Morgan State football coach Lee Hull was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, and senior Darren Pinnock was named MEAC Offensive Lineman of the Year. In just his first season as a head coach, Hull helped Morgan State improve from a 5-7 regular season in 2013 to a 7-5 regular season in 2014, marking Morgan State's first winning regular season since 2009. The Bears clinched a share of the MEAC title and earned their first Division I playoff berth in school history. For the season, Pinnock anchored the MEAC's second-best rushing attack (211.3 yards per game) and helped Morgan State gain 2,536 yards on the ground in 461 attempts, for a per-carry average of 5.5 yards.

More college football: Navy defensive lineman Will Anthony was named Football Bowl Subdivision Independent Player of the Week.… Salisbury senior kicker and punter Kyle Hamby collected the Empire 8 Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Year award for the third straight season and was named a first-team all-conference punter. Senior Nick Ochoa and sophomore Ryan Kolb were named to the second team.

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Men's college basketball: Coppin State defeated Goldy-Beacom, 103-50, at home for its first win of the year. Guards Taariq Cephas and Shomari Triggs led the Eagles (1-4) with 15 points each, while senior Chris Gebhart and sophomore Parris Ridgeway-Higgs each scored 10 points for the Lightning (2-4). … Bowie State (5-2) and Millersville (3-4) never were more than six points apart during the Bulldogs' 74-73 road win. Senior guard Zafir Williams, who made the game-winning jump shot, made a game-high 23 points for Bowie State. … Stevenson junior forward Erik Fisher (Archbishop Spalding) was named Commonwealth Conference Player of the Week.

Women's college basketball: Mount St. Mary's freshman guard-forward Jessica Harris was named Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week.

College field hockey: Maryland senior Maxine Fluharty and junior Sarah Sprink earned first-team All-America honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, while senior Katie Gerzabek was named to the third team. … Salisbury senior midfielder Summer Washburn and junior forward Courtney Jantzen (Dulaney) received Division III All-America first- and second-team honors, respectively.

Varsity football: Calvert Hall wide receiver Lawrence Cager will be presented his invitation to the Army All-American Bowl today.

Gala: The 2014 Paul Rabil Foundation Holiday Magic Gala will be held Thursday to support programs that use sports to help children with learning differences realize their full potential. The foundation will give scholarships to students from the Lab School of Washington, the Jemicy School in Owings Mills and The Odyssey School in Stevenson. The event is open to those 21 and older and will include live music, dancing, casino tables, silent and live auctions, food and beverages.

Hall of Fame: The South Carroll Athletic Department will welcome five alumni to the school's Hall of Fame: basketball forward Josh Boone; football and lacrosse player and wrestler Mike Chenoweth; field hockey, track and basketball player Vickie Leidner Black; football coach Ken Parker; and volleyball, tennis and basketball player Melanie Wagener.

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