Thaenrat immigrated to the U.S. from a war-torn Liberia at 5 years old. Now, the 21-year-old is a father of two, poised to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and the starting tailback for the Tigers.
The Tigers captured last year’s Colonial Athletic Association title and cemented a berth in the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history, but senior guard/forward Nukiya Mayo said the hunger hasn’t changed.
Despite an 0-3 start, Morgan State is hopeful that former New York Giants and Oakland Raiders running back Tyrone Wheatley can help return the program to the top of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
Only 10 years old, London Navarro is the reigning International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation champion. Raised in Gaithersburg and trained at Form Jiu Jitsu in Baltimore, London began training in BJJ after getting bullied three years ago.
The Tigers scored 17 straight points in the fourth quarter to take a three-point lead, but gave up a field goal with 10 seconds left in regulation and could not match the Wildcats' touchdown in the extra session.
The redshirt senior is enjoying life at home with wife Destinee and daughter Iyanna while pursuing a bachelor’s in construction management and assisting the Bears defense against Army’s triple-option offense on Saturday.
After Johns Hopkins' loss to Susquehanna, about 400 players, coaches and parents packed the Newton White Athletic Center adjacent to the football field to witness the unveiling of a hallway display paying tribute to former head coach Jim Margraff, who died Jan. 2 at age 58 in his home in the Baltimore area.
Scouts from 25 NFL teams have visited the Tigers to study the younger brother of former Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. “I would be extremely surprised if he is not in a camp next year,” his coach said.
The all-time record holder for Olympic gold medals (23) discussed the loss of several of his records, the controversy of performance-enhancing drugs in swimming, and his laser-like focus in … the kitchen.
Former Harlem Globetrotters owner Mannie Jackson – for whom basketball’s Human Spirit Award is named after – said the former Towson Catholic star has “been everything and more than I ever expected him to be.”
Matt Slatus, the IronBirds general manager, said the patches have been on the backs of the home jerseys since 2016, shortly after the deaths of Harford County sheriff’s deputies Patrick Dailey and Mark Logsdon.