| Nov 21, 2014
| 6:23 AM
The biggest question regarding the Big Ten's new bowl system is not how it will work. It's why anyone didn't think of this sooner.
For decades the bowls determined which teams they would invite. They based their decisions on potential ticket sales,...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 6:55 PM
An early renewal of the Pitt-Penn State football rivalry doesn't appear likely this postseason — at least not at Yankee Stadium.
The teams, which renew their rivalry at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field in 2016, cannot meet in the Dec. 27 Pinstripe Bowl...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 9:36 AM
Despite falling to Rutgers on Saturday, Maryland (7-5, 4-4 Big Ten) finished third in the Big Ten's East Division.
Only five teams in the conference finished with a better record than the Terps, and Maryland beat Iowa, which was also 7-5 overall and 4-4...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 10:44 PM
There is plenty of attention being paid to the College Football Playoff and the four teams that will compete in the first national semifinals at the FBS level - and rightfully so, it's a pretty big deal.
But for the third straight week, our bowl...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Heading into Saturday, Oregon's loss to Arizona should have sent off the alarms that we would have a crazy Saturday.
And we did.
Alabama, Texas A&M, Oklahoma all lost, shaking up things at the top of the bowl projections. In fact, five of the top 8...
| Aug 13, 2014
Northwestern's first football game is more than two weeks away, but fans are already speculating on possible bowl destinations, including the Outback Bowl, the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl and the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
Each bowl comes...
| Aug 28, 2013
BLACKSBURG — Forty years ago, Virginia Tech absorbed an historic 77-6 beating from Alabama. Bear Bryant, his wishbone and houndstooth hat no longer define the program, but the Crimson Tide is no less formidable and iconic entering the teams' season-...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:34 PM
COLLEGE PARK — There are too many bowl scenarios to determine for certain where Maryland will end up, but the school seems to have a willing suitor in the Military Bowl, which calls the Terps "a logical choice."
Another possibility for Maryland:...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Baltimore Sun reporters Don Markus and Jeff Barker and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on three of the biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports.
Given the way the Terps have played this season, would you be more surprised if they won...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Midway through November, Maryland had lost three straight games and it began to look as if the team might never pick up its sixth win and become bowl eligible.
The turnover-prone Terps had just lost at home to Syracuse, 20-3, in a game in which Maryland...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Baltimore Sun reporters Don Markus, Jeff Barker and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on three topics from the past week in Maryland sports.
Who's to blame for Maryland not winning close games, Mark Turgeon or his players?
Don Markus: After...