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State basketball roundup (Jan. 20): Colgate slips past Loyola men, 77-72

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:09:00 PST

Jordan Burns scored 20 points and Dana Batt made all seven of his shots and scored 16 as Colgate defeated Loyola Maryland, 77-72, on Saturday in Hamilton, N.Y.

Andre Walker made a jumper and a 3-pointer on consecutive possessions and the Greyhounds led 69-68 with 2:13 left. Jordan Swopshire countered...


Navy women hold off pesky Terriers for fifth straight win

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:00:00 PST

Timely free throw shooting down the stretch and a late steal by Hannah Fenske allowed the Navy women’s basketball team to come away with a 64-59 victory over Boston University on Saturday afternoon at Case Gym in Boston. The win was the fifth in a row for the Mids (16-3, 6-2 Patriot League). The...


Women's Basketball: Yeomans leads McDaniel past Bears

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:30:00 PST

McDaniel jumped out to a 10-3 lead after the first quarter en route to a 49-41 win at Ursinus in Centennial Conference women's basketball action Saturday in Collegeville, Pa.

Melanie Yeomans led the Green Terror (7-9, 5-5 Centennial) with a game-high 15 points and a season-best six rebounds.



Shutdown grounds Air Force sports and upends NFL viewing; Navy to continue

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:35:00 PST

The shutdown of the federal government that began at midnight eastern time already has an early casualty: the Air Force Academy's athletic schedule.

"Due to the government shutdown, all Air Force Academy home and away intercollegiate athletic events have been canceled until further notice," the...


NCAA Division II expands international reach to Mexico

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 09:46:00 PST

The NCAA's Division II voted by a wide margin Saturday to allow Mexican colleges to apply for membership, expanding its international reach beyond Canada.

The legislation takes effect immediately. Schools must meet all Division II standards, including facilities and staff, before being considered.


SDSU president assembling task force to review Aztec mascot, moniker

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:15:00 PST

San Diego State once again will consider the appropriateness and future of the school’s Aztecs nickname and Aztec Warrior mascot.

Sally Roush, SDSU’s interim president, announced the creation of a 17-member task force to review the mascot and moniker.

According to the university, the task force...


Power Five conferences approve 11 new measures, including medical benefits extension and holiday break for hoops

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:20:00 PST

The NCAA's five largest conferences approved sweeping changes in everything from medical care to basketball during the holidays on Friday, dashing through the agenda with little opposition and virtually no debate.

Extended medical benefits for former athletes, a three-day break for basketball players...


State basketball roundup (Jan. 18): Towson men cruise past Drexel, 90-68

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:58:00 PST

Zane Martin scored 18 points to lead the Towson men's basketball team to a 90-68 victory over Drexel on Thursday night.

Brian Starr scored 16 points, Mike Morsell and Justin Gorham each had 13 and Deshaun Morman added 12 for the Tigers (14-6, 4-3 Colonial Athletic Association).

Austin Williams...


Geno Auriemma: Fans Deserve Money Back After 'Disgraceful Effort' Vs. Tulsa

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:50:00 PST

Geno Auriemma has coached 1,143 games at UConn and won 1,008. His teams have played before crowds of a couple dozen at the old Field House in the 1980s, and plenty of sellouts in Storrs and Hartford in the years since.

On Thursday night, 7,477 fans were on hand at Gampel Pavilion for a game that...


State basketball roundup: Robinson's layup in OT lifts Mount St. Mary's

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 19:20:00 PST

Junior Robinson sank the winning layup with 15 seconds left in the extra period and Mount St. Mary's edged host St. Francis (Pa.), 81-80, in overtime on Saturday.

The Mountaineers (10-9, 4-2 Northeast Conference) trailed 80-79 when Robinson made the layup. He was set up after Greg Alexander missed...


Digest (Jan. 13): Stevenson's Boswell earns 100th career basketball coaching victory

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 19:15:00 PST

Stevenson women's basketball head coach Jackie Boswell earned her 100th career victory as the Mustangs defeated Alvernia University 72-32 in MAC Commonwealth action Saturday afternoon at Owings Mills Gymnasium. Boswell is 100-76 in her seventh season at Stevenson and has guided the Mustangs to...


Women's Basketball: Green Terror resilient in loss to No. 12 Muhlenberg

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:00:00 PST

Opposing teams should not come to McDaniel and expect to play an easy game, Green Terror sophomore guard Liv Storer said.

McDaniel refused to give up, despite falling to nationally-ranked Muhlenberg 56-46 at Gill Center on Saturday. The game marked just the third contest in which the Mules were...


Alford, Roetman post pins as Navy routs Maryland in wrestling

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:20:00 PST

Navy was without two of its top wrestlers for Friday night’s match with in-state rival Maryland. Starters Steban Cervantes and Jadaen Bernstein both sat out with minor injuries. Head coach Joel Sharratt could not have asked for more out of their replacements.

Sophomores AJ Alford and Joshua Roetman...


Women's Basketball: McDaniel making progress with conference slate

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 18:45:00 PST

McDaniel’s women’s basketball team is making progress, according to coach Becky Martin.

The Green Terror used a balanced second-half attack Tuesday with multiple extended runs to defeat Swarthmore 63-43 at Gill Center.

Senior guard Melanie Yeomans scored a team-high 12 points and added three assists...


Women's Basketball: McDaniel clipped by River Hawks in final seconds

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 12:50:00 PST

McDaniel’s women’s basketball team held a one-point lead over Susquehanna with seconds remaining Wednesday night at Gill Center, but the River Hawks came up with a basket just before time ran out and prevailed 55-54.

Liv Storer’s jumper with 17 seconds to go gave the Green Terror (4-6) a 54-53...


State women's basketball (Dec. 28): Terps blast Illinois in Big Ten opener

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 19:50:00 PST

Kaila Charles has been a pillar for the No. 15 Maryland women’s basketball team, scoring in double figures in every game this season. But with the Terps winning so many games by blowout, the sophomore guard has been content to do her work quietly in the background.

In Thursday night’s Big Ten opener,...


Savvy with horses, Jemicy student Jordi Gray to ride for Oklahoma State

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 02:00:00 PST

Jordi Gray, 17, of Owings Mills is a Jemicy School senior who has an equestrian scholarship to Oklahoma State next year. She's dyslexic and is the first Jemicy student to get a Division I scholarship.(image)

Navy wrestling breaks into national rankings for first time in almost a decade

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:00:00 PST

Joel Sharratt has worked hard to restore Navy wrestling to national prominence since taking over as head coach in 2014.

Sharratt, who spent six seasons as an assistant in Annapolis under predecessor Bruce Burnett, followed a strategy of bringing in highly-rated recruits then instilling them with...


Men's Basketball: McDaniel snaps six-game losing skid with win over Goucher

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 19:30:00 PST

McDaniel entered Saturday’s game against Goucher with a six-game losing skid.

The Green Terror’s lone victory of the season was the season-opener, a 66-62 close one over Penn State-Brandywine. They didn’t let that streak continue as they used a strong defensive effort to defeat the Gophers 69-53...


No. 1 UConn women dominate DePaul 103-69

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 18:49:00 PST

Katie Lou Samuelson scored 20 points, Crystal Dangerfield had 18 and No. 1 UConn gave coach Geno Auriemma his 999th victory with a 103-69 rout of DePaul on Friday night.

Auriemma is on the verge of joining fellow Hall of Famers Pat Summitt and Tara VanDerveer as the only women's basketball coaches...


Testudo, Johns Hopkins' Jay bobbleheads unveiled by National Bobblehead Hall of Fame

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 06:20:00 PST

Two of Maryland’s top mascots are bouncing their way to fame.

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum this week unveiled two bobbleheads commemorating collegiate sports champions in Maryland — the Terps’ men’s basketball team and Johns Hopkins’ men’s lacrosse.

The bobblehead featuring Testudo...


Local college basketball (Nov. 30): Navy coach Stefanie Pemper hits milestone; Mids wins 7th straight

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 19:19:00 PST

Stefanie Pemper became the Navy women's basketball coach with the most wins in school history Thursday night as the Mids continued their impressive start.

Host Navy used a strong first-half performance to carry it to a 73-49 victory over Monmouth. Pemper picked up her 179th victory with the Mids,...


State basketball roundup (Nov. 25): Navy men dropped in FGCU Shootout

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 19:17:00 PST

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Brandon Goodwin tossed in 19 points, on 7-of-11 shooting, and Christian Terrell finished with a double-double as Florida Gulf Coast dominated the second half on its way to a 70-54 win over Navy at the FGCU Shootout on Saturday night.

Terrell totaled 12 points and 10 rebounds,...


State basketball roundup (Nov. 21): Towson defeats Penn, advances to final in Florida

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:14:00 PST

Mike Morsell scored 18 points as Towson beat Penn, 79-71, in a semifinal of the Florida Gulf Coast Showcase at Estero, Fla., in men's basketball Tuesday night. The Tigers improved to 3-0 and the Quakers fell to 3-3. Coach Pat Skerry got his 100th win and Towson faces Georgia Southern in tonight's...


State basketball roundup (Nov. 18): Three players combine for 55 points in Mount's triumph

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:49:00 PST

The trio of Junior Robinson, Jonah Antonio and Greg Alexander combined for 55 points and all nine 3-pointers as Mount Saint Mary's slipped past North Florida 84-81 in a game that came down to the wire on Saturday in Orlando, Fla.

Robinson scored a jumper to break a 78-78 tie with 37 seconds remaining...


State basketball roundup (Nov. 16): Jones, Small pace Maryland women

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:39:00 PST

Stephanie Jones (Aberdeen) had a career-high 21 points and nine rebounds, Ieshia Small added a career-best 18 points, and No. 15 Maryland beat visiting Niagara, 92-65, on Thursday.

Jones was 8-for-10 from the field, and Small also missed just two shots as Maryland shot 57 percent.

Maryland led...


State basketball roundup (Nov. 15): Govan's big night guides Georgetown past Mount St. Mary's

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:14:00 PST

Jessie Govan scored 20 points and pulled down 14 rebounds and host Georgetown gave new head coach Patrick Ewing another victory, beating Mount St. Mary's 102-68 on Wednesday night.

Govan had 20 points and 15 rebounds for the Hoyas (2-0) in their season-opening victory against Jacksonville. Against...


State basketball roundup (Nov. 11): Walker nets 27, climbs charts in Loyola Maryland loss

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:44:00 PST

Andre Walker scored a game-high 27 points for Loyola Maryland, but four Fairfield players had 11 or more, and the host Stags defeated the Greyhounds, 64-52, at Webster Bank Arena on Tuesday night.

Walker made five 3-pointers and recorded his 13th career game with 20 or more points. He scored 20...


Digest (Nov. 10): Colgate overtakes Loyola Maryland in Patriot League men's soccer semifinals

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 20:49:00 PST

The Colgate men's soccer team erased a 2-0 deficit in the final 20 minutes of regulation to force overtime against top-seeded Loyola and junior Steven DeLeo scored in the 98th minute to secure a 3-2 overtime win in the Patriot League semifinals on Friday night at Ridley Athletic Complex. Colgate...


Dulin, Anderson lead way as Navy defeats Pittsburgh, 71-62, in Veterans Classic

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 20:30:00 PST

Navy entered the 2017-2018 basketball season with a veteran squad featuring eight returning lettermen, including four starters. The Midshipmen welcomed back their top five scorers from a year ago.

Same could not be said for Pittsburgh, which underwent a complete roster overhaul. The Panthers had...


Navy women's basketball hopes winning spirit from successful season carries on

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 16:00:00 PST

Last season was very uplifting for the Navy women’s basketball program on many levels.

A team that was picked sixth in the preseason poll came within a whisker of capturing the Patriot League championship, losing to top-seeded Bucknell in overtime. The Midshipmen earned a berth in the Women’s National...


Digest (Nov. 8): Maryland women's basketball's Fraser selected for Cheryl Miller Award watch list

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 20:04:00 PST

Junior forward Brianna Fraser of the Maryland women's basketball team is one of 20 of the top small forwards in the country named to the Cheryl Miller Award watch list by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Last season, Fraser played in all 35 games for the Terps, who advanced to the...


Northwestern soccer player Robbie White comes out as gay, credits school's inclusive environment

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:35:00 PST

After Northwestern’s final soccer practice last spring, Robbie White began to walk out of the locker room when his best friend stopped him.

White had confided in Braden Thuraisingham and had wrestled for a few months about when to make an announcement to the entire team. When Thuraisingham encouraged...


State football (Nov. 4): Elon edges Towson in double overtime

Sat, 4 Nov 2017 19:49:00 PDT

ELON, N.C. — Owen Johnson lifted Elon to its eighth-straight victory with a 26-yard field goal in the second overtime to edge Towson 33-30 on Saturday.

Dondre Howell blocked Towson's 33-yard field goal try to end the Tigers' previous possession. The winning kick was Johnson's fourth field goal...


Digest (Nov. 4): Loyola Maryland edges Lafayette for first Patriot League men's soccer regular-season crown

Sat, 4 Nov 2017 19:41:00 PDT

Sophomore Brian Saramago's goal in the 21st minute earned Loyola Maryland its first Patriot League regular-season title on Saturday afternoon as the Greyhounds defeated Lafayette, 1-0, at Ridley Athletic Complex. Loyola (11-5-1 overall, 7-2-0 Patriot League) will host the semifinals and championship...


Women's Basketball: McDaniel ready to run, and learn, this year

Sat, 4 Nov 2017 21:00:00 PDT

Every four years, Becky Martin and her coaching staff take the McDaniel College women’s basketball team to Europe for 10 days of sightseeing and tourism.

There’s some basketball played too as part of the experience, something every four-year player in the program gets to enjoy once in their college...


Digest (Nov. 3): Howard CC to play Genesee in JuCo national men's soccer tournament

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 19:43:00 PDT

The Howard Community College men's soccer team will play Genesee Community College (N.Y) in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III National Championship quarterfinals on Thursday at 4 p.m. in Herkimer, New York. The Dragons come into the tournament with a 13-5-1 record, having...


Digest (Oct. 28): Terps tip off women's basketball season with home exhibition

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 18:27:00 PDT

Maryland will host Glenville State today at noon in the first of two exhibition matches at the XFINITY Center. Sophomore Kaila Charles, selected to the preseason All-Big Ten team earlier this week, leads the Terps. Coach Brenda Frese and the Terps begin the season ranked No. 13 in the USA Today...


Four brothers, 10 seasons and the end of an era for Navy water polo

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:00:00 PDT

The most striking thing about the Warren brothers’ consistency isn’t that they all attended the Naval Academy, nor that they all played for the Navy water polo team. It isn’t even the fact that when the youngest son graduates the Academy, it’s possible he’ll join his brothers in becoming a Naval...


Digest (Oct. 19): Penn State AD Barbour named to advisory council

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:24:00 PDT

Penn State Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour, a Severn School graduate, has been selected as one of the inaugural members of the United States Olympic Committee's Collegiate Advisory Council. The United States Olympic Committee announced the formation of the Collegiate Advisory Council to guide...


College Sports: Carroll Community approves inaugural athletic program

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:40:00 PDT

Carroll Community College is one of two in the state without intercollegiate sports, but that statistic is about to change.

The college’s Board of Trustees made it official at its monthly meeting Wednesday night and authorized Carroll’s venture into creating a sports program. Intercollegiate sports...


Navy volleyball won't let Army loss dampen hopes

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:15:00 PDT

The Naval Academy volleyball team had won eight straight matches, including seven against Patriot League opponents, before a heartbreaking five-set loss to Army in Saturday’s Star Match. But that loss isn’t slowing the Mids down. Rather, they are keeping their heads high in order to push even further.


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...