Shannon turns down offer from Maryland

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Former Miami football coach Randy Shannon has turned down an offer to become Maryland's next defensive coordinator, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

Shannon and Maryland had been close to an agreement late last week, but a deal could not be completed. The story was first reported by the Baltimore Sun.

Had he accepted Maryland's offer, Shannon would have stood to lose $1.5 million in a buyout payment from Miami, which fired him after the 2010 season.

Maryland Coach Randy Edsall needs to replace Don Brown, whose departure for Connecticut left the Terrapins without a defensive coordinator Feb. 4, two days after national signing day.

- Steve Yanda

The Virginia women's lacrosse program will retire the No. 1 jersey worn by former player Yeardley Love in a ceremony prior to the Cavaliers' March 6 contest against Penn State.

Love was killed last May during a confrontation in her apartment with former boyfriend George Huguely, who was a member of the Virginia men's lacrosse team. Huguely has been charged with murder and is awaiting trial.

"Yeardley's presence and influence on all of us will be forever cherished," Virginia Coach Julie Myers said.

- Steve Yanda

Georgetown sophomore guard Sugar Rodgers was one of 30 players named to the midseason watch list for the Naismith Award, given to the top player in women's college basketball. Rodgers is averaging 18.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.

- Matt Bonesteel

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