Baltimore Sun crime reporter Justin George on April 21 was named a Public Service Journalism fellow at Marquette University and will spend the 2015-16 academic year in Milwaukee leading a team of student journalists to produce stories "with the potential to change policies and lives," the school said.
William & Mary, one of five original Division I schools to never make the men¿s basketball tournament, cut a 22-point deficit with under four minutes remaining to six, but Northeastern held on for a 72-61 win in the Colonial Athletic Association title game.
Just as he did at the end of the first overtime, William & Mary guard Marcus Thornton took the ball with the game on the line. The game¿s leading scorer with 37 points and the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year was destined to take the shot that could send his team to the final.
Strapped with expectations as the top seed seeking its schools' first ever NCAA tournament berth, William & Mary took a comfortable first step in that direction with a 72-59 win over No. 8 Elon in Saturday¿s first Colonial Athletic Association quarterfinal game at Royal Farms Arena.
Four teams had the opportunity to break their first-place deadlock entering the final week of the Colonial Athletic Association's regular season. Each eventually stumbled, which led to a four-way split of the regular season championship between William & Mary, UNC Wilmington, Northeastern, and James Madison.
When the No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team meets No. 2 North Carolina in College Park Sunday at noon, it will mark the 20th year of the rivalry but the first without Marylandi in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
A day after his Seattle Seahawks fell just short of earning defensive coordinator Dan Quinn a second Super Bowl ring, the Atlanta Falcons on Monday announced the former Salisbury defensive lineman as their new coach.
The Tigers played visiting William & Mary, one of three teams leading the Colonial Athletic Association, to a 35-35 tie at halftime. But the Tribe opened the second half with a 11-4 run that Towson could not recover from en route to an 85-72 loss before an announced 1,889 at SECU Arena Saturday afternoon.
There's no disputing that Moses Skillon has cemented his status as the Bears' starter. Barring injury or another issue, Skillon will line up under center when Morgan State (7-5) clashes with Richmond (8-4) in a Football Championship Subdivision first-round playoff game Saturday at 1 p.m.
Towson is under .500 in the conference for the first time since 2010 as the Seawolves visit. Stony Brook has dropped its last two games, including a 27-21 overtime loss to William & Mary last Saturday.
After 17 seasons at McDonogh, Steve Nichols is embarking on his biggest coaching challenge: He has taken over at his alma mater, Loyola University, with the goal of turning it into a Division I national championship contender.
The Colonial Athletic Association tournament may have been short on fans, but the four-day event ended in a way organizers surely loved: with a frantic, late-game comeback and an iconic image of fans bounding onto the Baltimore Arena floor in celebration.
The fans who did stick around to watch No. 3 seed William and Mary¿s matchup with the No. 6 seed College of Charleston in Saturday¿s fourth and final Colonial Athletic Association quarterfinal game saw the biggest comeback of the day.
Before Towson's Senior Night matchup with William and Mary on Saturday at SECU Arena, Tigers coach Pat Skerry nearly came to tears while addressing his four seniors, who helped the program rebuild itself after a 1-31 record two seasons ago.
Towson's men's basketball team is approaching one of its toughest stretches of the season, as the Tigers' next two games are against the two other top squads in the Colonial Athletic Association: at William & Mary on Saturday, and home against Delaware on Monday.