The irony was not lost on the Maryland fans who made the trek out to Michigan State for their first-ever game at the Breslin Center. It wasn't exactly balmy in East Lansing on Saturday morning, but there wasn't even a single flake to be found.
To many, the high salaries of professional athletes can be a source of envy. But their big paydays come with a darker side – many face bankruptcy or financial distress after spending too freely, going through a divorce or failing to line up a job upon retirement.
Anne Arundel County Fire Department investigators have placed criminal charges related to an Arundel movie theater "bottle bombing" incident in March against a man being held in Prince George's County on similar charges in a Largo incident.
A 20-year-old Bowie man accused in a movie theater "bottle bomb" incident in Prince George's County is also a suspect in other similar incidents across the region, including a March incident in Anne Arundel County, law enforcement authorities said.
A 20-year-old Bowie man has been arrested and charged with the May 24 detonation of a "bottle-bomb" at a Prince George's County movie theater. Authorities are investigating whether he is responsible for other detonations around the region including one at Arundel Mills mall.
Former Patterson star Aquille Carr has spent his senior season at Princeton Day Academy in Laurel, is trying to rebuild his reputation after a turbulent year that included an arrest and several school transfers. Despite all that, Carr seems to be thinking ahead to professional opportunities overseas.
The recruiting battle for the Harrison twins that ended with Maryland losing out to Kentucky made me think about Lefty Driesell and some of the tales he has told over the years about going after the likes of Tom McMillen, Moses Malone and Albert King.
The debate raging these days between those arguing whether this year's U.S. Olympic men's basketball team could compete with the Dream Team of 20 years ago is not answered simply by a generational divide.
As an NBA assistant coach since retiring after a Hall of Fame career, Patrick Ewing might have a better seat than many of his contemporaries to compare this year's U.S. Olympic men's basketball team to the fabled Dream Team of 20 years ago.
Congratulations to Magic Johnson, Stan Kasten and the rest of the new ownership group that just bought the Los Angeles Dodgers from Frank McCourt for a reported $2 billion. They will bring the Dodgers out of bankruptcy and restore some stability to the organization, but the price tag leaves room to wonder if they'll be able to keep the team competitive.
Mark Landsberger, apropos of his modest NBA career, makes only a barely noticed cameo in one of the most frequently replayed video highlights in NBA history: Dr. J's up-and-under layup in the 1980 NBA Finals.