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
1:15 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

If The Orioles Have A Plan, Let's See It!

Baltimore Oriole Bird

Originally published on Tue December 16, 2014 1:17 pm

Remember a few weeks ago, just after the Orioles lost to the Kansas City Royals in the American League Championship Series, when we wondered if the season the Birds had would be enough to forget the sting of coming up short in the quest for a World Series title?

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Sports At Large
2:26 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Professional Athletes Take A Stand Before Hitting The Field

1968 Olympic Games, Black American Athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos.

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 10:55 am

    

Former Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush returned to the Detroit Lions lineup Sunday after an extended injury, but his biggest contribution came before the game.

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Sports At Large
3:28 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Ray Rice Decision and Aftermath

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 3:00 pm

Ray Rice's indefinite suspension from the NFL in September seemed at the time to be the last word on the subject. But a ruling last Friday from a retired federal judge sitting as an arbitrator overturning the suspension raises many more questions than it answered.


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Sports At Large
11:11 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Will UMD's Cole Field House Have A Second Life?

Cole Field House

Originally published on Mon November 10, 2014 5:17 pm

Signs of intelligent life are starting to emerge from College Park. First, there was the August announcement that the school would guarantee scholarships to student-athletes until graduation, regardless of how they perform on the playing field. Then, there was the decision of the Board of Regents of the University System that coaches’ bonuses would be tied to the academic performances of their teams. Now comes word that one of the great and historic buildings in all of college athletics may get a second life.

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Sports
11:19 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Must Players Mind Their Manners?

Originally published on Tue October 7, 2014 9:49 am

Perhaps you’ve seen the public service announcement where, Alex, a basketball player, realizes that he was the last to touch the ball before it went out of bounds in a critical late-game situation.

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Sports
12:09 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

It Could Happen...

This bird is ready for the playoffs

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 5:22 pm

When the Orioles broke through into the American League playoffs two years ago for the first time in nearly a generation, the feeling around town was like parents watching their child perform in their first musical recital.

You’re just so darned happy that your kid is holding a violin that anything that comes out of it, even if it’s the wrong note, is OK.

It’s two years later and even if the Orioles weren’t expected to win the American League East when the 2014 campaign began, expectations have now been raised.

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WYPR News
9:25 am
Tue September 2, 2014

New Baseball Commissioner Should Stick With Old Pete Rose Policy

Pete Rose.

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 9:38 am

Last month, in a Baltimore hotel, Rob Manfred became baseball commissioner-elect.

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WYPR News
4:49 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Big Conferences Get More Autonomy; College Sports Become More Darwinian

University of Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson.

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 3:27 pm

Even if Marie Antoinette never actually said “Let them eat cake," the attitude of obliviousness towards the needs of the less fortunate certainly exists.

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Sports At Large
10:54 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Despite Few Trades, Orioles In Fine Position To Win Division

Baltimore Orioles Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette.

Originally published on Mon August 4, 2014 5:31 pm

Sometimes, the measure of a good team lies not in what it does, but what it doesn’t do under pressure.

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Sports At Large
10:05 am
Tue July 29, 2014

NFL Decision On Rice Makes Goodell Look Small

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice.

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 3:05 pm

It isn’t often that you see a public figure, much less the commissioner of the National Football League, shrink before your very eyes.

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