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Five Bowie State football games this season have been nullified after the program self-reported an eligibility violation to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and NCAA, the school announced Friday.

"Bowie State University strives to always comply with the letter and spirit of the regulations governing all aspects of university operations," Bowie State president Mickey L. Burnim said in a news release of the Level III violation, which is considered secondary. "We were disappointed to learn of this mistake and took immediate action to report it when it became known to us."

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The five games in which the ineligible player participated — neither the player nor games were specified — will be nullified, which affects only the Bulldogs' won-lost record percentage and strength of schedule.

•Former Maryland State star Edward Gosa Jr., Class of 1957, died Oct. 29 in Wilmington, Del., the school, now UMES, announced. Gosa was inducted into the UMES Athletics Hall of Fame in 1973.

•Johns Hopkins (8-0) is ranked second in the first official NCAA Division III South Region poll of the season behind Hardin-Simmons (8-0).

Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk was selected to serve as liaison with the football coaches in the American Athletic Conference.

Women's volleyball: Led by 18 kills and four service aces from senior outside hitter Adreené Elliott, host Maryland (13-15, 3-11 Big Ten Conference) earned a 25-23, 28-26, 27-25 victory over No. 12 Ohio State (19-6, 8-5).

The victory was the Terps' first over a ranked opponent since a 3-2 win against No. 22 Florida State on Oct. 17, 2010.

Maryland outside hitter Liz Twilley had 10 kills, and opposite hitter Angel Gaskin, a fellow freshman, led the team with five blocks.

Field hockey: Sophomore Lein Holsboer flipped in a high shot off an assist from Carrie Hanks in double overtime to lift No. 7 Maryland (18-3) to a 2-1 victory over No. 17 Northwestern (13-8) in a Big Ten semifinal in Bloomington, Ind.

The top-seeded Terps will make their second straight appearance in the championship game Sunday at noon against second-seeded Michigan (17-3), a 2-1 winner over sixth-seeded Penn State (9-10).

The Huskies' Dominique Masters scored on a deflection with 19:01 left in the second half, then fifth-year Maryland senior Welma Luus tied the game with 9:10 left by forcing a loose ball into the goal.

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Men's soccer: Maryland senior midfielder Mael Corboz was named to the All-Big Ten first team for the second straight season. Senior Tsubasa Endoh, juniors Alex Crognale and Chris Odoi-Atsem, and freshman Sebastian Elney made the second team. Eryk Williamson and Elney made the freshman team.

•UMBC senior defender Malcolm Harris (McDonogh) was named America East's Defender of the Year. Harris and sophomore midfielder Gregg Hauck (North County) made the All-America East first team. Senior midfielder Michael Scott and junior goalkeeper Billy Heavner made the second team and academic team. Midfielder Patrick Jean-Gilles and defender Kyle Saunderson (Reservoir) made the rookie team.

•Navy (8-9-1 overall, 4-5 Patriot League) gave up an own goal in the 109th minute of double overtime and lost, 2-1, to visiting Boston University (12-4-2, 6-1-2) in its regular-season finale. The goal, with 1:40 left in the second overtime session, came when a defender tried to clear a cross over the crossbar but accidentally put it into the net. Navy needed Army West Point to either beat or tie Bucknell today to make the league tournament as the No. 6 seed.

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Women's soccer: Alexis Gannon's two goals led second-seeded Bucknell (11-5-3) to a 3-0 win over third-seeded Navy (11-7-4) in the Patriot League semifinals in Boston.

•Mount St. Mary's senior goalkeeper Rachel Bourne (Mercy) and senior defender Nicole Vallely were named to the All-Northeast Conference second team. Mount forward Jenna West made the rookie team.

Women's lacrosse: Towson named seniors Nadia Podo and Breanna Hamm captains.

Men's basketball: Loyola Maryland went on a 16-0 run after McGill scored the game's first two points, and the host Greyhounds eased to a 72-48 victory Thursday night in exhibition play.

The Greyhounds' Jarred Jones (John Carroll) scored 15 points in 18 minutes, and Tyler Hubbard added 14 in 10 minutes.

•No. 3 Maryland's game against Cleveland State on Nov. 28 has been moved from 8:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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