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Men's college basketball
Len earns Bias Award as most valuable Terp
Alex Len was given the Len Bias Award as Maryland's most valuable player at the team's awards banquet. Len also earned the Len Elmore Award for most rebounds and the Buck Williams Award for most valuable defensive player. Dez Wells received the Greivis Vasquez Award for most inspirational player. Other winners were: Jake Layman, Juan Dixon Award for most improved player; Shaquille Cleare, Walt Williams Coaches Award for most coachable player; Pe'Shon Howard, Steve Blake Award for assists; and Logan Aronhalt, Tom McMillen Award for academic achievement.
Men's college lacrosse
ACC men's tourney to be in Pa. in '14 and '15
PPL Park in Chester, Pa., will host the Atlantic Coast Conference men's lacrosse tournament in 2014 and 2015, the conference announced Wednesday. The 18,500-seat stadium, home to Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union, will be the host venue for the ACC on April 25-27, 2014, and again in the spring of 2015. Next season will mark the fourth time in the 26-year history of the tournament that the event has been held at a neutral site. Orlando, Fla., played host in 2001, followed by M&T Bank Stadium in 2005 and 2006. The 2014 ACC tournament will be the first for Notre Dame and Syracuse.
Honor: Hamilton College sophomore attackman Connor Morgan (McDonogh) was named Division III New England Offensive Player of the Week by the Eastern College Athletic Conference.
Coppin State rallies to split with No. 25 Pitt in baseball
Dalton Cozart went 3-for-4, including the go-ahead RBI single in the top of the seventh inning, leading visiting Coppin State (11-23) to a 6-3 victory over No. 25 Pittsburgh (26-10), earning the Eagles a split of a doubleheader. Coppin State rallied from a 3-0 deficit with the rally starting on a double by Nathan Pitts (Digital Harbor). The Panthers won the opener, 10-4.
More baseball: Mount St. Mary's (8-21) used 11 pitchers in handing host Maryland (20-18) a 2-1 loss. The Mount scored in the eighth and ninth innings after Jake Drossner held them scoreless for seven innings. Sophomore Charlie White set a Terps record with his 34th stolen base of the season; Larry Long (Howard) set the previous record of 33 in 1998. ... Justin Albright singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as George Washington (12-24) survived a seven-run rally by visiting Towson (19-19) to edge the Tigers, 10-9. ... Johns Hopkins senior center fielder Ryan Zakszeski was named Centennial Conference Player of the Week.
Football: Tickets for the Maryland-West Virginia game Sept. 21 at M&T Bank Stadium will go on sale to the public Friday at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster. Tickets cost $65 for the upper level, $75 for the lower level and $115 for the club level. Hospitality packages with prime club-level seating and/or lower-level tents are also available on an individual and group basis. The game time will be announced this summer. A limited amount of on-site parking will be available for advance purchase for $35. The teams have met every year since 1980 except for 2008 and 2009; West Virginia won, 31-21, last season and owns a 26-21-2 series lead. For tickets or more information, go to BaltimoreRavens.com or ticketmaster.com or call 410-261-RAVE (7283).
Women's basketball: Christopher Lewis, who spent four years at Morgan State as recruiting coordinator, was named an assistant coach on the staff of new head coach Nyla Milleson at George Mason. Lewis spent the past season as an assistant with Milleson at Missouri State. At Morgan, Lewis helped lead the Bears to two second-place finishes in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and a Women's National Invitation Tournament appearance in 2011.
Wrestling: Maryland juniors Dallas Brown, Domenic DeRobertis and junior Danny Orem (Mount St. Joseph) were named to the All-ACC academic team.
Softball: Salisbury sophomore pitcher Rachel Johnson was named the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III Player of the Week after tossing a perfect game and posting a 4-0 record and one save in her five appearances for the Sea Gulls.
Owings Mills' Taylor commits to run at Kentucky
Owings Mills senior Alyssa Taylor, an All-Metro first-team selection in cross country, has made a commitment to run at Kentucky. Taylor finished third in the Class 2A state championships this fall. With her time of 19 minutes, 55.4 seconds, she was one of 14 runners among all four classifications to finish in under 20 minutes at states. Taylor also runs indoor and outdoor track for the Eagles. She capped her indoor season with a second-place finish in the 1,600 meters at the Class 2A state meet.