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Roger Brown headed to Black College Football Hall of Fame

Roger Brown headed to Black College Football Hall of Fame
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Roger Brown headed to Black College Hall of Fame

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Roger Brown, who played defensive tackle at Maryland State, now UMES, will be inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame on Feb. 28 in Atlanta. Brown spent 10 seasons in the NFL as a defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Rams. He was picked by the Lions in the fourth round of the 1960 NFL draft, was selected for six Pro Bowls and was named NFL Lineman of the Year in 1962. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009. Other inductees will be Richard Dent (Tennessee State), L.C. Greenwood (Arkansas-Pine Bluff), Ernie Ladd (Grambling State), Ken Riley (Florida A&M), Donnie Shell (South Carolina State) and coach W.C. Gorden (Jackson State).

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Vogel's goal in 2OT lifts Navy over Army in soccer

Derek Vogel scored the game-winning goal in double overtime to give Navy (11-4-4, 6-1-2 Patriot League) a 1-0 win over rival Army (6-7-5, 3-4-2) on Friday night at PPL Park in Chester, Pa., to capture the N-Star at Army-Navy Cup III. The Midshipmen finished the regular season on a 10-match unbeaten streak at 7-0-3. After over 106 minutes of scoreless play, sophomore Sam Bascom slipped the ball on an inside seam into the box for Vogel. The junior touched the ball, spun off his defender and then drilled a shot to the far post to send the Mids into a celebration. Navy will play in the Patriot League semifinals Friday in Boston against a yet-to-be-determined opponent.

Men's soccer: UMBC's Oumar Ballo (Archbishop Curley) earned his second consecutive America East Defender of the Year honor. The Retrievers' Mamadou Kansaye (McDonogh) was named Midfielder of the Year and forward Kay Banjo, a transfer from Towson, was selected as Striker of the Year. Pete Caringi, Jr. and his assistants were named Coaching Staff of the Year.

Field hockey: Redshirt sophomore Emma Rissinger scored on a rebound of a penalty corner three minutes into the second half as top-seeded Maryland (18-2, 7-1) earned a 1-0 victory over fourth-seeded Penn State (15-5, 5-3) on Friday in the Big Ten semifinals at Michigan. The Terps will face third-seeded Northwestern (15-6, 6-2) in the championship game Sunday at 1 p.m.

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Men's basketball: Junior guard Tyler Hubbard led four Loyola Maryland players in double figures with 14 points, and the Greyhounds used an 18-2 second-half run to pull away for a 71-49 exhibition win over visiting Bridgewater College on Thursday night.

Men's swimming: St. Mary's Patrick McGarrity and Cameron Hedquist made the Capital Athletic Conference's Silver Anniversary Team.

Women's basketball: Towson opened a 30-6 halftime lead en route to a 66-57 exhibition win over visiting Stevenson.

Women's soccer: Catonsville's Renee Gast has committed to Towson.

Women's volleyball: Ally Hirsch and Carolyn Zin of Johns Hopkins were both selected to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District II women's volleyball team.

Women's track and field: Catonsville's Maja Wichardt has committed to Colorado.

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34 sprinters nominated for De Francis Dash at Laurel

Thirty-four sprinters, including Bern Identity, Happy My Way, Heaven's Runway, La Verdad and River Rocks, have been nominated for the 23rd running of the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park next Saturday. Introduced in 1990, the De Francis Dash is one of the elite 6-furlong sprints in the country, with four of the 22 winners — Housebuster (1991), Cherokee Run (1994), Smoke Glacken (1997) and Thor's Echo (2006) — earning Eclipse Award honors for champion sprinter.

National Women's Soccer League: Midfielder Yael Averbuch has left the Washington Spirit and signed with FC Kansas City. Averbuch made 17 starts in 22 appearances, scored one goal and added an assist in 1,562 minutes.

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