| Feb 13, 2013
| 9:42 PM
NCAA proposes rule change to allow ejection for hits above shoulders
The NCAA has proposed a rule change that would eject any player who targets and hits a defenseless opponent above the shoulders. The Football Rules Committee,...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 3:31 PM
For the second time in three years, the Maryland football team will play a game at M&T Bank Stadium in 2015 – this time against Penn State in what Terps fans hope will be part of a renewed rivalry between the schools.
The game — scheduled...
| May 17, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Baltimore Sun reporters Don Markus and Jeff Barker and editor Matt Bracken weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports.
Given the 2014 schedule announced Thursday by the Big Ten, how tough will Maryland’s road back...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 1:02 AM
Sun's Preston named top Md. sportswriter
The Baltimore Sun's Mike Preston has been honored as the Maryland Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association for the second straight year, it was announced...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 7:51 AM
Before his record-breaking sophomore season at Iowa Western Community College, Deon Long spent his summer days working out and running routes with Maryland quarterback Ricardo Young and wide receiver Stefon Diggs.
The offseason workouts clearly paid...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:43 PM
Jerry Bailey can look back on a Hall of Fame jockey career that featured 5,892 victories but also the searing memory of 17 fractures, including a broken back, jaw and collarbone, and several busted ribs.
Yet Bailey considers himself lucky. He never...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 5:26 AM
West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin is visiting the Detroit Lions today, concluding his busy travel schedule.
The former Dunbar star has also visited with the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, St. Louis Rams, New York Jets, Tampa Bay...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Rob Moore had just watched Missouri open up a 14-3 first quarter lead on the Syracuse football team, and the wide receivers coach knew the Orange was in desperate need of a spark. So he pulled Alec Lemon aside and implored the senior wideout to will the...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 5:39 AM
The St. Louis Rams have the 16th overall selection of the NFL draft.
Whether West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin will remain available for their first-round pick is debatable with his draft stock regarded as being on the rise, but the Rams...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Imagine the football field as a chess board, its synthetic green grass replaced with two-toned squares.
Picture wideouts as rooks rocketing up and down the edges of the board and backs as bishops slashing through a front line of pawns. Tight ends and...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:37 PM
One of my favorite assignments in the past year or so was the feature I did this week on former Dunbar and West Virginia star Tavon Austin, who for weeks has had talent evaluators in NFL organizations and in the media salivating about what he might do...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 4:48 PM
COLLEGE PARK — They left Washington as friendly rivals, respecting each other's talents and having formed a bond from summer camps and scouting combines. They reunited as teammates briefly, first at the University of New Mexico and later at a junior...