Maryland ties school record for Graduation Success Rate

The University of Maryland tied its all-time high institutional Graduation Success Rate of 86 percent in figures released Tuesday by the NCAA. It marks the fifth time in the 10-year history of the metric that Maryland has been above 80 percent and the fifth straight year the campus set or tied a school record. Maryland's previous-best GSR of 86 percent came in 2013. Maryland's four-year Federal Graduation Rate for student-athletes was 70 percent, 4 percentage points higher than the overall NCAA Division I average. The Graduation Success Rate is a four-year measure of freshmen and transfer student-athletes who entered Maryland from the fall of 2004 to the spring of 2008. It does not penalize the institution for those student-athletes who transfer from Maryland in good academic standing, as the FGR does. In addition, the GSR includes student-athletes who transfer into the institution and receive athletics aid, unlike the FGR. The Maryland men's basketball program had a 100 percent GSR for the first time in program history; the NCAA average was 72 percent. The football program posted a mark of 74 percent; the NCAA average was 71 percent. Women's basketball posted a GSR score of 92 percent; the NCAA average was 85 percent. The overall national average was 82 percent. "I am very proud of the progress our student-athletes are making in the classroom," athletic director Kevin Anderson said. "Our goal is to be the best Intercollegiate Athletics program in the country and in doing so, graduating and preparing our student-athletes for life after Maryland are of the utmost importance."

Towson academics: Seventy-one percent of the school's student-athletes who entered as freshmen from 2004 to 2007 graduated, the highest federal graduation rate among the five Division I University System of Maryland schools. Towson student-athletes earned an 81 percent GSR, including 71 percent for football, 46 percent for men's basketball and 67 percent for women's basketball.


Men's college soccer: Junior David Kabelik scored two goals as host Maryland (9-5-2) pushed its winning streak to six straight with a 5-2 win over Hartwick (3-9-4) Tuesday night. Juniors Mael Corboz and Tsubasa Endoh and senior Dan Metzger also scored for the Terps.

Women's college soccer: First-half goals from sophomore Vania Ludman, senior Alyssa Conti and junior Hope Lundberg led Johns Hopkins (15-2, 9-0 Centennial Conference) to a 3-1 win over McDaniel (8-5-4, 2-4-3). Senior Hannah Kronick assisted on Ludman's goal, becoming the conference's leader in career assists with 36.


College field hockey: Carrie Hanks of No. 2 Maryland was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week. ... Salisbury was ranked No. 1 in the Division III National Field Hockey Coaches' Association poll for the fifth straight week before closing its regular season with a 5-1 victory at St.Mary's to finish 6-0 in the Capital Athletic Conference.

Women's college swimming: Salisbury sophomore Victoria Radcliffe (Howard) was named CAC Swimmer of the Week.

College football: Wesley senior Payton Rose (Hammond) was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week.


No excitement on trade-deadline day

The NFL's trade deadline passed Tuesday afternoon with no moves made by the Ravens. The Ravens did have discussions with teams, including conversations about Denver Broncos reserve cornerback Tony Carter, according to sources. The Ravens ultimately were unable to work out a deal.

Roster shuffling: The Ravens have signed wide receiver Jace Davis to their practice squad. Davis fills the 10th spot on the practice squad, which opened when the Ravens promoted tight end Phillip Supernaw to the active roster Saturday. The Ravens cut Davis, an undrafted rookie from Northern Colorado, during training camp when they signed cornerback Derek Cox. Davis caught 162 career passes for 2,470 yards and 16 touchdowns and was an All-Big Sky Conference selection in college.

Aaron Wilson

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Major upsets shake up football media state poll

After a couple of the biggest upsets of the high school football season Friday night, Broadneck and St. Frances soared in this week's Maryland High School Football Media State Poll. Broadneck jumped from No. 18 to No. 8 after beating previous No. 7 Arundel, 42-14, to improve to 8-0. St. Frances was not ranked last week but after edging the defending Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference champion and last week's No. 3 McDonogh, 8-3, the Panthers (4-4) debuted at No. 11. As a result of their losses, Arundel (7-1) dropped to No. 22 and McDonogh (5-3) fell to No. 12. Gilman remained No. 2 behind Northwest, which is 8-0 and a unanimous No. 1. The Greyhounds (7-2) secured their hold on No. 2 spot with a 38-14 win at then-No. 10 Mount Saint Joseph on Saturday. Franklin (7-1), coming off a 22-8 win over last week's No. 22 Milford Mill, moved up three spots to No. 10. Calvert Hall (5-3), which beat Bohemia Manor 31-0, also jumped three to No. 18. Howard (8-0), a 32-3 winner over Hammond, rose from 24 to No. 23. Archbishop Curley (8-0) remained No. 19 after slipping by Boys' Latin, 13-7.

Katherine Dunn


From Sun staff and news services

NHL: Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz says there's "a good chance" forward Tom Wilson (ankle) might debut tonight against the Detroit Red Wings, but Trotz did not rule out returning Wilson to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League for more rehabilitation. Forward Brooks Laich (shoulder) did not practice Tuesday with the Capitals and will not play against the Red Wings, Trotz said. Forward Aaron Volpatti (neck) remains on long-term injured reserve.

Alex Prewitt, The Washington Post

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