College Sports Archive: March / April 2011
Terps Notes: Lacrosse Teams Roll
With No. 6 Maryland's impressive ACC title win, its first conference crown since 2005, the focus was once again on the senior power duo of attackmen Ryan Young and Grant Catalino. Plus, PressBox updates the Terps action in women's lacrosse, baseball, softball, football and track and field.
Maryland, Hopkins In Solid Position
With two-thirds of the regular season over, it appears only two teams from the state of Maryland will reach the 16-team NCAA Division I men's lacrosse tournament.
Navy's Niumatalolo Agrees To Extension
Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo has signed a long-term contract, though details of the deal were not released.
Maryland Notebook: Terps Face UNC In ACC Tournament
Head coach John Tillman will lead third-seeded Maryland into the 2011 ACC Men's Lacrosse Tournament against second-seeded North Carolina in the first game of the semifinal doubleheader at 5 p.m. Friday at Duke's Koskinen Stadium in Durham, N.C.
Blue Jays Gird For Stretch Run
With less than a month remaining during the regular season, the Blue Jays are more introspective than ever and have some scores to settle before the NCAA tournament.
Towson Ready To Break Ground On Tiger Arena
Towson University has scheduled a public groundbreaking ceremony for its new $68 million state-of-the-art 5,200-seat Tiger Arena for 10 a.m. May 10 on the site adjacent to the Towson Center and across from the south side of Johnny Unitas Stadium.
As Season Rolls On, Cummings, Farrell Step Up For Terps
Junior Joe Cummings (Loyola) and senior Brian Farrell (Boys' Latin) grew up inspired by the tradition surround University of Maryland lacrosse, and they are now two of the most dominating and motivating forces on the squad.
PressBox Q&A: Chris Boland, Johns Hopkins Attackman
Johns Hopkins senior attackman and tri-captain Chris Boland spoke with PressBox about the twilight moments of his career, his development as a leader and the Hopkins-Maryland rivalry within his home.
Do Terps Have QB Controversy?
Danny O'Brien may be the reigning ACC Rookie of the Year, but that doesn't mean he's guaranteed the starting quarterback job under new coach Randy Edsall.
Towson Adds Ferri To Football Staff
Former University of Akron assistant Reno Ferri will serve as Towson's running backs coach and recruiting coordinator.
Towson Names Skerry New Coach
University of Pittsburgh assistant Pat Skerry has been named the head men's basketball coach at Towson University.
Terps, Hopkins Lax Score Huge Wins
Here's the good news for local lacrosse fans: three Maryland teams secured upsets against ranked opponents this weekend. The bad news: two local teams lost conference games, and another team's late-game rally fell short of a victory.
• Second-Half Run Leads Hofstra Past Towson
Williams Tests NBA Draft Waters
Jordan Williams, the Terps' 6-foot-10 center, has entered his name into the NBA Draft but is leaving open the option of returning to Maryland for his junior year.
Maryland Ready To Spring Into Action
Maryland opens its spring football season March 29 when the Terps hit the field for the first of 15 workouts during a five-week stretch.
Towson To Host Inaugural Tiger Bowl April 30
The inaugural Tiger Bowl, formerly known as the Black and Gold Spring Football Game, has been scheduled for April 30 as the culmination of a full day of activities for Towson University sports fans.
Hopkins' Win Highlights Local Lax Weekend
Saturday was a big day in local lacrosse, as Johns Hopkins edged out the No. 2 team in the country, but Maryland, Towson and Navy didn't fare as well in their conference matchups.
Hopkins Grows Up, Squeaks by No. 2 UVA, 12-11
On an early spring afternoon at Homewood Field, long-time rivals UVA and JHU squared off with a winter's chill in the air. But fans were warmed by some great lacrosse and a smoking hot, 12-11, win by the Blue Jays.
Johns Hopkins Hosts No. 2 Virginia
The deadliest gun in college lacrosse visits Homewood Field March 26 when No. 11 Johns Hopkins, and its top-ranked defense, entertains No. 2 Virginia and the nation's most prolific offense.
'Voice of Terps' Holliday Honored By ACC
Johnny Holliday, whose 32-year tenure as the voice of the Maryland Terrapins barely begins to describe a remarkable career in broadcasting, is the 2011 winner of the Marvin "Skeeter" Francis Award.
Navy Announces 2012, 2013 Schedules
Navy will open up the 2012 campaign Sept. 1 at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Terps' Catalino Tallies 100th Goal
Senior attackman Grant Catalino scored his 100th career goal and tied career highs in goals (six) and points (seven) as the Terps defeated UMBC, 15-6.
Local Players To Watch
The Terps may not be dancing, but there are plenty of local Baltimore and Maryland players to keep an eye on in the NCAA Tournament.
• NCAA Tournament Tidbits
Last Shot At Title For Terps Seniors
For University of Maryland lacrosse senior attackmen Grant Catalino and Ryan Young, this season marks their final opportunity to secure a national title.
Bassett Is No Chatterbox, But Jays Teammates Get Word
It's a bit hackneyed to say Johns Hopkins goaltender Pierce Bassett speaks softly and carries a big stick -- but it is true.
Patsos And Logan Have Loyola Hoops On Rise
Since making the move from Division II to Division I nearly 30 years ago, the Loyola University men's and women's basketball teams have combined for just three NCAA Tournament appearances, but both programs are on the upswing.
• For UMBC Women's Basketball, A First In Catonsville
Stoglin's Improvement A Bright Spot In Terps' Season
An ACC All-Freshman selection, Terrell Stoglin steadily matured throughout the season and is becoming more polished as a point guard.
Coaching At Hopkins: Take A Seat And Stay Awhile
While most of the Johns Hopkins coaches teach their sport in relative anonymity, dig a little deeper, and you find a group of dedicated leaders who have been doing so at Hopkins for years, even decades.
• Bulldozers Coming To Homewood
Q&A: Jimmy Dailey, Stevenson Attackman
Stevenson lacrosse attackman Jimmy Dailey talks with PressBox about his senior season and his reasons for choosing Stevenson.
March Madness Begins, Without Terps
The Terps, thanks to a 19-14 mark, thought they'd be relegated to the NCAA Tournament’s ugly step-sister -- the NIT -- for the fourth time in seven years, but Maryland did not even get an invite to that postseason "tournament."
Terps Fall To Duke, 87-71
Maryland's ACC Tournament run came to an end Friday night as the Terps fell to Duke, 87-71.
Terps Stay Alive, Duke Up Next
Led by Jordan Williams' 16 points and 13 rebounds, Maryland topped North Carolina State, 75-67, Thursday night. The Terps now have a less than 24-hour turnaround before facing Duke at 7 p.m. today.
Terps Face N.C. State In ACC Tourney
Following Saturday's uninspired 74-60 loss to Virginia during the regular-season finale, Maryland limps into the ACC tournament as the No. 7 seed.
• It's ACC Tournament Time
All-America, ACC Honors For Williams
Terps center Jordan Williams has already started racking up postseason honors, earning spots on both the FOXSports.com and Yahoo! Sports All-America basketball teams as well as the All-ACC team.
• ACC Notebook: Duke's Nolan Smith Takes ACC Top Honor
Morgan Faces Uphill Battle In MEAC Tourney
They may be the two-time defending MEAC Champion, but Todd Bozeman's Morgan State Bears have their work cut out for them in Winston-Salem, N.C., if they want to again cut down the nets and punch their ticket to the Big Dance.
Towson's Pat Kennedy Resigns
Following a 4-26 campaign in his seventh season leading Towson's men's basketball team, coach Pat Kennedy has resigned effective immediately.
Crowton Plans Balanced, Open Attack
New offensive coordinator Gary Crowton promises Maryland football fans a "balanced" but also "very exciting and wide-open" offense next season with 2010 ACC Rookie of the Year Danny O'Brien at quarterback.
Princeton Hands Hopkins First Loss
As routs go in lacrosse, Princeton's 8-3 victory over Johns Hopkins on Saturday had a different feel to it.
Maryland Hosts UVA In Season Finale
A winning conference record is out of reach for the Terps, but an 8-8 mark and a dash of momentum heading into next week's tournament is up for grabs when Maryland hosts Virginia in the regular-season finale for both teams.
'Canes End Terps' Tourney Chance
After an 80-66 loss to Miami, it's either NIT or End Of Season for Maryland.
Terps Have One Goal In Miami: Win
With two regular-season games remaining, the Terps (18-11, 7-7 ACC) find themselves in seventh place in the ACC standings and on the outside of the tournament bubble.
Stoglin Named Top ACC Rookie, Again
Maryland freshman Terrell Stoglin won his second-straight ACC Rookie of the Week honor after averaging 22.5 points, 3.5 assists and shooting .552 from the floor (16-for-29) in a pair of conference games.
Morgan State Releases 2011 Football Schedule
Morgan State opens the 2011 football season on the road, but the Bears don't have to go far. Coach Donald Hill-Eley will kick off his 10th season at Morgan against Towson Sept. 3.
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