March 1, 2002: The Ravens release Elvis Grbac, the expensive but mistake-prone quarterback they wooed last year instead of re-signing Trent Dilfer, who'd helped them win the Super Bowl. Grbac committed 26 turnovers in a 10-6 season as the Ravens lost in the division playoffs.
Feb. 26, 1996: Team officials begin efforts to name Baltimore's new NFL franchise. "We're using some old suggestions," says David Modell, son of team owner Art Modell. "I'm sure people can extrapolate that names like Ravens, Bombers, Bulldogs and Marauders are on the list."
Feb. 28, 1982: Towson Catholic wins its third straight Catholic League girls basketball tournament with a 78-40 rout of Seton. Tori Harrison, the Owlettes' 6-foot-4 center bound for Louisiana Tech, gets 23 points and nine rebounds for coach Gus Grason's team, which finishes 37-1.
Feb. 24, 1975: City College names George Petrides head football coach, replacing Ron Chartrand. Petrides, 27, attended City and Towson State and, at the time of his appointment, also coached the Knights' lacrosse and wrestling teams.
Feb. 24, 1973: In a basketball showdown between schoolboy powers from Baltimore and Washington, Dunbar defeats DeMatha, 85-71 before an announced 8,500 at the Civic Center. Skip "Honeydip" Wise scores 39 for the Poets, who've now won 35 straight games. Dunbar holds Adrian Dantley, the Stags' All-American, to two field goals while ending DeMatha's 43-game winning streak.
Feb. 24, 1968: Playing with a bum right knee, rookie guard Earl Monroe scores 49 points to lead the Bullets past the Detroit Pistons, 140-132. Monroe, who receives cortisone shots for an ankle injury before the game, adds 10 assists for host Baltimore, which escapes the NBA Eastern Division cellar with the victory.
Feb. 25, 1955: Gilman's wrestling team deals McDonogh its first loss in 27 dual meets, 22-14. Merrill Lincoln (127 pounds) and Dave Calland (175) lead the way.
Feb. 25, 1924: Marie Boyd, a 5-foot-7 forward at Lonaconing Central High, scores 156 points in a 163-3 victory over Ursuline Academy of Cumberland. Boyd makes 77 baskets, mostly off taps from the center jump, which follows every basket made. Her feat is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Feb. 27, 1933: Raymond Berry, the Colts' Hall of Fame receiver who retired with a then-record 631 career receptions, including 12 catches in Baltimore's 23-17 sudden-death victory over the New York Giants in the 1958 NFL championship game.