| Dec 3, 2012
| 5:10 PM
Happy for the MAC
I have no idea whether Northern Illinois playing in the Orange Bowl is a strength or weakness of the BCS system, but I'm glad to see a Mid-American Conference school in a BCS bowl. Seven MAC schools are going...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 4:00 PM
There are just a few days remaining before "America's Game," and Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo has some explaining to do.
The last time the Midshipmen were in the national spotlight, they were across the Atlantic Ocean being trampled in their...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 5:00 AM
As the Maryland basketball beat writer for The Sun for more than a decade, I always enjoyed making multiple trips to the state of North Carolina every winter. I saw Len Bias single-handedly give North Carolina its first defeat in a then brand-new Dean...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 11:34 AM
It’s pretty obvious that the decision by the Maryland Board of Regents to jump from the Atlantic Coast Conference to the Big Ten will be a net plus financially after the school figures out how it is going to buy its way out of the ACC, but that...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 4:30 AM
Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and editor Matt Bracken weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports.
How well will Maryland fit into the Big Ten?
Jeff Barker: Maryland should do fine in basketball. Mark...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 4:00 AM
As a rookie Courtney Upshaw is bound to make mistakes. But if the Ravens rookie outside linebacker erred in his first practice of training camp Thursday, inside linebacker Jameel McClain didn’t notice.
“I think there were [a few] mistakes out...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 9:46 AM
A pair of SEC rivals took the top two spots in USA Today's preseason college football coaches poll, which was released today.
LSU is No. 1 with 18 first-place votes, while Alabama check in at No. 2. The Crimson Tide earned 20 first-place votes —...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 10:05 AM
The NFL's unresolved labor dispute with its regular crews of referees has triggered an unwelcome development: replacement referees.
The NFL locked out the officials and hired replacements to work the preseason games and is prepared to have them oversee...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 2:53 PM
Georgia could get stung
For a team that fired its defensive coordinator midseason and got whacked by Middle Tennessee State and Brigham Young, Georgia Tech (6-5) is a very dicey opponent for Georgia (10-1).
First, the Dawgs...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 7:46 PM
These games should be so tight, I'd be happy getting one of them right. I'll take Florida and Georgia to survive the weekend.
The Gators have gotten better every week, with Jeff Driskel validating...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 5:09 PM
The first months of a college athletic director's tenure are typically spent getting a feel for the landscape. For Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson, his first seven months included leading a major overhaul that included the messy divorce with a...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 3:16 PM
Tiger Club board member David Nevins was in Kingston, R.I., when he watched Towson win its first Colonial Athletic Association football championship last fall.
As the Tigers were battling Rhode Island on the field, Nevins and Tigers athletic director...