Men's college basketball
Time set for Terps in ACC/Big Ten event
The Atlantic Coast Conference released the network and time assignments Tuesday for the 14th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge, and the Maryland men are set to play at Northwestern at 9:15 p.m. Nov. 27 on ESPN2. All 12 games in the event will also be available via WatchESPN, which is available via PCs, smartphones and tablets to fans who receive ESPN's linear networks as part of their video subscription from Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks or Verizon FiOS TV.
Towson men, women to host Sept. tournaments
For the first time, Towson University golf fans will have the opportunity to watch both the Tiger men's and women's golf teams competing at the same location during "Baltimore's College Golf Weekend" Sept. 8-10. Both teams will be hosting tournaments during the three-day span at Towson Golf and Country Club in Phoenix. The men's team will host the first STX Match Play event, featuring a strong field that includes Rutgers, George Mason, Bethune-Cookman, Fairfield, Fairleigh-Dickinson, Stevenson and California University of Pennsylvania. Play for the men's tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday morning and Monday afternoon. The women's team will host the Tignanelli Towson Invitational on Sept. 9 and 10. The field of 18 teams includes St. John's, Delaware, William & Mary and defending champion Old Dominion. Live scoring will be available during both events and fans can also track the action by following @Towson_MGOLF and @Towson_WGOLF on Twitter.
Midfielder Walsh orally commits to play at Navy
Rising junior midfielder Patrick Walsh of St. Joseph's Prep in Philadelphia has orally committed to play lacrosse at Navy. Walsh scored 30 goals and 19 assists last season, and was nominated for the Philadelphia Catholic League Team. He plays club for Tri-State Lacrosse and attended Jake Reed's Nike Blue Chip Camp in 2011 and 2012, as well as the Baltimore Summer Kick-Off, earning All-Star honors. He also considered Army, Lehigh and Penn.
More recruiting: Defenseman Kevin Verkler of Libertyville (Ill.) High has orally committed to Mount St. Mary's. As a junior, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound recruit was awarded first-team All-North Suburban Conference, first-team all-state and All-America honors. Also a linebacker in varsity football, he considered Bellarmine, Hobart and Wagner as well. ... Long-stick midfielder Brandon Bailey of Bowie High has orally committed to Stony Brook. The 5-11, 175-pound Bailey lettered in four sports his junior year (football, indoor and outdoor track and lacrosse) and earned second-team all-league honors in lacrosse. He also considered Hofstra.
United back Woolard out Saturday with concussion
Left back Daniel Woolard, D.C. United's most consistent defender this season, will miss Saturday's MLS match at Sporting Kansas City after suffering a concussion over the weekend. The club hasn't set a timetable for a return, but a neurologist who examined him Monday is optimistic Woolard will be able to resume workouts soon, United officials said. Woolard, tied for second on the team with 20 starts in 21 games, was injured in the second half of the 1-0 victory over the Columbus Crew. He and teammate Emiliano Dudar knocked heads in United's penalty area, forcing him out of the match within moments. United has had a troubling history with concussions, an injury that has led to premature retirements in recent years. Meantime, Dwayne De Rosario, who injured a shoulder in a hard fall against the Crew, didn't practice Tuesday but should be able to play against Kansas City. Midfielder Andy Najar returned from Olympic duty with Honduras and seems certain to travel to Kansas City.
—Steven Goff, The Washington Post
NFL: The Washington Redskins' preseason opener at 7 p.m. Thursday against the Buffalo Bills will air in the Washington area on NBC Nonstop and on Comcast SportsNet, according to a news release from the team. Normally, the game would air on Channel 4 and Comcast SportsNet, but the Olympics forced the change. Viewers can find NBC Nonstop on channels 208 (Comcast), 803 (Cox), 28 (RCN), 260 (Verizon FIOS) and 4.2 (over-the-air receivers).
—Mike Jones, The Washington Post
Minor league basketball: The Bay Area Shuckers signed Fahreed Cheatham, who was a finalist for Most Valuable Player of the Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League while posting 30.3 points and 10.9 rebounds per game in 2011-2012 playing for the Shuckers' division rivals, Palmieri Jeans of Philadelphia. A 6-6, 215-pound forward, Cheatham led Palmieri to a 12-2 regular-season finish and the South Division championship.
—From Sun staff and news services