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With three losses in the Colonial Athletic Association, even Tigers coach Rob Ambrose acknowledged that barring some unlikely scenarios, the team is probably out of contention for the league championship.

For the second time this season, the Tigers could not prevent an opponent from scoring in the final minute of regulation. On Saturday night, it was Maine that went 72 yards in 1 minute, 47 seconds to escape Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson with a 27-24 win.

Morgan State's first three-game winning streak since 2011 hinges on whether the Bears can snap a seven-game losing skid against Norfolk State.

Back-to-back losses to Maine and Stony Brook have put Towson football on the brink of elimination from the race for the Colonial Athletic Association title.

With Coppin State's men's basketball team set to open its first official practice Monday afternoon under new coach Michael Grant, some of the Eagles had trouble getting a full night of sleep Sunday.

Towson wide receiver Spencer Wilkins had eight catches for 100 yards and a touchdown in a 31-20 victory last week. A similar performance would go a long way in helping the Tigers in Saturday's CAA opener against Maine.

After the pain of Towson cutting its men's soccer program in March 2013 had subsided, Kay Banjo was faced with a life-changing decision: He could go pro and try out for Major League Soccer or finish his undergraduate degree and then use his final year of eligibility elsewhere.

When Gary Coleman Jr. learned that his uncle, Marvin Matthews, had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on Aug. 17, Coleman thought he would have to keep up the former Dunbar and Morgan State wrestler's spirits. He quickly found out that wasn't going to be the case.

After starting fast but finishing poorly in its first two games, the Morgan State football team flipped the script Saturday.

A 54-0 loss to West Virginia dropped Towson from The Sports Network's Football Championship Subdivision's top 25 poll. The Tigers will be trying to avoid their first 0-3 start since 1991

Towson's football team is replacing all five starters on the offensive line, but the Tigers' new group has shown potential.

As one of the shortest players on the Morgan State football team, Herb Walker Jr. has a nickname among his Bears teammates: "Smurf."

More than 100 relatives, friends and neighbors gathered for a candlelight vigil Friday night in the southeastern part of the city to honor the life of Morgan State freshman defensive lineman Marquese Meadow.

Morgan State football will start Robert Council at quarterback in opener, but there are three QBs who could be in the mix this season.

Marquese Meadow, an 18-year-old freshman at Morgan State University and defensive lineman on the Bears football team, died early Sunday morning at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Johns Hopkins football team is picked to win Centennial Conference again, but the Blue Jays must replace 8 offensive starters.

Marquese Meadow, an 18-year-old freshman at Morgan State University and defensive lineman on the Bears football team, died early Sunday morning at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

James Simms is one of several redshirt and true freshmen who will get a fair amount of playing time for a team that advanced to the Football Championship Subdivision national championship game in January. Left guard Antonio Harris, another redshirt freshman, joins Simms as a possible starter, and a trio of true freshmen in cornerback Tyron McDade, defensive tackle Reece Burnett and offensive lineman Jesus Barrio could see the field.

Panel, which met this week in Indianapolis, instead suggests installing visible shot clock

The Tigers are hoping that Victor is a quick study because the 20-year-old sophomore is expected to succeed West, who set FCS records in rushing yards (2,509) and total touchdowns (42) and was drafted in the third round by the Cleveland Browns in May, as their featured tailback.

Towson's football team is picked to finish fifth in the Colonial Athletic Association a year after the Tigers advanced to the Football Championship Subdivision title game.

Andrew Boston wore a headlamp so that he could walk to the bus stop at night. He carried a lacrosse stick to ward off wild dogs, and then he waited for a bus that or might not come.

When Maryland men's lacrosse coach John Tillman recently hit the recruiting trail, he wasn't entirely sure how players would react to a Terps program making the leap from the Atlantic Coast Conference to the Big Ten, a move that became official Tuesday.

The Loyola Maryland lacrosse program has filled its vacant offensive coordinator position by hiring Maryland's Ryan Moran.

In coach John Tillman's four-year tenure, the Maryland men's lacrosse team had twice reached the national semifinals, and each time it moved on to the title game.

With the win, the Bayhawks ended a four-game losing streak and improved to 2-5.

Salisbury learned that there is no substitute for offense in college lacrosse Sunday as Tufts scored 11 goals throughout the second and third quarters to emerge with a 12-9 victory in the NCAA Division III men's lacrosse championship before an announced 22,219 at M&T Bank Stadium.

Fresh out of Glenelg High, Alex Taylor joined the Salisbury men's lacrosse team for the 2011 season and promptly sought to unseat All-American Johnny Rodriguez for the starting goalie position.

The Maryland and Notre Dame men's lacrosse teams entered the season having played five times in their histories.

For years, the Notre Dame men's lacrosse program was known for building strong defenses that helped grind out tight wins.

Of the 287 goals Paul Rabil has scored as a midfielder for Johns Hopkins and the Boston Cannons, 62 of them have been assisted. Not counted there is a big assist from a longtime rival of Rabil's: Dave Cottle.

Salisbury woke itself from an early slumber and rediscovered its game for a 13-8 win over visiting Washington College in a Division III NCAA tournament semifinal before an announced 2,375 at Sea Gull Stadium on Sunday night.

The Maryland men's lacrosse team beat Bryant at its own game.

From his seat at a Federal Hill restaurant, surrounded by friends, Steele Stanwick had a funny feeling as he watched his younger brother Wells in Johns Hopkins' 14-8 victory at Virginia in the first round of the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament Sunday.

In its run to the NCAA tournament final this season, the Notre Dame men's lacrosse team has beaten every Atlantic Coast Conference team except one. And the sixth-seeded Fighting Irish (12-5) will get a shot at redemption when it faces top-seeded Duke (16-3) on Monday at 1 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium.

There's a long list of goalies who have left the Maryland men's lacrosse team without winning the sport's ultimate prize.

Previewing the NCAA men's lacrosse quarterfinals

Previewing the men's lacrosse semifinal matchups

Washington College ensured that 2013 NCAA Division III men's lacrosse champion Stevenson will not get the chance to repeat.

The Maryland men's lacrosse team avoided the indignity of becoming the second seeded team to fall in Saturday's first round of the NCAA tournament – barely.

Today's guest is Johns Hopkins senior goalkeeper Eric Schneider, who joins Loyola Maryland senior Jack Runkel and Maryland senior Niko Amato as the only goalies in the NCAA tournament ranked in the top 10 in both goals-against average and save percentage

About 30 minutes after the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team had wrapped up a 13-8 victory over visiting Albany on April 4, three players were still standing on the Homewood Field turf, signing autographs and posing for pictures with fans.

Loyola and Notre Dame became the first two teams to lock up berths in the upcoming NCAA men's lacrosse tournament, and their entries have already begun to shape the 18-team field, which will be announced on Sunday at 9 p.m.

Unlike a year ago when the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team was left out of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1971, nerves were not an issue when the 18-team field was unveiled Sunday night.

Home is where the Maryland men's lacrosse team wants to be for the first round of the NCAA tournament, and the No. 7 Terps might have ensured that scenario with a 12-6 victory over visiting Navy on Saturday.

When Loyola Maryland and Johns Hopkins add another chapter to their rivalry on Saturday at Ridley Athletic Complex, both teams will bring plenty of offense.

Sophomore attackman Matt Kavanagh scored a goal with 6.5 seconds left in regulation to propel fourth-seeded Notre Dame to a 6-5 tournament upset of top-seeded Maryland before an announced 4,137 at PPL Park on Friday night.

Today's guest is UMBC senior faceoff specialist Phil Poe, who will graduate this spring as the program's leader in faceoff wins in a season (218 in 2013), wins in a career (604) and ground balls in its history in Division I (303).

Previewing the week ahead for Maryland men's lacrosse teams

Previewing the week ahead for Maryland men's lacrosse teams

The No. 5 Blue Jays stayed on track Wednesday, avoiding an upset bid by visiting Villanova and scored a 13-7 victory before an announced 928 at Homewood Field in Baltimore.

On a team headed by stars like senior defenseman Joe Fletcher, senior attackman Justin Ward and junior attackman Nikko Pontrello, it is not easy for Pat Laconi to gain the limelight.

Goucher's five-year reign as the league's regular-season men's lacrosse champion came to an end when the Gophers fell to visiting Scranton, 8-7, before an announced 446 at Gopher Stadium in Towson on Saturday.

The Towson men's lacrosse team's hopes for a win against a high-profile opponent and some momentum heading into the Colonial Athletic Association tournament fizzled in a span of 4 minutes andd 2seconds Tuesday night.

The annual tilt between the Division III local rivals lived up to its billing Saturday.

Goran Murray, a junior defenseman for the No. 6 Maryland men's lacrosse team, has hawked some of the game's best attackmen, and that task figures to continue when the Terps (10-2) play No. 10 Notre Dame (6-5) in the second of two semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament at PPL Park in Chester, Pa., at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The No. 5 Blue Jays overcame a lengthy drought on offense and withstood a valiant charge by host Navy to escape with a 6-5 win before an announced 8,655 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis on Friday night.

Brian Schultz set a career high with six goals on 10 shots and added an assist to propel the top-ranked Greyhounds to a 13-5 rout of Patriot League foe Bucknell before an announced 1,303 at Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore on Thursday night.

All season long, Johns Hopkins has harped on the belief that one win or loss does not define a season.

The first volley fired in the next chapter of the Johns Hopkins-Maryland rivalry won't come in the form of a Ryan Brown goal or a Niko Amato save. It will occur when Drew Kennedy and Charlie Raffa meet at the faceoff X.

Previewing the week ahead in Maryland men's lacrosse

Today's guest is Navy senior long-stick midfielder Pat Kiernan, who was selected by the Chesapeake Bayhawks in the fifth round of the Major League Lacrosse draft in January.

Previewing the week ahead for Maryland men's lacrosse teams

Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player or coach to get you better acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Towson junior goalkeeper Tyler White, who was named the Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week after making a career-high 16 saves in Saturday's 6-5 upset of then-No. 18 Massachusetts.

The Thompson trio for the Albany men's lacrosse team got the highlights, but Johns Hopkins got the win.

A pair of firsts helped the Maryland men's lacrosse team gain sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Previewing the week ahead for Maryland men's lacrosse teams

No. 10 Johns Hopkins allowed a three-goal advantage in the second quarter to slip through its fingers as No. 6 North Carolina scored eight of the second half's 10 goals to finish off a 13-9 victory at Homewood Field.

His goal helped the Retrievers improve to 5-4 overall and 8-3 in America East openers.

More than eight minutes into Tuesday's Northeast Conference men's lacrosse opener with Robert Morris, Mount St. Mary's had a 3-0 advantage and a vision of securing its first win of the season.

As the son of a lacrosse coach at one of the premier high schools in New Jersey, Mike Chanenchuk is accustomed to observing and thinking before speaking.

The Towson men's lacrosse team's most challenging win of 2014 may also have been its most satisfying.

The week ahead for state men's lacrosse teams

There was a time when Thomas DeNapoli was reluctant to shoot the ball.

After being shut out in the first half, Nikko Pontrello scored three goals in the final two quarters, including the game-winner with 51.4 seconds left to propel the No. 2 Loyola men's lacrosse team to a 10-9 victory over host Georgetown at Multi-Sport Field.

The No. 19 Tigers forged an eight-goal advantage in the first half and held on for a 14-9 victory at Johnny Unitas Stadium on Tuesday night in front of an announced 749.

Previewing the week ahead for men's lacrosse teams

Today's guest is Cornell freshman goalkeeper Christian Knight, who has earned wins in the team's past three games.

If the Stevenson men's lacrosse team was looking for a signature win of the 2014 season, it got one Tuesday night.

Sophomore attackman Ryan Brown scored a game-high eight goals but got little help from his teammates and the defense suffered enough lapses for the No. 2 Blue Jays to drop a 12-10 decision to No. 11 Syracuse before an announced 4,337 at Homewood Field in Baltimore on Saturday.

Attackman Bubba Johnson put the visiting Mountaineers on the board first, but the Jaspers (1-5) scored four straight goals in the second quarter and held on to defeat Mount St. Mary's (0-6).

When the Division I men's lacrosse season opened in February, the penthouse of The Sun's rankings was occupied by Duke, the 2013 NCAA champion; Syracuse, last year's runner-up; and North Carolina, a NCAA tournament quarterfinalist.

Midfield leads the way as Sea Gulls improve to 6-0 for 10th time in past 11 years

In less than 90 seconds, the Navy men's lacrosse team turned a dogfight into a drubbing.

An announced 5,055 watched Maryland improve to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference in the team's final regular-season game against Duke (4-1, 0-1) as league rivals.

UMBC sophomore midfielder Pat Young did all he could Saturday against Johns Hopkins, recording four goals and one assist. The Blue Jays' multipronged approach, however, was just too much.

A redshirt senior attackman, Matt Gregoire's longevity may be a target for ribbing, but it's also a valuable resource for the Retrievers (2-1), who play host to No. 3 Johns Hopkins (4-0).

Johns Hopkins senior defenseman Jack Reilly is a four-year starter who is part of a defense that's tied with Bucknell for 13th in Division I in average goals allowed (7.8).

For Johns Hopkins and coach Dave Pietramala, nothing inspired change more than failure.

John Danowski coaches a Duke men's lacrosse program that captured last year's national championship, is 4-0, and is the top-ranked team in the country. None of that prevented him from voting for Maryland — fresh off a dismantling of 2013 runner-up Syracuse on Saturday — as his No. 1 team.

If this season is any indication, the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team will enjoy its entry into the Big Ten Conference.

Johns Hopkins senior attackman Brandon Benn scored to give the No. 15 Blue Jays a 10-9 win in triple overtime over No. 13 Ohio State before an announced 1,338 at Homewood Field.

Today's guest is Georgetown attackman Jeff Fountain, a Lutherville native and St. Paul's graduate who ranks third on the Hoyas in points with four.

Maryland (2-0) had plenty of motivation for its blowout win after losing, 8-7, to UMBC on March 6, 2012, the Retrievers' fourth win in six meetings

The host Greyhounds scored nine goals in the first quarter en route to the program's most convincing win since 2007, a 20-4 pasting of Towson.

No. 11 Maryland scored 11 goals in the first half and cruised cruising to a 16-3 thrashing of the visiting Mountaineers before an announced 1,203 at Byrd Stadium on Saturday. Freshman Matt Rambo scored four goals and had two assists.

Cold weather means fewer fans for lacrose teams

The conference realignment that swept through college football has reached college lacrosse, and has generated optimism and concerns among those involved in the sport.

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