Rho­den to re­ceive Lacy-Smith honor

Baltimore Sun - - SPORTS -

Wil­liam C. Rho­den, who wrote for The New York Times for 33 years, in­clud­ing the past 26 as “Sports of The Times” colum­nist, be­fore re­tir­ing in July, is the win­ner of the third an­nual Sam Lacy-Wen­dell Smith Award pre­sented by the Shirley Povich Cen­ter for Sports Jour­nal­ism at the Univer­sity of Mary­land’s Philip Mer­rill Col­lege of Jour­nal­ism. The award is given to a jour­nal­ist who has made sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions to racial and gen­der equal­ity in sports. Rho­den, a Mor­gan State alum­nus, later worked for the Bal­ti­more Afro-Amer­i­can, where he was men­tored by Sam Lacy, the news­pa­per’s sports ed­i­tor, and spent three years writ­ing for The Sun. Rho­den will re­ceive the Lacy-Smith award at a lun­cheon Nov. 16. Oth­ers hon­ored will be Jimmy Roberts, Class of 1979, of NBC-TV and the Golf Chan­nel and sports­writer and ed­i­tor Su­san Fornoff ’79, who will re­ceive “Dis­tin­guished Ter­rapin” Awards, and Amer­i­can Sports Net­work com­men­ta­tor Monica McNutt, a 2013 grad­u­ate of the Mer­rill Col­lege mas­ter’s pro­gram, the win­ner of the “Ris­ing Star” award. Spe­cial recog­ni­tion will go to Wil­liam “Brit” Kir­wan, former Univer­sity Sys­tem of Mary­land chan­cel­lor and UM pres­i­dent and Knight Com­mis­sion co-chair­man, and D.C. Sports Com­mis­sion co- chair­man Alan Bubes. Also on Nov. 16, Maury Povich will mod­er­ate the 11th an­nual Shirley Povich Sym­po­sium; the topic will be “The Fu­ture of Sports on Tele­vi­sion.” For de­tails, go to povich­cen­ter.org. WOMEN’S GOLF: An­drea Kraus of Bal­ti­more needed only 27 holes to elim­i­nate two play­ers and reach the quar­ter­fi­nals of the U.S. Se­nior Women’s Am­a­teur championship at Welles­ley (Mass.) Coun­try Club. Against Corey We­worski of Carls­bad, Calif., she led all the way for a 3-and-2 vic­tory, and she never gave Lin Cul­ver of Palm Coast, Fla., a chance, win­ning four of the first five holes and fin­ish­ing with an 8-and-7 tri­umph. Lisa Sch­lesinger of Lay­tonsville also won twice, beat­ing Joann Fer­ri­eri of Lake Worth, Fla., 2 and 1, and Stacey Ca­mara of Wind­sor, Calif., 2 and 1. BASE­BALL: The Los Angeles Dodgers des­ig­nated former Ori­oles right-handed pitcher Bud Nor­ris (6-10, 5.10 ERA) for as­sign­ment. ... The Mi­ami Marlins re­in­stated former Ori­oles left­handed pitcher Wei-Yin Chen from the 15-day dis­abled list. ... The Chicago Cubs will ac­ti­vate former Ori­oles right-handed reliever Pe­dro Strop from the DL on Fri­day and plan to get him work that night; he has re­cov­ered from knee and groin in­juries. MEN’S COL­LEGE SOC­CER: Un­beaten through seven matches and atop the Big Ten Con­fer­ence, Mary­land has climbed to No. 1 in the Na­tional Soc­cer Coaches As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica coaches’ poll. The Terps (5-0-2) leaped three slots after they de­feated Penn State in over­time and the three teams ahead of them in the poll lost or tied. Syra­cuse (7-0-0) is No. 2. Mary­land will host No. 22 Michi­gan State (5-1-0) in a league match Fri­day night. The Terps are 2-0-1 in the con­fer­ence, and the Spar­tans are 2-0-0. COL­LEGE FOOT­BALL: Sal­is­bury moved up to No. 15 in the D3­foot­ball.com Top 25 poll. Johns Hop­kins stayed at No. 11. ... Bethany Col­lege fresh­man run­ning back Raek­won Wright (Pat­ter­son) was named East Coast Ath­letic Con­fer­ence Divi­son III South Rookie of the Week. MEN’S COL­LEGE LACROSSE: Ohio State named Travis Crane a vol­un­teer as­sis­tant coach; the Eastern Tech alum­nus who played at CCBC-Essex, UMBC and Penn State spent the past three years coach­ing at Calvert Hall and as di­rec­tor of op­er­a­tions for FCA Mary­land. COL­LEGE FIELD HOCKEY: Sopho­more goal­keeper Sarah Hol­l­i­day of Clarksville was named Big Ten De­fen­sive Player of the Week. —

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