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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,SUN STAFF | August 21, 2003
COLLEGE PARK - It may sound like carefully crafted doublespeak, but when Randy Starks wants to relax, there is nothing he enjoys more than being Randy Starks. All he needs is a television and a Sony PlayStation. "I like just kicking back with some friends and playing college football," said Starks, who is equally loyal to the Terps in the video game world. "It's pretty cool to see yourself on the game, making tackles and talking trash." It also doesn't hurt that the virtual Randy Starks is practically impossible to block on the defensive line.
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By Harvey Fialkov and Kevin Clark and Harvey Fialkov and Kevin Clark,South Florida Sun-Sentinel | January 2, 2009
DAVIE, Fla. - In a team meeting yesterday morning, Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano asked his veterans to stand up, and then instructed the ones with playoff experience to remain standing. Of approximately 45 non-rookies in the room, including eight practice squad players, only 18 still stood, further emphasizing Sparano's message that these chances aren't promised to anyone. "We were like, 'Wow, this is real,' " rookie defensive end Kendall Langford said. "These guys have played for a long time and never been to the playoffs.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | August 8, 2001
COLLEGE PARK - As expected, heat dominated the first day of practice for Maryland newcomers yesterday, with temperatures reaching the low 90s. Because of that, Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen moved the morning practice to 9:30 a.m., but the afternoon practice remained at 4 p.m. A device that records air moisture found 85 percent humidity at the practice field - "dangerous enough right there," the coach said - though most of the 21 players showed no...
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By Bob McClellan and Bob McClellan,Special to the Sun | September 19, 2005
NASHVILLE, TENN. -- Forgive the Ravens if they believed coming into yesterday's game that they could run all over the Tennessee Titans' defense. After all, the Pittsburgh Steelers had made it look rather easy last week. Third-string running back Willie Parker, a guy who barely even started in college, rambled for 161 yards on 22 carries as Pittsburgh crushed Tennessee, 34-7. But nothing came easy for the Ravens, who lost, 25-10, before a sellout crowd at The Coliseum. They finished with 13 carries for 14 yards, the worst rushing performance in franchise history.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,SUN STAFF | November 20, 2003
COLLEGE PARK - Randy Starks learned early this season that playing a good game simply wasn't good enough. Every time Maryland's junior nose tackle lined up, he not only had to be great, he had to dominate. Good enough was how he played in the Terps' season opener against Northern Illinois, a 20-13 loss. Afterward, Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen sat Starks down and had a little chat. "He just told me that I had to play at a higher level," Starks said. "He didn't feel like I was playing bad, he just wanted more from me."
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | April 20, 2004
After not landing free agency's most decorated defensive lineman in tackle Warren Sapp, the Ravens may look to the second round of the NFL draft Saturday with hopes of finding the next best thing. Strictly from a potential standpoint, that player could be Texas defensive lineman Marcus Tubbs, whom the Ravens think highly of and should have a shot at getting with the 51st overall pick. Sapp signed with the Oakland Raiders last month before the Ravens got too heavily involved. That move may force the Ravens to take a flier on a player like Tubbs, whom a number of draft publications say is a boom-or-bust proposition.
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By Harvey Fialkov and Kevin Clark and Harvey Fialkov and Kevin Clark,South Florida Sun-Sentinel | January 2, 2009
DAVIE, Fla. - In a team meeting yesterday morning, Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano asked his veterans to stand up, and then instructed the ones with playoff experience to remain standing. Of approximately 45 non-rookies in the room, including eight practice squad players, only 18 still stood, further emphasizing Sparano's message that these chances aren't promised to anyone. "We were like, 'Wow, this is real,' " rookie defensive end Kendall Langford said. "These guys have played for a long time and never been to the playoffs.
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By Christian Ewell | August 30, 2002
Coach: Ralph Friedgen (second season, 10-2) Last year: 10-2, 7-1 (ACC champion) Conference: Atlantic Coast Radio: WBAL (1090 AM) Stadium: Byrd (48,055) Offense: Multiple Defense: Multiple Top returning players: WR Jafar Williams, C/LG Todd Wike, LB E.J. Henderson, LB Leon Joe, P Brooks Barnard, K Nick Novak Top newcomers: RB Mario Merrills, OL Stephon Heyer, LB Shawne Merriman, DB Madieu Williams Strengths: Maryland is decent enough to contend with most teams at the skill positions.
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By KEN MURRAY | March 13, 2005
CAUGHT BETWEEN salary cap purgatory and a running back he can't satisfy, Indianapolis Colts president Bill Polian last week acknowledged that he would listen to trade offers for three-time Pro Bowl player Edgerrin James. The Seattle Seahawks followed suit by placing their Pro Bowl running back, Shaun Alexander, on the trading block as well. It's becoming a crowded place, that trading block. Already dangling are cornerbacks Patrick Surtain (Miami Dolphins) and Charles Woodson (Oakland Raiders)
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By Bob McClellan and Bob McClellan,Special to the Sun | September 19, 2005
NASHVILLE, TENN. -- Forgive the Ravens if they believed coming into yesterday's game that they could run all over the Tennessee Titans' defense. After all, the Pittsburgh Steelers had made it look rather easy last week. Third-string running back Willie Parker, a guy who barely even started in college, rambled for 161 yards on 22 carries as Pittsburgh crushed Tennessee, 34-7. But nothing came easy for the Ravens, who lost, 25-10, before a sellout crowd at The Coliseum. They finished with 13 carries for 14 yards, the worst rushing performance in franchise history.
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By KEN MURRAY | March 13, 2005
CAUGHT BETWEEN salary cap purgatory and a running back he can't satisfy, Indianapolis Colts president Bill Polian last week acknowledged that he would listen to trade offers for three-time Pro Bowl player Edgerrin James. The Seattle Seahawks followed suit by placing their Pro Bowl running back, Shaun Alexander, on the trading block as well. It's becoming a crowded place, that trading block. Already dangling are cornerbacks Patrick Surtain (Miami Dolphins) and Charles Woodson (Oakland Raiders)
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July 29, 2004
Moves Auto racing PPI MOTORSPORTS: Signed Bobby Hamilton Jr. to drive in 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup series. Baseball INDIANS: Signed OF Jason Tyner; assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo. METS: Released former Orioles P Scott Erickson. Suspended OF Shane Spencer indefinitely after he was charged with drunken driving Tuesday. Recalled P Pedro Feliciano from Triple-A Norfolk. TIGERS: Placed P Gary Knotts on 15-day DL with sore right shoulder. Recalled P Robert Novoa from Double-A Erie. Basketball BOBCATS: Signed F Bernard Robinson, 45th pick in NBA draft.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | April 20, 2004
After not landing free agency's most decorated defensive lineman in tackle Warren Sapp, the Ravens may look to the second round of the NFL draft Saturday with hopes of finding the next best thing. Strictly from a potential standpoint, that player could be Texas defensive lineman Marcus Tubbs, whom the Ravens think highly of and should have a shot at getting with the 51st overall pick. Sapp signed with the Oakland Raiders last month before the Ravens got too heavily involved. That move may force the Ravens to take a flier on a player like Tubbs, whom a number of draft publications say is a boom-or-bust proposition.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,SUN STAFF | November 20, 2003
COLLEGE PARK - Randy Starks learned early this season that playing a good game simply wasn't good enough. Every time Maryland's junior nose tackle lined up, he not only had to be great, he had to dominate. Good enough was how he played in the Terps' season opener against Northern Illinois, a 20-13 loss. Afterward, Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen sat Starks down and had a little chat. "He just told me that I had to play at a higher level," Starks said. "He didn't feel like I was playing bad, he just wanted more from me."
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,SUN STAFF | August 21, 2003
COLLEGE PARK - It may sound like carefully crafted doublespeak, but when Randy Starks wants to relax, there is nothing he enjoys more than being Randy Starks. All he needs is a television and a Sony PlayStation. "I like just kicking back with some friends and playing college football," said Starks, who is equally loyal to the Terps in the video game world. "It's pretty cool to see yourself on the game, making tackles and talking trash." It also doesn't hurt that the virtual Randy Starks is practically impossible to block on the defensive line.
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By Christian Ewell | August 30, 2002
Coach: Ralph Friedgen (second season, 10-2) Last year: 10-2, 7-1 (ACC champion) Conference: Atlantic Coast Radio: WBAL (1090 AM) Stadium: Byrd (48,055) Offense: Multiple Defense: Multiple Top returning players: WR Jafar Williams, C/LG Todd Wike, LB E.J. Henderson, LB Leon Joe, P Brooks Barnard, K Nick Novak Top newcomers: RB Mario Merrills, OL Stephon Heyer, LB Shawne Merriman, DB Madieu Williams Strengths: Maryland is decent enough to contend with most teams at the skill positions.
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July 29, 2004
Moves Auto racing PPI MOTORSPORTS: Signed Bobby Hamilton Jr. to drive in 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup series. Baseball INDIANS: Signed OF Jason Tyner; assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo. METS: Released former Orioles P Scott Erickson. Suspended OF Shane Spencer indefinitely after he was charged with drunken driving Tuesday. Recalled P Pedro Feliciano from Triple-A Norfolk. TIGERS: Placed P Gary Knotts on 15-day DL with sore right shoulder. Recalled P Robert Novoa from Double-A Erie. Basketball BOBCATS: Signed F Bernard Robinson, 45th pick in NBA draft.
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By Baltimoresun.com Staff | April 24, 2004
University of Maryland's Madieu Williams and Randy Starks were selected in today's NFL draft in the second and third rounds respectively. Williams, a safety, was picked No. 56 overall by the Cincinnati Bengals. Starks went to the Tennessee Titans at No. 71. Williams, a 6-foot-1 senior out of DuVal High, led the Terps with three interceptions and had 81 tackles. Starks, a 310-pound defensive lineman out of Westlake High, played all 13 games for Maryland as a junior and had 74 tackles.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | August 8, 2001
COLLEGE PARK - As expected, heat dominated the first day of practice for Maryland newcomers yesterday, with temperatures reaching the low 90s. Because of that, Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen moved the morning practice to 9:30 a.m., but the afternoon practice remained at 4 p.m. A device that records air moisture found 85 percent humidity at the practice field - "dangerous enough right there," the coach said - though most of the 21 players showed no...
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