Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo reminded his players after a practice this week that they are not like other college football teams that can simply show up and win on sheer talent alone. "We're not like Alabama or LSU," he said.
Demond Brown scored his first touchdown for Navy last week, an impressive accomplishment for a player who grew up in Annapolis but had never been to a game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium until he was being recruited.
You have to love Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski. He always thinks his program is better than yours and that it¿s above reproach. His holier-than-thou attitude about Maryland leaving for the Big Ten is getting a little tiresome.
Sophomore Tsubasa Endoh scored one goal and added two assists as the No. 13 Maryland men's soccer team defeated Duke, 3-1, in front of a Ludwig Field-record crowd of 8,397 Friday night in College Park.
As they enter the 61st and final year of their partnership, Maryland and the Atlantic Coast Conference are like a newly divorced couple that is forced by circumstances to continue to live together and makes a halfhearted pledge to remain friends.
Junior attackman Derek Maltz scored after collecting a rebound with 19.2 seconds left in the fourth quarter and the top-seeded Orange edged fourth-seeded Denver, 9-8, in a Division I semifinal Saturday evening.
Even as he has registered six goals and nine assists in two NCAA tournament games and is preparing the Big Red (14-3) for Saturday¿s Final Four clash with seventh-seeded Duke (14-5), Cornell fifth-year senior attackman Rob Pannell knows that there is a defenseman, a coach, perhaps even a scheme that can slow him as he continues his assault on a couple Division I records.
Salisbury transfer Eric Law picked up a rebound on the edge of the crease and scored with 13.4 seconds left to cap a historic comeback and give No. 4 seed Denver a 12-11 win over fifth-seeded North Carolina in the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament quarterfinals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Sunday afternoon.
With eyes that were beginning to water in the corners, Loyola coach Charley Toomey explained his decision to call the timeout that wiped out what would have been the go-ahead goal with less than a minute left in regulation. It was a decision made before Blake Burkhart won the faceoff clean and deposited the ball in the goal.
Navy's women's lacrosse players made it clear that they are not in the NCAA tournament this time to enjoy the experience. After three years of first-round losses, the eighth-seeded Mids are in it to win.
As a result of losing, 18-11, to No. 8 Ohio State in the semifinal round of the Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament last Thursday night, No. 5 Loyola had no choice but to sit back and wait for the NCAA selection committee to decide the team¿s postseason fate.
Kim Kolarik (South River) made six saves and Liza Blue (Garrison Forest) had a career-best four goals to power visiting Virginia to an 10-7 upset over No. 8 Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals Thursday.
Shannon Mangini scored her third goal of the game with 2:16 left in overtime to give host Pennsylvania a 10-9 win over No. 13 Princeton and clinch at least a share of a seventh consecutive Ivy League women's lacrosse championship on Wednesday.