Digest: Ex-Towson quarterback Kevin Olsen charged with rape
From Sun staff and news services|
Feb 21, 2017 | 1:12 AM
Charlotte junior and former Towson quarterback Kevin Olsen has been arrested on rape charges. The Charlotte Observer reports the 22-year-old Olsen was booked into the Charlotte Mecklenburg Jail late Sunday afternoon on multiple charges, including second-degree forcible rape, cyberstalking and assault on a female. Charlotte coach Brad Lambert says he's aware of Olsen's arrest and the junior has been suspended from the team. In a statement, the university says it's "reviewing the case consistent with its disciplinary procedures." The Observer reports Olsen redshirted at Miami in 2013, but he left the following year after multiple suspensions. He then transferred to Towson. Olsen was kicked off the team in 2015 for violating team rules, according to The Baltimore Sun. Olsen is the brother of Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen.
Maryland's annual Red-White spring football game has been scheduled for April 22 at 12:30 p.m. at Maryland Stadium. Admission to the game and parking are free of charge. The game can also be seen live on BTN2GO. The Terps begin spring practice March 12. For more information about the game, go to umterps.com.
More Maryland football: Former Terp and nine-year NFL veteran cornerback Josh Wilson will return to DeMatha, his high school alma mater, as a defensive backs coach. The move was announced by Stags coach Elijah Brooks, who played with Wilson at DeMatha in the early 2000s. Wilson, who was drafted in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft, spent one season with the Ravens in 2010 and three with the Redskins from 2011-2013.
Men's college basketball:Phillip Carr scored 16 points, including a pair of go-ahead free throws, and had seven rebounds to lead Morgan State to a 65-52 win over Delaware State (9-20, 6-8 MEAC). Tiwian Kendley added 12 points for the Bears (12-14, 9-4). ... Chas Brown scored 19 points with 9-for-12 shooting and had 12 rebounds and Dejuan Clayton sank the winning bucket to lift visiting Coppin State (8-21, 7-7 MEAC) to an 84-83 win over Savannah State (10-16, 7-6). ... Bakari Copeland hit 17 of 21 free throws and scored 29 points, and UMES earned a 106-95 triple-overtime victory over visiting North Carolina A&T (2-26, 0-13 MEAC). Logan McIntosh finished with 16 points, Tyler Jones added 18 and Isaac Taylor17 for the Hawks (10-18, 7-6).
Women's college basketball:Braennan Farrar and Tykyrah Williams each scored a game-high 16 points and Chelsea Mitchell added 14 as visiting Morgan State (7-19, 5-8 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) pulled away for its fifth straight win, 71-52 over Delaware State (3-24, 2-12). ... Genesis Lucas scored 17 points and Keena Samuels added 16 to lead visiting Coppin State (7-18, 7-6 MEAC) to its third straight victory, 59-47 over Savannah State (10-15, 7-5). Lucas was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Week before the game. ... Alexus Hicks scored 15 points and Moengaroa Subritzky added 11 to lead host UMES (11-12, 5-8 MEAC) to a 58-50 win over North Carolina A&T (11-5, 7-6). ... Mount St. Mary's erased an 18-point third-quarter deficit for a 70-59 victory over Wagner (4-23, 3-13 Northeast Conference). Ashlee White led all scorers with 17 points for the Mountaineers (11-16, 9-7), who used a 21-0 run spanning the third and fourth quarters to take the lead.
Men's college lacrosse: Loyola Maryland senior midfielder Brian Sherlock was picked Offensive Player of the Week and senior Graham Savio Faceoff Specialist of the Week by the Patriot League. Navy freshman Ryan Kern was selected Goalkeeper of the Week and senior short-stick defensive midfielder John Trainor received weekly awards honorable mention.
College field hockey: Maryland announced the addition of Sabrina Rhodes (C. Milton Wright) to the roster this spring. Rhodes played her first two college seasons at Delaware. Rhodes, a native Middletown, Del., has played for one of Maryland's premier clubs, H2O, and trained with USA Field Hockey in College Park. She helped C. Milton Wright capture its first state championship in 2013 and was an All-Metro first-team selection.
Girls field hockey: Stevenson will host a spring clinic April 9 led by coach Laurel Martin and assistant Emily Dinsmore for students in grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. The cost is $75 per athlete. For details, go to gomustangsports.com/sports/fh.
Men's college swimming: The Landmark Conference named Goucher alumni Sam Davis and Morgan Richter to the All-Decade team.
Women's college swimming: The Landmark Conference named Goucher alumni Britt Hogstrom and Bethany Natoli to the All-Decade team.
College administration: Harford Community College athletic director Ken Krsolovic was named Maryland JUCO Athletic Director of the Year for 2016.
Golf: Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation, also known as the Classic Five, will host the third in its series of scramble golf outings this winter, the Summers Over Scramble, on Saturday at Clifton Park Golf Course. The scramble will be played using an 18-hole, two-person scramble format, beginning with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. A $100 per team price includes green fees, carts, breakfast, lunch and prizes. To register or for more information, go to www.Classic5Golf.com or contact the Clifton Park pro shop at 410-243-3500.
Media: The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism will host editor KevinMerida for "The Undefeated: One Year and Counting" tonight from 7 to 8:30 in the Eaton Theater of Knight Hall on the Maryland campus. About a year ago, Merida was at Merrill College discussing what The Undefeated would look like, and he's back to discuss the past, present and future of the website focused on race, culture and sports. George Solomon, director of the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism, will moderate the discussion. There will be an audience Q&A as well. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, email Beth Mechum at email@example.com, call her at 301-405-4605 or go to povichcenter.org.