson on Thursday night. Frostburg built a 17-7 halftime lead on a pair of touchdown runs by Boyce and a 33-yard field goal by Hassan Mostafa. Devin Salisbury caught a 31-yard pass from Dan...


Navy volleyball team hopes to make deep playoff run

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 13:10:00 PDT

The 2017 Navy volleyball team showed off its depth and experience in sweeping its season-opening home tournament, the Kristen Dickmann Invitational, Friday and Saturday at Alumni Hall.

The Midshipmen (4-0) hosted a round-robin tournament with visiting Division I squads from the University of Maryland-Eastern...


Digest (Aug. 26): Towson finishes perfect in volleyball tournament

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 20:18:00 PDT

The Tigers used a pair of 3-1 wins to close out the Catamount Classic hosted by Western Carolina on Saturday. The Tigers defeated Western Carolina in the opener and then took down Charleston Southern to close out the tournament with a perfect 3-0 record. Senior Julymar Otero and juniors Jocelyn...


Digest (Aug. 25): Australia ousts Terps at World University Games in women's basketball

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 19:03:00 PDT

Maryland, representing the United States, was eliminated by Australia, 76-69, in the quarterfinals of the World University Games on Friday at the Heping Basketball Gymnasium in Taiwan. Michigan State alum Tori Jankoska led the U.S. with 17 points, including five 3-pointers. Sophomore Kaila Charles...


Navy men relying on youth to take the next step

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 08:05:00 PDT

Mids open season Friday at Manhattan(image)

Digest (Aug. 23): Towson hires veteran of LPGA Tour as coach

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:14:00 PDT

Lisa Ferrero, an accomplished member of the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, has been named coach of the Towson women's team. A 12-year member of the tour, Ferrero has spent eight years teaching professionally during the offseason. She won the 2011 Symetra Tour Classic and the 2011 Future...


Soccer: McDaniel women headed into season with national ranking

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:35:00 PDT

From the moment she arrived on campus in 2012, McDaniel women’s soccer coach Sandy Lagana has stuck to her philosophies in trying to resurrect the program.

The 2000 South Carroll High School graduate and two-sport athlete at Bridgewater College wanted to establish a singular goal for the Green...


Blohm, Song summer at the Cape

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:48:00 PDT

College pitchers savor summer league experience(image)

Gopher, Mountaineer Havlik took to the water

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:13:00 PDT

Glen Burnie SEAL gets hall of fame honor from WVU(image)

Donna Woodruff named Loyola Maryland athletic director

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:42:00 PDT

Donna Woodruff had immediate interest in March when she learned Loyola Maryland would need a new athletic director.(image)

Towson to conduct national search to find Mike Gottlieb's replacement

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:32:00 PDT

An in-house search committee at Towson University will conduct a national search to find a replacement for longtime baseball coach Mike Gottlieb, an athletic department spokesman said Monday.

Towson announced Sunday that the 60-year-old Gottlieb, who had been the team's head coach since 1988 after...


Navy baseball set to begin defense of league title

Fri, 12 May 2017 14:15:00 PDT

Mids scheduled to host Bucknell today in Game 1(image)

Club baseball boom might have started 30 years ago at Loyola College

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:49:00 PDT

Thirty years later, the stories abound: how, in 1987, a group of 15 baseball-starved Loyola College students organized a club team, cleared a rock-strewn field and suited up, in hand-me-down jerseys, to play varsity teams from other schools.(image)

South Carolina beats SEC rival Mississippi State for women's NCAA title

Sun, 2 Apr 2017 17:24:00 PDT

Dawn Staley finally could raise an NCAA championship trophy.

A'ja Wilson scored 23 points to help coach Staley and South Carolina win their first national championship with a 67-55 victory over Mississippi State on Sunday night.

Staley made the Final Four three times as a player at Virginia but...


UConn Wins No. 100 Just Like The Rest - With A Comfortable Margin Of Victory

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 21:41:00 PST

As his team made an improbable rise early this season, Geno Auriemma continually warned anyone who would listen.

The margin for error, he often said, was slim.

"We're one injury, couple fouls away from just being average at best," Auriemma said.

So on a night when the UConn women's basketball team...


Former Terp Lexie Brown has ACC record and has Duke climbing

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:04:00 PST

Lexie Brown's father is best known for his creative dunks. The daughter of Dee Brown is drawing attention for making a more mundane shot with uncommon consistency.(image)

College basketball roundup: Loyola defeats Fairfield, 81-66

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:52:00 PST

Jarred Jones (John Carroll) scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, James Fives hit three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points, and the host Greyhounds (2-3) beat the Stags (3-1).(image)

Coppin State wraps series of clinics to help start inner-city baseball initiative

Sat, 29 Oct 2016 13:45:00 PDT

Over 50 children from West Baltimore, some who just stopped by and others who had been a part of the eight-week set of clinics with Coppin State players as their instructors, participated in the Urban Sports League's "A Day at the Park" on Saturday at Frederick Douglass High.(image)

UMBC women's basketball players share more than their sport

Tue, 2 Aug 2016 17:51:00 PDT

The appearance of nine Retrievers women's basketball players marked the second consecutive summer in which the team showed up at a school or center housing the Higher Achievement program.(image)

Gilman grad Brian Gaia faces one more transition

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:00:00 PDT

While the drives from his home in Pasadena to high school at Gilman up in Roland Park were often inconvenient, it was there Brian Gaia started forging the mentality that would make him a three-year starter on the Penn State offensive line.(image)

Record Navy baseball season ends with blowout loss to N.C. State

Sun, 5 Jun 2016 14:10:00 PDT

It was an epic journey at the Raleigh Regional for Navy but the long hours spent at the ballpark finally caught up to Midshipmen on Sunday afternoon.

N.C. State struck early and often as the Wolfpack routed Navy, 17-1, at Doak Field at Dail Park to eliminate the Midshipmen from the 2016 NCAA Baseball...


Navy avoids elimination with 13-inning victory

Sat, 4 Jun 2016 16:08:00 PDT

Blue's game-winning double propels Mids in NCAA tournament(image)

Morgan State athletic director Floyd Kerr to retire

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:41:00 PDT

Morgan State athletic director Floyd Kerr announced Tuesday his intention to retire at the end of the academic year, the university said in a written statement.(image)

Mount St. Joe grad Phil Booth shines on hoops biggest college stage

Tue, 5 Apr 2016 05:46:00 PDT

The hallways at Mount Saint Joseph are no doubt filled with chatter Tuesday morning, chests puffed out.

One of the school's own -- 2014 grad Phil Booth-- was on the grandest stage in men's college basketball last night and he owned it.

The Villanova sophomore guard came off the bench and scored...


Ten years ago today, Maryland women's basketball won its first NCAA title

Mon, 4 Apr 2016 17:46:00 PDT

Believe it or not, but once upon a time, Connecticut would go whole seasons at a time without winning the NCAA women's basketball title(image)

DJ Durkin making his mark on Maryland's special teams

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 06:51:00 PDT

If there was any doubt that special teams would be a focus for Maryland under coach DJ Durkin, that feeling was quashed immediately by the Terps’ first-year coach.

Durkin spent seven years of his career coaching special teams at Bowling Green, Stanford and Florida, and he’s made it clear that it...


Chris Christie takes in a different kind of presidential race

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New Jersey governor and family come to Annapolis to see son play Navy(image)

Notre Dame joins Big Ten — for hockey

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 09:34:00 PDT

The debate has raged for decades: Will Notre Dame join the Big Ten?

The answer is yes, but there’s a catch.

Notre Dame announced its men's hockey team will join the Big Ten as a sport affiliate member, and will begin conference play in the 2017-18 season.

"While we have enjoyed our affiliation...


St. Mary's College swimming coach arrested on child pornography charges

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 14:13:00 PST

The longtime swimming coach at St. Mary's College has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Andre Barbins, 45, of Solomons was charged Friday with one count of child pornography and one count of displaying obscene matter to a minor, according to Maryland State Police. Investigators executed...


Johns Hopkins swim coach Kennedy announces retirement on President's Day

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 08:48:00 PST

Johns Hopkins men’s and women’s swim coach George Kennedy announced Monday that he intends to retire at the end of the 2015-16 season and will leave on June 30.

During his 31 years there, Kennedy’s teams won 373 dual meets and 24 conference titles and produced 29 national champions and more than...


Johns Hopkins athletic director Tom Calder to step down, take new position at school

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:12:00 PST

After 28 years in the Johns Hopkins athletic department, Tom Calder will leave his role as athletic director to become the school's director of alumni programs.(image)

Coppin State athletic director resigns

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 20:12:00 PST

Saying he wants to “do some other things I enjoy doing,” Coppin State athletic director Derrick Ramsey has resigned, the university announced Wednesday.

Ramsey has been athletic director at the West Baltimore school since July 1, 2008, when he was appointed by then-university president Dr. Reginald...


Owings Mills graduate Shane Gaines not playing like a freshman for Salisbury football

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 06:30:00 PST

Hardly anyone would have faulted Shane Gaines if he had chosen to celebrate graduating from Owings Mills High School in June by enjoying a leisurely summer before enrolling at Salisbury.

Instead, the Baltimore resident spent his summer on the Eastern Shore campus, working out with his future teammates...


Appeals court strikes down payments to college athletes

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:47:00 PDT

In another twist to the long-running Ed O'Bannon case, a federal appeals court Wednesday delivered a mixed message to the powers that be in college sports.

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld an earlier ruling that the NCAA's version of amateurism violates antitrust laws...


UMBC soccer coach Pete Caringi Jr. looks to top last year's successful run

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 06:00:00 PDT

The blue team was up two goals on the red side as another day at Pete Caringi Jr.'s All-Maryland Soccer Camp was coming to a close earlier this summer.

It's the 33rd year the longtime UMBC coach has conducted the youth camps, but nobody could tell.

He jumped onto the field to provide some animated...


With just nine seniors on roster, youth in plentiful supply for Morgan State football

Fri, 7 Aug 2015 06:30:00 PDT

Turnover in personnel is part of the natural evolution of every college football team, and Morgan State is no different.

The Bears have just nine seniors on their roster for the upcoming season, which is five fewer than last year’s graduating class. Coach Lee Hull is leaning on the current senior...


Morgan State football gets little preseason respect after trip to FCS playoffs

Thu, 6 Aug 2015 15:36:00 PDT

The Morgan State football team's unanticipated rise to the top of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference hasn't earned the program much respect from its peers.

A season after going from being picked to finish last to capturing a share of the MEAC championship for the first time since 1979 and representing...


Construction to begin in winter for new UMBC arena

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:04:00 PDT

UMBC event center project draws near(image)

During riots, college coaches and ADs tried to persuade recruits to stay

Wed, 20 May 2015 04:00:00 PDT

The riots that gripped the city late last month were taking place just a few blocks away when Coppin State men's basketball player Christian Kessee received a phone call from his mother.

"She wanted to know how quickly I could get to the airport," the junior guard said.

Kessee said that he and...


Mired in last place in 2013, Towson volleyball is on brink of CAA tournament in 2014

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:38:00 PST

"Be remembered." That's the phrase that was printed on the back of the sheets of paper the Towson women's volleyball team was studying before its recent home match against Charleston.

Don Metil, second-year coach of the Tigers, gives the team a different motivational quote each week.

"We're always...