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Phelan to get Lapchick honor

Towson-Morgan football game on TV

From Sun staff reports

2:09 AM EDT, August 19, 2011

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Former Mount St.Mary's men's basketball coach Jim Phelan will receive the Lapchick Character Award along with former Princeton men's coach Pete Carril and Virginia women's coach Debbie Ryan Nov. 17 in New York.

Phelan won 830 games in 49 seasons at the Mount, the longest tenure at one school and the second-most all-time to Phog Allen's 50 seasons. He led the Mountaineers to the Division II national championship in 1962 and four other Final Four appearances. After Mount St. Mary's moved to Division I, Phelan led the program to two NCAA tournament appearances.

He was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.

•Towson's season-opening home football game against Morgan State on Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. will be televised by Comcast SportsNet with Towson alumnus Brent Harris doing play-by-play and former Ravens linebacker Brad Jackson handling analysis.