Jakob Engelke


Jakob Engelke is a contributor to the SBNation newsdesk. He also covers University of Maryland football, basketball and recruiting -- a beat he's been on since 2010 -- for InsideMDSports.com. He lives in Glen Burnie, Md., and loves everything there is about Baltimore, especially The Wire and Pickles Pub.


Nkemdiche: 'Hard for me not to go to Ole Miss'

Robert Nkemdiche, the undisputed No. 1 overall recruit in the class of 2013, made some promising comments for Ole Miss fans while speaking with reporters Wednesday after practice for the Under Armour All-American Football Game.

Seahawks' Sherman awaits appeal decision

Seattle Seahawks' cornerback Richard Sherman, who faces a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, will attend his appeals hearing in New York on Friday. A decision is expected from the NFL sometime next week.

Eric Gordon rejoins Hornets

New Orleans Hornets' guard Eric Gordon, who has missed the first 25 games of the season with a nagging right knee injury, is set to rejoin his team in Louisiana and is hopeful to play in a game before the end of December.

Raiders suspend Rolando McClain

Despite being widely reported Thursday, Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain will not be released by the team and instead has reportedly been suspended for detrimental conduct.

Kings could stay in Sacramento next season

Despite rampant and ongoing speculation about the Sacramento Kings moving to Virginia Beach or Seattle, the organization is likely to stay in California's capital city for another season.

AP Poll: Indiana is preseason No. 1

The Indiana Hoosiers are the best team in college basketball, followed closely by Louisville and Kentucky, according to The Associated Press preseason poll released Friday morning.

KHL cancels games at Brooklyn's Barclays Center

The Kontinental Hockey League, the top-professional league in Russia widely considered the second-best league in the world behind the NHL, has canceled two games that were scheduled at the Barclays Center.

Howard poised to debut for Lakers on Sunday

Dwight Howard has yet to see the court in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform while recovering from offseason back surgery. He's set to make his debut Sunday.

Fitzgerald: Cardinals rushing offense needs work

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald spoke bluntly about the team's offensive performance during a radio interview with XTRA Sports 910 in Phoenix.

Mariners executives oppose new arena proposal

Howard Lincoln, CEO of the Seattle Mariners, and Bart Waldman, the club's legal counsel, continue to voice opposition to the proposal to build a new sports arena that could field professional hockey and basketball teams in Seattle.

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