August 29, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services

Maryland football

Offensive guard from Pa. commits to Terrapins

Maryland beat out 16 other Division I programs this week when Abington Heights (Pa.) High offensive guard Sal Conaboy committed to the Terps. Conaboy, 6 feet 5, 255 pounds, picked Maryland over scholarship offers from Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Minnesota, Temple, West Virginia, Vanderbilt, New Mexico State, Illinois, Akron, Connecticut, Michigan State, Marshall, Buffalo, Eastern Michigan and Oregon. "It's a good feeling," Conaboy said. "They were the first ones to offer and they were always on top." Abington Heights coach Joe Repshis moved Conaboy from tight end to the offensive line in training camp last summer. The Comets went 10-2 during Conaboy's junior season. "When you watch Sal on film, he's not stopping until the whistle blows," Repshis said. "He's down there with the running backs making plays. ... His athleticism is something I think really interested a lot of the major Division I programs."

- Matt Bracken

Towson football

Ibia-led defense dominates in intrasquad scrimmage

Led by junior defensive tackle Yaky Ibia, the Tigers'defense had six sacks and a safety in an 84-play scrimmage Friday. Ibia recorded two sacks, and redshirt freshman linebacker Danzel White had a sack and posted the safety. Freshman quarterback Peter Athens directed the lone touchdown drive, a 10-play 70-yarder that ended with a 1-yard run by senior Damien Kinchen. Towson will open at Northwestern Sept. 5.

Maryland basketball

Three women's games to be shown on national TV

Maryland will face eight teams that appeared in the NCAA tournament last season, including nationally televised matchups at Virginia on Jan. 11 (ESPN2), and home against Duke on Jan. 24 (Fox Sports Net) and Florida State on Feb. 28 (ESPN2). In all, the Terps will be televised seven times during the regular season. Fifteen of the Terrapins' 17 nonconference games will be played in Maryland and Washington. Highlights include home games against Old Dominion on Nov. 19, Drexel on Nov. 29 and Minnesota on Dec. 3, and a game at Mississippi State on Nov. 22. Within the ACC, the Terps will play home-and-home series with Duke, Virginia and Boston College. Miami, Georgia Tech, Clemson and Florida State will visit Comcast Center. Maryland will play single road contests against North Carolina State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

Women's lacrosse

Ex-Terp Wilk Strosberg a national team assistant

Jessica Wilk Strosberg, who was inducted into the University of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005 and will be inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame this year, was named one of three assistant coaches for the U.S. Women's National Elite Team, joining Liz Robertshaw and Amy Bokker. Wilk Strosberg was an All-America goalie in 1990 and was named to the all-world team after the 2005 World Cup.

Et cetera

Toliver's 25 points off bench help Sky defeat Liberty, 96-77

Candace Dupree had 26 points and six rebounds and rookie Kristi Toliver (Maryland) had 25 points and three rebounds off the bench to lead the host Chicago Sky (14-15) to a 96-77 win against New York Liberty (11-17) on Friday night. Toliver had 13 points in the third quarter.

Navy football:: Sophomore Mike Stukel, who has been impressive as a slotback and kick returner during preseason camp, moved to quarterback to replace sophomore backup Kriss Proctor, who is expected to be sidelined for a month after leg surgery. Neither Stukel, who played quarterback for much of the spring before shifting to slotback, nor Proctor has any varsity playing experience.

Maryland field hockey: : The No. 1-ranked Terps won their season opener against Ohio, 3-0, at Northwestern University, where they are competing in the Wildcat Classic this weekend.


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