Digest: Gary Williams takes job with ESPN 980

January 17, 2012|Sports Digest

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Gary Williams takes job with ESPN 980

Former Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Williams, who works as an analyst for the Big Ten Network, will join ESPN 980, a Washington-based sports radio station, as its "college hoops insider." Williams will appear weekly on "The Sports Fix" with Kevin Sheehan and Thom Loverro, and on "The Sports Reporters" with Andy Pollin and Steve Czaban. Williams will be on the station through April 3.

More men's college basketball: Johns Hopkins junior guard Adam Spengler was named PrestoSports/Pride of Maryland Player of the Week.

Ravens: Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs was selected by national media Tuesday as the AFC Defensive Player of the Year. The honor is part of the NFL 101 Awards, chosen by a committee of 101 sportswriters and broadcasters who cover the league. Suggs, an Associated Press first-team All-Pro, established a new career high with 14 sacks in the regular season, and his seven forced fumbles are a Ravens record. On Monday, Pro Football Weekly named Suggs its NFL Defensive Player of the Year. … Today at noon, Comcast SportsNet will air an hourlong special, "Geico SportsNet Central: Ravens' Road to Foxborough."

D.C. United: The club bolstered its training camp roster Tuesday by selecting three players in the Major League Soccer supplemental draft. Without a first-round pick, United used the seventh selection of the second round to claim New Mexico defensive midfielder Lance Rozeboom. It selected Charlotte center back Charles Rodriguez in the third round and Drake midfielder Matt Kuhn in the final stage. Rozeboom, an Iowa native, was a three-year starter for the Lobos. Rodriguez, from Tennessee, was the Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year in 2010 and helped the 49ers advance to the NCAA final in 2011. Missouri-born Kuhn, an Academic All-American with a 4.0 GPA as an accounting major, led the Bulldogs with 11 goals last season. The club has also reportedly taken interest in 6-foot-4 goalkeeper Carl Goody, an England native who played at William Carey in Mississippi. United general manager Dave Kasper confirmed that Goody has been invited to training camp.

Steven Goff, The Washington Post

Major League Lacrosse: Salisbury senior attackman Sam Bradman was selected with the 18th pick in the third round of the college draft by the Long Island Lizards on Friday. Bradman is the second-highest MLL draft pick in Salisbury program history and 11th overall for the Sea Gulls. Bradman was the top Division III player taken, ahead of Hobart's Bobby Dattilo (25th, Rochester).

Men's college swimming: UMBC junior Andrew Eckhoff was selected as the America East Male Diver of the Week for the fourth time this season.

Women's college swimming: Johns Hopkins sophomore Kylie Ternes was named Bluegrass Mountain Conference Swimmer of the Week. … St.Mary's junior Kelly Heyde was selected as the Capital Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week.

Women's college bowling: UMES is ranked sixth in the National Tenpins Coaches Association's first-ever media poll. The poll, voted on by participating teams' sports information directors and bowling industry media, is the first of four that will be released this season. The Hawks (37-9, 20-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Northern Division) received 245 points, seven points out of fifth place. UMES is ranked fourth in the NTCA coaches' poll.

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