Digest: Ex-Raven Sharpe chosen for Black College Football HOF


Ex-Raven Sharpe to Black College HOF

The Black College Football Hall of Fame announced Tuesday that former Ravens tight end Shannon Sharpe has been selected for induction next year along with 10 others. The inductees will be honored Feb. 16 at the Loews Hotel in Atlanta. NFL Network's Charles Davis will serve as master of ceremonies. Before going on to win two Super Bowls with the Denver Broncos and one with the Ravens in 2001, Sharpe was a three-time All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection at Savannah State from 1987 to 1989 and the SIAC Player of the Year in 1987.

More college: Bowie State tight end Khari Lee (Western Tech) and freshman defensive back Curtis Pumphrey (Atholton) were named to the All-Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association first team. Senior wide receiver Douglas McNeil III (New Town), junior defensive lineman Oladimeji Layeni, freshman linebacker Antoine Young and junior defensive back Delante White were chosen to the second team. Lincoln punter Kyle Jaski, an All-Metro first-team selection at Kenwood in 2009, was named to the All-CIAA second team. ... Salisbury senior quarterback Dan Griffin (North Harford) was selected to the D3football.com Team of the Week.

Ravens: Wide receiver-kick returner David Reed returned to practice Monday, coming back from a torn left anterior cruciate ligament suffered last season. However, Reed remains on the physically-unable-to-perform list. He has three weeks to either rejoin the active roster or be placed on injured reserve. Reed recently said he's able to sprint, cut and run routes. "I'm right there," Reed said. "I'm really better than ever. Everything is good."

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Program: The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation will host "Kickin' It with Matt Stover: Life Between the Goal Posts" with former Ravens kicker Matt Stover on Dec. 4 from 5:30p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dempsey's Brew Pub & Restaurant in the Warehouse at Camden Yards. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Stover during a cocktail hour. Tickets are $55 and include a dinner featuring signature dishes from Dempsey's Brew Pub & Restaurant, open bar (beer and wine) and parking. To purchase tickets, contact Whitney Edmonds at 410-727-1539 ext. 3033 or whitneye@baberuthmuseum.org.


G. Williams among panelists for Povich Symposium

Former Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Williams will be among the panelists at the seventh annual Shirley Povich Symposium in the Grand Ballroom at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union on Maryland's College Park campus at 7p.m. Tuesday. Williams will be joined by other leading voices and professionals in the Washington-Baltimore area to discuss the topic "Our Sports: A Look at the Area Sports Scene." The panel also includes ESPN broadcaster and Maryland alumnus Scott Van Pelt, Kevin Byrne (Ravens vice president for public and community relations), Washington Kastles owner Mark Ein, Jason Levien (part-owner, D.C.United and Philadelphia 76ers), Lara Potter (vice president, managing director/communications and brand development, Washington Nationals), Comcast SportsNet commentator Jill Sorenson and Tony Wyllie (vice president for communications, Washington Redskins). Television host Maury Povich, son of the late Washington Post columnist Shirley Povich, for whom the symposium is named, will moderate. The event is free.

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Terps men top Va. Tech, 2-1, in ACC soccer quarterfinal

Senior John Stertzer and junior Patrick Mullins scored, and the top-seeded Maryland men's soccer team defeated visiting Virginia Tech, 2-1, in the quarterfinal round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament Tuesday. Stertzer gave the Terps (15-1-2) the lead in the 11th minute on a penalty kick after Mikias Eticha was taken down in the box. The Hokies (7-10-3) tied the score on a penalty kick in the 48th minute, but four minutes later, Maryland freshman Mikey Ambrose sent a perfect corner to Mullins, who followed through with a header to the near post for his ACC-high 12th goal of the season. With the win, Maryland coach Sasho Cirovski is now one shy of 300 with the Terps. Despite being a man down for nearly 35 minutes after a second yellow card to Drew Ranahan, Virginia Tech — which upset No. 8 seed N.C. State on Monday — refused to go away. The Hokies got one final chance to tie the match in the 62nd minute when the Terps were forced to make a team save at the far post after Cardona exited the box. "It was a good result. I think Virginia Tech was very committed to defending and started out with a lot of bodies behind the ball, took a lot of space away and absorbed a lot of pressure from us," Cirovski said. "Our response was great. We should have had a lot more goals. Hats off to Virginia Tech and hats off to their goalkeeper, Kyle Renfro. He had a career night tonight." Maryland dominated offensively, holding a 22-6 advantage in shots. The Terps will take on Clemson on Friday at 8 p.m. at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown in the ACC semifinals. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.

More men's college soccer: Navy freshman Derek Vogel and junior defenseman Nick Dubee were named second-team All-Patriot League and Vogel was honored as the league's Rookie of the Year. It marks the first time since 2006 that the Midshipmen have had two all-league selections. In addition, senior defensive midfielder Eric Wootten was named to the league's All-Academic Team, and Wootten and junior Zach Davis earned spots on the Capital One Academic All-District II first team.

Women's college soccer: Johns Hopkins sophomore Hannah Kronick was named Centennial Conference Player of the Year and Leo Weil was picked as Coach of the Year. Joining Kronick on the all-conference first team was senior Taylor Schulte. Juniors Kelly Baker, Christina Convey and Amanda Yaccarino were selected to the second team. Sophomore Emily Nagourney earned honorable mention. ... McDaniel sophomore defender Kristin Hart was named to the All-Centennial Conference second team, while freshman midfielder Chloe Allen-Gorman was honorable mention.

Men's college lacrosse: Salisbury senior midfielder and faceoff specialist Tyler Granelli, senior long-stick midfielder Brett Baer and junior midfielder Tim Stone will serve as captains; it is the first season any of them has held the position.

Men's college swimming and diving: Loyola senior Brennan Morris was chosen as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week for the 17th time in his career, while junior Michael Brown was tabbed as the league's Diver of the Week.

Women's college swimming: St. Mary's senior Kelly Heyde was named Capital Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week.

College wrestling: Maryland sophomore Geoffrey Alexander earned Atlantic Coast Conference Co-Wrestler of the Week honors.

Orioles: Neil Aloise, previously director of sales and fan services, has been named vice president of ticketing and fan services. In addition, Greg Bader has moved from director of communications to vice president of communications and marketing, and Mike Hoppes, formerly director of finance, has been named vice president of finance.

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