Digest: Ex-Terp Elmore collapses during meeting in Washington

No. 1 Terps rally past Rutgers in men's soccer, 2-1, for 9th straight win

October 10, 2012|Sports Digest

Maryland

Elmore collapses during meeting in Washington

Former Maryland All-American Len Elmore collapsed during a meeting Tuesday of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics at Washington's Ritz-Carlton Hotel but walked out of the conference room under his own power about 20 minutes later after being evaluated by paramedics. When the meeting resumed, Southern Methodist University president Gerald Turner, the panel's co-chairman, announced that Elmore explained he has had this problem before and that it was related to "a long-standing health issue." Turner said Elmore was returning to his hotel room, and it was unclear immediately whether he planned to seek medical attention. Elmore, 60, was a three-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference player at Maryland and remains the Terps' career leading rebounder. A first-round NBA draft pick, Elmore played eight years in the NBA before earning a law degree at Harvard and going on to a career as a broadcaster. The 6-foot-9, 220-pound Elmore slipped from his chair during a question-and-answer session about 90 minutes into the meeting about research initiatives about how to improve college sports' governance and fiscal and academic integrity. When William Asbury, Penn State's vice president emeritus, who was seated beside him, announced, "We need a doctor," the first to come to his aid was Val Ackerman, founding commissioner of the WNBA. The meeting was adjourned, the room emptied and paramedics arrived within five minutes. Elmore soon was seated in his chair again, waved off a stretcher and walked out about 20 minutes later.

Liz Clarke, The Washington Post

Maryland Madness: The event that begins a new season of Terps basketball at Comcast Center is scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m. Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic will present a special one-hour program live on CSN Plus at 7:30 p.m. with an encore at 9 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet after the network's live coverage of the Terps men's soccer game at Duke (7 p.m.). Maryland Madness will be highlighted by introductions of the 2012-13 Terps men's and women's basketball teams and their team scrimmages. The event will also feature the unveiling of the teams' new Under Armour uniforms. Doors open at 6 p.m., and admission is free. No tickets are required, and seating is first-come, first-served. The evening includes a student dunk contest — scheduled to be judged by former Terps football players Torrey Smith and LaQuan Williams (both now with the Ravens) and Josh Wilson (now with the Washington Redskins) along with former basketball players Walt Williams, Juan Dixon and Dave Neal — and a performance by the Maryland Gymkana Troupe.

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No. 1 Terps rally past Rutgers in men's soccer, 2-1

The No. 1 Maryland men's soccer team rallied after giving up an early goal Tuesday night to stay unbeaten with a 2-1 victory over Rutgers on Tuesday night. The Terps (10-0-1) survived multiple Rutgers scoring opportunities for the victory, their ninth straight. Christiano Francois and Patrick Mullins scored for Maryland, and John Stertzer added two assists. Rutgers got off to the lead inside two minutes, and Maryland struck back with a quick equalizer when Francois scored in the seventh minute. The Terps took the lead for good in the 32nd minute on Mullins' seventh goal of the season.

Women's college lacrosse: Defending Big East Conference champion Loyola defeated Northwestern, 17-15, in a fall scrimmage Saturday. The teams played three 30-minute periods, giving both sides an opportunity to get all of their players quality field time. Northwestern, the 2012 NCAA champion, led 14-9 after the first two periods, which is the normal game length. The Greyhounds were without their top two offensive players — first-team All-America midfielder Marlee Paton was in California playing for Team Australia at the Stars and Stripes Tournament, and sophomore attacker Annie Thomas (John Carroll) is recovering from knee surgery.

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Men's college lacrosse: Navy will play an exhibition game at Notre Dame on Saturday at 11a.m. before closing out the fall season Oct. 20 with a pair of scrimmages in Philadelphia. Navy will face UMBC at 1 p.m., followed by a 3 p.m. matchup against host Drexel.

Women's college soccer: Navy freshman midfielder Kaylie Davidson was chosen as the Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the third time this season, a program record.

College football: The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association named Bowie State sophomore Oladimeji Layeni the Defensive Lineman of the Week and Damon Wilson the Coach of the Week.

Golf: Andrea Kraus of Pikesville won two matches in the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur championship at Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio to reach the quarterfinals. After qualifying with 155 for 36 holes, the Hayfields member made one birdie in her first-round match but still won 5 and 4. She was 2-under-par in posting a 6-and-5 second round victory, then did not lose a hole on the back nine as she turned a 1-up lead into a 3-and-1 triumph over Tara Fleming of Jersey City, N.J. ... Whitney Neuhauser, a pro on the Symertra Tour from Barboursville, Va., shot 69-71 for a 2-under 140, and won the annual Maryland State Women's Open at River Marsh in Cambridge. Heather Angell of Winston-Salem, N.C., was second at 72-73—144.

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