Ohio State, which beat Navy in Columbus in 2009, will be closing out a two-game series with the Midshipmen. The Buckeyes will earn $850,000 for playing the game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, which is about a 45-minute drive from Navy’s campus in Annapolis.
USC has received calls contradicting Josh Shaw’s claims about his two high ankle sprains. Coach Steve Sarkisian didn’t discuss the discrepancies in detail after practice, but said the school will “continue to vet” the story.
Shaw was taken to the hospital where he was diagnosed with two high ankle sprains and will be out indefinitely. He said his 7-year-old nephew was traumatized, but physically in good shape.
Ewing and sports agent David Falk, combined to make a hefty pledge to the school’s construction of the John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletics Center.
The 6-foot, 200-pound Brewer, a Lake Travis, Texas, native comes from a long line of quarterbacks. His father, Robert, played quarterback at Texas, as did his grandfather, Charlie. His uncle and great uncle were quarterbacks at Texas and Texas Tech, respectively.
Maryland opens its season Nov. 14 at home against Wagner, beginning a non-conference slate that includes games against Arizona State, Virginia at Oklahoma State.
An impressive list of alums has some Virginia Tech fans calling the school DBU (Defensive Back University). Kyshoen Jarrett, Detrick Bonner, Kendall Fuller and Brandon Faycson — this year’s starting secondary — hope to follow a well-worn path to the NFL.
The national conversation rarely includes any sports outside of football and basketball. But Maryland has gone all-in on all of them. Not just the revenue producers, but also the other 16 sports (six for men, 10 for women) that athletic director Kevin Anderson shepherds.
Redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett is Miller’s top backup and will likely be the starter in the Aug. 30 opener against Navy in Baltimore.
The University of Maryland says it will start guaranteeing scholarships to student-athletes until they graduate, regardless of injury or on-field performance.
Miller, a senior, had missed spring practice after surgery on his right shoulder. He had been held out of a scrimmage and practices during fall camp after experiencing some soreness. But he proclaimed last week he was healthy and ready to go.
Disgraceful behavior tends to trickle down. Some athletes won’t take their academics seriously if the school doesn’t. And if the school doesn’t, regular students won’t, either. The message becomes clear to everyone on campus: The most important thing is helping athletes retain their eligibility, not receive an education.