Despite the crowd being the smallest for an international soccer game in Baltimore in recent years, Ravens senior vice-president and director of stadium operations Roy Sommerhof was pleased with the turnout for Saturday's CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals and seems hopeful that the tournament will return to Baltimore in 2017.
Baltimore¿s M&T Bank Stadium will host a pair of CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal matches on July 18, and if the United States finishes in the top two spots of its round-robin group, the men¿s national team will play in Baltimore for the second straight tournament.
It has been nearly 13 years since Juan Dixon, then a senior and one of the best college players in the country, broke the collective heart of Hoosiers everywhere. He didn¿t do it in a regular season game like the one No. 13 Maryland and No. 23 Indiana will play at 9 p.m.
Neither Mark Turgeon nor Tom Crean are in reflective moods these days. The fourth-year Maryland coach and his Indiana counterpart would rather focus on Thursday's nationally televised matchup between the 13th-ranked Terps and No. 23 Hoosiers at Assembly Hall.
At every stop in his young football career, undrafted rookie James Hurst hasn't had much time to settle in before being thrust into a starting role. In both high school and college, it turned out he was ready the moment he walked onto the field, and the Ravens are hoping the same proves true on Sunday when he starts in place of left tackle Eugene Monroe, who underwent knee surgery on Wednesday.
Sean Woods hit a shot that was nearly one of the biggest in Kentucky basketball history, a high-arching bank off the backboard on a drive down the lane in the waning seconds to put the Wildcats ahead against defending national champion Duke in the 1992 East Regional final.
Those five are part of the Ravens' 25-man rookie class that head coach John Harbaugh has already called the "deepest" group of first-year players that the organization has had in his five-season tenure. With the starters not expected to play much more than a quarter in the Ravens' preseason opener Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome, the focus will quickly shift to the team's newcomers who hope to prove they can help an organization that prides itself on developing