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  • Morgan State's Travis Davidson making the most of his senior year

    Morgan State's Travis Davidson making the most of his senior year
    Fourteen years ago on the outskirts of Ann Arbor, Mich., an 8-year old boy learned to be a football player. In the blistering heat of summer, the boy climbed and descended the concrete steps of Eastern Michigan's Rynearson Stadium, past empty bleachers as...
  • Source: Ravens' Matt Birk to announce his retirement today

    Source: Ravens' Matt Birk to announce his retirement today
    (UPDATE: Birk officially announced his retirement Friday morning. Here's the full story.) Ravens six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk will announce his retirement from the NFL later this morning, according to a source with knowledge of his plans. Birk,...
  • Ravens center Matt Birk retires after 15 seasons in NFL

    Ravens center Matt Birk retires after 15 seasons in NFL
    As Matt Birk spent the past couple of weeks pondering his football future, his mind kept drifting back to the immediate aftermath of the Ravens’ Super Bowl XLVII victory over the San Francisco 49ers nearly three weeks ago. For about 30 minutes...
  • College football scouting report: Towson at Rhode Island

    College football scouting report: Towson at Rhode Island
    No. 8 Towson (8-2, 6-1 Colonial Athletic Association) @ Rhode Island (3-7, 2-5) Time: Saturday, 12:30 p.m. Site: Meade Stadium, South Kingstown, R.I. Radio: 1570 AM Series: Rhode Island leads 6-5. What's at stake: Towson looks to close out its...
  • Scouting report: No. 8 Towson vs. No. 6 Lehigh

    Scouting report: No. 8 Towson vs. No. 6 Lehigh
    No. 8 Towson (9-2, 7-1 Colonial Athletic Association) vs. No. 6 Lehigh (10-1, 5-0 Patriot League) NCAA FCS Second Round Time: 3:35 p.m. Where: Johnny Unitas Stadium Television: ESPN3 Radio: 1570 AM Series: Lehigh leads series 10-1 What's at stake:...
  • Birk named team's Walter Payton Man of the Year

    Birk named team's Walter Payton Man of the Year
    Ravens center Matt Birk was voted by the team as the 2011 Water Payton Man of the Year, the club announced Friday morning. Birk was the seven-time Man of the Year for the Minnesota Vikings and named one of three finalists for the 2008 NFL’s...
  • Ravens bring back veteran Matt Birk on three-year deal

    Ravens bring back veteran Matt Birk on three-year deal
    As the Ravens await word on whether free agent left guard Evan Mathis will accept their multi-year offer, they addressed one spot on their offensive line Friday, agreeing in principle to a three-year deal with veteran center Matt Birk that is pending a...
  • Ravens center Birk wants to return, not retire

    Ravens center Birk wants to return, not retire
    Center Matt Birk, who was strongly considering retirement after his 14th NFL season, is interested in returning to the Ravens for the 2012 campaign. Birk’s agent, Joe Linta, informed the Ravens of the veteran’s intentions today at the NFL...
  • Birk named Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year

    Birk named Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year
    Ravens veteran center Matt Birk was named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year on Saturday night, recognition for his consistent play on the field and his commitment to community endeavors. Birk is the first Ravens player to win the award, given...
  • Here's Matt Birk zip-lining with Roger Goodell

    Here's Matt Birk zip-lining with Roger Goodell
    If Ravens center Matt Birk has decided to retire, he hasn’t announced it yet. Birk has, however, decided to go zip-lining with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Birk, a candidate for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award, is in Indianapolis for...
  • Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis vows to return for next season

    Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis vows to return for next season
    It took Ray Lewis a long time to put his suit on after the AFC championship was over on Sunday. He got dressed in silence, he made sure his tie was straight and his jacket wasn't wrinkled. Then, he stood in the eye of a small media storm, smiled into...
  • Boldin makes immediate impact for Ravens

    Boldin makes immediate impact for Ravens
    It didn't take long for Anquan Boldin to make his presence known. The first ball quarterback Joe Flacco threw in the wide receiver's direction ended up as a 21-yard completion that led to a Billy Cundiff 48-yard field goal and a seven-point lead that the...