April 4, 2014
Under Armour founder Kevin Plank was so impressed with Friday's winner of the nationwide entrepreneur competition he runs with the University of Maryland, he offered the graduate student $25,000 in exchange for a stake in his company. Disease Diagnostic Group founder John Lewandowski walked away with $105,000 in total from the Cupid's Cup Business Competition - $75,000 in first place winnings, $5,000 as the audience favorite and the sweetener from Plank. Carrie Handwerker, a spokeswoman for the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, said Plank arranged for the equity stake to be held by his Cupid Foundation.
April 2, 2014
Homewood Field in Baltimore is one of the more tradition-rich sites for men's lacrosse, and more than one opponent challenging Johns Hopkins has felt slightly intimidated by the venue, the nine NCAA championship banners and the blue- and white-clad crowd. But after scoring a 10-9 decision against the Blue Jays at Homewood on April 5, 2013, Albany - which will pay another visit on Friday at 7 p.m. - has no qualms about entering enemy territory. “We have a lot of guys who played last year and are playing again this weekend, knowing that they can step onto that field and can play well and can compete with them,” said Great Danes coach Scott Marr, a former attackman at Johns Hopkins and former offensive coordinator at Maryland.
April 1, 2014
Last week, Diana Nyad and Sean Avery got the boot. Please, please let's put Billy Dee out of his misery this week. The guest judge is Robin Roberts. LOVE HER. It's also "tell your sob story/backstory" night. DON'T LOVE THAT. Uh oh, Billy Dee Williams is backstage. This does not bode well. James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd Jive James used to be chubby kid. In 2007, he overcame bullying - it's unclear if he got skinny and the bullying stopped or the other way around.
March 31, 2014
Maryland basketball fans who haven't had a chance to see top recruit Melo Trimble play can get a glimpse of the incoming freshman guard this week during the McDonald's All-American Game in Chicago. The game itself will be Wednesday night, beginning at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN. Trimble will take part in the 3-point shooting contest Monday night on ESPNU. Others in the 3-point contest include Kevon Looney (UCLA), Rashad Vaughn (UNLV), Devin Booker (Kentucky), Myles Turner (uncommitted)
March 28, 2014
Get ready for the second annual Baltimore Sun Peeps Recipe Contest. These sugar-coated marshmallow treats have developed a huge following, and we want to see how you can incorporate them into a dish. Last year's contest produced a Peeps Pot Pie made with vanilla pudding, a Peeps-stuffed pork loin and even Peeps-a-roni pizza, along with many other creative concoctions. (See them in the gallery at the top of this page.) Winners will receive a prize package from the peeps at Peeps.
March 25, 2014
Harford County Public Library rolled out the red carpet for teens and their families at the Abingdon library on March 14 at a special screening and awards ceremony for the teen Film This! Book Trailers contest. Throughout the winter months, teens created and submitted short videos showcasing a favorite book, similar to a movie trailer. At the premiere, the finalist videos were viewed and the winners announced. Emily and Allison Dietz were awarded first place for their entry titled "The Hiding Place," based on the autobiographical book of the same name by Corrie ten Bloom, with John and Elizabeth Sherrill.