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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Coppin State falls flat in second half

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:30:00 PST

His players would not be available postgame, not after this loss, so Coppin State men's basketball coach Michael Grant went long when he heard the question Monday night, as if he had borrowed time from the Eagles players hurting in the locker room.(image)



N.C. State stuns No. 17 Duke; No. 3 Gonzaga cruises past Portland

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:51:00 PST

Freshman Dennis Smith Jr. scored a season-high 32 points to help North Carolina State rally from 12 down late in the first half and stun No. 17 Duke 84-82 on Monday night in Durham, N.C.

Abdul-Malik Abu added 19 points for the Wolfpack (14-7, 3-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who earned the program's...

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Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh taking team to Rome for 3 practices

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:30:00 PST

Just days after an NCAA vote to ban team trips that combine spring break and spring football, Michigan announced Monday that the Wolverines' next getaway is its most exotic yet: Italy.

The Wolverines will hold three spring practices at the training facility of Italian league soccer club Roma in...

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Bayhawks name Mark Burdett team president

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:54:00 PST

Annapolis resident will create 'vision' for franchise(image)



College basketball Top 25: Big jumps for Arizona, Florida State

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:26:00 PST

Did you forget to include Arizona on your contender list?

The Wildcats reminded everyone of their worth with an impressive 96-85 victory against UCLA on Saturday, earning them a bump into the top 10 in my rankings.

Arizona wasn’t the only team to take a leap.

Here’s how I voted this week in the...

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Mount St. Mary's men's lacrosse needs goalie Matt Vierheller to find his freshman form

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

If Mount St. Mary’s men's lacrosse coach Tom Gravante was hoping that last year’s struggles would drive Matt Vierheller in the offseason, he might have gotten his wish.

The 5-foot-7, 145-pound goalie returned this fall after a disappointing 2016 season and played well enough to reassert himself...

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Division I men's lacrosse preview: Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 PST

Monday’s entry is the first of a series taking a look at each of the seven Division I programs in this state, in order of their finish last season. The Baltimore Sun’s men’s lacrosse preview is slated to be published Feb. 3. This is Mount St. Mary’s turn.

Overview: The Mountaineers' overall record...

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College basketball: No. 13 UCLA women turn back USC, 71-67

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:00:00 PST

This rivalry game wasn't decided until the final minute, but the result was the same; another UCLA women's basketball victory over USC. 

The previous matchup was vastly easier for the Bruins, but UCLA beat USC for the second time in four days, a 71-67 victory Sunday at Pauley Pavilion. 

UCLA (15-4,...

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State hoops roundup (Jan. 22): Darley, Lyles lead UMBC men over UMass-Lowell

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:28:00 PST

Will Darley scored 28 points, Jairus Lyles had 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists, and the visiting UMBC men's basketball team beat UMass Lowell, 102-86, on Sunday.

Darley (Dulaney) was 7-for-14 from the field and made all 11 of his free-throw attempts. Lyles hit 10 of 20 shots and scored...

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Northwestern snaps 40-year drought with 74-72 victory at Ohio State

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:50:00 PST

Northwestern came here to defy history, but not the kind you're thinking.

In Chris Collins' mind, his team ventured to Columbus to crack the streak, rather than The Streak.

The streak, lowercase, was NU's run of 34 straight losses at Ohio State, dating to Feb. 24, 1977. The Streak, uppercase, is...

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Tribune Silver Football winner J.T. Barrett stiff-arms the 'hate'

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:54:00 PST

J.T. Barrett has accomplished a ton. That's why he found himself at center court Sunday at Ohio State's basketball arena, accepting the Chicago Tribune Silver Football award that goes to the Big Ten's best player.

Barrett also was the man at the helm of Ohio State's embarrassing 31-0 loss to Clemson...

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Oregon assistant football coach to be fired after DUI arrest

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:49:00 PST

The University of Oregon says the football co-offensive coordinator will be fired after his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, marking the latest problem for the team.

The school said in a statement Sunday that David Reaves has been placed on administrative leave and the process...

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Hokies get commitment from highly regarded LB Dylan Rivers, who reneges on Penn St. pledge

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:09:00 PST

As impressive as Virginia Tech's weekend tally of freshly minted commitments from defensive football recruits already was, it reached another level Sunday afternoon when the Hokies convinced linebacker Dylan Rivers to turn his back on a pledge to Penn State.

Rivers, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound senior...

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College basketball: Florida State tops Louisville; Creighton and West Virginia are upset

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:20:00 PST

Jonathan Isaac and Dwayne Bacon both scored 16 points and No. 10 Florida State held off No. 12 Louisville, 73-68, on Saturday in Tallahassee, Fla. 

Isaac, who also had 10 rebounds, is the first FSU freshman to have three consecutive double-doubles since Corey Lewis in 1994-95. 

Florida State started...

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College Roundup: Worth cleans up at Navy football banquet

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:58:00 PST

NAVY FOOTBALL: The Naval Academy football banquet was held Friday evening at Alumni Hall where several prestigious awards were handed out.

Senior quarterback Will Worth was named the winner of the E.E. "Rip" Miller Award, which is presented to the season's most valuable player as voted on by his...

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UCLA has little to celebrate (except Kareem) during 96-85 loss to Arizona

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:40:00 PST

The defensive deficiencies hidden for much of the season by UCLA’s outer-space offense were fully unmasked Saturday, like an unsightly scar.

They were hideous. They were everywhere. They looked like they might be permanent.

The constant breakdowns turned Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Day into a tribute to...

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State hoops roundup (Jan. 21): Towson men earn fourth victory in a row, 75-58

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:35:00 PST

Mike Morsell and Arnaud William Adala Moto each had 12 rebounds as Towson (12-9, 4-4 Colonial Athletic Association) won its fourth straight game and earned a season sweep of host Delaware (8-13, 1-7) with a 75-58 win Saturday.

Alex Thomas and John Davis added 13 and 12 points, respectively. The...

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Penn State's offseason challenge: How to handle success?

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:09:00 PST

During his mileage-heavy recruiting tour recently, Penn State coach James Franklin met people who uniformly called the Rose Bowl among the best games they had seen. Franklin politely disagreed.

"It wasn't that darn good," Franklin said Saturday. "I understand from an entertainment standpoint it...

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Women's Basketball: Green Terror get defensive to take down Ursinus

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:31:00 PST

McDaniel outlasts Bears, keeps sights on upcoming Centennial playoffs(image)



Men’s Basketball: McDaniel comes ‘ready to play’ in win over Ursinus

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:30:00 PST

Williams, Green Terror shake off loss to Gettysburg, knock Bears out of fist place(image)



Navy falters, then flourishes to beat Army West Point in OT

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:27:00 PST

Navy dominates OT(image)



V.J. Beachem's career-high 30 points leads No. 15 Notre Dame over Syracuse

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:09:00 PST

V.J. Beachem faked a shot and then drove to the lane against Syracuse on Saturday.

The Notre Dame forward drew contact, but was able to finish the play with a layup.

The basket, with 12 minutes remaining in the game, established a career-high for points for the senior before Beachem finished with...

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Chapelgate alumnus Matt Frierson excelling for The Citadel men's basketball

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 14:49:00 PST

Matt Frierson always knew how to shoot.

The Laurel resident averaged 23.6 points per game as a senior in 2014-15 for Chapelgate Christian Academy in Marriottsville and knocked down a Howard County record 137 threes that season. He made 283 in his three varsity seasons and scored more than 1,000...

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Illinois falls to Michigan 66-57 in third consecutive loss

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:36:00 PST

Michigan wore blue uniforms at home, not its traditional white gear, to fire up its players and send Illinois a message.

It seemed to work.

D.J. Wilson had 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists, leading the Wolverines to a 66-57 win over the Fighting Illini.

"We weren't the white-collar team...

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Hart scores 25, No. 1 Villanova beats Providence 78-68

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:09:00 PST

PHILADELPHIA — Josh Hart saw an opportunity to drive with the ball and kept attacking the basket instead of shooting jumpers.

Hart scored 25 points, Kris Jenkins had 19 and No. 1 Villanova beat Providence 78-68 on Saturday.

The defending national champion Wildcats (19-1, 7-1 Big East) have won...

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Darryl Bonner, D.J. Palmore named 2017 Navy football team captains

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:50:00 PST

Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo announced Friday night at the annual Navy football banquet that rising seniors slot back Darryl Bonner and outside linebacker D.J. Palmore have been elected team captains for the 2017 football season by their teammates.

"Being elected team captain at the...

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Jimmy Allen sees life come full circle as head coach at Army West Point

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:43:00 PST

Former assistant under Don DeVoe has seen both sides of Army-Navy rivalry(image)



Surging Navy women travel to West Point for showdown with Army

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:42:00 PST

Mids are second in Patriot League, Black Knights are tied for third(image)



Deshaun Watson among more than 100 college players giving up eligibility to enter NFL draft

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:05:00 PST

For the second straight year, more than 100 players are giving up college eligibility to enter the NFL draft. 

The league on Friday released a list of 95 underclassmen who have been granted early entry to draft, along with the names of eight other players, including Clemson quarterback Deshaun...

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Buttoned-up Virginia basketball team learns to let down its hair

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:51:00 PST

Kyle Guy's hairstyle started with a challenge. While preparing for his freshman season with the Virginia basketball team, Guy agreed to grow out his hair as long as his personal trainer in Indianapolis would grow out his beard.

"He's bald," Guy explained, feigning sadness.

Guy's hair - the sides,...

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College basketball: No. 11 Oregon loses Dillon Brooks to injury during win over Cal

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:35:00 PST

Jordan Bell scored a career-high 26 points, Casey Benson had 15 on five three-pointers and No. 11 Oregon rolled to an 86-63 victory over California on Thursday night in Eugene, Ore. 

The Ducks (17-2, 6-0 Pac-12) matched a 104-year-old school record with their 15th consecutive win, but they lost...

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State hoops roundup (Jan. 19): Towson men rally to beat Hofstra, 86-80

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:00:00 PST

Zane Martin scored 23 points off the bench and the Towson men's basketball team erased an eight-point halftime deficit en route to an 86-80 win at Hofstra on Thursday night.

Rokas Gustys hit two layups in the first minute of the second half to put the Pride in front 44-34. Jordan McNeil (Mount...

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Arizona's Trier tested positive for PED

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:50:03 PST

Arizona sophomore Allonzo Trier, who has yet to play this season, admitted Wednesday that he tested positive for a banned performance-enhancing drug. The 6-foot-5 Trier, who came to Arizona as the marquee player in coach Sean Miller's recruiting class, had a strong freshman season, averaging 14.8...(image)



UConn coach Randy Edsall believes in commitment — to Randy Edsall

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:59:00 PST

Men, I know only one way to do things on my football team, and that's the Randy Edsall way. That's why I, Randy Edsall, can look myself in the mirror and see Randy Edsall.

Randy Edsall demands that his players become the man he has never been. You can count on that. I am all about saying the right...

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State hoops roundup (Jan. 18): Bucknell men handle Loyola in 76-63 victory

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Zach Thomas scored 18 points and hauled down 11 rebounds for his third double double of the season, and the Bucknell men's basketball team defeated visiting Loyola Maryland, 76-63, on Wednesday night to climb atop the Patriot League standings.

The Bison (14-6) entered in a tie with Boston University,...

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College basketball roundup: Sooners get past No. 7 Mountaineers

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:25:00 PST

Jordan Woodard’s layup with 2.2 seconds left in overtime lifted Oklahoma to an 89-87 victory over No. 7 West Virginia on Wednesday night at Morgantown, W.Va.

Kristian Doolittle scored six of his 12 points in overtime and Woodard scored 18 of his 20 points after halftime in his second start since...

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From more than 30 feet away, Navy's Taylor Dunham delivers game-winning highlight

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:58:00 PST

Navy women's basketball guard Taylor Dunham, the shortest Mid on this year's roster, turned a hopeless heave into a heroic highlight Wednesday night.(image)



No. 10 Florida State defeats No. 15 Notre Dame 83-80

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:53:00 PST

Florida State hasn't found itself in many close games late in the second half this season, but Wednesday night it was trailing No. 15 Notre Dame 64-62 with 5:40 remaining.

The 10th-ranked Seminoles then showed that they were able to go on a late run and close out a game, going on an 11-1 run and...

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Navy turns tables on Lehigh, 75-72

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:15:00 PST

Kiernan sparks Mids off the bench(image)



NCAA Division I Council rejects proposed June signing period

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:38:00 PST

A proposed June signing period for college football recruits has been rejected by the NCAA's Division I Council, but a possible December signing period remains very much in play.

The council modified a wide-ranging reforms proposal for flexibility in the recruiting calendar at the NCAA's annual...

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Oregon strength coach suspended after players hospitalized

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:30:06 PST

The University of Oregon suspended football strength and conditioning coach Irele Oderinde one month without pay after three players were hospitalized following a series of intense workouts last week. The school announced the decision in a statement Tuesday evening and detailed a review of the...(image)



Nine players with local ties named to the U.S. women's lacrosse national team

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:34:00 PST

Led by three-time Tewaaraton Award winner Taylor Cummings, nine players with local ties -- including six former Maryland Terps -- were named Wednesday to the United States women's lacrosse national team that will compete for the World Cup in July.(image)



Former Loyola coach Jimmy Patsos delivers handshakes to invisible opponents after Siena win

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:50:00 PST

Jimmy Patsos is trending - again. The former Loyola Maryland men's basketball coach is up to his old tricks at Siena, as he was just shown on the "Today" show shaking hands with a nonexistent Rider team and coaches Tuesday night.(image)



UConn, Under New Coach, Rescinds Football Scholarship Offers

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:17:20 PST

An unfortunate, though not uncommon, part of recruiting in college athletics was highlighted this week in the interaction between new UConn coach Randy Edsall and Ryan Dickens, a senior linebacker from Raritan High in Hazlet, N.J.

Dickens accepted a UConn scholarship offer in June and as recently...

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Bronson Koenig leads No. 17 Wisconsin past Michigan; UIC, NIU get wins

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:08:00 PST

The first 34 minutes Tuesday night were nothing special for Wisconsin's Bronson Koenig. The final 6 more than made up for it.

Koenig scored 16 points, 10 in a key run that turned the game around, and No. 17 Wisconsin survived a scare from Michigan 68-64.

"I kind of just told myself to keep staying...

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No. 21 Purdue dominates Illinois 91-68

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:08:00 PST

When Caleb Swanigan and Isaac Haas are in sync, it's difficult trying to name a better power forward-center combination in college basketball.

No. 21 Purdue's two interior players certainly were in sync on Tuesday night against outmanned Illinois.

Haas had 24 points and six rebounds, and power...

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Police charge 11 in 'riot' following Penn State's Big Ten title

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:30:00 PST

State College police on Tuesday said they charged three people with rioting, and one with taunting a police animal, for their alleged participation in a downtown disturbance following the Big Ten championship game last month.

According to a department news release, police filed charges Tuesday...

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Dunn, Worth are unlikely choices for Touchdown Club collegiate awards

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:56:00 PST

Former walk-on earns Gold Helmet as Maryland winner, career backup receives Silver Helmet as Navy honoree(image)



Oregon football workouts sent players to hospital. Who will stand up for them?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:22:00 PST

As three Oregon football players remained hospitalized Tuesday morning, a disquieting thought struck Ramogi Huma, the president of the National College Players Association. "Had they received a few bucks for signing an autograph," Huma said, "the NCAA would have launched an investigation." But...(image)



Lesbian college coaches still face difficult atmosphere to come out

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:29:00 PST

Courtney Graham said everything was going smoothly with her assistant coaching job with Drake University's women's basketball team. The Bulldogs were building the program, and Graham said she was handling her recruiting and scouting responsibilities well, resulting in bonuses and positive performance...

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Digest: Walker's 35, record-tying nine 3s lift Loyola men over Boston University

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:33:00 PST

Andre Walker tied a Loyola Maryland record with nine 3-pointers and scored a career-high 35 points to lead the Greyhounds men's basketball team to a 77-69 win over visiting Boston University (10-8, 5-1 Patriot League) on Monday night.

Walker's nine 3s matched Andre Collins' performance from Jan....

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Meet Northwestern's Charlie Hall, the basketball-playing son of Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:25:00 PST

A few Northwestern students have asked Charlie Hall to do "The Elaine Dance" — and wondered whether such a "skill" runs in the family.

No one has shouted, "No soup for you!" after swatting one of his shots, though.

This disappoints him.

"That would be hilarious," Hall said. "I used to love talking...

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College basketball: Roy Williams gets 800th coaching victory in UNC's rout of Syracuse

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:35:00 PST

Hall of Fame Coach Roy Williams earned his 800th career victory when Isaiah Hicks scored 20 points to lead No. 9 North Carolina to an 85-68 victory over Syracuse on Monday night in Chapel Hill, N.C. 

The win made Williams just the ninth Division I coach to reach 800 wins. 

Kennedy Meeks added 15...

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Men's Basketball: Wilson making impact in rookie season with Mount

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:19:00 PST

Freshman guard third in scoring for first-place Mountaineers with 11.3 ppg(image)



UMBC faces reality check after 77-50 loss to America East foe Albany

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:20:00 PST

The UMBC men's basketball team entered Monday with its best-ever record in Division I play through 17 games. If first-year coach Ryan Odom needed a litmus test for his squad's progress, he couldn't have asked for more than a game against America East Conference foe Albany.

The Great Danes have...

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Maryland's Brionna Jones (Aberdeen) named espnW's National Player of the Week

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:04:00 PST

Maryland senior center Brionna Jones (Aberdeen) was named the National Player of the Week by espnW on Monday after she turned in a career-best performance and helped lead the No. 3 Terps to two Big Ten Conference wins.

Jones averaged 33.5 points and 12 rebounds in victories over Penn State and...

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Adoree' Jackson declares for NFL draft, skipping his senior season at USC

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:20:00 PST

Before Monday, deadline day to declare for the NFL draft, USC cornerback Adoree' Jackson had revealed little about his decision. His Twitter account had become fodder for amateur sleuths. Jackson tweeted often about attending class when the semester began - a score for his returning. Then he tweeted...(image)



College basketball Top 25: Villanova back on top

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:51:00 PST

Welcome back, Villanova.

The Wildcats were out of the top spot for only a week before arriving back at No. 1 in my poll.

Baylor drops three spots after a 21-point loss to West Virginia. there are four teams with a legitimate argument for being considered for No. 1.

Here’s how I voted this week:

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Alabama hires former Terps coach Mike Locksley as full-time offensive assistant coach

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:07:00 PST

Alabama football has hired former Maryland coach Mike Locksley as a full-time offensive assistant, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced Monday.

Locksley, who served as the interim head coach at Maryland for six games in 2015 after the firing of Randy Edsall, had been working on the Alabama staff...

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Northwestern handles Iowa with ease in 89-54 win

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:45:00 PST

Northwestern coach Chris Collins is having fun watching Bryant McIntosh have fun.

McIntosh partook in plenty of that Sunday night.

The point guard bounced a blink-of-an-eye pass to a galloping Gavin Skelly that Skelly subsequently finished with a two-handed dunk, much to the delight of the mostly...

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UMBC shooting past expectations in Odom's first year

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:40:00 PST

The UMBC men's basketball team has the nation's most accurate 3-point shooter, and he has a problem. It is very much a First World Problem. It bothers him just the same.(image)



College basketball: Ohio State gets first Big Ten win against Michigan State

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:15:00 PST

JaQuan Lyle made five of seven shots from behind the three-point line and scored 22 points as Ohio State pulled away down the stretch and beat Michigan State, 72-67, on Sunday in Columbus, Ohio, for the Buckeyes' first Big Ten Conference win this season. 

Marc Loving and Jae'Sean Tate each added...

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UConn women now look for another streak: 5 national titles

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:57:00 PST

Now that UConn has broken its own NCAA record with 91 wins in a row, the four-time defending national champion Huskies can look toward trying to extend their other impressive streak.

They want to get back to Dallas for a chance to win five titles in a row — something no women's team has ever done.

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Martin Luther King Jr. would've frowned on Dabo Swinney profiting off of black labor

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:20:00 PST

They wanted recognition of their right to unionize, which they'd done. They wanted their labor commensurately compensated rather than leaving them at the poverty line, or below.

They wanted what compensation they did receive protected against the whims of bosses who often took it away at the slightest...

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Northwestern teammates grieve, honor Jordan Hankins in victory over Indiana

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:12:00 PST

Northwestern point guard Ashley Deary drove to the basket with one second remaining to hit a layup as time expired to end the first quarter. She tapped her heart and pointed to the rafters.

That was for Jordan.

Everything on Saturday at Welsh-Ryan Arena was for Jordan.

Players wore white T-shirts...

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UConn Women Put 91 In Books; Breeze Past SMU, 88-48

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:25:28 PST

The buzzer sounded and history was complete, another lopsided victory for the program that doesn't lose.

Yet as fans lingered and cheered and held signs in honor of the UConn women's basketball team, the post-game celebration was muted. There were interviews on the court, questions about the 91st...

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Navy women capture 5th straight win

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 19:11:00 PST

An 8 for 11 effort from 3-point range in the first half staked the Navy women's basketball team to a double-digit lead at intermission in an eventual 76-41 victory over Lafayette Saturday night at Alumni Hall in Annapolis. The victory was the fifth in a row for the Mids (12-5, 5-1 Patriot League)...

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State hoops roundup (Jan. 14): Towson hangs on to defeat Northeastern

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:18:00 PST

Arnaud William Adala Moto made 12 of 13 free throws and finished with 24 points and seven rebounds, John Davis added 16 points and the host Towson men's basketball team held off Northeastern, 74-67, on Saturday.(image)



Men’s Basketball: Mount St. Mary’s uses second-half surge to sink St. Francis

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 17:36:00 PST

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College basketball: Louisville upends Duke; Gonzaga downs St. Mary's

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 16:45:00 PST

Anas Mahmoud had a career-high 17 points and 11 rebounds, Donovan Mitchell added 15 points and No. 14 Louisville shot 59 percent in the second half to top No. 7 Duke, 78-69, on Saturday in Louisville, Ky. 

Mitchell had the touch from beyond the arc, making consecutive three-pointers while scoring...

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Georgetown Holds Off UConn, 72-69

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:30:00 PST

After playing some of its best basketball of the season to build a double-digit lead, the UConn men fell apart, unable to stand up to the physical, intense nature of old Big East basketball.

"We played a great 24 minutes," coach Kevin Ollie said, "and after that our defense and our discipline went...

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Watch highlights of Clemson's win over Alabama in 8-bit Tecmo Bowl

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:15:00 PST

Still buzzing over Monday’s College Football Playoff national championship game? Or need something to keep you occupied during the college football off-season?

There’s good news, and it involves the classic Tecmo Bowl football arcade game.

Highlights from Clemson’s exhilarating 35-31 win over Alabama...

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Digest: Mount St. Mary's men beat Fairleigh Dickinson, 77-70, earn first-place tie

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:50:00 PST

Elijah Long had 14 points and a career-high 12 assists, and sparked a late 7-0 run to push the Mount St. Mary's men's basketball team to a 77-70 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson.

The win moves the host Mountaineers (6-12, 4-1) into a first-place tie with the Knights (6-10, 4-1) and LIU Brooklyn...

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Notre Dame rallies late to beat Miami; Northwestern tops Rutgers

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:33:00 PST

V.J. Beachem sank the go-ahead basket and made the clinching steal as No. 20 Notre Dame rallied from a four-point deficit in the final 2 1/2 minutes to beat Miami 67-62 on Thursday night.

The Fighting Irish (15-2, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) outscored Miami 10-1 down the stretch to earn their...

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