By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 1996
Baltimore Ravens offensive line coach Kirk Ferentz was watching UCLA's offense when he put the video on rewind to watch Jonathan Ogden again. "There was one play where he was about 15 yards downfield and then he starts driving the free safety further down the field," said Ferentz. "He does it so easily that it never occurs to you that he is 6-8 and weighs 318 pounds. He's so fluid and good at what he does that he lulls you to sleep. " Ogden's athleticism is why the club made him the No. 1 pick in Ravens history Saturday, and why it believes he will have an easy transition to playing left guard.
Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
The Ravens survived an emergency situation at left guard when starter Kelechi Osemele was ruled out shortly before kickoff after testing out his bruised, hyperextended right knee during warmups. Osemele looked immobile while trying to do drills in the end zone, noticeably favoring his knee and unable to plant and change direction enough to convince the coaching staff and trainers to play him. So, the Ravens started rookie fifth-round draft pick John Urschel in place of Osemele after initially announcing that backup center Gino Gradkowski would start at left guard.
By Baltimore Sun reporter | August 11, 2010
Maryland women's basketball guard Jackie Nared is leaving the university and will transfer to a program closer to home, an athletic department official confirmed. Nared, the daughter of former Maryland men's basketball player Greg Nared and a Portland, Ore., native, averaged 4.5 points and 3.7 rebounds in 33 games for the Terps last year. Originally a member of the team's 2008 recruiting class, Nared sat out the 2008-09 season after qualifying issues delayed her enrollment until midseason.
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
The offensive line that started Towson's past two games won't be the same when the team travels to play Colonial Athletic Association opponent James Madison on Saturday. Junior right guard Jake Schunke suffered a knee injury in the second quarter of Saturday's 14-3 loss to Stony Brook and did not return for the Tigers (2-4 overall and 0-2 in the league). Coach Rob Ambrose did not have a timetable for his return. If Schunke, who has started five of six games at right guard, is unavailable against the Dukes (3-3, 1-2)
Glenn Graham | October 13, 2013
Patterson senior guard Kwynten Brooks, who averaged 13 points per game for the Clippers last season, has committed to play basketball at Division II Bloomfield (N.J.) College. The Deacons, who compete in the Central Athletic Collegiate Conference, finished 17-13 overall last season and won their third straight CACC tournament championship. They also have qualified for the Division II NCAA tournament the past three seasons.
By Edward Lee | September 23, 2011
Andre Gurode, a five-time Pro Bowler at center who started at right guard in 2003 and 2004 with the Dallas Cowboys, compared making the switch to left guard to asking a right-handed person to write with his left hand. “I've played guard before,” Gurode said Thursday. “I played on the right side, but I've never played on the left side. It's challenging, but I'm getting better day by day.” Gurode said he and Mark LeVoir are getting reps at left guard while starter Ben Grubbs continues to rehabilitate his injured toe. Grubbs has sat out the team's past two practices and is extremely questionable to play in Sunday's road game against the St. Louis Rams.
By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2012
All JJ Butler   had to do to earn a Division I basketball scholarship was run the point for an AAU team he had never played for during a major East Coast tournament with the coach of the school he loved looking on from the stands. Many players in Butler's shoes might have panicked over that type of pressure. But the Patterson Mill senior suited up for Maryland 3D in all three of its games at the Baltimore Big Shots event last weekend, and evidently did more than enough to impress Scott Sanderson . On Monday night, the Lipscomb coach called to offer Butler a scholarship, which the 6-foot-2, 180-pound point guard immediately accepted.
By Matt Vensel | April 28, 2012
With the third pick of the fourth round Saturday, the Ravens selected Delaware guard Gino Gradkowski. He is the second offensive lineman the Ravens have taken in their first four picks (Kelechi Osemele was the other). Gradkowski is 6-foot-3, 300 pounds. The younger brother of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, he transferred to Delaware from West Virginia and became one of the top linemen in the Colonial Athletic Association. When the pick was announced, Gradkowski was listed as a guard, but he can also play center.
By Matt Vensel | June 8, 2012
The Ravens announced on Friday they have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with veteran guard Bobbie Williams. Williams, 35, was a mainstay at right guard for the Cincinnati Bengals since 2004, starting 118 games in eight seasons in Cincinnati. Williams spent his first three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. His final season in Cincinnati was a rough one. Williams was suspended for the first four games of the 2011 season for a violation of the league's policy on performance enhancing drugs.
By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2012
Kelechi Osemele and Gino Gradkowski were drafted by the Ravens, in part, because of their ability to play multiple offensive line positions, but they spent the majority of the minicamp at guard. Both rookies will compete with Jah Reid for the vacant starting lineup spot at left guard. Osemele said he played “very, very little” at left tackle, only to give others a breather. He said he struggled to pick up the team's zone-blocking scheme at first, but got the hang of it Sunday.
By Tim Swift and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
The Coast Guard transported a 58-year-old woman off a cruise ship on the Potomac River Friday after she was injured in a fall. The woman — who was not identified — was taken to shore by a 45-foot response boat from the Coast Guard's Station St. Inigoes and then transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore by helicopter, said Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala, a Coast Guard spokeswoman. The Coast Guard said a crew member from the Baltimore-based Grandeur of the Seas called for assistance around 10 p.m. Friday about 10 nautical miles off Smith Point in Charles County.
Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
Aberdeen junior Stephanie Jones already had a connection to Maryland's women's basketball team when she started to get serious about the recruiting process. She knew how much her sister, Brionna, loved her experience last winter as a Terps freshman, but Stephanie did her homework before deciding she wanted to be a Terp, too. She cut a long list of top-notch schools to Maryland, Duke, Louisville and Notre Dame, and Wednesday, the versatile 6-foot-2 forward-guard made a verbal commitment to Maryland coach Brenda Frese, who had first seen her play as a fifth grader.
By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Army National Guard units in Maryland and across the country will begin holding drills again now that Congress has resolved an unexpected budget shortfall, a spokesman for the Maryland National Guard said Thursday. The Maryland Army National Guard planned to delay drills for 3,900 Maryland guardsmen this month to save $1.5 million, Col. Charles Kohler said. But lawmakers approved legislation allowing the Department of Defense to reallocate money from other funds to cover the shortfall.
Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
As health officials fail to contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak, recent scares at two Baltimore-area hospitals highlight the need for hospitals here and across the United States to prepare space and equipment for what some consider inevitable - the arrival of the deadly virus here. While experts say the chances of an epidemic spreading in the U.S. are low, there is a real possibility that someone could come down with Ebola after returning from a trip to Africa, they said. Hospitals routinely ask patients with flu-like symptoms whether they have visited that continent recently.
By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2014
There's guarded optimism that Ravens veteran free safety Will Hill could potentially have his six-game suspension for violating the NFL substance-abuse policy reduced, according to sources. Under a revised drug policy that's been approved in balloting by the NFL Players Association player representatives that still requires NFL approval, the threshold for testing positive for marijuana has increased from 15 ng/m to 35 ng/m. That falls below the international standard of 150 ng/m used by the World Anti-Doping agency.
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Army National Guard units in Maryland and across the country are postponing drills this month to help the National Guard Bureau close an unexpected budget shortfall, officials said Tuesday. If Congress does not find the money to close the gap, they said, the drills could be canceled. About 3,900 Maryland guardsmen would be sidelined during September to save $1.5 million - part of an effort to trim the Guard's overall budget by tens of millions of dollars in coming weeks, said Col. Charles Kohler of the Maryland National Guard.
By Jeff Ermann and Special to The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2012
Despite facing what will likely be a limited scholarship situation for the 2013 recruiting class, the Maryland basketball staff continues to evaluate a wide range of junior prospects. The latest name to add to the list: Stanford Robinson of Paul VI (Va.). Robinson, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound guard, received a visit this week from Terps coach Mark Turgeon, who watched him practice on Monday. Last week assistant Dalonte Hill had attended one of Robinson's games. “They haven't offered yet but the head coach was out here," Robinson said.
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Edith Henrietta Cooper, a retired Baltimore city public school crossing guard who was once voted the city's most popular safety officer in a newspaper contest, died of a respiratory ailment Aug 20 at Saint Agnes Medical Center. The Irvington resident was 92. Born Edith Henrietta Jackson in Blackstone, Va., she was the daughter of Purcell Jackson and Gertrude Yates Jackson, who were farmers. She moved to Baltimore with her family when she was 6 years old and lived on West Lee Street in a home near Oriole Park at Camden Yards . "We were a poor family, and my mother would have walked to classes at the old Frederick Douglass High School on Carey Street, where she graduated in 1939," said her daughter, Barbara Cooper Lee of Brooklyn, N.Y. "She was the product of a religious South Baltimore family and she received her early Christian nurturing in Leadenhall Baptist Church.
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Marylanders planning to travel to Ocean City for the Labor Day holiday need to be aware of the potential for dangerous rip currents because of tropical storm Cristobal, which continues to churn far out in the Atlantic. So far this summer Ocean City has seen a number of deaths related to rip currents, including an 18-year-old from Virginia who drowned Tuesday, leading town officials to post swimming restrictions that could last into the weekend. In an interview in July, Capt.
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