The UMBC Retrievers were faced with a choice — carry the emotion forward from Friday night's stunning, historic victory over No. 1 Virginia or simply accept their place in history and go home to their adoring fans. They went down, but not without a fight.
Then the men’s basketball team at University of Maryland, Baltimore County stunned top-ranked Virginia and overnight this suburban research campus – a place where “brainiac” is a term of endearment – vaulted in the annals of college sports.
In recent weeks, Arthur Brown has been a second-team inside linebacker and his spike in defensive and special teams snaps — both in practices and preseason games — suggest that the Ravens are trying to figure out where the 25-year-old fits in.
The Ravens traded up to select linebacker Arthur Brown in the second round of the 2013 NFL draft, but the 2012 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year's highlight reel has effectively been put on pause at the professional level.
NFL teams contacted the Ravens because they are intrigued by the 2013 second-round draft pick and former Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year from Kansas State, but the team is considered extremely unlikely to trade Brown, according to sources.
The second-round draft pick out of Kansas State is bespectacled, soft-spoken and cultivates a professorial look off the field as he frequently wears a tie, slacks and dress shoes. When he has the time, Brown, 23, can be found playing the piano or whipping up his favorite meal of salmon and sweet potatoes.