Digest (May 16): Guaranteed betting pools set for Preakness weekend

Led by $2 million in the 50-cent Late Pick 4 and $1 million in the 50-cent Late Pick 5 on Saturday, there will be several guaranteed multi-race pools over Preakness weekend at Pimlico Race Course. The Black-Eyed Susan Day program Friday will feature guaranteed pools of $300,000 in the Pick 4 covering races 8-11 and 11-14, as well as the Late Pick 5 — offering an industry-low 12 percent takeout — covering races 7-11. The 94th running of the $250,000 Xpressbet Black-Eyed Susan is carded as Race 11 of 14 with a 4:48 p.m. scheduled post time. First post is 11:30 a.m. Both the Late Pick 4 (races 10-13) and Late Pick 5 (races 9-13) on Saturday are anchored by the 143rd running of the $1.5 million Preakness, the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, with a scheduled post time of 6:48 p.m. Also on Saturday's 14-race program are guaranteed pools of $500,000 in the Pick 4 spanning races 6-9 and $250,000 in the Pick 5 covering races 2-6. First race post time is 10:30 a.m. A total of 15 stakes, eight graded, worth $3.7 million in purses will be contested over Preakness weekend.

College football

Terps add home gameagainst Buffalo for 2022

The Maryland football team will host a game against Buffalo on Sept. 3, 2022, the program announced Wednesday. The Terps previously had agreed to a Sept. 10 game that year at Charlotte , the first meeting in a home-and-home series with the 49ers, who moved up to the Football Bowl Subdivision level in 2015. The Terps and Bulls have never met. Lance Leipold is entering his fourth season in charge of the Buffalo program, having gone 13-23 overall and 8-16 in the Mid-American Conference, with a 6-6 overall record last season. In Maryland's last game against a Mid-American Conference opponent, it lost to visiting Bowling Green , 48-27, in 2015. The Terps open this season Sept. 1 against Texas at FedEx Field in Landover.

— Jonas Shaffer

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Lewis joins coaching staffof UMBC men's basketball

Colby Lewis was named as the UMBC men's basketball teams' director of recruiting/program development on coach Ryan Odom's staff. Lewis replaces Griff Aldrich, who was named Longwood's head coach in late March. Lewis just completed his fourth season as a member of the Charlotte coaching staff and his third as the video coordinator. He served as the 49ers program's associate director of operations for the 2014-15 season. Lewis joined the coaching staff after spending the 2013-14 season as a graduate manager with the 49ers program.

Men's college basketball: Mount St. Mary's fans can meet new coach Dan Engelstad on Thursday. The event will be held at the Gettysburg Wyndham at 5 p.m. To register, go to alumni.msmary.edu.

Men's college lacrosse: Brandon Warren (Calvert Hall) made 10 saves and helped stave off a late rally as host Salisbury (19-3) won, 9-7, over Dickinson (17-4) in a NCAA Division III quarterfinal. The Red Devils went on a 3-0 run over the final 5:35. ... Salisbury senior defenseman Kyle Tucker was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year. ... Stevenson junior JT Thelen was named the ECAC Offensive Player of the Year, and he and senior Harrison Faecher were selected to the ECAC first team. Sophomore Justin Burnette (Owings Mills) was named to the second team.

Women's college lacrosse: Nick Williams (Towson University, Calvert Hall) was promoted to associate head coach at Georgetown . Williams has been an assistant coach with the Hoyas for five years.

Men's college golf: Making the program's 12th NCAA championship appearance, Navy concluded play at the NCAA regional hosted by Oklahoma by placing 13th.

Arena Football League: The Washington Valor fired coach Dean Cokinos. Valor defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Benji McDowell has been named interim head coach. The Valor went 3-11 last season in Cokinos' first year as coach and are 0-4 this season. Washington will host the Brigade on Saturday at 3 p.m.

 

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