| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:06 PM
Towson coach Rob Ambrose was having a conversation with his agent this spring and asked if he knew anyone interested in joining his staff to work with the defensive line.
Ambrose's agent, Dennis Cordell, mentioned a very familiar name — former...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 3:33 PM
The ring that every Towson football player received after winning the first Colonial Athletic Association title in program history has a simple, but contextually confusing message on it.
"Six seconds is the average time of a football play,"...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 12:23 PM
The phone and cable companies are always touting their bundles of technology wonders, from lightning fast Internet to hundreds of movies downloadable in seconds.
Selling Leah Allen as the top softball package in the county is a much easier task.
| Dec 12, 2011
| 7:50 AM
It is said that when it comes to exercise, you get out what you put in. And for some women in Howard County, 20 minutes on the treadmill simply doesn’t produce satisfactory returns.
For these women, a workout means attacking a giant tire with a...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The air of forgiveness surrounding LeBron James' return might also envelop his biggest fan.
James Blair, arrested when he rushed the court during the Miami Heat's March 20, 2013, game against the Cavs wearing a "We Miss You" T-shirt, could soon have...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Certainly victories are nice, and they're one way to measure the success of a high school sports program.
But sending kids on to college is another gauge, and using that barometer, Allen High School did quite well in the just-completed 2014-15 school...
| May 22, 2014
| 7:13 AM
As part of our 250th celebration, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Today's is a cartoon by Dan Dowling of the Kansas City Star. Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all things...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 10:00 AM
As an undergraduate at UCLA in the 1970s, Helen Singleton often visited the student union building to see a mural she and six other students painted on a wall as a tribute to African American history.
The artwork was a sepia-toned collage and a self-...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:18 PM
The Richard Nixon Presidential Library has not had a full-time director since I left the position in November 2011. This has disturbing implications both for how public history is approached at federal museums and for how public access is granted to...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Artist June Wayne (1918-2011) started to make tapestries in 1971, following a decade running her Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Hollywood and then overseeing its relocation to the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The new medium was unusual....
| May 30, 2014
| 5:45 AM
John G. Avildsen is best known for his uplifting films about underdogs such as the Oscar-winning 1976 "Rocky" and 1984's "The Karate Kid."
But his career didn't start out that way.
Long before he won the director Oscar for "Rocky," Avildsen received...
| Feb 28, 2014
You've probably seen him on TV or in the newspaper, wearing a blue and white wig decorated with the fuzzy dice equivalent of basketballs. He's Danny Karwoski, the University of Connecticut women's basketball superfan.
Karwoski has attended upward of...