More Sports Archive: November / December 2010
Media Guide: Are Orioles Flying The Fan's Coop?
Orioles management is still seriously pondering a jump from flagship 105.7 The Fan, WJZ-FM, to WBAL-AM, 1090.
Live Racing Returning To Maryland
The Maryland Racing Commission unanimously approved an agreement that will allow Laurel and Pimlico to hold 146 days of live racing in 2011.
FCC Decision Keeps MASN Out Of Carolina
The Baltimore-based Mid-Atlantic Sports Network has been dealt a setback in its multi-year battle to get carried by cable TV systems in North Carolina.
2011 Live Horse Racing Still Not Set
For the second time in two weeks, the Maryland Racing Commission, horsemen and the Maryland Jockey Club have failed to reach anything close to an agreement that would allow for a schedule for "live" racing in 2011.
Fate Worse Than Death For Racing
At the end of November, the Maryland State Racing Commission declined to approve racing dates for the Maryland Jockey Club for 2011, thereby signaling an end to all live racing and simulcasting in Maryland for next year.
Media Guide: Texans, Steelers Games Get Monster Ratings
No surprise here. The Baltimore Ravens' overtime win against the Houston Texans drew a huge TV audience in Baltimore.
'Scoreboard, Baby' Paints Ugly Pampering Portrait
PressBox offers a review of Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry's new book, "Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College football, Crime and Complicity."
Commentary: No Easy Answer To High School Transfers
Is the notion of placing athletics before academics trickling down from the college level to the high school level?
Baltimore Native Cottrell Treads Familiar Ground
Jay Cottrell grew up listening to WBAL radio. Little did he know he would one day end up working there as producer for the station's evening ''Sportsline'' show.
MMA Notebook: In Shogun Fights III, Locals Truly Shine
The excitement created by Shogun Fights is fueled by the presence of local talent, and at Shogun Fights III, the local fighters were in fine form.
Front Row: Polar Bear Plunge Is In Its 15th Year
A typical January day in Annapolis means 30-degree temperatures, but that won't stop thousands of people from jumping into the Chesapeake Bay Jan. 29 for the 15th annual MSP Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Maryland.
• Santee's Death Kindles Old Memory | Globetrotters Introduce 4-Pointer
Front Row: Tom Goode's Last Snap Was Best One
The last time Tom Goode snapped a football in his NFL career, it went to Earl Morrall, who touched it to the turf so Jim O'Brien could boot it between the goal posts and give Baltimore a 16-13 victory over Dallas in Super Bowl V.
• NephCure Award Honors Geppi | Timonium Man Has New Helmet Design
MMA Notebook: New King Is Crowned
With a huge win against Brock Lesnar Oct. 23 at UFC 21, Cain Velasquez became the new UFC heavyweight champion.
Media Guide: Orioles Radio Returning To 'The Fan'
Reports confirm it's highly likely the Orioles will return to CBS's 105.7 The Fan, WJZ-FM, for the 2011 season and beyond.
Media Guide: State Championships To Be Televised
Baltimore's Channel 54/WNUV will carry the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association's state football championships, with each game hosted by Bruce Cunningham and former Baltimore Ravens player Wally Williams.
Media Guide: ESPN's Miller Has Sundays Free
Former Orioles broadcaster Jon Miller is off ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" after partnering with Joe Morgan in a 21-year run.
Pam Shriver Celebrates Final Tennis Challenge Event
After a quarter century of raising money for Baltimore children's charities, Pam Shriver held her final tennis challenge Nov. 17 at Green Spring Racquet Club, followed by a dinner at the Sheraton Inner Harbor.
'Q-Ball' Plays Well On WBAL Radio
Qadry Ismail loves WBAL radio and the station loves him, which is why the marriage between 1090 AM and the former NFL wide receiver turned out to be such a success.
Remembering The Ring Master
For more than 50 years, there has been one constant in the West Baltimore boxing community -- Mack Lewis. Known simply as "Mr. Mack," Lewis spent his life helping youngsters stay on the straight and narrow. Lewis died Nov. 12. He was 92. In October 2006, PressBox had the honor of spending a couple evenings in Mr. Mack's gym on Bond Street for a cover story titled "The Ring Master."
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