Lorenzo Taliaferro, a Bruton High graduate who earned FCS All-America honors as a Coastal Carolina running back, was invited to play in the Senior Bowl Jan. 25 in Mobile, Ala. . ...
David Corley, William and Mary’s wide receivers coach, is a possibility to fill a job coaching running backs at Toledo, a member of the FBS Mid-American Conference, a source told CoachingSearch.com. Corley is a former W&M standout quarterback. ...
Chicago Bears wide receivers coach Mike Groh, a former quarterback and assistant coach at Virginia, is among the candidates for the offensive coordinator job with the Texas Longhorns, coachingsearch.com reported. ...
Former Georgia Tech starting quarterback Vad Lee announced via Twitter that he intends to transfer to James Madison, where he could compete with Michael Birdsong for the starting job, the Daily News-Record of Harrisonburg reported.
Birdsong’s backups last season were walk-on freshmen Dan Schiele from Tabb High and Alex Girvan from Christchurch. ...
Virginia Tech offensive line coach Jeff Grimes reportedly is under consideration for the same job at LSU.
Four 2014 inductees were named to the Christopher Newport Athletic Hall of Fame: Brittany Collins (volleyball), Tia Johnson (basketball), Jacque Mayer (field hockey) and Kenny Moreland (baseball).
They will be honored at halftime of the Captains' 4 p.m. men's basketball game against Penn State-Harrisburg Feb. 15 at the Freeman Center.
Collins, a setter, was CNU's first volleyball All-American, twice earning honorable mention, and twice was the USA South conference Player of the Year.
Johnson is still CNU's second all-time leading rebounder with 1,039. She graduated as the fourth all-time leading shot blocker and now ranks sixth with 112.
Mayer was CNU's first field hockey player to be named All-American twice, earning second-team honors as a junior and first-team as a senior. She was the 2007 state Player of the Year.
Moreland was 35-9 with a 2.25 earned-run average as a CNU pitcher. He was named to D3baseball.com's All-Decade Team.
William and Mary sophomore Billy Russell of Newport News was named the Colonial Athletic Association Swimmer of the Week for the second time this season.
William and Mary earned 5-2 victories over Norfolk State and Campbell at McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center to start the Tribe’s dual-match season.
The matches were played under an experimental shortened format that will be used in the early part of the Division I season.
Against NSU, the Tribe won a set at Nos. 2 and 3 to take the doubles point, then prevailed in singles behind wins by No. 5 John Banks, No. 4 Damon Niquet, No. 3 Aaron Chaffee and No. 1 Ben Hoogland.
Chaffee’s victory, 6-5, 6-2 — in which a tiebreak was played at 5-all in the first set — illustrated the experimental rules, which also included no warmup between opponents.
NSU’s victories, both in match tiebreaks contested instead of full third sets, came from No. 6 Daniel Grauel and No. 2 Robin Riethmueller.
NSU played in team shirts with patches representing the flag of each man’s country — Germany (the home of both winning Spartans), Belarus, Brazil, Sweden and England.
Against Campbell, wins by the tandems of Chaffee-Will Juggins and Banks-Hoogland gave the Tribe the doubles point.
No. 1 Hoogland, No. 2 Ben Guthrie, No. 5 Niquet and No. 6 Banks earned triumphs for the Tribe. Hoogland and Banks each went 4-0 for hte day.