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Sports Digest | May 25, 2012
College baseball Towson eliminated with 14-9 loss to VCU Junior first baseman Brent Mikionis had three hits and drove in five runs as fifth-seeded Virginia Commonwealth (34-24) overcame an early 3-0 deficit to post a 14-9 victory over sixth-seeded Towson (27-31) in an elimination game at the Colonial Athletic Association baseball tournament in Harrisonburg, Va. Playing their third CAA tournament game in 25 hours, the Tigers fell to the Rams in a game that ended well after midnight Thursday.
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By Trevor Hass and The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
Navy will host the inaugural Veterans Classic at the Naval Academy men's basketball event on Friday, Nov. 14. The Midshipmen will welcome 2014 NCAA tournament teams Michigan State, Tennessee and Virginia Commonwealth to Alumni Hall in what they anticipate will be the first of an annual event running through 2017. "This should be a terrific event over the next four years featuring some of the best college basketball teams in the country," Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk said in a news release.
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Sports Digest | March 25, 2012
Colleges Report: Mount to hire VCU assistant as men's basketball coach Jamion Christian , an assistant to Shaka Smart at Virginia Commonwealth, will take over as men's basketball coach at Mount St. Mary's, CBSSports.com reported Saturday. Sources told the website that Christian, who played at the school from 2000 to 2004, has agreed to a deal to replace Robert Burke . Christian joined Smart's staff at VCU this season after spending three years at William & Mary.
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Sports Digest | April 2, 2014
Boxing Chaney to be inducted into International Boxing Hall Former Baltimore boxer George "K.O. " Chaney will be inducted as an old-timer into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on June 8 in Canastota, N.Y. Chaney, who was born here in 1892, had a 137-38-4 record with 78 knockouts during a career as a featherweight and lightweight that lasted from 1910 to 1926. The left-hander was ranked by Boxing Illustrated in 1993 as the fourth-hardest puncher pound-for-pound in history.
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From Sun staff reports | February 9, 2012
Bradford Burgess scored 22 points and the host Virginia Commonwealth men's basketball team took advantage of every Towson turnover Wednesday night, beating the Tigers, 66-43. The Rams (21-5, 12-2 Colonial Athletic Association) have won 10 in a row and 18 of their past 20. The Tigers (1-25, 1-13) committed 28 turnovers. Burgess had been quiet in the previous four games, scoring eight, eight, nine and six points. He was 8-for-15 from the field, including 6-for-11 from behind the arc. D.J. Haley added career highs in points (10)
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The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2013
Virginia Commonwealth will add women's lacrosse to its athletics lineup beginning with the 2015-16 season in order to maintain compliance with Title IX, the school has announced. The VCU Board of Visitors on Thursday approved adding the sport to its intercollegiate athletics program, which currently sponsors 16 intercollegiate sports programs -- eight men's teams and eight women's teams. Over the past four years, the number of student-athletes per academic year has consistently been between 265 and 279, and student-athlete composition has generally been equal between men and women.
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By BILL FREE | October 6, 1993
After just nine games, former South Carroll field hockey standout Patti Duffy has made a name for herself at Virginia Commonwealth University."She's a big-time player," VCU spokesman Mark Halstead said yesterday. "Whenever you can get a freshman to come in and play like Patti has for us, you're very fortunate."Duffy gained attention when she became only the second freshman to start a season opener for coach Pat Stauffer.Duffy has played all but 13 minutes in nine games for the Division I school in Richmond.
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,Sun reporter | December 3, 2007
WASHINGTON -- In Virginia Commonwealth, Maryland faced just the sort of "mid-major" that - like Butler or George Mason - can send shivers through the souls of major-conference opponents. The Atlantic Coast Conference will long remember VCU for its upset of Duke in last season's NCAA tournament. So Maryland had a sense of what was coming last night - a competitive game (it was) likely to come down to the finish (it did). Morgan State@Maryland Thursday, 8 p.m., Comcast SportsNet, 1300 AM, 88.9 FM
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By Kevin Tresolini and Kevin Tresolini,Special to The Sun | March 9, 2008
RICHMOND, Va. -- An early lead vanished and a late comeback fell short, a double dose of disappointment that ended the Towson men's basketball team's season in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament quarterfinals yesterday. Virginia Commonwealth, playing several blocks from campus and urged on by a partisan crowd, played defense most effectively late in the first half and early in the second and prevailed, 57-46, at the Richmond Coliseum. The defending CAA champion and top-seeded Rams (24-6)
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Sun Reporter | January 4, 2007
Towson had gone more than two years without an overtime game, and it squirmed through the experience last night. The Tigers had a four-point lead in the final minute of both regulation and the first overtime against Virginia Commonwealth, and acquiesced each time, as the Rams came back for an 84-80 double-overtime victory at the Towson Center. Lack of stability at the point guard position contributed to a crushing defeat for coach Pat Kennedy's team, as Towson (6-6, 1-1) and VCU (10-3, 2-0)
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
Prior to the Navy men's soccer team's first-round game in the NCAA tournament against Virginia Commonwealth University, the Midshipmen talked about making sure that their stay in the postseason wasn't a short one. Mission accomplished. Navy's 3-0 rout of VCU on Thursday night was the program's first win the NCAA tournament since Nov. 23, 1971, when that squad defeated South Florida, 3-1. The team will face No. 14 seed Wake Forest (9-5-5) in the second round Sunday at 5 p.m. in Winston-Salem, N.C. Coach Dave Brandt, who had implored the players not to settle for just simply being invited to the tournament after winning the Patriot League title, was pleased with what he saw unfold in Richmond.
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Sports Digest | September 9, 2013
Et cetera VCU rallies past No. 13 Terps in men's soccer Virginia Commonwealth scored three goals in the final 13 minutes to defeat the No. 13 Maryland men's soccer team, 3-2, on Sunday night at Ludwig Field. The Terps (1-2-1) got goals from Jake Pace in the 33rd minute and and Chris Odoi-Atsem with 19:19 remaining in the game. But VCU, which tied No. 9 New Mexico on Friday night — scored two goals in the 78th minute and one in the 87th. Women's college soccer: Natalia Pinkney scored her first college goal and Sofia Read added her second of the year to rally Towson (3-2-1)
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The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2013
Rookie long-stick midfielder Jesse Bernhardt ( Maryland) was chosen as the Warrior Defensive Player of the Week after the Chesapeake Bayhawks' 12-8 win over the Rochester Rattlers on Saturday night, Major League Lacrosse announced Monday. “Jesse Bernhardt continues to improve each week and this was his best game of season in my opinion,” Bayhawks coach Dave Cottle said. “He played great on-ball defense and did a tremendous job of rotating, sliding, and continues to impress me with picking the ball off the ground.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2013
Maryland fans will learn in two days whether or not the Terps will have an addition to their backcourt. Antonio Barton , the Lake Clifton graduate and Memphis transfer, will announce his decision after church Sunday. The 6-foot-2 guard is down to Kansas State, Maryland, Tennessee and Texas A&M . It appeared Barton might be headed to Maryland after visiting College Park on May 10. Barton said then that the visit “went tremendous” with Terps coach Mark Turgeon, his players (including godbrother Nick Faust)
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By Jeff Ermann and Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2013
Editor's note: Each week, InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site. Jacquil Taylor's been absent from the court since breaking every bone is his left foot back in January. It's not been the best timing for Taylor's recruitment, as this is the time of year when rising seniors often boost their profiles. But the 6-foot-9 power forward from Beaver Country Day School is Chestnut Hill, Mass., continues to hear from a handful of schools.
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March 19, 2013
Disregard Nate Silver David Teel Daily Press Nate Silver likes Louisville, Florida, Indiana and Gonzaga, and given his Obama-Romney projections, disagreeing is perilous. But let's anyway. Ohio State has won eight straight, including a road conquest of Indiana and Big Ten tournament wins over Michigan State and Wisconsin. Miami won the ACC regular season outright, and the league tournament, and six of the last eight teams with that double have reached the Final Four.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Glenn P. Graham contributed to this article | April 8, 1998
St. Frances' Shawn Hampton will sign a national letter of intent for a full scholarship with Virginia Commonwealth University today.The national letter of intent signing period for high school seniors or junior college players who plan to accept scholarships to play basketball at Division I schools begins today and runs through May 15.Hampton, 6 feet 8, earned All-Metro honors the past two seasons. Last season he averaged 20.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocks, earning Catholic League Player of the Year honors and leading the Panthers to their fourth consecutive regular-season title.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | January 23, 1996
RICHMOND, Va. -- A year ago, Virginia Commonwealth resided at the bottom of the Metro Conference, and transfer Bernard Hopkins was introduced to Division I against the likes of Louisville, Tulane and Virginia Tech.VCU since has moved to the Colonial Athletic Association, and power forward Hopkins is the leading candidate for CAA Player of the Year. The obvious assumption is that Hopkins is repeating the big-fish-in-a-little-pond act he perfected at Overlea High and Hagerstown Junior College.
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The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2013
Virginia Commonwealth will add women's lacrosse to its athletics lineup beginning with the 2015-16 season in order to maintain compliance with Title IX, the school has announced. The VCU Board of Visitors on Thursday approved adding the sport to its intercollegiate athletics program, which currently sponsors 16 intercollegiate sports programs -- eight men's teams and eight women's teams. Over the past four years, the number of student-athletes per academic year has consistently been between 265 and 279, and student-athlete composition has generally been equal between men and women.
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From Sun staff reports | December 6, 2012
With the combined strength of Selina Mann, Sydney Henderson and Jacqueline Brewer, Mount St. Mary's claimed a 62-58 victory over visiting UMES (1-4) in women's basketball Wednesday. Mann finished with 20 points and nine rebounds, while Henderson posted 13 points and 12 rebounds in the win. The Mount (2-4) held a lead throughout the second half but lost it in the last minute as the Hawks (1-4) tied the game at 58. With 38 seconds remaining, Brewer, a transfer from Virginia Commonwealth making her first start for the Mountaineers, gave them the lead on two free throws.
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