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Marquette hires local

marquette universityA Montgomery County product has been hired by Marquette University.

Former Duke guard and Silver Spring native Tyler Thornton is joining the Marquette men’s basketball program.

The school on Monday announced Thornton was joining the team as a graduate manager. He recently graduated from Duke where he was recruited by former Blue Devils’ assistant and first-year Marquette head coach Steve Wojciechowski.

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Terps arena leaves Comcast (sort of) and joins XFINITY

terps logoThe on-campus College Park arena formerly known as the Comcast Center has been renamed.

The University of Maryland athletics department on Monday announced that the venue will be named the XFINITY Center, effective immediately. The renaming reflects the Xfinity brand’s strong awareness and resonance with consumers.

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Big Train rebounds in CRCBL playoff hunt

david photo - cody brown of the big trainBETHESDA - After an opening round bye, the Bethesda Big Train took on the Alexandria Aces in the second round of the CRCBL playoffs Tuesday night at Povich Field. The Big Train went down early but displayed resilience all night, taking advantage of opportunities on their way to a 5-3 victory.

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Lady Terps hire new coach

terps logoThe University of Maryland women’s basketball program has found a replacement for David Atkins who left after a five-year stint to join the Washington Wizards coaching staff.

Maryland head women’s basketball coach Brenda Frese on Tuesday announced the hiring of assistant coach Shay Robinson.

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With Hugley not at play Q.O. takes title away

basketballhoopsPOTOMAC – For the fourth time in the last eight years the Quince Orchard boys basketball team is king of the summertime court.

Moments after the Cougars captured the inaugural St. Andrew’s Summer League championship with a hard-fought 48-40 victory over Magruder, longtime Colonels’ head coach Dan Harwood offered congratulatory praise to Quince Orchard head coach Paul Foringer’s club.

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Scott named as Terps new softball head coach

terps logoThe University of Maryland has hired a new head coach to lead the Terrapins’ softball program.

Maryland director of athletics Kevin Anderson has announced the hiring of Courtney Scott as head coach.

Scott, a former Maryland assistant in 2009 and 2010, has been part of coaching staffs that have made seven NCAA Tournament appearances in the last eight seasons. She replaces Laura Watten who stepped down in June after nine years at the helm.

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