Terps get ex-Princeton standout Chanenchuk
All-America midfielder Mike Chanenchuk and long-pole midfielder Taylor Morgan have transferred to play lacrosse for Maryland this season. Chanenchuk, of Poquott, N.Y., was a second-team USILA All-American at Princeton in 2010 and the unanimous 2010 Ivy League Rookie of the Year after scoring 28 goals and adding eight assists. He didn't play for the Tigers last spring. Morgan, a Potomac native who helped lead Georgetown Prep to state titles in 2009 and 2010, missed the 2011 season at Syracuse because of illness.
More men's lacrosse: Amherst named senior attackman-midfielder Evan Redwood (Gilman) a co-captain.
Men's basketball: Towson will try to avoid breaking the NCAA Division I men's record for consecutive losses when it plays at two-time defending Colonial Athletic Association champion Old Dominion at 7 tonight. The Tigers lost their final 19 games last season and have dropped their first 15 this season. Towson tied the record of 34 set by Sacramento State from 1997 to 1999 by losing, 60-27, Wednesday night at Drexel. New Jersey Institute of Technology lost 51 in a row from 2007 to 2009 while transitioning from Division II to Division I. Tonight's game will be broadcast on 1570 AM. … Host Scranton (9-4, 2-0 Landmark Conference) opened with a 16-2 run and earned a 91-62 win against Goucher (3-9, 0-2). Damon Brook had 12 points for the Gophers.
Women's basketball: Sasha Vassel scored 16 points and Niccole Brown added 14 in a losing effort as host Notre Dame (Maryland) fell, 64-52, against St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn, N.Y.). The Gators fell to 0-9; the Bears improved to 3-8. … Host Scranton (7-6, 2-0 Landmark) led from start to finish in a 79-36 win over Goucher (3-9, 0-2). Elizabeth von Ende had nine points for the Gophers, who trailed 39-16 at the half.
Football: Woodstock native Napoleon Sykes, who coached Navy's outside linebackers in 2011 and secondary in 2010, was named linebackers coach at Charlotte. Sykes started his coaching career in the summer of 2006 as an assistant coach at Gilman, his alma mater.
Broken collarbone to sideline jockey Rook
Apprentice rider Sarah Rook will miss six to eight weeks after breaking her left collarbone Thursday at Laurel Park. Rook was tossed from Nucky Thompson while galloping out after a third-place finish in the finale. "She is in good spirits," said Tim Walsh, her agent. Rook, 25, finished 2011 with 88 wins from 558 mounts with earnings of nearly $1.3 million.
More from Laurel: Our Commander won Friday's second race for trainer Linda Gaudet, who took over the barn for her husband, Eddie, who retired at the end of 2011. It is the first score for Linda Gaudet as a trainer since 2001 and her 20th overall. A longtime owner, she is 20-of-105 lifetime as a conditioner. Eddie Gaudet finished his career with 1,735 victories with earnings of nearly $24 million.
Orioles: Vouchers for autograph sessions at FanFest go on sale at 10 a.m. today at orioles.com/fanfest. Session times and participants are also available on the website. Autograph vouchers for FanFest — to be held from 11 a.m. to 6p.m. Jan. 21 at the Baltimore Convention Center — are $15 each. All proceeds benefit children's charities through OriolesREACH. There will be a free "Kids Only" autograph station for children ages 4-14. Autograph vouchers sold out before the day of the event last year.
—From Sun staff and news services