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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,University of MarylandStaff Writer | August 7, 1993
COLLEGE PARK -- The calendar said it was spring -- June 10, to be exact -- but temperatures in the 90s and the humidity suggested otherwise.A dozen football players were bounding up the bleachers at Byrd Stadium. A scream, half primal and half get-out-of-my face, roared out of the 7,000-square-foot weight room in the football complex. It went through the training room, the locker room and a hallway before finally reaching the players lounge."Preseason" conditioning at Maryland makes folly of the notion that college football begins in August and ends on New Year's Day. Year-round conditioning is more like it. Veterans don't officially report to camp until Thursday, but that warm feeling they've had the past eight months is more than emotional residue from 1992's season-ending upset of Clemson.
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By Aaron Dodson, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Those close to Roscoe Smith share a favorite phrase. When speaking of Smith, a Baltimore native and 6-foot-8 Nevada-Las Vegas forward entered in Thursday's NBA draft, they repeat a pair of words, over and over. It's not necessarily a nickname, but his trainer, high school and college coaches all refer to Smith in one way or another as the epitome of a "hard worker. " Those two words find their way into sentences after his name because those around him say Smith is always the first player in the gym and the last to leave.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
Kelechi Osemele had just practiced for two hours under the hot afternoon sun and then retreated to the weight room for an extended workout after the Ravens' organized team activities were over on Wednesday. Sweat streamed down his forehead and his saturated white Ravens' T-shirt clung to his 6-foot-5, 330 pound frame. Yet, Osemele couldn't stop smiling. "This is the best I've felt since I was probably 19 or 20," Osemele said. "I feel great. " As the Ravens ramp up preparations for the start of training camp next month and attempt to solidify an offensive line that was arguably the 8-8 team's biggest issue last season, the health of Osemele is providing plenty of optimism.
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By Pete Pichaske | August 6, 2013
In the weight room at the Deerfield Run Community Center, 12-year-old Ashaki Gittens-Smith, wearing red gym shorts and a red tank top, is trying out the exercise machines with a friend: running on a treadmill for a couple of minutes, walking on an elliptical trainer, lifting a dumbbell or two. Down the hall in the gym, meanwhile, his two older brothers are playing a fast-paced game of basketball. Fourteen-year-old Adisa, his white T-shirt soaked with sweat, is darting around the court tirelessly, often with the ball; 16-year-old Ayinde, taller and wearing a sleeveless "Deerfield Run Mustangs" shirt, spends more time under the backboard.
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By Paul Pierre-Louis and The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2014
HERNDON, Va.  -  With a 155-pound barbell resting on her shoulders, Gretchen Kittelberger lifted the weight over her head, held it for a second, then brought it back down. After five repetitions, she leaned against a wall, her body upside down, and did five handstand pushups. Next came three more handstand pushups - on rings hanging roughly 3 inches above the ground. Her pace gradually slowed, and her grunts became louder after every repetition, but in less than 13 minutes, she had completed four sets of each workout.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Staff Writer | March 21, 1993
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Coppin State coach Fang Mitchell spent yesterday scrambling to get his team a flight back to Baltimore. Ever the optimist, Mitchell had planned on spending a long weekend in this snowy city.L "You know me," Mitchell said. "We expected to play [today]."But Coppin's second trip to the NCAA tournament ended just like the first, this time with a 93-66 loss on Friday to No. 2 seed Cincinnati in a first-round East Regional game at the Carrier Dome. The defeat ended what had been the nation's longest winning streak at 16 games and ruined Coppin's bid to becoming the first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference team to win an NCAA Tournament game.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | April 16, 2005
COLLEGE PARK - When University of Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen opened spring practice by stating his team needed to get back to basics and improve chemistry, he wasn't just talking about his players. Friedgen was also indicting himself. After the Terps finished 5-6 and failed to secure a bowl bid in 2004 for the first time in Friedgen's four years at Maryland, Friedgen has taken apart his offense, defense and special teams. He found room for improvement. Then he looked in the mirror.
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By DAN CONNOLLY | December 18, 2007
Orioles fans can seemingly take anything and keep coming back for more. Ten seasons of terrible play, lackluster attitudes and continual roster mismanagement might have dimmed the passion, but not killed it. Neither have drunken-driving pitchers, stanozolol-stained sluggers or B-12 injecting shortstops. But this one is tough to take. Really tough. It'll test the mettle of Orioles fans. Because Brian Roberts is an Oriole from his first contract. He is one of those professional athletes who has been as much a professional as an athlete.
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | April 4, 1992
SOMEWHERE INSIDE THE ORIOLES CLUBHOUSE -- Help me, I'm lost.Hey, it's no big deal. The players are just as confused as I am."I've got no chance," Brady Anderson says. "I'm going to get lost in here every day."How big is the new clubhouse?So big that when Mike Flanagan is told the pass list is in equipment manager Jimmy Tyler's office, he asks, "How far a cab ride?"So big that Anderson talks about racing Mike Devereaux from one end to the other, claiming, "I'd beat him. I can maneuver around couches."
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By Judy Reilly and Judy Reilly,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 1, 1999
LEO TOTTEN IS ONE enthusiastic person.His passion: weight training. His mission: to get you in shape, regardless of your age, shape or condition.Totten, a weight training coach for the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team and a competitor in weightlifting until recently, is athletic director at Francis Scott Key High School.He and Key football coaches Mike Coons and Carroll Seiler conduct a summer weight training clinic in the well-equipped weight room at Key.The clinic is sponsored by Union Bridge Area Recreation Council, and more than 150 attend the sessions to lift, grunt and groan to good health.
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