Terps to open football season Sept. 5 by hosting Miami in prime time

Navy runner Palacio sets Patriot League mark with 4th weekly honor

February 15, 2011|By Sports Digest

College football

Terps to open season Sept. 5 by hosting Miami at 8 p.m.

The first game for Randy Edsall as Maryland football coach will come at 8 p.m. Sept. 5 against Miami on ESPN in College Park, according to the 2011 schedule, which was announced Monday. Maryland has an offer on the table to former Miami coach Randy Shannon to be defensive coordinator; Shannon was dismissed at the end of the regular season. Maryland said a home game against Towson was originally scheduled for the opening weekend of the season; it was moved to Oct. 1. "We were approached by the ACC about playing Miami in a prime-time national broadcast on ESPN," Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson said in a news release. "Based on the positive experience that our student-athletes and many of our fans enjoyed last season playing on Labor Day, we agreed to the request." The Terps also have home games against West Virginia, Temple, Clemson, Boston College and Virginia. The Terps play Notre Dame on Nov. 12 at FedEx Field in Landover. Road games are at Georgia Tech, Florida State, Wake Forest and North Carolina State. The bye week comes in Week 2.

—Jeff Barker

Towson: The Tigers released their 2011 schedule, which begins when they host Morgan State on Sept. 3 in the 23rd meeting between the local rivals. The Tigers will also have home games against Villanova, Colgate, Richmond, Delaware and New Hampshire. Towson will travel to Maryland, Old Dominion, William & Mary, Maine and Rhode Island, where the Tigers close the regular season Nov. 19.

Colleges

Navy's Palacio sets league mark with 4th weekly honor

After breaking her own school record in the 800 meters and setting a new Wesley A. Brown facility record in the process, Navy junior Jess Palacio was named the Patriot League Track Athlete of the Week for the fourth time this season. Palacio becomes the first runner in league history to earn four Patriot League Track Athlete of the Week awards in one season.

Women's lacrosse: Loyola will host the 2013 Big East Women's Lacrosse Championship at the Ridley Athletic Complex on May 2 and 4, 2013, the conference has announced. The event will mark the first Big East postseason event Loyola has hosted. The Greyhounds' women's lacrosse program joined the conference in 2006.

Men's lacrosse: St. Mary's will start the 2011 season ranked 20th in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III preseason coaches poll, released Monday.

Women's basketball: St. Mary's senior forward Jamie Roberts (The Barrie School) was named the Capital Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Co-Player of the Week. … Johns Hopkins senior Lyndsay Burton was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Week. … UMES forward LaKendra Wilkerson was chosen as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week.

Men's basketball: Towson clarified that today's game against visiting James Madison is at 7 p.m. An earlier schedule published by the team listed another start time. ... Navy freshman J.J. Avila was named the Patriot League Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week. It marks the eighth time this year, and sixth time in the past seven weeks, that Avila has earned the award. … Towson sophomore Isaiah Philmore (John Carroll School) was named Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week. … Hood College's Cameron Cook (Calvert Hall) was named the CAC men's basketball Player of the Week. … Loyola freshman guard Justin Drummond of Upper Marlboro was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week. … UMES junior swingman Tyler Hines was tabbed as the MEAC Defensive Player of the Week. … CCBC Essex (16-9, 11-5 MD JUCO) has secured the No. 5 seed in this week's 2011 Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference (MD JUCO) men's basketball tournament and will face Anne Arundel Community College in an opening-round game at CCBC Essex tonight at 7. The winner will advance to the quarterfinal round on Friday at 1 p.m. vs. the winner of No. 4 Cecil CC and No. 13 Howard CC at Frederick CC.

Baseball: Wesley junior pitcher D.J. Keckler (Fallston) was selected as the CAC Baseball Co-Athlete of the Week.

Field hockey: Towson announced that five players have signed national letters of intent and will play for the Tigers starting in the fall of 2011: Rebecca Chmielewski (South Carroll), Kelsey Fielder (Severna Park), Kelly Mattingly (Fallston), Courtney Branco and Stephanie Winchester.

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