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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2013
It's the first question on many people's lips when they meet Maika Polamalu. "'Are you related to Troy?'" recounted the Navy junior linebacker, who is first cousins with the Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety. "That's always the first thing. It doesn't matter where I am or what I'm doing. That's always the first question. " It's an inquiry that might grate someone with a thinner skin, but Maika (pronounced MY-kuh) Polamalu, 21, just smiles. "I'm proud of my cousin, and I'm proud of his accomplishments," he said.
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Sports Digest | October 3, 2014
UMBC men's lacrosse coach Zimmerman's contract extended two years UMBC men's lacrosse coach Don Zimmerman has signed a two-year contract extension through the 2016 season, the school announced Wednesday. He will enter his 22nd season at UMBC in 2015, his 29th overall. His career record stands at 228-153; his winning percentage of .598 is among the top 10 of active Division I coaches. More college lacrosse: Ohio State will travel to Baltimore for Michael R. Breschi Scholarship Weekend.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2011
Even now, Army's Clint Dodson can tick off every second of jubilation following the Black Knights' last victory over Navy in 2001. After the hugs and high-fives, Dodson raced to the stands, scaled the wall and landed amid the Corps of Cadets. There, teetering on the railing, right fist pumping, the 235-pound tight end led the sea of grey in a rousing chorus of the Army football song. "It was more yelling than singing," Dodson confessed. "It was an awesome moment — and one of shared stress relief.
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Sports Digest | September 29, 2014
Colleges Navy's Williams-Jenkins released from hospital Navy slotback-kick returner Ryan Williams-Jenkins was released from Maryland Shock Trauma Center on Sunday after being treated for a fractured right cheekbone. He suffered the injury, originally reported to involve his neck, when hit head-on by Western Kentucky's Drew Davis while returning a second-quarter kickoff during the Midshipmen's 36-27 loss to the Hilltoppers on Saturday. Field hockey: Senior captain Maxine Fluharty scored two goals Sunday to help No. 4 Maryland (7-2, 2-1 Big Ten)
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By Gene Wang, The Washington Post | December 10, 2010
ARMY (6-5) VS. NAVY (8-3) When: 2:30 p.m. Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia TV: Chs. 13, 9 Radio: 1090 AM, 1430 AM Managing prosperity: Navy has had problems with supposedly inferior teams this season, notably losing to Duke, which had dropped six in a row entering the game. Navy again is favored to beat Army, but this version of the Black Knights is much-improved, having qualified for a bowl for the first time since 1996.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2014
OK, can I just say something crazy? Maybe it's the party talking or the chocolate fondue, but these Navy baseball players lip syncing "Love is an Open Door" from "Frozen" wins the Internet.  Sure, you might be sick of hearing the kids shriek the lyrics to the song's from this winter's Disney hit, but you can't watch this video without cracking a smile. It helps that the guys,  Brad Borosak and Matt Kilby , are pretty cute. And just wait till the third guy pops into view.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2012
Ken Niumatalolo's life changed dramatically the day he was named to succeed Paul Johnson as Navy's football coach after the 2007 season. Niumatalolo went from being a relatively unknown offensive-line coach to a first-time head coach following the man who had revived the program. He and his family went from living in a modest home near the academy into a grander residence that once housed a number of his predecessors. Something else happened that few outside his own family knew.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2012
Navy was selected fifth in the Patriot League preseason poll based on, in part, a 4-9 overall record and a 2-4 mark in the conference last season. The Midshipmen finished out of the top four in the league and failed to qualify for the conference tournament for the first time in school history. Joe Alberici is well aware of those results, but the Army coach said overlooking Navy under the guidance of new coach Rick Sowell would be a mistake. “The demise of Navy is greatly exaggerated,” Alberici said last week.
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July 1, 2011
Football coach Ken Niumatalolo released the names Navy's 2011 recruits on Thursday night as 52 prospects representing 16 states went through induction ceremonies and began plebe summer. "We are very excited about the group we have coming in this year," Niumatalolo said. "If they work hard and do the things they are supposed to do in Bancroft Hall, in the classroom, in the weight room and on the practice field they have a chance to be a part of something special. " The state of Florida produced the most prospects with eight, while six incoming recruits are from Texas.
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Sports Digest | November 5, 2013
College football Navy kick returner Marcus Thomas was named the FBS Independent Special Teams Player of the Week after returning five kickoffs for 137 yards in a 38-34 loss at Notre Dame on Saturday. Thomas finished the game with 162 all-purpose yards. More football: After a 32-31 loss to Delaware on Saturday, Towson (8-2, 4-2 Colonial Athletic Association) dropped to No. 13 in the Football Championship Subdivision rankings by the Sports Network. ... Johns Hopkins (8-0, 7-0 Centennial Conference)
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By Bill Wagner and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 26, 2014
Buddy Green spent a total of four days at Anne Arundel Medical Center getting treatment for an undisclosed ailment. When the veteran defensive coordinator returned to Navy football practice Wednesday, it was suggested that spending too much time watching Western Kentucky's prolific offense prompted Green to hurry back to work. "Actually, watching Western Kentucky will put you back in the hospital," Green quipped. First-year coach Jeff Brohm has installed a pass-happy Hilltoppers attack that piles up yards and points at a rapid rate.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2014
Otis M. "Jim" Long, a retired Maryland state trooper who survived the sinking of his aircraft carrier during World War II, died Thursday at Harbor Hospital of complications from a fall. He was 87. The son of Nathaniel O. Long and Vera M. Long, Otis Melrose Long, who was known as Jim, was born in Birmingham, Ala., and raised in Richmond, Va. He was a student at John Marshall High School in Richmond, when he withdrew his senior year to enlist in the Navy. He later earned his General Education Development diploma.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2014
Quarterback Keenan Reynolds came into the 2014 season as a dark-horse Heisman Trophy candidate, his reputation built as much on his reliability running the Navy football team's triple-option offense as on his big-play ability. Four games into his junior year, Reynolds has been neither as steady nor as spectacular as he was his first two seasons. Unfortunately for Navy, having a quarterback who is more human than heroic won't work as well as it did those two years, either. While Reynolds largely wasn't to blame for Saturday's 31-24 loss to Rutgers at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, he was the first to take his share of the responsibility.
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Sports Digest | September 9, 2014
Host Navy beat No. 10 Maryland in men's soccer, 2-1, before a record crowd of 2,522 at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility. Navy (2-1-1) sophomore midfielder Daniel Camuti scored to put Navy ahead in the fourth minute. Maryland (1-2-1) answered with a goal two minutes into the second half by freshman forward Jeroen Meefout . Navy junior forward Jamie Dubyoski had the decisive goal in the second half, chipping the ball over goalkeeper Zach Steffen with 37 minutes remaining. Navy earned its first win over Maryland since 1984.
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By Bill Wagner and Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 30, 2014
Coach Ken Niumatalolo said Navy had to play perfectly in order to have a chance to beat fifth-ranked Ohio State. The Midshipmen put forth a valiant effort against a powerhouse opponent, but one that was far from perfect. Navy was in the game the whole way and even led on two occasions, but costly mistakes spoiled hopes for an upset. An 80-yard scoring strike from quarterback J.T. Barrett to wide receiver Devin Smith and a 61-yard fumble return for touchdown by linebacker Darron Lee were the big plays as Ohio State pulled away for a 34-17 victory over Navy in front of 57,579 fans at M&T Bank Stadium.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2014
Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo didn't celebrate very long after his team's bowl win over Middle Tennessee State last December. The preparation - at least mentally - had already started for the 2014 season opener against Ohio State in Baltimore. "It heightens everything you do, I couldn't even enjoy our bowl game," Niumatalolo recalled Saturday. "As soon as you win the bowl game, you're thinking the next game you're playing is Ohio State, everything you do you've got to take it to the [n]
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Navy's football team will be wearing its summer whites in Saturday's season opener against Ohio State. The team's first Under Armour uniform will also feature each midshipman's class rank on the sleeve and leg. The school unveiled the uniforms Thursday, with white helmets inspired by the Midshipmen's white covers, plus white gloves and white cleats to match the summer dress staples. Check out some more photos of the uniforms here . The varying design on the shoulders marks the first time in school history such a feature has been displayed on Navy jerseys, the school said.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
With a six-year difference in age between the oldest and youngest of Larry and Melissa Whiteside's three children, the athletic competition among the siblings was intense growing up in Columbus, Ohio. That was showcased the family's living room, where each of the children a place for their trophies and other mementos marking their achievements. "As soon as Geoffrey was old enough to get trophies, he started counting, 'OK, I've got a few more, so I'm better than you,'" Brittney Whiteside, now 29 and the oldest of the three siblings, recalled earlier this week.
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