College Sports Archive: August / September 2006
College Sports Roundup
UMBC soccer battles Boston University to a 1-1 tie, Coppin State volleyball struggles, and the Towson football team makes its first appearance in the Sports Network Poll's Top 25 in 13 years. Catch up on the local college sports scene.
Quarterbacks Holding ACC Back
Ten ACC teams entered the season with third-, fourth- or fifth-year players starting at quarterback. After two weeks of play, those teams were a combined 15-5.
Maryland barely edges FIU, 14-10
The Terrpapins head into their ACC schedule facing a lot of question marks after a narrow 14-10 win over Florida International on Saturday at Byrd Stadium.
Tulsa Tops Navy in OT
Navy (3-1) lost its first-ever overtime game 24-23 when the Tulsa (3-1) defense blocked a PAT. Now the Midshipmen must regroup before facing Connecticut.
College Sports RoundUp
The Towson football team continued its strong start beating Liberty 10-3 on Saturday. The 3-0 start is a first for the Tigers since 2000. Get news and notes from your local college teams.
Terps Trounced By Mountaineers
Steve Slaton ran circles around the Maryland defense on Thursday as No. 5 West Virginia handed Maryland a tough 45-24 loss in front of a national audience.
• Sports Smarts: Maryland vs. West Virginia Trivia Quiz
Towson Football Ready to Fight On
After a series of changes, Towson football is now in its third season in the Atlantic 10, and the Tigers are ready to fight on and prove they belong.
• Plus: College Sports RoundUp
College Soccer Hits the Pitch
The official collegiate soccer season has begun with a spate of tournament games played over Labor Day Weekend. Baltimore area teams have a strong history of success in the NCAA and this year should prove no different.
Fresh Faces Will Impact ACC Football
David Glenn goes around the ACC football scene, highlighting players to watch as the season gets underway.
Local Soccer Lacks Rivalry, Passion
Throughout the 1970s the Baltimore area boasted some of the most passionate rivalries in all of college soccer. Loyola, Towson State, Johns Hopkins, UMBC, and the University of Baltimore all had vibrant programs chock full of local talent.
Navy Prepares For The 2006 Season
Over the past four seasons, Navy coach Paul Johnson has altered the landscape of the school’s football program and hopes to continue down that road in 2006.
Big Job for the Big Man
Can coach Ralph Friedgen's workaholic ways return the Terps football program to prominence? Maryland fans are hoping that this is the year.
New-Look ACC Requires Extreme Measures
Entering the 2006 season, its second with 12 members, the ACC is viewed as a rising star among the six Bowl Championship Series conferences.
Changing Face of Lacrosse Recruiting
With the spread of the sport of lacrosse, the talent pool has grown, leaving coaches with a welcome problem. With so many new players, more intense recruiting must take place.
Active Fans Can Hurt Favorite Schools
The internet has opened up a new variety of potential recruiting violations as fans cross the line between supporting their schools and breaking NCAA regulations.
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