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Kenner League starts Friday; updated rosters

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Kenner League starts Friday; updated rosters

Time to update the calendar. The Kenner League schedule is out.

The annual summertime basketball league - officially known as Nike Pro-City Jabbo Kenner League - held at McDonough Arena on the campus of Georgetown University tips off Friday. 

Current players from Georgetown, including incoming freshmen, headline the event for the Hoya faithful. Players from George Washington, George Mason and Maryland often participate along with alumni from the various programs plus D.C. area notables along with current professionals.

Click here for the schedule and check back for the rosters, though always take such things with an "expected to play" approach. 

Georgetown provided a breakdown of its players, who will be spread out among seven teams in the 11-team league. 

  • Clyde's - L.J. Peak, coming off winning a gold medal winning performance with Team USA at the U-19 World Championships, teams up with fellow rising sophomore forward Isaac Copeland.
  • A Wash. Associates - Senior guard and leading returning scorer D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera and sophomore forward Paul White.
  • DCX - Junior forward Reggie Cameron and senior center Bradley Hayes.
  • Higher Level - Sophomore guard Tre Campbell and sophomore Trey Mourning.
  • Ohhs and Ahhs - Sophomore transfer Akoy Agau.
  • The Tombs - Here come the new guys. Freshmen center Jessie Govan and forward Kaleb Johnson.
  • Hoop Magic All-Stars - Another freshman forward, Marcus Derrickson, along with junior walk-on Riyan Williams.

George Washington

Clyde’s -Paul Jorgensen and Matt Cimino

DCX - Kevin Larsen and Anthony Swan

On Point - Matt Hart and Jaren Sina

Higher Level -Jordan Roland and Isaiah Armwood (alumnus)

Hoop Magic All Stars - Alex Mitola and Collin Goss

Team Oohhs & Aahhs - Tyler Cavanaugh and Yuta Watanabe

Beyond Belief - Joe McDonald

Quarterfinal games will be played on Saturday, Aug. 1 beginning at 2 p.m. Semifinal games will be played on Sunday, Aug. 2 (2 p.m., 3:20 p.m.) and the championship game will be played on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 3:30 p.m.

All parking for Nike Pro-City Jabbo Kenner League games will be in the Southwest Garage off the Canal Road entrance to the University. 

MORE HOYAS: Hoya, Team USA captures U19 World Championship

2019 College World Series Central: Bracket, favorites, viewing information

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2019 College World Series Central: Bracket, favorites, viewing information

The four matchups in the first round of the College World Series are set after the final two games of the tournament Super Regionals finished on Monday.

Arkansas and Auburn were the last two teams to make the CWS bracket, after each team won the rubber match in its respective Super Regional, scoring 14 runs apiece.

Of the eight teams vying for the prized college baseball title, two (Michigan and Florida State) were amongst the last four teams in the field of 64 to make the tournament. Now, they join some of the other top teams across the country. 

Michigan beat a No. 1 UCLA team 2-1 in the Los Angeles Super Regional, a Bruins team which hadn't lost a series all season. The Wolverines proved they are a force to be reckoned with as they head to their first CWS appearance since 1984.

Like Michigan, Auburn made the CWS for the first time in over 10 years (the Tigers' last CWS appearance was in 1997).

It's the second consecutive year that Mississippi State, Arkansas and Texas Tech have made the final bracket. Last year, Arkansas was the runner-up after losing to Oregon State in the finals. Mississippi State made it to the semifinals before Oregon State defeated the Bulldogs and went on to win the tournament. 

2019 NCAA COLLEGE WORLD SERIES BRACKET & BROADCAST SCHEDULE

Game 8: Vanderbilt vs. Mississippi State, Wed. 6/19 at 2 p.m. ET, ESPN  (postponed due to weather)
Game 9: Texas Tech v. Florida State, Wed. 6/19 at 7 p.m. ET, ESPN
Game 10: Louisville vs. Loser Game 8, Thurs. June 20 at 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Game 11: Michigan vs. Winner Game 9, Fri. June 21 at 2 p.m. ET, ESPN
Game 12: Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 10, Fri. June 21, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN

FINALIZED RESULTS

Game 1: Michigan 5, Texas Tech 3, Sat. 6/15
Game 2: Florida State 1, Arkansas 0, Sat. 6/15 
Game 3:  Vanderbilt 3, Louisville 1 Sun 6/16
Game 4: Mississippi State 5, Auburn 4, Sun. 6/16 
Game 5: Texas Tech 5, Arkansas 4, Mon. 6/17 | Arkansas eliminated
Game 6: Michigan 2, Florida State 0, Mon. 6/17
Game 7: Louisville 5, Auburn 3, Wed. 6/19 | Auburn eliminated
 

FUN FACTS

  • Vandy Rockstar: The Commodores' freshman right-hander Kumar Rocker threw a complete game no-hitter (and 19 Ks) in Game 2 against Duke in the Nashville Super Regional to keep Vanderbilt's championship hopes alive. 
  • Sweeps on Sweeps: Florida State, Louisville and Mississippi State each swept its respective Super Regional. The most notable was the Cardinals' sweep of the East Carolina Pirates, where Louisville outscored ECU 26-1. 
  • No Repeats: Texas Tech defeated the reigning champion Oregon State in the Lubbock Super Regional to ensure there will be a new school crowned champion. 

 

Maryland hosts Notre Dame, Purdue faces Virginia in 2019 Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchups

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Maryland hosts Notre Dame, Purdue faces Virginia in 2019 Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchups

The annual matchup continues and we’ve got big news. For the 21st season, two of the prominent conferences will face off in the 2019 Big Ten/ACC Challenge.   

All 14 Big Ten teams will battle against 14 of the 15 ACC teams, with Virginia Tech the lone school not participating. The Challenge will include a total of 14 games spread across Monday, Dec 2nd - Wednesday, Dec. 4th.  

This year’s Challenge will feature eight first-time meetings in the event: Maryland at Notre Dame, Penn State at Wake Forest, Boston College at Northwestern, Florida State at Indiana, Georgia Tech at Nebraska, Iowa at Syracuse, Louisville at Michigan, Pitt at Rutgers. 

Maryland will host Notre Dame on Wednesday, December 4th. The matchup will be the first meeting between the Terps and the Fighting Irish since the 2013-14 season, before the Terps left the ACC. 

In 2018-19, Maryland finished 23-11 overall, good for fifth in the Big Ten. Notre Dame tied for last place in the ACC, finishing a disappointing 14-19. 

Virginia, the reigning national champions will travel to Indiana to take on Purdue. Virginia and Purdue will battle for the third time in the Challenge and fourth time overall. In the 2000 Challenge between the Cavaliers and the Boilermakers, Virginia won 98-79. A few years later in 2006, Purdue beat Virginia 61-59. 'In the Challenge, UVA has an all-time record of 13-6, including a five-game winning streak. UVA beat former ACC rival Maryland 76-71 in last season’s Challenge. 

The Cavaliers and Boilermakers recently faced off against each other in this year’s Elite Eight game. Virginia defeated Purdue 80-75 in overtime.

The ACC has not lost the Challenge since 2015. 

Tip-off times, networks and more information have not yet been provided.

The 2019 Challenge matchups:

Monday, December 2:

Clemson at Minnesota 

Miami at Illinois

Tuesday, December 3:

Michigan at Louisville 

Iowa at Syracuse 

Rutgers at Pitt

Northwestern at Boston College 

Duke at Michigan State 

Florida State at Indiana 

Wednesday, December 4:

Notre Dame at Maryland 

Virginia at Purdue 

Wisconsin at NC State 

Wake Forest at Penn State 

Nebraska at Georgia Tech 

Ohio State at North Carolina

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