With Father's Day on Sunday, The Baltimore Sun surveyed local athletes, from Orioles and Ravens to Terps and Greyhounds, for cherished memories of their dads. The remembrances are as unique as the relationships they spring from, but in each there are virtues of fatherhood: love, patience, pride. And because these are athletes, after all, there are sports.
Pat Spencer produced a game-high eight points and freshman goalkeeper Jacob Stover made a game-best 16 saves to propel the seventh-seeded Greyhounds to a 16-11 victory over the visiting Blue Devils in an NCAA tournament first-round game Saturday afternoon.
Connor Cannizzaro scored the winning goal with 2:58 to play to lift the No. 4 Denver men's lacrosse team (9-1, 2-0 Big East Conference) to a 12-11 victory over visiting No. 18 Villanova (6-4, 0-2) in snowy conditions Saturday.
The Penn State men's lacrosse team ended a 20-game Denver winning streak, upsetting the top-ranked Pioneers (7-1), 15-10, to capture the Patriot Cup at Southern Methodist's Gerald Ford Stadium in Dallas on Saturday.
Loyola Maryland has endured setbacks in the past. But Saturday¿s 15-6 loss against No. 11 Duke at Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore was the program¿s most lopsided outcome since March 8, 2008, when that squad also fell to the Blue Devils, 21-8.
March Madness takes center stage this weekend. College lacrosse has eight more weeks of regular-season action before it's own May Madness. Here are some basketball (hoops) and lacrosse (lax) nuggets to help you through the first weekend of March Madness. Hope they help you win your office pool.
Rasheed Sulaimon and Melo Trimble were playing well enough for coach Mark Turgeon to call them the best backcourt in the country earlier this season. That is clearly not the case now as Maryland (24-7) begins the Big Ten Conference tournament Friday in Indianapolis in the midst of a slump that saw the now-No. 18 Terps lose four of their last six regular-season games.
Mikey Wynne (St. Paul's) scored three of his four goals in the fourth quarter to help the No. 1 Notre Dame men's lacrosse team pull away from No. 8 Maryland, 9-4, at the Pacific Coast Shootout on Saturday in Costa Mesa, Calif.
The Terps, who came into the season at No. 3 and were up to No. 2 as recently as three weeks ago, fell four spots to No. 14 in the Associated Pres media Top 25 and two spots in the USA Today Sports Top 25 after Saturday's loss at then-No. 20 Purdue.