Mike Klingaman

Writer

A sports enterprise reporter for The Baltimore Sun, Mike Klingaman writes human-interest stories, historical profiles and a weekly retrospective called “The Sun Remembers.” He won the 1995 Associated Press Sports Editors feature writing award for a piece on Cal Ripken Jr. and was one of three finalists for the 1985 Pulitzer Prize in Specialized Reporting. A native of Catonsville, he is an avid, if oft-frustrated gardener who, for 10 years, wrote a nationally-syndicated column, "The Real Dirt."

Recent Articles

  • Morgan State football falls to Albany, 26-0

    Morgan State football falls to Albany, 26-0

    It had been 27 years since Morgan State football lost two straight shutouts, but the Bears matched that feat Saturday, falling to Albany, 26-0, in their home opener at Hughes Stadium. Last week, Morgan State lost, 10-0, at Towson. The last time the Bears (0-2) were blanked in successive games was...

  • Morgan State hosts Albany in football with both teams seeking first victory

    Morgan State hosts Albany in football with both teams seeking first victory

    ALBANY (0-1) @ MORGAN STATE (0-1) When: Saturday, 1 p.m. Site: Hughes Stadium Radio: 88.9 FM Series: First meeting What’s at stake: It’s the second of three straight nonleague games for the Bears, who would like to iron out the kinks — and there are plenty — before starting Mid-Eastern Athletic...

  • Catching up with ... former Colts quarterback Greg Landry

    Catching up with ... former Colts quarterback Greg Landry

    He arrived in Baltimore in 1979, a graying quarterback with scarred knees and muted expectations. A second-stringer, the Colts’ Greg Landry would be. So what happened? Starter Bert Jones got hurt, Landry took the reins and the man his teammates called “Pops” passed for nearly 3,000 yards and 15...

  • Orioles were minor-league juggernaut in days of yore

    Orioles were minor-league juggernaut in days of yore

    “O’s Clinch Pennant,” The Sun trumpeted on Sept. 8, 1919. That headline would be repeated each season for some time to come. Ninety-eight years ago Friday, the Orioles won the International League flag and began a streak for the ages: seven consecutive championships that earned them fame as one...

  • Bobby Boyd, All-Pro Colts cornerback in the 1960s, dies at 79

    Bobby Boyd, All-Pro Colts cornerback in the 1960s, dies at 79

    He was short, bald and not that fast. Looks be damned. Bobby Boyd, who intercepted 57 passes in his nine years in Baltimore, was probably the best cornerback the Colts ever had, teammates said. “Bobby was a very smart player who knew the receivers’ moves before they even made them. The little son...

  • The Sun Remembers: Sept. 3-9

    The Sun Remembers: Sept. 3-9

    Sept. 6, 1998: “Our fans deserve better,” linebacker Ray Lewis says after the Ravens lose, 20-13, to the Pittsburgh Steelers before an announced 68,847 in the first regular-season game played in the $223 million Ravens Stadium. Baltimore scores its first touchdown with less than three minutes remaining....

  • Morgan State, Towson open football season with first meeting since 2011

    Morgan State, Towson open football season with first meeting since 2011

    MORGAN STATE (0-0) @ TOWSON (0-0) When: Saturday, 6 p.m. Site: Johnny Unitas Stadium TV: ESPN3 Radio: 1300 AM, 88.9 FM Series: Towson leads, 17-6 What’s at stake: Bragging rights for Baltimore. Towson holds a commanding lead in this series, which began in 1979. But 10 of those games have been decided...

  • Highlights of the Morgan State-Towson football rivalry through the years

    Highlights of the Morgan State-Towson football rivalry through the years

    In an intracity football rivalry spanning five decades, Morgan State and Towson square off Saturday for the 24th time — and the first since 2011. Ten of those games, including three of the past four, were decided by seven points or fewer, and one went to overtime. Towson leads the series, 17-6....

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