Jeff Barker

Writer

Jeff Barker writes about sports business and issues, casino gambling and, occasionally, politics. Since joining The Sun from the Arizona Republic’s Washington bureau in 2000, he has covered state politics, congressional steroids hearings, the Beltway sniper attacks and Terps basketball and football. He could never decide if he should cover news or sports, so he did both and enjoys writing hybrids of the two.

Recent Articles

  • Ravens launch Apple TV app

    Ravens launch Apple TV app

    The Ravens launched the team’s exclusive programming — including “Ravens Report” and “Ravens Wired” — on a new platform: Apple TV. The club announced Monday that it is one of the first NFL teams to launch an app on Apple TV, the set-top box that streams video. The free app was launched in partnership...

  • Stephen Curry says Durant’s Under Armour assessment ‘does not ring true’

    Stephen Curry says Durant’s Under Armour assessment ‘does not ring true’

    Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant are on the same team — the Golden State Warriors — but they represent rival brands. Curry is Under Armour’s top basketball ambassador. Durant is among Nike’s best-known representatives. Their opposing brand alignments became a media topic when Durant last month said...

  • Under Armour launching new #WEWILL campaign aimed at aiding city

    Under Armour launching new #WEWILL campaign aimed at aiding city

    Under Armour’s new #WEWILL marketing campaign will include the launch of a local effort to more deeply engage with Baltimore by encouraging and soliciting volunteerism, honoring local “heroes” and better promoting its own efforts to improve its home city. The #WEWILL initiative is a variation of...

  • Group aims to help Baltimore fill youth recreation gaps

    Group aims to help Baltimore fill youth recreation gaps

    WASHINGTON — Youth participation in team sports is declining as kids spend more time on their electronic gadgets, says an educational group that wants to use Baltimore as a model for improving recreational opportunities for kids. The Aspen Institute released data Wednesday showing that 36.9 percent...

  • MGM National Harbor grows market as revenues drop at Live and Horseshoe

    MGM National Harbor grows market as revenues drop at Live and Horseshoe

    Nine-month-old MGM National Harbor continued to grow the state’s casino market in August while also taking away business from some of its largest Maryland competitors. Topping $50 million in monthly revenue for the fifth time in August, MGM National Harbor’s $52.8 million was more than any of the...

  • Under Armour partners with Johns Hopkins, furthering ties to local schools

    Under Armour partners with Johns Hopkins, furthering ties to local schools

    Under Armour has signed a deal with Johns Hopkins University to outfit all of the university’s athletic teams, including the nationally prominent men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. The multi-year deal cements the apparel and footwear company’s local connections. The Baltimore brand already has partnerships...

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