Randy Edsall won't say who the Terps are starting at quarterback against Clemson. ... Derrick Mason has reportedly been traded to the Texans, meaning the Ravens will face their former wideout in consecutive games. ... The Ravens haven't forgotten about their uncomfortable second half against the Texans last season. ... Orioles amateur scouting director Joe Jordan interviewed this week with the Phillies for their vacant director of player-development position. ... The Jeremy Accardo era may be over. ... The IZOD IndyCar Series will return to the city on Labor Day weekend 2012 for the second Baltimore Grand Prix.
The Orioles will all but complete their September roster expansion before Tuesday night's game at Yankee Stadium, bringing back Chris Davis from the 15-day disabled list and calling up four more players from the minor leagues.
Dylan Bundy, who agreed to a guaranteed $6.25 million major league contract on Aug. 15, said he is excited to get back on the mound after spending most of the summer in a holding pattern as he and his agent negotiated with the Orioles.
Baltimore is blessed with a bunch of talented sports bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. I often link up to these local writers in my morning Coffee Companion posts, but instead of just exchanging anti-social links with them, I have decided to be slightly less anti-social by exchanging emails with them in a somewhat regular feature called Blogger on Blogger.
Westminster became one of the early casualties of the NFL lockout Wednesday when the Ravens canceled this year's training camp at McDaniel College. ... With Blake Davis' decisive error in the fifth inning Wednesday, the Orioles had their defining play on a disappointing road trip and an easy scapegoat in their 5-4 loss to the Pirates. ... Jake Arrieta's next start will be pushed back four days as he deals with inflammation in his right elbow. ... Reliever Jeremy Accardo has cleared waivers and accepted his assignment to Triple-A Norfolk. ... Maryland will play two more football games at M&T Bank Stadium, against West Virginia in 2013 and Virginia Tech in 2014. ... Baltimore native Josh Selby is focused on becoming a steal in the NBA draft.
Brian Matusz lasted just 1 1/3 innings Sunday and retired only three of the 13 hitters that he faced, and Evan Longoria hit a two-run, inside-the-park homer in the Orioles' 9-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays before an announced 22,032 at Camden Yards.
Before an announced crowd of 18,587, the Baltimore Orioles' Zach Britton struggled with his control against the free-swinging Toronto Blue Jays, throwing just 47 of his season-low 81 pitches for strikes.