Nine months after University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair died of heatstroke following a summer practice, the state flagship university has implemented most of the changes recommended by a sports medicine consultant brought in to assess the response to his death.
The man arrested with Alex Collins last week had also been in a car with Collins’ Baltimore Ravens teammate, Tim Williams, when police found a pistol and marijuana in the linebacker’s car in 2016 at the University of Alabama.
Joshua Miles is the type of player everyone will root for this week at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. He is a Randallstown native who played at Western Tech High in Baltimore County and later at Morgan State University.
“This is a big contract,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said of a three-year contract extension with cornerback Tavon Young that's reportedly worth $25.8 million. “This is a big number. This is a record-setting number."
Former Johns Hopkins fullback Greg Chimera had been the interim head football coach at Johns Hopkins since Jan. 9, seven days after the sudden death of Jim Margraff, who had helmed the program for the past 29 years. On Friday, Chimera was appointed to the position full time.
Arguing University of Maryland officials placed athletics over academics last year following the death of football player Jordan McNair, state lawmakers in Annapolis are now pushing legislation to overhaul the university system’s Board of Regents.
Despite everything, Larry Aaron was eventually released from the hospital and was “progressing as well as we could hope for.” Before long, tragedy struck again. Even then the Oakland Mills community rallied behind Aaron and his family more than they had before.
Larry Aaron III, a Marshall football player and Oakland Mills alumnus, spent his winter break with old friends and his girlfriend, including on New Year’s Eve. But that night his life took a violent turn.
A tough freshman season, a major knee injury, and competing interests in basketball and baseball threatened Larry Aaron’s young football career at Oakland Mills. He later developed into one of Howard County’s premier linemen before being recruited to Marshall University.
The Ravens have to find a big-play receiver, an all-purpose running back and one or two interior offensive linemen. But, more importantly, they have to develop an offense that fits the skill set of quarterback Lamar Jackson.
Ray Rice's arrest five years ago represented a line of demarcation in the way the NFL and the Ravens understood and confronted intimate partner violence. Though much has changed in the time since, the league still faces difficult questions about its place in a national epidemic.