Digest: Terps coaches Turgeon, Frese to speak at Glen Burnie event

September 27, 2012|Sports Digest

Maryland basketball

Coaches Turgeon, Frese to speak at Glen Burnie event

The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation will host an exclusive event with Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon and women's basketball coach Brenda Frese on Oct. 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 8p.m. at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. Tickets are $45 for an individual or $40 each for tables of 10, and are available by contacting Whitney Edmonds at WhitneyE@BabeRuthMuseum.com or 410-727-1539 ext. 3033. Before the program, guests will have a chance to participate in a meet-and-greet with Turgeon and Frese. During the program, Turgeon and Frese will discuss past seasons with their respective teams, expectations for the coming season, new recruits and more. Proceeds will benefit the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation.

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Former Terp Groot traded back to Rattlers of MLL

The Rochester Rattlers reacquired midfielder Dan Groot (Maryland) from the Ohio Machine on Tuesday for midfielder Roy Lang and a second-round selection (11th overall) in the 2013 Major League Lacrosse college draft. The Rattlers also received three selections in the 2013 draft. Groot had a breakout season offensively with eight goals and three assists for the Machine in 2012. He was a defensive presence in the Rattlers' midfield in 2011 and is expected to return to that role.

Navy football: Junior cornerback Jonathan Wev has retired after suffering his third concussion since the start of camp in Saturday's 41-3 win over VMI, according to reports. Wev entered the season as a starter.

MLS: D.C. United, which has won three straight games and is closing in on its first Major League Soccer playoff berth in five years, will post its lowest average attendance at RFK Stadium since MLS launched in 1996. At 13,483, United is 17th out of 19 teams in a league on pace (18,531) to record the highest attendance in its history. United has experienced an 11.1 percent drop since last season and a 32 percent fall since 2008, when it drew an average of 19,835. Over the four-year period, MLS' overall figure has risen 12.6 percent. After surpassing the league average for 12 consecutive years, United's attendance has been below MLS' standard each of the past four seasons.

Steven Goff, The Washington Post

Horse racing: 2011 Preakness winner Shackleford and To Honor and Serve, a pair of 4-year-olds who were first and third, respectively, in the GradeI Metropolitan Handicap in May, will renew their rivalry Saturday in the Grade II $400,000 Kelso Handicap at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The Kelso, like the Met Mile, is contested at one mile on the Belmont main track and is an automatic qualifier for the Grade I Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile on Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park.

Washington College: Former tennis player Tomas Lejarraga has been added to the list of inductees for the school's Hall of Fame ceremony Oct. 13.

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