Game at W.Va. on Towson's 2014 football schedule

MLL's Nationals could move to South Florida for 2014

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Game at W.Va. on Towson's 2014 football schedule

For the second straight year, Towson will play a 12-game football schedule in 2014, which includes a game Sept. 6 at West Virginia, a Football Bowl Subdivision team. The Tigers will open their season with a home game against Central Connecticut on Aug. 30.

More football: Bowie State quarterback Jared Johnston was named Division II Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Quarterback of the Week after he was 13-for-23 passing for 262yards and two touchdowns in a 76-19 win over visiting Lincoln on Saturday. He also set a school record for passing yards in a season. Also for Bowie, cornerback Curtis Pumphrey was named CIAA Specialty Player of the Week after blocking a field goal and returning it 70 yards for a touchdown. He also had six punt returns for 93 yards (a long of 56) to go along with three tackles.

Women's basketball: Coppin State was selected to finish third in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference preseason poll, and seniors Kyra Coleman and Larrisa Carter were named to the Preseason All-MEAC team. ... UMES was predicted to finish ninth in the MEAC.

Basketball: Mount St. Mary's announced its men's and women's basketball broadcast schedule for this season. The Mount will broadcast all men's and women's home games on Northeast Conference Front Row at necfrontrow.com. In addition, all men's home games, select road games and four women's home games will air on 1450AM. ... UMES senior forward Troy Snyder was named to the MEAC Preseason third team. 

Men's soccer: Salisbury (16-2) is No. 9 in the Division III National Soccer Coaches Association of America and D3soccer.com polls.

Women's soccer: Johns Hopkins is No. 6 in the Division III NSCAA poll after winning, 3-0, over host Franklin & Marshall.

Swimming: After winning three individual events this past weekend against Old Dominion, UMBC women's senior swimmer Talor Tadena was named America East Swimmer of the Week.... Salisbury freshman Okan Eyigor was chosen as the Division III Capital Athletic Conference men's swimming Athlete of the Week after two first-place finishes against Catholic. Eyigor broke a 15-year-old pool record in the 100 backstroke set by former swimmer Chris Bembenek, with a time of 59.45. ... Johns Hopkins senior Taylor Kitayama was selected as the Division III Bluegrass Mountain Conference Women's Swimmer of the Week.

Field hockey: Salisbury is No. 8 for the third consecutive week in the Division III Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association poll. The Sea Gulls enter the CAC tournament today when they host third-seeded Mary Washington.

Cross country: Goucher's June Chiango was named Division III women's Landmark Conference Cross Country Rookie of the Year after being the first freshman to cross the finish line at the conference championship Saturday, with a time of 24 minutes, 42.04 seconds. Chiango, who placed eighth overall in the 6,000-meter race held on the campus of the U.S. Soldiers' & Airmen's Home in Washington, was unanimously voted by the conference's coaches.

Et cetera

MLL's Nationals could move to South Florida in 2014

Major League Lacrosse's Hamilton Nationals might move to South Florida for the 2014 season before a new franchise replaces it the next year, according to sources. On Monday night, Chesapeake Bayhawks attackman Casey Powell, the head coach and director of lacrosse at North Broward Preparatory School in Coconut Creek, Fla., and former director of lacrosse and player development at Boca Raton's St. Andrew's School, tweeted: "South Florida @MLL_Lacrosse team coming in 2014. #22easy." Sources have told Inside Lacrosse that if the move occurs, the Nationals roster would play for a new owner in the Sunshine State next season, with no team in Hamilton in 2014. Calls to MLL commissioner Dave Gross and Hamilton owner Curt Styres were not immediately returned, but the sources said an expansion team likely would begin in Hamilton in 2015 while Florida would keep the players inherited from the Nationals. In June, Andy Murstein, founder and president of the Medallion Sports Group, which took over the New York Lizards before the 2013 season, told Inside Lacrosse that it had interest in two markets: Philadelphia and South Florida. On Tuesday, Lizards CEO Jeff Rudnick told Inside Lacrosse that he could not comment on any speculation about MLL's move to South Florida. "We believe strongly in the future of this league, and we took an option to buy a second team down the road; we could end up doing something in either Philadelphia or South Florida," Murstein told Inside Lacrosse in June. "We want to be in this for the long run; therefore we expanded our footprint and also got an option for that second team." One source told Inside Lacrosse that Hamilton's moving to Boca Raton for 2014 and returning with a team to the Ontario city for 2015 connects with a new stadium being built for the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Construction on the 24,000-seat stadium in Hamilton is slated to be complete next summer.

Inside Lacrosse

Youth lacrosse: The Baltimore Hawks will hold tryouts for their 2015 and 2016 summer club lacrosse teams Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Stevenson's Mustang Stadium in Owings Mills. For more information, contact Tim Puls at 443-352-4298.

Indoor soccer: The Major Indoor Soccer League announced that all of its 2013-14 regular season and playoff games will stream live on YouTube.

Baseball: Former UMES pitcher Karim Gonzalez has signed to play with Cafeteros de Cordoba of the Mexican Winter League.

Golf: Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation, also known as Baltimore's Classic Five, announced it will host the 18th Turkey Shoot on Nov.28 at Pine Ridge, Mount Pleasant, Forest Park and Clifton Park golf courses in Baltimore. Space is limited at each location, so golfers must prepay to reserve a spot. Golfers can register by visiting or calling any of the respective golf course pro shops. The Turkey Shoots will be held regardless of weather. For more information about the event, go to Classic5Golf.com.

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