Not a fan of football but like puppies? The 2013 Animal Planet Puppy Bowl IX is the "cutest sports event of the year" and is on Super Bowl Sunday right before Super Bowl 47.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Maryland staff wants to hear cawing from Six Flags' president in California, but he's planning on a 49ers win with some Kaepernicking instead.
Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, MD, has bet Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in California that it is the Ravens, and not the 49ers, who will bring home the Lombardi trophy after Super Bowl XLVII. One of the parks is in for a big surprise, as both of their presidents are convinced of victory. "There's a lot of smack talk going on here between the two parks," said Havilah Ross, Six Flags America spokeswoman. Among other hat-eating feats, the park president whose team loses has to don the winning team's jersey and cap all day — plus lift high a large banner outside his park congratulating the winners. Convinced of victory, President Don McCoy of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom shot out an an email telling President Rick Howarth that he wanted…
Monday, November 19, 2012
The University's Board of Regents voted Monday to approve the move.
Update, 11 a.m.: The University of Maryland's Board of Regents voted unanimously Monday morning to accept an invitation to join the Big Ten Conference and leave the Atlantic Coast Conference, ESPN reported. It's unclear when Maryland would make the move, but a buy out from the ACC could cost as much as $50 million, according to ESPN. Original Post, 5:30 a.m.: As soon as Monday the University of Maryland could end its 60-year affiliation with the Atlantic Coast Conference and join the Big Ten, according to a Baltimore Sun article. The Board of Regents at the university will meet Monday to discuss the move, thought Baltimore Sun reported it wasn't clear whether the board vote was necessary or if Chanvellor William E. Kirwan could decide on …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Due to Hurricane Sandy, the hearing will be rescheduled to Monday, Nov. 5.
Friday, October 5, 2012
It's been more than 40 years since the DC region had two winning baseball teams.
By Matthew Owings, Capital News Service This year will be forever known as the season of resurgence for Washington and Baltimore baseball, as the Nationals and Orioles are both headed for the playoffs. Not since 1969 had baseball teams from the two cities—back then it was the Orioles and Senators—both finished with a winning record. The 1969 Orioles went 109-53; the Senators 86-76. "I'm not much of a history buff," said Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson, thinking back to his playing days in 1969 with the Baltimore Orioles. "I know it was a great year for Baltimore, even though we lost." Johnson, who played for the Orioles from 1965 to 1972, should know. "I made the last out (in the World Series)," quipped Johnson, whose Birds lost…
Friday, August 3, 2012
Should the state pass stricter requirements when it comes to regulating and treating student athlete concussions?
Sports practices for public schools in Prince George's and Montgomery counties start up soon—but new state regulations may mean changes for athletes and coaches. The state school board passed new requirements last week that say athletic coaches in Maryland must be trained in identifying serious head injuries, The Baltimore Sun reports. Thomas Hearn, a Montgomery County parent, spoke to the state school board in May after his son sustained a concussion, and pushed for members to consider limiting the number of contact practices in a week, The Sun reported. Hearn also plans to continue pursuing even stricter requirements than those passed by the state from Montgomery County’s school board, according to The Sun. Earl Hawkins, the director …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Training camp for Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins opened Thursday in Ashburn, VA.
The Washington Redskins opened arguably the most anticipated training camp in the Dan Snyder era Thursday with fans awash in excitement for the official debut of new franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III. As The Washington Post's Jason Reid put it: Forget about the [Redskins’] past two disappointing seasons under Coach Mike Shanahan. Never utter John Beck’s name again. The Redskins got a sorely needed fresh start when they drafted rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, and this season his development is all that matters. As important as Griffin's development may be, fans still want to see the team win, and do so sooner than later. Is the No. 2 overall draft pick's presence enough to help the team improve on its 5-11 record from a …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Meet the local athletes from Maryland who will be competing in the 2012 Olympic Games.
They've put in innumerable hours of sweat, blood and tears to get where they are today. They are among the best of the best and are ready to prove their mettle—530 athletes from 45 states who will represent the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. They are competing in sports as diverse as athletics, fencing, rowing, soccer and basketball. For everyone from swimmer Katie Ledecky, 15, to 54-year-old equestrian jumper Karen O’Connor, these Games represent the culmination of all the hard work and dedication they've put in to win a coveted Olympic medal. It's time to meet the Olympians from Maryland, including one from Prince George's County! Here are a few quick facts about your Olympians! A few quick facts about your Olympians…
Thursday, December 8, 2011
This is the first time Prince George's County has hosted the event.
Prince George’s County will host the 112th Army-Navy game to be played at 2:30 p.m. this Saturday at FedEx Field. This is the first time that the county has hosted this event. “I am honored that Prince George’s County will be hosting the 112th Army-Navy football game at FedEx Field,” stated County Executive Rushern Baker in a press release. “This is ‘America’s Game,’ an event that unites veterans, families of service members, active duty personnel—both at home and abroad—and Americans across the country." Prince George’s County is home to about 70,000 veterans, as well as thousands of active duty personnel and Joint Base Andrews, Baker’s release stated.