The Maryland Terps and Navy Midshipmen faced each other in a basketball game for the first time in 33 years Friday night in the fifth annual Veterans Classic at Alumni Hall. The Mids hung tough into the second half, but the heavily favored Terps wore them down and prevented a huge upset.
Stephen Curry had 37 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 92-86 Sunday night for their 72nd victory this season, tying the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls for the single-season record.
In one way or another, athletes from Carroll County have emerged themselves among the standards of excellence at Navy over the years. They've already surpassed their high school barriers and have chosen to continue their athletic pursuits at a school where discipline and aptitude are combined.
Junior forward Kodye Pugh is athletic and versatile with a high basketball IQ and left-handed shot. He can post smaller players to score inside. He can shoot the 3-pointer. And if extra attention comes on his way to the basket, he can find an open teammate.
J.O. "Bo" Coppedge, a former Navy football player and wrestler who ran Navy's athletic department from 1968 until his retirement in 1988, died Wednesday night -- less than three days before the Midshipmen were scheduled to play Arizona State in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco.
The debate raging these days between those arguing whether this year's U.S. Olympic men's basketball team could compete with the Dream Team of 20 years ago is not answered simply by a generational divide.