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Andy Kostka

Andy Kostka

Andy Kostka is a sports reporter for The Washington Times. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, and held internships at USA TODAY and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette during college. Kostka can be reached at

Articles by Andy Kostka

Maryland wide receiver Jeshaun Jones, right, runs past Texas defensive back Brandon Jones for a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  **FILE**

Jeshaun Jones got to share his Maryland football return with his mom

Maryland's Jeshaun Jones let the tears fall, and he was relieved none of his teammates surrounding him on the bus said anything. He preferred to share that moment of returning to the football field with his mom, Nicole Baran, who knew exactly what he'd gone through since tearing his ACL in August 2019. Published October 28, 2020