Salisbury hosts Kean in playoff game today
Salisbury will host Kean today at noon in an NCAA Division III second-round football playoff game. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $4 for children and students. There is no admission charge for children under 3. The Sea Gulls are 9-4-1 all-time against Kean, including shutout victories in the past two meetings in 2003 and 2004. Live stats, streaming video and streaming audio will be available on suseagulls.com. The winner of today's game will take on the winner of the game between Wisconsin-Whitewater and Franklin.
President Barack Obama and the first family will attend Towson University's game against Oregon State this afternoon at the Towson Center, the school announced Friday. Obama's brother-in-law, Craig Robinson, is in his fourth season as coach of Oregon State. A capacity crowd is expected for the 2 p.m. game. To accommodate expected delays entering the arena, the ticket office, will-call windows and gates will open at noon. All fans must be in the arena by 1:45 p.m., according to the school. An enthusiastic basketball fan who still plays the game, Obama gets to as many games as he can. He and his wife, Michelle, attended the season-opening Carrier Classic between North Carolina and Michigan State on the USS Carl Vinson. The Beavers are 4-1 entering the Towson game and have gone 47-57 under Robinson. The Tigers (0-4) are looking for their first victory under first-year coach Pat Skerry. This is Towson's first home game of the season. The school will honor its 2011 football team, the Colonial Athletic Association champion, at halftime.
Redskins: Coach Mike Shanahan said nine injured players all are probable for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks, marking the first time in weeks that Washington won't find itself without starters at multiple key positions. Trent Williams (strained medial collateral ligament) will start at left tackle despite being hobbled all week. "I feel good. I'm going to give it a go. I can't complain," said Williams, who will wear a brace on his knee. "I fully anticipate [starting]. It's very important to me. I missed two weeks already and I couldn't stand seeing my team going to battle without me." Meanwhile, wide receiver Santana Moss (hand) is expected to start after four weeks on the sideline. Other banged up players listed as probable for the Redskins are right tackle Jammal Brown (groin), safeties LaRon Landry (Achilles tendon), DeJon Gomes (knee), left guard Maurice Hurt (knee), backup tackle Sean Locklear (ankle), cornerback Josh Wilson (hamstring) and backup linebacker Keyaron Fox (infection). The only players who are questionable for Sunday's game are receivers Niles Paul (turf toe) and Donte' Stallworth (foot). "It was encouraging," Shanahan said.
—Mike Jones, The Washington Post
Women's college volleyball: UMES freshman outside hitter Saitaua Iosia was named the COBRA Magazine East Region Player of the Year. Hawks sophomore outside hitter Maline Vaitai joined Iosia on the All-East team, and sophomore middle blocker Kaveinga Lea'Aetoa earned honorable mention.
—From Sun staff and news services