Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon will serve on the National Association of Basketball Coaches ad hoc committee on NCAA tournament selection, seeding and bracketing. The committee consists of head coaches representing all levels of Division I, former NCAA men's basketball committee members, NCAA and NABC staff. NABC executive director Jim Haney and former Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive are co-chairs. The ad hoc committee will meet multiple times in the coming weeks and present feedback to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee in advance of its summer meeting. Other coaches on the committee include Kentucky's John Calipari, West Virginia's Bob Huggins and Georgetown's John Thompson III.
Terps football home opener to be televised on Big Ten Network
Maryland's home opener against Howard on Sept. 3 will be televised on the Big Ten Network, the Big Ten Conference announced Monday. The game will kick off at noon. This will be the second time in three years the Terps' home opener has been televised on the Big Ten Network. In 2014, the network aired Maryland's season-opening 52-7 win over James Madison. The Terps are scheduled to have two games on the Big Ten Network this fall, including the Oct. 22 night game against Michigan State. Last season, six Maryland games were on the Big Ten Network.
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Women's basketball: East Carolina announced the appointment of UMBC assistant Rich Conover on Friday to the same position. "I am so happy for Rich as he moves on to his next position at ECU," Retrievers coach Phil Stern said. "He brought so much experience and knowledge to our program over the last three years." In 2015-16, Conover's third season with the team, UMBC won its first postseason tournament game in program history and reached the quarterfinals of the Women's Basketball Invitational. The Pirates finished this past season 13-19 (6-12 American Athletic Conference) with a loss to national champion Connecticut in the second round of the AAC tournament.
Women's lacrosse: Maryland rising junior attacker Megan Whittle (McDonogh), graduate senior Taylor Cummings (McDonogh), rising senior midfielder Zoe Stukenberg (Marriotts Ridge), rising senior defender Nadine Hadnagy, graduate defender Alice Mercer (Century), Penn State graduate midfielder Madison Cyr (Winters Mill), Loyola Maryland graduate defender Maddy Lesher and Princeton rising senior Ellie DeGarmo (Bryn Mawr) were named to the All-Inside Lacrosse team. … The NCAA Rules Committee recommended that three-second violations return to being major fouls for the 2017 season in an effort to reduce shooting fouls during 8-meter free-position shots. "It will keep people out of shooting space and keep people safer," said Julie Myers, committee chair and coach at Virginia. "It was a big sticking point for officials last season since they couldn't flag it."
Field hockey: Maryland graduate student Welma Luus was granted a sixth year of eligibility, making her eligible to play her fourth season this fall. Luus started at Maryland before the 2011-12 season. She competed on the women's tennis team for her first two seasons, but joined the field hockey team at the beginning of the 2013-14 season, splitting time between the teams for two seasons. The Pretoria, South Africa, native exhausted her tennis eligibility at the end of the 2014-15 season and competed for the field hockey team last fall. She led the Terps with 20 goals, including five winners. She earned National Field Hockey Coaches Association third-team All-America honors, as well as All-Big Ten honors.
Baseball: Harford Community College rising junior pitcher Michael Adams (second team) and rising junior infielder Dominic DiSabatino (third team) were named National Junior College Athletic Association Division I All-Americans.
Men's tennis: Johns Hopkins had three players on the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-America teams: juniors Mike Buxbaum, Jeremy Dubin and Emerson Walsh earned the honor for doubles, while Buxbaum also did for singles.
Report: Ex-Ravens guard Grubbs' career likely over
Former Ravens Pro Bowl guard and first-round NFL draft pick Ben Grubbs' career is likely over because of a neck injury, the NFL Network reported. Grubbs, 32, started seven games last season for the Kansas City Chiefs before he suffered the season-ending injury. In March, the Chiefs cut him with a failed physical designation. Grubbs was one year into a four-year, $24 million contract. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2013 with the New Orleans Saints, who traded him in March 2015 to the Chiefs for a fifth-round draft pick. The Ravens took Grubbs No. 29 overall in the 2007 draft, two rounds before they selected five-time All-Pro Marshal Yanda. Grubbs started 65 consecutive games for the team and made the Pro Bowl in 2011, his final season with the Ravens, before he agreed to a five-year, $36 million deal with the Saints.
Youth golf: Coley Hunter of Rockville claimed first place in the boys age 14-15 division at the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour College Prep Series tournament in State College, Pa. Coley finished 8-over 152 after shooting 4-over 76 in both rounds. Gregor Meyer of Pittsburgh was second with a 13-over 157. Hunter ended in a four way tie for most birdies in the division with 5 and also had the most pars with 21. Hunter will be awarded an exemption into the Tour Championship on Dec. 3-4.
National women's soccer league: The Washington Spirit's match against the Houston Dash that was postponed May 27 has been scheduled for Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. in Houston.