Digest: Rutgers offers Eddie Jordan head coach job

Mount's Wiggins named top mid-major freshman

April 13, 2013|Sports Digest

Men's College Basketball

Rutgers offers Eddie Jordan head coach job

Rutgers has offered its head coaching job to Eddie Jordan and the two sides are in negotiations, according to a report. The Scarlet Knights are looking to replace Mike Rice, who was fired April 3 after a video surfaced of him orally and physically abusing players. Dan Hurley Jordan played at Rutgers from 1973 to 1977, when the Scarlet Knights went to the Final Four. He was under consideration for the job three years ago but withdrew his name and Rice was hired. Jordan, 58, has coached the Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers. He is an assistant with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Cindy Boren, The Washington Post

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Mount's Wiggins named top mid-major freshman

Mount St. Mary's men's basketball player Shivaughn Wiggins has been named the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major National Freshman of the Year. Wiggins, who also was the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Year, averaged 9.6 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.2 steals per game for the Mount last season.

Baseball: Jimmy Reed held Miami scoreless over nine innings while tying a career high with 10 strikeouts, but Maryland (18-16, 4-12 Atlantic Coast Conference) lost, 1-0, to the visiting Hurricanes (23-12, 7-9) in 13 innings.

Men's lacrosse: No. 4 Maryland will wear new Under Armour White Ops uniforms and gloves today against No. 15 Johns Hopkins. The uniforms and helmets have a subtle Maryland flag design and a state-inspired pattern, "Maryflage," inside the numbers.

Men's track and field: Sophomore Shane Green was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Week after breaking the Coppin State record in the triple jump with a leap of 50-2.50 feet.

Women's bowling: After finishing the evening block 3-0 Thursday, UMES earned the fifth seed in the NCAA championship, the same seed the Hawks were last year when they claimed their third NCAA championship.

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Gagliardi parting ways with Maverik Lacrosse

Maverik Lacrosse founder John Gagliardi, a former first-team All-America defenseman at Johns Hopkins, announced that he would be parting with Bauer Performance Sports in June to focus his efforts on a new business venture to be announced in July. The two parties will continue to partner together on lacrosse-related events, including Gagliardi's award-winning No Limits Lacrosse Camps. "My acquisition agreement is over, and it is time to hand the torch to the new guys," Gagliardi said.

Swimming: Olympic gold medalist Missy FranklinNathan AdrianKatie Ledecky (Bethesda) was victorious Thursday on the opening night of competition at the Arena Grand Prix at Mesa in Arizona. Ledecky, the London gold medalist at 800 meters, cruised to a six-second victory in the 400-meter freestyle, winning in 4 minutes, 5.21 seconds. Hungary's Katinka Hosszu was second in 4:11.72.

WNBA: Washington Mystics single-game tickets have been put on sale and can be purchased by calling 800-324-6671 or going to WashingtonMystics.com or all local Ticketmaster outlets, including the Verizon Center box office. Tickets purchased by 11:59 p.m. Monday will receive a 50 percent discount.

Running: The Miles For Mom Shark Run, hosted by the Salisbury University rugby team, will be April 21 in Salisbury. The event will include runs of 2 miles and 5 miles, a competition run/race and a recreational/fun walk. For information, go to milesformom.weebly.com. The club rugby team uses the event to help pay for its pursuit of a national club championship and to make a donation to the Claudia Mayer Breast Cancer Foundation.

Orioles: Left-handed pitcher Andy Loomis was sent from Double-A Bowie to High-A Frederick. Right-handed pitcher Devin Jones was transferred from Frederick to Bowie.

AAU basketball: The Baltimore City Community College Athletics Department will host four Amateur Athletic Union 16U and 17U games today beginning at 3:30 p.m. The games will feature Baltimore Elite, Baltimore's Finest, Team Future, Team Takeover and Maryland 3D. Admission is $8. Doors open at 3 p.m.

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