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Baltimore area's 2014 FBS players

11:11 AM EDT, August 22, 2014

Baltimore area's 2014 FBS players

Baltimore high school football fans will have no shortage of former players to follow this college season.

Baltimore's Division I men's college basketball players for 2013-14

11:28 AM EDT, October 31, 2013

Baltimore's Division I men's college basketball players for 2013-14

Baltimore basketball fans will have plenty of local Division I college players to track when the season tips off next week.

Baltimore area's 2013 FBS players

9:28 AM EDT, August 28, 2013

Baltimore area's 2013 FBS players

The Baltimore area will be well-represented during this college football season.

John Carroll guard Rodney Elliott commits to UMBC

6:03 PM EDT, April 9, 2013

John Carroll guard Rodney Elliott commits to UMBC

John Carroll point guard Rodney Elliott has spent the past four years starring against local competition. For the next four years, the Baltimore Sun first-team All-Metro selection will stay close to home and attempt to do the same in the America East.

Edmondson grad Carroll Washington realizes football dream, signs with Arkansas

2:38 PM EST, December 19, 2012

Edmondson grad Carroll Washington realizes football dream, signs with Arkansas

The whispers reached Carroll Washington III like a game of telephone. Some said the Edmondson grad had gone to trade school. Another rumor placed him at a Division II university in Pennsylvania.

River Hill graduate returns to Comcast Center confident, experienced

6:50 PM EST, December 20, 2012

River Hill graduate returns to Comcast Center confident, experienced

Tommy Brenton acknowledges he felt nervous the last time he took the floor at Comcast Center. It was the spring of 2007, and the senior forward had led his River Hill basketball team to the Class 3A state championship game.

Mount St. Mary's faces LIU-Brooklyn with NCAA tournament bid at stake

6:54 PM EDT, March 11, 2013

Mount St. Mary's faces LIU-Brooklyn with NCAA tournament bid at stake

Mount St. Mary's certainly looked the part of a rebuilding program as it limped to a 2-6 start in Northeast Conference play this year.

Bilal Dixon's faith in Pat Skerry has paid off for Towson

6:52 PM EST, February 28, 2013

Bilal Dixon's faith in Pat Skerry has paid off for Towson

When the Providence coaching staff decided last spring that Bilal Dixon didn't fit into its plans for the 2012-13 season, the 6-foot-9, 245-pound center quickly thought of one guy he'd like to play for in his last year of eligibility.

For Mount and Loyola, hoops rivalry has special meaning

5:37 PM EST, December 14, 2012

For Mount and Loyola, hoops rivalry has special meaning

When Jimmy Patsos goes to Loyola alumni functions, former basketball players "can't wait" to tell him about their battles against Mount St. Mary's. When Jamion Christian played for the Mountaineers under Jim Phelan, the legendary coach was "always juiced to play" the Greyhounds.

The Sweet 16: Ranking Baltimore's best Division I college basketball players

9:26 AM EST, November 15, 2012

The Sweet 16: Ranking Baltimore's best Division I college basketball players

For the second straight year, The Baltimore Sun has counted down the best returning Division I college basketball players from this area. Players were chosen based on previous college accomplishments and projections for the 2012-13 season. College coaches, sports information directors, writers and others were consulted in compiling this list

Recruiting analysts weigh in on Maryland's 2013 football recruiting class

1:00 PM EST, February 5, 2013

Recruiting analysts weigh in on Maryland's 2013 football recruiting class

There will be no mistaking Maryland's 2013 football recruiting class with a 2012 group that was highlighted by five-star receiver Stefon Diggs and four-star running back Wes Brown. Star power like that doesn't pass through College Park every year.

February 14, 2012

2 Terps walk-ons looking to show 'upside'

Kyle Schmitt knows a thing or two about Division I walk-ons.

Baltimore's Division I hoops players for 2012-13

1:43 PM EST, November 14, 2012

Baltimore's Division I hoops players for 2012-13

There will be plenty of local Division I men's college basketball players to follow when the 2012-13 season tips off Friday. By my count, 83 players from the Baltimore area are on DI rosters this year.

Baltimore-area players in the NCAA tournament

8:27 PM EDT, March 11, 2012

Baltimore-area players in the NCAA tournament

Sixteen Baltimore-area players will participate in the NCAA  men's basketball tournament. Check out the list below.

November 9, 2011

The Sweet 16: Baltimore's best college basketball players

16. Dylon Cormier, Loyola

Baltimore area's 2012 FBS players

8:40 AM EDT, August 29, 2012

Baltimore area's 2012 FBS players

During the 2011 college football season, 79 players from the Baltimore area suited up for Football Bowl Subdivision programs. This year, that number will increase by 10.

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Tim Smith is the fine arts critic for The Baltimore Sun, covering classical music, theater and visual arts. Before starting at The Sun in 2000, Smith was classical music critic for the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida, where he also contributed to NPR. He's written for the New York Times, BBC Music Magazine and other publications, and he's a longtime contributor to Opera News. His book, The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music (Perigee, 2002), can be found on the most discerning remainder racks.

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