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Tom Schad

Tom Schad

After spending nearly two years as an intern at The Washington Times, Tom Schad rejoined the staff as a sports reporter in August 2014. A Colorado native and American University graduate, he previously served as a reporter and copy editor at The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun and He can be reached at

Articles by Tom Schad

George Washington forward Kevin Larsen (21) celebrates his goal against Memphis during the second half of an NCAA college basketball second-round tournament game, Friday, March 21, 2014, in Raleigh. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) **FILE**

Colonials set to take on VCU's 'havoc' defense

Since Shaka Smart arrived at VCU in 2009, the basketball program has become synonymous with "havoc," a term used to describe Smart's aggressive, full-court pressure defense. Published January 26, 2015

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game 1 of baseball's AL Division Series in Baltimore, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Nats reportedly sign Max Scherzer

According to multiple reports early Monday morning, the Washington Nationals have signed the marquee free agent to a seven-year contract, further strengthening one of the best rotations in baseball. Published January 19, 2015

Kansas guard Devonte Graham, back, fights for a loose ball against Georgetown forward Isaac Copeland, front, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Isaac Copeland growing into role at right time for Georgetown

Trust and a growing comfort in the offense have translated into new levels of production for Copeland in Georgetown's past two games. The forward will aim to continue that streak Monday night, when the Hoyas host No. 5 Villanova. Published January 18, 2015

Maryland guard Jared Nickens (11) drives past Oklahoma State guard Jeff Newberry (22) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Maryland won 73-64. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Freshman Jared Nickens' shooting has been valuable to Maryland

The Terrapins started slowly against Rutgers, then looked sluggish again coming out of halftime, but they eventually secured a 73-65 victory with the help of Nickens, the willowy spot-up shooter whose role on team continues to grow. Published January 15, 2015