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Will UMBC Men’s Basketball Make March Madness Happen Again?

Will UMBC Men’s Basketball Make March Madness Happen Again?

If anyone is wondering what life is like for the UMBC men’s basketball program—coming up on one year after its star turn as America’s favorite underdog—just know that it’s still pretty great. Last night, on their suburban Baltimore campus, when the Retrievers faced America East rival Vermont, the UMBC athletic department proclaimed it Fortnite Night.…

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Remembering Orioles Legend Frank Robinson, the Reticent Pioneer

Remembering Orioles Legend Frank Robinson, the Reticent Pioneer

On Thursday, Baltimore—and baseball as a whole—lost a legend as Frank Robinson passed away at the age of 83 at his Los Angeles home after a long battle with cancer. Not only did Robinson fulfill more roles than any other person in the history of the Orioles organization, but the former manager, player, and front-office executive was multi-faceted when it came to his character.

Inside the Mind of the Former NASA Engineer Co-Piloting the Orioles’ Rebuild

Inside the Mind of the Former NASA Engineer Co-Piloting the Orioles’ Rebuild

Sig Mejdal has been finding data-driven ways to give teams an edge, almost as long as anybody in professional baseball, save for the early 2000s staff of the Oakland Athletics, who were featured in the book and movie Moneyball. That tale inspired Mejdal to consider his current career path and ultimately quit his job engineering for astronauts.

Will Mike Mussina Wear an Orioles or Yankees Hat Into the Hall of Fame?

Will Mike Mussina Wear an Orioles or Yankees Hat Into the Hall of Fame?

Mike Mussina, now 50 years old with gray in his goatee, was just finishing coaching a practice of his son’s high school basketball team Tuesday night in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, when his phone rang. The voice on the other end delivered the good news. In Mussina’s sixth year on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, the…

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Casey Carroll’s Homecoming Season

Casey Carroll’s Homecoming Season

Originally published in Lacrosse Magazine: Casey Carroll would rather it not be about him. Plenty of Army Rangers and other military personnel continue to put their lives at stake in Iraq or Afghanistan or somewhere else where there’s a threat to the U.S. And there are 43 other members of the Duke men’s lacrosse team,…

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Top Ravens Staffer Had To Convince Tom Brady He Actually Won Super Bowl

Top Ravens Staffer Had To Convince Tom Brady He Actually Won Super Bowl

Originally published on Baltimoremagazine.net: No, the Ravens weren’t in the Super Bowl. But, yes, that was the guy who works for them shadowing Tom Brady at midfield on Sunday night, amid the confetti, photographers, and reporters in the moments after the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl win over the Atlanta Falcons. His name is Chad…

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Ray Lewis Says He’s Never Seen Joe Flacco’s Passion

Ray Lewis Says He’s Never Seen Joe Flacco’s Passion

Originally published at Baltimoremagazine.net: In some ways, saying Joe Flacco doesn’t have passion is not breaking news. Even Flacco admits he’s certainly not the life-of-the-party type. In fact, he said exactly that in a podcast on BaltimoreRavens.com this week. But to hear the biggest icon in Ravens history say it, in the context of a…

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