ACC replay system to be HD starting in 2010 season
ACC instant replay system to be HD starting in 2010 season
The Atlantic Coast Conference has chosen DVSport Inc. to upgrade its football instant replay systems from standard definition to high definition. The new system will provide ACC replay officials with the improved clarity of an HD picture and an enhanced tool set to review each play. The system will be installed in time for the start of the 2010 season.
Eight Johns Hopkins players named to All-Region team
Division III World Series-bound Johns Hopkins had eight players named to the American Baseball Coaches Association Mid-Atlantic All-Region Team. Outfielder Brian Youchak was named the Mid-Atlantic Player of the Year, and Sam Eagleson was named the Pitcher of the Year. Catcher-outfielder John Swarr was named to the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove first team along with outfielders Dave Kahn and Jesse Sikorski. Infielder Chris Huisman and pitcher Alex Eliopoulos were named to the second team, and pitcher Greg Harbeck was selected to the third team. … UMES senior center fielder Phil Vaughn, who previously played at Salisbury, was named to the MEAC Baseball Championship All-Tournament Team.
Incoming Terrapins duo to try out for U18 national team
Incoming Maryland women's basketball freshmen Alyssa Thomas and Laurin Mincy were invited to partake in the 2010 USA Basketball women's U18 national team trials June 8-11 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. They will be among 26 players battling for 12 roster spots on the 2010 USA Basketball women's U18 national team that will compete in the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 championship June 23-27 in Colorado Springs. Also, Maryland will face Purdue on Dec. 2 as part of the annual two-day ACC/Big Ten Women's Basketball Challenge, the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big Ten Conference announced. The Terrapins are undefeated in the Challenge, notching wins against Ohio State (2007), Purdue (2008) and Minnesota (2009). The game time, as well as television and broadband coverage, will be announced at a later date.
College track and field: Bowie State freshman William Bailey (Bowie) was named Atlantic Region Field Athlete of the Year for the outdoor track and field season in Division II by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. … Eight members of the UMES track and field team will compete in the NCAA East Regional qualifiers Saturday to Monday in Greensboro, N.C. Senior Allodin Fothergill and junior Thomas Keane-Dawes will compete in the 400-meter dash, and sophomore Damian Miles qualified for the 200-meter dash. The trio will be joined in the 400-meter relay by sophomore Akheem Gauntlett. The women's squad had three members qualify for the regional: sophomores Cynthia Anais, Eunice Jones (Central) and Vanessa Henry (Bladensburg). Anais and Jones will run in the 800 meters, while Henry will compete in the shot put. … Frostburg State sophomore David Thomas (Francis Scott Key) will compete in the long jump at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which will be hosted Thursday to Saturday by Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. Salisbury seniors Delannie Spriggs (Northern), Brandon Fugett (Cardinal Gibbons) and Cory Beebe also will compete in the event. Beebe will be the top seed in the men's 400-meter hurdles, Spriggs will run in the 100-meter dash, and Fugett will attempt to defend his shot put title, as he posted the top Division III distance in the shot put this year with a heave of 57 feet, 101/2 inches at the Penn Relays.
Men's college lacrosse: Seniors Joe Brody ( Walter Johnson) of the fourth-ranked Gettysburg men's lacrosse team was selected to play in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III North-South Senior All-Star Game. The contest will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Goucher as part of a doubleheader, with the Division I/II game to follow at 5:30 p.m.
College football: For the first time since the 2005 season, the Towson University football team will play three home games at night during the coming season. The Tigers will host Coastal Carolina (Sept. 11), Massachusetts (Oct. 2) and James Madison (Oct. 9) in night games at Johnny Unitas Stadium, all at 7 p.m.
Golf: Chella Choi shot a four-under-par 70-70—140 on the North course at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville to lead 12 qualifiers for the U.S. Women's Open Championship, scheduled for July 8-11 at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club.