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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2012
Guests at a June 14 dinner honoring former Maryland governor Bob Ehrlich and former Ravens all-pro place-kicker Matt Stover will dine in complete darkness. The event, called Dining in the Dark, is hosted by the Foundation Fighting Blindness , a Columbia-based national nonprofit focused on life-saving research. Described as "a distinctive sensory awareness experience," diners at the Baltimore Hilton will take their entree course "using only their senses of smell, sound, taste and touch to get a glimpse into the lives of the blind.
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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2014
Off the field, Ray Rice is among the Ravens' most visible players, from the running back's community outreach to his anti-bullying activities to a myriad of profitable endorsements. But an alleged domestic dispute this weekend between Rice and his fiancee at an Atlantic City casino could jeopardize much of that and tarnish the image that he has built during his six years in Baltimore. A charge that Rice struck Janay Palmer early Saturday morning will affect his many outside endeavors, said Howe Burch, a top executive with Baltimore-based TBC Advertising.
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By Matt Vensel | May 26, 2011
We have countless awesome sports photos in the archives here at The Baltimore Sun , and I have decided to share one with you each week in a regular feature called "Throwback Thursday. " With Matt Stover set to retire Thursday afternoon, he was an obvious choice for this week's search. I was torn between this photo and one of a floppy-haired Stover looking like a crazed Tom Cruise as he ran off the field at M&T Bank Stadium. But this Kenneth K. Lam photo seemed like a better and more entertaining choice for a few reasons.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2014
Think extra points are more or less automatic in today's NFL? They may actually become just that. In an interview with NFL Network on Monday, commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL is considering a rule change to eliminate the extra-point attempt after touchdowns. This comes after a regular season in which NFL kickers missed just five of their 1,261 PAT attempts, and four of the five misses were blocked. One proposal that league owners are mulling over would give a team seven points after a touchdown.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2011
Ravens great Matt Stover will preside over this year's lighting of Baltimore's Washington Monument, organizers announced Tuesday. Stover spent 13 seasons as a Raven, earning respect as one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history and the admiration of Baltimore fans who appreciated both his on-field performance and his off-field love for their city. Although not signed by the Ravens following the 2008 season (he would later sign with Indianapolis and help them get to Super Bowl XLIV)
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2011
There are, quite literally, dozens of moments during Matt Stover's kicking career that could be cited as evidence that he is one of the all-time great Ravens, but one moment that occurred during the Super Bowl-winning season of 2000 sums up just how important he truly was. The Ravens were mired in what would go down as an infamous five-game touchdown drought. Coach Brian Billick and offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh were struggling to find a way to get the Ravens' offense going, and in the middle of a close game, the two were discussing what play they should call on a crucial third down on the opponent's side of the field.
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By Matt Vensel | January 21, 2014
It took a few years for him to find himself, but former Ravens kicker Steven Hauschka, the young man who faced the daunting task of filling the cleats of Baltimore legend Matt Stover, is going to the Super Bowl. Hauschka, who was the leading scorer for the Seattle Seahawks during the regular season, kicked three field goals, including a key 47-yarder late in the fourth quarter, to help the Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers, 23-17, and advance to the Super Bowl, where they will play the Denver Broncos in two weeks.
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By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | January 11, 2013
Today we published a story examining the aftermath of a double-murder case that Ravens star Ray Lewis was charged in back in 2000. His murder charges were ultimately dropped, and he pleaded to a misdemeanor obstruction of justice charge, while two co-defendants were acquitted of murder. But the issue still resonates for Lewis and the families of the two men killed in a brawl outside an Atlanta club. Read the story here.   We spoke today with another aunt of Richard Lollar, one of the men killed in the brawl, as well as former Ravens kicker Matt Stover.
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By Chris Branch, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2011
Former Ravens kicker Matt Stover addressed scholarship recipients at M&T Bank Stadium on Friday, emphasizing integrity and a willingness to work. The Baltimore Community Foundation, a philanthropic non-profit that give scholarships to local high school and college students, organized the event in a suite at the stadium. "BCF and the Ravens do such a good job of giving back to the kids," Stover said. "Giving $5,000 a year to each one of these kids is an amazing amount of money, and to be able to do that year in, year out is incredible.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun reporter | August 4, 2008
Matt Stover is determined not to let history repeat itself. This time, he wants to ensure there is no static in his line of communication with the new Ravens coach. The last time the Ravens changed head coaches, in 1999, the veteran kicker was nearly a casualty in the turnover. He made just five of his first 10 field-goal tries and needed a heart-to-heart session with Brian Billick to save the day. Nine years later, Stover is taking no chances. He has already begun talks with coach John Harbaugh and special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg to avoid a deja vu dilemma.
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By Matt Vensel | January 21, 2014
It took a few years for him to find himself, but former Ravens kicker Steven Hauschka, the young man who faced the daunting task of filling the cleats of Baltimore legend Matt Stover, is going to the Super Bowl. Hauschka, who was the leading scorer for the Seattle Seahawks during the regular season, kicked three field goals, including a key 47-yarder late in the fourth quarter, to help the Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers, 23-17, and advance to the Super Bowl, where they will play the Denver Broncos in two weeks.
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By Jeff Zrebiec The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2013
As quarterback Joe Flacco yelled out commands to the Ravens' offense late Monday night, Matt Stover yelled at the television. The Ravens, who trailed the Detroit Lions by one point with under a minute to play, had advanced to the Lions' 43, where they faced fourth-and-8. For about 20 seconds, Ravens coach John Harbaugh kept his offense on the field with the intention of burning a little clock, taking a timeout and then sending his kicker on the field to attempt a 61-yard field goal.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2013
Oct. 8, 2000: For the second straight week, the Ravens win without scoring a touchdown, prevailing, 15-10, at Jacksonville. Matt Stover kicks five field goals and Qadry Ismail makes nine receptions, a career high, as Baltimore improves to 5-1. Oct. 9, 1990: "If we don't get more money, I can't see any alternative but to drop football," Towson athletic director Billy Hunter says of his department's budget woes, exacerbated by the Tigers' move...
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2013
When Maryland placekicker Brad Craddock showed up for his first lesson with Matt Stover in February, the former Ravens All-Pro was struck by how little the freshman from Australia knew about the mechanics and psychology of kicking. Yet Stover saw something in Craddock that he had seen before with others he had tutored, most notably Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee. As with Scobee, who began working with Stover when he was in high school and later at Louisiana Tech, Stover turned an athlete into a kicker.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2013
Ravens kicker Justin Tucker routinely booted clutch field goals with the poise of a veteran during his rookie season, displaying every quality that retired Ravens kicker Matt Stover looks for in a successful kicker. Beyond having the leg strength to rocket the football through the uprights, Tucker was about more than just power. He was uncommonly accurate. Tucker connected on 30 of 33 field goals for a 90.9 percent success rate, the second-best mark for a rookie in NFL history. What Tucker has also shown Stover in conversations is a willingness to listen to advice, the humility to realize he still has more to learn, and diligence in his preparations.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2013
Adam Yates' football career is going south - and that's a good thing. Yates, 22, a field goal kicker from Sparks, flew to Jacksonville on Wednesday where he was to sign with the Jaguars. A free agent, he impressed team officials in a three-day tryout in May, despite having played only two years of organized football - as a senior in high school, where Yates led Hereford to the Maryland Class 3A championship game in 2007, and in college, where he helped South Carolina to a No. 8 national ranking in 2012.
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October 12, 2007
Matt Stover on his routines "I would say that 20 percent of it is spent on the field, believe it or not. Another 60 percent is done in the weight room, training. The other 20 percent is more mental training, visualization, trying to get my mind right mentally and emotionally to perform well. "Wednesdays ... I train to kick field goals. I'll back myself up a little bit and get myself some longer field goals. I'll work myself around the field, try to visualize the stadium that I have already looked at on film or I've played in it. "Thursday is a day of kickoffs and kickoff returns.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,edward.lee@baltsun.com | September 11, 2009
Steve Hauschka is willing to wait. The newly minted full-time kicker for the Ravens knows that the organization's many fans embraced and admired Matt Stover. Hauschka is also aware that for the present and immediate future, every one of his kicks will be dissected and reviewed by Stover's loyalists. Hauschka knows what's in store for him as he succeeds Stover, and he will bide his time until fans welcome Hauschka the way they saluted Stover. "I think it's going to take a few years for people to forget Matt Stover around here just because of what he has done, and I completely understand that," Hauschka said.
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By Jim Joyner, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2013
The season may be over and they may be former Ravens, but excitement for all things purple and black still drew a crowd on Saturday to the Giant Food store in Perry Hall for an event with former Baltimore Ravens Matt Stover and Kyle Richardson. The two Super Bowl champions came to the store, 8905 Belair Road, Perry Hall, on Saturday, Feb. 16, to meet with residents, sign autographs and perform a little kicking demonstration in the Giant parking lot. Stover was the place kicker, and Richardson was the punter, on the Ravens' 2000-2001 Super Bowl champion team.
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