Rick Maese

ReporterWashington, D.C.


After three years at Vanderbilt, the Nittany Lions' new football coach brings enthusiasm to his new job.

  • Aug 11, 2014

Federal judge’s decision in antitrust case is not a death knell to the NCAA model of amateurism, but experts say it exposes fissures.

  • Aug 9, 2014

On first day of camp, Nittany Lions coach says, ‘Right now, it’s purely excitement based on potential.’

  • Aug 4, 2014

The game results were a worst-case scenario for Brazilians’ rooting interests. The cost of the event was high. But they still enjoyed the party.

  • Jul 13, 2014

The World Cup final vs. Germany gives Argentine superstar Lionel Messi a chance to measure up with the legendary Diego Maradona.

  • Jul 13, 2014

Washington native Drew Chafetz launched a nonprofit that builds soccer pitches for communities in need.

  • Jul 11, 2014

Semifinal match comes down to penalty kicks as Argentina defeats the Netherlands and will face Germany on Sunday.

  • Jul 9, 2014

World Cup runners-up three times, the Netherlands may have the team to do it this year after having shed its image as a historically likeable squad.

  • Jul 8, 2014

Soccer and street art are important parts of Brazilian identity. This year’s World Cup brought them together.

  • Jul 7, 2014

The host nation can look to its past for inspiration against Germany: Pele was knocked out of 1962 Cup.

  • Jul 6, 2014
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Rick Maese covers the Washington Redskins and the NFL for the Washington Post. A New Mexico native who now makes his home on Capitol Hill, Maese previously wrote for the Baltimore Sun, the Orlando Sentinel and The Albuquerque Tribune. Maese, who graduated from the University of New Mexico, has covered several Olympics, Super Bowls, World Series and most every other major sporting event. He has yet to cover a Redskins’ winning season, however.
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