Maryland freshman Brian Ruppel went viral with a trio of astounding saves — but those who shaped him weren’t surprised

Brian Ruppel, a 6-foot, 170-pound true freshman, was making his fourth college start in front of nearly 6,000 fans on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Virginia’s Klöckner Stadium against the nation’s No. 1-ranked team, one of the most high-pressure environments he might ever experience. He made 12 saves in regulation. Then, in overtime, three in seven seconds. The final one was the most spectacular.

In a season of growth, Maryland women’s lacrosse is getting better — and its next big star is just getting started

Even from the view far above the turf, in the Maryland football stadium’s press box, you could see the passion emanating from Kori Edmondson on the field. In her right hand, she waved her lacrosse stick above her shoulder, like the Statue of Liberty with her torch, and wagged the shaft and bright yellow head repeatedly, calling for the ball.

A text sent at 3 a.m. changed the course of J.K. Dobbins’ recovery from a brutal knee injury

He was 23-years-old, and about to begin his second NFL season, presumably as the Ravens’ top back — a key piece in the team’s unique run-first attack. Now, nearly 16 months later, J.K. Dobbins is still working to get his knee back in shape, even as he figures to be an important part of the Ravens’ Lamar-Jacksonless attack in Cincinnati tonight, where Baltimore will take on the Bengals in an AFC wild-card game (8:15 p.m. ET, NBC.)
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