Women's college basketball
Georgetown coach Brown resigns amid accusations
Georgetown women's basketball coach Keith Brown resigned Thursday, eight days after university officials placed him on administrative leave following complaints of unprofessional conduct and inappropriate language that were lodged by some of his players. Brown's resignation is effective immediately. "We expect the highest standards of behavior and professionalism from all members of our university," Stacy Kerr, Georgetown's assistant vice president of communications, said in a statement. "Actions inconsistent with our values have no place in our community." It is unclear which assistant is serving as the primary interim coach or what Georgetown's timetable is for naming a successor to Brown, who coached for only one season. Assistant coach Tim Valentine, who was also placed on leave pending the university's internal investigation, has rejoined the Hoyas' staff. Georgetown went 15-16 last season, losing eight of its final 10 games and missing the NCAA tournament for the first time in four years.
—Liz Clarke, The Washington Post
Men's college soccer
Mullins, No. 5 Terps tie No. 23 Virginia, 3-3
Senior Patrick Mullins led the Terps with two goals as No. 5 Maryland recorded a 3-3 double-overtime tie at No. 23 Virginia on Friday night. The match featured six goals in the first 27 minutes of play. Maryland (5-2-5, 4-0-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) headed to its second consecutive double-overtime battle after tying, 1-1, at No. 2 Notre Dame three days ago in Indiana. The Terps ended Friday's game with 83 minutes of shutout soccer against Virginia (6-3-3, 2-2-3), which had outscored foes 13-1 in its past five games.
College field hockey
No. 1 Maryland cruises to 3-1 win over No. 9 Princeton
No. 1 Maryland topped defending national champion Princeton, 3-1, in College Park. Senior Jill Witmer led an offensive charge late in the first half that carried into the second with two goals. After a back-and-forth first half, Maryland (13-0) finally broke through with just more than a minute to go before halftime. Senior Ali McEvoy sent a long pass to the forward line from the midfield line. Witmer corralled it, shot and then scored off her own rebound that was saved to put the Terps up 1-0 with 1:19 left in the first half. Maryland, with the nation's top offense, kept its spark alive and scored twice in the first three minutes of the second half for a 3-0 lead. Princeton (6-5) got on the board in the 49th minute with a goal from Maddie Copeland.
Report: Navy backup QB Hendrick out for season
Backup quarterback John Hendrick suffered a season-ending knee injury in practice Tuesday, according to The (Annapolis) Capital. Hendrick replaced starter Keenan Reynolds after Reynolds suffered a mild concussion against Western Kentucky on Sept. 28. Hendrick rushed for 9 yards on five carries and went 5-for-13 for 56 yards and had two interceptions in a 19-7 loss.
Towson men's basketball: NBCSports.com has ranked the Tigers sixth in the nation in its preseason mid-major power rankings. Wichita State topped the power rankings after advancing to the Final Four in 2013, and Harvard came in at No. 2. Southern Mississippi, Indiana State and Denver rounded out the top five. Senior forward Jerrelle Benimon was named to the NBC Sports Mid-Major Preseason All-America first team. Benimon averaged 17.1 points and 11.2 rebounds last season en route to earning Associated Press All-America honorable mention and 2013 Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year accolades.
UMES men's basketball: Senior forward Troy Snyder was named to the preseason All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference second team by College Sports Madness. He averaged nearly 12 points and 6.8 rebounds per game last season, and led the team in points (320), rebounds (183), steals (50) and minutes (930).
Men's tennis: Johns Hopkins freshmen Michael Buxbaum and Emerson Walsh placed fifth at the U.S. Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Small College Championship at the Three Oaks Tennis Center in Fort Myers, Fla. The duo went 2-1 at the championship and is now 9-2 heading into the final event of the Blue Jays' fall schedule.
Women's soccer: Mount St. Mary's defeated Wagner, 3-0, behind goals from sophomore Emma Blair and seniors Ragan Cote and Kate Murphy.
Cross country: Towson's Elizabeth Tauber was named one of the Eastern College Athletic Conference's two Runners of the Week for Division I. … Loyola Maryland senior Kiera Harrison was chosen as Patriot League Women's Runner of the Week after finishing 21st out of 406 in the Paul Short Invitational. … Johns Hopkins seniors Max Robinson and Holly Clarke were named the Centennial Conference Male and Female Runners of the Week after their performance at the Paul Short Invitational. … Johns Hopkins remained No. 1 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division III poll.
Capitals recall defenseman Schmidt from Hershey
The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Nate Schmidt from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, the team announced. The 22-year-old split time last season with Hershey and the University of Minnesota, where he registered nine goals and 23 assists in 40 games with the Gophers in 2012-13 and recorded two assists in five playoff games for the Bears.
More Capitals: Defenseman Connor Carrick and center Michael Latta have been re-assigned to HersheyGeorge McPhee. Both players made their NHL debuts with the Capitals in the season opener against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Pro soccer: D.C. United will travel to Bradenton, Fla., for the second consecutive year for training camp at IMG Academy from Jan. 29 to Feb. 13. United will then participate in the Carolina Challenge Cup, which will be held in Charleston, S.C. from Feb.22 to March 1. United, which has won the Carolina Challenge Cup the previous three times, will play Seattle Sounders FC, the Houston Dynamo and the United Soccer Leagues' Charleston Battery in the 11th annual installment of the preseason tournament.
—From Sun staff and news services