Before last spring, John Crosby "really didn't know too much about Dayton." Then the former Poly star watched the Flyers beat Ohio State, Syracuse and Stanford en route to the Elite Eight of the 2014 NCAA tournament.
The Atlantic Coast Conference, led by overall No. 1 seed Maryland, dominated the top spots in the NCAA Division I women's championship bracket announced Sunday night, with six teams among the eight seeded spots in the 26-team field.
Brooke Griffin tied an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament record with seven goals as top-seeded Maryland defeated fifth-seeded Virginia, 15-9, in a women's lacrosse semifinal at Boston College on Friday.
After two seasons as a walk-on at UNC-Wilmington, which meant his parents were footing most of the bill for college, the work ethic and patience of Shane Reybold of North Laurel was rewarded prior to his junior year in 2012 when he was put on an athletic scholarship by head coach Buzz Petersen. But prior to this season, his senior year for the Seahawks, Reybold was taken off scholarship since UNC-Wilmington had another player to fill that spot. Instead of being bitter Reybold, a rugged 6-foot-8
Navy earned its first seeded spot in the NCAA women's Division I lacrosse tournament and Loyola's late surge was enough for an at-large bid when the selections to the newly-expanded 26-team bracket were announced Sunday night.
No. 19 Connecticut took a 6-4 lead into halftime and never relinquished it, upsetting No. 7 Notre Dame at home, 10-7, in women's lacrosse Sunday. The Huskies (13-1, 5-1 Big East) won all their home games in a season for the first time in program history. The Fighting Irish (11-3, 5-3) scored just three goals in the second half, two by Lauren Sullivan.
Loyola men's basketball coach Jimmy Patsos, who has led the program to its first back-to-back seasons with more than 20 wins as a Division I team, has emerged as one of the top candidates for the opening at Siena.
Nineteen players from Baltimore are true freshmen on Division I basketball rosters this fall. There's a good chance this area will produce more DI players in the 2013 class. Below the chart of last year's DI signees is a comprehensive look at which local seniors have already signed, and which prospects remain on the market heading into the spring period.
Maryland basketball coach Mark Turgeon had to reschedule this team's practice Monday in preparation for Tuesday's game against Lafayette in order to attend the campus news conference to announce the school's move to the Big Ten from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Sometimes Ivin Jasper's roots as a passer come to the surface in his current role as Navy's offensive coordinato, as they have in recent weeks during the remarkable rise of freshman quarterback Keenan Reynolds, who has led the Midshipmen to five straight victories going into Saturday's game at Troy.
In some ways, Prince George's is to Washington, D.C., as Brooklyn is to Manhattan when it comes to basketball. While the District has produced hoop legends such as Elgin Baylor and Dave Bing, Prince George's has several of its own, such as Kevin Durant and Ty Lawson, currently in the NBA. Laurel, which also includes parts of Anne Arundel and Howard County, also has its own share of basketball standouts.
The news that Dez Wells was transferring from Xavier to Maryland over the summer brought mixed reactions from Terps fans who knew about the player¿s triumphs and troubles during his freshman year at the Ohio school.