B. Robinson statue to be unveiled Saturday
A 9-foot-tall bronze statue of Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson will be unveiled Saturday between noon and 1 p.m. at Washington Boulevard Plaza between Washington Boulevard and Russell Street, directly across from the northwest side of Oriole Park. The statue, which depicts the Orioles legend preparing to throw out a runner at first base, weighs more than 1,500 pounds and is positioned on a base that is approximately 25 feet by 25 feet, with a series of risers leading to the 41/2-foot-tall pedestal. The risers and pedestal will feature text about Robinson's career. The third baseman played 23 seasons in the major leagues, all with the Orioles, and was the 1964 American League Most Valuable Player and 1970 World Series MVP. At the unveiling, the Dorothy L. and Henry A. Rosenberg Jr. Foundation and the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation will give the statue to the city of Baltimore.
Mount forward Brown withdraws from school
Forward Pierre Brown, a fifth-year senior and projected starter for the Mount St. Mary's men's basketball team, has withdrawn from school for the fall semester for personal reasons. Brown, who missed the 2010-11 season with a foot injury, has appeared in 68 career games for the Mountaineers, averaging 2.6 points and 1.4 rebounds while shooting 44.7 percent from 3-point range.
More men's basketball: Maryland will hold an open practice and public scrimmage from noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 29 before the football game with Boston College, which begins at 3 p.m. Fans should park in their normal lots for the football game; separate parking for the basketball practice will not be available.
Football: Johns Hopkins senior quarterback Hewitt Tomlin was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference South Co-Offensive Player of the Week after he guided the Blue Jays to a 47-6 win over Dickinson last Friday night. Tomlin completed 25 of 38 passes for 390 yards and two touchdowns and ran for one touchdown. … Hopkins sophomore wide receiver Dan Wodicka was named to the d3football.com Team of the Week after gaining 202 yards on 11 receptions in the same game and returning four punts for returns for 44 yards against Dickinson.
Women's soccer: Junior forward Rachel McKee (Mount Hebron) scored from 8 yards out in the 23rd minute to help host UMBC (0-13-3, 0-5-2 America East) earn a 1-1 double-overtime tie with New Hampshire (4-11-2, 2-4-1 AE).
Bobby Mitchell, Darryl Hill to talk at symposium
Pro Football Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell, who integrated the Washington Redskins in 1962, and Darryl Hill, who did the same for the Maryland football team the same year, will be featured in the sixth annual Shirley Povich Symposium on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center on the Maryland campus in College Park. The event is free and open to the public. The panel also will include former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson, film documentarian Theresa Moore, ESPN radio and television commentator Scott Van Pelt, and ESPN and ABC commentator Michael Wilbon. Television host Maury Povich, son of the late Washington Post columnist Shirley Povich, for whom the symposium is named, will be the moderator.
Pan Am Games: Maryland freshman goalkeeper Rachelle Beanlands earned her first cap with the full Canadian national soccer team in a 1-0 victory over Argentina in Guadalajara, Mexico. Canada, which defeated Costa Rica, 3-1, in its opening match has qualified for the semifinals, earning at least two more matches in Mexico.
Youth football: Tino Ellis of Reisterstown has been selected to play at the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl on Jan. 8 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Ellis will play running back for the eighth-grade West 185-pound weight-limit team and will be honored with a jersey presentation before kickoff of his 5:15p.m. Saturday game at GORC Park in Odenton.
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