CAA, NBC Sports agree to 5-year deals
The Colonial Athletic Association has reached five-year agreements with NBC Sports Group that will provide the most extensive and comprehensive exposure of the conference in its history, with coverage on NBC Sports Network and across the group's regional sports networks. The deals, which begin with the 2012-13 season and run through 2016-17, will provide national television coverage of CAA men's basketball and football games on NBC Sports Network, regional television coverage of CAA men's and women's basketball and football through the Comcast SportsNet regional networks and coverage of a variety of other CAA sports through NBCSports.com. NBC Sports Network will provide national television coverage for a minimum of 12 men's basketball games each year, including the semifinals and finals of the CAA men's basketball championship. In addition, NBC Sports Network will televise a minimum of five CAA football games annually. The Comcast SportsNet regional networks will regionally televise 39 additional men's and women's basketball games, including the quarterfinals of the CAA men's basketball championship and the semifinals and finals of the CAA women's basketball championship. The Comcast Sports Group will also televise an additional 13 regular-season CAA football games.
Men's college lacrosse: The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association released the first weekly Division III coaches poll, and Salisbury remained No. 1 in the nation. The Sea Gulls (1-0) received 297 total points and 14 out of the 15 possible first-place votes. Stevenson was ranked No. 7. ... Navy sophomore attackman Sam Jones (Severna Park) picked up Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week honors.
Men's college basketball: UMES senior center Adobi Agbasi was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week. ... Bowie State junior transfer (Hagerstown Community College) Dameatric Scott was selected as the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Newcomer of the Week. ... For the second consecutive week and the third time this season, St.Mary's junior captain Devin Spencer (Towson Catholic) earned PrestoSports/Pride of Maryland Player of the Week honors. ... For the second time this season, Stevenson junior Brett Burrier (Winters Mill) was named Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week. He shares the honor with Frostburg State senior Maurice Williams.
Women's college basketball: Maryland junior Tianna Hawkins was named Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week. ... Loyola senior guard Miriam McKenzie (Oakland Mills) earned Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors. ... Bowie State sophomore Brooke Miles was selected as the CIAA Newcomer of the Week, and first-year coach Renard Smith was named Coach of the Week. ... Salisbury junior forward Katie McGahagan (Northeast) was named CAC Player of the Week. ... Washington College senior guard Meghan Tait was selected as the Centennial Conference Co-Player of the Week.
Women's college track and field: Navy senior Jess Palacio was named Patriot League Indoor Track Athlete of the Week for the third week in a row. The award was Palacio's fifth indoor weekly honor of the season and the ninth of her career, both Patriot League records.
Women's college volleyball: Ryan McGuyre has been hired as an assistant coach at Maryland. McGuyre spent the past 10 years at California Baptist, where he coached the men's and women's teams, winning a total of eight National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics championships.
Women's college bowling: UMES dropped from fourth to fifth in the National Tenpins Coaches Association poll this month.
Capitals: Goaltender Braden Holtby and forward Joel Rechlicz were recalled from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.
—From Sun staff and news services