Dave Cottle had a very successful nine-year run as the head coach of the Maryland men's lacrosse team. During Friday night's Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft, the connections between the Chesapeake Bayhawks coach and president were on full display.
A little more than a month into the season, Navy had lost to all three Football Bowl Subdivision opponents it had played, and the closest result in any of those beatings was 12-0 at home to San Jose State.
Maryland's decision to move from the Atlantic Coast Conference to the Big Ten not only caught its fans and students — and possibly ACC officials — by surprise. The stunning announcement that was first rumored late last week and was made official Monday also came as a shock to many of the school's coaches.
Bobby Ross is still digesting the news that Maryland is moving to the Big Ten. Like many associated with the program when the football team was one of the best in the ACC, he is saddened by the move. Like many who follow college football, he is not surprised.
Navy came into Beaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon hoping to add to Penn State's collective misery from the past 10 months. The Midshipmen had designs on keeping the Nittany Lions and their new coach, Bill O'Brien, winless.
Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said that his Midshipmen played near-perfect games to beat Notre Dame in 2009 and 2010, and came close to nirvana again before losing last season to nationally ranked South Carolina on the road.
Navy wide receiver Shawn Lynch's path to Saturday's game at Penn State is not unusual. The soft-spoken junior has Ping-Ponged from offense to defense and back again. Lynch climbed the depth chart to become a starter at safety last season, only to disappear amid a blur of blue and gold uniforms on the sideline.
After finishing up practice with the Wisconsin football team, former Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien heard from a few of his old teammates. C.J. Brown, the man who took O'Brien's starting job 10 months ago, had torn his ACL during a noncontact drill and would miss the 2012 season.
Anyone expecting Penn State's football program to be spared serious punishment for its involvement in the Jerry Sandusky child sex rape case, Monday's unprecedented sanctions by the NCAA were shocking, even for some PSU alums in Harford County who have been angered at the Sandusky scandal.
There were times Gary Williams second-guessed his decision to help rebuild a Maryland program still reeling from the scandal surrounding the cocaine-induced death of All-American Len Bias three years before, and the turmoil that enveloped the Terps during Bob Wade's tenure.
Granted, these are probably natural reactions on Delany¿s part. It¿s understandable that, given the situation, the commissioner¿s office wants to bring the hammer down hard, making a statement to its member institutions and all of college athletics. But these are the wrong statements to make.
The Loyola Greyhounds, who captured their first Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament crown and are ranked third in the latest Sun rankings, will meet Canisius (6-7), the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion, in the first round.