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The month of February, proof that God enjoys a little sarcasm as much as anybody (that’s why it’s only 28 days), is more than half over. Hockey is again in full swing, March Madness approaches, the NBA playoff picture is beginning to take shape, and baseball is back, as images of spring training splash beautifully across the sports pages of America.
Preachers in glass pulpits ...
The Big Ten has agreed to no longer schedule Football Championship Subdivision opponents (prior to 2006, known as NCAA Division I-AA opponents) during non-conference play.
Redmon eager for shot at WVU
Bishop Walsh tight end Quincy Redmon signed a commitment to play football as a preferred non-scholarship student-athlete at West Virginia University Wednesday at Bishop Walsh School. A 6-4, 220-pound senior, Redmon is a two-time first-team Times-News All-Area selection, as a tight end his junior year and a linebacker his senior year. West Virginia is interested in him as a tight end.
The charm has returned to the city
Baltimore had its party yesterday and, from the looks of things, it was a good one, with approximately 80,000 fans filed into M&T Bank Stadium and an estimated 120,000 more lining the streets for the Super Bowl champion Ravens.
Pitchers and catchers report in eight days
This Harbaugh thing hasn’t been what I thought it would be. Although, truth be told, I rarely follow the Super Bowl week hype because, even with my favorite team in the big game, it’s all just too much to digest. On top of that, who cares?
One way or another, Steelers fans have a stake in this
This Baltimore run to the Super Bowl brings to mind a previous Baltimore Super Bowl run, although not the one the Ravens made in 2000-01. That year the defense alone made the Ravens a legitimate Super Bowl contender from the time they failed to score an offensive touchdown in five straight games and still won two of them.
For Redman, it came and it went in the blink of an eye
Taige Redman, the former Keyser and West Virginia University linebacker, sat without a cocktail in the cocktail lounge of the Ali Ghan Shrine Club along with Sean Biser, his football coach at Keyser, also sans cocktail, looking back on all he’s been through since his last visit to the Dapper Dan Sports Awards Banquet.
There I was, sitting in my car in the parking lot of the Virginia Avenue Sheetz yesterday ... wiping away some tears.
This picture just isn’t hanging straight
We have a cement block falling out of a classroom ceiling in one of our structurally sound middle schools, thankfully avoiding any students and teachers, yet we’re up in arms because some kids didn’t get to go to a Ravens game.
Yeah, that would be us.
It may make you sick, but it’s likely the thing to do
Sixty years from now this will be forgotten just the way Maryland, Clemson, Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State, South Carolina and Wake Forest leaving the Southern Conference to start the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1953 is forgotten today.
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