Maryland men's basketball
Maryland coach Mark Turgeon, who lost out to Georgia Tech when power forward Robert Carter came out of high school, is getting a second chance. A source with knowledge of Carter's situation confirmed that Carter, who has decided to transfer from the Yellow Jackets, will visit College Park next week. InsideMDSports.com first reported that Carter had a visit lined up, and told the website that he is also considering St. John's, South Carolina and Kansas. Carter played high school and Amateur Athletic Union ball with incoming Maryland freshman Trayvon Reed, and Maryland's ninth-ranked recruiting class in the country "makes it interesting," said Winfred Jordan, who coached Carter on the AAU Atlanta Express team. Carter averaged 11.4 points and 8.4 rebounds as a sophomore. He missed 10 games with a torn meniscus suffered two days before the Yellow Jackets were scheduled to play at Maryland.
Zerrlaut retiring after 41 years with the Retrievers
Longtime UMBC coach and athletic administrator Kathy Zerrlaut announced her retirement Thursday after 41 years of working at the university, which has existed for only 48 years. "It's been 41 years, and I'm not getting any younger," Zerrlaut said, laughing. A Baltimore native and Lansdowne graduate, Zerrlaut was hired in 1973 after graduating form Frostburg State by then-UMBC athletic director Dick Watts, who tasked Zerrlaut with revamping UMBC's volleyball and women's lacrosse programs. Zerrlaut coached volleyball for 17 seasons, leading the team to a 272-281-3 record before she stepped down in 1989. She is credited with rebuilding the women's lacrosse team, which won the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II title in 1984 and climbed to No. 1 nationally in 1985 and 1986. She also oversaw both programs' move into Division I before ending her coaching career. Since 1986, Zerrlaut has served as the athletic department's senior women's administrator before later becoming the school's NCAA compliance officer.
Tennessee 'really stood out' to Pallotti's Owens
Forward Tariq Owens wasn't stressed out when Jim Christian was hired away from Ohio to coach Boston College last month. The St. Vincent Pallotti grad and Bobcats signee was, however, a little apprehensive about how his recruitment would play out the second time around. It didn't take long for Owens to find out. Tennessee, Seton Hall, Temple and Dayton quickly emerged as interested parties, and Owens earlier this month decided on the Volunteers. "They were there since the beginning," Owens said. "They were one of the first schools who called me." Owens, a three-star prospect who spent the past season as a post-grad player for Mount Zion Prep in Northeast Baltimore, will play power forward at Tennessee.
WNBA: In a battle of two former Terps stars, the host Indiana Fever (2-3) used a 15-7 run in the second quarter to pull away from the Connecticut Sun, 79-65. Briann January led the Fever with 20 points, and forward Marissa Coleman (Maryland) added 11 points. Forward Alyssa Thomas (Maryland) had eight points for the Sun.
Women's college rowing: Washington College junior Mickey Fili (Hereford) was named to the College Rowing Coaches Association Pocock Division III All-America first team for the second consecutive year.
Women's college bowling: UMES senior Megan Buja made the Capital One Academic All-District II first team in the university division for women's at-large teams for the third straight year.
National Women's Soccer League: The NWSL, of which the Washington Spirit is a part, and ESPN announced a one-year agreement to broadcast nine games this year.
—From Sun staff and news services