| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:26 PM
As a Maryland football player, Akil Patterson felt pangs of disappointment every time he typed the words "gay athlete" into an online search engine, hoping against hope to find someone else like him.
Patterson reflected Monday on how different the...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:45 AM
The significance of Missouri defensive end and NFL draft prospect Michael Sam's ground-breaking revelation that he's gay immediately struck a chord with former Ravens linebacker and special teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo.
Ayanbadejo regards Sam as a...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 2:30 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — Since Missouri defensive end Michael Sam announced last Sunday that he's gay, he's instantly become one of the most high-profile NFL draft prospects.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Friday that the team would have no issues...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 4:56 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — Missouri defensive end Michael Sam answered questions calmly Saturday, displaying candor and a natural sense of humor at the NFL scouting combine.
One of the most scrutinized draft prospects in NFL history, Sam was surrounded by...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:42 AM
The Ravens met with linebackers Adrian Hubbard and Lamin Barrow at the NFL scouting combine.
Hubbard is a 6-foot-6, 257-pound outside linebacker from Alabama who started all but two games the last two seasons. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.69 seconds and...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 11:18 AM
Growing up in Alabama in the 1970s, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome excelled in three sports before emerging as one of the top players in the history of the University of Alabama.
Now, Newsome has been selected to the National High School Hall of...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 1:26 PM
It used to be must-see TV, with every big bowl game having a time slot on New Year's Day, including the bowl that would decide the national champion. More often than not, it was the Granddaddy of them all, the Rose Bowl, or the Orange Bowl later that...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:35 PM
When he was a Maryland quarterback, Chris Turner told a story of his phone once ringing at 4:34 in the morning.
It was passionate, intense James Franklin — an amped-up electron of a football coach for whom sleep is apparently an overvalued...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Jordan Love and Karim Barton played in relative obscurity as they finished their college football careers a few miles down the road from each other.
Love was a starting cornerback for a Towson team that went to the NCAA Football Championship...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:40 PM
-- From his prime vantage point Monday afternoon at Fairhope Stadium, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome could watch the kind of wide receiver he covets.
The Ravens have identified a need for a reliable, versatile presence on third downs to complement...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 1:51 PM
The Maryland football team announced on Saturday the hiring of former LSU assistant Greg Studrawa as it offensive line coach.
Studrawa, who coached the Tigers' offensive line from 2007 to 2013, replaces longtime offensive line coach Tom Brattan, whose...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 7:38 PM
MOBILE, Ala. — Auburn cornerback Chris Davis became an Iron Bowl hero when he caught a flubbed Alabama field-goal attempt and dashed the length of the field for the game-winning touchdown against the Crimson Tide.
Ever since the game-changing play...