February 26, 2013
The undisputed No. 1 team in Division I, Maryland is enjoying the fruits of its labor after Saturday's 12-10 upset of Loyola, the reigning national champion and the previous top-ranked squad. Off to their third 3-0 start in the last four seasons, the Terps are widely regarded as the team to beat thus far, but coach John Tillman wants to make sure that those accolades don't overinflate the players' assessment of their progress. “The confidence thing is always a tricky thing,” he said during his weekly conference call Tuesday morning.
February 2, 2013
NEW ORLEANS - Walking around the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with just a trace of a limp, Lardarius Webb paused for a moment, took a long look around and smiled. His thinking: What's the point of being bitter? Out for the season since tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee back in October, the cornerback is contributing to the Ravens' Super Bowl run the only way he can. Planning to root for his teammates and offer scouting tips Sunday night, Webb has his fingers crossed that the team's veterans get to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
December 8, 2012
Just a few days before their live performances of "The Nutcracker," the intensity and concentration were evident on the faces of the teenage performers at the Carroll County Dance Center in Sykesville. Each of the cast members at this rehearsal had previously performed in the legendary play, and there was a serious overtone to their latest production. This weekend, their steady rehearsal schedule will give way to the center's full-scale presentation of Tchaikovsky's classic. After two years at the Gordon Center in Owings Mills, "The Nutcracker" will return to the local stage on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 16, 2 p.m. Both performances will be held at the Carroll Community College's Scott Theater, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.
November 10, 2012
A pair of Francis Scott Key High School students - Cara Hunter and Jillian Luetje - participated last month in the annual Dance Gala at the Maryland Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance convention in Hunt Valley The event draws together students, teachers and administrators from Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll and Howard counties to celebrate the dance art form. On Oct. 19 at the convention, Hunter and Luetje performed a modern contemporary piece that they had choreographed.
March 7, 2012
This week, Gov.Martin O'Malleyis making a first, tentative use of one of his most fundamental powers as governor: to right injustices in the treatment of those who have been convicted of crimes. Mr. O'Malley is moving toward commuting the sentences of two inmates sentenced to life in prison, a welcome departure from his previous habit of simply ignoring the recommendations of Maryland's parole board in the case of lifers. He was pushed by the legislature, and he is wading gingerly into the issue.
January 19, 2012
Each week, we bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player, coach or team executive to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is left guard Ben Grubbs. When you missed six games because of your turf toe injury, the offense averaged 96.5 rushing yards per game and 3.8 yards per carry. In the 10 games you played, those numbers rose to 141.7 per game and 4.6 per carry. You'll take the credit for that, right? I don't know. Ask the coaches. [Laughs.] I just play.