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  • The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Feb. 17-23

    The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Feb. 17-23

    Feb. 20, 2001: Buoyed by a pregame pep talk by Brian Billick, coach of the Super Bowl champion Ravens, the slumping Maryland men’s basketball team routs North Carolina State, 95-66, at Cole Field House. Juan Dixon (30 points) hits 11 of his 12 shots from the field. Feb. 20, 1972: Dealt by the Orioles...

  • The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Feb. 10-16

    The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Feb. 10-16

    Feb. 14, 1988: “I’m really not going to do a darn thing,” says Chuck Thompson, 66, announcing his retirement after 32 years as the Orioles’ play-by-play announcer, most recently on WMAR-TV. Feb. 16, 1978: In a matchup of girls basketball powers, Archbishop Keough defeats Towson Catholic, 46-45...

  • The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Feb. 3-9

    The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Feb. 3-9

    Feb. 3, 2003: The Ravens promote Eric DeCosta, 31, from Midwest area scout to director of college scouting. DeCosta had joined the team in 1996 as a scouting intern. Feb. 4, 1987: Clemson defeats Maryland, 80-79, in men’s basketball at Cole Field House on a 3-point basket with 8 seconds left by...

  • The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Jan. 27-Feb. 2

    The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Jan. 27-Feb. 2

    Feb. 1, 1991: Pat Santarone, 62, the Orioles’ groundskeeper for 22 years, hangs up his rake. He’s best known for his tomato-growing contests with manager Earl Weaver at Memorial Stadium, and for their commercial fertilizer, “Earl ’n Pat’s Tomato Food.” Feb. 2, 1976: Bob Vogel, 34, former All-Pro...

  • The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Jan. 20-26

    The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Jan. 20-26

    Jan. 20, 2002: The Ravens, defending NFL champs, fall to the Steelers, 27-10, in an AFC divisional-round playoff game in Pittsburgh. Ravens quarterback Elvis Grbac throws three interceptions and has six passes dropped. Jan. 23, 1974: Marvin Webster, a 7-foot-1 center from Edmondson, gets 24 points,...

  • The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Jan. 13-19

    The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Jan. 13-19

    Jan. 14, 2003: Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Marvin Lewis, 44, who as Ravens defensive coordinator helped assemble the 2000 Super Bowl champions, is named head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals — the eighth black head coach in NFL history. Jan. 17, 2002: “I have to make some big lineup...

  • The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Jan. 6-12

    The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Jan. 6-12

    Jan. 7, 2001: The Ravens upset the Tennessee Titans, 24-10, in Nashville to advance to the AFC championship game. Anthony Mitchell returns a tipped field-goal attempt 90 yards for a touchdown, and Ray Lewis races 50 yards with an interception for a score. Jan, 10, 1990: Maryland defeats North Carolina,...

  • The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Dec. 30-Jan. 5

    The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Dec. 30-Jan. 5

    Jan. 3, 2004: A wobbly 46-yard field goal by 44-year-old Gary Anderson with 29 seconds remaining gives the Tennessee Titans a 20-17 victory over the Ravens in a wild-card playoff game before an announced 69,452 at M&T Bank Stadium. Dec. 30, 1985: All-American Len Bias scores 29 points as Maryland...

  • The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Dec. 23-29

    The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Dec. 23-29

    Dec. 28, 2003: The playoff-bound Ravens end the regular season with a 13-10 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers before a record home crowd of 70,001. Running back Jamal Lewis (114 yards, one touchdown) finishes with 2,066 yards, then second most in NFL history to the Los Angeles Rams’ Eric Dickerson...

  • The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Dec. 16-22

    The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Dec. 16-22

    Dec. 19, 2005: Kyle Boller, the Ravens’ beleaguered quarterback, passes for 253 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-3 win over the Green Bay Packers and the NFL’s No. 1 pass defense. On “Monday Night Football,” and before a record crowd (70,604) at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore sets a team mark for...

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