Ralph Friedgen On How Fall Sports Postponement Impacts Maryland Football

Former Maryland head coach Ralph Friedgen said the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing today’s coaches to face challenges unlike anything he dealt with, but he does see an opportunity for Michael Locksley to bring the team closer together and for Maryland to emerge stronger for it.

Read more

Richie Bancells On How To Safely Navigate MLB Season

Despite the early coronavirus outbreaks with the Marlins and Cardinals, former Orioles trainer Richie Bancells said he believes it will be possible to finish the season if players continue to abide by MLB protocols. “The biggest thing is following what the health professionals are telling us,” Bancells said.

Read more

Boyd Rutherford On Why Baltimore Should Host 2026 World Cup Matches

Though the 2026 FIFA World Cup is six years off, Maryland officials presented their bid to FIFA officials July 20, seeking to secure Baltimore as one of the American host cities. “I feel optimistic,” Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford said, “because we stack up well against our competition.”

Read more

Epidemiologist Dr. Zachary Binney Pessimistic About Safely Conducting MLB, NFL Seasons

For epidemiologist Dr. Zachary Binney, the COVID-19 outbreak among the Marlins highlights concerns for both the MLB and NFL seasons. “I’m really worried about it,” Dr. Binney said. ” … Will it work for the NFL with more people and more contact? I think there’s evidence it may not.”

Read more

Michael Pierce Explains Decision To Opt Out Of 2020 NFL Season

“The prime of my career is only going to last so long,” former Ravens DT Michael Pierce, now with the Vikings, said of his decision to opt out of the 2020 NFL season. “But what good is the prime of my career if I end up in the hospital and I don’t recover enough to even play?”

Read more

UMBC’s Brian Barrio, Pete Caringi On America East’s Decision To Postpone Fall Sports

UMBC men’s soccer coach Pete Caringi wasn’t surprised the America East postponed fall sports. “I was actually pleased that they announced it when they did because any longer and it continues to get … the players’ hopes up,” Caringi said. “It’s very disappointing but understandable.”

Read more