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October 26, 1997
TDs: Ravens QB Vinny Testaverde has thrown at least three TD passes in 10 of his past 20 games.Home sweet home: Washington is 3-0 at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium.Milestone: Redskins WR Henry Ellard needs 11 catches to become the fifth NFL player with 800 receptions.Pub Date: 10/26/97
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By Lowell E. Sunderland and Lowell E. Sunderland,SUN STAFF | June 29, 1999
The U.S. team could play its biggest game thus far in the Women's World Cup before its smallest crowd in Thursday night's quarterfinal doubleheader at Landover.Despite saying ticket sales are near Jack Kent Cooke Stadium's "downsized," 41,110 capacity, World Cup officials in Los Angeles decided late yesterday not to open the stadium's spacious upper decks, which can accommodate another 39,000. Downsizing is a marketing term that means officials felt incapable of filling one of the nation's largest stadia.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | February 11, 1999
Navy coach Charlie Weatherbie has named Tim DeRuyter defensive coordinator, replacing Dick Bumpus, who accepted a similar role at the University of Houston.DeRuyter was a linebacker at Air Force from 1982 to 1984, when Weatherbie was an assistant on the Falcons' coaching staff.For the past four years, DeRuyter has served as defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Ohio University. He plans to install a 3-4 defense at Navy.Also yesterday, Navy announced that it will face Air Force at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium on Oct. 9, marking the second straight season the Midshipmen will play at the Landover home of the Washington Redskins.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | February 11, 1999
Navy coach Charlie Weatherbie has named Tim DeRuyter defensive coordinator, replacing Dick Bumpus, who accepted a similar role at the University of Houston.DeRuyter was a linebacker at Air Force from 1982 to 1984, when Weatherbie was an assistant on the Falcons' coaching staff.For the past four years, DeRuyter has served as defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Ohio University. He plans to install a 3-4 defense at Navy.Also yesterday, Navy announced that it will face Air Force at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium on Oct. 9, marking the second straight season the Midshipmen will play at the Landover home of the Washington Redskins.
NEWS
September 14, 1997
JACK KENT COOKE STADIUM, which opens today, is not an architectural tour-de-force. The project -- just inside the Capital Beltway in Prince George's County -- is not intended to rejuvenate downtown, like the MCI Arena in Washington or the baseball-football complex at Camden Yards. It also does not fall into the category -- some would say to its credit -- of many #F stadiums these days: publicly financed structures built to lure a team or keep one from moving.Jack Kent Cooke Stadium is a monument one man built to himself, which, unfortunately, he never got to see. Mr. Cooke died in April at age 84. He was an irascible tycoon who tried to block the return of the National Football League to Baltimore.
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By BARRY RASCOVAR | December 26, 1993
'Twas the day after Christmas and all through the (political) house, not a creature was stirring, not even . . . William Donald Schaefer.It was, indeed, a merry Christmas for many declared candidates for elective office in Maryland next year. When they looked under their brightly baubled fir trees, they found exactly what they'd been wishing for. Santa had been listening to their bedtime prayers.In a few cases, though, Santa got nasty. Old St. Nick apparently treats politicians the same as he does little boys and girls: If you've been good, you get what you requested; if you've been bad, watch out.Here's a list of what some of Maryland's politicos found in their stockings yesterday, and also what was missing from the pile of presents:* Helen Delich Bentley, Republican candidate for governor.
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By Bill Free | September 16, 1997
Record: 2-1Sunday's game: 19-13 overtime victory over Arizona Cardinals in first game at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium.Highlights: Gus Frerotte's game-winning, 40-yard touchdown pass to Michael Westbrook on the fourth play in overtime provided a memorable ending to Washington's debut at its new home. Frerotte avoided a strong rush by sidestepping two Cardinals and switching the ball from his left to right hand before unloading the ball to Westbrook in the end zone, prompting a rare show of emotion from coach Norv Turner who went sprinting down the sideline to congratulate Frerotte and Westbrook.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | November 16, 1997
Tre Johnson looked around the Washington Redskins' locker room last week and wanted to know just who among his teammates could be accused of looking ahead to the Dallas Cowboys."
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By Lowell E. Sunderland and Lowell E. Sunderland,SUN STAFF | June 29, 1999
The U.S. team could play its biggest game thus far in the Women's World Cup before its smallest crowd in Thursday night's quarterfinal doubleheader at Landover.Despite saying ticket sales are near Jack Kent Cooke Stadium's "downsized," 41,110 capacity, World Cup officials in Los Angeles decided late yesterday not to open the stadium's spacious upper decks, which can accommodate another 39,000. Downsizing is a marketing term that means officials felt incapable of filling one of the nation's largest stadia.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | July 10, 1992
Even though political and environmental hurdles still must be cleared, Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke and Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder announced yesterday that a new stadium will be built for the Redskins at the Potomac Yard in Alexandria, Va.Gov. Wilder said he plans to call a special session of the Virginia legislature to get approval of the state's $130 million share of the $280 million project. A ground pollution problem at the old railroad switching site also must be solved before the 78,600-seat stadium -- to be called Jack Kent Cooke Stadium at Potomac Yard -- can be built.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | December 27, 1998
The Washington Redskins have gone on a late-season 6-2 rush to virtually nowhere.However, they have proved they can win without highly acclaimed defensive tackle Dana Stubblefield, top running back Terry Allen and explosive wide receiver Michael Westbrook, who are all injured.The Redskins have also produced two fourth-quarter comeback victories in the past three weeks after having none in the first 76 games under coach Norv Turner.The 6-2 stretch run also leaves Washington within one victory of achieving the best turnaround from an 0-7 start.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | December 8, 1998
The Ravens would like to play host to the annual Army-Navy showdown -- or any other Navy football games -- at their new stadium should the event move from Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium in the wake of a railing collapse on Saturday.The Ravens have the right under their lease with the Maryland Stadium Authority to book non-NFL events and split the profits with the state agency.Just before the opening of the new downtown stadium this year the team gave a tour of the facility to Navy's athletic director, Jack Lengyl, and other school officials, said Ravens executive director James Bailey.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | November 1, 1998
The daily ritual around Redskin Park in Ashburn, Va., has become all too familiar these days.No one talks anymore about must-wins, the playoffs, the team's terrible No. 28 ranking against the rush or crucial matchups for the next game.What can be so important about any one game when a team is 0-7 and seemingly going through the motions every Sunday?It's more like a wake for a team and its near-certain lame-duck coach Norv Turner than a practice session.Every day, another player comes out and criticizes his teammates for giving up on the season.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | November 16, 1997
Tre Johnson looked around the Washington Redskins' locker room last week and wanted to know just who among his teammates could be accused of looking ahead to the Dallas Cowboys."
SPORTS
October 26, 1997
TDs: Ravens QB Vinny Testaverde has thrown at least three TD passes in 10 of his past 20 games.Home sweet home: Washington is 3-0 at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium.Milestone: Redskins WR Henry Ellard needs 11 catches to become the fifth NFL player with 800 receptions.Pub Date: 10/26/97
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | October 26, 1997
If Ravens running back Earnest Byner had forgotten the hatred Baltimore football fans have for the Washington Redskins, then he received a refresher course this summer."
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | December 8, 1998
The Ravens would like to play host to the annual Army-Navy showdown -- or any other Navy football games -- at their new stadium should the event move from Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium in the wake of a railing collapse on Saturday.The Ravens have the right under their lease with the Maryland Stadium Authority to book non-NFL events and split the profits with the state agency.Just before the opening of the new downtown stadium this year the team gave a tour of the facility to Navy's athletic director, Jack Lengyl, and other school officials, said Ravens executive director James Bailey.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | November 1, 1998
The daily ritual around Redskin Park in Ashburn, Va., has become all too familiar these days.No one talks anymore about must-wins, the playoffs, the team's terrible No. 28 ranking against the rush or crucial matchups for the next game.What can be so important about any one game when a team is 0-7 and seemingly going through the motions every Sunday?It's more like a wake for a team and its near-certain lame-duck coach Norv Turner than a practice session.Every day, another player comes out and criticizes his teammates for giving up on the season.
SPORTS
By Bill Free | September 16, 1997
Record: 2-1Sunday's game: 19-13 overtime victory over Arizona Cardinals in first game at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium.Highlights: Gus Frerotte's game-winning, 40-yard touchdown pass to Michael Westbrook on the fourth play in overtime provided a memorable ending to Washington's debut at its new home. Frerotte avoided a strong rush by sidestepping two Cardinals and switching the ball from his left to right hand before unloading the ball to Westbrook in the end zone, prompting a rare show of emotion from coach Norv Turner who went sprinting down the sideline to congratulate Frerotte and Westbrook.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | September 16, 1997
In Landover, the team still known as the Washington Redskins played the first game in its new football stadium Sunday before 1,846 empty seats.In Baltimore, the team known as the Ravens suffered a television blackout when it failed to sell out Memorial Stadium a week ago. The week before that, which was Opening Day, it sold out only with last-second corporate help. In death, Jack Kent Cooke is starting to look like he understood something about the future.For a long time, Cooke, the late owner of the Redskins, was the great obstacle to pro football returning to Baltimore.
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