Recent stories by Edward Lee
10:28 PM EDT, May 19, 2013
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.
7:37 PM EDT, May 18, 2013
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.
6:44 PM EDT, May 16, 2013
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.
6:46 PM EDT, May 16, 2013
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.
10:31 PM EDT, May 15, 2013
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.
10:37 PM EDT, May 11, 2013
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.
3:41 PM EDT, May 11, 2013
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.
11:26 PM EDT, May 5, 2013
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).
3:59 PM EDT, May 4, 2013
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.
5:37 PM EDT, May 2, 2013
For Peter Baum, winning the Tewaaraton Award last year was a life-changer — both good and bad.
11:25 PM EDT, May 2, 2013
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.
5:26 PM EDT, April 26, 2013
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.
4:27 PM EDT, April 20, 2013
Mike Chanenchuk and Niko Amato saved the Maryland men's lacrosse team from what might have been a devastating blow.
6:26 PM EDT, April 27, 2013
The Loyola men's lacrosse team made sure overtime was not even a possibility Saturday.
8:15 PM EDT, April 18, 2013
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.
6:33 PM EDT, April 18, 2013
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.
7:46 PM EDT, April 13, 2013
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.
5:52 PM EDT, April 11, 2013
Owen Blye and Zach Palmer might not have much sympathy for each other, but this season, they can empathize with one another.
6:01 PM EDT, April 6, 2013
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.
1:20 AM EDT, April 6, 2013
The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team executed a well-designed defensive plan — and still lost.
6:04 PM EDT, April 4, 2013
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.
6:06 PM EDT, April 4, 2013
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).
9:09 PM EDT, March 23, 2013
The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team took all the mystery out of the program's 85th meeting with Virginia.
11:04 PM EDT, March 30, 2013
The man-up unit put the Stevenson men's lacrosse team up for good.
5:36 PM EDT, March 28, 2013
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.
6:17 PM EDT, March 23, 2013
And then there were none.
7:05 PM EDT, March 21, 2013
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.
7:01 PM EDT, March 21, 2013
It was almost a year ago — 363 days, to be exact — but it seems like eons now.
9:51 PM EDT, March 19, 2013
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.
11:25 PM EDT, March 20, 2013
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.
6:44 PM EDT, March 20, 2013
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.
5:22 PM EDT, March 13, 2013
The roller coaster ride for the St. Mary's men's lacrosse team continued its descent.
7:24 PM EDT, March 14, 2013
College lacrosse is beginning — albeit slowly — to regain its reputation as the fastest sport on two feet.
9:29 PM EST, March 5, 2013
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.
5:46 PM EST, February 28, 2013
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.
10:26 PM EDT, March 12, 2013
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.
7:42 PM EST, March 7, 2013
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
NO. 1 MARYLAND (3-0)
10:07 PM EST, February 26, 2013
The driving rainstorm that chilled the crowd at Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore had no impact on Justin Ward.
6:48 PM EDT, March 10, 2013
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.
4:58 PM EST, February 24, 2013
One-score decisions continue to be unkind to the Navy men's lacrosse team.
5:46 PM EST, February 21, 2013
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.
5:44 PM EST, February 21, 2013
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.
7:49 PM EST, March 7, 2013
Coach Don Zimmerman estimates that between 20 and 30 pairs of brothers have played lacrosse for UMBC.
February 22, 2013
No. 1 Loyola (2-0)
10:27 PM EST, February 20, 2013
It might have taken two games, but the Loyola men's lacrosse team of 2013 looked like the squad of 2012.
10:32 PM EST, February 16, 2013
The starting attack for the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team got the message loud and clear.
8:45 PM EST, February 8, 2013
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.
11:45 PM EST, February 27, 2013
Mark Pannenton hasn't wasted any time making an impression with the Stevenson men's lacrosse team.
2:19 AM EST, February 15, 2013
No. 1 Loyola (0-0)
6:23 PM EST, February 7, 2013
No. 3 Maryland (0-0)
5:52 PM EST, January 28, 2013
SUPER BOWL XLVII
Of the 53 players on the Ravens' active roster, only four have been to a Super Bowl. And only one was there last year.
6:54 PM EST, February 14, 2013
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.
6:13 PM EST, February 7, 2013
To the victors go the spoils, but those accolades mean little to the Loyola men's lacrosse team.
6:54 PM EST, February 2, 2013
SUPER BOWL XLVII
Justin Tucker and David Akers may be members of a very small NFL fraternity, but they represent opposing ends of the spectrum.
1:47 PM EST, January 26, 2013
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.
6:05 PM EST, January 18, 2013
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.
7:06 PM EST, January 25, 2013
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.
6:59 PM EST, January 17, 2013
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.
5:59 PM EST, January 18, 2013
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.
8:34 AM EST, January 11, 2013
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.
12:32 PM EST, January 5, 2013
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.
4:02 PM EST, January 10, 2013
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.
8:15 PM EST, January 6, 2013
The way Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce are rolling up yards, the Ravens' running back duo may need a nickname of their own.
12:36 PM EST, January 5, 2013
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.
12:38 PM EST, January 5, 2013
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.
6:24 PM EST, December 28, 2012
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.
3:42 PM EST, December 29, 2012
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.
12:45 PM EST, December 22, 2012
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.
7:21 PM EST, December 26, 2012
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.
10:16 PM EST, December 23, 2012
There was only one brief moment when it appeared that Torrey Smith's decision to play might backfire.
4:29 PM EST, December 21, 2012
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.
10:51 PM EST, December 9, 2012
— 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.
4:07 PM EST, December 14, 2012
If there's anything running back Knowshon Moreno has learned from playing football, it's the value of patience.
8:25 PM EST, December 16, 2012
Throws that were wild and off-target. Runs stopped not very far from the line of scrimmage. Blocking that appeared non-existent.
2:55 PM EST, December 8, 2012
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.
7:07 PM EST, December 5, 2012
— 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.
9:55 PM EST, December 2, 2012
At times this season, Ravens players and coaches have talked about how the offense is a work in progress.
5:55 PM EST, November 27, 2012
Sunday's second showdown against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers could also bring the Ravens their second AFC North title in as many years.
8:03 PM EST, November 26, 2012
Ray Lewis, the Ravens' 13-time Pro Bowl inside linebacker, could return to practice as early as this week.
5:31 PM EST, November 30, 2012
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.
2:36 PM EST, December 1, 2012
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.
1:43 PM EST, November 24, 2012
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.
12:38 AM EST, November 19, 2012
— For at least one night, the Ravens returned to their defensive roots.
6:29 PM EST, November 21, 2012
At first, Terrell Suggs referred to former Raven and current San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Jarret Johnson as "my brother."
6:52 PM EST, November 11, 2012
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.
1:23 PM EST, November 17, 2012
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.
1:52 PM EST, November 10, 2012
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.
9:55 PM EST, November 16, 2012
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.
3:44 PM EDT, November 2, 2012
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.
7:04 PM EST, November 7, 2012
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.
6:36 PM EST, November 14, 2012
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.
2:23 PM EDT, November 3, 2012
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.
12:34 PM EST, November 10, 2012
Darrius Heyward-Bey likes a challenge. Or perhaps more appropriately, he enjoys being challenged.
3:52 PM EDT, October 6, 2012
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.
9:13 PM EDT, October 14, 2012
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.
6:02 PM EDT, October 19, 2012
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.
2:10 PM EDT, September 29, 2012
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.
6:26 PM EDT, October 4, 2012
The pass-rushing prowess of Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl outside linebacker Tamba Hali tends to put an offense on high alert.
9:33 PM EDT, September 24, 2012
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won't soon forget Ravens backup inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe.
6:32 PM EDT, October 5, 2012
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.
6:32 PM EDT, September 14, 2012
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.
5:14 PM EDT, October 12, 2012
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.
4:40 PM EDT, October 13, 2012
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.
7:17 PM EDT, September 16, 2012
—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.
8:23 PM EDT, September 12, 2012
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.
6:13 PM EDT, September 21, 2012
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.
12:49 AM EDT, September 28, 2012
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.
3:25 PM EDT, September 9, 2012
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.
3:21 PM EDT, October 20, 2012
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.
7:43 PM EDT, October 23, 2012
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.
1:09 AM EDT, September 24, 2012
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.
4:01 PM EDT, September 10, 2012
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:
September 11, 2012
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.
6:21 PM EDT, September 5, 2012
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.
August 18, 2012
There was a bit of caution in Marshal Yanda's optimism.
6:52 PM EDT, August 20, 2012
Curtis Painter is all too familiar with the fleeting nature of job security in the NFL.
August 18, 2012
There was a bit of caution in Marshal Yanda's optimism.
6:03 PM EDT, August 13, 2012
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.
6:04 PM EDT, September 3, 2012
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.
7:10 PM EDT, July 31, 2012
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.
12:23 AM EDT, August 24, 2012
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.
6:14 PM EDT, August 19, 2012
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.
6:49 PM EDT, August 7, 2012
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
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.
2:49 PM EDT, June 30, 2012
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.
10:13 PM EDT, August 12, 2012
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.
9:06 PM EDT, May 27, 2012
The Salisbury men's lacrosse team got national championship No. 10. But it wasn't easy.
9:26 PM EDT, August 12, 2012
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.
10:34 PM EDT, May 26, 2012
— Monday's NCAA tournament final will be an all-Maryland affair.
5:14 PM EDT, May 27, 2012
NCAA men's Division I final (at Gillette Stadium)
9:07 PM EDT, June 3, 2012
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.
9:22 PM EDT, May 24, 2012
7:55 PM EDT, July 29, 2012
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.
11:44 PM EDT, May 20, 2012
The Salisbury men's lacrosse team has a defense that doesn't get as much attention — or respect — as the offense.
1:06 AM EDT, May 28, 2012
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.
6:46 PM EDT, May 22, 2012
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
4:45 PM EDT, May 18, 2012
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.
8:50 PM EDT, May 17, 2012
5:39 PM EDT, May 26, 2012
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.
9:49 PM EDT, May 17, 2012
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.
8:02 PM EDT, May 19, 2012
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.
1:31 PM EDT, May 11, 2012
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
No. 3 Loyola (13-1)
11:08 PM EDT, April 19, 2012
No. 2 Loyola (11-0)
11:18 PM EDT, May 16, 2012
The Stevenson men's lacrosse team stuck to its usual script of starting fast and cruising to a satisfying finish Wednesday.
8:49 PM EDT, May 17, 2012
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.
1:05 AM EDT, May 7, 2012
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.
10:00 PM EDT, May 12, 2012
It took awhile, but the Loyola men's lacrosse team finally hit the gas.
5:44 PM EDT, May 4, 2012
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.
10:15 PM EDT, May 9, 2012
The Goucher men's lacrosse team has usually relied on Rory Averett to score goals and Connor Mishaw to prevent them.
8:11 PM EDT, April 26, 2012
No. 1 Loyola (12-0)
11:29 PM EDT, April 19, 2012
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.
10:32 PM EDT, April 25, 2012
Usually, a win to advance in a conference tournament is cause for celebration.
5:08 PM EDT, April 27, 2012
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?
8:05 PM EDT, April 7, 2012
Any doubts about Justin Lea's health — or his impact on the Stevenson men's lacrosse team — should be a thing of the past.
7:30 PM EDT, May 5, 2012
Last year, the Goucher men's lacrosse team watched Scranton celebrate the Landmark Conference championship on the Gophers' field.
7:50 AM EDT, April 14, 2012
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.
10:35 PM EDT, May 2, 2012
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
With one fell swoop, the Goucher men's lacrosse team may have completed two assignments on its to-do list.
10:23 PM EDT, April 4, 2012
The Towson men's lacrosse team is beginning to make a habit out of rallying from fourth-quarter deficits.
10:48 PM EDT, April 12, 2012
No. 5 Johns Hopkins (9-1)
10:25 PM EDT, April 6, 2012
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
No. 1 Johns Hopkins (8-0)
9:19 PM EDT, March 29, 2012
Navy's Hull increasingly a focus on and off field
7:12 PM EDT, March 23, 2012
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.
11:20 PM EDT, April 5, 2012
Bryce Dabbs and Drew Snider don't really know each other.
2:37 AM EDT, March 23, 2012
No. 2 Johns Hopkins (7-0)
10:23 PM EDT, March 21, 2012
The Loyola men's lacrosse team has made a habit of dominating the third quarter this season.
10:57 PM EDT, March 15, 2012
No. 2 Johns Hopkins (6-0)
12:04 AM EDT, April 6, 2012
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.
10:27 PM EDT, March 24, 2012
An ominous first quarter for the Loyola men's lacrosse team confirmed coach Charley Toomey's fear.
10:15 PM EDT, March 20, 2012
The Stevenson men's lacrosse team got the signature win it had been seeking.
6:12 PM EDT, March 15, 2012
No. 2 Johns Hopkins (6-0)
9:14 PM EST, March 10, 2012
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.
12:09 AM EDT, March 16, 2012
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.
10:32 PM EST, March 6, 2012
The UMBC men's lacrosse team made sure it wasn't left with just another moral victory.
9:47 PM EDT, March 15, 2012
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:
3:57 PM EST, March 3, 2012
So much for seizing the momentum.
10:45 PM EDT, March 13, 2012
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."
10:54 PM EST, March 1, 2012
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.
6:53 PM EST, March 10, 2012
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.
7:26 PM EDT, March 17, 2012
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.
6:59 PM EST, March 8, 2012
Big-stage events such as theKonica MinoltaFace-Off Classicat M&T Bank Stadium are usually a showcase for explosive offenses and highlight-reel goals.
6:20 PM EST, February 18, 2012
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.
4:34 PM EST, March 8, 2012
No. 2 Johns Hopkins (5-0)
3:32 AM EST, February 16, 2012
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.
10:01 PM EST, February 24, 2012
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.
9:29 PM EST, January 22, 2012
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.
8:39 PM EST, January 20, 2012
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.
9:27 PM EST, January 19, 2012
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.
8:20 PM EST, January 19, 2012
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.
6:46 PM EST, March 1, 2012
No. 2 Johns Hopkins (3-0)
9:17 PM EST, February 15, 2012
PROJECTED NCAA SEEDS
6:43 PM EST, January 18, 2012
The comparisons are inevitable.
7:02 PM EST, January 16, 2012
By the end of last week, Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb was hearing teammate Ed Reed's voice in his sleep.
6:50 PM EST, March 1, 2012
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.
10:41 PM EST, January 1, 2012
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.
8:35 PM EST, February 21, 2012
Johns Hopkins played its first game without Chris Boland, and the senior attackman's absence was noticeable.
9:45 PM EST, February 17, 2012
For nearly two quarters, the Towson men's lacrosse team played with verve and without fear — two qualities necessary to pull off an upset.
6:04 PM EST, January 14, 2012
In a span of three games, the Ravens' ability to collect sacks has gone from a deluge to a trickle.
9:46 PM EST, January 1, 2012
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.
4:42 PM EST, February 25, 2012
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.
9:09 PM EST, December 24, 2011
The odds did not favor the Ravens.
6:52 PM EST, January 9, 2012
The benefits of the playoff bye weekend were obvious to John Harbaugh.
9:04 PM EST, January 12, 2012
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.
10:52 PM EST, January 22, 2012
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.
8:39 PM EST, January 15, 2012
It didn't take long for Anquan Boldin to make his presence known.
10:04 PM EST, January 11, 2012
That they don't have the best postseason reputation is not lost on the Ravens.
9:57 PM EST, January 4, 2012
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.
7:42 PM EST, December 19, 2011
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.
4:44 PM EST, December 15, 2011
Michael Oher will see a familiar face on the opposing side of the line of scrimmage on Sunday night.
8:21 PM EST, December 6, 2011
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.
7:33 PM EST, December 9, 2011
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.
7:22 PM EST, December 5, 2011
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.
7:50 PM EST, January 3, 2012
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.
5:27 PM EST, December 28, 2011
In his own words, Matt Birk "can only imagine" what Andre Gurode must be going through.
9:48 PM EST, January 2, 2012
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.
11:11 AM EST, December 28, 2011
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.
7:15 PM EST, December 23, 2011
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.
9:53 PM EST, December 13, 2011
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.
11:03 PM EST, November 30, 2011
Another emotional victory, another week of questions for the Ravens.
12:21 AM EST, December 19, 2011
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.
8:26 PM EST, December 14, 2011
In his eighth season in the NFL, Lee Evans says he has grown up.
12:06 AM EST, November 25, 2011
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.
12:51 AM EST, December 19, 2011
Jimmy Smith's third start of his NFL career was an uneasy one.
9:15 PM EST, November 20, 2011
Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs joked that rookie cornerback Jimmy Smith finally earned the Ravens emblem on his helmet.
7:21 PM EST, December 11, 2011
Not even Billy Cundiff was sure he would play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.
8:35 PM EST, November 15, 2011
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.
10:30 PM EST, November 13, 2011
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.
10:40 PM EST, November 29, 2011
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.
1:11 AM EST, November 7, 2011
Billy Cundiff knows how to make amends.
9:50 PM EST, December 3, 2011
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.
5:16 PM EST, November 8, 2011
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.
7:37 PM EDT, October 30, 2011
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.
8:20 PM EST, November 9, 2011
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.
10:39 PM EDT, November 2, 2011
To avoid yellow penalty flags, the Ravens are going to have to stop seeing red.
10:00 PM EST, November 17, 2011
Prior to this season, the prevailing thought was that the Pittsburgh Steelers were the mountain that Joe Flacco had yet to conquer.
8:54 PM EDT, October 26, 2011
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.
10:13 PM EST, November 13, 2011
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.
7:48 PM EDT, October 25, 2011
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.
9:11 PM EDT, October 12, 2011
The Baltimore Ravens, rarely a sympathetic bunch, can at least empathize with their opponent on Sunday.
7:49 PM EDT, October 20, 2011
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.
5:32 PM EDT, October 14, 2011
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.
10:20 PM EDT, September 25, 2011
The defensive force the Ravens applied to the St. Louis Rams Sunday wasn't a surprise to the members of that proud unit.
7:05 PM EDT, September 11, 2011
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.
10:40 PM EDT, November 2, 2011
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.
3:44 PM EDT, October 6, 2011
At 3-1 and atop the AFC North, the Ravens are enjoying their view on the rest of the NFL landscape.
12:23 AM EDT, October 25, 2011
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.
8:45 PM EDT, November 1, 2011
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.
2:44 PM EDT, September 27, 2011
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.
9:45 PM EDT, October 16, 2011
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.
7:00 PM EDT, September 14, 2011
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.
6:34 PM EDT, September 3, 2011
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.
7:28 PM EDT, September 14, 2011
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.
2:19 PM EDT, October 18, 2011
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.
12:10 AM EDT, October 3, 2011
Prior to Sunday, the Ravens had been one of 17 teams that had yet to surrender a return for a touchdown.
8:59 PM EDT, October 19, 2011
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.
8:25 PM EDT, October 26, 2011
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.
10:17 PM EDT, September 25, 2011
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.
7:29 PM EDT, September 23, 2011
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.
4:04 PM EDT, September 6, 2011
For LaQuan Williams, earning a spot on the Ravens' active roster is just one stage of his mission in the NFL.
7:11 PM EDT, October 4, 2011
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.
12:39 AM EDT, October 25, 2011
Jimmy Smith's return to the Ravens was an uneventful and quiet one.
7:50 PM EDT, September 20, 2011
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.
6:30 PM EDT, August 30, 2011
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
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.
5:40 PM EDT, August 27, 2011
The Ravens list offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie as weighing 345 pounds.
7:13 PM EDT, August 30, 2011
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.
7:30 PM EDT, August 15, 2011
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.
7:40 PM EDT, September 28, 2011
Critics might say that the New York Jets have become prolific at running their mouths.
5:50 PM EDT, August 27, 2011
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.
6:47 PM EDT, August 23, 2011
Colts legend Art Donovan never thought he'd get his ring back.
7:00 PM EDT, August 15, 2011
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!"
4:47 PM EDT, August 3, 2011
There's no pretense to Michael Oher.
6:52 PM EDT, September 12, 2011
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.
7:12 PM EDT, August 22, 2011
David Reed might have vaulted himself into the team's discussions about its options at wide receiver with his impressive preseason debut.
11:20 PM EDT, August 25, 2011
In the final tuneup of the preseason, the Ravens may have some tinkering to do with their pass defense.
7:14 PM EDT, August 17, 2011
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.
5:55 PM EDT, August 7, 2011
Paul Kruger's on-again, off-again flirtation with outside linebacker is back on.
8:42 PM EDT, September 2, 2011
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.
7:41 PM EDT, August 29, 2011
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.
10:21 PM EDT, August 19, 2011
Ravens fans apparently weren't the only ones anticipating rookie cornerback Jimmy Smith's debut at M&T Bank Stadium.
7:31 PM EDT, August 15, 2011
Preseason games are typically cast as meaningless affairs featuring players in danger of not making a roster.
6:44 PM EDT, August 8, 2011
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.
10:27 PM EDT, August 11, 2011
Tyrod Taylor's debut in the NFL did little to quell sentiment that the Ravens need a veteran presence behind starter Joe Flacco.
9:13 PM EDT, August 13, 2011
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.
9:32 PM EDT, August 14, 2011
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.
7:40 PM EDT, August 21, 2011
For now, the Ravens plan to keep Oniel Cousins at right guard.
4:33 PM EDT, August 7, 2011
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.
9:28 PM EDT, August 1, 2011
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.
7:23 PM EDT, August 6, 2011
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.
12:08 AM EDT, July 29, 2011
Sergio Kindle's first training camp practice for the Ravens appeared to be a successful one.
10:45 PM EDT, May 30, 2011
In the end, Maryland's gritty postseason roll ended short of the goal.
6:40 PM EDT, August 5, 2011
Terrell Suggs has registered Pro Bowl seasons in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010. So how does the Ravens outside linebacker snap that trend?
10:36 PM EDT, August 1, 2011
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.
6:28 PM EDT, July 6, 2011
This summer, usually a busy time in college lacrosse, has been even more turbulent than summers past.
9:14 PM EDT, August 4, 2011
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.
7:14 PM EDT, August 8, 2011
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.
9:40 PM EDT, May 27, 2011
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.
8:05 PM EDT, May 21, 2011
— 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.
7:44 PM EDT, April 15, 2011
Richie Meade's stance hasn't changed.
11:08 PM EDT, May 9, 2011
Selection Sunday was followed by Manic Monday.
9:27 PM EDT, May 26, 2011
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.
10:38 PM EDT, April 20, 2011
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.
10:01 PM EDT, August 4, 2011
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.
4:35 PM EDT, May 5, 2011
Charlie Streep, Bucknell
7:49 PM EDT, July 29, 2011
General manager Ozzie Newsome said talks on a long-term deal with defensive tackle Haloti Ngata will begin in three or four days.
5:51 PM EDT, May 19, 2011
12:15 AM EDT, April 30, 2011
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.
4:34 PM EDT, May 5, 2011
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.
2:27 PM EDT, April 21, 2011
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.
6:19 PM EDT, July 31, 2011
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.
8:57 PM EDT, August 9, 2011
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.
9:32 PM EDT, May 26, 2011
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.
4:28 PM EDT, May 31, 2011
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.
7:18 PM EDT, April 30, 2011
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.
3:39 PM EDT, April 14, 2011
5:55 PM EDT, May 19, 2011
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.
6:24 PM EDT, July 26, 2011
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.
3:35 PM EDT, April 14, 2011
Brian Karalunas, Villanova
6:28 PM EDT, July 16, 2011
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.
7:25 PM EDT, July 25, 2011
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.
September 29, 2010
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.
9:38 PM EDT, May 4, 2011
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.
5:53 PM EDT, May 19, 2011
6:38 PM EDT, April 14, 2011
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.
8:54 PM EDT, June 9, 2011
Rick Sowell says that Navy contacted him about the vacant men's lacrosse head coaching job "about four or five days ago."
4:14 PM EDT, September 21, 2010
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.
6:44 PM EDT, May 13, 2011
The Maryland men's lacrosse team is trying to stay above the fray.
8:43 PM EDT, April 28, 2011
7:00 PM EST, December 27, 2010
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.
3:46 PM EDT, May 29, 2011
For the past year the Salisbury men's lacrosse team has patiently waited for Sunday night's NCAA Division III tournament final with Tufts.
2:18 AM EDT, May 6, 2011
Wherever he goes, Maryland senior attackman Ryan Young is reminded of his mother.
4:22 PM EDT, April 22, 2011
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.
7:06 PM EDT, April 28, 2011
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
The dog days of summer are usually a hoot for the Ravens.
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