| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:06 AM
When Oklahoma offered Charles Tapper a football scholarship in 2011, the City star had played just one season of organized football.
On Thursday night, Tapper helped his Sooner teammates beat No. 3 Alabama, 45-31, in the Sugar Bowl. The sophomore made...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Just a few months before Artemus Werts stood before classes in Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, he had to relearn math concepts he hadn't reviewed in years.
Werts, a 2011 Rutgers graduate who joined Baltimore's teaching corps through Teach for...
| Jan 9, 2014
In 1975, Nebraska Sen. Roman Hruska warned a congressional hearing that college football was in mortal danger. The threat came from Title IX, the 1972 measure that outlawed sex discrimination in educational institutions receiving federal financial...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Amiri Baraka died Thursday after weeks of failing health, a family spokeperson confirmed. He was 79.
A playwright, poet, critic and activist, Baraka was one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 4:52 PM
A New Jersey lawmaker on Saturday said he intends to formally request Governor Chris Christie and his staff hand over more correspondence and documents related to the bridge scandal that has engulfed Christie, a rising star in the Republican Party....
| Jan 13, 2014
| 10:52 AM
The Tewaaraton Foundation has named former Navy lacrosse star and National Lacrosse Hall of Famer James C. "Jimmy" Lewis as the recipient of the fourth annual Tewaaraton Legends Award.
"Jimmy Lewis is a natural selection for the fourth Tewaaraton...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:24 PM
I’ve seen Bill Gibbons stomp his feet repeatedly. I’ve seen him use his right index finger to get his point across to officials and his players. But in the couple of dozens games I’ve seen him coach the Holy Cross......
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:44 PM
You can try this cold turkey, but picking bowl-game winners is my job. While you're at work solving world problems, I'm doing full time what you do in your spare time. Some years are better than others. The general rule is to look for motivation in each...
| Dec 25, 2013
Although I have lived in New Jersey for nearly 60 years, I still explain my strange loyalties by saying "You can take the boy out of Baltimore, but you can't take Baltimore out of the boy."
While I left Charm City for good in 1955 (long before the...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Virginia Tech’s last two bowls hinged, in large measure, on the right instep of the Hokies’ kicker. If history threepeats in Tuesday’s Sun Bowl versus UCLA, the pressure will fall on a junior who hasn’t attempted a competitive...
| Nov 17, 2013
In the first half of the 20th century, about 10,000 American infants — and as many as 200,000 worldwide — died each year from a lethal immune reaction, called Rh disease, produced by their mother's body during childbirth. Perhaps twice that...