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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 MLB.com. He can be reached at tschad@washingtontimes.com

Articles by Tom Schad

Washington Redskins guard Josh LeRibeus (67) and tackle Tom Compton (68) set up to block during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Fla., Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Tom Compton set to make first NFL start

The second-year player will start against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday in place of Tyler Polumbus, who has struggled mightily in pass protection this season. Published October 24, 2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) heads to the sidelines before the start of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Robert Griffin III: 'We're not going to rush my ankle'

In his first remarks to the media since dislocating his left ankle Sept. 14, Griffin quotes Winston Churchill and says the team will not rush him back from injury. He did not take questions. Published October 24, 2014

Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) carries the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Landover, Md., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Alfred Morris takes blame for Redskins' rushing woes

The Redskins led the NFL in rushing in 2012 and ranked fifth last year, even in the midst of a 3-13 season. Entering Monday night's game in Dallas, though, the Redskins rank 21st in rushing yards per game this season and are tied for 16th in yards per carry. Published October 23, 2014

**FILE** McDonald's East All-American Melo Trimble, of Upper Marlboro, Md., competes in the three-point shootout during the McDonald's All-American Jam Fest at the University of Chicago in Chicago, on Monday, March 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

Melo Trimble brings playmaking, personality to Terps

In Trimble, a highly touted recruit out of nearby Bishop O'Connell High School, coach Mark Turgeon knew the Terrapins would be adding an adept passer, creative finisher and spot-up shooter. What he didn't expect was Trimble's unique character off the court. Published October 22, 2014

Washington Redskins long snapper Nick Sundberg prepares to snap the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Do you know this man? Redskins' long snapper an anonymous perfectionist

Thousands of fans left FedEx Field Sunday afternoon with memories of Kai Forbath's game-winning 22-yard field goal as time expired, the lasting image of the ball splitting the uprights and players spilling onto the field to celebrate. Few fans think twice about the snap that set it up. Published October 21, 2014

Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon directs his team against Florida State during the first half of a second round NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Mark Turgeon, Terps focused on moving forward

As the Terps enter their first season in the Big Ten, they will do so with a largely revamped roster and a brand-new motion offense, a scheme somewhat similar to what the San Antonio Spurs use. Published October 21, 2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III walks the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Gruden: Griffin will start when he returns to Redskins

Robert Griffin III participated in individual drills at practice Wednesday, and coach Jay Gruden said the quarterback will once again be the team's starter when he is cleared to return. Published October 15, 2014

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden, left, talks with DeSean Jackson (11) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Jay Gruden learns to deal with losing as Redskins plummet

Before joining the Washington Redskins, Gruden won everywhere he coached, from his days as offensive coordinator with the Cincinnati Bengals to his time in the Arena Football League with the Orlando Predators. In his 22 seasons of coaching, his teams have made the playoffs 18 times. Published October 13, 2014

Nationals Adam LaRoche (25) takes to the field in the top of the third inning during Game 2 of the National League Division Series as the Washington Nationals host the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park in Washington, DC., Saturday, October 4, 2014. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr.)

Adam LaRoche hopes to return to Nationals but aware of reality

LaRoche and the team have a $15 million mutual option for the 2015 season, and the first baseman has repeatedly said he would love to be back. But with Anthony Rendon's superb season at third base and Ryan Zimmerman's long-standing shoulder problems, the Nationals could look to move Zimmerman to first base, leaving no place for LaRoche. Published October 9, 2014

San Francisco Giants Pablo Sandoval watches after a pitch went wild as he signals to Joe Panik on third to come in to score in the seventh inning against the Washington Nationals during Game 4 of baseball's NL Division Series in San Francisco, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

WILD AND OUT: Errant pitch dooms Nationals as Giants advance to NLCS

The Nationals lost, 3-2, in Game 4 of the National League Division Series on Tuesday night. Nearly two years ago, Jayson Werth hit a walk-off homer in a similar do-or-die situation to keep the season alive. This year, there will be no Game 5. Published October 8, 2014

Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper walks off the field after Game 4 of baseball's NL Division Series in San Francisco, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. The Giants beat the Nationals 3-2 to advance to the next round. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Was Nationals' season a success despite quick playoff exit?

In Major League Baseball, 30 teams play a total of 2,430 games over a span of roughly 180 days during the regular season. But in the end, only one team can ultimately reach its goal and wins the World Series. Does that mean the other 29 seasons were failures? Published October 8, 2014

Washington Nationals Bryce Harper, right, scores past catcher Buster Posey on a throwing error by San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner in the seventh inning during Game 3 of baseball's NL Division Series in San Francisco, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Bryce Harper's growth evident in second Nationals postseason run

Harper was on the cover of Sports Illustrated when he was 16 years old in large part because of his ability to hit eye-popping home runs. But in the early stages of his second trip to the postseason, he showed an all-around ability in every aspect of the game. Published October 7, 2014