Thursday's local college roundup: W&M, ODU gain commitments from rising seniors

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Men’s basketball:

Paul Rowley, a 6-foot-7, 185-pound forward from Purcellville, committed to William and Mary this week. He averaged 16.6 points per game as a junior for Loudoun Valley High, which advanced to the Division 3 state quarterfinalslast season.

A strong perimeter player, he chose the Tribe over a handful of schools, including Harvard, George Mason, Bucknell, Holy Cross, Brown and Lafayette. ...

Virginia State hired Lonnie Blow as coach. The Portsmouth native was 63-27 in three years as coach of St. Augustine’s and is a former Old Dominion assistant. He also has coached high schools in Hampton Roads.


William and Mary received a commitment from Dinwiddie defensive back Rashaad Goodwyn, according to his team’s Twitter feed and

On a YouTube video, Goodwyn -- a 5-foot-11, 190-pounder -- said Old Dominion, Bryant, Bucknell and VMI were among the other schools who offered scholarships. ...

Grassfield running back Isaiah Harper committed to ODU, according to ...

ODU announced the kickoff times for its 2013 home games. The Monarchs will host four consecutive home games, all starting at 6 p.m.: Howard on Sept. 14, The Citadel on Sept. 21, Albany on Sept. 28 and Liberty Oct. 5.

ODU returns to Ballard Stadium on Nov. 2 to host Rhode Island at 2 p.m. and will complete its home slate Nov. 16 against Campbell, which replaces Charlotte on the schedule.

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