The Baltimore Ravens held a public training camp practice at Stevenson University's Mustang Stadium Sunday.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Westminster is not on the list of three locations the Ravens have chosen for open practices.
For many Westminster folks, and in fact for many Ravens fans living throughout the state, July had meant a trip (or five) to McDaniel College to see how the team was shaping up. Last year's NFL lockout kept the team from practicing at McDaniel and following the season, Ravens leadership announced the team would not be returning to McDaniel College for training camp. It was the end of an era for many city and county residents who grew up watching the Colts and then the Ravens sweat under the hot July sun on McDaniel's fields. Even national media called the team out for abandoning tradition. The team cited convenience and cost for its decision to train at the Ravens' Owings Mills' facility. In spite of some hurt feelings—maybe even some …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Main Street was purple Saturday as the community rallied around the Baltimore Ravens.
Westminster gave its heart to the Baltimore Ravens Saturday afternoon. Earlier this month, the Baltimore Ravens announced that the team would not be returning to Westminster (McDaniel College) for training camp this summer. The Baltimore football teams (first the Colts, then the Ravens) have been coming to Westminster for training camp since 1949. Although the community was disappointed in the decision, Ravens Roost #115, city officials, local business owners and residents wanted to rally to show the Ravens that the city honors its longstanding relationship with the team. On Saturday, Ravens fans, McDaniel College representatives, Mayor Kevin Utz, and several previous Ravens players gathered at McDaniel College where Mayor Utz proclaimed …
Friday, December 16, 2011
The Westminster community and fans from all over will rally in support of the Baltimore Ravens Saturday.
Westminster businesses and residents took a hit when the Ravens recently announced that they would not be returning to McDaniel College in 2012 for training camp. In spite of the disappointment, we still love our Ravens. On Saturday the community will honor the tradition of the Ravens in Westminster with a rally to celebrate the team. Consider yourself officially invited to the festive, family-friendly event. Mayor Kevin Utz will issue a special proclamation and award the "Heart of Westminster" to the Baltimore Ravens at noon at the arch at McDaniel College. The Ravens Main Street America Parade will begin at 1 p.m. at McDaniel College and proceed east on Main Street and end at Longwell Ave. Immediately following the parade, Ravens Roost …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Westminster prepares a rally for the Ravens in spite of the team's decision to hold training camp at its Owings Mills facility in 2012.
On Thursday, Dec. 2, members of the Ravens Roost #115 in Westminster met to plan a rally to encourage the Baltimore Ravens to keep training camp at McDaniel College. The following day, all of Westminster was dealt a blow when the Ravens announced that they would not return to training camp at McDaniel College in 2012, but rather use their Owings Mills facility. Westminster has hosted training camp for the Baltimore football franchise, first the Colts, then the Ravens, since the 1950s. But Chad Tracey, Ravens Roost #115 board member, said that now it's more important than ever to hold a rally showing how badly the community wants the Ravens to return to McDaniel. "We need to do this now more than ever because we need to let them know the …
Friday, December 2, 2011
The team announced on its website it would not return to McDaniel College for a 16th season.
The Ravens will hold Training Camp at their Owings Mills headquarters next season, rather than move it back to McDaniel College in Westminster, where it had been held since 1996. Training Camp was moved to the team's Owings Mills facility in 2011 due to the accelerated offseason timetable created by the NFL lockout. There had been speculation in recent weeks, as a long-term deal went unsigned, that the Ravens might not return to McDaniel, where the Baltimore Colts also held camp in the days when the school was known as Western Maryland College. In a team statement, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said he had mixed feelings about the move. Bisciotti was a Colts fan growing up. "From a football and team point of view, it's an easy decision. …