Should Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel be taunted by the Cincinnati Bengals defense during his first NFL start Sunday, the former Heisman Trophy winner says he's now better equipped to maintain his composure.
Pernell McPhee has never operated in the spotlight on the Ravens defense, but the fourth-year outside linebacker has carved out an effective place in the rotation by both feeding on those who hog the attention, and at times, taking it away from them.
CBS is partnering with the NFL Network to do 16 games on Thursday nights, but the first eight on CBS are the game changers. Getting the rights to the Thursday night games didn't change everything for the network's sports division.
In some ways, losing to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes, 34-17, before a pro-Buckeye crowd of over 57,000 at M&T Bank Stadium should help the Midshipmen focus on their next opponent and the rest of their season. But Saturday's game at Temple could be even more difficult for Niumatalolo and his staff.
The increasing emphasis on football at the Big 5 schools can have benefits for excluded colleges and universities. Without the constant pressure to field top teams, they can become more faithful to their true missions by de-emphasizing the importance of winning football games.
As the Ravens' new starting safety tandem, both Darian Stewart and Matt Elam have built hard-hitting reputations. But neither player has distinguished himself on a regular basis in the NFL in pass coverage, with the duo combining for just two career interceptions.
Maryland baseball coach John Szefc paused and looked forward, trying to articulate just how special it was to be part of the Terps' first NCAA tournament team in 43 years. Szefc was just 4 years old when Maryland lost its first two games in Gastonia, N.C., in the 1971 national tourney
With current backup Tyrod Taylor displaying mixed results in spot action and entering the final year of his rookie contract, the Ravens are exploring the possibility of drafting a quarterback this year.
In two seasons, Webster an Elkton native, piled up 88 tackles, 26 sacks, 31 tackles for losses, an interception and three forced fumbles. He also caught two touchdowns lining up at tight end and returned a blocked punt for a touchdown.
Wootton's Class of 2016 wide receiver Trevon Diggs has early offers from Maryland, North Carolina State, Nebraska, North Carolina and Virginia, with his most recent tender caming from a Big Ten Conference program.
The significance of Missouri defensive end and NFL draft prospect Michael Sam's ground-breaking announcement that he's gay immediately struck a chord with former Ravens linebacker and special-teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo.