April 29, 2012
If Notre Dame or Michigan decided to change their school fight songs, the moves would likely spark objections from students, alumni and faculty. At St. John's College, however, it's a bit different. On April 28, at its 30th annual croquet match against the U.S. Naval Academy, the school planned to introduce a new fight song. And it appears people on the college's Annapolis campus don't seem to mind. That's partly because few can recall the current fight song. "I don't know if any students at the school know what our current official song is," said student John Fleming of Gaithersburg, an imperial wicket (or a captain)
November 19, 2003
Dr. Ralph Fletcher Davis Sr., a retired physician who as an undergraduate at the University of Maryland, College Park wrote its "Maryland Fight Song," died of heart failure Saturday at a hospital in Springfield, Ill. He was 83. Dr. Davis was born at Fort Sheridan, Ill., the son of a career military officer. In 1934, he moved with his family to Baltimore when his father was assigned to Fort Holabird. He was a 1937 graduate of City College and earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry at the university in 1941.
August 8, 1998
So, you want me to sing it over the phone?Yes, John Modell, oldest son of Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell, we do want you to sing the Ravens' Fight Song. After all, you wrote the ditty this spring. After all those years of warbling the Colts' Fight Song ("Let's go, you Baltimore Colts, and put that ball across the line ..."), it's time for a new fight song.Sing, John, sing.Flying High, Fierce pride in our eye, The Ravens of Baltimore ...Hey, good voice (maybe you had to be there).The Ravens were without their own fight song for the first two years, but the new stadium was cause for a Ravens song.
January 28, 1997
MILPITAS, Calif. -- The Notre Dame Fight Song is a familiar tune to sports fans everywhere. After yesterday, the Milpitas High School Little Big Band members can play it in their sleep.The 79-member band played the Notre Dame song -- also the Milpitas fight song -- 421 times for nearly four hours, more times than the record listed in the Guinness Book of Records for playing a single song, according to Wes Robbins, the band leader.They were trying to set a record -- although the activity was not monitored by Guinness and has not been certified.
August 5, 2007
Fans are filtering into M&T Bank Stadium as I type this. If you ever wanted to sit front row at an NFL event, this is your chance. Walking through the parking lots before the game, the tailgaters look to be in midseason form. There's nothing like that smell of coffee (for those recovering from last night) mixed with Bud Light (for those looking ahead). Redskins and Ravens fans were already razzing each other as if it were December. Said one Ravens fan: "This is their Super Bowl." Ouch.
February 19, 2014
10. 'Navy Blue,' Diane Renay I'm suggesting this as the Naval Academy's new fight song. 9. 'What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am),' the Tams Is there a more rational way to end a relationship than to say, "You build me up then you let me down"? 8. 'California Sun,' the Rivieras This one is popular, of course. It has been covered by, among others, the Ramones, Los Straitjackets and, yes, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys (well, on the "Curious George 2" movie soundtrack album, but it still counts)