NFL Football

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…

Former Good Counsel standout Blake Countess is ‘Swiss Army knife’ of Rams’ special teams

Blake Countess hit some bumps in the road after a standout career at Good Counsel High School, but he’s found a home on the Rams’ vaunted special teams units and is an unsung hero of the team’s run to Super Bowl LIII.

Analysis: NFL teams win more after moving

Modern NFL franchises have relocated 16 times since 1921, and in the vast majority of cases, the teams improve their record following the move, a Capital News Service analysis found.

Maryland alum Smith playing in his second Super Bowl

Editor’s note: This special Super Bowl coverage from Minnesota is a collaboration between Capital News Service and the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism. BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota — When playing with…

Local Youth Receive Hands-On Lessons From Former NFL Players

In advance of this week’s Congressional football game at Gallaudet College, some retired NFL players helped with some hands-on training for a lucky group of elementary and middle school students from around the region.

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…

Teams in white jerseys win Super Bowl with improbable regularity

Overall, teams in white have won 32 of 50 Super Bowls over their colored-jersey-sporting counterparts, a statistical anomaly.

In Football Recruiting Sweepstakes, Maryland Has Fallen Short

Other states’ powerhouses picking off local talent

Terps Showcase Skills for NFL Scouts at Pro Day

Maryland prospects showcase skills for scouts ahead of NFL Draft

Bill Would Punish Coaches Who Don’t Bench Youth Players With Concussion Symptoms

NFL, college injuries, feature film put head-trauma issue in the spotlight.