November 14, 2011
A University of Maryland commission concluded that the school cannot adequately support 27 teams and recommended eliminating eight of them to create "a leaner, stronger athletic program. " The teams, which compete in six different sports, are: men's tennis, men's track and field (indoor, outdoor and cross country), men's swimming and diving, women's swimming and diving, women's water polo and women's acrobatics and tumbling, formerly called "competitive cheer. " The 17-member commission suggested Maryland has had to spread itself thin with so many teams -- five more than the average for the Atlantic Coast Conference's public universities.
July 29, 2011
Men's and women's cross country have been added as intercollegiate varsity sports beginning with the 2011 fall season, Harford Community College announced Thursday. The Harford Athletic Department previously sponsored cross country as a club sport for the past three years. "Cross country is a great addition to our menu of varsity sports, allowing opportunities for both men and women," Harford Athletics Director Ken Krsolovic said. "We will have a good opportunity to be very competitive right away, which truly excites us. " While always keeping Title IX and gender equity issues on the docket, this addition will give the Fighting Owls 14 intercollegiate sports teams, seven men's teams and seven women's teams, that all compete at the Division I level of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
June 15, 2011
Women in large swaths of America are dying younger than they were a generation ago, reversing nearly a century of progress in public health and underscoring the rising toll of smoking and record obesity. Nationwide, life expectancy for American men and women has risen over the past two decades, and some U.S. communities still boast life expectancies as long as any in the world, according to newly released data. But over the past decade, the nation has experienced a widening gap between the most and least healthy places to live.
June 7, 2011
All too often we lose sight of not only the sacrifices made by families and military members in support of our free nation it but is also important to remember how honorably the soldiers who pay the ultimate sacrifice are cared for on their journey "home. " The care and compassion shown by the men and women at Dover Air Force Base who are given such an important mission in handling every detail of the lost military members to dealing with family members suffering the heartbreaking loss of a loved one is something not seen very often.
May 12, 2011
MEN No. 10 Bucknell (14-2) at No. 9 Virginia (9-5) Sunday, 3 p.m . Outlook: Virginia has won both meetings, but these sides haven't played against each other since 1998. The Bison haven't played since winning the Patriot League tournament final on May 1, but boasts five players with at least 30 points. The Cavaliers — who have had an even longer layoff, not having played since April 30 — will play for the second time since dismissing senior midfielder Shamel Bratton and suspending indefinitely senior midfielder Rhamel Bratton.
May 5, 2011
MEN No. 3 Notre Dame (10-1) at No. 8 North Carolina (9-5) Friday, 8 Outlook: North Carolina leads this series, 5-4, but Notre Dame has won three of the past five meetings. The Fighting Irish is ranked second in Division I in defense, but they coughed up a season-worst 11 goals in a three-goal loss to No. 1 Syracuse last Saturday. Freshman attackman Nicky Galasso is tied for seventh nationally in points per game (3.8), but the Tar Heels haven't played since April 22. WOMEN Quinnipiac (13-4)
April 27, 2011
The Baltimore Sun's men's Division I poll Ranking Team Previous ranking Record 1. Notre Dame 1 10-0 2. Cornell 2 10-2 3. Syracuse 3 12-1 4. Johns Hopkins 4 10-2 5. Denver 5 10-2 6. Maryland 8 10-3 7. ...