Jeremy Lamb

Our Take: The week in Maryland sports

Our Take: The week in Maryland sports

Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and intern Connor Letourneau (The Diamondback's co-sports editor) weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports.

Maryland has now announced the start  times for its first three football games (all afternoon games). What do you make of the early-season schedule?

Jeff Barker: I’d liken the importance of the season-opening games to 2010. There is a certain extra pressure -- a nagging burden -- on a team that enters a season with a long losing streak.

In 2010, Maryland beat Navy in the opener to snap a seven-game losing streak from the year before....