Thousands of fans joined in a flash mob at Saturday's 83-81 win by the men's basketball team.
If you didn't catch Saturday's dramatic 83-81 win over Duke by the Maryland men's basketball team, you may have missed quite the dance routine. During two timeouts—one in the first half, one in the second—the raucous home crowd broke into a flash mob of sorts, performing wild (if carefully choreographed) sequences of dance moves. Selections included "Here Comes the Boom" by Nelly, "All I Do is Win" by DJ Khaled, and—what else?—the outrageously viral "Harlem Shake" by Baauer. Read more on the backstory from The Washington Post.
Joe Paterno's unceremonious ouster at Penn State has sped up a growing trend in college and professional sports.
With Joe Paterno's almost 46-year career at Penn State brought to an abrupt end in a scandal last week, Paterno's species -- the untouchable coach -- appears to be dying out. Paterno was the last coach in big-time football -- including the NFL -- with the clout to essentially tell his boss: "No, I do not accept your pink slip. Now, get out of my house." Local examples of coaches who didn't have that ability abound. Brian Billick coached the Baltimore Ravens for nine years, won Super Bowl XXXV and compiled an 85-67 record that included six winning seasons. But he was spiked after the 2007 season because he never got back to the big game. Ralph Friedgen, the former University of Maryland football coach, was kicked to the curb after going 75-…