Ex-City, Terps wide receiver Adrian Coxson retires, citing fears of 'life-damaging' hit
Sep 08, 2015 | 3:00 AM
Former City and Maryland wide receiver Adrian Coxson announced his retirement from football Monday, saying the "next hit to my head could possibly kill me or be life-damaging." Coxson was taken to the hospital in an ambulance after experiencing severe dizziness on the third day of Green Bay Packers training camp and later was diagnosed with a Grade 3 concussion. "I'm retiring because I'm still having symptoms, and my health is more important to me than the game of football," Coxson, who finished his career at Stony Brook, told the National Football Post. "It's been recommended to me by two neurologists and two doctors to retire from football."
Olympics: Ten Olympic boxing hopefuls advanced in the Pathway to Glory Olympic Trials Qualifier II for Women, held in Baltimore: Kimberly Carson of Chicago; Anna Crutchfield of Travelers Rest, S.C.; Wendy Casey of Brooklyn, N.Y.; N'Yteeyah Sherman; Samantha Kinchen of Louisville, Ky.; Rashida Ellis of Lynn, Mass.; Alexis Morant of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Temitope Pedro of San Francisco; and Mioshia Wagoner of Lawrence, Kan.
College football: Navy junior fullback Chris Swain was named to the American Athletic Conference's weekly Honor Roll after he rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries in a 48-10 win against Colgate.
Men's college soccer: No. 6 Maryland allowed two first-half goals and lost to visiting Akron, 3-2. Freshman Sebastian Elney and senior David Kabelik scored for the Terps (2-1-1), who twice trailed the Zips (3-1) by two goals. … No. 17 UMBC (3-0-1) scored twice in a span of 2 minutes, 39 seconds midway through the second half Sunday to erase a 1-0 deficit and edge visiting Oakland, 2-1, to capture The Westin/Sheraton BWI Classic. Junior Kennedy O'Shea scored against the Golden Grizzlies (2-2) before senior Darius Madison added the winning goal.
College field hockey: After Maryland redshirt junior Emma Rissinger scored a goal with one second remaining to force overtime Sunday, the No. 3 Terps lost, 2-1, to No. 5 Duke in the in the Big Ten/ACC Cup in Manheim, Pa. Maryland (2-2) lost its second straight game, while the Blue Devils improved to 3-1. … Host Towson (0-4) lost, 5-1, to Lock Haven (4-0) on Sunday.
Women's college volleyball: Towson senior Haley Pa'akaula was honored as Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week.
—From Sun staff and news services
Varsity boys lacrosse: Longtime Arundel coach Clint Gosnell died Saturday morning of complications from a rare lung disease. He was 67. Gosnell was admitted to University of Maryland Medical Center on Aug. 28, and his condition steadily worsened. Gosnell coached lacrosse at Arundel for 31 years, leading the program to 296 victories and the Class 4A-3A state championship in 1995. From 1977 to 2008, the Wildcats won 11 county championships and seven region crowns.