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Towson football picked to finish fifth in the CAA

4:35 PM EDT, July 23, 2014

Towson football picked to finish fifth in the CAA

The Towson football team is more than six months removed from its 35-7 loss to North Dakota State in the Football Championship Subdivision title game, but one thing remains the same. Much as they were in the week leading up to that national final, the Tigers say they are underdogs heading into the 2014 season.

Baltimore-area natives lift Uganda to success in world lacrosse championships

7:21 PM EDT, July 18, 2014

Baltimore-area natives lift Uganda to success in world lacrosse championships

Andrew Boston wore a headlamp so he could walk to the bus stop at night. He carried a lacrosse stick to ward off wild dogs, and then he waited for a bus that might not come.

Big Ten expansion 'absolutely huge' for men's lacrosse

5:31 PM EDT, July 1, 2014

Big Ten expansion 'absolutely huge' for men's lacrosse

When Maryland men's lacrosse coach John Tillman recently hit the recruiting trail, he wasn't entirely sure how players would react to a Terps program making the leap from the Atlantic Coast Conference to the Big Ten, a move that became official Tuesday.

Cottle's challenge, Mundorf's game-winner help Bayhawks edge Cannons, 16-15

11:27 PM EDT, June 14, 2014

Cottle's challenge, Mundorf's game-winner help Bayhawks edge Cannons, 16-15

In the words of midfielder Ben Hunt, the Chesapeake Bayhawks got back to playing Bayhawks lacrosse.

Notre Dame lacrosse dominates second half in 11-6 win over Terps

7:59 PM EDT, May 24, 2014

Notre Dame lacrosse dominates second half in 11-6 win over Terps

In coach John Tillman's four-year tenure, the Maryland men's lacrosse team had twice reached the national semifinals, and each time it moved on to the title game.

 Cottle's challenge helped give Rabil a shot at stardom

2:01 PM EDT, June 13, 2014

Cottle's challenge helped give Rabil a shot at stardom

Of the 287 goals Paul Rabil has scored as a midfielder for Johns Hopkins and the Boston Cannons, 62 have been assisted. Not counted there is a big assist from a longtime rival of Rabil's: Dave Cottle.

Salisbury falls to Tufts, 12-9, in Division III men's lacrosse championship

6:28 PM EDT, May 25, 2014

Salisbury falls to Tufts, 12-9, in Division III men's lacrosse championship

In college lacrosse, there is no substitute for offense.

Taylor has one last goal for Salisbury men's lacrosse

9:29 AM EDT, May 24, 2014

Taylor has one last goal for Salisbury men's lacrosse

Fresh out of Glenelg High, Alex Taylor joined the Salisbury men's lacrosse team for the 2011 season and promptly sought to unseat All-American Johnny Rodriguez for the starting goalie position.

Terps, Notre Dame lacrosse set for Round 3

3:50 PM EDT, May 23, 2014

Terps, Notre Dame lacrosse set for Round 3

The Maryland and Notre Dame men's lacrosse teams entered the season having met five times in their histories.

Notre Dame seeks revenge vs. Duke in NCAA men's lacrosse final

6:03 PM EDT, May 25, 2014

Notre Dame seeks revenge vs. Duke in NCAA men's lacrosse final

In its run to the NCAA tournament final this season, the Notre Dame men's lacrosse team has beaten every Atlantic Coast Conference team except one.

Legacy is on the line for Terps goalie Niko Amato

7:28 PM EDT, May 22, 2014

Legacy is on the line for Terps goalie Niko Amato

There's a long list of goalies who have played for the Maryland men's lacrosse team without winning the sport's ultimate prize.

Notre Dame lacrosse transforms itself into offensive force

5:33 PM EDT, May 22, 2014

Notre Dame lacrosse transforms itself into offensive force

Welcome to "Extreme Makeover: Dome Edition."

Salisbury beats Washington College, advances to Division III men's lacrosse title game

9:58 PM EDT, May 18, 2014

Salisbury beats Washington College, advances to Division III men's lacrosse title game

SALISBURY — Trailing, 3-1, after one quarter and in sore need of an energy boost, the Salisbury men's lacrosse team got some help from an unlikely source: its opponent.

Maryland men's lacrosse advances to final four with 16-8 rout of Bryant

5:29 PM EDT, May 17, 2014

Maryland men's lacrosse advances to final four with 16-8 rout of Bryant

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — The Maryland men's lacrosse team beat Bryant at its own game.

Previewing the men's lacrosse semifinal matchups

2:49 PM EDT, May 22, 2014

Previewing the men's lacrosse semifinal matchups

Saturday's Division I semifinals

Wells Stanwick is the brains behind Hopkins lacrosse

6:27 PM EDT, May 15, 2014

Wells Stanwick is the brains behind Hopkins lacrosse

From his seat at a Federal Hill restaurant, surrounded by friends, Steele Stanwick had a funny feeling as he watched his younger brother Wells in Johns Hopkins' 14-8 victory at Virginia in the first round of the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament Sunday.

Previewing the NCAA men's lacrosse quarterfinals

4:00 PM EDT, May 15, 2014

Previewing the NCAA men's lacrosse quarterfinals

Division I quarterfinals

Washington stuns Stevenson, 12-11

10:51 PM EDT, May 14, 2014

Washington stuns Stevenson, 12-11

Washington College ensured that 2013 NCAA Division III men's lacrosse champion Stevenson will not get the chance to repeat.

9:48 PM EDT, May 11, 2014

Johns Hopkins upsets Virginia, 14-8, in NCAA men's lacrosse tournament

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The Stanwick name usually evokes fond memories here at Klockner Stadium, but that wasn't the case Sunday.

 Chanenchuk's winner with 2 seconds left lifts Terps lacrosse past Cornell, 8-7

9:08 PM EDT, May 10, 2014

Chanenchuk's winner with 2 seconds left lifts Terps lacrosse past Cornell, 8-7

A sore ankle did not prevent Mike Chanenchuk from delivering for the Maryland men's lacrosse team.

Lacrosse Q&A: Johns Hopkins goalie Eric Schneider

7:19 PM EDT, May 8, 2014

Lacrosse Q&A: Johns Hopkins goalie Eric Schneider

Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player or coach to get you better acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Johns Hopkins senior goalkeeper Eric Schneider, who joins Loyola Maryland senior Jack Runkel and Maryland senior Niko Amato as the only goalies in the NCAA tournament ranked in the top 10 in both goals-against average and save percentage.

Albany's Thompson trio bring their roadshow to Ridley

5:53 PM EDT, May 8, 2014

Albany's Thompson trio bring their roadshow to Ridley

About 30 minutes after the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team had wrapped up a 13-8 victory over visiting Albany on April 4, three players were still standing on the Homewood Field turf, signing autographs and posing for pictures with fans.

After one-year absence, Johns Hopkins returns to NCAA men's lacrosse tournament

11:05 PM EDT, May 4, 2014

After one-year absence, Johns Hopkins returns to NCAA men's lacrosse tournament

Unlike a year ago, when the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team was left out of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1971, nerves were not an issue when this year's 18-team field was unveiled Sunday night.

No. 7 Terps beat Navy, eye top-8 seed for lacrosse tournament

6:50 PM EDT, May 3, 2014

No. 7 Terps beat Navy, eye top-8 seed for lacrosse tournament

Home is where the Maryland men's lacrosse team wants to be for the first round of the NCAA tournament, and the No. 7 Terps might have ensured that scenario with a 12-6 victory over visiting Navy on Saturday.

Final spots in NCAA men's lacrosse tournament to be determined this weekend

6:08 PM EDT, April 28, 2014

Final spots in NCAA men's lacrosse tournament to be determined this weekend

Loyola Maryland and Notre Dame became the first two teams to lock up berths in the coming NCAA men's lacrosse tournament, and their entries have already begun to shape the 18-team field, which will be announced on Sunday at 9 p.m.

7:06 PM EDT, May 1, 2014

Previewing the week ahead for Maryland men's lacrosse teams

No. 1 Loyola Maryland (14-1)

Starting attacks take different paths to goal for Loyola, Hopkins lacrosse

12:52 PM EDT, May 1, 2014

Starting attacks take different paths to goal for Loyola, Hopkins lacrosse

When top-ranked Loyola Maryland and No. 6 Johns Hopkins add another chapter to their rivalry Saturday at Ridley Athletic Complex, both teams will bring powerful attack units.

Irish upset Terps in ACC tourney

11:26 PM EDT, April 25, 2014

Irish upset Terps in ACC tourney

CHESTER, PA. — The title game of the Atlantic Coast Conference men's lacrosse tournament will have a Big East tinge to it.

 Lacrosse Q&A: UMBC faceoff specialist Phil Poe

1:40 PM EDT, April 24, 2014

Lacrosse Q&A: UMBC faceoff specialist Phil Poe

Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player or coach to get you better acquainted with the player and his/her team.

7:12 PM EDT, April 26, 2014

Goucher lacrosse loses to Scranton, misses chance to win Landmark Conference top seed

Goucher's five-year reign as the Landmark Conference regular-season men's lacrosse champion came to an end when the Gophers fell to visiting Scranton, 8-7, at Gopher Stadium in Towson on Saturday.

12:54 PM EDT, April 24, 2014

Previewing the week ahead for Maryland men's lacrosse teams

NO. 1 LOYOLA MARYLAND (12-1)

No. 5 Hopkins avoids upset with 13-7 win over Villanova

10:26 PM EDT, April 23, 2014

No. 5 Hopkins avoids upset with 13-7 win over Villanova

With a few significant wins under its belt, the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team wanted to ensure that it did not incur what might be considered a bad loss in the eyes of the NCAA tournament selection committee.

Loyola midfielder Laconi on short list for top short-sticks

12:29 PM EDT, April 24, 2014

Loyola midfielder Laconi on short list for top short-sticks

On a team headed by stars like senior defenseman Joe Fletcher, senior attackman Justin Ward and junior attackman Nikko Pontrello, Pat Laconi tends not to draw the limelight.

Towson men's lacrosse stumbles vs. Penn in 15-9 loss

11:44 PM EDT, April 22, 2014

Towson men's lacrosse stumbles vs. Penn in 15-9 loss

The Towson men's lacrosse team's hopes for a win against a high-profile opponent and some momentum heading into the Colonial Athletic Association tournament fizzled in a span of 4 minutes andd 2seconds Tuesday night.

Luke Phipps leads No. 3 Salisbury to 11-9 win over No. 2 Stevenson

10:33 PM EDT, April 19, 2014

Luke Phipps leads No. 3 Salisbury to 11-9 win over No. 2 Stevenson

The annual tilt between No. 2 Stevenson and No. 3 Salisbury lived up to its billing Saturday, but Luke Phipps gave the Sea Gulls the final say.

Terps' Murray slides from individual matchups to team defense

12:27 PM EDT, April 24, 2014

Terps' Murray slides from individual matchups to team defense

Goran Murray has lined up against some of the game's best attackmen, and that task figures to continue when No. 6 Maryland (10-2) plays No. 10 Notre Dame (6-5) in the second of two Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinals at PPL Park in Chester, Pa., at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Johns Hopkins squeaks out 6-5 win over Navy

11:32 PM EDT, April 18, 2014

Johns Hopkins squeaks out 6-5 win over Navy

For a time, it appeared that the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team was in a comfortable position to end a run of two straight losses in Annapolis. That comfort, however, didn't materialize until the final buzzer.

Loyola extends win streak with 13-5 thrashing of Bucknell

10:34 PM EDT, April 17, 2014

Loyola extends win streak with 13-5 thrashing of Bucknell

A little pre-game adjustment helped Brian Schultz enjoy a career performance.

No. 9 Hopkins gets down to 'business,' beats No. 5 Terps, 11-6

8:10 PM EDT, April 12, 2014

No. 9 Hopkins gets down to 'business,' beats No. 5 Terps, 11-6

All season, Johns Hopkins has harped on the belief that one win or loss does not define a season.

Faceoff men Kennedy, Raffa bring a special touch to Hopkins-Maryland duel

2:58 PM EDT, April 10, 2014

Faceoff men Kennedy, Raffa bring a special touch to Hopkins-Maryland duel

The first volley in the next chapter of the Johns Hopkins-Maryland rivalry will occur at the opening whistle Saturday when Drew Kennedy and Charlie Raffa meet at the faceoff X.

Previewing the week ahead in Maryland men's lacrosse

9:42 PM EDT, April 17, 2014

Previewing the week ahead in Maryland men's lacrosse

No. 1 Loyola (12-1)

Lacrosse Q&A: Navy long-stick midfielder Pat Kiernan

12:28 PM EDT, April 3, 2014

Lacrosse Q&A: Navy long-stick midfielder Pat Kiernan

Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player or coach to get you better acquainted with the player and his or her team. Today's guest is Navy senior long-stick midfielder Pat Kiernan, who was selected by the Chesapeake Bayhawks in the fifth round of the Major League Lacrosse college draft in January.

Previewing the week ahead for Maryland men's lacrosse teams

5:51 PM EDT, April 18, 2014

Previewing the week ahead for Maryland men's lacrosse teams

No. 1 Loyola (12-1)

Lacrosse Q&A: Towson goalie Tyler White

3:01 PM EDT, April 10, 2014

Lacrosse Q&A: Towson goalie Tyler White

Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player or coach to get you better acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Towson junior goalkeeper Tyler White, who was named the Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week after making a career-high 16 saves in Saturday's 6-5 upset of then-No. 18 Massachusetts.

No. 10 Johns Hopkins lacrosse keeps No. 19 Albany's Thompsons in check for 13-8 win

10:31 PM EDT, April 4, 2014

No. 10 Johns Hopkins lacrosse keeps No. 19 Albany's Thompsons in check for 13-8 win

The Thompson trio for the Albany men's lacrosse team got the highlights, but Johns Hopkins got the win.

No. 7 Terps take over first place in ACC with 9-6 win over No. 8 Virginia in men's lacrosse

6:21 PM EDT, March 30, 2014

No. 7 Terps take over first place in ACC with 9-6 win over No. 8 Virginia in men's lacrosse

COLLEGE PARK — A pair of firsts helped the Maryland men's lacrosse team gain sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Previewing the week ahead for Maryland men's lacrosse teams

12:36 PM EDT, April 3, 2014

Previewing the week ahead for Maryland men's lacrosse teams

No. 1 Loyola (9-1)

No. 10 Hopkins loses 3-goal lead in 3rd loss in row, 13-9 to No. 6 UNC

6:30 PM EDT, March 29, 2014

No. 10 Hopkins loses 3-goal lead in 3rd loss in row, 13-9 to No. 6 UNC

No. 10 Johns Hopkins allowed a three-goal advantage in the second quarter to slip through its fingers as No. 6 North Carolina scored eight of the second half's 10 goals to finish off a 13-9 victory at Homewood Field.

UMBC's Young makes up for penalty with game-winner in 12-11 overtime win vs. Stony Brook

10:47 PM EDT, March 28, 2014

UMBC's Young makes up for penalty with game-winner in 12-11 overtime win vs. Stony Brook

Pat Young went from goat to game-winner.

Mount St. Mary's loses early lead as skid hits program-record 9 games

7:22 PM EDT, March 25, 2014

Mount St. Mary's loses early lead as skid hits program-record 9 games

More than eight minutes into Tuesday's Northeast Conference men's lacrosse opener with Robert Morris, Mount St. Mary's had a 3-0 advantage and a vision of its first win of the season.

Chanenchuk charges No. 7 Terps offense from unusual position

4:29 PM EDT, March 27, 2014

Chanenchuk charges No. 7 Terps offense from unusual position

The day after Maryland's 11-8 loss to North Carolina on Saturday, Mike Chanenchuk called a meeting. The senior midfielder refused to wallow in the disappointment of the setback, which removed the men's lacrosse team from the No. 1 ranking.

Down five goals in first, No. 20 Towson lacrosse beats Delaware, 11-8

10:25 PM EDT, March 22, 2014

Down five goals in first, No. 20 Towson lacrosse beats Delaware, 11-8

The Towson men's lacrosse team's most challenging win of 2014 may also have been its most satisfying.

The week ahead for state men's lacrosse teams

6:28 PM EDT, March 20, 2014

The week ahead for state men's lacrosse teams

No. 1 Maryland (7-0)

DeNapoli takes charge of Towson lacrosse offense

5:10 PM EDT, March 20, 2014

DeNapoli takes charge of Towson lacrosse offense

There was a time when Thomas DeNapoli was reluctant to shoot the ball.

'Fortunate' Loyola beats Georgetown, 10-9, for seventh straight win

9:47 PM EDT, March 19, 2014

'Fortunate' Loyola beats Georgetown, 10-9, for seventh straight win

WASHINGTON — Nikko Pontrello picked a good time to wake up from his mini-slumber.

Previewing the week ahead for Maryland men's lacrosse teams

5:02 PM EDT, March 27, 2014

Previewing the week ahead for Maryland men's lacrosse teams

No. 1 Loyola (8-1)

Lacrosse Q&A with Cornell goalie Christian Knight

2:24 PM EDT, March 20, 2014

Lacrosse Q&A with Cornell goalie Christian Knight

Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player or coach to get you better acquainted with the player and his/her team.

Stevenson lacrosse gets a lift from win over No. 3 Tufts

10:56 PM EDT, March 18, 2014

Stevenson lacrosse gets a lift from win over No. 3 Tufts

If the Stevenson men's lacrosse team was looking for a signature win of the 2014 season, it got one Tuesday night.

Brown's 8 goals not enough for No. 2 Hopkins in 12-10 loss to No. 11 Syracuse

6:11 PM EDT, March 15, 2014

Brown's 8 goals not enough for No. 2 Hopkins in 12-10 loss to No. 11 Syracuse

Sophomore attackman Ryan Brown scored a game-high eight goals but got little help from his teammates and the defense suffered enough lapses for No. 2 Johns Hopkins to drop a 12-10 decision to No. 11 Syracuse before an announced 4,337 at Homewood Field in Baltimore on Saturday.

Towson uses strong first half to beat Navy, 14-9

10:53 PM EDT, March 11, 2014

Towson uses strong first half to beat Navy, 14-9

When the teams met in a men's lacrosse game last season, Towson rallied for an 8-7 win last March. On Tuesday night, the tables were turned, but a comeback was not in the cards.

Roundup: Mount St. Mary's men's lacrosse can't overcome Manhattan in 8-7 loss

12:20 PM EDT, March 10, 2014

Roundup: Mount St. Mary's men's lacrosse can't overcome Manhattan in 8-7 loss

Attackman Bubba Johnson put the visiting Mountaineers on the board first, but the Jaspers (1-5) scored four straight goals in the second quarter and held on to defeat Mount St. Mary's (0-6), 8-7.

State of lacrosse is centered on Maryland

6:42 PM EDT, March 13, 2014

State of lacrosse is centered on Maryland

When the Division I men's lacrosse season opened in February, the penthouse of The Baltimore Sun's rankings was occupied by Duke, the 2013 NCAA champion; Syracuse, last year's runner-up; and North Carolina, an NCAA tournament quarterfinalist.

Salisbury tops Ohio Wesleyan, 13-7, to remain perfect in men's lacrosse

8:16 PM EDT, March 9, 2014

Salisbury tops Ohio Wesleyan, 13-7, to remain perfect in men's lacrosse

— An attack-powered offense for the Salisbury men's lacrosse team gave way to the midfield on Sunday.

Fourth-quarter burst springs Navy men's lacrosse to 11-3 win over Lafayette

10:28 PM EST, March 7, 2014

Fourth-quarter burst springs Navy men's lacrosse to 11-3 win over Lafayette

In less than 90 seconds, the Navy men's lacrosse team turned a dogfight into a drubbing.

2:16 PM EDT, March 13, 2014

The week ahead for Maryland men's lacrosse teams

No. 1 Maryland (5-0)

No. 3 Terps drop another top team with 10-6 win over No. 1 Duke

5:01 PM EST, March 1, 2014

No. 3 Terps drop another top team with 10-6 win over No. 1 Duke

COLLEGE PARK -- The Maryland men's lacrosse team needed some big performances from its veteran leaders, and senior midfielder Mike Chanenchuk, senior goalkeeper Niko Amato and junior Goran Murray were happy to oblige.

No. 3 Johns Hopkins lacrosse too much for Young, UMBC to handle in 15-8 win

6:51 PM EST, March 8, 2014

No. 3 Johns Hopkins lacrosse too much for Young, UMBC to handle in 15-8 win

UMBC sophomore midfielder Pat Young did all he could Saturday against Johns Hopkins, recording four goals and one assist. The Blue Jays' multipronged approach, however, was just too much.

UMBC veteran is giving the Retrievers a consistent contribution

5:49 PM EST, March 6, 2014

UMBC veteran is giving the Retrievers a consistent contribution

As if being the oldest player on UMBC men's lacrosse team wasn't enough, 22-year-old Matt Gregoire is battling an early onset of gray hair and is affectionately referred to by his teammates as "the team Dad."

Lacrosse Q&A with Johns Hopkins senior defenseman Jack Reilly

5:34 PM EST, March 6, 2014

Lacrosse Q&A with Johns Hopkins senior defenseman Jack Reilly

Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player or coach to get you better acquainted with the player and his or her team. Today's subject is Johns Hopkins senior defenseman Jack Reilly, a four-year starter who is part of a defense that's tied with Bucknell for 13th in Division I in average goals allowed (7.8).

Johns Hopkins lacrosse hoping revamped offense leads to more success this season

5:30 PM EST, February 20, 2014

Johns Hopkins lacrosse hoping revamped offense leads to more success this season

Nothing inspires change more than failure.

Maryland men gaining respect as they prepare to face No. 1 Duke

3:57 PM EST, February 27, 2014

Maryland men gaining respect as they prepare to face No. 1 Duke

John Danowski coaches a Duke men's lacrosse program that captured last year's national championship, is 4-0, and is the top-ranked team in the country. None of that prevented him from voting for Maryland — fresh off a dismantling of 2013 runner-up Syracuse on Saturday — as his No. 1 team.

In matchup of future Big Ten foes, No. 12 Johns Hopkins rolls Michigan, 14-5

4:14 PM EST, February 22, 2014

In matchup of future Big Ten foes, No. 12 Johns Hopkins rolls Michigan, 14-5

If this season is any indication, the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team will enjoy its entry into the Big Ten Conference.

No. 15 Johns Hopkins opens season with 10-9 win over No. 13 Ohio State in triple overtime

3:59 PM EST, February 9, 2014

No. 15 Johns Hopkins opens season with 10-9 win over No. 13 Ohio State in triple overtime

Brandon Benn needed just 59 seconds to end the second-longest game in Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse history.

Q&A: Catching up with Georgetown attackman and St. Paul's graduate Jeff Fountain

5:24 PM EST, February 20, 2014

Q&A: Catching up with Georgetown attackman and St. Paul's graduate Jeff Fountain

Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player or coach to get you better acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Georgetown attackman Jeff Fountain, a Lutherville native and St. Paul's graduate who ranks third on the team in points with four. The 5-foot-7, 175-pound senior scored the game-winning goal in the Hoyas' 9-8 overtime decision over Navy on Saturday and will lead the team into Saturday's noon game against Towson at Johnny Unitas Stadium.

With smothering defense, No. 11 Maryland men's lacrosse routs visiting UMBC, 14-3

6:30 PM EST, February 15, 2014

With smothering defense, No. 11 Maryland men's lacrosse routs visiting UMBC, 14-3

COLLEGE PARK The Maryland men's lacrosse team had almost two years to stew over its last meeting with UMBC. So after Thursday's winter storm, what was another two-hour delay, anyway?

No. 13 Loyola men score first 10 goals in 20-4 win over No. 18 Towson

7:36 PM EST, February 19, 2014

No. 13 Loyola men score first 10 goals in 20-4 win over No. 18 Towson

Sometime during the second quarter of Wednesday's men's lacrosse game between No. 13 Loyola and No. 18 Towson, a storm that at times pelted Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore with rain passed and a rainbow formed over the field. That natural wonder was about the only positive for the Tigers.

Lacrosse becoming cold-weather sport

4:03 PM EST, February 13, 2014

Lacrosse becoming cold-weather sport

Winter is synonymous with snow, Christmas and … lacrosse?

Rambo explodes on scene as Maryland men's lacrosse beats Mount St. Mary's, 16-3

4:00 PM EST, February 8, 2014

Rambo explodes on scene as Maryland men's lacrosse beats Mount St. Mary's, 16-3

COLLEGE PARK — The Mount St. Mary's and Maryland men's lacrosse teams entered their season opener with numerous questions. It was the Terps who walked away with a little more clarity.

Realignment raises hopes, causes concern for 2014 college lacrosse season

6:24 PM EST, February 6, 2014

Realignment raises hopes, causes concern for 2014 college lacrosse season

The conference realignment that swept through college football has reached college lacrosse, and has generated optimism and concerns among those involved in the sport.

Q&A: Catching up with Syracuse coach John Desko

8:17 PM EST, February 6, 2014

Q&A: Catching up with Syracuse coach John Desko

Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player or coach to get you better acquainted with the player and his or her team.

At Baltimore Boat Show, one innovative exhibit lets customers test the water

5:13 PM EST, January 25, 2014

At Baltimore Boat Show, one innovative exhibit lets customers test the water

Kevin McClarren brought his son to the Baltimore Boat Show on Thursday, and 7-year-old Nathan was antsy and fidgety until they found the American Fly Fishing Schools' Simul-Cast Pond in the back of the Baltimore Convention Center.

After loss, Towson must deal with CAA leader Delaware

2:34 PM EST, January 24, 2014

After loss, Towson must deal with CAA leader Delaware

After a stunning three-point loss to Northeastern Wednesday night, the Towson men's basketball team had just two days to lick its wounds and craft a game plan against Colonial Athletic Association leader Delaware. That was fine with Marcus Damas.

Towson men's basketball loses to Northeastern on last-second 3-pointer

10:08 PM EST, January 22, 2014

Towson men's basketball loses to Northeastern on last-second 3-pointer

Despite losing records overall and in the Colonial Athletic Association, the Northeastern men's basketball team was the kind of opponent Towson coach Pat Skerry was leery of. In fact, the day before Wednesday night's contest, Skerry had expressed his concerns on a conference call, saying, "We know they can absolutely beat us."

As CAA play begins, Towson men's basketball eyes title game at Baltimore Arena

6:06 PM EST, January 10, 2014

As CAA play begins, Towson men's basketball eyes title game at Baltimore Arena

Four McGlynn moved into the starting lineup 10 games ago to replace sophomore point guard Jerome Hairston, but the transfer student for the Towson men's basketball team said he left his nerves behind.

Maryland forwards Patrick Mullins and Schillo Tshuma taken in first round of MLS SuperDraft

5:18 PM EST, January 16, 2014

Maryland forwards Patrick Mullins and Schillo Tshuma taken in first round of MLS SuperDraft

For the second consecutive year and for the fifth time since 2004, two Maryland players were selected in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft, but forwards Patrick Mullins and Schillo Tshuma went later than anticipated Thursday.

Underdog Towson says it feels no pressure heading into FCS title game against North Dakota State

7:40 PM EST, January 3, 2014

Underdog Towson says it feels no pressure heading into FCS title game against North Dakota State

FRISCO, Texas -- Towson is fully aware that North Dakota State is the prohibitive favorite in Saturday's Football Championship Subdivision title game.

Terps forward Mullins wins second MAC Hermann Trophy

2:21 AM EST, January 11, 2014

Terps forward Mullins wins second MAC Hermann Trophy

Patrick Mullins, who helped spark Maryland's run to the NCAA tournament final in December, captured his second straight MAC Hermann Trophy on Friday night.

One step short, Towson football looks to continue success in 2014

4:07 PM EST, January 5, 2014

One step short, Towson football looks to continue success in 2014

After Towson's 35-7 loss to North Dakota State in the Football Championship Subdivision title game, coach Rob Ambrose didn't act differently at the postgame news conference than he had in the past. He parried with the media, told a few jokes and expressed his pride in his players.

Injured Tigers still play a role in Towson's march to national title game

3:44 PM EST, January 2, 2014

Injured Tigers still play a role in Towson's march to national title game

Sitting out Towson's march to the Football Championship Subdivision title game has been more agonizing for Leon Kinnard than the foot injury that ended the senior wide receiver's season two months ago.

Towson's Telvion Clark making most of second chance

7:36 PM EST, January 1, 2014

Towson's Telvion Clark making most of second chance

Getting kicked off the Virginia Tech football team could have ended Telvion Clark's career. Instead, he turned it into an opportunity to find success at Towson.

Connor Frazier's 'toughness' helped Towson advance to NCAA FCS title game

3:39 PM EST, December 24, 2013

Connor Frazier's 'toughness' helped Towson advance to NCAA FCS title game

Gregg Frazier knew the Towson redshirt sophomore quarterback who struggled in the third quarter before scoring the game-winning touchdown against Eastern Washington last Saturday.

A 'quiet' captain, Navy linebacker Cody Peterson leads by example

4:40 PM EST, December 9, 2013

A 'quiet' captain, Navy linebacker Cody Peterson leads by example

Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo calls starting middle linebacker Cody Peterson "soft spoken." Inside linebackers coach Steve Johns refers to the senior as "quiet." Peterson describes himself as "introverted."

For Towson RB Terrance West, a national title much better than individual awards

3:55 PM EST, December 18, 2013

For Towson RB Terrance West, a national title much better than individual awards

Towson junior running back Terrance West has said all the right things since Monday night, when he finished last among the three finalists for the Walter Payton Award, which is given annually to the best player in the Football Championship Subdivision.

Towson's veteran offensive line tries to pave the way for an FCS tournament victory

1:27 PM EST, December 6, 2013

Towson's veteran offensive line tries to pave the way for an FCS tournament victory

The fact that Towson running back Terrance West leads the Football Championship Subdivision in rushing yards and touchdowns is no accident. One of three finalists for the Walter Payton Award, given to the top player in the FCS, the junior is blessed with a unique blend of power, vision and speed.

5:57 PM EST, December 20, 2013

Towson doesn't fear jet lag in FCS semifinals

The Towson football team has already set benchmarks that will be difficult to match or exceed in future years: a single-season record of 12 victories, two NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoff wins and the program's first appearance in the tournament semifinals.

Freshmen growing up as Terps soccer makes NCAA tournament run

3:45 PM EST, December 12, 2013

Freshmen growing up as Terps soccer makes NCAA tournament run

After 24 games this fall, Maryland men's soccer coach Sasho Cirovski said his freshman are first-year players by designation only, and can shed their rookie labels.

Down a starter, Towson basketball finds its footing in 2nd half of 75-60 win vs. UMBC

10:48 PM EST, November 26, 2013

Down a starter, Towson basketball finds its footing in 2nd half of 75-60 win vs. UMBC

Fortunately for the UMBC men's basketball team, it did not have to go to overtime for the fifth time in seven games. Unfortunately, the Retrievers did not win, either.

Towson agrees with Ambrose on contract extension

7:17 PM EST, January 8, 2014

Towson agrees with Ambrose on contract extension

In the week leading up to Towson's appearance in the Football Championship Subdivision title game last Saturday, school officials, alumni and fans basked in the team's success.

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.

Towson's Terrance West not 'distracted' by third-place finish for Walter Payton Award

December 18, 2013

Towson's Terrance West not 'distracted' by third-place finish for Walter Payton Award

Few would have faulted Towson's Terrance West for being angry after the junior running back finished third in the voting for the Walter Payton Award on Monday night, despite leading the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) in rushing and touchdowns.

Baltimore bracing for Army-Navy game's return in 2014 and 2016

2:15 PM EST, December 12, 2013

Baltimore bracing for Army-Navy game's return in 2014 and 2016

Boo Corrigan is torn.

Navy football team has a true band of brothers -- five sets of them

5:41 PM EST, December 11, 2013

Navy football team has a true band of brothers -- five sets of them

When Navy junior Obi Uzoma finishes a drill for the outside linebackers, he has a vested interest in watching the rest of the position's players go through, and it has nothing to do with protecting his turf as the primary backup to starter Jordan Drake.

Towson's young receivers coming of age in NCAA FCS tournament

1:36 PM EST, December 12, 2013

Towson's young receivers coming of age in NCAA FCS tournament

The way Arione Scott and Andre Dessenberg see it, Saturday's performance in the Towson football team's rout of Fordham is what they had been working for.

Wesley touchdown with 12.8 seconds left sinks John Hopkins' season, 29-24

5:15 PM EST, November 23, 2013

Wesley touchdown with 12.8 seconds left sinks John Hopkins' season, 29-24

The Johns Hopkins football team snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

Hopkins' RB Cherry enjoying unexpected opportunity

7:46 PM EST, November 22, 2013

Hopkins' RB Cherry enjoying unexpected opportunity

In the aftermath of Boys' Latin's 46-13 loss to Annapolis Area Christian in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference championship in 2011, Brandon Cherry was prepared to say goodbye to football forever.

Navy's improving secondary preps for San Jose State's aerial attack

5:37 PM EST, November 21, 2013

Navy's improving secondary preps for San Jose State's aerial attack

Buddy Green, the defensive coordinator for Navy's football team, has a steadfast policy of refraining from publicly assessing any unit of the defense until season's end.

Terps beat Providence, 3-1, advance in NCAA soccer tournament

10:28 PM EST, November 24, 2013

Terps beat Providence, 3-1, advance in NCAA soccer tournament

The Maryland men's soccer team was ready to answer Providence's call on Sunday.

Maryland men's soccer team tops Virginia, 1-0, for ACC title

5:55 PM EST, November 17, 2013

Maryland men's soccer team tops Virginia, 1-0, for ACC title

The Maryland men's soccer team's sixth Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship happened after some help from an unlikely source.

With all eyes on Reynolds, Navy's Staten dominates in 42-14 rout of South Alabama

9:40 PM EST, November 16, 2013

With all eyes on Reynolds, Navy's Staten dominates in 42-14 rout of South Alabama

Considering what Navy's Keenan Reynolds had done to Hawaii the week before, the South Alabama football team couldn't be blamed for focusing its defensive efforts on the sophomore quarterback Saturday. But the Jaguars forgot to account for Darius Staten.

Towson basketball holds off Temple, 75-69, as Benimon again dazzles for Tigers

11:38 PM EST, November 14, 2013

Towson basketball holds off Temple, 75-69, as Benimon again dazzles for Tigers

On a night when the Towson men's basketball team struggled to find its shooting touch, Jerrelle Benimon stepped up to help.

Looking back, and ahead, in state college basketball

6:12 PM EST, November 14, 2013

Looking back, and ahead, in state college basketball

Coppin State is bracing for a few more weeks without senior small forward Michael Murray, who led the Eagles last season with 12.4 points and 8.9 rebounds per game but is out with a broken right (shooting) hand. But the team might be in good shape during Murray's absence.

Friendly forwards have made Maryland the favorite in ACC men's soccer tournament

5:44 PM EST, November 11, 2013

Friendly forwards have made Maryland the favorite in ACC men's soccer tournament

COLLEGE PARK — To get a sense of the affinity between Maryland men's soccer forwards Patrick Mullins and Jake Pace, look no further than the teams they root for in football.

Benimon-led Towson basketball dominates Morgan State, 95-75

10:35 PM EST, November 12, 2013

Benimon-led Towson basketball dominates Morgan State, 95-75

The Towson men's basketball team did not let the program's first vote in the Associated Press Top 25 poll go to its collective head.

Loyola faces a different challenge as it moves to Patriot League

5:12 PM EST, November 5, 2013

Loyola faces a different challenge as it moves to Patriot League

Dylon Cormier is smart enough to realize that he should not expect the Patriot League to roll out the red carpet for him and his Loyola men's basketball teammates as they begin their first season in the conference.

UMBC women's soccer downs Hartford, 2-0, in America East semifinal

6:39 PM EST, November 3, 2013

UMBC women's soccer downs Hartford, 2-0, in America East semifinal

As the No. 1 seed in the America East tournament for the first time in school history, the UMBC women's soccer team played like a favorite.

Morgan State LB Cody Acker is getting used to being the man in the middle

3:24 PM EDT, October 25, 2013

Morgan State LB Cody Acker is getting used to being the man in the middle

There was a time when Morgan State middle linebacker Cody Acker was more consumed with his tackles total. Aside from the excitement of taking down a running back or sacking a quarterback, Acker enjoyed seeing the numbers increase next to his name after each game.

Ravens did not submit bid to host Championship Weekend at M&T Bank Stadium for 2015-2018

10:08 PM EDT, November 1, 2013

Ravens did not submit bid to host Championship Weekend at M&T Bank Stadium for 2015-2018

The Ravens, who will host next spring's NCAA men's lacrosse championships at M&T Bank Stadium, did not submit a final bid to host Championship Weekend between 2015 and 2018, largely over concerns about a scheduling conflict with the Orioles.

Previewing Delaware vs. Towson football

5:43 PM EDT, November 1, 2013

Previewing Delaware vs. Towson football

Delaware (6-2, 3-1) @ Towson (8-1, 4-1)

Running backs Walters, Cherry power Johns Hopkins to blowout win vs. Dickinson

9:48 PM EDT, October 18, 2013

Running backs Walters, Cherry power Johns Hopkins to blowout win vs. Dickinson

Brandon Cherry finished what Stuart Walters started.

No. 21 Delaware stuns No. 7 Towson football with fourth-quarter comeback, 32-31

11:18 PM EDT, November 2, 2013

No. 21 Delaware stuns No. 7 Towson football with fourth-quarter comeback, 32-31

Even before Saturday night's pivotal Colonial Athletic Association showdown with No. 7 Towson, Delaware appeared to be fighting an uphill battle.

Navy's depth proves to be a strength in win over Pittsburgh

8:38 PM EDT, October 28, 2013

Navy's depth proves to be a strength in win over Pittsburgh

Many college football teams publish a depth chart that includes the top two players at every position. Navy, however, produces one that sometimes goes four-deep and for good reason.

CAA's Baltimore shift continues as Towson men are picked to win conference

6:54 PM EDT, October 22, 2013

CAA's Baltimore shift continues as Towson men are picked to win conference

The Colonial Athletic Association is undergoing a conference realignment in men's basketball, but this one is less disruptive and more geographic.

Slow start dooms No. 3 Towson, unbeaten record in 45-35 loss to No. 15 Villanova

12:24 AM EDT, October 13, 2013

Slow start dooms No. 3 Towson, unbeaten record in 45-35 loss to No. 15 Villanova

The Towson football team's penchant for overcoming early turnovers and big deficits did not materialize this time.

Backup quarterbacks falter as Morgan State loses, 28-14, to Howard

6:11 PM EDT, October 26, 2013

Backup quarterbacks falter as Morgan State loses, 28-14, to Howard

WASHINGTON — The Morgan State football team knew last week that it would not have the services of starting quarterback Seth Higgins, and the junior's absence was apparent Saturday.

More mature West points No. 3 Towson football in right direction

2:53 PM EDT, October 11, 2013

More mature West points No. 3 Towson football in right direction

The Terrance West of old would have reacted to a pair of fumbles with a few choice words directed at anyone who happened to be nearby.

Towson defensive end Ryan Delaire finds a new edge at new school

12:33 PM EDT, October 4, 2013

Towson defensive end Ryan Delaire finds a new edge at new school

The anonymity Ryan Delaire once enjoyed may soon be over.

Towson women's soccer player Emily Banes 'willing to work' toward goals

3:16 PM EDT, October 9, 2013

Towson women's soccer player Emily Banes 'willing to work' toward goals

Emily Banes at first laughed at the question. Then she owned up to it.

UMBC women's soccer finding winning ways

9:24 PM EDT, October 2, 2013

UMBC women's soccer finding winning ways

In the midst of a one-win campaign in 2012, UMBC women's soccer coach Leslie Wray found a reason for optimism.

Navy's Maika Polamalu, cousin of Troy Polamalu, eager to live up to family's name

9:51 PM EDT, September 26, 2013

Navy's Maika Polamalu, cousin of Troy Polamalu, eager to live up to family's name

It's the first question on many people's lips when they meet Maika Polamalu.

As expectations for Johns Hopkins football grow, so does 'bull's-eye'

3:24 PM EDT, September 20, 2013

As expectations for Johns Hopkins football grow, so does 'bull's-eye'

The Johns Hopkins football team has started 2-0 this season, perhaps affirming the accolades it received this preseason. Such respect, however, has raised the bar for a program that has captured the past four Centennial Conference titles.

UMBC-Loyola men's soccer game features two of nation's top scorers

3:24 PM EDT, September 19, 2013

UMBC-Loyola men's soccer game features two of nation's top scorers

The game Saturday night between UMBC and Loyola features two of the top goal scorers in Division I men's soccer, but the Retrievers' Pete Caringi III and the Greyhounds' Larry Ndjock don't think the spotlight should be on them.

Morgan State falls to 0-5 with 27-21 loss to Norfolk State

7:29 PM EDT, September 28, 2013

Morgan State falls to 0-5 with 27-21 loss to Norfolk State

The Morgan State football team found its rhythm on offense in the first and fourth quarters of its Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener against Norfolk State. It was the middle stretch that proved to be the Bears' undoing Saturday.

Poor start, strong finish for No. 3 Towson in 44-28 win vs. No. 19 New Hampshire

6:46 PM EDT, October 5, 2013

Poor start, strong finish for No. 3 Towson in 44-28 win vs. No. 19 New Hampshire

Another big first-quarter deficit is just another day at the office for the Towson football team.

Baltimore boxer fights for father-son time

September 16, 2013

Baltimore boxer fights for father-son time

One of Venroy July's most vivid recollections from when he was a boy growing up in Jamaica was watching boxing with his father, Venry. The November 1992 bout between Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe was especially memorable for the Baltimore lawyer who moonlights as a boxer.

Towson at Stony Brook college football preview

11:20 AM EDT, September 27, 2013

Towson at Stony Brook college football preview

Towson (4-0, 0-0 CAA) @ Stony Brook (1-2, 1-1)

College football preview: Morgan State at Army

3:35 PM EDT, August 29, 2013

College football preview: Morgan State at Army

Morgan State (0-0) @ Army (0-0)

College football preview: Towson at Connecticut

7:24 PM EDT, August 28, 2013

College football preview: Towson at Connecticut

Towson (0-0) @ Connecticut (0-0)

Towson using 2012 postseason snub as motivation for 2013

4:52 PM EDT, August 27, 2013

Towson using 2012 postseason snub as motivation for 2013

Nov. 18, 2012 will not be remembered fondly by Rob Ambrose.

Previewing Morgan State football's game at Western Kentucky

6:29 PM EDT, September 20, 2013

Previewing Morgan State football's game at Western Kentucky

MORGAN STATE (0-3) @ WESTERN KENTUCKY (1-2)

QB Keenan Reynolds leads Navy over Delaware, 51-7

9:08 PM EDT, September 14, 2013

QB Keenan Reynolds leads Navy over Delaware, 51-7

The Navy football team's identity as an offense is rooted in the running game, but Keenan Reynolds and Co. showed Saturday what they can do through the air.

Monte Gaddis 'gets everything out of his ability' as Towson's defensive leader

4:50 PM EDT, September 13, 2013

Monte Gaddis 'gets everything out of his ability' as Towson's defensive leader

In 2012, his first season with Towson, Monte Gaddis tied for the team lead in sacks and tied for second in tackles. But the 21-year-old inside linebacker didn't have an interception in his college career until the third quarter of last week's 49-7 rout of Holy Cross.

Dunbar grad Christopher Robinson has been pleasant surprise for Morgan State

6:29 PM EDT, August 26, 2013

Dunbar grad Christopher Robinson has been pleasant surprise for Morgan State

Despite a 6-foot-2, 220-pound frame, Morgan State outside linebacker Christopher Robinson was a novice in the weight room during his first year at the university, and that inexperience showed during a session with Josh Bush, the strength and conditioning coach.

After long journey, Towson QB Peter Athens 'blessed to have the opportunity'

4:26 PM EDT, September 6, 2013

After long journey, Towson QB Peter Athens 'blessed to have the opportunity'

When Peter Athens joined the rest of Towson's starting offense in the huddle for the Aug. 29 win over Connecticut, it culminated a five-year period for the quarterback that included knee surgery, one season on the men's lacrosse team and almost deciding to walk away from football.

8:07 PM EDT, September 1, 2013

Dixon, Power have another run-in

The tension between Scott Dixon and Will Power that flared last week in California continued in Baltimore.

Bayhawks' path through playoffs likely to be middle ground

5:00 PM EDT, August 23, 2013

Bayhawks' path through playoffs likely to be middle ground

There is a saying in lacrosse that to enjoy postseason success, a team has to be strong up the middle.

Hinchcliffe making a name for himself in the No. 27 GoDaddy car

4:19 PM EDT, August 31, 2013

Hinchcliffe making a name for himself in the No. 27 GoDaddy car

Fans of the distinctive neon green No. 27 car may have done a double take when GoDaddy announced on Jan. 10, 2012, that James Hinchcliffe would succeed Danica Patrick as driver, but Hinchcliffe said he hopes they have become familiar with his name and face.

Wilson brothers are in different lanes as they prepare for Sunday's Grand Prix

5:52 PM EDT, August 30, 2013

2013 GRAND PRIX OF BALTIMORE

Wilson brothers are in different lanes as they prepare for Sunday's Grand Prix

Despite being separated by 11 years in age, Justin and Stefan Wilson compete, especially when it comes to anything with wheels.

NCAA open to non-NFL stadiums hosting lacrosse championships

7:53 PM EDT, August 20, 2013

NCAA open to non-NFL stadiums hosting lacrosse championships

In response to an attendance downturn at recent NCAA men's lacrosse championship weekends, the organization is now open to allowing non-NFL stadiums to serve as hosts in upcoming years.

Not as many goals, but more assists for Bayhawks' Kyle Dixon this year

5:08 PM EDT, August 9, 2013

Not as many goals, but more assists for Bayhawks' Kyle Dixon this year

At Virginia, Kyle Dixon was more of a playmaker than a scorer. After the Bayhawks drafted him in 2006, the midfielder altered his game, recording more goals than assists.

Pan Am event 'surreal' for Johns Hopkins' Hannah Oneda

7:02 PM EDT, August 21, 2013

Pan Am event 'surreal' for Johns Hopkins' Hannah Oneda

The realization that long-distance runner Hannah Oneda would represent the United States at the 2013 Pan Am Junior Athletics Championships in Medellin, Colombia, this weekend didn't fully hit the Westminster native and Winters Mill graduate until she opened a package sent by USA Track & Field recently.

Bayhawks pull away from Hounds, 16-14, to earn second seed in MLL playoffs

10:34 PM EDT, August 10, 2013

Bayhawks pull away from Hounds, 16-14, to earn second seed in MLL playoffs

Prior to the regular-season finale against the Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks coach Dave Cottle said he was more concerned with his team's momentum than his opponent's. Saturday night, Cottle got a glimpse of the team's character.

Navy defensive players hope struggles are behind them

4:19 PM EDT, August 9, 2013

Navy defensive players hope struggles are behind them

Time has done little to dull the sting of Navy's 34-point loss to Arizona State. Although that 62-28 outcome at the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl took place on Dec. 29, Midshipmen on the defensive side of the ball are still carrying a grudge about that performance.

Stevenson, RIT will attempt to contain nerves during Division III lacrosse title game

2:49 PM EDT, May 25, 2013

Stevenson, RIT will attempt to contain nerves during Division III lacrosse title game

For the first time since Hobart defeated SUNY-Cortland in Division III's first NCAA tournament in 1980, the championship final will involve a pair of participants making their first appearance in the title game when No. 4 Stevenson and No. 3 Rochester Institute of Technology clash Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

Bayhawks clinch MLL playoff berth with 12-8 win over Rochester Rattlers

2:41 AM EDT, August 4, 2013

Bayhawks clinch MLL playoff berth with 12-8 win over Rochester Rattlers

The Bayhawks' first film session of the year may not be the team's last if they continue to play the way they did against the Rochester Rattlers on Saturday night.

New Towson AD Leonard says his plan is to 'listen, learn and then lead'

5:44 PM EDT, August 2, 2013

New Towson AD Leonard says his plan is to 'listen, learn and then lead'

Within the first 15 minutes of his job interview with Towson president Maravene Loeschke, Tim Leonard knew two things: he wanted to be the university's next athletic director, and the school felt the same way about him.

Previewing this weekend's men's and women's college lacrosse championships

5:48 PM EDT, May 23, 2013

Previewing this weekend's men's and women's college lacrosse championships

MEN'S Division I semifinals

Q&A with Stevenson defenseman Kyle Holechek

11:02 AM EDT, May 23, 2013

Q&A with Stevenson defenseman Kyle Holechek

Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player or coach to get you better acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Stevenson junior defenseman Kyle Holechek, a Reisterstown native and Loyola graduate who was named a Division III first-team All-American on Tuesday after a season in which he ranked second on the team in caused turnovers (32) and fourth in ground balls (71).

Dixon 'confident' third time will be charm in Grand Prix of Baltimore

6:22 PM EDT, August 8, 2013

Dixon 'confident' third time will be charm in Grand Prix of Baltimore

As the only driver to finish in the top five of both runnings of the Grand Prix of Baltimore, Scott Dixon has been the race's most consistent finisher.

Stevenson tops Salisbury, 12-6, to advance to Division III men's title game

10:28 PM EDT, May 19, 2013

Stevenson tops Salisbury, 12-6, to advance to Division III men's title game

In a year when the Stevenson men's lacrosse team had already achieved its first 20-win season, it only seemed fitting that the Mustangs would get to enjoy another breakthrough: their first trip to the national title game.

With MLL playoff berth on the line, Dave Cottle says it's 'Bayhawk time'

2:43 PM EDT, August 2, 2013

With MLL playoff berth on the line, Dave Cottle says it's 'Bayhawk time'

In the words of Bayhawks coach Dave Cottle, it's "Bayhawk time."

College lacrosse's makeover likely isn't finished yet

6:17 PM EDT, June 7, 2013

College lacrosse's makeover likely isn't finished yet

The dust has settled in the wake of Johns Hopkins' announcement that the men's lacrosse team will join the Big Ten for the 2015 season. But that does not mean that the sport's makeover is complete.

7:37 PM EDT, May 18, 2013

Donahue's last-minute goal lifts top seed Syracuse past Yale, 7-6

Dylan Donahue scored just one goal, but it might have been the most important one of the season for the Syracuse men's lacrosse team.

Towson football team picked to finish second in a balanced CAA

5:42 PM EDT, July 24, 2013

Towson football team picked to finish second in a balanced CAA

In some corners of the college football landscape, there are clear divisions within conferences between the haves and the have nots. That is not the case in the Colonial Athletic Association, where six teams have finished atop the league in six seasons.

Lacrosse Q&A: Notre Dame midfielder Jim Marlatt

6:46 PM EDT, May 16, 2013

Lacrosse Q&A: Notre Dame midfielder Jim Marlatt

Each week, The Baltimore Sun publishes a Q&A with a college lacrosse player or coach to get you more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Notre Dame junior midfielder Jim Marlatt, a Clarksville native and River Hill graduate who leads the team's midfielders in goals with 18 and assists with 10.

NCAA men's semifinals highlight offense's dominance in lacrosse

9:45 AM EDT, May 24, 2013

NCAA men's semifinals highlight offense's dominance in lacrosse

The mantra that defense wins championships could be tested this weekend.

John Hopkins' appearance streak in NCAA tourney ends at 41

11:26 PM EDT, May 5, 2013

John Hopkins' appearance streak in NCAA tourney ends at 41

After 41 consecutive appearances in the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament, No. 13 Johns Hopkins was left out of the 16-team field when it was announced Sunday night. The program's run had been the longest active streak in Division I in all sports — just ahead of Miami baseball (40 straight) and Virginia men's soccer (32).

Maryland men's lacrosse defeats Colgate, 18-6, in regular-season finale

3:59 PM EDT, May 4, 2013

Maryland men's lacrosse defeats Colgate, 18-6, in regular-season finale

The Maryland men's lacrosse team didn't doubt that it belonged in the NCAA tournament. What was in question was whether the Terps had done enough to warrant one of the tournament's eight seeds and a home game in the first round next weekend.

Reigning Tewaaraton winner Baum finds success impossible to duplicate

5:37 PM EDT, May 2, 2013

Reigning Tewaaraton winner Baum finds success impossible to duplicate

For Peter Baum, winning the Tewaaraton Award last year was a life-changer — both good and bad.

Stevenson men's lacrosse defeats Lynchburg 13-7 in NCAA quarterfinal

10:31 PM EDT, May 15, 2013

Stevenson men's lacrosse defeats Lynchburg 13-7 in NCAA quarterfinal

When the Stevenson men's lacrosse team last tangled with Lynchburg, the two sides went to overtime before the Mustangs escaped with a win. Stevenson made sure that scenario was not repeated.

Lacrosse Q&A: Johns Hopkins attackman Wells Stanwick

11:25 PM EDT, May 2, 2013

Lacrosse Q&A: Johns Hopkins attackman Wells Stanwick

Each week, The Baltimore Sun publishes a Q&A with a college lacrosse player or coach to get you more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Johns Hopkins sophomore attackman Wells Stanwick, who leads the team in assists with 22 and points with 45.

Two defenders, Loyola's Fletcher and Hopkins' Durkin, could be key Saturday

5:26 PM EDT, April 26, 2013

Two defenders, Loyola's Fletcher and Hopkins' Durkin, could be key Saturday

Loyola junior defenseman Joe Fletcher and Johns Hopkins senior defenseman Tucker Durkin do not know each other personally. But they can still appreciate each other's skills from afar.

Maryland's Katie Schwarzmann wins second straight Tewaaraton Award

10:05 PM EDT, May 30, 2013

Maryland's Katie Schwarzmann wins second straight Tewaaraton Award

Katie Schwarzmann became the fourth two-time winner of the Tewaaraton Award Thursday.

4:27 PM EDT, April 20, 2013

Late goal lifts No. 6 Terps men to 8-7 win over No. 14 Yale

Mike Chanenchuk and Niko Amato saved the Maryland men's lacrosse team from what might have been a devastating blow.

No. 4 Stevenson claims 17-13 win over No. 11 Washington College

10:37 PM EDT, May 11, 2013

No. 4 Stevenson claims 17-13 win over No. 11 Washington College

The Stevenson men’s lacrosse team did not enjoy its first lead of Saturday night’s NCAA tournament second-round contest against Washington College until 54 minutes had elapsed.

Loyola men's lacrosse team ends 13-game losing streak to Johns Hopkins

6:26 PM EDT, April 27, 2013

Loyola men's lacrosse team ends 13-game losing streak to Johns Hopkins

The Loyola men's lacrosse team made sure overtime was not even a possibility Saturday.

No. 6 Terps searching for answers to struggling offense

8:15 PM EDT, April 18, 2013

No. 6 Terps searching for answers to struggling offense

A little over a month ago, the Maryland men's lacrosse team had the most high-powered offense in the country, a perfect record and the No. 1 ranking.

Lacrosse Q&A: Navy attackman Tucker Hull

6:33 PM EDT, April 18, 2013

Lacrosse Q&A: Navy attackman Tucker Hull

Each week, The Baltimore Sun publishes a Q&A with a college lacrosse player to get you more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Navy junior attackman Tucker Hull, who ranks second on the team in goals (13) and assists (seven). The Charlotte, N.C., native has 105 points in his career, ranking 24th on the academy's all-time list, and he needs just two more to pass Matt Pawlikowski (1990-93) for 23rd.

Duke and Syracuse set for unlikely matchup in championship game

7:55 PM EDT, May 26, 2013

Duke and Syracuse set for unlikely matchup in championship game

At the conclusion of Monday's NCAA tournament final between the Syracuse and Duke men's lacrosse teams, the winning squad will exult and exhale at the same time.

No. 15 Johns Hopkins men upset No. 4 Maryland, 7-4, on the road

7:46 PM EDT, April 13, 2013

No. 15 Johns Hopkins men upset No. 4 Maryland, 7-4, on the road

The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team may look back on April 13 and point to that date as the program's watershed moment of 2013.

Loyola defeats Fairfield in men's lacrosse 13-7

6:01 PM EDT, April 6, 2013

Loyola defeats Fairfield in men's lacrosse 13-7

The Loyola men's lacrosse team knew it was in for a good day when some of its most productive options on offense were defensive players.

 Terps' Blye, Hopkins' Palmer still searching for senior momentum

5:52 PM EDT, April 11, 2013

Terps' Blye, Hopkins' Palmer still searching for senior momentum

Owen Blye and Zach Palmer might not have much sympathy for each other, but this season, they can empathize with one another.

Defensive surge lifts Loyola lacrosse back in hunt for repeat bid

6:04 PM EDT, April 4, 2013

Defensive surge lifts Loyola lacrosse back in hunt for repeat bid

When Nick Liddil scored with nine seconds left in Ohio State's 9-4 loss to Loyola in an Eastern College Athletic Conference men's lacrosse showdown Saturday, it was a footnote in a contest that had been decided much earlier.

Lacrosse Q&A: Towson goalie Andrew Wascavage

6:06 PM EDT, April 4, 2013

Lacrosse Q&A: Towson goalie Andrew Wascavage

Each week, The Baltimore Sun publishes a Q&A with a college lacrosse player or coach to get you more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Towson fifth-year senior goalkeeper Andrew Wascavage, who entered the week ranked fourth in Division I in saves per game (13.8), fifth in save percentage (.608) and 19th in goals-against average (8.79).

Quick start leads No. 12 Johns Hopkins men to 15-8 win over Virginia

9:09 PM EDT, March 23, 2013

Quick start leads No. 12 Johns Hopkins men to 15-8 win over Virginia

The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team took all the mystery out of the program's 85th meeting with Virginia.

Ohio State's lacrosse title dreams fueled by Baltimore pipeline

6:44 PM EDT, May 16, 2013

Ohio State's lacrosse title dreams fueled by Baltimore pipeline

When men's lacrosse coach Joe Breschi left Ohio State after the 2008 season to fill the same post at North Carolina, he took with him his network of connections with the Baltimore metropolitan area.

1:20 AM EDT, April 6, 2013

Strong defensive effort not enough for Hopkins lacrosse in loss to Albany

The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team executed a well-designed defensive plan — and still lost.

Finally on field together, starting midfielders drive Terps' success

5:36 PM EDT, March 28, 2013

Finally on field together, starting midfielders drive Terps' success

Thanks in part to one of the most productive midfields in Division I, the Maryland men's lacrosse team is off to a 6-1 start that included a four-week stay atop The Baltimore Sun's rankings.

Terps confident their defense can contain Cornell's Rob Pannell

3:41 PM EDT, May 11, 2013

Terps confident their defense can contain Cornell's Rob Pannell

The Maryland men's lacrosse team spent the week poring over film of Cornell's whirling dervish of an attackman Rob Pannell, but defensemen Goran Murray and Michael Ehrhardt and goalkeeper Niko Amato have something celluloid cannot match: firsthand experience.

No. 10 UNC upsets No. 1 Maryland, 10-8, in men's lacrosse

6:17 PM EDT, March 23, 2013

No. 10 UNC upsets No. 1 Maryland, 10-8, in men's lacrosse

And then there were none.

Stevenson hushed after 7-6 loss to Tufts

9:51 PM EDT, March 19, 2013

Stevenson hushed after 7-6 loss to Tufts

Paul Cantabene took the unusual step of prohibiting players from the Stevenson men's lacrosse team from conducting interviews after Tuesday night's 7-6 home loss to Tufts.

11:04 PM EDT, March 30, 2013

No. 5 Stevenson men survive with 12-11 win in OT over No. 8 Lynchburg

The man-up unit put the Stevenson men's lacrosse team up for good.

Lacrosse Q&A: North Carolina attackman Marcus Holman

7:05 PM EDT, March 21, 2013

Lacrosse Q&A: North Carolina attackman Marcus Holman

Each week, The Baltimore Sun publishes a Q&A with a college lacrosse player or coach to get you more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is North Carolina senior attackman Marcus Holman, who leads the team in goals (18) and assists (14), and is an early candidate to be named a Tewaaraton Award finalist.

After slump as junior, Hopkins' Ranagan responding to pressure

7:01 PM EDT, March 21, 2013

After slump as junior, Hopkins' Ranagan responding to pressure

It was almost a year ago — 363 days, to be exact — but it seems like eons now.

St. Mary's can't dig out of early hole in 11-6 loss to Denison

5:22 PM EDT, March 13, 2013

St. Mary's can't dig out of early hole in 11-6 loss to Denison

The roller coaster ride for the St. Mary's men's lacrosse team continued its descent.

Hawkins' return boosts Loyola defense in 13-8 win over Georgetown

11:25 PM EDT, March 20, 2013

Hawkins' return boosts Loyola defense in 13-8 win over Georgetown

For at least one half, Loyola men's lacrosse coach Charley Toomey got a good, long look at what his team's defense could be, and he liked what he saw.

Navy midfielder Kiernan aims to lead by more than example

6:44 PM EDT, March 20, 2013

Navy midfielder Kiernan aims to lead by more than example

Pat Kiernan, Navy's do-it-all long-stick midfielder, plays wing on faceoffs and is a threat to score in transition. He acknowledged, however, that there is one area of his game that needs work: his voice.

Stanwick leads Johns Hopkins to a 19-9 win over Mount St. Mary's

9:29 PM EST, March 5, 2013

Stanwick leads Johns Hopkins to a 19-9 win over Mount St. Mary's

Coming out of a quiet stretch — which included being suspended for a game for violating team policy — Wells Stanwick bounced back in resounding fashion Tuesday night.

In men's college lacrosse, rules changes gain universal praise

7:24 PM EDT, March 14, 2013

In men's college lacrosse, rules changes gain universal praise

College lacrosse is beginning — albeit slowly — to regain its reputation as the fastest sport on two feet.

Meeting with new coach set stage for midfielder Schreiber's stardom

5:46 PM EST, February 28, 2013

Meeting with new coach set stage for midfielder Schreiber's stardom

For three weeks in June 2009, Tom Schreiber was in a bit of limbo about his status as Princeton's most prized men's lacrosse recruit.

Lacrosse Q&A: Maryland goalkeeper Niko Amato

7:42 PM EST, March 7, 2013

Lacrosse Q&A: Maryland goalkeeper Niko Amato

Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player or coach to get you more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Maryland junior goalkeeper Niko Amato, who has anchored a defense that is surrendering the fifth-fewest goals per game (6.8) in Division I this season. Amato, who is listed at 5 feet 8 and 185 pounds, made a season-best 12 saves in the Terps' 12-10 upset of reigning national champion and then-No. 1 Loyola on Feb. 23.

5:53 PM EST, February 28, 2013

The week ahead for state men's lacrosse teams

NO. 1 MARYLAND (3-0)

No. 4 Loyola defeats UMBC 21-9 in men's lacrosse

10:07 PM EST, February 26, 2013

No. 4 Loyola defeats UMBC 21-9 in men's lacrosse

The driving rainstorm that chilled the crowd at Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore had no impact on Justin Ward.

Towson men's lacrosse comes from behind to beat Navy

10:26 PM EDT, March 12, 2013

Towson men's lacrosse comes from behind to beat Navy

The Towson men's lacrosse team took just one lead in Tuesday night's game against Navy, and that's all the Tigers would need.

Navy men's lacrosse team falls at Georgetown, 9-8, in overtime

4:58 PM EST, February 24, 2013

Navy men's lacrosse team falls at Georgetown, 9-8, in overtime

One-score decisions continue to be unkind to the Navy men's lacrosse team.

Toomey household torn on cheering for Loyola or Terps

5:46 PM EST, February 21, 2013

Toomey household torn on cheering for Loyola or Terps

The strain on Loyola coach Charley Toomey and Maryland coach John Tillman isn't limited to determining a winner and loser in Saturday's showdown between the top-ranked Greyhounds and the No. 3 Terps. For the past week, the close friends have mutually agreed to refrain from contacting each other.

Lacrosse Q&A: Mount St. Mary's senior attackman Andrew Scalley

5:44 PM EST, February 21, 2013

Lacrosse Q&A: Mount St. Mary's senior attackman Andrew Scalley

Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player or coach to get you more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Mount St. Mary's senior attackman Andrew Scalley, who has 104 goals and 60 assists in his career. The Arnold native and Archbishop Spalding graduate was named Northeast Conference Player of the Week on Monday for his three-goal, five-assist performance in the Mountaineers' 12-11 upset of then-No. 17 Bucknell a day earlier.

Johns Hopkins lacrosse begins season with victory against Siena

8:45 PM EST, February 8, 2013

Johns Hopkins lacrosse begins season with victory against Siena

When the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team met Siena last year, the Saints made it a little too close for comfort. The No. 5 Blue Jays made sure that didn't happen again with a 15-6 victory against visiting Siena at Homewood Field on Friday night.

Teammates at last, Lewnes brothers leading UMBC lacrosse

7:49 PM EST, March 7, 2013

Teammates at last, Lewnes brothers leading UMBC lacrosse

Coach Don Zimmerman estimates that between 20 and 30 pairs of brothers have played lacrosse for UMBC.

The week ahead for state men's lacrosse teams

February 22, 2013

The week ahead for state men's lacrosse teams

No. 1 Loyola (2-0)

With familiar balance, No. 1 Loyola defeats Towson, 14-9, in lacrosse

10:27 PM EST, February 20, 2013

With familiar balance, No. 1 Loyola defeats Towson, 14-9, in lacrosse

It might have taken two games, but the Loyola men's lacrosse team of 2013 looked like the squad of 2012.

No. 5 Hopkins' attack fuels 12-6 win over Towson

10:32 PM EST, February 16, 2013

No. 5 Hopkins' attack fuels 12-6 win over Towson

The starting attack for the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team got the message loud and clear.

Ravens' Super Bowl veterans share experiences with teammates

5:52 PM EST, January 28, 2013

SUPER BOWL XLVII

Ravens' Super Bowl veterans share experiences with teammates

Of the 53 players on the Ravens' active roster, only four have been to a Super Bowl. And only one was there last year.

11:45 PM EST, February 27, 2013

Transfer Pannenton's goal in OT lifts No. 2 Stevenson past No. 8 RIT, 12-11

Mark Pannenton hasn't wasted any time making an impression with the Stevenson men's lacrosse team.

2:19 AM EST, February 15, 2013

The week ahead for Maryland men's teams

No. 1 Loyola (0-0)

The week ahead for Maryland men's lacrosse teams

6:23 PM EST, February 7, 2013

The week ahead for Maryland men's lacrosse teams

No. 3 Maryland (0-0)

Kickers Justin Tucker and David Akers enter Super Bowl from different paths

6:54 PM EST, February 2, 2013

SUPER BOWL XLVII

Kickers Justin Tucker and David Akers enter Super Bowl from different paths

Justin Tucker and David Akers may be members of a very small NFL fraternity, but they represent opposing ends of the spectrum.

2000 Ravens see similarities with current team

1:47 PM EST, January 26, 2013

2000 Ravens see similarities with current team

Let's get it out on the table. Members of the Ravens team that capped the 2000 season by winning Super Bowl XXXV are thrilled that the current squad is competing for the Lombardi Trophy on Feb. 3.

No. 1 Maryland men's lacrosse team cruises past Stony Brook, 13-7

6:48 PM EDT, March 10, 2013

No. 1 Maryland men's lacrosse team cruises past Stony Brook, 13-7

In a weekend littered with upsets, the top-ranked Maryland men's lacrosse team made sure it was not the biggest name on that list.

Towson's Paukovits goes from lacrosse field to battlefield and back again

6:54 PM EST, February 14, 2013

Towson's Paukovits goes from lacrosse field to battlefield and back again

Towson junior John Paukovits spent a portion of this week worrying about Valentine's Day. It was a world away from his concerns as a soldier in the U.S. Army.

After lacrosse title, Loyola goes from being hunter to hunted

6:13 PM EST, February 7, 2013

After lacrosse title, Loyola goes from being hunter to hunted

To the victors go the spoils, but those accolades mean little to the Loyola men's lacrosse team.

Punting in Super Bowl will be 'lifelong dream' realized for Sam Koch

7:06 PM EST, January 25, 2013

Punting in Super Bowl will be 'lifelong dream' realized for Sam Koch

His memory is a bit hazy, but Sam Koch remembers watching his first Super Bowl in his family's home in Nebraska and being entranced by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana. So while sitting down for either Super Bowl XXIII in January 1989 or XXIV the following year, Koch discovered what he wanted to do when he was older.

3 questions with Ravens safety James Ihedigbo

6:05 PM EST, January 18, 2013

3 questions with Ravens safety James Ihedigbo

Since being signed Sept. 3, James Ihedigbo has been a versatile player for the Ravens. The 6-foot-1, 214-pound Ihedigbo started three games at strong safety for Bernard Pollard when he was dealing with a rib injury and finished the regular season with 19 tackles and one sack. The six-year veteran has also contributed on special teams, finishing with six tackles in the regular season. Ihedigbo spent the first four years of his career with the New York Jets before going to Super Bowl XLVI last season as a member of the New England Patriots, the Ravens' opponent in Sunday's AFC championship game. Ihedigbo, a 29-year-old native of Amherst, Mass., who played at the University of Massachusetts, discussed returning to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., as a member of the opposing team.

Ravens center Matt Birk 'won't make any decisions' on future yet

5:59 PM EST, January 18, 2013

Ravens center Matt Birk 'won't make any decisions' on future yet

Ray Lewis' last hurrah with the Ravens opened with a packed news conference on Jan. 2, was punctuated by his last dance in front of fans at M&T Bank Stadium four days later, and has led to a number of rallying cries citing his "last ride" comment.

Ravens 'upset' after special teams errors vs. Broncos

6:59 PM EST, January 17, 2013

Ravens 'upset' after special teams errors vs. Broncos

The thrill of Saturday's 38-35 double-overtime win against the Denver Broncos in the AFC divisional round swept up Ravens players and coaches alike. But when the euphoria had dissipated, members of the special teams unit were left with another emotion: anger.

Three questions with Ravens DT Ma'ake Kemoeatu

8:34 AM EST, January 11, 2013

Three questions with Ravens DT Ma'ake Kemoeatu

After missing two of the previous three seasons because of a torn right Achilles tendon in 2009 and a shoulder injury in 2011, Ma'ake Kemoeatu played in 15 games in the regular season, making 13 starts.

Three questions with Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher

12:32 PM EST, January 5, 2013

Three questions with Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher

For the second time in three years, Michael Oher has started all 16 regular-season games at left tackle. The organization's top pick in the 2009 NFL draft, Oher has yet to miss a start in his NFL career, stringing together a remarkable run of avoiding serious injury. The 26-year-old also leads the Ravens offensive line in total snaps played this season (1,058), according to Football Outsiders. But Oher finished the regular season ranked 39th among offensive tackles in pass-blocking efficiency and surrendered 10 sacks, nine hits and 26 hurries, according to Pro Football Focus. The 6-foot-4, 315-pound Oher will meet one of his tougher challenges in Sunday's AFC Wildcard playoff game against Colts outside linebacker Dwight Freeney. The 11-year veteran is Indianapolis' all-time leader in sacks and ranks fifth in the NFL among active players. Oher reviewed his performance in last Sunday's 23-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, during which he played both the left and right tackle positions, and his history against Freeney.

Dennis Pitta is in the midst of a career season for the Ravens

4:02 PM EST, January 10, 2013

Dennis Pitta is in the midst of a career season for the Ravens

Dennis Pitta is enjoying the kind of year others might envy with career highs in catches and receiving yards and a shared franchise record for touchdowns by a tight end. And it's the kind of year he said he envisioned in the preseason.

Ravens running game powers offense to win

8:15 PM EST, January 6, 2013

Ravens running game powers offense to win

The way Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce are rolling up yards, the Ravens' running back duo may need a nickname of their own.

Atkins provides pressure for Bengals defense

6:24 PM EST, December 28, 2012

Atkins provides pressure for Bengals defense

Hours before being named to his second Pro Bowl in as many years, Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins took a moment to reflect on his first trip to the star-studded event in Hawaii.

Unlikely group has solidified Ravens at cornerback

12:36 PM EST, January 5, 2013

Unlikely group has solidified Ravens at cornerback

Dean Pees likes to joke that he has recently developed a routine before addressing the Ravens' injury-wracked cornerback group on the first full day of practice each week.

Still a rookie, QB Andrew Luck a big part of Colts' success

12:38 PM EST, January 5, 2013

Still a rookie, QB Andrew Luck a big part of Colts' success

The Indianapolis Colts' reversal from a 2-14 record in 2011 to an 11-5 mark this season could largely be traced to Andrew Luck, who established several NFL rookie records this season. But to his teammates, Luck is still a 23-year-old first-year player who isn't too old to understand his role on a team filled with veterans.

Three questions with Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta

12:45 PM EST, December 22, 2012

Three questions with Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta

The general rule of thumb in the NFL is that it takes about three years for a wide receiver to develop into an everyday contributor. The same could apply to Dennis Pitta.

New offensive coordinator didn't change the results for the Ravens

8:25 PM EST, December 16, 2012

New offensive coordinator didn't change the results for the Ravens

Throws that were wild and off-target. Runs stopped not very far from the line of scrimmage. Blocking that appeared non-existent.

Three questions with Ravens LB Dannell Ellerbe

3:42 PM EST, December 29, 2012

Three questions with Ravens LB Dannell Ellerbe

In his first three seasons with the Ravens, Dannell Ellerbe started just seven games. If he starts Sunday's regular-season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals, the 6-foot-1, 240-pound inside linebacker will have matched those seven starts just in 2012.

Robert Griffin III embracing his new status in Washington

7:07 PM EST, December 5, 2012

Robert Griffin III embracing his new status in Washington

To see how much influence Robert Griffin III is beginning to accumulate in the Washington, D.C. area, consider that the Washington Redskins quarterback is being given credit for helping the last-place Washington Wizards upset the reigning NBA champion Miami Heat Tuesday night. All he did was attend the game.

Ravens WR Torrey Smith bounces back in big way

10:16 PM EST, December 23, 2012

Ravens WR Torrey Smith bounces back in big way

There was only one brief moment when it appeared that Torrey Smith's decision to play might backfire.

Despite inconsistent play, Eli Manning still key to Giants' success

4:29 PM EST, December 21, 2012

Despite inconsistent play, Eli Manning still key to Giants' success

For nine years, New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin has had a front-row seat to watch his quarterback, Eli Manning, mix scintillating performances with woeful outings.

Redskins turn to their rookie quarterbacks to complete comeback

10:51 PM EST, December 9, 2012

Redskins turn to their rookie quarterbacks to complete comeback

— The Washington Redskins captured their seventh win in 13 games on Sunday, but this win came with a rookie quarterback not named Robert Griffin III.

Ravens can clinch AFC North title on Sunday

5:55 PM EST, November 27, 2012

Ravens can clinch AFC North title on Sunday

Sunday's second showdown against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers could also bring the Ravens their second AFC North title in as many years.

Ravens and Bengals say they'll be playing to win Sunday

7:21 PM EST, December 26, 2012

Ravens and Bengals say they'll be playing to win Sunday

Despite their many differences, the Ravens and Bengals can say they share one thing: their approach to Sunday's game at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.

Steelers will attempt to stop recent skid

5:31 PM EST, November 30, 2012

Steelers will attempt to stop recent skid

Earlier in the week, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's chances of playing Sunday's game against the Ravens were gauged at less than 50 percent. The Steelers' odds of qualifying for the postseason may not be much better.

Knowshon Moreno finally getting a chance to carry the load for Broncos

4:07 PM EST, December 14, 2012

Knowshon Moreno finally getting a chance to carry the load for Broncos

If there's anything running back Knowshon Moreno has learned from playing football, it's the value of patience.

Ravens offense sputters in fourth quarter

9:55 PM EST, December 2, 2012

Ravens offense sputters in fourth quarter

At times this season, Ravens players and coaches have talked about how the offense is a work in progress.

3 questions with Ravens inside linebacker Jameel McClain

1:43 PM EST, November 24, 2012

3 questions with Ravens inside linebacker Jameel McClain

Aside from an uncharacteristic 157-yard outburst by the Philadelphia Eagles' Brent Celek in Week 2, the Ravens have succeeded at containing opposing tight ends this season. Only one has caught a touchdown, the Houston Texans' Owen Daniels, and none since Celek have reached 90 yards receiving. The Ravens will face another tough tight end Sunday in the San Diego Chargers' Antonio Gates, who leads the team in touchdown catches with four and ranks second in yards with 355. Ravens inside linebacker Jameel McClain has been thrown at 28 times this season — the most among Ravens linebackers, according to Pro Football Focus — but he has yet to surrender a touchdown catch. He discussed how the defense has adapted to limit tight ends.

Three questions with Ravens safety Ed Reed

2:55 PM EST, December 8, 2012

Three questions with Ravens safety Ed Reed

For all the eye-opening achievements that Robert Griffin III has accomplished 12 games into his rookie campaign, the Washington Redskins quarterback's most remarkable quality might be his ability to protect the football.

Ravens' much-criticized defense goes back to its roots

12:38 AM EST, November 19, 2012

Ravens' much-criticized defense goes back to its roots

— For at least one night, the Ravens returned to their defensive roots.

Ravens won't take it easy on their former teammate Jarret Johnson on Sunday

6:29 PM EST, November 21, 2012

Ravens won't take it easy on their former teammate Jarret Johnson on Sunday

At first, Terrell Suggs referred to former Raven and current San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Jarret Johnson as "my brother."

Pitta and Dickson spark the Ravens offense

6:52 PM EST, November 11, 2012

Pitta and Dickson spark the Ravens offense

Ed Dickson couldn't argue with a point made by Ravens coach John Harbaugh, recently. When it came to the tight ends, the group needed to be more productive.

Three questions with Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin

1:52 PM EST, November 10, 2012

Three questions with Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin

The Ravens scored two rushing touchdowns in last Sunday's 25-15 win against the Cleveland Browns. Bernard Pierce's 12-yard scamper with one second left in the first quarter gave the team a 14-0 lead, but it might have gone for naught if not for a timely block by Anquan Boldin.

Ray Lewis is eligible to return to the Ravens on Thursday

8:03 PM EST, November 26, 2012

Ray Lewis is eligible to return to the Ravens on Thursday

Ray Lewis, the Ravens' 13-time Pro Bowl inside linebacker, could return to practice as early as this week.

With QBs getting injured all over league, Flacco remains healthy

9:55 PM EST, November 16, 2012

With QBs getting injured all over league, Flacco remains healthy

The rib and shoulder injuries that have sidelined Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger indefinitely are a vivid reminder of how fortunate the Ravens have been to have Joe Flacco under center.

Three questions with Ravens receiver Torrey Smith

2:36 PM EST, December 1, 2012

Three questions with Ravens receiver Torrey Smith

With a team-leading 13 receptions and three touchdowns of 20 yards or more, Torrey Smith has solidified his reputation as the Ravens' most productive deep threat this season. The wide receiver ranks fifth in the NFL with 17.9 average yards per catch and leads the team in touchdown receptions with seven. Smith caught a career-best seven balls for 144 yards in last Sunday's 16-13 overtime win against the San Diego Chargers. This Sunday, Smith faces a Pittsburgh Steelers defense that has troubled him in the past. Aside from a five-catch, 71-yard, one-touchdown performance on Nov. 16, 2011, Smith has grabbed just one pass for 7 yards in two other meetings against the team's biggest AFC North rival. Smith talked about Pittsburgh's strategy against him on Nov. 18.

Big obstacle facing Ravens: Browns left tackle Joe Thomas

3:44 PM EDT, November 2, 2012

Big obstacle facing Ravens: Browns left tackle Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas has been voted to the Pro Bowl five times, has the security of a seven-year, $84 million extension that he signed in August 2011 and is widely regarded as one of the top offensive tackles in the NFL.

Penalties costing the Ravens more than a few yards

7:04 PM EST, November 7, 2012

Penalties costing the Ravens more than a few yards

The Ravens' penchant for collecting yellow flags this season is a source of worry for coach John Harbaugh, who himself has been penalized twice for unsportsmanlike conduct. One of those penalties was declined, but there is no denying the Ravens have produced some alarming numbers when it comes to penalties.

Ravens may need inspiration from last season to get over the hump at Heinz Field

6:36 PM EST, November 14, 2012

Ravens may need inspiration from last season to get over the hump at Heinz Field

Torrey Smith's 26-yard touchdown catch from Joe Flacco more than a year ago capped the Ravens' first season sweep of the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2006. But the reverberations from that play may resonate a good deal longer.

3 questions with Ravens cornerback Cary Williams

2:23 PM EDT, November 3, 2012

3 questions with Ravens cornerback Cary Williams

The Ravens escaped their first meeting with the Cleveland Browns on Sept. 27 with a 23-16 win, and the game-winning touchdown was provided when cornerback Cary Williams jumped an out route run by wide receiver Travis Benjamin for an interception he returned 63 yards for a touchdown. This week, Williams recalled his perspective on the turning point of the game.

Three questions with Ravens holder/punter Sam Koch

1:23 PM EST, November 17, 2012

Three questions with Ravens holder/punter Sam Koch

The Ravens punctuated Sunday's 55-20 demolition of the Oakland Raiders with a fake field goal that holder Sam Koch turned into a touchdown with 5:40 left in the third quarter. But it wasn't the first time that the team had faked a kick. Koch converted a fourth-and-6 with a 9-yard run in a 33-24 win against the Dallas Cowboys on Dec. 20, 2008 and turned an extra-point attempt into a two-point conversion in last year's season-opening 35-7 rout of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh is the Ravens' opponent this Sunday, but there was some criticism early last week that the Ravens didn't show much restraint running a fake field goal against the Raiders despite enjoying a 24-point advantage. Koch responded to the criticism and speculated on how the Steelers might be preparing for him this time around.

Former Terps receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey settling in with Raiders

12:34 PM EST, November 10, 2012

Former Terps receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey settling in with Raiders

Darrius Heyward-Bey likes a challenge. Or perhaps more appropriately, he enjoys being challenged.

3 questions with Ravens safety Bernard Pollard

3:52 PM EDT, October 6, 2012

3 questions with Ravens safety Bernard Pollard

The Ravens found their starting strong safety for the foreseeable future when they signed Bernard Pollard as an unrestricted free agent after the lockout ended in July 2011. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Pollard ranks third on the defense in pass breakups with four and is tied with defensive tackle Haloti Ngata for third in solo tackles with 16. On Sunday, Pollard and the Ravens face the Kansas City Chiefs, who selected him in the second round of the draft in 2006.

Ravens defense searching for answers against run

9:13 PM EDT, October 14, 2012

Ravens defense searching for answers against run

As the Dallas Cowboys began to find success with their second-, third- and fourth-string running backs Sunday, Ravens free safety Ed Reed did a little arithmetic.

Ravens special teams have been close to special thus far

2:10 PM EDT, September 29, 2012

Ravens special teams have been close to special thus far

Like many of his colleagues, Ravens coach John Harbaugh is leery about drawing conclusions about his team after reaching the quarter pole of the 2012 campaign. But after watching the Ravens make improvements across the board in nearly every special teams category, Harbaugh is cautiously optimistic about what he has seen on the field.

Despite missing training camp, Texans' J.J. Watt at top of his game

6:02 PM EDT, October 19, 2012

Despite missing training camp, Texans' J.J. Watt at top of his game

Many NFL coaches are quick to suggest that the rigors of training camp can shape a player's propensity for success during the regular season.

6:26 PM EDT, October 4, 2012

Tamba Hali will keep the Ravens' offense on alert

The pass-rushing prowess of Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl outside linebacker Tamba Hali tends to put an offense on high alert.

Dannell Ellerbe steps out at linebacker against the Patriots

9:33 PM EDT, September 24, 2012

Dannell Ellerbe steps out at linebacker against the Patriots

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won't soon forget Ravens backup inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe.

Chiefs' Branden Albert, a Glen Burnie grad, is ready to face Ravens

6:32 PM EDT, October 5, 2012

Chiefs' Branden Albert, a Glen Burnie grad, is ready to face Ravens

As the member of a family with deep roots in sports — including a few cousins who tried out for the NFL — Ashley Sims was familiar with witnessing feats of athleticism. But his eyes were opened when, as a 22-year-old junior defensive end at Maryland, he returned to his mother's home in Rochester, N.Y., and saw his 11-year-old brother — whom Sims estimated stood at 5 feet 4 inches and weighed 220 pounds — doing backflips.

Running back LeSean McCoy remains critical piece of the Eagles' offense

6:32 PM EDT, September 14, 2012

Running back LeSean McCoy remains critical piece of the Eagles' offense

Ray Lewis generally isn't hospitable toward running backs that aren't employed by the Ravens. Throughout his career, the inside linebacker has made a habit of treating opposing running backs like the enemy.

Offensively, Cowboys looking to overcome recent struggles

5:14 PM EDT, October 12, 2012

Offensively, Cowboys looking to overcome recent struggles

The once-solid offense has failed to score 20 points in each of its last three contests, the featured tailback has become a forgotten commodity, and the unit has relied heavily on an inconsistent quarterback.

Three questions with Ravens linebacker Albert McClellan

4:40 PM EDT, October 13, 2012

Three questions with Ravens linebacker Albert McClellan

The Ravens like players who are versatile, and Albert McClellan is their type of player. McClellan, who went undrafted in 2010, spent most of last season playing inside linebacker and earned his first career start filling in for Ray Lewis in the team's 16-6 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Thanksgiving night. This season, McClellan has made five consecutive starts at outside linebacker and posted 19 tackles and one fumble recovery. Playing outside linebacker is not new for McClellan, who played a similar role at Marshall.

Ravens defensive woes are amplified against the Eagles

7:17 PM EDT, September 16, 2012

Ravens defensive woes are amplified against the Eagles

The Ravens defense had a chance to silence the critics who questioned its performance against the run in last Monday's victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Instead, the unit may provided more ammunition.

Ravens hope to leave the hype of Monday night behind

8:23 PM EDT, September 12, 2012

Ravens hope to leave the hype of Monday night behind

The Ravens are the sudden darlings of the NFL after they pulverized the Cincinnati Bengals in a prime time setting on Monday night. But as they prepare for a Philadelphia Eagles team that barely edged the Cleveland Browns in their season opener, recent history suggests that the Ravens shouldn't get too comfortable with their sudden status near the top of many NFL power rankings.

Patriots DT Vince Wilfork presents a big challenge for Ravens and new starter Harewood

6:13 PM EDT, September 21, 2012

Patriots DT Vince Wilfork presents a big challenge for Ravens and new starter Harewood

Ramon Harewood has gotten an earful from his teammates about matching up against New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork. But the Ravens' first-year starter at left guard cracked a smile when asked to divulge what he was told.

Ravens' Boldin makes big statement in second half

12:49 AM EDT, September 28, 2012

Ravens' Boldin makes big statement in second half

At age 23, Torrey Smith represents the future of the Ravens' wide receiving corps. But even Smith, a second-year veteran, defers to Anquan Boldin.

Bengals WR A.J. Green owns big-play potential

3:25 PM EDT, September 9, 2012

Bengals WR A.J. Green owns big-play potential

In the NFL, there's a general rule of thumb that it takes a wide receiver three years to reach his potential. As with almost every rule, there are exceptions, and the Ravens will meet one of those exceptions Monday night when the Cincinnati Bengals visit M&T Bank Stadium.

Safety Ed Reed captures NFL record

September 11, 2012

Safety Ed Reed captures NFL record

At this point in his Hall of Fame-bound career, Ed Reed doesn't need to remind voters of his prowess as a playmaker. But just in case there were a few non-believers, the Ravens free safety offered a firm rebuttal.

August 18, 2012

Offensive line shows improvement, still has work to do

There was a bit of caution in Marshal Yanda's optimism.

Ravens defense still searching for ways to limit offensive yards

1:09 AM EDT, September 24, 2012

Ravens defense still searching for ways to limit offensive yards

The Ravens achieved the improbable when they made a remarkable comeback to beat the New England Patriots, 31-30. But that doesn't mean that the guys who play on the defensive side of the ball were entirely pleased with their efforts Sunday night.

10 key questions for the Ravens

4:01 PM EDT, September 10, 2012

10 key questions for the Ravens

As the Ravens prepare to play their season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night at M&T Bank Stadium, here are 10 intriguing questions surrounding the team:

August 18, 2012

O-line improves, still has work to do

There was a bit of caution in Marshal Yanda's optimism.

Ravens undrafted rookie Omar Brown gets extra push from his brothers

6:03 PM EDT, August 13, 2012

Ravens undrafted rookie Omar Brown gets extra push from his brothers

Omar Brown and his younger brothers, Kory Brown and Evan McKelvey are football players who share a bond for one position. For most of their playing careers, the brothers have been safeties for their respective teams on the prep, collegiate and — at least in Omar Brown's case — NFL levels.

3 questions with Ravens right guard Marshal Yanda

3:21 PM EDT, October 20, 2012

3 questions with Ravens right guard Marshal Yanda

The Ravens did an admirable job keeping quarterback Joe Flacco upright in last week's 31-29 win against the Dallas Cowboys, surrendering just one sack to outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware. But the guys in front of Flacco may face their toughest test this Sunday when they face the Houston Texans and defensive end J.J. Watt. The second-year pro leads the NFL in sacks with 9½ and has added 15 quarterback hits and 16 tackles for losses. Starting right guard Marshal Yanda discussed Watt's ability, which includes a knack for knocking down passes at the line of scrimmage.

Terrell Suggs' quick recovery from Achilles injury goes against recent history

7:43 PM EDT, October 23, 2012

Terrell Suggs' quick recovery from Achilles injury goes against recent history

In his first season after tearing his right Achilles tendon in 1993, Dan Marino threw for 4,453 yards and 30 touchdowns en route to his eighth Pro Bowl invitation and the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award.

At 31, Ravens' Anquan Boldin still as tough as ever

7:10 PM EDT, July 31, 2012

At 31, Ravens' Anquan Boldin still as tough as ever

A few Ravens players, including inside linebacker Ray Lewis and free safety Ed Reed, took the team up on an offer to sit out Monday's practice at the organization's training complex in Owings Mills. Anquan Boldin, however, wasn't one of those players.

Painter has outplayed Taylor in preseason games, but Ravens' backup QB battle wages on

6:52 PM EDT, August 20, 2012

Painter has outplayed Taylor in preseason games, but Ravens' backup QB battle wages on

Curtis Painter is all too familiar with the fleeting nature of job security in the NFL.

Webb ready to build on success of last season

6:21 PM EDT, September 5, 2012

Webb ready to build on success of last season

After the 2011 campaign that Lardarius Webb enjoyed, many observers were quick to favorably compare the cornerback to his peers like the Denver Broncos' Champ Bailey, the New York Jets' Darrelle Revis and the Green Bay Packers' Charles Woodson.

Young centers expected to see more playing time

6:49 PM EDT, August 7, 2012

Young centers expected to see more playing time

When the Ravens open the preseason Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons, barring a sudden setback, fans can rest assured that they will see Joe Flacco under center.

7:49 PM EDT, July 28, 2012

Kemoeatu looks for second chance with Ravens

Not too long ago, Ma'ake Kemoeatu had a knack for swallowing up opposing blockers and running backs with remarkable efficiency. But then the nose tackle was beset by injuries, sitting out two of the last three seasons.

Competition for Ravens backup quarterback heats up

2:49 PM EDT, June 30, 2012

Competition for Ravens backup quarterback heats up

For the first time in his fledgling career, Tyrod Taylor's reign as the Ravens backup quarterback to Joe Flacco is being seriously challenged. But rather than feel threatened by the presence of Curtis Painter, Taylor is embracing the test that should play out when training camp opens later this month.

Maryland tops Duke, 16-10, to reach NCAA men's lacrosse championship

10:34 PM EDT, May 26, 2012

Maryland tops Duke, 16-10, to reach NCAA men's lacrosse championship

— Monday's NCAA tournament final will be an all-Maryland affair.

In a shocking turn, rookie Tucker gets all the kicks while Cundiff sits

12:23 AM EDT, August 24, 2012

In a shocking turn, rookie Tucker gets all the kicks while Cundiff sits

Kickers Billy Cundiff and Justin Tucker are not only on opposite ends of the spectrums in their careers, but their paths with the Ravens appear headed in different directions, too.

Ravens camp highlights: Offense moving the chains

6:14 PM EDT, August 19, 2012

Ravens camp highlights: Offense moving the chains

TWO-MINUTE SUCCESS The final portion of the Ravens' practice involved the 2-minute drill. From their own 32-yard line, quarterback Joe Flacco and the offense marched 68 yards, capping the drive with a pass from Flacco to wide receiver Tandon Doss, who scampered 21 yards to the end zone. Coach John Harbaugh immediately signaled the end of practice after the score.

Salisbury tops SUNY Cortland, 14-10, to win 10th Division III lacrosse championship

9:06 PM EDT, May 27, 2012

Salisbury tops SUNY Cortland, 14-10, to win 10th Division III lacrosse championship

The Salisbury men's lacrosse team got national championship No. 10. But it wasn't easy.

Ravens practice highlights: Sacks aplenty in Annapolis

9:26 PM EDT, August 12, 2012

Ravens practice highlights: Sacks aplenty in Annapolis

SACKS GALORE The defense's ability to apply pressure got off to a modest start when defensive end Pernell McPhee tagged quarterback Joe Flacco. But the pass rush really ramped up during a two-minute exercise during which backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor was whistled down five times in six plays. The other play resulted in a Hail Mary from Taylor to rookie wide receiver Tommy Streeter getting deflected by strong safety Sean Considine and intercepted by inside linebacker Jameel McClain.

Ravens' Lardarius Webb impressed by turnout to charity softball game

9:07 PM EDT, June 3, 2012

Ravens' Lardarius Webb impressed by turnout to charity softball game

After assuming the reins of the annual softball game that had been run by left guard Ben Grubbs (who is now playing for the New Orleans Saints), Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb was a little curious about Sunday's turnout at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen.

Ravens counting on Jacoby Jones to improve kick and punt returns

6:04 PM EDT, September 3, 2012

Ravens counting on Jacoby Jones to improve kick and punt returns

Jacoby Jones' philosophy on football can be explained by some words of wisdom a coach shared with him when he played at Marion Abramson High in New Orleans.

Jimmy Smith, Courtney Upshaw working back to full strength

10:13 PM EDT, August 12, 2012

Jimmy Smith, Courtney Upshaw working back to full strength

Cornerback Jimmy Smith and outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw are the Ravens' top picks in the past two drafts, but they have more in common than just that.

Lacrosse scouting report: Loyola vs. Maryland

5:14 PM EDT, May 27, 2012

Lacrosse scouting report: Loyola vs. Maryland

NCAA men's Division I final (at Gillette Stadium)

Rookie lineman Gradkowski getting a crash course from Ravens center Matt Birk

7:55 PM EDT, July 29, 2012

Rookie lineman Gradkowski getting a crash course from Ravens center Matt Birk

Like many young men who labored through youth football leagues, high school competition and eventually the college gridiron, Gino Gradkowski had visions of reaching the pinnacle of his profession and playing in the NFL. But Gradkowski — whose dream became reality when the Ravens used the first of two fourth-round picks in April's draft to select the Delaware product — conceded that there was one facet that gave him reason to pause.

Salisbury moves on to Division III lacrosse final with 7-2 win over Stevenson

11:44 PM EDT, May 20, 2012

Salisbury moves on to Division III lacrosse final with 7-2 win over Stevenson

The Salisbury men's lacrosse team has a defense that doesn't get as much attention — or respect — as the offense.

Despite No. 1 seed, Loyola could face tough road through NCAA lacrosse tournament

1:31 PM EDT, May 11, 2012

Despite No. 1 seed, Loyola could face tough road through NCAA lacrosse tournament

In the last moments of Loyola's 14-7 thumping of Fairfield in the final of the Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament eight days ago, Charley Toomey was curious.

May 4, 2012

Men's lacrosse: The week ahead for state teams

No. 3 Loyola (13-1)

11:08 PM EDT, April 19, 2012

Men's lacrosse: The week ahead for state teams

No. 2 Loyola (11-0)

Loyola and Maryland aim to prove doubters wrong in NCAA lacrosse title game

1:06 AM EDT, May 28, 2012

Loyola and Maryland aim to prove doubters wrong in NCAA lacrosse title game

Loyola, a team that was so overlooked in the preseason that it went unranked in several publications, and Maryland, a squad that was unceremoniously dropped to the ranks of the unseeded after dropping its regular-season finale to Colgate, will tangle Monday at Gillette Stadium here for the national championship.

NCAA lacrosse title could come down to play of midfielders

6:46 PM EDT, May 22, 2012

NCAA lacrosse title could come down to play of midfielders

The road to the final four has led Loyola, Maryland, Duke and Notre Dame to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. But their midfields could drive them to a coveted national title.

7:27 PM EDT, May 10, 2012

The week ahead for state lacrosse teams

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Loyola earns top overall seed in NCAA men's tournament

1:05 AM EDT, May 7, 2012

Loyola earns top overall seed in NCAA men's tournament

After setting a school record for wins and matching another program mark for best start, the Loyola men's lacrosse team reaped a coveted reward: the top overall seed in the NCAA tournament.

Loyola long-stick Scott Ratliff is a proven weapon on offense, too

4:45 PM EDT, May 18, 2012

Loyola long-stick Scott Ratliff is a proven weapon on offense, too

Scott Ratliff, Loyola's dynamic long-stick midfielder, gave a national viewing audience a glimpse of his offensive skills last Saturday. He faked a run to the midfield, curled back into the right alley, and converted a pass from sophomore attackman Justin Ward for the team's first goal in a 17-5 pasting of Canisius in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

8:11 PM EDT, April 26, 2012

Men's lacrosse: The week ahead for state teams

No. 1 Loyola (12-0)

Lacrosse Q&A: Loyola defenseman Reid Acton

11:29 PM EDT, April 19, 2012

Lacrosse Q&A: Loyola defenseman Reid Acton

Each week, The Baltimore Sun publishes a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player to get you more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Loyola junior defenseman Reid Acton, who ended Denver senior attackman Mark Matthews' streak of 39 straight games with a goal in the Greyhounds' 12-9 victory Saturday night.

Salisbury's Bradman looking to keep emotions in check in Division III championship

5:39 PM EDT, May 26, 2012

Salisbury's Bradman looking to keep emotions in check in Division III championship

When Salisbury and SUNY-Cortland meet Sunday in the NCAA Division III men's lacrosse final at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., there might be no one on the field as emotional as Sam Bradman.

Johns Hopkins-Maryland men's lacrosse a 'personal' clash

9:49 PM EDT, May 17, 2012

Johns Hopkins-Maryland men's lacrosse a 'personal' clash

This weekend's quarterfinal round of the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament features several compelling contests. No. 1 seed Loyola must try to beat Eastern College Athletic Conference rival Denver for the third time this season, No. 3 seed Duke and Colgate will feature Tewaaraton Award finalists in senior long-stick midfielder C.J. Costabile and junior attackman Peter Baum respectively, and No. 5 seed Virginia's high-powered offense will take on No. 4 seed Notre Dame's top-ranked defense.

Stevenson defeats Denison, advances to NCAA semifinals

11:18 PM EDT, May 16, 2012

Stevenson defeats Denison, advances to NCAA semifinals

The Stevenson men's lacrosse team stuck to its usual script of starting fast and cruising to a satisfying finish Wednesday.

Lacrosse Q&A: Maryland defenseman Goran Murray

8:49 PM EDT, May 17, 2012

Lacrosse Q&A: Maryland defenseman Goran Murray

Each week, The Baltimore Sun publishes a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player to get you more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Maryland freshman defenseman Goran Murray, who shut out Johns Hopkins junior attackman Zach Palmer in the Terps' 9-6 win April 6 and will attempt a similar performance in Saturday's NCAA tournament quarterfinal.

10:15 PM EDT, May 9, 2012

Goucher men edge Washington College in NCAA D-III lacrosse tournament, 5-4

The Goucher men's lacrosse team has usually relied on Rory Averett to score goals and Connor Mishaw to prevent them.

Lusby's 5 goals lead Loyola past Denver, into men's lacrosse semifinals

8:02 PM EDT, May 19, 2012

Lusby's 5 goals lead Loyola past Denver, into men's lacrosse semifinals

All the pregame chatter about the difficulty of beating the same opponent three times in a single season was of little importance to the Loyola men's lacrosse team. What mattered was winning the last — and most important — meeting.

National stage lands in Baltimore for Loyola, Hopkins

5:08 PM EDT, April 27, 2012

National stage lands in Baltimore for Loyola, Hopkins

By virtue of being just one of two undefeated men's lacrosse teams in Division I and the consensus No. 1, Loyola has taken the stage nationally. But is the program prepared to do the same in Baltimore?

Loyola sprints away with 17-5 win against Canisius

10:00 PM EDT, May 12, 2012

Loyola sprints away with 17-5 win against Canisius

It took awhile, but the Loyola men's lacrosse team finally hit the gas.

Zach Palmer proves he was worth the risk for Johns Hopkins lacrosse

5:44 PM EDT, May 4, 2012

Zach Palmer proves he was worth the risk for Johns Hopkins lacrosse

Dave Pietramala's reputation for being cautious and methodical precedes him as he takes to the recruiting trail every summer. The Johns Hopkins coach cast that aside when it came to wooing Zach Palmer.

Mount St. Joseph grad Justin Lea powers Stevenson past Denison

8:05 PM EDT, April 7, 2012

Mount St. Joseph grad Justin Lea powers Stevenson past Denison

Any doubts about Justin Lea's health — or his impact on the Stevenson men's lacrosse team — should be a thing of the past.

Stevenson holds on to beat St. Mary's 10-8, advance to CAC final

10:32 PM EDT, April 25, 2012

Stevenson holds on to beat St. Mary's 10-8, advance to CAC final

Usually, a win to advance in a conference tournament is cause for celebration.

10:25 PM EDT, April 6, 2012

No. 11 Maryland dominates the ball in 13-6 victory over No. 17 Navy

COLLEGE PARK — The Navy men's lacrosse team has built a tradition on a sturdy defense, but that legacy probably didn't require playing as much defense as the Midshipmen had to Friday night.

8:52 PM EDT, March 29, 2012

Men's lacrosse: The week ahead for state teams

No. 1 Johns Hopkins (8-0)

On and off the field, Navy attackman Tucker Hull increasingly a focus

9:19 PM EDT, March 29, 2012

On and off the field, Navy attackman Tucker Hull increasingly a focus

Navy's Hull increasingly a focus on and off field

Contrasting goalies provide equal success for Maryland, Johns Hopkins

7:50 AM EDT, April 14, 2012

Contrasting goalies provide equal success for Maryland, Johns Hopkins

Before the opening faceoff of the 108th installment of the Johns Hopkins-Maryland rivalry, 10 players from each side will stand near midfield facing each other, and the goalkeepers for both teams — Blue Jays junior Pierce Bassett and Terps redshirt sophomore Niko Amato — will meet in the middle to shake hands.

Hopkins-Virginia matchup is sibling rivalry for Stanwicks

7:12 PM EDT, March 23, 2012

Hopkins-Virginia matchup is sibling rivalry for Stanwicks

Under normal circumstances, Steele and Wells Stanwick would call each other and compare notes on games their respective men's lacrosse teams just played and offer advice on upcoming opposing defenses.

Goucher wins Landmark Conference title, earns berth to NCAA tournament

7:30 PM EDT, May 5, 2012

Goucher wins Landmark Conference title, earns berth to NCAA tournament

Last year, the Goucher men's lacrosse team watched Scranton celebrate the Landmark Conference championship on the Gophers' field.

UMBC bows to Albany 19-8 in America East men's lax semis

10:35 PM EDT, May 2, 2012

UMBC bows to Albany 19-8 in America East men's lax semis

With 33.3 seconds left in Wednesday night's America East tournament semifinal, the scoreboard at UMBC Stadium in Catonsville went out for about a minute before power was restored.

7:59 PM EDT, April 21, 2012

Goucher puts Scranton on conference tournament bubble

With one fell swoop, the Goucher men's lacrosse team may have completed two assignments on its to-do list.

Towson rides fourth-quarter comeback vs. UMBC to fifth straight win

10:23 PM EDT, April 4, 2012

Towson rides fourth-quarter comeback vs. UMBC to fifth straight win

The Towson men's lacrosse team is beginning to make a habit out of rallying from fourth-quarter deficits.

2:37 AM EDT, March 23, 2012

Men's lacrosse: The week ahead for state teams

No. 2 Johns Hopkins (7-0)

10:48 PM EDT, April 12, 2012

Men's lacrosse: The week ahead for state teams

No. 5 Johns Hopkins (9-1)

Navy's Dabbs, Maryland's Snider follow rocky paths to midfield

11:20 PM EDT, April 5, 2012

Navy's Dabbs, Maryland's Snider follow rocky paths to midfield

Bryce Dabbs and Drew Snider don't really know each other.

10:57 PM EDT, March 15, 2012

The week ahead for state men's lacrosse teams

No. 2 Johns Hopkins (6-0)

No. 8 Loyola shifts into third gear, downs No. 20 Georgetown in men's lax

10:23 PM EDT, March 21, 2012

No. 8 Loyola shifts into third gear, downs No. 20 Georgetown in men's lax

The Loyola men's lacrosse team has made a habit of dominating the third quarter this season.

Stevenson upsets No. 2 Tufts in men's lacrosse

10:15 PM EDT, March 20, 2012

Stevenson upsets No. 2 Tufts in men's lacrosse

The Stevenson men's lacrosse team got the signature win it had been seeking.

Lacrosse Q&A: Johns Hopkins attackman Chris Boland

12:04 AM EDT, April 6, 2012

Lacrosse Q&A: Johns Hopkins attackman Chris Boland

Each week, The Baltimore Sun publishes a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player to get you more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Johns Hopkins senior attackman Chris Boland, who recorded two goals and two assists Sunday night in his first game since breaking his collarbone in the team's season opener Feb. 17 against Towson.

Loyola improves to 8-0 for the first time since 1999

10:27 PM EDT, March 24, 2012

Loyola improves to 8-0 for the first time since 1999

An ominous first quarter for the Loyola men's lacrosse team confirmed coach Charley Toomey's fear.

No. 2 Johns Hopkins uses big run to pull away from UMBC, 12-5

9:14 PM EST, March 10, 2012

No. 2 Johns Hopkins uses big run to pull away from UMBC, 12-5

In a young season littered with upsets, the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team ensured that its name wasn't added to the list of the fallen.

6:12 PM EDT, March 15, 2012

The week ahead for state men's lacrosse teams

No. 2 Johns Hopkins (6-0)

12:09 AM EDT, March 16, 2012

Lacrosse Q&A: Syracuse junior defenseman Brian Megill

Each week, The Baltimore Sun publishes a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player to get you more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Syracuse junior defenseman Brian Megill, whose brother Ray was a two-time All-American defenseman in 2006 and 2007 for Maryland.

UMBC men's lacrosse team upsets No. 5 Maryland, 8-7

10:32 PM EST, March 6, 2012

UMBC men's lacrosse team upsets No. 5 Maryland, 8-7

The UMBC men's lacrosse team made sure it wasn't left with just another moral victory.

3:57 PM EST, March 3, 2012

Turnovers stump Navy lacrosse in loss

So much for seizing the momentum.

Young Syracuse still seeking identity as test at Hopkins awaits

9:47 PM EDT, March 15, 2012

Young Syracuse still seeking identity as test at Hopkins awaits

When the Syracuse men's lacrosse team opened fall workouts several months ago, the sense of excitement and hope in the air was palpable. But there was another element pervading the atmosphere:

Navy keeper Wickham happy to have legendary Jarboe as mentor

10:54 PM EST, March 1, 2012

Navy keeper Wickham happy to have legendary Jarboe as mentor

As a goalkeeper at the Naval Academy, RJ Wickham plays in the shadow of a long line of standout predecessors, including Dennis Wedekind, Mickey Jarboe and Matt Russell, all of whom were named the nation's top goalie during their tenure.

Past year has been a game-changer for men's lacrosse

3:32 AM EST, February 16, 2012

Past year has been a game-changer for men's lacrosse

A sport in which shots fly at up to 105 mph, college lacrosse has developed a reputation for moving glacially on subjects such as installing a shot clock to quicken the pace of play and dealing with falling attendance during championship weekend.

10:45 PM EDT, March 13, 2012

Mount St. Mary's squanders another late lead in 9-8 loss to Georgetown

After the Georgetown men's lacrosse team had scored two goals to cut into a three-goal deficit midway through the fourth quarter, Mount St. Mary's coach Tom Gravante turned to his players on the sideline and yelled, "This is just like the Towson game."

Hopkins snaps losing skid against Syracuse

7:26 PM EDT, March 17, 2012

Hopkins snaps losing skid against Syracuse

The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team took the first step in proving that it belongs in the select group of contenders aiming for the national championship.

Face-Off Classic shaping up to be a defensive display

6:59 PM EST, March 8, 2012

Face-Off Classic shaping up to be a defensive display

Big-stage events such as theKonica MinoltaFace-Off Classicat M&T Bank Stadium are usually a showcase for explosive offenses and highlight-reel goals.

Ravens WR Evans takes blame for loss after dropped pass in end zone

9:29 PM EST, January 22, 2012

Ravens WR Evans takes blame for loss after dropped pass in end zone

Lee Evans sat on a chair facing his locker under Gillette Stadium, alternating between fingering a piece of black athletic tape and dabbing at his eyes with a towel.

83-yard Rice run set the tone for Ravens to beat Pats two years ago

8:39 PM EST, January 20, 2012

83-yard Rice run set the tone for Ravens to beat Pats two years ago

Many players on the Ravens roster are saying the right things heading into Sunday's AFC championship in New England, insisting that they aren't leaning on the team's convincing victory over the Patriots in an AFC wild-card playoff game in 2010.

Stanwick's assist helps No. 1 Virginia top No. 3 Cornell, 9-8, in overtime

6:53 PM EST, March 10, 2012

Stanwick's assist helps No. 1 Virginia top No. 3 Cornell, 9-8, in overtime

The ballyhooed matchup between two of the top leading candidates for this year's Tewaaraton Award wasn't going to materialize with Cornell senior attackman Rob Pannell expected to miss up to six weeks with a broken bone in his left foot.

Haus leads No. 10 Maryland to a 12-6 win over No. 19 Hartford in season opener

6:20 PM EST, February 18, 2012

Haus leads No. 10 Maryland to a 12-6 win over No. 19 Hartford in season opener

COLLEGE PARK — As if graduating five starters and three other major contributors wasn't painful enough, Maryland men's lacrosse coach John Tillman revealed before Saturday's season-opener that senior midfielder Jake Bernhardt would miss as much as a month with a shoulder injury.

The week ahead for state men's lax teams

4:34 PM EST, March 8, 2012

The week ahead for state men's lax teams

No. 2 Johns Hopkins (5-0)

9:27 PM EST, January 19, 2012

Birk v. Wilfork one of many interior battles Ravens must win

It seems on a weekly basis that Matt Birk must face a formidable opponent staring at him from the other side of the line of scrimmage.

Ravens Q&A: Grubbs on turf toe, his future, expensive watches

8:20 PM EST, January 19, 2012

Ravens Q&A: Grubbs on turf toe, his future, expensive watches

Each week, we bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player, coach or team executive to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is left guard Ben Grubbs.

The week ahead in state men's lacrosse

6:46 PM EST, March 1, 2012

The week ahead in state men's lacrosse

No. 2 Johns Hopkins (3-0)

Joe Cummings records career-best effort in Terps win

10:01 PM EST, February 24, 2012

Joe Cummings records career-best effort in Terps win

The production-by-committee approach that worked so well in the first half for the Maryland men's lacrosse team evolved into a one-man show in the second half.

Division I men's college lacrosse team previews

9:17 PM EST, February 15, 2012

Division I men's college lacrosse team previews

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Ravens' Dickson, Pitta out to prove they can be as effective as Patriots' tight ends

6:43 PM EST, January 18, 2012

Ravens' Dickson, Pitta out to prove they can be as effective as Patriots' tight ends

The comparisons are inevitable.

7:02 PM EST, January 16, 2012

Reed has taken to badgering Webb as a motivation tool

By the end of last week, Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb was hearing teammate Ed Reed's voice in his sleep.

Lacrosse Q&A: St. Mary's attackman John Dehm

6:50 PM EST, March 1, 2012

Lacrosse Q&A: St. Mary's attackman John Dehm

Each week, The Baltimore Sun publishes a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player to get you more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is St. Mary's senior attackman John Dehm, who recorded career highs in goals (three) and assists (two) in the team's 12-9 upset of then-No. 3 Dickinson on Saturday.

Suggs makes play that matters most — again — for Ravens defense

10:41 PM EST, January 1, 2012

Suggs makes play that matters most — again — for Ravens defense

With the Ravens clinging to a precarious four-point lead and the Cincinnati Bengals crossing midfield midway through the fourth quarter, the team needed a big play from the defense.

Hopkins finds its way after Towson barrage, wins opener 12-6

9:45 PM EST, February 17, 2012

Hopkins finds its way after Towson barrage, wins opener 12-6

For nearly two quarters, the Towson men's lacrosse team played with verve and without fear — two qualities necessary to pull off an upset.

Ravens' pass rush has slowed late in the season

6:04 PM EST, January 14, 2012

Ravens' pass rush has slowed late in the season

In a span of three games, the Ravens' ability to collect sacks has gone from a deluge to a trickle.

Flacco, Pitta in sync when it counted

9:46 PM EST, January 1, 2012

Flacco, Pitta in sync when it counted

Sporting nearly identical Fu Manchu mustaches, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and tight end Dennis Pitta also displayed a keen sense of awareness in the passing game and contributed to the team's 24-16 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday.

North Carolina uses late comeback to beat Navy

4:42 PM EST, February 25, 2012

North Carolina uses late comeback to beat Navy

The North Carolina men's lacrosse team rallied from a three-goal deficit in the second half to nip host Navy, 9-8, on Saturday, but there was no convincing R.J. Wickham about which team was the real victor.

Drawing Browns offside helps Flacco, Ravens seal victory

9:09 PM EST, December 24, 2011

Drawing Browns offside helps Flacco, Ravens seal victory

The odds did not favor the Ravens.

6:52 PM EST, January 9, 2012

Ravens expect all starters to be healthy for Texans game

The benefits of the playoff bye weekend were obvious to John Harbaugh.

Ravens Q&A: Off-field tragedy has pushed McClellan

9:04 PM EST, January 12, 2012

Ravens Q&A: Off-field tragedy has pushed McClellan

Each week, we bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player, coach or team executive to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is inside linebacker Albert McClellan.

Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis vows to return for next season

10:52 PM EST, January 22, 2012

Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis vows to return for next season

It took Ray Lewis a long time to put his suit on after the AFC championship was over on Sunday. He got dressed in silence, he made sure his tie was straight and his jacket wasn't wrinkled. Then, he stood in the eye of a small media storm, smiled into the cameras, and put to bed questions about his future.

Boldin makes immediate impact for Ravens

8:39 PM EST, January 15, 2012

Boldin makes immediate impact for Ravens

It didn't take long for Anquan Boldin to make his presence known.

Ravens take business-like approach to latest playoff foray

10:04 PM EST, January 11, 2012

Ravens take business-like approach to latest playoff foray

That they don't have the best postseason reputation is not lost on the Ravens.

Ravens' Cundiff eager to attempt high-pressure kicks

9:57 PM EST, January 4, 2012

Ravens' Cundiff eager to attempt high-pressure kicks

Like any player in his position, Billy Cundiff won't say he can make every kick. But the Ravens kicker willingly accepts the chance to do so.

Ravens fault lack of execution for troubles against San Diego

7:42 PM EST, December 19, 2011

Ravens fault lack of execution for troubles against San Diego

If you only look at the statistics from the Ravens' 34-14 loss to the Chargers on Sunday night, you could easily surmise that the team had trouble protecting Joe Flacco. Baltimore's fourth-year quarterback was sacked five times, and three of those were at the hands of former Ravens linebacker Antwan Barnes.

Ravens' Oher could have hands full with former teammate Barnes

4:44 PM EST, December 15, 2011

Ravens' Oher could have hands full with former teammate Barnes

Michael Oher will see a familiar face on the opposing side of the line of scrimmage on Sunday night.

Special teams coordinator Rosburg happy to 'break one' for TD

8:21 PM EST, December 6, 2011

Special teams coordinator Rosburg happy to 'break one' for TD

Each week, we bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player, coach or team executive to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is special teams coordinator and assistant head coach Jerry Rosburg.

No. 2 Hopkins finds a way to hold off No. 18 Delaware, 8-6

8:35 PM EST, February 21, 2012

No. 2 Hopkins finds a way to hold off No. 18 Delaware, 8-6

Johns Hopkins played its first game without Chris Boland, and the senior attackman's absence was noticeable.

Freeney says Colts still have something to play for against Ravens

7:33 PM EST, December 9, 2011

Freeney says Colts still have something to play for against Ravens

Dwight Freeney is a video-game aficionado who enjoys playing titles such as "Call of Duty: Black Ops," "God of War III" and the "Madden NFL" franchise.

Ricky Williams has big day in backup role

7:22 PM EST, December 5, 2011

Ricky Williams has big day in backup role

Ray Rice was the primary beneficiary of Sunday's run-heavy game plan of Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and the head-ringing blocks of fullback Vonta Leach.

Ravens Q&A: Leach relishes the contact of a great block

7:50 PM EST, January 3, 2012

Ravens Q&A: Leach relishes the contact of a great block

Each week, we bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player, coach or team executive to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is fullback Vonta Leach.

9:48 PM EST, January 2, 2012

Boldin set to return to practice this week after knee surgery

The Ravens finished the regular season by winning two games despite inconsistent gains from their passing attack. That problem could be remedied by the return of Anquan Boldin.

Scooting from center to guard tougher than it may look

5:27 PM EST, December 28, 2011

Scooting from center to guard tougher than it may look

In his own words, Matt Birk "can only imagine" what Andre Gurode must be going through.

Ravens Q&A with defensive line coach Clarence Brooks

11:11 AM EST, December 28, 2011

Ravens Q&A with defensive line coach Clarence Brooks

Each week, we bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player, coach or team executive to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is defensive line coach Clarence Brooks.

Finally back on field, Ravens' Evans looking to contribute in passing game

8:26 PM EST, December 14, 2011

Finally back on field, Ravens' Evans looking to contribute in passing game

In his eighth season in the NFL, Lee Evans says he has grown up.

Ravens Q&A: Ricky Williams

9:53 PM EST, December 13, 2011

Ravens Q&A: Ricky Williams

Each week, we bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player, coach or team executive to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is running back Ricky Williams.

Ravens vow to end string of small-game letdowns

11:03 PM EST, November 30, 2011

Ravens vow to end string of small-game letdowns

Another emotional victory, another week of questions for the Ravens.

Rivers barely touched as he torches Ravens defense

12:21 AM EST, December 19, 2011

Rivers barely touched as he torches Ravens defense

In perhaps the most telling indication of Philip Rivers' comfortable day at the office, the San Diego Chargers quarterback's powder-blue jersey and white pants looked as clean as they had when he emerged from the locker room at Snapdragon Stadium for pre-game warm-ups.

Lewis and Ellerbe sit, forcing McClellan to start

12:06 AM EST, November 25, 2011

Lewis and Ellerbe sit, forcing McClellan to start

Ray Lewis sat out his second straight game as the Ravens elected to deactivate the inside linebacker for the Thanksgiving night showdown with the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night.

Ravens defense out to prove San Diego game was a fluke

7:15 PM EST, December 23, 2011

Ravens defense out to prove San Diego game was a fluke

Disappointment and frustration might have been appropriate words to describe the emotions reverberating through the Ravens defense in the aftermath of Sunday night's 20-point loss to the San Diego Chargers.

Ravens Q&A: Kruger's patience pays off in breakout year

8:35 PM EST, November 15, 2011

Ravens Q&A: Kruger's patience pays off in breakout year

Each week, we bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player, coach or team executive to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is outside linebacker Paul Kruger.

Defense can't stop Seahawks one final time

10:30 PM EST, November 13, 2011

Defense can't stop Seahawks one final time

After pulling off one Houdini-like act after another and limiting the Seattle Seahawks to field goals despite their advantageous field position, the Ravens defense needed to force the Seahawks to punt one more time and give the ball back to the Ravens' offense with less than five minutes left.

Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff makes up for early misses

1:11 AM EST, November 7, 2011

Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff makes up for early misses

Billy Cundiff knows how to make amends.

Jimmy Smith becomes target for Rivers, Chargers' passing attack

12:51 AM EST, December 19, 2011

Jimmy Smith becomes target for Rivers, Chargers' passing attack

Jimmy Smith's third start of his NFL career was an uneasy one.

First-round pick Jimmy Smith finally makes an impact for Ravens

9:15 PM EST, November 20, 2011

First-round pick Jimmy Smith finally makes an impact for Ravens

Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs joked that rookie cornerback Jimmy Smith finally earned the Ravens emblem on his helmet.

After missing two practices, Cundiff toughs it out against Colts

7:21 PM EST, December 11, 2011

After missing two practices, Cundiff toughs it out against Colts

Not even Billy Cundiff was sure he would play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

Ravens Beat: Scoring on Browns will be tough in red zone

9:50 PM EST, December 3, 2011

Ravens Beat: Scoring on Browns will be tough in red zone

Unlike previous seasons, the Ravens have been proficient in striking it rich on big plays, recording seven of their 28 touchdowns from 20 yards or beyond.

Ravens Q&A with rookie wide receiver Torrey Smith

5:16 PM EST, November 8, 2011

Ravens Q&A with rookie wide receiver Torrey Smith

Each week, we bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player, coach or team executive to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is wide receiver Torrey Smith, who caught the game-winning 26-yard touchdown pass with eight seconds remaining Sunday to give the Ravens a 23-20 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Smith, who on the same drive dropped a potential touchdown pass, finished the game with five catches for 71 yards.

Flacco's had trouble beating Bengals' cover-2 defense

10:00 PM EST, November 17, 2011

Flacco's had trouble beating Bengals' cover-2 defense

Prior to this season, the prevailing thought was that the Pittsburgh Steelers were the mountain that Joe Flacco had yet to conquer.

Ravens' McPhee stays quiet even as he proves he can play in NFL

10:40 PM EST, November 29, 2011

Ravens' McPhee stays quiet even as he proves he can play in NFL

Each week, we bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player, coach or team executive to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is defensive end Pernell McPhee.

Suggs relishes wrecking Cardinals, who passed on drafting him

7:37 PM EDT, October 30, 2011

Suggs relishes wrecking Cardinals, who passed on drafting him

Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs isn't shy about disclosing his distaste for any other team in the NFL. But he conceded that there's something special about meeting the Arizona Cardinals, the hometown franchise that elected to bypass taking the former Arizona State standout in the 2003 draft.

Starter Grubbs feels strong after taking time to heal injured toe

8:20 PM EST, November 9, 2011

Starter Grubbs feels strong after taking time to heal injured toe

Ben Grubbs' return might have been a footnote in the Ravens' 23-20 come-from-behind win against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night, but within the organization, there's no denying the impact of the left guard's presence.

Ravens will try to remain calm against Steelers

10:39 PM EDT, November 2, 2011

Ravens will try to remain calm against Steelers

To avoid yellow penalty flags, the Ravens are going to have to stop seeing red.

Special teams are anything but in Ravens loss to Seahawks

10:13 PM EST, November 13, 2011

Special teams are anything but in Ravens loss to Seahawks

In the Ravens' stunning 22-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field Sunday, the special teams put forth a comedy of errors that left no one on the Ravens in much of a mood to laugh.

Ravens Q&A: Dennis Pitta

7:48 PM EDT, October 25, 2011

Ravens Q&A: Dennis Pitta

Each week, we bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player, coach or team executive to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is tight end Dennis Pitta.

Snarl returns to Ravens defense as Rams can't get moving

10:20 PM EDT, September 25, 2011

Snarl returns to Ravens defense as Rams can't get moving

The defensive force the Ravens applied to the St. Louis Rams Sunday wasn't a surprise to the members of that proud unit.

Boldin scoffs at the notion that he needs to be targeted more

8:54 PM EDT, October 26, 2011

Boldin scoffs at the notion that he needs to be targeted more

Lost in the aftermath of Terrell Suggs' comments that he was "baffled" by running back Ray Rice's diminished role in the Ravens' 12-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars Monday night was the linebacker's similar assertion that Anquan Boldin should have been targeted more.

7:05 PM EDT, September 11, 2011

Webb earns the start at corner; Carr and Smith dinged up

Prior to the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers, cornerback Lardarius Webb had insisted that he had forgotten his performance in the Ravens' seven-point loss to the Steelers in the AFC divisional round last January. His coaches apparently did the same.

Ravens wary of wounded Texans

9:11 PM EDT, October 12, 2011

Ravens wary of wounded Texans

The Baltimore Ravens, rarely a sympathetic bunch, can at least empathize with their opponent on Sunday.

Ravens at forefront of technology with use of iPad

7:49 PM EDT, October 20, 2011

Ravens at forefront of technology with use of iPad

Until last year, if Cory Redding had a sudden brainstorm late at night and wanted to review game film, the Ravens defensive end would have to wait until morning. Then he'd have to drive to the team's training facility in Owings Mills, and hope that he had retained the idea that struck him.

Ravens Q&A: Cornerback Lardarius Webb

2:44 PM EDT, September 27, 2011

Ravens Q&A: Cornerback Lardarius Webb

Each week, we bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player, coach or team executive to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is cornerback Lardarius Webb.

Ravens notes: Carr has hamstring re-examined; status for Sunday unknown

7:28 PM EDT, September 14, 2011

Ravens notes: Carr has hamstring re-examined; status for Sunday unknown

Ravens cornerback Chris Carr saw a specialist in Texas this week to get another opinion on his injured left hamstring, an ailment that forced him out of Sunday's victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ravens notes: Evans, Carr, J. Smith, Zbikowski to miss Sunday's game

5:32 PM EDT, October 14, 2011

Ravens notes: Evans, Carr, J. Smith, Zbikowski to miss Sunday's game

The Ravens had hoped the bye week would allow them to get healthy, but they'll enter Sunday's game against the Houston Texans still without several key contributors.

Birk won't brag about his toughness, but teammates know he makes offensive line go

8:59 PM EDT, October 19, 2011

Birk won't brag about his toughness, but teammates know he makes offensive line go

Matt Birk doesn't talk much about the pain in the surgically-repaired left knee that continues to trouble him. But the 14-year center's high threshold for pain isn't lost on his teammates.

Ravens hope to emerge from bye week healthy

3:44 PM EDT, October 6, 2011

Ravens hope to emerge from bye week healthy

At 3-1 and atop the AFC North, the Ravens are enjoying their view on the rest of the NFL landscape.

Harbaugh finds success with challenges, but Rice's fumble-free streak ends

12:23 AM EDT, October 25, 2011

Harbaugh finds success with challenges, but Rice's fumble-free streak ends

A lackluster offensive display against the Jacksonville Jaguars Monday night notwithstanding, John Harbaugh and the Ravens have been sharp when it comes to overturning plays this season.

Ravens have prepared for Rams' no-huddle offense

7:29 PM EDT, September 23, 2011

Ravens have prepared for Rams' no-huddle offense

Furor over the New York Giants' questionable tactic of faking injuries notwithstanding, the Ravens are concentrating their defensive efforts on neutralizing the St. Louis Rams' no-huddle offense.

For Poly grad Williams, NFL dream has just begun

4:04 PM EDT, September 6, 2011

For Poly grad Williams, NFL dream has just begun

For LaQuan Williams, earning a spot on the Ravens' active roster is just one stage of his mission in the NFL.

Anquan Boldin not awed by big numbers; he just wants a Super Bowl ring

9:45 PM EDT, October 16, 2011

Anquan Boldin not awed by big numbers; he just wants a Super Bowl ring

Numbers no longer weigh on Anquan Boldin's mind. That's why the ninth-year veteran didn't make too much of his first 100-receiving yard day of the season in the Ravens' 29-14 victory over the Houston Texans at M&T Bank Stadium Sunday.

New emphasis on sack numbers pays off for Ravens

7:00 PM EDT, September 14, 2011

New emphasis on sack numbers pays off for Ravens

On the first day of training camp, Clarence Brooks, the Ravens defensive line coach, walked up to a whiteboard in the unit's meeting room and wrote two numbers — 27 and 48 — on the board.

Brown, McAdoo among surprising survivors as Ravens trim roster

6:34 PM EDT, September 3, 2011

Brown, McAdoo among surprising survivors as Ravens trim roster

For Chykie Brown, the idea of making it to the NFL rested on the periphery of reality during his playing days at the youth and high school level. That only changed when he became a starter at Texas and his defensive backs coach Duane Akina encouraged him to think bigger.

Gurode's insertion at left guard strengthens Ravens line

10:17 PM EDT, September 25, 2011

Gurode's insertion at left guard strengthens Ravens line

A reshuffled offensive line didn't seem to impede the Ravens in their explosive 37-7 victory over the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome Sunday.

Kris Wilson makes move toward third tight end spot

6:30 PM EDT, August 30, 2011

Kris Wilson makes move toward third tight end spot

Kris Wilson has become a favorite to land the third tight end spot on the Ravens after thinking earlier this month that he might not get another shot in the NFL.

6:04 PM EDT, August 23, 2011

Some starters will play three quarters vs. Redskins

The Ravens starters will play into the third quarter and could possibly play the entire period against the Washington Redskins at M&T Bank Stadium on Thursday night, coach John Harbaugh said.

Ravens Q&A: Bernard Pollard

2:19 PM EDT, October 18, 2011

Ravens Q&A: Bernard Pollard

Each week, we bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player, coach or team executive to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is strong safety Bernard Pollard.

McKnight sets new mark for longest play against Ravens

12:10 AM EDT, October 3, 2011

McKnight sets new mark for longest play against Ravens

Prior to Sunday, the Ravens had been one of 17 teams that had yet to surrender a return for a touchdown.

Ravens Q&A with offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie

7:50 PM EDT, September 20, 2011

Ravens Q&A with offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie

Each week, we bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player, coach or team executive to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is left tackle Bryant McKinnie.

David Reed hoping to make impact for Ravens at receiver

7:30 PM EDT, August 15, 2011

David Reed hoping to make impact for Ravens at receiver

On the same day that David Reed was activated from the Ravens' physically-unable-to-perform list, the second-year wide receiver expressed his wish to be a more regular member of the offense.

Ravens hope to keep Jets from finding run game

7:40 PM EDT, September 28, 2011

Ravens hope to keep Jets from finding run game

Critics might say that the New York Jets have become prolific at running their mouths.

Championship ring stolen from Colts great returned

6:47 PM EDT, August 23, 2011

Championship ring stolen from Colts great returned

Colts legend Art Donovan never thought he'd get his ring back.

Suggs stokes Ravens-Steelers rivalry with verbal blitz

10:40 PM EDT, November 2, 2011

Suggs stokes Ravens-Steelers rivalry with verbal blitz

Terrell Suggs didn't wear an inflammatory T-shirt, as he is known to do before the Ravens' showdowns with the Pittsburgh Steelers. But Suggs stoked the rivalry just fine with his mouth: an eight-minute interview today with reporters added plenty of intrigue heading into Sunday night's showdown at Heinz Field.

Rice, Suggs moving on from Ravens' loss to Jaguars

8:25 PM EDT, October 26, 2011

Rice, Suggs moving on from Ravens' loss to Jaguars

Running back Ray Rice said that he's not going to point any fingers, and linebacker Terrell Suggs wasn't sure what all the fuss was about.

Ravens training camp highlights: Aug. 15

7:00 PM EDT, August 15, 2011

Ravens training camp highlights: Aug. 15

TWEET-WORTHY?: During a full-team exercise, quarterback Joe Flacco executed a play-action rollout to his left and launched a deep pass to rookie wide receiver Torrey Smith, who had left cornerback Lardarius Webb far behind. According to the team, the players have been giving Smith grief over his propensity for using his Twitter account. So seven-time Pro Bowl free safety Ed Reed yelled to Smith, "That's your tweet!"

Ravens' Oher focused on developing into elite left tackle

4:47 PM EDT, August 3, 2011

Ravens' Oher focused on developing into elite left tackle

There's no pretense to Michael Oher.

Ravens Q&A: Andre Gurode

7:11 PM EDT, October 4, 2011

Ravens Q&A: Andre Gurode

Each week, we bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player, coach or team executive to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is center/left guard Andre Gurode.

Rookie corner Smith could miss several games

6:52 PM EDT, September 12, 2011

Rookie corner Smith could miss several games

Ravens rookie cornerback Jimmy Smith has officially been diagnosed with a high left ankle sprain and will be out a "few weeks," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday.

Redding a mentor for Ravens' young defensive linemen

7:41 PM EDT, August 29, 2011

Redding a mentor for Ravens' young defensive linemen

During a recent practice at the Ravens' training facility in Owings Mills, Pernell McPhee walked off the field and made a beeline for Cory Redding. For at least a minute, the two defensive ends — one a rookie, the other a nine-year veteran — analyzed McPhee's performance in a full-team exercise.

Jimmy Smith has limited role in return to field for Ravens

12:39 AM EDT, October 25, 2011

Jimmy Smith has limited role in return to field for Ravens

Jimmy Smith's return to the Ravens was an uneventful and quiet one.

Ravens expect McKinnie to make immediate impact

5:40 PM EDT, August 27, 2011

Ravens expect McKinnie to make immediate impact

The Ravens list offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie as weighing 345 pounds.

Ravens Q&A: Jimmy Smith

8:45 PM EDT, November 1, 2011

Ravens Q&A: Jimmy Smith

Each week, we bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player, coach or team executive to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is cornerback Jimmy Smith.

Ravens' bubble players looking to earn spot by playing well Thursday

7:13 PM EDT, August 30, 2011

Ravens' bubble players looking to earn spot by playing well Thursday

When Anthony Allen dropped a pass from Tyrod Taylor in the end zone late in the fourth quarter of the Ravens' preseason game against the Washington Redskins, the rookie running back was worried that he had also dropped an opportunity to cement a spot on the team.

Ravens notes: Rookie DE Pernell McPhee making an impression on Pagano

7:14 PM EDT, August 17, 2011

Ravens notes: Rookie DE Pernell McPhee making an impression on Pagano

His fisticuffs with offensive tackle Oniel Cousins on Monday notwithstanding, rookie defensive end Pernell McPhee has already distinguished himself with Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano.

Ravens' Kruger comfortable at outside linebacker

5:55 PM EDT, August 7, 2011

Ravens' Kruger comfortable at outside linebacker

Paul Kruger's on-again, off-again flirtation with outside linebacker is back on.

Rookie QB Taylor has room for improvement

10:27 PM EDT, August 11, 2011

Rookie QB Taylor has room for improvement

Tyrod Taylor's debut in the NFL did little to quell sentiment that the Ravens need a veteran presence behind starter Joe Flacco.

Oher welcomes move back to right side if it's best for Ravens

5:50 PM EDT, August 27, 2011

Oher welcomes move back to right side if it's best for Ravens

In the rough-and-tumble world of the NFL, the difference between playing the left and right tackle positions on the offensive line is usually millions of dollars and a certain amount of prestige.

Ravens notes: Pass defense looks shaky against Redskins

11:20 PM EDT, August 25, 2011

Ravens notes: Pass defense looks shaky against Redskins

In the final tuneup of the preseason, the Ravens may have some tinkering to do with their pass defense.

Ravens camp highlights: Aug. 14

9:32 PM EDT, August 14, 2011

Ravens camp highlights: Aug. 14

EXCHANGING PLEASANTRIES Despite a grueling three-hour practice, players from the offense and defense launched a lot of good-natured barbs at each other. Inside linebacker Ray Lewis and wide receiver Anquan Boldin got into it, and coach John Harbaugh's keeping score of "wins" by the offense (e.g. getting first downs, scoring touchdowns) got the defense's attention. But the most outspoken representatives were quarterback Joe Flacco and outside linebacker Terrell Suggs. At one point, after Flacco threw a dart to rookie wide receiver Torrey Smith on third-and-5, Suggs heckled Flacco from the sideline, arguing that the defense would've tackled Smith before he got the first down. Flacco simply responded by signaling a first down.

Ravens notebook: Cousins to stay at right guard

7:40 PM EDT, August 21, 2011

Ravens notebook: Cousins to stay at right guard

For now, the Ravens plan to keep Oniel Cousins at right guard.

Ravens' Ayanbadejo says he's much healthier this season

4:33 PM EDT, August 7, 2011

Ravens' Ayanbadejo says he's much healthier this season

Last season, Brendon Ayanbadejo bounced back from a torn quadriceps injury that cut his 2009 campaign short to play in 10 games and contribute on defense and special teams.

Ravens' David Reed opens eyes with wide receiver play

7:12 PM EDT, August 22, 2011

Ravens' David Reed opens eyes with wide receiver play

David Reed might have vaulted himself into the team's discussions about its options at wide receiver with his impressive preseason debut.

Ravens' Taylor says he's on track to start the year

8:42 PM EDT, September 2, 2011

Ravens' Taylor says he's on track to start the year

Rookie quarterback Tyrod Taylor said Friday that his bruised left shoulder is not serious — not serious enough to prevent him from gearing up for the Ravens' season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 11.

Ravens notes: Chiefs give rookie CB Smith special attention

10:21 PM EDT, August 19, 2011

Ravens notes: Chiefs give rookie CB Smith special attention

Ravens fans apparently weren't the only ones anticipating rookie cornerback Jimmy Smith's debut at M&T Bank Stadium.

Ravens' Pitta hoping to fill Heap's void at tight end

7:31 PM EDT, August 15, 2011

Ravens' Pitta hoping to fill Heap's void at tight end

Preseason games are typically cast as meaningless affairs featuring players in danger of not making a roster.

Ravens camp highlights: Aug. 8

6:44 PM EDT, August 8, 2011

Ravens camp highlights: Aug. 8

CATCH OF THE DAY Rookie wide receiver LaQuan Williams made an acrobatic grab over rookie cornerback Chykie Brown during a full-team exercise. Brown never turned back to see when rookie quarterback Tyrod Taylor threw the pass, and Williams simply leaped over Brown for the long reception.

Ravens notebook: Foxworth says knee 'doesn't feel great'

9:28 PM EDT, August 1, 2011

Ravens notebook: Foxworth says knee 'doesn't feel great'

It wouldn't be much of a stretch to say Domonique Foxworth is a pretty positive guy. But his surgically repaired knee is testing the limits of the Ravens cornerback's good-natured manner.

Derrick Mason spurns the Ravens for the Jets

7:23 PM EDT, August 6, 2011

Derrick Mason spurns the Ravens for the Jets

Hours after his former Ravens teammates said they would welcome his return, wide receiver Derrick Mason shocked them by announcing he would sign with the New York Jets.

Kindle has 'joy written all over his face' as he completes first practice

12:08 AM EDT, July 29, 2011

Kindle has 'joy written all over his face' as he completes first practice

Sergio Kindle's first training camp practice for the Ravens appeared to be a successful one.

Ravens training camp highlights: Monday

10:36 PM EDT, August 1, 2011

Ravens training camp highlights: Monday

CATCH OF THE DAY: On first-and-10 from the 20-yard line during a 7-on-7 drill in the red zone, rookie quarterback Tyrod Taylor floated a pass to the back left corner of the end zone. Tight end Dennis Pitta leaped over rookie safety Mana Silva and plucked the ball out of the air to come down with the touchdown.

Coaching changes leave many questions in college lacrosse

6:28 PM EDT, July 6, 2011

Coaching changes leave many questions in college lacrosse

This summer, usually a busy time in college lacrosse, has been even more turbulent than summers past.

Cousins flips to right guard as Yanda rests ailing back

9:13 PM EDT, August 13, 2011

Cousins flips to right guard as Yanda rests ailing back

With Marshal Yanda out with back spasms, the Ravens did some experimenting at Saturday's practice, moving Oniel Cousins from starting right tackle to right guard.

Ravens notes: With Birk injured, Bryan Mattison gets a chance at center

7:14 PM EDT, August 8, 2011

Ravens notes: With Birk injured, Bryan Mattison gets a chance at center

In the aftermath of Matt Birk undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and free agent Casey Rabach failing his physical, the Ravens have turned to a center with a familiar last name.

Stevenson men rout St. Mary's in CAC semifinal, 16-7

10:38 PM EDT, April 20, 2011

Stevenson men rout St. Mary's in CAC semifinal, 16-7

It's should come as no surprise that Stevenson senior attackman Neal Barthelme is a goal away from passing teammate Richie Ford for the school record for most goals in a season. After all, the pair have been competing against one another since they were youngsters.

Maryland men's bid for NCAA title ends with 9-7 loss to Virginia in final

10:45 PM EDT, May 30, 2011

Maryland men's bid for NCAA title ends with 9-7 loss to Virginia in final

In the end, Maryland's gritty postseason roll ended short of the goal.

No obvious favorite in NCAA men's lacrosse final four

9:40 PM EDT, May 27, 2011

No obvious favorite in NCAA men's lacrosse final four

The festivities are set for Saturday's NCAA Division I men's lacrosse semifinals at M&T Bank Stadium. But as far as which of the four teams — No. 5 seed Duke, No. 6 Denver, No. 7 Virginia and unseeded Maryland — is the front-runner to capture the national title, it's anybody's guess.

Suggs seeks consistency in back-to-back seasons

6:40 PM EDT, August 5, 2011

Suggs seeks consistency in back-to-back seasons

Terrell Suggs has registered Pro Bowl seasons in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010. So how does the Ravens outside linebacker snap that trend?

4:35 PM EDT, May 5, 2011

College lacrosse: Men's and women's players of the week

Charlie Streep, Bucknell

Virginia upsets second-seeded Cornell, 13-9, to advance to final four

8:05 PM EDT, May 21, 2011

Virginia upsets second-seeded Cornell, 13-9, to advance to final four

— The seventh-seeded Virginia men's lacrosse team delivered the first surprise of the NCAA tournament with a convincing 13-9 upset of second-seeded Cornell in a quarterfinal at Hofstra University's James M. Shuart Stadium Saturday.

Navy focused on Army, not postseason scenarios

7:44 PM EDT, April 15, 2011

Navy focused on Army, not postseason scenarios

Richie Meade's stance hasn't changed.

Towson's Seaman, Navy's Meade resign

11:08 PM EDT, May 9, 2011

Towson's Seaman, Navy's Meade resign

Selection Sunday was followed by Manic Monday.

Dwan brothers renew athletic rivalry in Hopkins-Loyola game

12:15 AM EDT, April 30, 2011

Dwan brothers renew athletic rivalry in Hopkins-Loyola game

When Bill and Matt Dwan stand on opposite sidelines for today's men's lacrosse game between Johns Hopkins and Loyola, it will be the latest chapter in an athletic relationship between the brothers that began with a little arm-twisting 30 years ago.

Q&A with Salisbury goalkeeper Johnny Rodriguez

4:34 PM EDT, May 5, 2011

Q&A with Salisbury goalkeeper Johnny Rodriguez

Each week, The Sun publishes a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player to get you more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Salisbury senior goalkeeper Johnny Rodriguez, a Gambrills native and Mount St. Joseph graduate who ranks sixth in Division III with a 5.99 goals-against average.

Defense leads the way for Maryland men's lacrosse team

9:27 PM EDT, May 26, 2011

Defense leads the way for Maryland men's lacrosse team

The emotional impact of a 10-8 loss to Colgate in the regular-season home finale continues to resonate with the Maryland men's lacrosse team, but not necessarily in a negative manner.

Notebook: QB Taylor to play most of preseason opener vs. Eagles

8:57 PM EDT, August 9, 2011

Notebook: QB Taylor to play most of preseason opener vs. Eagles

Quarterback Joe Flacco is scheduled to play the first quarter of the Ravens' preseason opener at the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night. Backups Tyrod Taylor and Hunter Cantwell know how much playing time they will get, too.

Q&A with Denver attackman Mark Matthews

5:55 PM EDT, May 19, 2011

Q&A with Denver attackman Mark Matthews

Each week, The Sun has published a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player to get you more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Friday's guest isn't local, but Denver junior attackman Mark Matthews has been drawing attention nationally for his personal success this season, which includes finishing the regular season ranked fourth in Division I in points per game (4.13) and fifth in goals per game (2.73). The sixth-seeded Pioneers meet No. 3 seed Johns Hopkins in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament on Saturday.

Ravens camp highlights: Offense picks on Zbikowski

10:01 PM EDT, August 4, 2011

Ravens camp highlights: Offense picks on Zbikowski

OFFENSE'S BEST PLAY During a red-zone exercise, the offense picked on free safety Tom Zbikowski, who was participating in his first practice of training camp and filling in for seven-time Pro Bowl selection Ed Reed. On two occasions, the offense matched up 6-foot-4 tight end Ed Dickson against the 5-11 Zbikowski, and both times quarterback Joe Flacco lofted high passes for Dickson to catch.

Q&A with Loyola attackman Chris Palmer

2:27 PM EDT, April 21, 2011

Q&A with Loyola attackman Chris Palmer

Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player or coach to get you more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Loyola fifth-year senior attackman Chris Palmer, a transfer from Bucknell who has scored nine goals in his past four games, which coincides with his shift from midfield to attack.

Ravens' Grubbs not worried about ankle

6:19 PM EDT, July 31, 2011

Ravens' Grubbs not worried about ankle

Ben Grubbs, the Ravens' starting left guard, said he isn't concerned about having had two surgeries on the same ankle over the past three years.

Ravens rookies look forward to their first practice in front of fans

9:14 PM EDT, August 4, 2011

Ravens rookies look forward to their first practice in front of fans

The dream of taking the field at an NFL stadium will become reality for 34 Ravens rookies when the team practices at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday.

No. 4 Johns Hopkins men escape with 8-7 win over Loyola

7:18 PM EDT, April 30, 2011

No. 4 Johns Hopkins men escape with 8-7 win over Loyola

Beneath the surface of Johns Hopkins' 8-7 win against visiting Loyola on Senior Day in the regular-season home finale lies an undercurrent of concern.

Pernell McPhee could fill Ravens' rush order

6:28 PM EDT, July 16, 2011

Pernell McPhee could fill Ravens' rush order

Editor's note: This is the third in a series of profiles on Ravens draft picks whose first months as professionals have been disrupted by the NFL lockout. Coming next Sunday, Tyrod Taylor.

Danowski has Duke in right frame of mind for NCAA semifinals

9:32 PM EDT, May 26, 2011

Danowski has Duke in right frame of mind for NCAA semifinals

On Monday — the first day of the week of preparation for the Final Four for the Duke men's lacrosse team — coach John Danowski announced after dinner that he was buying tickets for the entire team to see the latest installment of Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise.

Nadelen could be Towson lacrosse program's 'Captain America'

4:28 PM EDT, May 31, 2011

Nadelen could be Towson lacrosse program's 'Captain America'

In introducing Shawn Nadelen Tuesday morning, Towson athletic director Mike Waddell compared the Tigers' new men's lacrosse coach to the title character of the upcoming "Captain America" movie, citing their All-American looks and upbringing.

Ravens Q&A with wide receiver Anquan Boldin

September 29, 2010

Ravens Q&A with wide receiver Anquan Boldin

Each week, we'll bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who caught eight passes for 142 yards and three touchdowns in the team's 24-17 victory over the Cleveland Browns this past Sunday and became the fastest player in NFL history to record 600 receptions (98 games). Boldin discussed leaving Arizona for Baltimore, playing in the Ravens offense, and dealing with one of the bigger misconceptions about NFL players.

Goucher routs Susquehanna to advance to Landmark final

9:38 PM EDT, May 4, 2011

Goucher routs Susquehanna to advance to Landmark final

The Goucher men's lacrosse team advanced to the Landmark Conference tournament final for the third time in four years courtesy of a record-setting performance by Rory Averett.

6:38 PM EDT, April 14, 2011

No. 2 Salisbury, No. 3 Stevenson set for showdown Saturday

As Stevenson coach Paul Cantabene and Salisbury coach Jim Berkman have said, the outcome of Saturday's showdown between the Capital Athletic Conference rivals figures to be the first chapter in a thread that will expand for the remainder of the season.

Ravens' Foxworth ready for return to action

6:24 PM EDT, July 26, 2011

Ravens' Foxworth ready for return to action

After helping the NFL and its players lift the lockout and craft a new collective bargaining agreement, Domonique Foxworth is ready to get back on the field. The Ravens cornerback, who missed last season with a knee injury, said Tuesday that he has no desire to begin training camp on the team's physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list.

Ravens Q&A with defensive end Cory Redding

4:14 PM EDT, September 21, 2010

Ravens Q&A with defensive end Cory Redding

Each week, we'll bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is defensive end Cory Redding, who was signed by the organization to a two-year, $6 million contract on March 22. Redding reflected on his transition to a 3-4 defense, high school football in Texas and his golf game.

Ravens players are ready to get back on the field

7:25 PM EDT, July 25, 2011

Ravens players are ready to get back on the field

Missing minicamps and offseason workouts in March and April didn't perturb Jarret Johnson. But that's not to say that football wasn't on his mind.

Ravens will start negotiations with Haloti Ngata soon

7:49 PM EDT, July 29, 2011

Ravens will start negotiations with Haloti Ngata soon

General manager Ozzie Newsome said talks on a long-term deal with defensive tackle Haloti Ngata will begin in three or four days.

Notebook: Ravens long snapper Morgan Cox has season-ending ACL tear

7:00 PM EST, December 27, 2010

Notebook: Ravens long snapper Morgan Cox has season-ending ACL tear

The Ravens' fears were confirmed Monday when a magnetic resonance imaging exam revealed that rookie long snapper Morgan Cox tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and will miss Sunday's regular-season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals and the postseason.

Salisbury hopes to avenge last year's loss to Tufts in title game

3:46 PM EDT, May 29, 2011

Salisbury hopes to avenge last year's loss to Tufts in title game

For the past year the Salisbury men's lacrosse team has patiently waited for Sunday night's NCAA Division III tournament final with Tufts.

8:54 PM EDT, June 9, 2011

Sowell wastes no time in accepting job as Navy men's lacrosse coach

Rick Sowell says that Navy contacted him about the vacant men's lacrosse head coaching job "about four or five days ago."

3:35 PM EDT, April 14, 2011

Division I men's and women's lacrosse players of the week

Brian Karalunas, Villanova

Maryland men prepare for third date with North Carolina

6:44 PM EDT, May 13, 2011

Maryland men prepare for third date with North Carolina

The Maryland men's lacrosse team is trying to stay above the fray.

Maryland attackman Young perseveres despite his mother's death

2:18 AM EDT, May 6, 2011

Maryland attackman Young perseveres despite his mother's death

Wherever he goes, Maryland senior attackman Ryan Young is reminded of his mother.

Sophomores playing key role in success of Hopkins men

4:22 PM EDT, April 22, 2011

Sophomores playing key role in success of Hopkins men

About two or three times a week, as many as a dozen sophomores on the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team congregate for dinner at Nolan's, a restaurant on the school's campus, before heading to a suite occupied by attackmen Zach Palmer and John Kaestner and midfielders John Ranagan and Lee Coppersmith.

Maryland attackman Catalino back on track

7:06 PM EDT, April 28, 2011

Maryland attackman Catalino back on track

Grant Catalino broke out of what some might consider a mini-slump at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament last weekend, but the Maryland senior attackman said he never thought of it as a slump.

6:56 PM EDT, June 29, 2010

Ravens have four weeks to fit in summer vacations

The dog days of summer are usually a hoot for the Ravens.

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