Baseball fans reflect on national anthem following Povich Center-CDCE-Post poll

The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, in collaboration with the university’s Center for Democracy and Civic Engagement and The Washington Post, conducted a national poll of 1,500 U.S. adults. The online poll released recently found that 84 percent of Americans support the national anthem being played or sung before professional sporting events in the United States.

Washington Bullpen podcast: “I had to stand up” – Politics and sports in the nation’s capital

GAITHERSBURG, Maryland — Ray Schoenke remembers driving through the night from Cleveland to Maryland to make it in time for the practice for Washington’s NFL team in the morning. It was 1966, and he had just been cut from the…

Local high school football player pursuing music dreams

Jackson Dean has been a stand-out football player throughout his life, but now he’s trading in the gridiron for the stage. After his recent rendition of the National Anthem at a home game went viral, he’s setting his sights on a country music performing career.

Kneeling Ravens protests draw fire and defenders

BALTIMORE- Over the past two weeks, the Baltimore Ravens have received lots of criticism from fans and some public officials for kneeling during the national anthem before the Sept. 24th game against the Jacksonville Jaguars and kneeling and praying before…

#TakeAKnee versus #StandForOurAnthem: Maryland social media users take sides

Maryland social media users responded to comments from President Trump about national anthem protests using #TakeAKnee and #StandForOurAnthem.

Star Spangled McHenry: Baltimore Celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the National Anthem

Two-hundred years to the weekend that the British bombarded Fort McHenry, visitors from all over flocked to the historic site to take part in the celebration. Volunteers re-created the scene in period costumes while the Navy Blue Angels roared overhead.