| Mar 31, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Alyssa Thomas. Alyssa Thomas. Alyssa Thomas.
Why isn't that a household name in the state of Maryland? University of Maryland Women's Basketball Coach Brenda Frese gave a stirring locker room speech prior to Sunday's game against the mighty Tennessee...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 9:33 AM
Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on three topics from the past week in Maryland sports.
What's your take on having not only James Franklin -- but now perhaps Ralph Friedgen -- in the Big Ten...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 3:36 PM
As one of the top inside threats in Baltimore-area girls basketball, Southern's Jordyn Brown gets a lot of attention.
Despite drawing double and triple teams on a nightly basis, the 6-foot senior averages 22.7 points, 11.2 rebounds and 4.7 blocks per...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 1:10 PM
COLLEGE PARK — Tina Klotzbeecher-Thomas practically had to shove a basketball into the hands of her young daughter, Alyssa.
"Oh, she threw a hissy fit, kicking, screaming crying," recalls the mother, thinking back on her daughter's reluctance to...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Danny Shand is quick to answer the hypothetical question, taking it on with the same brash confidence the senior shows on the court as point guard of the New Town boys basketball team.
If the Titans return to the state title game and you get to the...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 4:58 AM
Potential is a word Dwayne Morgan has sought to vanquish.
The 15th-ranked basketball prospect in the country according to Rivals.com, Morgan wants to be more than potential during his senior year at No. 3 St. Frances. Potential was the word stickered to...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:20 AM
During the school year, Varsity Letters will periodically ask student-athletes from various sports to step in as guest bloggers. They will share their personal thoughts during pivotal stretches of a given season.
This week's guest is Phil Booth, an All-...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:23 AM
Carmelo Anthony fully expects the memories to envelop him as he trots onto the court at Baltimore Arena.
The long days dribbling on the asphalt beside West Baltimore's Murphy Homes projects. The early games at Robert C. Marshall Recreation Center,...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:14 AM
Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs doesn't miss an opportunity to express his admiration and love for LeBron James and the Miami Heat. However, he probably wasn't a huge fan of the back-to-back NBA champions last night.
That's because the Heat, and James...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:24 AM
Five years ago, Ravens Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs decided to invest his time and financial resources into launching an AAU basketball team.
A former AAU basketball player in his high school days who was recruited by Syracuse for...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Baltimore Sun reporter Don Markus and editor Matt Bracken weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports.
Is Alex Len better off not being the top pick in the 2013 draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers and instead going a few...
| Jun 23, 2013
The University of Maryland football players and coaches didn't know what kind of reception they'd get as their buses arrived at Middletown High School — surrounded by mountains, 50 miles northwest of College Park — for a scrimmage on a sunny...