North Carolina State enters Saturday's game against Maryland at Carter-Finley Stadium with clear incentive. The Wolfpack needs a win on their Senior Day to become eligible for their third bowl appearance in four years.
Despite a 2-7 record and a five-game losing streak, Maryland football coach Randy Edsall stood at the podium at Gossett Team House on Tuesday during his weekly news conference expressing confidence that his program had made progress this season.
Run defense and the passing game are among areas the Maryland football team is seeking to improve. The Terps are looking to turn things around against Virginia on Saturday in their last home game of the season.
At 2-5 (1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), Maryland hopes the sun isn't also setting on its once-promising season. The Terps, who have lost three games in a row, hope to be playing their last five regular-season games for more than pride.
Maryland football: Maryland aims to end a tough stretch with a win over Florida State. The Terps anticipate a loud crowd at Doak Campbell Stadium in the last of three straight ACC games against teams that have been ranked in the Top 25 this season.
Baltimore Grand Prix attendees spent as much as $25 million at the Labor Day weekend event, which was far short of the $70 million projected by race organizers. ... The Ravens waived Mark LeVoir and brought back Prescott Burgess. ... The Orioles on Tuesday interviewed Jerry Dipoto, the first candidate to replace Andy MacPhail the team has met with. ... It looks like the Alfredo Simon saga in the Dominican Republic isn¿t over yet, as another hearing was pushed back. ... After a breakout game against Clemson, C.J. Brown is no longer Maryland's well-kept secret at quarterback. ... Tomas Vokoun and the Capitals shut out the Panthers, 3-0, to stay unbeaten.
The Indianapolis Colts have not given Johnny Unitas' number to some guy named Kole Heckendorf. ... A day after practicing on a limited basis, Lee Evans, Ben Grubbs and Tom Zbikowski did not participate on Thursday. ... David Reed has been practicing and could play Sunday. ... Due to those enhanced security measures, the Ravens are asking fans to arrive early for Sunday's game at M&T Bank Stadium. ... The Orioles are making moves in their search for a new general manager. ... As many as five freshman could start for the Maryland football team on Saturday. ... The Capitals beat the Penguins in overtime.
The Ravens scored the game's final 16 points to pull away from the Texans and post a 29-14 victory on Sunday. The Ravens defense slowed down the Texans with second-half adjustments and the offense benefited from big plays from Anquan Boldin and others. ... John Harbaugh's brother, Jim, the 49ers coach, got in an altercation with Lions coach Jim Schwartz. ... Maryland coach Randy Edsall praised quarterback C.J. Brown. ... John Beck could start for the Redskins.
Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien stood on the sidelines at M&T Bank Stadium on a warm summer day, casually watching a seven-on-seven touch football tournament while flipping a ball up and down with his large right hand.
Gary Crowton endured Internet taunts from LSU fans who thought the team's offense was boring, and weathered having to step down as coach of a BYU program he had followed as a boy growing up in Provo, Utah.