May 19, 2013 |
Las Vegas has casinos in a desert. Atlantic City has casinos by the ocean. But the operators of Maryland's spectacularly successful casino about 15 miles south of Baltimore, Maryland Live, knew where they wanted to put theirs - in a shopping mall parking lot. So far, the move has paid off huge for both the casino and the adjacent Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover, Md., as the two have combined to form arguably Maryland's single biggest-drawing destination....
May 17, 2013
WHAT IS NOW Ocean City, Md., was discovered by explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano in 1524. But its modern history dates to the 1870s, when a group of investors established the beach resort. Among those backers were several Philadelphians whose contributions are apparently saluted in the name of the town's main drag, Philadelphia Avenue. A landmark dating back to that era is the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, on the Boardwalk's southern end at 1st Street, in a two-story building that originally housed the local headquarters of the forerunner to the U.S. Coast Guard.
May 11, 2013 |
Penn State picked up its eighth verbal commitment to the freshman Class of 2014 on Friday when Marcus Allen, a safety from Wise High School in Upper Marlboro, Md., accepted the Nittany Lions' scholarship offer, several recruiting websites reported. With Allen's commitment, the Nittany Lions are now more than halfway to their 2014 scholarship limit of 15 as mandated by last July's NCAA sanctions. The 6-foot-2, 188-pound Allen, who is ranked four stars by Scout and 247 Sports and three stars by Rivals, is the first safety to accept an offer for next year from coach Bill O'Brien.
May 11, 2013
Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment Inc., owner of Parx in Bensalem, announced Friday that it was applying for a casino license in Maryland. The company is also partnered with Baltimore-based Cordish Cos. to build Live! Hotel and Casino, one of six proposals currently competing for Philadelphia's second gaming license. Maryland Casino L.L.C. - a subsidiary of Greenwood Gaming - submitted an application with the State of Maryland Video Lottery Facility Location Commission to develop an $800 million hotel, gaming and entertainment venue in Prince George's County, Md., to be branded as Parx Casino Hotel & Spa. - Suzette Parmley
April 29, 2013 |
PARK RIDGE, Ill. - No more Legends . And no more Leaders . The Big Ten is giving them the boot and following a more traditional route for its division names. The conference is going with East and West instead and switching to a nine-game format for football after presidents and chancellors approved the moves on Sunday. The new division alignments will begin in 2014 when Rutgers and Maryland join the conference, meaning Legends and Leaders will be a thing of the past.
April 18, 2013
LIKE EVERY talented basketball player, Hakeem Baxter was hoping to receive numerous Division I offers. Instead . . . "I only got one," he said. At 7 o'clock Wednesday night, Baxter, an explosive, worker-bee, point-guard prospect from Philadelphia Electrical and Technology Charter, said yes to his one big suitor, Maryland-Eastern Shore, by signing scholarship papers. "I looked at things the right way," he said. "It would have been nice to get more looks, but those guys were really showing me love.
April 17, 2013
Mark Williams, a senior power forward at Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Md., has made an oral commitment to play basketball at Temple. The 6-foot-8, 238-pounder chose the Owls over scholarship offers from Vanderbilt and Kent State. He averaged 16 points and 11 rebounds while leading Montrose in three-point shooting this season. Williams becomes the third member of Temple's 2013 recruiting class, joining Josh Brown (St. Anthony of Jersey City) and Kyle Green (Camden Catholic)
April 15, 2013 |
HANOVER, Md. - Maryland Live, the largest and most successful of the state's three operating casinos, introduced dealer-staffed table games late last week, doubling its workforce seemingly overnight - and, some say, amping up its threat to gambling halls in Atlantic City and Delaware, plus at least one casino along I-95 in Pennsylvania. Craps player Nick Giron, 28, of Prince George County, said he'd be cutting back on his trips to Atlantic City. It's a 30-minute drive to Maryland Live vs. three hours to the Shore, where he typically plays craps at the Borgata.
April 4, 2013 |
Haddonfield senior Greg Halla liked a lot of things about the University of Maryland track program. Especially the Terrapins' pending move to the Big Ten Conference. "That was the big thing for me," said Halla, who has committed to attend Maryland on a partial athletic scholarship. "It's exciting to think about the opportunity to run in the Big Ten. " Maryland, a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, is scheduled to join the Big Ten in 2014. Halla is a standout distance runner at Haddonfield.