Maryland-West Virginia rivalry extended through 2017
The Terps' rivalry with West Virginia will continue at least through the 2017 season, Maryland school officials announced Monday. The Terps, who travel to Morgantown on Saturday for their 47th meeting with the Mountaineers, had been scheduled to play West Virginia for the next four years. But the schools recently agreed to extend the series through 2017. The 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2017 games will be played in College Park, while the 2012, 2015 and 2016 contests will be hosted by the Mountaineers.
More Terps: Maryland's home game against Florida International on Sept. 25 will begin at noon and be telecast by ESPNU.
Division III: McDaniel junior Jake Nichols, a punter and place-kicker, was named Centennial Conference Special Teams Player of the Week; sophomore defensive back Kevin White was named Defensive Player of the Week. … Salisbury sophomore quarterback Dan Griffin (North Harford) was named Offensive Player of the Week by the Atlantic Central Football Conference. Junior slot Jonathan Briscoe was named Special Teams Player of the Week, and freshman defensive lineman Ikechi Nnawuba earned Rookie of the Week.
Navy's Sanchez, Sopko honored by Patriot League
For the second straight week, two Navy freshmen earned weekly honors from the Patriot League. Martin Sanchez and Patrick Sopko were named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively.
More men: Mount St. Mary's sophomore defender Koudzo Komlan was named Northeast Conference Co-Rookie of the Week. … Johns Hopkins senior goalie Ravi Gill was named Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
Women: Loyola sophomore goalkeeper Danielle Ippolito was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week. … UMBC freshman forward Amy Savage was named America East Rookie of the Week. … Mount St. Mary's junior goalkeeper Alicia Miller was named Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week. … Johns Hopkins junior forward Paulina Goodman and senior defender Jenn Paulucci earned the Centennial Conference Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week awards, respectively. … Frostburg State sophomore forward Amanda Wharton (South Carroll) was named Capital Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week.
McCoughtry OK to play; Langhorne on 2nd team
Atlanta Dream star Angel McCoughtry (St.Frances) will be ready for Game 2 of the WNBA Finals tonight in Seattle. McCoughtry wore a bandage on her forehead Monday to cover three stitches she received after a collision early in the fourth quarter of Atlanta's 79-77 loss Sunday. "She'll be ready to go," Atlanta coach Marynell Meadors said. "She's got a little headache. … She's tough," Meadors said. "I think [her] being out of the game for almost 20minutes probably affected the outcome a little bit for us."
Mystics: Forward Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) was named to the All-WNBA second team. She led Washington this season in points per game (16.3) and rebounds per game (9.7).
Bel Air's Happick wins skydiving gold at nationals
Bel Air native Andrew Happick won a gold medal in the advanced 4-way formation competition at the U.S. Parachute Association National Skydiving Championships at Skydive Chicago. In 4-way formation skydiving, the team leaps from an aircraft more than two miles above the ground and then races against the clock to form prescribed geometric formations in freefall before opening their parachutes. Happick and Carolina Turbo XP competed against 13 teams. The team members met and began jumping together while students at Virginia Tech and won gold in the intermediate division at the 2009 nationals.
Varsity football: Hereford's Steve Turnbaugh was named Ravens High School Coach of the Week after rallying the Bulls (1-1) from 14 points down to a 17-14 overtime victory over Eastern Tech, the defending class 2A state champion.
NFL: The Washington Redskins won the first game of the Mike Shanahan era, 13-7, Sunday night when substitute right tackle Alex Barron's holding penalty on the final play of the game negated Tony Romo's 13-yard touchdown pass to Roy Williams. Washington beat the Dallas Cowboys despite gaining 130 fewer yards and not scoring an offensive touchdown.
—From Sun staff and news services