| Jun 5, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Throughout this offseason, the Ravens' greatest area of need has remained the inside linebacker position.
Now, the Ravens hope they've upgraded their depth by signing proven veteran linebacker Daryl Smith to a one-year contract Wednesday.
| May 31, 2013
| 5:04 AM
In 97 days, the Ravens will begin defense of their Super Bowl championship on the road against the Denver Broncos. Below are the key dates before the Ravens’ 2013 regular-season begins on Sept. 5.
Today: Ravens participate in the final day of...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 9:38 PM
Representing Dunbar High with a maroon suit and maroon tie, Tavon Austin strolled into Radio City Music Hall around 7 p.m. Thursday night to see his lifelong dream fulfilled.
At 7:34 p.m., he and 22 other top prospects were introduced to the crowd....
| Feb 16, 2013
| 1:43 PM
When the Ravens made Ray Lewis their second-ever draft pick, they knew they were getting a highly productive player from the talent-rich University of Miami. What they could not have known was that Lewis would become perhaps the greatest middle linebacker...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 5:42 PM
West Virginia star wide receiver Tavon Austin once embarrassed a proud Oklahoma defense with his unique brand of elusiveness.
Almost casually last November, the dynamic former Dunbar standout repeatedly made the Sooners' safeties and linebackers fall to...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 6:58 PM
Troubled former Louisiana State star cornerback Tyrann Mathieu is painfully aware of just how much he's damage he's inflicted on his reputation with potential NFL employers, and how his many transgressions with drugs have cost him financially.
| 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...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 9:42 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 the Atlantic Coast Conference being vindictive with Maryland regarding its basketball schedule for its final season?...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Each day this week, Baltimore Sun reporter and blogger Matt Vensel will break down a key matchup from Sunday’s Super Bowl. Today, he looks at the challenge of defending Colin Kaepernick and the pistol offense.
In their stunning run to Super Bowl...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Here's a look at what national media are saying about the St. Louis Rams drafting former Dunbar star Tavon Austin with the No. 8 pick in the 2013 NFL draft.
** SI.com's Don Banks says the Rams gave up a lot to get Austin, but the West Virginia wide...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 9:00 AM
On Sunday, pretty much everyone in Baltimore will be rooting for the Ravens. Likewise in San Francisco with the 49ers. But the rest of the nation’s football fans? Most will just be rooting for another entertaining Super Bowl.
Each of the last five...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday....