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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | September 15, 1992
The Baltimore Spirit selected nine players in the National Professional Soccer League's expansion draft yesterday in Buffalo, N.Y., and another five in the league's college draft.Among the college players drafted were Jason Dieter, the UMBC player who was the first player signed by the Spirit, Loyola College defender Tom Donahue and Howard University goalkeeper Shaka Hislop.In the expansion pool, former Major Soccer League fans should be familiar with at least two of the players picked. Forward Bobby Joe Esposito played in both Cleveland and Los Angeles in the MSL, before joining Kansas City in the NPSL, and defender Chris Duke played two seasons for the old Kansas City Comets, before joining the NPSL's K.C. Attack.
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Sports Digest | January 7, 2014
Pro soccer Mount St. Joseph grad Robinson leaves Wake, signs with D.C. United Defender Jalen Robinson (Mount St. Joseph), a member of D.C. United's youth academy for four years, has left Wake Forest after two seasons to sign a homegrown contract with the Major League Soccer club. College players with ties to an MLS club's academy are exempt from the league draft. Robinson, 19, is "one of the most athletic players in all of college soccer who can play center back or right back," general manager Dave Kasper said in a written statement.
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By Thomas A. Bowden | March 14, 1991
WHILE "March madness" sweeps the country, "March sadness" hangs over my house.Unlike most of the nation's college basketball fans, who, starting today, are hunkering down in front of their TV sets to watch the NCAA championships, I don't feel much like cheering.Not one but two of my alma maters -- the University of Kentucky and the University of Maryland -- are ineligible to compete for the national championship this year. The NCAA is punishing both schools for various rules infractions.So being left on the sidelines, I have both the time and the motivation to speak out against the NCAA's zealous crusade to punish student athletes for their ability to earn a good living.
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The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2013
The Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League announced Monday that it has released former captain Gavin Prout (Loyola College). The 35-year-old forward played more than eight of his 12 NLL seasons with the Mammoth, but has not suited up this preseason given the constraints of the new collective bargaining agreement. Prior to training camp, Prout was given the opportunity to sign a free-agent contract with any team in the league. “For years, Gavin Prout was synonymous with the Colorado Mammoth,” said president and general manager Steve Govett . “Unfortunately, he is a casualty of the reduced roster size and newly implemented salary cap of the CBA. Elements of the agreement made for some incredibly difficult decisions; this was the toughest.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | May 8, 2004
WILLIAMSPORT - They follow his every movement, even the ones that take him to an isolated area beyond a row of bleachers at his high school. Major league scouts trail Nick Adenhart as though he's a suspect instead of a prospect. They stare at him, judge him, whisper to each other, scribble in their notepads. But how many are willing to take him? Beyond winning games and striking out batters, Adenhart also is trying to buck a trend. Since the book Moneyball came out last year, touting the Oakland Athletics' draft philosophy of choosing college-aged players, some teams have become more cautious about investing a large signing bonus on a prep pitcher.
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By Tom Timmermann and Tom Timmermann,Los Angeles Daily News | February 16, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- In a week in which Harold Miner set USC's career scoring record, got four stitches in his tongue and endured a 3-for-18 shooting performance against the University of Washington, Miner also found himself being included in some pretty select company.The long-range-shooting Miner, who is averaging 26.4, suddenly has emerged as a candidate for the U.S. Olympic basketball team for this summer in Barcelona, Spain. Detroit Pistons coach Chuck Daly, who will coach the team, included Miner on his short list -- six names -- of players he thinks would fit in well in the one or two spots that will go to college players.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,SUN STAFF | June 26, 2005
Amid all the late posturing and trade proposals that will inevitably take place in the final hours before Tuesday's NBA draft, there appears to be one certainty. Shortly after NBA commissioner David Stern announces the first overall selection, he'll be joined on the Madison Square Garden stage by a player who honed his game in college basketball last season. With the top pick, the Milwaukee Bucks will likely select either North Carolina forward Marvin Williams or Utah center Andrew Bogut.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 16, 1991
HAVANA -- They had all the advantages. An unlimited talent pool to choose from. A convoy of coaches to scout opponents. A private plane to shuttle back and forth to Miami for rest, relaxation and practice.But what the United States men's basketball team lacked last night was the ability to play a broad-shoulder international style, to exchange shoves on the sly, to wipe the ball away from the cylinder of the rim, to remain composed while a flag-waving crowd swayed and chanted.The once unthinkable is now the predictable.
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By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer | February 23, 1993
St. Paul's senior Tricia Burdt will take her show to the University of Maryland next fall, majoring in physical education, playing field hockey and perhaps contributing in lacrosse.Burdt, 17, of Mount Airy was selected last fall as The Baltimore Sun's All-Metro Field Hockey Player of the Year after scoring five goals and adding four assists as the Gators' center midfielder.She also got offers to play field hockey at fellow Atlantic Coast Conference schools Virginia and Duke, but her mind was set on Maryland.
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By Phil Jackman and Phil Jackman,Evening Sun Staff | January 17, 1992
The East squad playing in the USAir College Indoor Soccer Showcase at the Baltimore Arena Feb. 13 will come together three days before taking on its counterpart from the West. That might sound like short notice and scant practice time, but Frank Olszewski isn't complaining."A couple of years ago we had one practice, and a short one at that," recalls the Towson State coach who will be assisting the Blast's Mike Stankovic. Billy Phillips of the Dallas Sidekicks will handle the West team, assisted by Bill Sento of Loyola.
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By Matt Bracken, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2013
Baltimore basketball fans will have plenty of local Division I college players to track when the season tips off next week. There are 89 players from this area - natives of Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County and Howard County, and/or graduates of high schools in those areas - listed on Division I men's basketball rosters. Loyola, UMBC and High Point have five local players apiece, while Maryland and Morgan State have four each.
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October 30, 2013
College football is heading for a new day. It won't be long before the players on the field are going to receive more than a pittance. The present structure governed by the rules of the National Collegiate Athletic Association is beginning to crack. There is the O'Bannon suit against the NCAA challenging its right to prohibit college athletes from sharing in the profits from sales of their names and images. There is the new attention to concussions, often resulting in lifelong disabilities for which the athletes are meagerly compensated.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2013
The family of Derek Sheely, a 22-year-old football player at Frostburg State University who died two years ago after sustaining successive head injuries on the practice field, has filed a lawsuit alleging that "reckless disregard for player health and safety led to [Sheely's] tragic death. " The 22-count lawsuit was filed in Montgomery County Circuit Court last week against two Frostburg football coaches — head coach Thomas Rogish and assistant coach Jamie Schumacher — and assistant athletic trainer Michael Sweitzer Jr., along with the National Collegiate Athletic Association and helmet maker Schutt Sports.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2013
Maryland wide receiver-returner Stefon Diggs has been named to the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award given to the most versatile college football player. Diggs, who will be a sophomore this season, is among six Atlantic Coast Conference players on the list. The five others, according to the ACC, are Clemson junior wide receiver Sammy Watkins, Georgia Tech junior defensive back Jamal Golden, Miami sophomore running back Duke Johnson, Virginia Tech junior rover Kyshoen Jarrett and Wake Forest senior wide receiver Michael Campanaro (River Hill)
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December 6, 2012
USC's Lee amazing Teddy Greenstein Chicago Tribune My Heisman choice will remain a secret until Saturday's announcement. So removing the four players (Collin Klein, Jordan Lynch, Johnny Manziel and Manti Te'o) that made up my ballot I'm left with two defensive studs and a game-breaker at USC. The game-breaker is Marqise Lee, a sophomore stud at USC. He's so good, his five-catch, 75-yard effort against Notre Dame qualified as his second-worst performance of the season.
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By Matt Bracken, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2012
For the second straight year, The Baltimore Sun has counted down the best returning Division I college basketball players from this area. Players were chosen based on previous college accomplishments and projections for the 2012-13 season. College coaches, sports information directors, writers and others were consulted in compiling this list t-No. 16: Omar Strong, Texas Southern The 5-foot-9, 176-pound point guard was Texas Southern's leading scorer at 13.3 points per game, shooting 38.9 percent from 3-point range.
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April 7, 2002
NOW THAT the University of Maryland men's basketball team calls itself national champs, the time is right for College Park educators to pay more attention to the vexing matter of what their highly prized athletes do in campus classrooms. For far too many college players -- at UM and across the country -- academics' main purpose is to stay eligible to play. This is just part of the systemic corruption of collegiate athletics, especially at programs in which players lust for the few spots in pro ball.
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By John Steadman | July 1, 1992
Watching a superior force annihilate an undermanned adversary makes for a woeful, brutal experience, and seeing the U.S. Olympic All-Pro basketball team beat up on Cuba, Canada and Panama is boring bullyism at its worst. Why would anyone want to pay to see the most momentous overmatch since Great Britain took on Argentina in the War of the Falklands?Feeding early Christians to the lions was martyrdom. The little countries have about as much of a chance and the only good thing is the basketball losers walk away.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2012
We're less than two months away from the start of college basketball season, which means that it's time to begin the second annual Sweet 16 . For those who missed it last year, The Sweet 16 is my list of Baltimore's top college basketball players . The selections have been made based on prior college success and projections for this coming season. I consulted college coaches, sports information directors, writers and others in compiling this list. The order in which these stories appear online doesn't necessarily constitute a ranking.
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By Matt Slovin and The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2012
The Ball Up All-Stars, a team of streetball legends that's traveling the country this summer, are undefeated. But during warmups before the tour's Baltimore stop at Coppin State on Sunday night, Demetrius Spencer was perspiring like he was going through the shooting drills. "I'll be honest with you, I'm worried about tonight," Spencer said before tip-off. "[Baltimore] might hand us our first loss. " Spencer wasn't playing. He's the CEO of Ball Up, a new streetball tour geared at "families and sports fans," and he thought his players, who danced out of a cloud of smoke under neon lights during pregame introductions, were in for a real test against Baltimore.
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