Terps women to celebrate 10th anniversary of hoops title on Jan. 2
From Sun staff and news services|
Dec 22, 2015 | 3:00 AM
The No. 6 Maryland women's basketball team will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its 2006 NCAA championship at its game against No. 9 Ohio State on Jan. 2. The Terps (11-0) and Buckeyes (7-3) will tip off at noon at Xfinity Center, and the game will be nationally televised on WJZ-13. The first 2,006 fans in attendance will receive a gold commemorative T-shirt to celebrate the title run. The current team will sign autographs after the game.
Football: Former Maryland wide receiver Juwann Winfree announced that he will transfer to Pittsburgh. Winfree, a former four-star recruit, enrolled at Maryland in 2014 and caught 11 passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns his freshman year. He was suspended for the final two games of the 2014 season for violating the school's student-athlete code of conduct. Winfree decided to transfer after a second suspension for violating the code of conduct in June. … Former Maryland defensive coordinator Don Brown was named to the same position at Michigan under coach Jim Harbaugh, taking the job vacated by new Terps coach DJ Durkin. Brown, most recently Boston College's defensive coordinator, spent three seasons in College Park from 2009-2011, helping the Terps finish the 2010 season ranked No. 38 nationally in scoring defense (22.2 points per game).
College baseball: Maryland is ranked No. 28 in Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's preseason poll. The Terps are the second-highest-rated Big Ten Conference school, behind No. 23 Michigan. Maryland returns All-America right-hander Mike Shawaryn and Freshman All-America shortstop Kevin Smith. The Terps open their season Feb. 19 with a three-game series at Alabama.
Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie was named the NHL's "Second Star" of the week. Oshie paced the NHL with five goals and shared the league lead with eight points as the Capitals won all four of their games to move into first place in the overall standings.
Horse racing: Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry and Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth are the candidates for the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year. The winner will be announced Saturday. American Pharoah was the first horse since 1978 to capture the Triple Crown, winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes.
Women's college basketball:Taylor Dunham scored 14 points and host Navy beat Air Force, 64-46. Ashanti Kennedy added 13 points, and Sarita Condie and Bianca Roach scored 10 apiece for the Midshipmen. Navy led for all but 1:13 of the game. Cortney Porter scored a game-high 16 points for the Falcons.