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
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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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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1:04 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

WYPR Makes Good on our Bet with KCUR

True to our word, we produced a support message for the Royals....kinda.
  • Source: Kcur
  • | Via: KCUR
Last week, the NPR station in Baltimore, WYPR, made a wager with us over the ALCS Championship: If the Orioles take the pennant, the staff at KCUR must
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4:18 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Kansas City And Baltimore Public Radio Nerds Face Off

Tom Hall goes to bat for Baltimore and our Orioles with Kansas City's NPR affiliate.
  • Source: Kcur
  • | Via: KCUR
Two underdog cities have made it to this year's American League Championship Series. The intensity among baseball fans in both Kansas City and Baltimore
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