Just when you thought the men's basketball roster might be set after a recentwave of outgoing transfers and incoming recruits, the University of Maryland goes ahead and adds a long range shooter. After playing at Albany, Logan Aronhalt will bring his backcourt skills to College Park, according to reports. Under the graduate transfer rule, the 6-foot-3 transfer will be eligible to play immediately.Last season Aronhalt averaged 13.8 points and shot 35.5 percent from beyond the arc. He scored 13 pointsagainst Maryland on December 28 in the Terps 83-72 win over the Great Danes.During the2010-11 campaign, the off-guard averaged a career-best 14.6 points and 4.7 rebounds.The recent Albany graduate redshirted as afreshman, thus allowing himto transfer under the much-discussed rule (orloophole, depending on one's take).InsideMDSports.com first reported the news.Terrell Stoglin and Mychal Parker left the program last month. Both players were facing a one year suspension for violating the universitys student-athlete code of conduct. Stoglin announced he is forgoing his collegiate eligibility and is entering the NBA draft.Forward Ashton Pankey announced this week he intends on transferring to a program closer to his New York City home.Aronhalt offers Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon a neededexperienced option in the backcourt. Junior Pe'Shon Howard is recovering froma torn ACL suffered in February. Rising sophomore Nick Faust, who spent time at both guard spots last season,likely inherits one starting slot. Incoming freshmen Seth Allen and Sam Cassell Jr. offer additional depth. Turgeon's incoming recruiting class is a six-membergroup with four frontcourt options, including post player Shaquille Cleare and stretch power forward Jake Layman.Former Michigan sophomore forward Evan Smotrycz, a spot starter on the Wolverines' NCAA tournament team last season,is another transfer joining the program. He must sit out next season and then will be eligible for the 2013-14 campaign.
The Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) has a long history of football excellence, and the 2018 championship game was no exception.
No. 2 Gonzaga College High School defeated No. 1 DeMatha Catholic High School, 46-43, in the title game at Catholic University of America on Sunday night thanks to three lead changes in the final 60 seconds and a game-winning Hail Mary.
After allowing DeMatha to race out to a 20-point lead, the Purple Eagles scored in the second quarter on a one-yard rushing touchdown. Dean Engram, son of Baltimore Ravens’ WR coach Bobby Engram, caught a 35-yard pass to score again for Gonzaga, closing the deficit to just six at 20-14. DeMatha rushed in another touchdown and intercepted Gonzaga’s next pass before entering the half at 26-14.
Both powerhouses scored a touchdown in the third, leaving the teams to fight until the very end of the fourth quarter in order determine the 2018 championship. That's when things got extra weird.
With 39 seconds left, Gonzaga's Sam Sweeney caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Caleb Williams to give the Eagles a 40-36 lead.
But on the ensuing kickoff DeMatha senior Dominic Logan-Nealy returned the kick to the end zone, giving DeMatha a 43-40 lead with just 15 seconds left.
Gonzaga would get another crack at the title, and they did not let it go to waste. Williams hurled a desperation pass to the end zone with no time remaining. Eagles' receiver John Marshall got his hands on the pass and snagged the game-winning touchdown catch to give Gonzaga the stunning 46-43 win.
Gonzaga wins on a Hail Mary. pic.twitter.com/NYMBC9f8b9— BrianDohn247 (@BrianDohn247) November 19, 2018
The winners immediately rushed to celebrate with their student section, but the protective fencing separating the two was ultimately torn down.
uhhh the fence in front of the Gonzaga student section at Catholic University didn’t make it. pic.twitter.com/SUKBodnGlv— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) November 19, 2018
The WCAC champions end the year 9-3. Head Coach Randy Trivers emotionally addressed his troops after their battle, reminding them that Gonzaga won their first title on Catholic University of America’s field:
DeMatha ended its season 8-3.
The game made national news, with Good Morning America featuring the final 30-seconds of the game Monday morning.
The Virginia Cavaliers football team is coming off a 21-pt victory last week and has won four of their last five games, yet is an underdog on the road against Georgia Tech.
UVA, at 4-2 (7-3 overall), is trying to stay alive in the ACC Coastal, led by the Pitt Panthers entering Saturday's action. Georgia Tech is also coming into the game on a hot streak, having won five of its last six matchups.
The Yellow Jackets are two games behind Pitt in the loss column, sitting at 4-3 in ACC play, and will finish up their regular season next week at 5th-ranked Georgia. UVA will wrap up on the road as well, facing in-state rival Virginia Tech.
Georgia Tech is favored over UVA by 4.5 points. Here's how to watch.
UVA CAVALIERS vs. GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS: HOW TO WATCH
What: University of Virginia Cavaliers vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Where: Bobby Dodd Stadium at Grant Field, located in Atlanta, GA.
When: Saturday, November 17 at 3:30 p.m. EST
TV Channel: The Virginia Cavaliers vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington. (NBC Sports Washington channel Finder)