May 7, 2008 |
The Howard University football team was one of 218 Division I programs sanctioned by the NCAA yesterday for failing to meet academic standards. The University of Maryland men's basketball team also failed to meet academic standards, but the program was not at risk for punishment because of a recently approved exemption. The NCAA yesterday unveiled the latest batch of Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores, which measure how well a team returns academically eligible athletes semester to semester, as well as the sanctions imposed on...
September 15, 2011 |
When one of the Washington area's top high school basketball players agreed to rejoin his school's football team, the coach was not expecting too much. Sure, Joe McDonald was a terrific athlete and seemed like a natural on the field, but Landon football coach Paul Padalino had no idea that the 6-foot-1, 177-pound guard on the basketball court would be so fearless in cleats and shoulder pads. But in the Bears' first scrimmage, McDonald caught a short pass along the right sideline.
February 8, 2013 |
After four years coaching football at Atholton , Kyle Schmitt accepted the head job at Spalding earlier this week. He replaces interim coach Brian Propst, who led the Cavaliers to a 5-5 record in the fall after assuming control of the team last June following the death of longtime Coach Mike Whittles from pancreatic cancer. Schmitt, 31, said he had not spent much time pursuing other jobs during his time at the Columbia public school, but the chance to lead a team in the MIAA-A Conference...
October 31, 2008 |
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Oct. 30 -- Virginia fullback Rashawn Jackson appeared in court Wednesday after being charged with one count of breaking and entering and one count of grand larceny relating to an incident that occurred at a campus dormitory on Nov. 22, 2007. University of Virginia Police Lt. Melissa Fielding said it took nearly a year after the incident to charge Jackson because the incident occurred during Thanksgiving break, when few people were on campus. Fielding said the investigation was complicated and relied...
September 7, 2012 |
DeMatha Catholic High School Principal Dr. Daniel McMahon released a statement on the school's Web site Friday morning in response to a Washington Post story regarding the dismissal of five football players following an incident involving prostitutes on a team trip to North Carolina. "The school stands behind our coach, Elijah Brooks, his staff, the school staff who monitored the trip, and our students," the statement read in part. "The school community is saddened and hurt by the...
December 8, 2011 |
If Centreville High School fans don't want to sit on the hard benches at Friday night football games, no problem. There are blue plastic "contour" seats available through the booster club for a season fee. Should students need to know what to wear to the game — it could be a white-out or blue-out, or even toga or camouflage night — they need only check a Facebook group set up to inform them. If supporters come to the right game, they might get a giveaway flag or towel emblazoned with the...