Maryland women's basketball seniors Brionna Jones (Aberdeen) and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough will have their jerseys honored in the rafters of Xfinity Center immediately after their Senior Day game against Minnesota on Feb. 26.
Maryland coach Mark Turgeon seemed to know where he was going. Those who knew Turgeon growing up in Topeka, and are still in touch with him now, are not surprised that the player who used to orchestrate their pickup games on the fully-lit 65-foot basketball court Bob Turgeon built in the backyard is coaching on the sport's biggest stage, in its biggest spotlight. Just as he will be Thursday, when Maryland faces his alma mater, Kansas, in the Sweet 16 in Louisville, Ky.
When Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson introduced DJ Durkin as the university's 36th football coach Thursday, he kept coming back to one thing during his comments: Durkin's pedigree. By now, it's well-known that Durkin coached under Jim Harbaugh at Michigan and Stanford and under Urban Meyer at Florida and Bowling Green. He was on the same staffs as current Stanford coach David Shaw and Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn, who was the defensive coordinator for the Super Bowl XLVIII-champion
In his comments after coach Randy Edsall was fired, Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson said the schools is looking for its next football coach to be someone to "excite the fan base," particularly on the offensive side of the ball. College football is filled with young offensive minds right now, many of whom have recently ascended to head coaching jobs.
Johns Hopkins football coach Jim Margraff earned American Football Coaches Association Region 2 Coach of the Year honors after leading the Blue Jays to an 11-1 record, a Centennial Conference title and the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament this season.
Junior guard Four McGlynn made all eight of his free throws and scored 10 points as Towson (3-1) rolled to a 63-42 victory over Bethune-Cookman (1-3) in a CBE Hall of Fame Classic game Saturday in West Long Beach, N.J.
With four consecutive wins, Navy (8-4) now wants to do something it hasn't done since 2009 — win a bowl game. The Midshipmen will get that opportunity when they meet Middle Tennessee State (8-4) on Monday in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas.
Don Markus has been critical of many things Maryland football coach Randy Edsall has said and done over the course of his first season in College Park, but the moves he made in replacing his team's offensive and defensive coordinators are to be applauded -- on a number of fronts.
Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk said Saturday that he has been assured by Big East commissioner John Marinatto that the league has yet to extend bids to five schools, including Air Force, as reported by ESPN, adding that the Midshipmen are still in discussions to join the restructured league.