Loyola and Notre Dame became the first two teams to lock up berths in the upcoming NCAA men's lacrosse tournament, and their entries have already begun to shape the 18-team field, which will be announced on Sunday at 9 p.m.
With its decisive Atlantic Coast Conference championship win over Syracuse, Maryland's women's lacrosse team strengthened its position at No. 1 in this week's Inside Lacrosse Brine Division I Women's Media Top 20.
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.
Sophomore attackman Matt Kavanagh scored a goal with 6.5 seconds left in regulation to propel fourth-seeded Notre Dame to a 6-5 tournament upset of top-seeded Maryland before an announced 4,137 at PPL Park on Friday night.
For the second straight game, Halle Majorana posted four goals as top-seeded Maryland defeated eighth-seeded Virginia Tech, 14-9, in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament Thursday at Boston College's Alumni Stadium.
Goran Murray, a junior defenseman for the No. 6 Maryland men's lacrosse team, has hawked some of the game's best attackmen, and that task figures to continue when the Terps (10-2) play No. 10 Notre Dame (6-5) in the second of two semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament at PPL Park in Chester, Pa., at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Wide receiver Corey Fuller already plays for the Detroit Lions after being drafted in the sixth round last year out of Virginia Tech and his younger brother, Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller, is visiting the Lions today, according to a league source.
For the fourth straight game, the No. 2 Terps went down to the final minutes Sunday against an opponent, surviving five ties before pulling away from No. 18 Virginia with five straight goals down the stretch in a 13-8 win in the final Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season matchup between the teams.
Midfielder Billy Ward scored the game-winner in the second overtime period as host No. 8 Syracuse (8-3, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat No. 4 North Carolina, 11-10, on Saturday, ending the Tar Heels' four-game winning streak.
As Maryland's move to the Big Ten Conference approaches, the school is planning a broad marketing campaign that will include a new slogan (THINK B1G) and celebratory events on campus and in Baltimore, the Washington area and New York City.
Now, Kyle Fuller is in the midst of a busy travel schedule that a league source said includes official visits with the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets and Denver Broncos. He also has private workout with the Colts and Carolina Panthers.l
Gary Williams, 69, is expected to be announced Monday as a member of the 2014 class, and he will be inducted in August. Multiple media outlets reported Saturday that Williams, who has declined comment, had become a first-ballot selection.
ESPN college basketball analyst Doris Burke said Saturday that she is disheartened by Maryland¿s impending move to the Big Ten Conference and wishes that financial considerations didn¿t have to tear leagues apart.
That Brionna Jones' surgically repaired right knee is now healthy enough to take the Bridgestone Arena court in Nashville, Tenn., against the undefeated Fighting Irish is testament enough to a player who, at one point, was under consideration for a redshirt year. How a shy 18-year-old has come "out of her shell," as senior center Essence Townsend fittingly put it, is all the more remarkable.
Tonight, Frese and Walz meet for a third time as adversaries in the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight, but both coaches indicated the showdown will be more about the players than the teacher-mentor dynamic.
Swiveling his hips in pass coverage and changing direction rapidly Sunday morning on the Ravens' indoor practice field, former University of Maryland standout linebacker Demetrius Hartsfield planted and cut with confidence and no hesitation.