Povich Sports

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 Capitals fans return for the first time in over a year

Washington DC – After a year of watching the Caps on the T.V., fans are finally back in the stands of Capital One Arena. Attendance is limited to 10% of venue capacity, which totals 2,100 fans, and season ticket holders…

Student athletes and coaches reflect on how great it feels to have fans back in the stands

College Park, MD.- It’s been over a year since Terp fans could fill the stands of the many stadiums across campus. Not only is it a relief for fans to finally be back, but Maryland teams say it creates a…

Fans in the Stands: Despite COVID-19 protocols, many not ready to return to live sports

This Povich Center-CDCE- Washington Post poll was conducted online March 12-18, 2021, among a random national sample of 1,500 adults.

The Maryland gymnastics team bounces back and secures a spot in NCAA regionals

College Park, MD– With Covid-19 ending the postseason before it even began for most Big Ten winter sports in 2020, the GymTerps were halted before what many believed to be a record postseason run for the program. Despite spending months…

Maryland Athletics launches Momentum

With a rise in professional athletes using their platforms to speak out for personal causes, many colleges are adapting. The University of Maryland has partnered with Opendorse to create a program for building their student-athletes’ brands.

Defense dominates as Patriots top Rams, 13-3, in Super Bowl LIII

The New England Patriots captured their sixth championship in the past 17 years with a 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta Feb. 3.

Maryland’s Super Bowl players competed in different high school landscape

Most of the four Maryland high school products playing in Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots were in school less than a decade ago, but were competing in a high school football landscape that looks much different than today’s.

John Johnson put hoop dreams aside to go from Northwestern High to Super Bowl

John Johnson, once a standout on the basketball court at Prince George’s County’s Northwestern High School, has become a rising star at safety for the Los Angeles Rams entering Super Bowl LIII.

Rams LB Micah Kiser’s football IQ dates back to time at Gilman

Long before Micah Kiser and the Rams earned a trip to Super Bowl LIII, his advanced grasp of the mental side of the game was on display at Gilman School in Baltimore.