Recent stories by Childs Walker

Michael Phelps looks to regain winning form at Pan Pacific Championships

8:25 AM EDT, August 20, 2014

Michael Phelps looks to regain winning form at Pan Pacific Championships

It's not the Olympics or world championships, but Michael Phelps would like to regain his winning form against world-class competition, and he'll have that chance this week in Australia at the Pan Pacific Championships.

NFL unveils stiffer penalties for domestic violence; Ravens partner with House of Ruth

8:28 PM EDT, August 28, 2014

NFL unveils stiffer penalties for domestic violence; Ravens partner with House of Ruth

A month after suspending Ravens running back Ray Rice two games for domestic violence, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged he "didn't get it right" and announced significantly harsher penalties for players who commit abuse or sexual assault, including possible lifetime bans for second offenders.

NFL considering tougher penalties for players who commit acts of domestic violence

6:31 PM EDT, August 14, 2014

NFL considering tougher penalties for players who commit acts of domestic violence

The NFL is considering tougher penalties for players who commit acts of domestic violence as the league continues to deal with sharp backlash for its two-game suspension of Ravens running back Ray Rice.

After struggles at national championships, Michael Phelps looks ahead

10:16 PM EDT, August 10, 2014

After struggles at national championships, Michael Phelps looks ahead

IRVINE, Calif. — If this year's Phillips 66 National Championships hold any enduring place in Michael Phelps' mind, he might remember them as a needed, albeit painful, slug of reality.

Bel Air's Chase Kalisz wants to cradle gold in his 'baby,' the 400 IM

3:29 PM EDT, August 7, 2014

Bel Air's Chase Kalisz wants to cradle gold in his 'baby,' the 400 IM

Swimmers describe the race as a snarling beast that will rob them of the energy needed for other endeavors. The greatest of all time, Michael Phelps, says he'll never swim it again. Too painful.

After sixth-place finish in 100 backstroke, disappointed Michael Phelps vents: 'I hate this'

11:51 PM EDT, August 9, 2014

After sixth-place finish in 100 backstroke, disappointed Michael Phelps vents: 'I hate this'

IRVINE, Calif. — As he moves forward with his comeback, Michael Phelps can't always measure his progress the way he used to: in victories.

Michael Phelps to test comeback form this week at U.S. Nationals

6:33 PM EDT, August 5, 2014

Michael Phelps to test comeback form this week at U.S. Nationals

IRVINE, Calif. — Though he has swum four meets since his return to competition, Michael Phelps will gain a truer gauge of his form this week at U.S. Nationals.

After a tumultuous year, red-hot Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz has never been happier

9:53 AM EDT, July 12, 2014

After a tumultuous year, red-hot Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz has never been happier

Nelson Cruz presents a deep rooting dilemma for the modern baseball fan.

Redskins name controversy heats up with federal cancellation of trademark

5:58 PM EDT, June 18, 2014

Redskins name controversy heats up with federal cancellation of trademark

Though the Washington Redskins have faced down past legal challenges to their controversial name, the NFL team's defiant battle took a new twist Wednesday against a backdrop of growing political opposition.

Maryland set to enter 'a new world' in the Big Ten Conference

2:36 PM EDT, June 28, 2014

Maryland set to enter 'a new world' in the Big Ten Conference

Goodbye, Blue Devils, Cavaliers and Tar Heels. Farewell to Duke's venerable Cameron Indoor Stadium, to the 85-year football rivalry with Virginia and to myriad trips to destinations characterized by sweet tea and Southern drawls.

Steve Coburn, California Chrome's co-owner, stands by comments about Triple Crown

6:52 PM EDT, June 8, 2014

Steve Coburn, California Chrome's co-owner, stands by comments about Triple Crown

ELMONT, N.Y. — As California Chrome began his recovery from a foot injury that might have contributed to his flat performance in the Belmont Stakes, his co-owner, Steve Coburn, stood by harsh comments about owners and trainers who run fresh horses in the third leg of the Triple Crown.

28-1 long shot Commissioner comes up just short in Belmont

9:14 PM EDT, June 7, 2014

28-1 long shot Commissioner comes up just short in Belmont

Commissioner nearly became the latest long shot to win the Belmont Stakes, losing to Tonalist in a photo finish as a 28-1 shot Saturday.

California Chrome's underdog background has made him a favorite

8:05 AM EDT, June 7, 2014

California Chrome's underdog background has made him a favorite

ELMONT, N.Y. — There's an old saying in horse racing that all men are equal on the turf and under it.

Triple Crown would be historic, but that doesn't mean it would change the sport

5:10 PM EDT, June 6, 2014

Triple Crown would be historic, but that doesn't mean it would change the sport

ELMONT, N.Y. — For months now, California Chrome has carried the outlandish dreams of his little-guy owners and his unsung trainer every time he's roared around another racetrack.

Tonalist owner Robert Evans cherishes Belmont Stakes opportunity

2:43 PM EDT, June 6, 2014

Tonalist owner Robert Evans cherishes Belmont Stakes opportunity

ELMONT, N.Y. — Robert Evans laughed when asked if Tonalist, his Belmont Stakes contender, has been a pleasant surprise.

Challengers envision scenario in which they could defeat California Chrome

2:20 PM EDT, June 5, 2014

Challengers envision scenario in which they could defeat California Chrome

ELMONT, N.Y. — Billy Gowan has a vision in his mind's eye of how Saturday's Belmont Stakes might unfold.

Belmont Park can intimidate trainers and jockeys, not to mention horses

1:20 PM EDT, June 5, 2014

Belmont Park can intimidate trainers and jockeys, not to mention horses

ELMONT, N.Y. — It's hard to convey how massive Belmont Park looks from the ground, with a grandstand capable of holding more than 100,000 spectators and a track that seems to bend on forever around an infield of open grass and ponds.

California Chrome faces significant obstacles in quest for Triple Crown

3:41 PM EDT, May 31, 2014

California Chrome faces significant obstacles in quest for Triple Crown

"Since Affirmed in 1978" — it has to be the most overused phrase in thoroughbred racing.

Social Inclusion out of Belmont Stakes because of issues with starting gate

3:34 PM EDT, June 4, 2014

Social Inclusion out of Belmont Stakes because of issues with starting gate

ELMONT, N.Y. — After another difficult morning working in the starting gate, third-place Preakness finisher Social Inclusion will not run in Saturday's Belmont Stakes.

NCAA hoping for larger crowds as men's lacrosse Final Four returns to Baltimore

6:58 PM EDT, May 22, 2014

NCAA hoping for larger crowds as men's lacrosse Final Four returns to Baltimore

On Memorial Day 2007, the possibilities for lacrosse seemed limitless.

California Chrome wins Preakness to keep Triple Crown hope alive

9:18 PM EDT, May 17, 2014

California Chrome wins Preakness to keep Triple Crown hope alive

A half mile into Saturday's Preakness Stakes, Victor Espinoza had to make a decision.

Graham Motion's Ring Weekend carries mixed resume into Preakness

2:13 PM EDT, May 16, 2014

PREAKNESS 2014

Graham Motion's Ring Weekend carries mixed resume into Preakness

For the longest time, Graham Motion couldn't figure out what he had in Ring Weekend.

All eyes are on California Chrome, but there's no such thing as a sure thing in horse racing

7:45 AM EDT, May 16, 2014

PREAKNESS 2014

All eyes are on California Chrome, but there's no such thing as a sure thing in horse racing

Confidence ran high in the Kentucky Derby champion.

Dynamic Impact won't be daunted by No. 1 post position in Preakness

3:57 PM EDT, May 15, 2014

PREAKNESS 2014

Dynamic Impact won't be daunted by No. 1 post position in Preakness

Dynamic Impact's connections weren't sure what they had entering the April 19 Illinois Derby. The colt had flashed plenty of talent, but his performance in the afternoon never seemed to match his workouts in the morning.

Five storylines to watch for 2014 Preakness Stakes

2:43 PM EDT, May 10, 2014

PREAKNESS 2014

Five storylines to watch for 2014 Preakness Stakes

California Chrome did what he was supposed to do at the Kentucky Derby, running the exact race his trainer and jockey envisioned as other contenders found trouble around him.

Maryland racing industry embraces new optimism as Preakness approaches

12:57 PM EDT, May 10, 2014

PREAKNESS 2014

Maryland racing industry embraces new optimism as Preakness approaches

It's hard to overstate how bleak an outlook Maryland thoroughbred racing faced as recently as four years ago.

Untapable wins Kentucky Oaks with Napravnik at helm

7:58 PM EDT, May 2, 2014

Untapable wins Kentucky Oaks with Napravnik at helm

LOUISVILLE, KY. -- Heavy favorite Untapable blazed to victory in the Kentucky Oaks Friday, a triumph for jockey Rosie Napravnik and controversial trainer Steve Asmussen.

Wicked Strong carries Boston hope -- and a New York storyline, too

4:28 PM EDT, May 1, 2014

Wicked Strong carries Boston hope -- and a New York storyline, too

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Boston-to-his-core horse owner did a slight double take when he saw a New York Giants cap in the same frame as his Kentucky Derby contender.

Trainer Mike Maker has three shots at a Kentucky Derby win on home turf

4:46 PM EDT, April 30, 2014

KENTUCKY DERBY NOTES

Trainer Mike Maker has three shots at a Kentucky Derby win on home turf

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Though he's rarely mentioned with thoroughbred racing's most glamorous trainers, softspoken Mike Maker could have as big a say as anyone in determining the winner of Saturday's Kentucky Derby.

 'Chrome' shines as Kentucky Derby favorite

2:49 AM EDT, April 27, 2014

'Chrome' shines as Kentucky Derby favorite

When Orb got trapped along the rail and failed to make a charge in last year's Preakness, the racing world's dreams of a new Triple Crown winner faded for a 35th straight year.

Michael Phelps to continue comeback in Charlotte Grand Prix

2:12 PM EDT, May 6, 2014

Michael Phelps to continue comeback in Charlotte Grand Prix

Michael Phelps is expected to continue his return to competitive swimming at the Arena Grand Prix at Charlotte May 15-18, USA Swimming announced Tuesday.

Ryan Flaherty, Jonathan Schoop fill in nicely for Orioles

8:31 PM EDT, March 31, 2014

Ryan Flaherty, Jonathan Schoop fill in nicely for Orioles

Manny Machado heard the familiar roars Monday as he jogged out to accept his 2013 Gold Glove in front of the Opening Day crowd at Camden Yards.

California Chrome and his team took unlikely path to become Kentucky Derby favorites

4:01 PM EDT, May 2, 2014

California Chrome and his team took unlikely path to become Kentucky Derby favorites

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Steve Coburn proudly calls himself a working man, and he'll tell you upfront that he was insulted when a rich stable owner offered him millions of dollars for the racehorse who'd eaten cookies from his hand as a gangly 3-month-old.

Thoroughbred racing resumes at Pimlico on Thursday

4:38 PM EDT, April 2, 2014

Thoroughbred racing resumes at Pimlico on Thursday

Thoroughbred racing will resume at Pimlico Race Course on Thursday afternoon with a nine-race card to kick off the track's 35-day spring meeting.

Michael Phelps' return to competition could open the door to much more

8:08 PM EDT, April 25, 2014

Michael Phelps' return to competition could open the door to much more

MESA, Ariz. — Michael Phelps ended the first meet of his comeback on an odd note Friday, using his butterfly stroke to swim a 50-meter freestyle race that's never been part of his repertoire.

After a rollercoaster offseason, Orioles fans optimistic about 2014

10:44 AM EDT, March 30, 2014

After a rollercoaster offseason, Orioles fans optimistic about 2014

Pat Prada was fed up, mad enough to protest the only way he could — with his wallet.

Orioles in win-now mode for 2014 as Davis, Wieters, Hardy near free agency

2:23 PM EDT, March 29, 2014

Orioles in win-now mode for 2014 as Davis, Wieters, Hardy near free agency

Leave it to Adam Jones to cut past any bromides about staying in the moment.

Possible reasons abound for Michael Phelps' return to swimming

7:44 PM EDT, April 22, 2014

Possible reasons abound for Michael Phelps' return to swimming

For almost a year, the question was "if" Michael Phelps would return to competitive swimming.

Frese balances family and basketball as she steers Terps back to Final Four

1:46 PM EDT, April 5, 2014

Frese balances family and basketball as she steers Terps back to Final Four

COLLEGE PARK — Brenda Frese will be the first to tell you she sometimes trampled through life, so intent on the goals ahead that she didn't necessarily worry about the bruised feelings left in her wake.

Paralympic star Tatyana McFadden enjoyed competition, family in Sochi

4:22 PM EDT, March 18, 2014

Paralympic star Tatyana McFadden enjoyed competition, family in Sochi

Tatyana McFadden tried to maintain realistic expectations.

Mount 'Mayhem' ready to put its stamp on March Madness

6:10 PM EDT, March 17, 2014

Mount 'Mayhem' ready to put its stamp on March Madness

EMMITSBURG — If you like your March Madness stories improbable, this is the team for you.

Michael Phelps could return to competitive swimming in next few months, coach says

6:31 PM EDT, March 25, 2014

Michael Phelps could return to competitive swimming in next few months, coach says

Michael Phelps' comeback inched closer to reality Tuesday when his longtime coach said the record-setting Olympian could swim in a meet “sometime soon.”

Shy off the court, Alyssa Thomas dominates on it as leader of Maryland women

4:10 PM EST, January 26, 2014

Shy off the court, Alyssa Thomas dominates on it as leader of Maryland women

COLLEGE PARK — Tina Klotzbeecher-Thomas practically had to shove a basketball into the hands of her young daughter, Alyssa.

Paralympic superstar Tatyana McFadden takes on a new challenge at winter games in Sochi

6:32 PM EST, March 1, 2014

Paralympic superstar Tatyana McFadden takes on a new challenge at winter games in Sochi

You start with a little girl, dropped in an orphanage and afflicted with a spinal condition that has paralyzed her below the belly button. She's cared for, yes, but none of the well-meaning adults look at this child, scooting around the facility on her hands, and imagine a future ripe with possibility.

NFL prospect's announcement has some gay athletes of earlier days marveling at widespread support

12:26 AM EST, February 11, 2014

NFL prospect's announcement has some gay athletes of earlier days marveling at widespread support

As a Maryland football player, Akil Patterson felt pangs of disappointment every time he typed the words "gay athlete" into an online search engine, hoping against hope to find someone else like him.

Loyola's SJ Tuohy enjoying life after 'The Blind Side'

6:32 PM EST, December 28, 2013

Loyola's SJ Tuohy enjoying life after 'The Blind Side'

Here's a greatly abridged list of facts that set Sean Tuohy Jr. apart from your average reserve on a mid-major college basketball team:

Baltimore Blast owner Ed Hale pushing for merger of indoor soccer leagues

4:42 PM EST, February 19, 2014

Baltimore Blast owner Ed Hale pushing for merger of indoor soccer leagues

After years of growing exasperation with the uncertain make-up of the Major Indoor Soccer League, Baltimore Blast owner Ed Hale is pushing hard for a merger with the 20-team Professional Arena Soccer League, based largely in the western half of the country.

Ripken Foundation rapidly expands effort to build fields in economically distressed cities

7:01 PM EST, December 17, 2013

Ripken Foundation rapidly expands effort to build fields in economically distressed cities

Until his family's foundation started building youth athletic fields in economically distressed areas around the country, Cal Ripken Jr. had no idea just how many kids needed a place to play.

Passionate Pat Skerry looks to complete Towson turnaround with NCAA berth

11:22 PM EST, March 7, 2014

Passionate Pat Skerry looks to complete Towson turnaround with NCAA berth

Pat Skerry has spent the past 30 minutes pacing the perimeter of the court, tossing out gentle pointers in his New England-inflected patter.

Ray Rice faces questions as fallout from alleged assault continues

3:55 PM EST, February 22, 2014

Ray Rice faces questions as fallout from alleged assault continues

Lila Shapiro-Cyr had never felt even a tinge of misgiving about the Ray Rice poster behind the fish tank in her boys’ room, about the No. 27 Ravens jersey her 9-year-old loved to wear during football season.

'There's still the soccer team at Towson' — it just doesn't play any games

5:22 PM EST, November 23, 2013

'There's still the soccer team at Towson' — it just doesn't play any games

To the vast majority of the world, it was just another intramural soccer game, played on a Friday afternoon before a meager crowd at Towson University.

High-scoring Dylon Cormier learns that leading Loyola is hard work

10:46 AM EST, January 31, 2014

High-scoring Dylon Cormier learns that leading Loyola is hard work

It sounds like the greatest deal in the world — play virtually every minute of every game, take twice as many shots as anybody else, serve as a role model for the guys following in your footsteps.

Carmelo Anthony looks forward to playing at home

7:23 AM EDT, October 17, 2013

Carmelo Anthony looks forward to playing at home

Carmelo Anthony fully expects the memories to envelop him as he trots onto the court at Baltimore Arena.

For Maryland, and football fans, bowl is step in right direction

6:50 PM EST, December 27, 2013

For Maryland, and football fans, bowl is step in right direction

After three years of pain, Maryland football fans just wanted a chance to party in the waning days of a season.

For Towson football, a long journey to respectability

7:31 PM EST, January 3, 2014

For Towson football, a long journey to respectability

In trying to sum up the past five years, Rob Ambrose thought back to his introductory press conference as Towson University's football coach.

Big Ten commissioner Delany says league is 'ready for Maryland' next year

9:39 PM EST, November 5, 2013

Big Ten commissioner Delany says league is 'ready for Maryland' next year

COLLEGE PARK — History will smile on the University of Maryland's move to the Big Ten, and the school's football and other athletic teams can compete in the new conference right away, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said in an appearance on campus Tuesday.

Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation to announce campaign to build youth sports parks

5:40 PM EST, December 16, 2013

Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation to announce campaign to build youth sports parks

The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation is set to launch the public portion of a $30 million fundraising campaign to help build youth sports parks in underserved communities around the country.

Aquille Carr continues his odyssey in NBA D-League

6:49 PM EST, December 25, 2013

Aquille Carr continues his odyssey in NBA D-League

Aquille Carr's mouth is still moving, even as a yellow-shirted security guard steers him down a hallway leading away from the basketball floor.

Fullback Vonta Leach remains punishing, even as his role on Ravens is diminishing

10:02 PM EST, November 16, 2013

Fullback Vonta Leach remains punishing, even as his role on Ravens is diminishing

You look at Vonta Leach and it's hard to avoid this conclusion: He was put on Earth to knock people over.

City has major hurdles to clear to bring NBA team here

7:11 PM EDT, October 16, 2013

City has major hurdles to clear to bring NBA team here

Baltimore has not had an NBA team to call its own since 1973, and despite occasional murmurings of interest from city leaders, there is no sign that will change anytime soon.

'Sweet-tempered' Ben's Cat seeks to pad surprise legacy at Maryland Million

5:49 PM EDT, October 16, 2013

'Sweet-tempered' Ben's Cat seeks to pad surprise legacy at Maryland Million

King Leatherbury won't pretend he knew what he had in Ben's Cat.

Orioles slugger Chris Davis' breakthrough season has broad appeal, historic company

10:53 PM EDT, September 28, 2013

Orioles slugger Chris Davis' breakthrough season has broad appeal, historic company

Hank Aaron never hit as many as 53 home runs in a season. Neither did Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig, Frank Robinson nor Mike Schmidt.

One year after announcing move to Big Ten, anticipation and uncertainty reign at Maryland

6:30 AM EST, November 17, 2013

One year after announcing move to Big Ten, anticipation and uncertainty reign at Maryland

COLLEGE PARK — In recent weeks, University of Maryland staff members have hiked around their sprawling campus, taking inventory of every field, court and wall where "Atlantic Coast Conference" or "ACC" appear.

Former Oriole Sammy Stewart out of prison and enjoying a 'simple life'

10:44 PM EDT, October 26, 2013

Former Oriole Sammy Stewart out of prison and enjoying a 'simple life'

For years after he took his last hit, Sammy Stewart dreamed the same dream.

In NBA's long-awaited return to Baltimore, Carmelo Anthony is best in show

10:25 PM EDT, October 17, 2013

In NBA's long-awaited return to Baltimore, Carmelo Anthony is best in show

Baltimore basketball fans got a taste of something old and something new Thursday as the city hosted an NBA game for the first time since 1999.

Maryland joins other states in uniform drug testing plan for horse racing

4:08 PM EDT, September 17, 2013

Maryland joins other states in uniform drug testing plan for horse racing

Maryland racetracks will share uniform drug testing rules with seven other states in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast after the state's racing commission gave final approval Tuesday to the new regional plan for thoroughbreds and standardbreds.

Orioles post successful business season despite falling short of playoffs

7:30 PM EDT, October 2, 2013

Orioles post successful business season despite falling short of playoffs

The Orioles' season did not end the way they wanted, a feeling players and fans will wrestle with this week as fellow contenders begin the postseason.

Through the years, tracks around state have drawn hardcore motorsports enthusiasts

9:12 PM EDT, August 30, 2013

2013 GRAND PRIX OF BALTIMORE

Through the years, tracks around state have drawn hardcore motorsports enthusiasts

The race car — what's left of it — sits in a yard in Middle River, a rusty hulk entombed by weeds. The engine's gone; the tires rotted.

At growing SEED School, Ed Reed's impact endures

7:00 PM EDT, September 19, 2013

At growing SEED School, Ed Reed's impact endures

It's a gorgeous September afternoon, and students at the SEED School of Baltimore are spending it just like countless peers across the country — donning their home colors to play a game of football.

Goodell says concussion settlement 'great' for both sides

6:17 PM EDT, September 4, 2013

Goodell says concussion settlement 'great' for both sides

The NFL's $765 million settlement with former players who claimed damages from head trauma was "great" for the league and the plaintiffs, said commissioner Roger Goodell during an appearance Wednesday at Under Armour's Baltimore headquarters.

Orioles on pace to shatter record for fewest errors in a season

7:20 PM EDT, September 16, 2013

Orioles on pace to shatter record for fewest errors in a season

Jim Palmer pitched most of his career in front of defenses replete with Gold Glovers.

Orioles' All-Star starters all came via trades executed by Andy MacPhail

8:11 PM EDT, July 14, 2013

Orioles' All-Star starters all came via trades executed by Andy MacPhail

Andy MacPhail had been running the Orioles' baseball operations for eight months when he decided to inflict about as deep a wound as he could to his club's short-term fortunes.

IndyCar looking for star power

4:43 PM EDT, August 31, 2013

IndyCar looking for star power

You can't say IndyCar lacks for stories.

A peek inside the Orioles' (healthy) kitchen

12:00 PM EDT, August 27, 2013

A peek inside the Orioles' (healthy) kitchen

"Clubhouse" is the perfect word for the space where the Orioles dress before games.

After 20 years owning Orioles, Peter Angelos' legacy still evolving

11:59 PM EDT, August 1, 2013

After 20 years owning Orioles, Peter Angelos' legacy still evolving

When the Orioles were sold 20 years ago today for $173 million at a bankruptcy auction in New York City, the sense was that the cavalry had come to rescue its community treasure.

Bob Bowman returns to coaching after post-Olympic odyssey

3:22 PM EDT, June 29, 2013

Bob Bowman returns to coaching after post-Olympic odyssey

Bob Bowman gets to the question before it can even be raised.

Jonathan Ogden was Frankentackle, the standard for modern excellence at left tackle

8:42 PM EDT, August 1, 2013

Jonathan Ogden was Frankentackle, the standard for modern excellence at left tackle

When talk turns to athletic freaks, offensive linemen rarely rate a mention.

Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy puts mind over body in mastering his position

6:57 PM EDT, July 12, 2013

Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy puts mind over body in mastering his position

The next time you go to Camden Yards, keep your eye on him, the way he shifts a few feet before every batter to maximize his odds for an easy path to the ball, the way he avoids contorting himself into an awkward throwing position.

Towson baseball set for NCAA tournament after facing down demise of program

5:44 PM EDT, May 30, 2013

Towson baseball set for NCAA tournament after facing down demise of program

As they reflect on the scenes from their last seven months, the baseball players of Towson University feel almost as if they're looking in on someone else's life.

Baseball faces another black eye with newest drug scandal

8:07 PM EDT, June 5, 2013

Baseball faces another black eye with newest drug scandal

Major League Baseball has gone to great pains to move past its so-called steroid era, which gripped the game for more than a decade and stained the reputations of many of its greatest players.

Fan belief in Orioles deepens as club reaches another midseason in contention

10:46 PM EDT, July 5, 2013

Fan belief in Orioles deepens as club reaches another midseason in contention

Maureen Hall cradled the bulbous, papier-mache mask with its black feathers and orange beak. The temperature had pushed past 90 degrees, but the 6th-grade teacher from Parkville didn't hesitate to pull it over her head as onlookers snapped photos of her and the surrounding orange-clad legion of Orioles fans.

With defensive shifts on the rise in baseball, Orioles among leading proponents

11:57 PM EDT, June 15, 2013

With defensive shifts on the rise in baseball, Orioles among leading proponents

Chris Davis groans at the mere mention of it.

Orioles hope to host 2016 All-Star Game

5:30 PM EDT, July 15, 2013

Orioles hope to host 2016 All-Star Game

With the Orioles celebrating the inclusion of five players in this year's All-Star Game, the club also has its eye on hosting the 2016 game.

Former Orioles closer Chris Ray finds new career as owner of craft brewery

2:58 PM EDT, June 8, 2013

Former Orioles closer Chris Ray finds new career as owner of craft brewery

The end greets so many ballplayers like a concrete wall — faceless and unforgiving. Take away the 97-mph fastball or the 400-foot home runs and daily fulfillment no longer seems so easily attainable.

In Ozzie Newsome the Ravens trust

9:47 PM EDT, September 3, 2013

In Ozzie Newsome the Ravens trust

As Steve Bisciotti tells it, neither he nor John Harbaugh is patient when it comes to the Ravens.

Former Wall Street success finds new path reviving Carver baseball

3:26 PM EDT, May 11, 2013

Former Wall Street success finds new path reviving Carver baseball

The pitch bores in low and skitters under Ian Anderson's mitt. As he chugs to retrieve the baseball, another enemy runner dashes across home plate, putting the Carver Bears more hopelessly behind.

Rejuvenated Orioles fans can't wait for home opener

9:47 PM EDT, April 4, 2013

Rejuvenated Orioles fans can't wait for home opener

The losing became so persistent that Martha Macgill pulled herself from the rotation of Episcopal clergy who regularly attended ball games at Camden Yards.

Coaches, teammates, mentors reflect on Jonathan Ogden's Hall of Fame career

10:56 PM EDT, July 31, 2013

Coaches, teammates, mentors reflect on Jonathan Ogden's Hall of Fame career

When Ozzie Newsome reflects on the remarkable exploits of Jonathan Ogden, the Ravens general manager thinks first of silence.

Stability, faith help Chris Davis unlock power for Orioles

2:49 PM EDT, June 15, 2013

Stability, faith help Chris Davis unlock power for Orioles

The power? That blunt-force ability to lay wood to a baseball and propel it 400, 420, 450 feet? He had it even when he was a boy. Came from God, as far as he's concerned.

7:01 PM EDT, April 30, 2013

Modified security policies in place for Preakness

On the third Saturday in May, generations of Baltimoreans marched onto the infield at Pimlico Race Course with their coolers in tow, an image that helped define the Preakness Stakes.

With Oxbow's win, Orb's Triple Crown dreams dashed

8:52 PM EDT, May 18, 2013

With Oxbow's win, Orb's Triple Crown dreams dashed

For all of his laser focus on Saturday's Preakness, Claude "Shug" McGaughey couldn't help but dream ahead to the possibility of his colt, Orb, going for a Triple Crown at his home track of Belmont Park in New York.

Secretariat's Preakness run still looks brilliant on 40th anniversary

9:15 PM EDT, May 16, 2013

Secretariat's Preakness run still looks brilliant on 40th anniversary

Secretariat was a star but not yet a legend when his van rolled up to Pimlico Race Course in the second week of May 1973.

Art Modell might face easier road to Hall of Fame if contributors separated from players in voting

5:54 PM EDT, May 21, 2013

Art Modell might face easier road to Hall of Fame if contributors separated from players in voting

Late Ravens owner Art Modell might face an easier path to the Pro Football Hall of Fame if the museum follows through on tentative discussions of putting "contributors" in a different voting pool than players.

March Madness will include no Maryland teams for second time in three years

4:24 PM EDT, March 18, 2013

March Madness will include no Maryland teams for second time in three years

For the second time in three years, no Maryland school was among the 68 selected for the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

Clarksville Paralympian Tatyana McFadden wins Boston Marathon marred by explosions

6:36 PM EDT, April 15, 2013

Clarksville Paralympian Tatyana McFadden wins Boston Marathon marred by explosions

Clarksville resident Tatyana McFadden won the women's wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon on Monday, hours before the race was marred by deadly explosions near the finish line.

Citing schedule conflicts, Ravens decline invitation to take part in O's Opening Day

7:00 PM EDT, April 5, 2013

Citing schedule conflicts, Ravens decline invitation to take part in O's Opening Day

Orioles fans stood and applauded Friday as an image of Joe Flacco hoisting the Lombardi Trophy flashed on the video board at Camden Yards, part of an Opening Day tribute to the Super Bowl champion Ravens.

Family of Ernie Tyler sues Baltimore nursing facility where he died

6:10 PM EST, March 5, 2013

Family of Ernie Tyler sues Baltimore nursing facility where he died

The family of longtime Orioles umpires attendant Ernie Tyler is suing a Baltimore nursing home, claiming that a doctor at the facility cut off life-sustaining care to Tyler without authorization.

Triple Crown thoroughbreds aren't running as fast

5:12 PM EDT, May 11, 2013

Triple Crown thoroughbreds aren't running as fast

As Orb charged to the wire at Churchill Downs last weekend, he established his clear superiority to the other 18 thoroughbreds on horse racing's biggest stage, the Kentucky Derby.

Orioles look to profit as enthusiasm carries over from surprising 2012

7:50 AM EDT, March 30, 2013

Orioles look to profit as enthusiasm carries over from surprising 2012

Baltimore baseball fans flocked back to Camden Yards and merrily decorated themselves in orange and black as the Orioles authored baseball's most surprising story of 2012.

Orioles and other local events mull bolstered security after Boston Marathon bombings

8:26 PM EDT, April 16, 2013

Orioles and other local events mull bolstered security after Boston Marathon bombings

A visibly increased police presence greeted Orioles fans Tuesday as they ventured to Camden Yards for Baltimore's first major sporting event since the previous day's deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon.

Prep basketball star Aquille Carr still harbors pro dreams despite his complicated present

8:51 PM EST, February 23, 2013

Prep basketball star Aquille Carr still harbors pro dreams despite his complicated present

LAUREL — Good luck reducing Aquille Carr's story to a tweet or a television sound bite.

Towson basketball looks to bright future despite disappointment of missing postseason

2:54 PM EST, March 9, 2013

Towson basketball looks to bright future despite disappointment of missing postseason

It's a Thursday afternoon — five days after the most surprising team in all of Division I men's college basketball completed its season — and these guys aren't obliged to be in an otherwise empty gym, firing jump shots.

USM regents violated open meetings law, board rules

5:31 PM EST, February 26, 2013

USM regents violated open meetings law, board rules

The state university system's Board of Regents violated Maryland's open meetings law when it met in closed session to discuss the University of Maryland's move to the Big Ten Conference, according to a ruling released Tuesday by a state review panel.

Towson baseball could live on thanks to $300,000 budget allocation from O'Malley

11:15 PM EDT, April 1, 2013

Towson baseball could live on thanks to $300,000 budget allocation from O'Malley

Towson University baseball could live to fight another year after Gov. Martin O'Malley included an additional $300,000 in his 2014 budget to help the university sort through difficulties with its athletic funding.

Buck Showalter accepts The Sun's Marylander of the Year honor

8:15 PM EST, March 4, 2013

Buck Showalter accepts The Sun's Marylander of the Year honor

Buck Showalter remembered sitting in the Orioles clubhouse as a driving rain delayed the first playoff game Baltimore had hosted in 15 years.

Timeline of Ray Lewis' career

4:43 PM EST, February 16, 2013

Timeline of Ray Lewis' career

When the Ravens made Ray Lewis their second-ever draft pick, they knew they were getting a highly productive player from the talent-rich University of Miami. What they could not have known was that Lewis would become perhaps the greatest middle linebacker in history and one of the faces of his NFL generation. Through 17 seasons of controversy and excellence, Lewis' Baltimore ride has never been boring:

Aquille Carr to announce plans for next season on Saturday

4:42 PM EDT, March 12, 2013

Aquille Carr to announce plans for next season on Saturday

Former Baltimore prep basketball star Aquille Carr will announce his intentions for next season after his final high school game on Saturday, said his coach at Laurel's Princeton Day Academy, Van Whitfield.

Morgan State football coach Donald Hill-Eley working to rebuild his program after firing that wasn't

7:01 PM EST, February 18, 2013

Morgan State football coach Donald Hill-Eley working to rebuild his program after firing that wasn't

Donald Hill-Eley has always told his Morgan State football players that life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond.

Joe Flacco's record contract puts agent Joe Linta in spotlight

9:00 PM EST, March 2, 2013

Joe Flacco's record contract puts agent Joe Linta in spotlight

Don't look for a $3,000 suit or slicked-back hair. Don't expect to hear empty flattery or bragging about an extensive list of superstar clients. None of that is Joe Linta.

Prep basketball star Aquille Carr plans to pursue professional deal overseas

10:32 PM EDT, March 16, 2013

Prep basketball star Aquille Carr plans to pursue professional deal overseas

Former Baltimore prep basketball star Aquille Carr plans to pursue a professional career overseas instead of playing at Seton Hall next season, he announced Saturday evening after he scored 52 points in his final high school game.

Ali unable to attend Ripken Foundation event as he recovers from surgery

7:38 PM EST, February 22, 2013

Ali unable to attend Ripken Foundation event as he recovers from surgery

Under Armour founder Kevin Plank tried to think of his perfect dinner party. There'd have to be a Beatle, he said, along with Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth and Mother Teresa.

In Saint Rose, La., he's still small-town Edward Reed

9:02 PM EST, February 1, 2013

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In Saint Rose, La., he's still small-town Edward Reed

Edward Reed was a mess.

Ravens Pro-Bowler Haloti Ngata ponders his football mortality after another season of injuries

5:20 PM EST, January 10, 2013

Ravens Pro-Bowler Haloti Ngata ponders his football mortality after another season of injuries

You can see it in his gingerly gate as he moves from his locker to the shower area, in the way he leans against a wall to take pressure off his right knee.

Ray Lewis struggles but prevails in fitting final game

12:10 AM EST, February 4, 2013

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Ray Lewis struggles but prevails in fitting final game

Ray Lewis' Ravens held on for dear life, a seemingly certain Super Bowl victory only a few yards from slipping away.

7:27 PM EST, January 6, 2013

Ray Lewis farewell tour moves to Denver

As Ray Lewis danced onto his home field Sunday to face the Indianapolis Colts in an opening-round playoff game, the great Ravens linebacker hoped he was saying goodbye to Baltimore but not to the NFL. Not quite yet.

Ray Lewis' career as a Raven, year by year

12:43 PM EST, January 2, 2013

Ray Lewis' career as a Raven, year by year

When the Ravens made Ray Lewis their second-ever draft pick, they knew they were getting a highly productive player from the talent-rich University of Miami. What they could not have known is that Lewis would become arguably the greatest middle linebacker in history and one of the faces of his NFL generation. Through 17 seasons of controversy and excellence, Lewis' Baltimore ride has never been boring:

Ravens hold on to win Super Bowl, 34-31

12:55 AM EST, February 4, 2013

Ravens hold on to win Super Bowl, 34-31

Ravens fans had waited 12 years for another Super Bowl victory, and they packed the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, dwarfing 49ers rooters in both numbers and volume.

With Ravens facing Colts, there's more familiarity than contempt

8:39 PM EST, December 30, 2012

With Ravens facing Colts, there's more familiarity than contempt

When the Indianapolis Colts traveled to Baltimore for the Ravens' playoff opener in January 2007, fans greeted the city's former team with a vengeful intensity rarely seen in these parts.

It could be Super weekend for Ogden, Newsome and Ravens

7:31 PM EST, February 1, 2013

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It could be Super weekend for Ogden, Newsome and Ravens

Ozzie Newsome circled the weekend more than a year ago.

Ravens extend season with thrilling playoff win in Denver

10:41 PM EST, January 12, 2013

Ravens extend season with thrilling playoff win in Denver

In a playoff upset for the ages, the Ravens thrilled fans who had embraced their underdog status by defeating the Denver Broncos in double overtime Saturday on a lengthy field goal by their rookie kicker.

For Harbaugh brothers, a lifetime of competition comes full circle

1:57 PM EST, January 26, 2013

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For Harbaugh brothers, a lifetime of competition comes full circle

The older brother has always blended easily with people. He built his career over a quarter century, meticulous step by meticulous step. He'll probably smile at you, even if he doesn't like your question.

Orioles continue to see business increase in wake of surprising 2012

1:03 PM EST, December 22, 2012

Orioles continue to see business increase in wake of surprising 2012

For the first time in more than a decade, Baltimore sports fans wished for orange more than purple as they made their Christmas lists for Robbie Davis Jr.'s memorabilia shop in Timonium.

Ravens owner Bisciotti proud of team but avoids spotlight

7:33 PM EST, January 30, 2013

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Ravens owner Bisciotti proud of team but avoids spotlight

After nine tantalizing seasons, Steve Bisciotti finally stood exactly where he wanted to be, encircled by jubilant Ravens players and cradling the hollow silver football that said his team was on its way to the Super Bowl.

10:13 PM EST, January 20, 2013

Ravens head to New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII

The story sounds almost preposterous — two sons of a lifelong football coach reach the highest level of the profession they inherited from dad and face each other in the biggest game on the planet.

Ravens also must deal with Broncos' secret weapon — high altitude

7:09 PM EST, January 9, 2013

Ravens also must deal with Broncos' secret weapon — high altitude

Jimmy Smith knew it was real the first time he walked up the big hill to football practice, his 18-year-old lungs unable to find enough air. In the years that followed, the images of husky linemen, gasping on the sidelines, only confirmed the potency of Colorado's thin, Rocky Mountain air.

Ravens say difficulties of last 12 months have forged a team of uncommon resilience

1:42 PM EST, January 19, 2013

Ravens say difficulties of last 12 months have forged a team of uncommon resilience

It's a tale of last rides and inspired beginnings, of loss and the will to fight on, of hopes rising, falling and rising again.

Justin Tucker wipes away questions about Ravens' kicking game with brilliant rookie season

6:04 PM EST, December 25, 2012

Justin Tucker wipes away questions about Ravens' kicking game with brilliant rookie season

Justin Tucker's legs shook underneath him, and for a moment, he thought he might actually be nervous about kicking a field goal.

Ties of family, friendship, service define Army-Navy rivalry

6:59 PM EST, December 5, 2012

Ties of family, friendship, service define Army-Navy rivalry

Ken Niumatalolo noticed the Army guys looking askance as he wound his way through the Pentagon to attend a ceremony for his brother, an Army lieutenant colonel.

Move to Big Ten a defining one for University of Maryland president Wallace Loh

6:50 PM EST, November 20, 2012

Move to Big Ten a defining one for University of Maryland president Wallace Loh

In his first 2 1/2 years as president at the University of Maryland, Wallace Loh oversaw sweeping changes to the leadership of his athletic department and confronted the pain of cutting teams to patch gaping budget holes.

Move to Big Ten could create uncertainty for Maryland lacrosse

5:39 PM EST, November 19, 2012

Move to Big Ten could create uncertainty for Maryland lacrosse

Quint Kessenich equates the move to a college football power leaving the SEC.

Maryland's departure raises questions about future of ACC

7:05 PM EST, November 21, 2012

Maryland's departure raises questions about future of ACC

The University of Maryland's planned departure from the Atlantic Coast Conference has raised questions about the league's long-term survival, a sobering prospect for fans that grew up on games between the Terps and their Tobacco Road rivals.

Towson's choice: slimmed-down athletics focused on winning, or keeping two historical sports

7:42 PM EST, November 5, 2012

Towson's choice: slimmed-down athletics focused on winning, or keeping two historical sports

Days after Towson University's athletic director recommended cutting two men's sports to make the remaining programs more competitive and comply with federal law requiring athletics opportunities for women, parents of the baseball team's players raised thousands of dollars to launch a public relations blitz.

Finding a way to replace Ray Lewis' leadership skills when he retires

11:59 AM EST, January 5, 2013

Finding a way to replace Ray Lewis' leadership skills when he retires

It's one of the signature scenes in Baltimore sports and one that could play out for the final time Sunday when the Ravens host the Indianapolis Colts in an opening-round playoff game.

Despite reservations, college lacrosse coaches recruit younger and younger players

1:58 PM EST, November 17, 2012

Despite reservations, college lacrosse coaches recruit younger and younger players

As you watch Ryan Conrad zip around the lacrosse field, dodging defenders and pounding the net with an endless variety of shots, it's easy to forget his age.

North Laurel native Greg Merson wins the 2012 World Series of Poker

8:00 PM EDT, October 31, 2012

North Laurel native Greg Merson wins the 2012 World Series of Poker

Even at the depths of a drug addiction that cost him a fortune and dulled his world-class poker skills, Greg Merson believed he could do something great.

5:24 PM EST, November 9, 2012

Lee MacPhail, Hall-of-Fame baseball executive with Orioles and others, dies at 95

Lee MacPhail, a Hall of Fame baseball executive who served as Orioles general manager from 1959 to 1965, died Thursday evening at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. He was 95.

Maryland center Alex Len establishes himself as possible No. 1 overall pick

6:20 PM EST, December 15, 2012

Maryland center Alex Len establishes himself as possible No. 1 overall pick

COLLEGE PARK -- No one knew quite what to make of Alex Len when he arrived at the University of Maryland a year ago.

Jimmy Patsos tries to get Loyola basketball ready for unfamiliar role: favorites

7:05 PM EST, November 5, 2012

Jimmy Patsos tries to get Loyola basketball ready for unfamiliar role: favorites

If Jimmy Patsos' stomach is roiling at the thought of nine other Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference coaches taking aim at him, the Loyola basketball coach wears his tension well.

Reeling Ravens face pivotal test against Denver Broncos and a revived Peyton Manning

9:09 PM EST, December 14, 2012

Reeling Ravens face pivotal test against Denver Broncos and a revived Peyton Manning

If you looked at the Ravens' schedule a few weeks ago, it seemed like little more than an intriguing late-season test against a fellow divisional leader, a chance to glimpse the revived Peyton Manning in his unfamiliar orange uniform.

8:00 PM EDT, October 31, 2012

North Laurel native Greg Merson wins World Series of Poker Main Event worth $8.5 million

Even at the depths of a drug addiction that cost him a fortune and dulled his world-class poker skills, Greg Merson believed he could do something great.

Brooks Robinson rebounding from health scares, excited for sculpture unveiling

6:31 PM EDT, September 28, 2012

Brooks Robinson rebounding from health scares, excited for sculpture unveiling

You see the jerseys every time the Orioles play at Camden Yards, often on boys born 20 years after the man shelved his famous mitt — No. 5. Robinson.

Q&A with World Series of Poker winner Greg Merson

2:46 PM EST, November 4, 2012

Q&A with World Series of Poker winner Greg Merson

Life has accelerated quickly for Laurel native Greg Merson in the wake of his $8.5 million victory last week in the World Series of Poker Main Event. As champion, Merson got to luxuriate in a free villa provided by the Rio Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, where the tournament was held. He spent part of the day after his victory being ferried around the city in a Rolls-Royce by new sponsor IveyPoker, an online venture recently launched by the world's best player, Phil Ivey. But the former University of Maryland student nonetheless made a little time to call The Baltimore Sun and reflect on his experiences at poker's biggest event.

Ravens in strong playoff position at 7-2 but face questions about defense, consistency

12:26 PM EST, November 17, 2012

Ravens in strong playoff position at 7-2 but face questions about defense, consistency

As the Ravens spent their week preparing for another vital showdown against the arch-rival Pittsburgh Steelers, the words and images from Owings Mills could have come from any recent season.

Sleepy O's fans look ahead to the next amazing game in a season full of them

7:12 PM EDT, September 19, 2012

Sleepy O's fans look ahead to the next amazing game in a season full of them

Once this whole crazy ride is over, maybe we'll refer to it as the all-nighter or the 3:55 a.m. game. It'll rank right up there with the 17-inning win closed out by the pitching designated hitter.

Towson men's soccer team ties Northeastern in possible final home game

9:18 PM EDT, October 24, 2012

Towson men's soccer team ties Northeastern in possible final home game

If Wednesday brought the end of men's soccer on the fields of Towson University, it was a noble end.

Angelos resists spotlight despite Orioles' turnaround

6:26 PM EDT, October 9, 2012

Angelos resists spotlight despite Orioles' turnaround

Peter Angelos' ownership of the Orioles seemed to hit a new low last fall when two well-respected candidates spurned the chance to become his top baseball executive.

Orioles' ticket punched for Texas, one-game wild-card playoff

11:45 PM EDT, October 3, 2012

Orioles' ticket punched for Texas, one-game wild-card playoff

The Orioles have known since Sunday night that they were playoff-bound. On Wednesday night, they finally learned whom they'll play.

After Orioles fans' years of waiting, what's a little rain?

12:18 AM EDT, October 8, 2012

After Orioles fans' years of waiting, what's a little rain?

After 15 years of waiting for playoff baseball at Camden Yards, Orioles fans had to endure an extra 21/2 hours as chilly rain pushed back the start of Sunday's division series opener against the hated New York Yankees.

Orioles fans snatch up tickets for final homestand, playoffs

5:48 PM EDT, September 21, 2012

Orioles fans snatch up tickets for final homestand, playoffs

The Orioles are expecting their largest late-September crowds in years when the team comes home next week for a final push to the playoffs.

Orioles close the book on an era of losing, but the players are looking for more

7:22 PM EDT, September 13, 2012

Orioles close the book on an era of losing, but the players are looking for more

In the end, these Orioles reduced the milestone to something small, almost insignificant. That's how weird, wonderful and exciting they have turned out to be in 2012.

Orioles refuse to accept defeat, extend series with Yankees

1:03 AM EDT, October 12, 2012

Orioles refuse to accept defeat, extend series with Yankees

As J.J. Hardy's game-winning double bounced off the outfield wall in the 13th inning, it dawned on 49,307 suddenly quiet New Yorkers that the 2012 Orioles just won't go away.

Orioles finally get a crack at their long-time tormenters from New York

6:57 PM EDT, October 6, 2012

Orioles finally get a crack at their long-time tormenters from New York

Against anyone else, it would have seemed preposterous when the 12-year-old boy's hand reached into the field of play to change the course of the Orioles' 1996 playoff run.

Remarkable weekend ahead for Ravens defender Arthur Jones and his athletic family

8:07 PM EDT, September 20, 2012

Remarkable weekend ahead for Ravens defender Arthur Jones and his athletic family

Arthur Jones III could easily take his answer in a somber direction.

For one game, at least, Orioles can't foil Yankees fans' expectations

October 11, 2012

For one game, at least, Orioles can't foil Yankees fans' expectations

Everything about the scene at Yankee Stadium reinforces the idea that the resident team is supposed to win — not just most of the time, but every night and, especially, every night in October.

'We will be back next year'

10:02 PM EDT, October 12, 2012

'We will be back next year'

NEW YORK — The Orioles clubhouse was hushed as a red-eyed Buck Showalter emerged moments after the 3-1 loss that ended his team's unexpected and thrilling 2012 season.

Notes: Orioles call up L.J. Hoes from his home in Mitchellville

9:10 PM EDT, September 11, 2012

Notes: Orioles call up L.J. Hoes from his home in Mitchellville

L.J. Hoes was at home in Mitchellville watching a Tom Selleck baseball flick Tuesday around noon when his phone rang.

7:16 PM EDT, September 7, 2012

Modell's death does not bring forgiveness in Cleveland

Matt Wood cannot understand it when Baltimore fans shrug off Cleveland's bitterness toward the late Art Modell.

Building the Orioles: Team was constructed with combination of long-term planning, short-term creativity

9:54 PM EDT, October 4, 2012

Building the Orioles: Team was constructed with combination of long-term planning, short-term creativity

On July 28, the Orioles lost to the Oakland Athletics to drop their record to 52-49.

Cleveland still can't forgive Modell

7:23 PM EDT, September 8, 2012

Cleveland still can't forgive Modell

Matt Wood cannot understand it when Baltimore fans shrug off Cleveland's bitterness toward the late Art Modell.

At Art Modell memorial, Ravens fans pay last respects

6:00 PM EDT, September 8, 2012

At Art Modell memorial, Ravens fans pay last respects

Thousands came to pay their last respects Saturday to the man who brought pro football back to Baltimore, nodding solemnly at the coffin on the 50-yard line of a stadium that might not be there if it weren't for Art Modell.

Modell's death intensifies calls for his Hall of Fame induction

6:04 PM EDT, September 6, 2012

Modell's death intensifies calls for his Hall of Fame induction

The death of former Ravens owner Art Modell has unleashed a flood of warm memories in Baltimore, but Modell is a more complicated figure for many people, who struggle to forgive him for moving his franchise from Cleveland.

Jason Hammel gets good news about his right knee after MRI

7:43 PM EDT, September 13, 2012

Jason Hammel gets good news about his right knee after MRI

Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel received positive news about his injured right knee Thursday, when an MRI showed no new injury.

Orioles will celebrate Cal Ripken Jr. (and a pennant race) Thursday

7:51 PM EDT, September 5, 2012

Orioles will celebrate Cal Ripken Jr. (and a pennant race) Thursday

The Orioles will unveil a bronze sculpture of Cal Ripken Jr. at Camden Yards on Thursday, the 17th anniversary of the day Ripken broke Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played.

5:21 PM EDT, September 8, 2012

Baltimore man charged in slaying of security guard at Parkville bar

A Baltimore man has been charged with murder in the slaying of a security guard last weekend at Tee Bee's Bar in Parkville, Baltimore County police said.

Federal statistics on campus crime present confusing disparities

5:06 PM EDT, September 3, 2012

Federal statistics on campus crime present confusing disparities

Campus crime statistics reported to the federal government show there were 15 burglaries at Morgan State University in 2010. But a review of the university's daily crime log found twice as many.

Freeman Hrabowski's UMBC legacy grows as he celebrates 20 years as president

September 1, 2012

Freeman Hrabowski's UMBC legacy grows as he celebrates 20 years as president

The melody of the president's voice, the intensity of his movements gripped Jeremy Brickey's attention, cutting through the monotony of freshman orientation at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

UMBC to host four-year program for intellectually disabled students

6:43 PM EDT, July 26, 2012

UMBC to host four-year program for intellectually disabled students

The University of Maryland Baltimore County will host the state's first four-year, post-high-school education program for students with intellectual disabilities, Gov.Martin O'Malley announced Thursday.

11:30 PM EDT, June 30, 2012

Push for referendum on redistricting goes down to wire

Irene Hopkins could only grasp for an explanation as Republican Del. Nic Kipke showed her the way Anne Arundel County had been cut up on Maryland's congressional map.

Ray Lewis, Ed Reed enter the twilight of their careers working toward another playoff run

9:55 PM EDT, September 8, 2012

Ray Lewis, Ed Reed enter the twilight of their careers working toward another playoff run

Shannon Sharpe remembers vividly the late-night conversations in his kitchen with a 25-year-old Ray Lewis.

Towson biology professor developing silicone implant to battle herpes

6:25 PM EDT, August 17, 2012

Towson biology professor developing silicone implant to battle herpes

The space sure looked like a science lab, with beakers full of brightly-hued potions and a dry-erase board covered in graphs and mathematical scrawl. But at the heart of the operation sits a hunk of metal with a hand crank on the side.

Dream Room exposes University of Maryland dental students to next wave of technology

6:29 PM EDT, July 19, 2012

Dream Room exposes University of Maryland dental students to next wave of technology

When he gets talking about his lab, Gary Hack sounds like he's composing science fiction — a mix of technological wonder and unsettling questions about machines rendering humanity useless.

IndyCar faces challenges as it continues to rebuild

3:33 PM EDT, August 25, 2012

IndyCar faces challenges as it continues to rebuild

When they sweep through the streets of Baltimore next weekend, driving some of the most powerful cars in the world at speeds that make their sport as dangerous as any, the IndyCar drivers will be mostly anonymous.

Naval Academy greets record number of female plebes

6:56 PM EDT, June 28, 2012

Naval Academy greets record number of female plebes

The snide comments surprised Randy Kurtz, who figured she was suffering the same harrowing rites of passage as her U.S. Naval Academy classmates as they trudged through the plebe summer of 1978.

McDaniel parents get taste of the freshman experience

7:23 PM EDT, July 22, 2012

McDaniel parents get taste of the freshman experience

Afforded a night away at college, something he never experienced when he was young, Roger Sobrado had an idea: toga party!

Vi Ripken's kidnapping a rare case

8:21 PM EDT, July 27, 2012

Vi Ripken's kidnapping a rare case

A photo of the suspect in the Violet R. Ripken abduction has led to "numerous" tips aiding in the investigation, according to Aberdeen police, who released no other new details Friday.

Trail of stock deals led to DeCinces insider trading accusation

7:03 PM EDT, June 21, 2012

Trail of stock deals led to DeCinces insider trading accusation

The stock purchases began in December 2008, less than two months after discussions kicked off about the corporate acquisition of a California medical products manufacturer.

6:35 PM EDT, June 28, 2012

University of Maryland, College Park names new provost

Mary Ann Rankin, a former longtime administrator at the University of Texas at Austin known for creating the innovative UTeach program to produce math and science teachers, was named provost at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Johns Hopkins joins group of elite universities offering free courses online

7:17 PM EDT, July 17, 2012

Johns Hopkins joins group of elite universities offering free courses online

The Johns Hopkins University is joining a group of elite universities that will offer free online courses through a company called Coursera, a collective leap that could open higher education to a broader audience.

Vi Ripken is down-to-earth center of Maryland's most famous baseball family

8:36 PM EDT, July 25, 2012

Vi Ripken is down-to-earth center of Maryland's most famous baseball family

If you want to meet the matriarch of Maryland's most famous baseball family, just go to a minor league game in Aberdeen. There she is on dozens of summer nights — plain-spoken and tough as leather but also open, happy to talk about the thousands of games she watched as the wife of a manager and the mother of infielders.

Hopkins provost to become dean of Stanford medical school

11:29 AM EDT, July 19, 2012

Hopkins provost to become dean of Stanford medical school

The No. 2 academic official at Johns Hopkins University is leaving to become dean of Stanford University's School of Medicine.

GoDaddy founder gives $1 million to University of Baltimore for new professorship

7:05 AM EDT, June 26, 2012

GoDaddy founder gives $1 million to University of Baltimore for new professorship

The University of Baltimore will create a professorship in digital communication using a $1 million gift from alumnus and GoDaddy.com founder Bob Parsons.

Fallston shaken in storm's aftermath

11:29 PM EDT, June 2, 2012

Fallston shaken in storm's aftermath

The rain had begun to fall harder, so Anthony Sadleo figured he'd stop and see his buddy Keith Matthews in Matthews' small auto-detailing shop off Belair Road. Why plunge into rush-hour traffic before the weather cleared?

BCCC receives $600,000 grant to create science, technology jobs

5:01 PM EDT, July 23, 2012

BCCC receives $600,000 grant to create science, technology jobs

Baltimore City Community College has received a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to help prepare minority students for careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

After 15 years at helm of Notre Dame, Seurkamp to step aside

4:20 PM EDT, June 23, 2012

After 15 years at helm of Notre Dame, Seurkamp to step aside

Mary Pat Seurkamp has heard it from any number of students and professors over the years, and she knows exactly what they mean. Because she too felt at home the moment she set foot on the campus of Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Morgan president offers condolences to family in cannibal case

6:27 PM EDT, June 7, 2012

Morgan president offers condolences to family in cannibal case

Speaking out for the first time about a gruesome killing allegedly committed by a troubled student, Morgan State University's president expressed condolences to the families involved but declined to discuss details of the case or the institution's history with the student.

8:55 PM EDT, June 15, 2012

Md. immigrants laud new federal policy on deportation

Nathaly Uribe's grandmother broke into tears Friday when the Glen Burnie high school senior told her of a new federal policy that would protect many undocumented young immigrants from deportation.

Power-deprived families cling to hope as outages reach a week

7:49 PM EDT, July 6, 2012

Power-deprived families cling to hope as outages reach a week

After a week without electricity, Sara Waire felt little need to sugarcoat her answer when asked Friday afternoon how her family was holding up.

5:05 PM EDT, May 22, 2012

Judge dismisses lawsuit against former Baltimore International president

A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge has dismissed a $5 million lawsuit filed against the former president of Baltimore International College by the board of the defunct culinary school.

6:19 PM EDT, May 30, 2012

Board of Regents passes 3 percent tuition increase for in-state students

The state university system's Board of Regents approved a 3 percent tuition increase Wednesday for most in-state students, bringing a routine close to a budget process that was briefly thrown into chaos by the General Assembly's inability to agree on a spending plan.

Magnitude of Friday's storm shocked meteorologists, utility workers

6:44 PM EDT, June 30, 2012

Magnitude of Friday's storm shocked meteorologists, utility workers

As of midday Friday, forecasters at the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va., were uncertain that the Baltimore area would see any thunderstorms at all later in the evening.

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank hopes to start horse in Preakness for first time

4:43 PM EDT, May 13, 2012

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank hopes to start horse in Preakness for first time

Kevin Plank can't help himself.

Next city police commissioner faces challenging benchmark

5:57 PM EDT, May 5, 2012

Next city police commissioner faces challenging benchmark

However Baltimore's plain-spoken police commissioner is remembered, when he departs on the first day of August, he will leave his successor a challenging target.

Stevenson to house rare first edition of King James Bible

6:35 PM EDT, April 2, 2012

Stevenson to house rare first edition of King James Bible

Joseph McGraw had doubts when his friend told him about a first edition of the King James Bible that was sitting in a downtown Baltimore office.

Hopkins students, professors discuss fallout from Trayvon Martin case

9:06 PM EDT, April 12, 2012

Hopkins students, professors discuss fallout from Trayvon Martin case

Johns Hopkins University professor Nathan Connolly sees the Trayvon Martin case in terms far broader than the details of how the Florida teenager was shot and killed at the end of February.

Md. cannibalism case raises questions about troubled students

3:32 PM EDT, June 2, 2012

Md. cannibalism case raises questions about troubled students

Janelle Stewart said she was alarmed as she listened to the words about human sacrifice tumbling from the mouth of fellow Morgan State student Alexander Kinyua at a widely attended campus forum about hazing.

12:54 PM EDT, May 30, 2012

Coppin to offer its first online bachelor's degree

Coppin State University will offer its first fully online bachelor's degree this fall in an attempt to afford more flexibility to a student body that has struggled with graduation rates below 20 percent.

Former Islamic jihadist teaches Middle Eastern politics at Washington College

4:11 PM EDT, April 14, 2012

Former Islamic jihadist teaches Middle Eastern politics at Washington College

Shiraz Maher went to the mosque in search of answers.

Towson will receive $2 million to launch program designed to produce math, science teachers

6:38 PM EDT, May 23, 2012

Towson will receive $2 million to launch program designed to produce math, science teachers

Towson University will receive $2 million in state and private grant funds to start a new program designed to increase production of math and science teachers.

Harford County librarian comfortable with her decision not to carry "Fifty Shades of Grey"

7:05 PM EDT, June 4, 2012

Harford County librarian comfortable with her decision not to carry "Fifty Shades of Grey"

Mary Hastler knew she was about to create a fuss, knew that, unfair as she might find it, people were going to label her the last thing a librarian wants to be called — censor.

New amenities at Oriole Park delight fans

9:48 AM EDT, April 7, 2012

New amenities at Oriole Park delight fans

As soon as the gates opened at noon Friday, Peter Hudak raced up the stairs to the new rooftop deck behind the center-field wall of Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

5:28 PM EDT, May 5, 2012

Next city police commissioner faces challenging benchmark

However Baltimore's plain-spoken police commissioner is remembered, when he departs on the first day of August, he will leave his successor a challenging target.

4:54 PM EDT, June 10, 2012

College Park gets cybersecurity program backed by Northrop Grumman

The University of Maryland, College Park will use a $1.1 million grant from defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. to establish a new honors concentration in cybersecurity, school officials announced Monday.

10:03 PM EDT, May 15, 2012

UMBC employees out of jobs after state audit uncovers improper expenditures

Two University of Maryland, Baltimore County employees resigned or were fired after a state audit and an internal investigation uncovered about $9,000 in questionable expenditures on their corporate credit cards.

Dulaney graduate's mother will accept his college diploma from Temple

6:56 PM EDT, May 9, 2012

Dulaney graduate's mother will accept his college diploma from Temple

Regina Friend will don her son's ceremonial cap Thursday morning and take footsteps that were supposed to be his.

Aldridge resigns as president of UMUC

6:48 PM EDT, March 22, 2012

Aldridge resigns as president of UMUC

Susan C. Aldridge will resign as president of University of Maryland, University College, the state's leading online educational institution, at the end of March.

6:39 PM EDT, April 4, 2012

University of Maryland police investigating two incidents of "bias and hate"

Police at the University of Maryland, College Park are investigating "two incidents of bias and hate," President Wallace Loh said in a Wednesday e-mail to the campus.

Crisis consultants encourage Morgan State officials to speak up about alleged cannibal

7:59 PM EDT, June 6, 2012

Crisis consultants encourage Morgan State officials to speak up about alleged cannibal

As Morgan State University has been splashed across the news because of a sensational homicide involving a student's alleged cannibalism, Stephanie Morgan worries about how the world will view her alma mater. In recent days, the East Baltimore woman has observed students communicating online about feeling unsafe or being teased about attending a school where "Only crazy people go."

6:30 PM EDT, May 22, 2012

State school board continues effort to reduce suspensions despite negative public comments

Despite a barrage of public comments, many negative, Maryland State Board of Education members said Tuesday that they will push forward with plans to reduce the use of long-term suspensions and expulsions in student discipline.

7:06 PM EDT, March 24, 2012

Baltimore NAACP plans Monday rally for Trayvon Martin

The Baltimore branch of the NAACP will hold a downtown rally Monday in memory of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

4:40 PM EDT, March 30, 2012

Hopkins leads nation's universities in research spending

Johns Hopkins led the nation's universities in research and development spending for the 32nd consecutive year in rankings released this week by the National Science Foundation.

UM student charged with threatening 'a shooting rampage'

11:43 AM EDT, March 13, 2012

UM student charged with threatening 'a shooting rampage'

A week ago, authorities were called to the campus dorm room of 19-year-old Alexander G. Song 2nd, who, according to the University of Maryland, College Park police chief, was shouting and acting out.

Acting hopefuls flood Stevenson for 'House of Cards' casting call

6:27 PM EDT, March 24, 2012

Acting hopefuls flood Stevenson for 'House of Cards' casting call

Talitha Simeona-Stewart flicked her pen across a student's paper as she stood in the line of people in dark suits.

State audit questions $200,000 payment to BCCC

5:52 PM EDT, March 21, 2012

State audit questions $200,000 payment to BCCC

Baltimore City Community College received a $200,000 payment under "potentially questionable" circumstances from a company that was leasing it space, according to a state legislative audit released Wednesday. The matter has been referred to the attorney general's office for further review.

Trayvon Martin case strikes deep chord with Baltimoreans

9:29 PM EDT, March 29, 2012

Trayvon Martin case strikes deep chord with Baltimoreans

When 17-year-old John Edwards was shot in the head on Edmondson Avenue this month, no one marched on City Hall.

12:06 PM EST, February 28, 2012

UMBC receives grant from National Science Foundation

The University of Maryland Baltimore County has received an almost $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to aid financially needy transfer students who want to enter computer science and engineering majors.

Baltimore City Community College unified by struggle to get off probation

3:57 PM EST, January 28, 2012

Baltimore City Community College unified by struggle to get off probation

Carolane Williams does not flinch when confronted with the particulars of her difficult year, which included an employee uprising and unwanted scrutiny from the leader of the state.

Towson president completes unusual rise from theater to her alma mater's top job

7:23 PM EST, January 29, 2012

Towson president completes unusual rise from theater to her alma mater's top job

As the chandeliers began to swing and the ceiling panels shifted to and fro, the interviewers seated around the hotel conference table seemed uncertain how to react.

Assistant U.S. attorney general to become next law dean at University of Baltimore

9:17 AM EDT, April 25, 2012

Assistant U.S. attorney general to become next law dean at University of Baltimore

Ronald Weich, an assistant U.S. attorney general and former aide to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, is to be named the next dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law on Wednesday, nine months after his popular predecessor resigned amid a public dispute with the university's president.

Baltimore showing solidarity with slain Fla. teen

3:22 PM EDT, March 26, 2012

Baltimore showing solidarity with slain Fla. teen

Today marks one month since Trayvon Martin's death, and thousands of people are expected to descend on the small Florida city where the youth was slain by a neighborhood watch volunteer, including an NFL star and a prominent church leader from Baltimore.

UM regents approve alliance for College Park and Baltimore campuses

7:10 PM EST, March 1, 2012

UM regents approve alliance for College Park and Baltimore campuses

After years of frosty relations, Maryland's largest public research campuses finally have a formal plan to blend their scholarly strengths and to create chances for students and professors to work in both locations.

4:37 PM EST, February 6, 2012

Berman named senior VP of sales and marketing for Baltimore Sun Media Group

Judy Berman was named senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Baltimore Sun Media Group on Monday, a position that will give her oversight of all advertising sales for the company's print and digital products.

BCCC president says she's perplexed by state audit

1:37 PM EDT, March 23, 2012

BCCC president says she's perplexed by state audit

The president of Baltimore City Community College says she's "completely perplexed" by a recently released state audit that questions the circumstances around a $200,000 payment to the college.

Annual conference showcases UMBC's focus on undergraduate research

8:13 PM EDT, April 25, 2012

Annual conference showcases UMBC's focus on undergraduate research

Macy Bokhari felt anonymous at the University of Maryland, College Park, and disconnected from the professors to whom she looked for inspiration.

4:28 PM EST, February 21, 2012

Former Baltimore International president misused more than $200,000 in funds, court filing alleges

The former president of Baltimore International College allegedly misused more than $200,000 for personal meals, antiques and unapproved salary, according to a legal filing submitted Tuesday by the remaining board of the defunct culinary school.

Loyola offers online counseling to students coping with trauma

9:18 PM EST, February 27, 2012

Loyola offers online counseling to students coping with trauma

The polite refusals became all too familiar to counselors at Loyola University Maryland when they offered help to students who had lost a parent, endured an assault or lived through some other kind of trauma.

4:58 PM EDT, March 25, 2012

Harford Co. seeks higher education center amid Morgan-Towson dispute

With its expanding population, rich base of military jobs and lack of a four-year university, Harford County is widely viewed as the next key frontier in Maryland higher education.

8:21 PM EDT, March 30, 2012

Towson University cleared to construct branch on Harford Community College campus

Towson University will be allowed to construct and operate a new branch on the campus of Harford Community College, under a decision released Friday afternoon by the state's interim secretary of higher education.

Hopkins launches new space science minor for undergraduates

11:32 AM EDT, March 19, 2012

Hopkins launches new space science minor for undergraduates

What lies at the center of that giant ball of gas we call Jupiter? When you cut through the incredibly dense atmosphere of Venus, what's happening on the planet surface?

6:21 PM EDT, March 13, 2012

Hopkins, UM graduate programs again rank among the best in nation, says U.S. News

The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland continue to boast some of the best graduate programs in the country, according to rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.

6:50 AM EDT, March 23, 2012

University of Baltimore announces finalists in search for law school dean

The University of Baltimore has selected five finalists in its search for a new law school dean.

After eight years of owning Ravens, Bisciotti ready for a Super Bowl

7:01 PM EST, January 21, 2012

After eight years of owning Ravens, Bisciotti ready for a Super Bowl

It was well past midnight, and Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti was ready to sign off after his team's second straight exhilarating victory over arch rival Pittsburgh Steelers. But Bisciotti had one last thought to share with friend and adviser Ron Shapiro.

Baltimore International College set to hand control to Va.-based Stratford

5:35 PM EST, December 29, 2011

Baltimore International College set to hand control to Va.-based Stratford

Baltimore International College is set to hand over control of its operations to Virginia's Stratford University after restructuring its debt and receiving approval from the required accrediting agencies.

9:12 PM EST, November 27, 2011

Woman gives birth to baby at BWI

A woman gave birth to a baby boy at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Sunday afternoon, shortly after stepping off an incoming flight, an airport spokesman said.

Coppin president says vote of no confidence won't derail efforts to improve university

8:45 PM EST, February 24, 2012

Coppin president says vote of no confidence won't derail efforts to improve university

The president of Coppin State University says he won't be derailed by a recent vote of no confidence from faculty members and promises rapid efforts to improve communications with those who have criticized his leadership.

Trial begins in federal lawsuit alleging continued segregation at Md. universities

7:13 PM EST, January 3, 2012

Trial begins in federal lawsuit alleging continued segregation at Md. universities

Alumni and students from Maryland's four historically black universities took their long-held view that the state perpetuates racial segregation to court Tuesday, arguing that their institutions are underfunded.

2:20 PM EDT, March 24, 2012

Rear of West Baltimore vacant collapses during two-alarm fire

The rear of a vacant dwelling collapsed as firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze in West Baltimore early Saturday morning, a city fire spokesman said.

Cruise ship dorm leaves St. Mary's College

3:53 PM EST, December 19, 2011

Cruise ship dorm leaves St. Mary's College

St. Mary's College of Maryland said farewell to the most talked-about dormitory in its history on Sunday when the Sea Voyager, a 286-foot cruise ship, pulled up anchor. The ship, docked beside campus on the St. Mary's River, had housed 240 students since early November.

5:52 PM EST, January 31, 2012

UM, federal officials discuss ideas to reduce college costs

Andrew York hopes to bring better health services to desperately poor Native Americans when he's done earning dual degrees in law and pharmacy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

8:32 PM EST, December 9, 2011

University regents vote against College Park-Baltimore merger

After months of debate, the University of Maryland's governing board recommended Friday that the system's two largest research campuses, in Baltimore and College Park, remain separate institutions.

Md. recognition of Piscataways adds happy note to complicated history

5:15 PM EST, January 16, 2012

Md. recognition of Piscataways adds happy note to complicated history

For as long as she can remember, Mervin Savoy has pressed the world to see her as she sees herself.

Arabic teacher makes difficult journey from Iraq to Baltimore classroom

5:16 PM EST, December 31, 2011

Arabic teacher makes difficult journey from Iraq to Baltimore classroom

Eleven-year-old Sy'Keirra English strides confidently to the front of the classroom and greets her teacher in his native language — Arabic.

8:39 PM EST, January 16, 2012

UM moves ahead with plans to replace presidential house

The University of Maryland, College Park went ahead with plans to demolish and replace the on-campus home of its president, despite criticism that the $7.2 million project seems excessive when the university is cutting athletic programs and imposing furloughs on employees.

Notre Dame names its first male president

8:46 PM EST, February 23, 2012

Notre Dame names its first male president

A man will lead Notre Dame of Maryland University for the first time in its 116-year history, after the board of trustees announced Thursday its unanimous choice of James Conneely as the institution's next president.

8:02 PM EST, February 1, 2012

University leaders praise O'Malley's proposed budget

The leaders of Maryland's university system say they're grateful that Gov. Martin O'Malley has proposed another increase in higher-education spending for 2012-2013 at a time when many states are slashing support for public universities.

8:10 PM EST, November 27, 2011

Cecil County man killed in Fallston motorcycle crash

A Cecil County man was killed Sunday morning in Fallston when he lost control of his motorcycle and was struck by an oncoming car, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said.

3:06 PM EST, February 4, 2012

Bill would limit public information requests of professors

In Virginia, the attorney general, skeptical of global warming, tried to use his subpoena powers to build a fraud case against a climatology professor.

7:31 PM EST, December 9, 2011

University regents vote against College Park-Baltimore merger

After months of debate, the University of Maryland's governing board recommended Friday that the system's two largest research campuses, in Baltimore and College Park, remain separate institutions.

St. Mary's students learn to love life aboard cruise ship

11:08 AM EST, November 22, 2011

St. Mary's students learn to love life aboard cruise ship

— Michelle DiMenna digs into a salad and flips through a novel on the balcony above her college dorm room.

6:34 AM EST, November 29, 2011

UMB to host hearing on violence vs. kids, led by Eric Holder

The University of Maryland, Baltimore will host a hearing Tuesday on violence against children, led by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

February 17, 2012

Report says Md. must do more to help poor, minority students complete college

Despite its exemplary commitment to higher education, Maryland must do a better job helping black, Hispanic and lower-income students succeed in college, says a report released Friday by University of Pennsylvania researchers.

Report: Stevenson chief among highest-paid at private colleges

7:26 PM EST, December 5, 2011

Report: Stevenson chief among highest-paid at private colleges

Stevenson University had the highest income disparity between its president — who made $1.49 million in 2009 — and rank-and-file professors, according to a salary survey of hundreds of institutions released Monday by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

UMBC president wins $500,000 award for academic leadership

4:57 PM EDT, November 3, 2011

UMBC president wins $500,000 award for academic leadership

Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, has received an academic leadership award from the Carnegie Corp. of New York that carries with it a $500,000 grant.

6:01 PM EST, January 5, 2012

Miller wants new university research center in Baltimore

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller has called for the establishment of a center in Baltimore for the state's top two public research universities to seek funding of joint projects — a step toward his eventual goal of "reunification" for the institutions.

7:29 PM EST, November 29, 2011

Task force on violence against children begins work in Baltimore

The famous baseball manager was a scared kid once. When he came home from school and saw his father's car parked out front, he often fled to the relative safety of a friend's house.

Pop-up shop designed to spur interest in Highlandtown business

7:36 PM EST, December 3, 2011

Pop-up shop designed to spur interest in Highlandtown business

Three weeks ago, the Highlandtown storefront was empty and apparently without prospects.

New director has big plans at Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

5:41 PM EST, December 27, 2011

New director has big plans at Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

Elaine Tuttle Hansen will never forget stepping into her first college class after years of feeling out of place as a smart kid in her small Massachusetts hometown.

Md. students, parents endure nervous day during Virginia Tech lockdown

7:00 PM EST, December 8, 2011

Md. students, parents endure nervous day during Virginia Tech lockdown

Ellie Kavanagh had never been so happy to sleep through her alarm.

Building boom highlights growing ambitions at Salisbury

5:46 PM EST, November 25, 2011

Building boom highlights growing ambitions at Salisbury

If it has been a while since you've driven through the heart of this Eastern Shore city, the buildings might come as a shock. One after another, they tower shiny and modern above the chain restaurants and strip-mall shops that dominate Route 13.

8:26 PM EST, November 15, 2011

After Penn State, Md. may examine strengthening child abuse reporting law

Educators, health practitioners, social service workers and police officers are required under Maryland law to report suspected child abuse to local authorities and to their bosses. But the state has no power to prosecute when the law is not followed.

UMBC seeks fresh ways to teach familiar introductory courses

7:20 PM EST, December 13, 2011

UMBC seeks fresh ways to teach familiar introductory courses

Bill LaCourse felt inadequate.

12:03 PM EDT, October 19, 2011

Loyola University receives $5.2 million gift

Loyola University Maryland has received a $5.2 million gift, the largest individual donation in school history, from alumnus Ed Hanway and his wife, Ellen.

7:10 PM EDT, October 21, 2011

Baltimore leaders speak against merger of UMB and College Park

The University of Maryland, Baltimore could become a diminished player in the city's revitalization efforts if it is combined with the state's flagship campus in College Park, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said at a Friday hearing on the proposed merger.

Mold forces St. Mary's students to move to cruise ship

12:33 PM EDT, October 27, 2011

Mold forces St. Mary's students to move to cruise ship

Water has always been intrinsic to the experience of attending St. Mary's College of Maryland, but that legacy took a new turn this week when hundreds of students learned that mold would force them to spend the rest of the semester living on a 300-foot cruise ship docked beside campus on the St. Mary's River.

2:13 PM EST, November 9, 2011

Takeover of Baltimore International College receives preliminary approval

Virginia's Stratford University has received preliminary approval from the Maryland Higher Education Commission to take over operations of embattled Baltimore International College on Jan. 1.

Baltimore Sun donation allows New Year's Eve fireworks to go forward

6:55 PM EST, December 2, 2011

Baltimore Sun donation allows New Year's Eve fireworks to go forward

Fireworks will light the sky over the Inner Harbor on New Year's Eve after a donation from The Baltimore Sun allowed organizers to meet their fundraising goal for putting on the annual display.

Nobel Prize gives researcher and Hopkins more exposure

9:27 PM EDT, October 4, 2011

Nobel Prize gives researcher and Hopkins more exposure

Few understand the club that Adam Riess joined Tuesday when he received a 5:30 a.m. phone call from Sweden.

UMBC, College Park place high on U.S. News list

September 13, 2011

UMBC, College Park place high on U.S. News list

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the University of Maryland, College Park were again listed among the nation's top up-and-coming schools in annual rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.

8:29 PM EDT, October 12, 2011

UB pledges to spend more on its law school

University of Baltimore administrators announced Wednesday that they would boost the law school's base operating budget by $5 million over the next five years.

Morgan State exhibit celebrates university's role in the civil rights movement

7:19 PM EST, November 10, 2011

Morgan State exhibit celebrates university's role in the civil rights movement

Julia Davidson-Randall knew she was likely to be arrested. But as the Morgan State junior's second day in a Baltimore jail bled into a third, she began to wonder what she had gotten herself into.

7:45 PM EDT, October 28, 2011

College Park leaders laud proposed merger between state's largest research universities

A merger of the state's major research universities in College Park and Baltimore would remove significant barriers to medical and scientific collaboration, said elected officials and academic leaders Friday at a hearing on the proposed combination of the campuses.

Early surveys show robust sales increases on Black Friday

7:01 PM EST, November 27, 2011

Early surveys show robust sales increases on Black Friday

Shoppers packed stores and spent money in record numbers on Black Friday, early surveys show, a phenomenon that analysts call a hopeful sign for the U.S economy after months of up-and-down consumer spending.

8:04 PM EST, November 27, 2011

Second victim of Elkridge crash identified

Howard County Police have identified an 18-year-old Severn man as the second victim killed in a single-car crash Friday night in Elkridge.

Turgeon eager for the challenge of building on Gary Williams' legacy

4:30 PM EST, November 12, 2011

Turgeon eager for the challenge of building on Gary Williams' legacy

Know this about Mark Turgeon: He has no reservations, absolutely none, about replacing Gary Williams, the man who resurrected Maryland basketball.

8:00 PM EST, November 27, 2011

Cars, fences vandalized in Middle River

A series of cars and fences were found covered in spray paint Sunday morning in Bowleys Quarters, Baltimore County Police said.

UMB to host summit on childhood obesity

6:24 PM EST, November 9, 2011

UMB to host summit on childhood obesity

Jay Perman feels a touch ashamed now of the thoughts he had when he first started seeing droplets of fat in the livers of adolescent patients.

St. Mary's students cleared to move onto cruise ship

12:58 PM EDT, November 1, 2011

St. Mary's students cleared to move onto cruise ship

After a 24-hour delay, 240 students from St. Mary's College of Maryland were cleared to move onto a cruise ship Tuesday afternoon, a college spokeswoman said.

2:57 PM EDT, November 1, 2011

Prop gun for acting class causes scare at Towson U.

Towson University students and employees were briefly alerted to stay inside Tuesday afternoon, because police were looking for a man with a gun on campus. But the man turned out to be carrying a prop gun for an acting class, said Towson spokeswoman Gay Pinder. She said the situation lasted about 20 minutes and that the report of the gun was not prompted by any threatening behavior. "It was more a case of see something, say something," she said. "Fortunately, it turned out to be much ado about nothing."

Printer demonstrates craft as part of nine-month road trip

7:40 PM EDT, November 5, 2011

Printer demonstrates craft as part of nine-month road trip

Kyle Durrie had established a decent living, handcrafting and printing wedding invitations, but truth be told, she was at the end of her creative rope.

Occupy Baltimore protest continues after a week

8:42 PM EDT, October 10, 2011

Occupy Baltimore protest continues after a week

Ben Pfeffer traded his Charles Village apartment for a sleeping bag across the street from the Inner Harbor.

Morgan president says campus needs facelift

7:28 PM EDT, October 11, 2011

Morgan president says campus needs facelift

The unrelenting rain seeped through the ceiling and soaked carpets throughout the worn academic building. Trash bins were deployed at points where the deluge was worst so the Jenkins Behavioral and Social Sciences Building wouldn't fill up like a sinking ship.

McDaniel tailgating to be featured on The Weather Channel

6:16 PM EDT, October 15, 2011

McDaniel tailgating to be featured on The Weather Channel

The clerks at the Days Inn of Westminster know that every Friday night before a McDaniel College home football game, a bearish guy with a thick New York accent will appropriate their refrigerator and fill it with 150 cubes of yellow and green Jell-O — spiked with a little something extra.

8:57 PM EDT, October 20, 2011

Debate intensifies over proposed UMB-College Park merger

With the board that oversees Maryland's university system just two months from deciding whether to back a merger of its largest research campuses, Baltimore civic leaders are lining up against any move that would place the city's campus under out-of-town control.

10:33 PM EDT, October 17, 2011

NW Balt. resident hurt after jumping to escape fire

A resident of a Northwest Baltimore apartment building was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Monday evening with injuries suffered when the person jumped from a second floor unit to escape a fire, according to the Baltimore City Fire Department.

6:34 PM EDT, September 30, 2011

Former midshipman sentenced to six months in military prison for rape of classmate

A former Naval Academy midshipman was sentenced to six months in military prison and dismissed from the Navy on Thursday after he was convicted of raping a female classmate.

6:00 PM EDT, September 15, 2011

Baltimore County officials search for answers behind SAT drop

Baltimore County school officials are baffled by a 24-point drop in SAT scores for 2011 seniors, the sharpest decline in the Baltimore area in results released this week by the College Board.

9:19 PM EDT, October 17, 2011

Abingdon Chick-fil-A robbed at gunpoint

A Chick-fil-A in Abingdon was robbed by two gunmen Saturday morning, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said.

Relocation of St. Mary's students to cruise ship is delayed

7:36 PM EDT, October 31, 2011

Relocation of St. Mary's students to cruise ship is delayed

Charlotte Mecklenburg let her mind drift ahead many years to the fall of her prospective offspring's freshman year in college. She imagined her child grousing about a cramped living space or a messy roommate, and she scoffed.

Baltimore developer donates $10 million for high-tech classroom building at College Park

6:37 PM EDT, September 14, 2011

Baltimore developer donates $10 million for high-tech classroom building at College Park

Baltimore developer Edward St. John has donated $10 million to the University of Maryland, College Park to help his alma mater build a new high-tech classroom building in the heart of campus.

7:47 PM EDT, September 9, 2011

Baltimore International reaches settlement

Baltimore International College has reached a legal settlement that will allow it to remain accredited until the end of the year, when officials expect the downtown culinary college to be taken over by Virginia-based Stratford University.

Baltimore Sun to begin charging users of its website

11:32 PM EDT, September 24, 2011

Baltimore Sun to begin charging users of its website

The Baltimore Sun will begin charging frequent users of its website a subscription fee Oct. 10, joining several news organizations that have recently established price tags for online information.

Orioles fans torn between apathy and love

7:31 AM EDT, September 28, 2011

Orioles fans torn between apathy and love

If the Orioles were Rick Besore's girlfriend, he would have broken off the tortured relationship long ago.

Former drama professor named Towson U. president

7:56 PM EDT, September 19, 2011

Former drama professor named Towson U. president

Maravene Loeschke built a deep reservoir of good will in more than 30 years as a student, drama professor and administrator at Towson University.

Sept. 11 changed destiny for Navy class of 2002

8:20 PM EDT, September 9, 2011

Sept. 11 changed destiny for Navy class of 2002

Courtney Senini knew something was amiss when aides started dashing in and out of the classroom, passing messages to the admirals and generals who taught her leadership seminar at the U.S. Naval Academy.

10:02 PM EDT, October 17, 2011

Two men shot in South Baltimore

Two men were shot Monday evening on the 1300 block of Cambria St. in South Baltimore, police said.

January 12, 2010

Online vs. face-to-face learning programs

State university leaders, in what they call a quest to expand college access to students around Maryland, are working to reverse an October decision by the Maryland Higher Education Commission that quashed an online doctoral program because it duplicated a face-to-face program at Morgan State.

Expansion of Baltimore architectural firm fueled by focus on colleges

5:29 PM EDT, August 8, 2011

Expansion of Baltimore architectural firm fueled by focus on colleges

Adam Gross surveys the grassy quadrangle, surrounded by brick walking paths trimmed in marble, nary a car in sight.

4:03 PM EDT, July 28, 2011

State audit criticizes Morgan State for lack of scholarship oversight

Morgan State University awarded scholarships of incorrect amounts because of lax review procedures, according to a state audit released Thursday.

4:57 PM EDT, August 2, 2011

UB names professor interim law dean

The University of Baltimore has tapped law professor Michael Higginbotham to serve as interim dean of its law school after former dean Phil Closius resigned last week.

6:09 PM EDT, August 1, 2011

University of Baltimore president responds to ousted law dean

The University of Baltimore's president issued a sharp response Monday to allegations aired by the university's former law dean after he was forced to resign last week.

Baltimore International faces new questions about accreditation

7:01 PM EDT, September 1, 2011

Baltimore International faces new questions about accreditation

Baltimore International College is facing new questions about its ability to continue operating as the culinary college fights to keep its accreditation until a planned takeover by Virginia-based Stratford University.

5:52 PM EDT, July 21, 2011

UM failed to get approval for $4.7M in food expenses, audit finds

The University of Maryland, College Park did not obtain required approval to pay $4.7 million to its food- services provider and did not adequately monitor faculty research leave, according to a state audit released Thursday.

7:27 PM EDT, July 29, 2011

UB law dean resigns over university's use of its revenue

The popular dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law said he was forced to resign this week, and in an unusual move, he used a widely circulated email to air internal tensions over the university's spending of law school revenues to subsidize other programs.

Friends saw Flanagan's pain, still shocked by suicide

August 26, 2011

Friends saw Flanagan's pain, still shocked by suicide

Scott McGregor worried about his old Orioles teammate, Mike Flanagan.

Marylanders grow irritated at continuing power outages from Irene

9:56 AM EDT, August 30, 2011

Marylanders grow irritated at continuing power outages from Irene

More than 285,825 Maryland households and businesses remained without power Tuesday morning in the wake of Hurricane Irene, prompting residents and Baltimore's mayor to question the pace of restoration efforts and the governor and utility executives to plead for patience.

2:56 PM EDT, September 9, 2011

Baltimore International reaches settlement

Baltimore International College has reached a legal settlement that will allow it to remain accredited until the end of the year, when officials expect the downtown culinary college to be taken over by Virginia-based Stratford University.

Grand Prix organizers seek a mix of hard-core fans and novices looking for a spectacle

3:42 PM EDT, August 21, 2011

Grand Prix organizers seek a mix of hard-core fans and novices looking for a spectacle

Nick Nicaise's first word was "car." While his childhood pals mooned over Mickey Mantle, he idolized driver Dan Gurney.

Baltimore International College to merge with Stratford University

5:48 PM EDT, August 14, 2011

Baltimore International College to merge with Stratford University

The board of trustees of Baltimore International College has signed a letter of intent to merge with Virginia-based Stratford University, a move the board chairman hopes will end an accreditation crisis that threatened to close the downtown culinary college.

February 8, 2010

Snowstorm's a game-changer for party-goers, pizza delivery

It sure looked like a well-planned Super Bowl party, with chili, fresh guacamole and macaroni on the counter, moms and kids milling everywhere and a few dads glued to the game in the living room.

5:06 PM EDT, September 2, 2011

Many residents along Grand Prix course excited

Sharon and Bill Reuter moved to Ridgely's Delight in 1986, before Ravens perched a few blocks away and before Camden Yards evoked anything more than a faded industrial past.

Irene's greatest aggravation: power outages

2:22 PM EDT, August 29, 2011

Irene's greatest aggravation: power outages

It was bad enough that Hurricane Irene stole Lisa Dillin's electricity.

9:07 PM EDT, July 7, 2011

Former Baltimore International president sues culinary college for $5 million

The former president of Baltimore International College is suing the embattled culinary and hospitality school for $5 million, contending that he is not receiving agreed-upon retirement benefits.

8:38 PM EDT, June 30, 2011

Culinary college weighing merger or appeal to avoid closing

Baltimore International College is exploring possible mergers with other institutions and weighing a possible appeal in its attempts to forestall closing because of lost accreditation, the college's Board of Trustees announced Thursday afternoon.

5:32 PM EDT, July 11, 2011

NAACP complaint claims racial bias in student discipline at Anne Arundel schools

Anne Arundel County schools have not made sufficient progress in eliminating racial bias from its student disciplinary practices, according to a civil rights complaint filed by the NAACP.

6:32 PM EDT, July 27, 2011

MICA receives $10 million gift, largest in school history

The Maryland Institute College of Art announced Wednesday that it has received a $10 million gift, the largest in its history, which will be used to expand graduate programs and research.

Summer's Calling: Master of beer and memorabilia

8:51 PM EDT, August 22, 2010

Summer's Calling: Master of beer and memorabilia

It's 30 minutes before game time at Camden Yards, and Greg Schwalenberg peers out at the vast expanse of empty green seats. He grimaces.

Regents to study potential merger of UM campuses

8:05 PM EDT, June 17, 2011

Regents to study potential merger of UM campuses

Though they have stopped short of endorsing a full merger, the presidents of the University of Maryland campuses in College Park and Baltimore have begun discussing possible collaborations that they say could improve both universities.

Loyola graduate lands first job working for John Boehner

4:49 PM EDT, June 18, 2011

Loyola graduate lands first job working for John Boehner

Maura Gillespie turns the corner beside her desk and unlocks a door to the balcony. Laid out below her, perfectly symmetrical, is the National Mall, with the Washington Monument rising like an exclamation point at the end of the expanse.

8:01 PM EDT, June 28, 2011

Baltimore International College to lose accreditation in August

Baltimore International College, a private institution that teaches cooking skills and hospitality management, is slated to lose its accreditation at the end of the summer, a rare blow that generally causes colleges and universities to close.

Obama pressures GOP on debt at College Park appearance

9:49 PM EDT, July 22, 2011

Obama pressures GOP on debt at College Park appearance

After weeks of negotiating behind the scenes, President Barack Obama came to the University of Maryland on Friday in an effort to convince the public that lawmakers could find compromise in their talks over raising nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling.

Delivering bad news one of medicine's great difficulties

7:58 PM EDT, September 20, 2010

Delivering bad news one of medicine's great difficulties

The anguished mother pounded the floor at Johns Hopkins Hospital, screaming, "Why, why, why?" Dr. John Wogan had just told her as gently as he knew how that her teenage son was dead, the victim of a stray bullet fired on the streets of Baltimore.

City experiences setback on MSAs

4:19 PM EDT, June 30, 2011

City experiences setback on MSAs

While students around the state showed progress on the Maryland School Assessment, Baltimore City not only experienced a setback this year with declines in math and reading, but several dozen of the district's schools were among those that performed the worst in the state.

Transit and town center projects set to transform College Park

7:38 PM EDT, June 13, 2011

Transit and town center projects set to transform College Park

The University of Maryland, College Park could look considerably different by 2020 if plans for a light rail line and a town center development on the east side of campus roll forward this year.

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