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John Harbaugh to be honored with statue at Miami (Ohio)

With a Super Bowl championship now in hand, John Harbaugh will be immortalized as a member of Miami (Ohio) University's famous Cradle of Coaches, the school announced Tuesday. Harbaugh, a 1984 graduate of the school, will be inducted into the association and a bronze full-body statue depicting the Ravens coach on the sidelines in 2013 will be added to Yager Stadium's Cradle of Coaches Plaza

Jacoby Jones to join "Dancing with the Stars"

Some of the most memorable moments from the Ravens' Super Bowl season involved Jacoby Jones showing off his dancing chops to celebrate a touchdown. Now, he'll be displaying them in a different venue. During a commercial break in the Oscars broadcast, it was announced that Jones will be competing on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." So maybe Jones will be adding a few more moves

Veteran center Matt Birk announces his retirement (Harbaugh, Newsome quotes)

The Ravens wanted to put together a big ceremony, but center Matt Birk wanted to end it his own way. After 15 years in the NFL, Birk retired Friday in front of a room full of students at Battle Grove Elementary School in Dundalk, while announcing the addition of a Reading Oasis to the school. Birk gets to go out the same way as Ray

Ravens announce upgrades to M&T Bank Stadium

Over the next two years, the Ravens will be working to enhance the fan experience at M&T Bank Stadium, with $35 million worth of upgrades to the venue's video boards, concession stands and concourse aesthetics, the team announced Thursday. "We're competing against the home-viewing experience, so we have to do everything we can do to try to keep improving the gameday experience," Ravens president Dick

Ravens to raise ticket prices for upcoming season

The Ravens clearly know the right time to hit the raise-prices button. Some organizations anger their fan bases by hiking their ticket prices when the team isn't playing too well. The Ravens, however, waited until after winning the Super Bowl to do so for the first time in four seasons. Tickets in the M&T Bank Stadium seating bowl will go up 10 percent and now

Flacco No. 1, three other Ravens among ESPN's top 50 free agents

Now that offseason activity nears with free agency to begin March 12, ESPN.com has released its list of the top 50 players about to hit the market. It's no surprise that four members of the Super Bowl champion Ravens found their way into the rankings. Quarterback Joe Flacco leads the way as the No. 1 free agent overall even though, as the description notes, there

Ravens hope to erect statue of Ray Lewis, other topics

Now that the main two topics of the Ravens' offseason have been covered, here's a roundup of a handful of others from Thursday's "State of the Ravens" press conference. * Linebacker Ray Lewis will likely have more than a spot in the Ring of Honor and a bust in Canton, Ohio. Owner Steve Bisciotti said a statue of Lewis could be in the works. "I'll

Newsome, Bisciotti look ahead to offseason, say Ravens aim to build a consistent winner

While getting a deal done with Joe Flacco tops the Ravens' offseason priority list, that's not the only order of business at hand. Safety Ed Reed, linebackers Paul Kruger and Dannell Ellerbe, cornerback Cary Williams and tackle Bryant McKinnie all will be free agents. But general manager Ozzie Newsome envisions this being like recent offseasons when the team has been willing to let productive veterans

Bisciotti says Ravens offered Flacco "top-five contract" before season, expects long-term deal

As the Ravens begin what will be an unpredictable offseason, the biggest storyline will be how and when they get their starting quarterback under contract. Joe Flacco won't likely be going anywhere, and both the 28-year-old and the team have said as much. Baltimore owner Steve Bisciotti said Thursday that the team came close to an agreement with Flacco before the season and doesn't anticipate

Ravens, fans delight in celebration of Super Bowl victory

Ray Lewis cradled the Lombardi Trophy like a precious newborn, his eyes wide at an incredulous sight as he walked through a haze of smoke, beneath fierce, red eyes and through the end zone tunnel. He briefly handed off the coveted hardware, grabbed a handful of grass stalks from a patch specifically reserved for the occasion and began to shimmy and shake to Nelly's "Hot

Goodell says power outage won't keep NFL from future Super Bowls in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - The fact that the biggest sporting event of the year endured a 35-minute delay for a power outage would certainly be considered a problem. There's television concerns, fan concerns, security concerns and other issues. But NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said it won't affect the league's decision-making about whether to hold future Super Bowls in New Orleans or in older stadiums like the

Harbaugh on his brother, Ed Reed, the blackout and more

NEW ORLEANS - It has been an eventful 24 hours for John Harbaugh, and perhaps the only thing he wishes he could take back was an outburst toward an NFL official toward the end of the Super Bowl power outage. Harbaugh apologized for his behavior this morning at the Ravens press conference. "The whole blackout thing, I way overreacted," he said. "It wasn't anything to

Flacco "pretty optimistic" about agreeing to long-term deal with Ravens

NEW ORLEANS - The morning after winning his first Super Bowl, and being named the game's MVP, Joe Flacco spoke about a number of topics, including his future with the Ravens. He can now become a free agent and while the team's leadership has been clear that the quarterback won't be going anywhere, Flacco's opinion counts in this matter as well. On Sunday night, he

A roundup of all the records set and tied in Super Bowl XLVII

NEW ORLEANS - The Elias Sports Bureau compiled a lengthy list of records set and tied in Sunday's Super Bowl XLVII. So tonight I leave Ravens fans with that list. You'll see Jacoby Jones' name a lot. Here are the Super Bowl marks set: * Most combined yards in one game - 290, Jones * Longest play - 108-yard kickoff return, Jones * Longest kickoff

Ravens' last stand the key to finishing off 49ers

NEW ORLEANS - Joe Flacco might've had the individual performance to warrant Super Bowl MVP, but the Ravens' defensive stand in the final minutes ultimately sealed the victory. An exhausted Baltimore defense let the 49ers drive from their own 20 all the way to the Ravens' 7 for first-and-goal with 2:39 to go. After that, the Ravens permitted just two yards on LaMichael James' first-down

Power outage makes Super Bowl XLVII an unforgettable one

NEW ORLEANS - The 35-minute power outage that began less than two minutes into the second half Sunday has to be a Super Bowl first, and will be part of what makes this year's big game a memorable one. Well, the quality of the contest and the 49ers' surge back into the game will help with that. But how often do you see a blackout

Flacco named Super Bowl XLVII MVP

NEW ORLEANS - All those arguments about whether Joe Flacco is an elite quarterback can be put to rest. Flacco was named Super Bowl XLVII MVP on Sunday after leading the Ravens to a big lead they never relinquished, even though the had to survive a late rally. "It hasn't sunk in yet," Flacco said of winning the Super Bowl. "Crazy. Unbelievable. It's tough to

Ray Lewis' Super Bowl finish the "ultimate cake"

NEW ORLEANS - Ray Lewis came back for one last ride and now he goes out a champion. On Jan. 2, the Ravens' longtime middle linebacker and emotional leader announced that whenever the team's postseason run ended, so would his career. He said he had four more games, if not more, in him at the time. And now after 17 years in the league, all

Ravens surge to 34-31 win in Blackout Bowl

NEW ORLEANS - The Ravens had to stave off a furious comeback from the 49ers after the third-quarter blackout in the Superdome, but they will leave New Orleans as Super Bowl champions. After a 35-minute delay because of a power outage, the 49ers nearly came all the way back from a 28-6 deficit, scoring 17 straight points and trimming a wide margin to two at

J. Jones' record return makes it 28-6, power goes out (Ravens answer, 34-29)

NEW ORLEANS - The Ravens aren't letting up at all. Jacoby Jones opened the second half with a 109-yard kickoff return for a touchdown - the longest in NFL history (playoffs and regular season) - to increase Baltimore's lead to 28-6. Apparently Jones' return was so electrifying that he knocked out the power in the Superdome, The scoreboards went black and the lights have mostly

Superb start to Super Bowl for Ravens

NEW ORLEANS - The Ravens couldn't have imagined that they'd be able to dominate like this in the Super Bowl. Baltimore has been in total control from the start, taking a comfortable 21-6 lead into halftime after outgaining the 49ers 241-182 and holding the ball for 15:30 over the first two quarters. Quarterback Joe Flacco has led the charge, going 13-for-20 for 192 yards, three

Ravens' offense doesn't miss a beat in Super Bowl (Akers trims it to 21-6)

NEW ORLEANS - That sure didn't take long. Two weeks off doesn't appear to have cooled down the scorching Ravens' offense one iota. After forcing the 49ers to go three-and-out on the first possession of the Super Bowl, Baltimore marched right down from its own 49 to take a 7-0 lead just 4:24 into the contest. Joe Flacco found Anquan Boldin speeding through the middle

Ravens at full strength for Super Bowl vs. 49ers

NEW ORLEANS - As has been reported all week, the Ravens will be at full strength for today's Super Bowl. The team listed no one as doubtful or questionable on the Friday injury report, and has the usuals inactive for the contest. Cornerback Asa Jackson, safety Omar Brown, cornerback Chris Johnson, linebacker Adrian Hamilton, offensive lineman Ramon Harewood, wideout Deonte Thompson and defensive tackle Bryan

Settled in to the Superdome on Super Sunday

NEW ORLEANS - After two weeks of talk, it's almost time to play. Less than three hours from now, Super Bowl XLVII will kick off at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome as the Ravens look to topple the 49ers for their second championship. It has been a busy 14 days of buildup, covering some news, one minor controversy and a multitude of angles. Be sure to visit

Ogden elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame, Modell left out (with quotes)

NEW ORLEANS - The first draft pick in Ravens history became the team's first player elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. On his first time on the ballot, longtime Baltimore left tackle Jonathan Ogden was named one of five modern-era members of the 2013 Hall of Fame class Saturday. Ogden spent his entire 12-year career with the Ravens after being picked fourth overall

Goodell expresses little regret about handling of Saints' bounty scandal

NEW ORLEANS - At Friday's "State of the NFL" address, commissioner Roger Goodell was given an opportunity. He could express regret for any overly harsh handling of the Saints' bounty scandal before the 2012 season, or he could stick by his guns and maintain that his suspensions delivered to those involved - some of which were overturned on appeal - were the right moves. Goodell

San Francisco D won't be a treat for Ravens

NEW ORLEANS - As much attention as the San Francisco 49ers' unique offense has received, their defense might be the more impressive of the two units. Veteran center Matt Birk issued high praise to the D this week. "Last year, when we played these guys on Thanksgiving, I think it was the best defense I ever played against," he said. "It's going to take probably

Ravens aim to stop Kaepernick, 49ers' option offense

NEW ORLEANS - It's a good thing the Ravens' defense had two weeks to prepare for the Super Bowl because it'll be facing anything but a conventional attack Sunday at the Superdome. Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers boast a balanced, quirky attack that is able to function because of a bevy of high-quality weapons. San Francisco can burn you with the pass or the run,

Harbaugh believes inducting Modell into Hall of Fame is "the right thing"

NEW ORLEANS - The Ravens could have two of their franchise icons elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame when the Class of 2013 is announced early this evening. Longtime left tackle Jonathan Ogden, the first draft pick in Ravens history, and late owner Art Modell both made the cut to the list of 15 finalists. But while Ogden seems close to a lock

Ray Lewis participates in final practice of his career

NEW ORLEANS - After 17 seasons of practices and preparation, linebacker Ray Lewis is down to one light Saturday workout and one more game, the Super Bowl on Sunday, before his career comes to a close. Lewis and the Ravens held their final full practice of the week on Friday at the New Orleans Saints' practice facility. All that's left in terms of preparation is

Goodell: Suspensions the solution for reducing dangerous hits

NEW ORLEANS - Commissioner Roger Goodell held his "State of the NFL" address Friday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, and while nothing earth-shaking came from the nearly hour-long session, there were a few interesting tidbits. Starting with the topic most relevant to the Ravens, Goodell responded to players' displeasure with how the league is being policed and penalties for dangerous hits. Baltimore safeties

Caldwell refuses to take credit for offensive surge since coordinator change

NEW ORLEANS - One of the most popular storylines of the Ravens-49ers Super Bowl is the parallel paths brothers John and Jim Harbaugh took in making major changes that have, so far, worked out. San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh changed quarterbacks, going with unproven Colin Kaepernick over Alex Smith as his No. 1, despite the fact that Smith owned one of the top five passer

Ravens' offense catching up to its D, helps team reach Super Bowl

NEW ORLEANS - After years of being defined by their defense, the primary reason the Ravens have reached their second Super Bowl is arguably their play on the other side of the ball. The Ravens set a franchise scoring record this season with 398 points and were one of the NFL's best at making big plays, finishing third in the league with 72 plays of

Harbaugh brothers discuss family, put attention on players at joint press conference

NEW ORLEANS - Although John and Jim Harbaugh didn't want to talk much about their relationship or really at all about themselves at Friday's joint press conference, they wore it. Ravens coach John Harbaugh, once a political science student who his parents believed might end up a politician, came in looking the part, wearing a suit and no team garb. 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, an

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