Milton Kent

Milton Kent hosted the weekly commentary Sports at Large from its creation in 2002 to its finale in July 2013. He has written about sports locally and nationally since 1988, covering the Baltimore Orioles, University of Maryland men's basketball, women's basketball and football, the Washington Wizards, the NBA, men's and women's college basketball and sports media for the Baltimore Sun and AOL Fanhouse. He has covered the World Series, the American and National League Championship Series, the NFL playoffs, the NBA Finals and 17 NCAA men's and women's Final Fours. He currently teaches journalism at Morgan State University.

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Sports At Large
10:54 am
Fri July 31, 2015

Sports At Large: Will The NFL Remember Junior Seau's Story In Its Entirety?

Junior Seau's "55"

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 5:12 pm

As teams begin to report to training camp this week, I continue to find myself in a bit of a quandary over how a sport whose leadership shows such a continued indifference over how the public perceives it much less how it treats its players can still thrive.

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University of Maryland
10:19 am
Wed June 17, 2015

Sports At Large: Let's (Not) Raise Our Drinks (And Say We Did)!

Byrd Stadium at The University of Maryland

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 3:06 pm

University of Maryland president Wallace Loh has proposed to break with tradition once again, by allowing the sale of beer and wine to the general public at the football and basketball arenas on campus beginning in the fall.

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Sports At Large
11:57 am
Thu June 4, 2015

Sports At Large: Do Americans Care About FIFA?

FIFA World Cup 2006: Germany vs. Italy

Originally published on Thu June 4, 2015 10:13 am

Know how you hear about the launch of a new product or the opening of a big summer blockbuster movie…and your reaction is a big yawn. 

That’s largely the feeling from this corner over last week’s news that executives of soccer’s international governing body were arrested on corruption charges.

I guess I’m supposed to be upset or at least concerned that 14 FIFA officials were indicted on charges of bribery, money-laundering and racketeering involving tens of millions of dollars over the past two decades.

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Sports At Large
2:39 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

Sports At Large: Like The NFL Needs More Money - And From The Defense Department

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 2:37 pm

If your interest runs deeper than touchdowns, tackles and fantasy stats, you have to admit that loving the NFL of late feels rather unsavory. Just last week, a league-authorized investigation found probable cause that support staff of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots may have altered the size of the footballs that were used during playoff games. And it may have happened with the knowledge and/or instruction of their heartthrob quarterback Tom Brady.

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Sports At Large
11:58 am
Wed May 6, 2015

Sports At Large: The O's And The Baltimore Unrest

Adam Jones shaking hands with Buck Showalter on April 23, 2013

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 2:45 pm

For the last seven decades, it’s been baseball, more than our other major sports, that has led the way in terms of its connection to the broader American social fabric. And nowhere was that association on greater display than last week during the unrest that rocked Baltimore to its core.

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