| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I am a fervent March Madness viewer but am dreading this year's NCAA basketball tournament for I fear the spectacle will be stained with controversy. I'm making my prediction based on the fact that the first two months of this year saw major scandals...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 7:50 AM
A couple of observations from Duke’s 80-63 win over UCLA on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden:
Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski is a master of the post-game news conference. Or at least he was after his eighth-ranked Blue Devils played well in a...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 9:27 PM
NEW YORK — UCLA is 11 games into its basketball season, and this is what's known for sure: Bruins guard Kyle Anderson can spot a really good basketball player when he sees one.
Anderson said in the days leading up to Thursday night's game...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:45 PM
When his son Owen was diagnosed with autism at 18 months, Pat Skerry did not believe it.
"I thought it was way too early," the Towson men's basketball coach recalled. "It could have been other things. I was not really accepting of it."
| Feb 3, 2014
| 2:23 PM
North Carolina coach Roy Williams says he "hates to see" Maryland departing the Atlantic Coast Conference. The teams have played 178 times since 1924, but with the Terps headed to the Big Ten after this season, Tuesday night's game at the Smith Center...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 9:51 AM
The ACC’s big four this basketball season are indisputable: Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Virginia and Duke have been the league’s class to date. A more nuanced task is parsing the quartet.
Is undefeated and second-ranked Syracuse truly the Fab...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
While trumpeting Virginia’s basketball team Wednesday night, Boston College coach Steve Donahue mentioned Malcolm Brogdon first. As well he should have. As have many others.
A redshirt sophomore guard, Brogdon is among the ACC’s best...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Forget for a moment about where Maryland-Duke might rank in the pantheon of college basketball rivalries and think back instead to Duke fans chanting "Sweat, Gary, sweat" at former Maryland coach Gary Williams. His face is glistening and his silver hair...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 7:06 AM
Baltimore Sun reporters Don Markus and Jeff Barker and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on three topics from the past week in Maryland sports.
How much influence did Mike Krzyzewski have in Maryland not getting a return game from Duke this...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
One of my favorite Cameron Indoor Stadium memories came on one of my first trips, back in 1986. I came for a game a couple of days before North Carolina was going to open the Dean Dome, against Duke. In those days, the Cameron Crazies on one side of...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 5:21 PM
COLLEGE PARK — Maryland fans are well aware that Saturday's game against No. 8 Duke will be the Terps' last visit to Cameron Indoor Stadium for the foreseeable future — or at least until Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has nothing to say about it....