UMBC incoming freshman guard Jose Placer (Orlando, Fla./Master's Academy) is competing for Puerto Rico in the FIBA Under-18 Americas Championships in St. Catherines, Ontario. The team is off to a 2-0 start in Group A play with wins over Panama, 84-51, on Sunday and Dominican Republic, 108-94, on Monday. Puerto Rico is set to take on defending champion United States, coached by Kansas' Bill Self in the final game of group play today. Placer has scored 10 points in each game. The quarterfinals take place Thursday and all games are televised by YouTube.com/FIBA.
Maryland men's basketball
Manning Jr., son of former Terps star, joining team staff
Greg Manning Jr., a former then-Loyola College men's basketball guard and the son of former Maryland standout Greg Manning, has joined Terps coach Mark Turgeon's staff as its video coordinator, a team spokesman confirmed Monday night. The hiring of Manning, who most recently served as Siena's lead assistant coach under Jimmy Patsos, will be announced this morning. Manning was not retained by former Mount St. Mary's and new Saints coach Jamion Christian after Patsos, the former Maryland assistant and Loyola coach, resigned from the post in April amid allegations of verbal abuse. The younger Manning grew up in Ellicott City but moved to Atlanta when his father, who served for 13 years as an analyst with Johnny Holliday on the Terps' radio broadcasts, accepted a job as Georgia State's athletic director. Manning replaces Mark Bialkoski, who was promoted to director of basketball operations after Nima Omidvar left the post to become an assistant coach at South Alabama.
— Jonas Shaffer
Men's college lacrosse
Pearce leaving Frostburg State to coach Allegheny
After eight seasons as the head coach at Frostburg State, Tommy Pearce has left to become the first men's lacrosse head coach at Allegheny College in northwestern Pennsylvania. Pearce said in an email Monday that he left the Bobcats on Friday, but declined to comment further. Pearce was hired in the summer of 2009 to lead Frostburg State when the university reinstituted men's lacrosse after a 30-year hiatus. The Bobcats went 85-62 under him. After a 1-15 combined record in the Capital Athletic Conference in 2011 and 2012, the program has had a 27-18 mark that includes appearances in the past six league tournaments and a trip to the title game in 2015. Pearce will head a Gators program that was created in October. Allegheny's first season is scheduled for 2020.
— Edward Lee
NBC Sports Washington to televise Caps' parade live
NBC Sports Washington will provide live television coverage of the Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup championship parade and rally in Washington today, beginning at 10 a.m. Coverage will also be streamed live on NBCSportsWashington.com and the NBC Sports app. NBCSW will provide at least five hours of live on-site coverage from Constitution Avenue and the National Mall, beginning with a one-hour pre-parade show at 10 a.m. The parade and rally will be surrounded by commentary, analysis and interviews. Rob Carlin, Michael Jenkins and Brent Johnson will anchor coverage from the National Mall. Al Koken and Tarik El-Bashir will be reporting from parade buses with Capitals players, and Julie Donaldson, Travis Thomas and Jenkins will be positioned along the parade route and rally site. Rockville's Haley Skarupa, a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic women's hockey team, will also contribute to coverage.
Women's college basketball: Maryland will host Georgia Tech in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Thursday, Nov. 29, at Xfinity Center. The Terps lead the all-time series over the Yellow Jackets 49-18 and have won the past six matchups. Georgia Tech went 20-14 overall last year and advanced to the Women's National Invitation Tournament quarterfinals.
College track and field: Maryland junior Greg Thompson (discus) was named a first-team men's All-American by the United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association. Coppin State sophomore Joseph Amoah (200 meters) and UMBC senior Tony White (javelin) received men's second-team honors. Terps junior Samuel Shoultz (high jump) was also named to the men's second team, while Maryland junior Jewel Smith (long jump), seniors Claudia Ababio (discus) and Emma O'Hara (hammer) and sophomore Dallyssa Huggins (high jump) received honorable mention. UMBC junior Kelechi Nwanaga (javelin) and Kentucky junior Olivia Gruver (pole vault), a Franklin graduate, received women's first-team honors. Navy senior Sean Richards (javelin) and Coppin State sophomore Aaron Lewis (110 hurdles) received honorable mention.