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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 26 November 2012 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: Mixed Martial Arts-Bellator Fighting Championships 82 (Friday 8pm from Mount Pleasant, MI live on MTV2); Boxing: Miguel Cotto vs. Austin Trout (Saturday 9pm from New York live on Showtime); Auto Racing: NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards Ceremony (Friday 8pm from Las Vegas live on SPEED)

10. Neil Young and Crazy Horse (Friday 7:30pm Patriot Center); Scott Weiland (Thursday 8pm Rams Head Live), Loving The Lie (Friday 8pm Rams Head Live), Patti Smith and Her Band (Saturday 9pm Rams Head Live); J. Roddy Walston & The Business (Friday 10pm Ottobar); Graham Parker and The Rumour (Wednesday 8pm Rams Head on Stage), Blood, Sweat & Tears (Friday 7pm & 9:45pm Rams Head on Stage); Sum 41 (Tuesday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring); Public Enemy (Wednesday 7pm 9:30 Club), Chiddy Bang (Thursday 7pm 9:30 Club), The Gaslight Anthem (Sunday & Monday 7pm 9:30 Club); R. Kelly (Tuesday 7:30pm Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric), The Moody Blues (Saturday 8pm Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric); Rage Against The Machine “XX” and Alicia Keys “Girl on Fire” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

I can only assume Scott Weiland will dip into his Christmas collection at RHL…

I’m such a nerdy J. Roddy Walston guy…

In honor of Chiddy Bang, I think I’ll introduce myself on the show this week by saying “I’m Glenn Clark…and I’m pretty much amazing”…

Gaslight Anthem is one of the five best things to happen to music in 2012 (Lumineers, Gary Clark Jr., Alabama Shakes, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)…

9. Lisa Lampanelli (Friday 8pm Strathmore); Nick Kroll (Sunday 7pm Sixth & I Historic Synagogue); Donnell Rawlings (Thursday-Saturday Magooby’s Joke House); Dave Attell (Thursday-Sunday DC Improv); “Killing Them Softly” out in theaters (Friday); “Lawless” and “Men in Black III” available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday)

Not familiar with who Nick Kroll is? He’s Rodney Ruxin, and he’s forever unclean…

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Maryland visits Northwestern Tuesday for ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Posted on 26 November 2012 by WNST Staff

EVANSTON, Ill. - Maryland hits the road for the first time in the 2012-13 season when it takes on Northwestern as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge Tuesday night in Evanston, Ill. Following a season-opening, 72-69 loss to then-No. 3 Kentucky in the Barclays Center Classic in Brooklyn, N.Y., the Terps have reeled off four straight wins in which they have won by an average margin of 16.3 points per game.

Storyline

• The Terps are 9-4 all-time in the Challenge, though a 71-62 loss to Illinois last season snapped a six-game winning streak in the Challenge. Tuesday will mark the first meeting between Maryland and Northwestern in the Challenge and just the second all-time; the only other meeting was a 66-62 Northwestern win in 1958.

• Depth has been a luxury for Maryland in its first five games, as nine players are averaging double-figure minutes. Five players scored in double figures in each of the last two games, and Alex Len, Nick Faust, Dez Wells and James Padgett are averaging at least 9.0 points per game. Len is Maryland’s most consistent scorer with a 15.6 average that is tied for 10th in the ACC.

• Against Georgia Southern, Charles Mitchell, who has been a force on the boards, recorded his first career double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Mitchell (7.8 rpg) and Len (8.2 rpg) have led Maryland to a plus-15.2 rebound margin that is the best in the conference. No other team is outrebounding the opponent by a double-figure margin.

• Pe’Shon Howard, Maryland’s active career leader in assists (193), has been a solid distributor with his 7.0 assists per game leading the league. As a team, Maryland is averaging 19.4 assists per game, which also leads the league. In the four-game winning streak, the Terps have assisted on 80 of 114 field goals (70.2 percent).


Quick Hitters

• The Terps have made more free throws than the opponent attempted this season (79 to 64). The biggest margins are against Morehead State, when the Terps made 17 and the Eagles attempted 8, and against Lafayette, when Maryland made 22 and Lafayette attempted 7.

• At least nine players have scored in each of the last four games, and at least five players have scored in double figures in each of the last two games.

• Nine players have received at least 10 minutes of playing time for four straight games, and nine players are averaging double-figure minutes.

• Maryland’s 22-point margin of victory over Morehead State matched its largest in all of last season (vs. Samford).


Super Subs

• Since being outscored by Kentucky’s bench in the season opener, the Maryland bench has outscored its opponents 124-35 over the past four contests. In those four games, the biggest contributors have been Seth Allen (8.3 ppg), Charles Mitchell (7.3 ppg) and Shaquille Cleare (7.3 ppg).

• Most recently, Mitchell added 13 off the bench, Logan Aronhalt had 12 on 4-of-4 3-point shooting, and Cleare had 10 vs. Georgia Southern.


Low Post Threat

• After averaging 6.0 points and 5.4 rebounds per game as a freshman, Alex Len has developed into Maryland’s most consistent scoring threat as a sophomore. Len is averaging 15.6 points per game, which ranks first in the ACC among centers and tied for 10th overall. His 8.2 rebounds per game rank ninth. Len also leads the league with 2.6 blocks per game.


 

 

Force on the Boards

• Maryland leads the Atlantic Coast Conference in rebounding margin at plus-15.2 per game, the only school averaging a double-figure margin. North Carolina is second at plus-9.2.

• The Terps have built advantages on the boards in all five games this season. Maryland outrebounded Kentucky 54-38, a plus-16 margin that marks the schools best performance against a ranked team since outrebounding No. 10 Wake Forest by a plus-20 margin on Feb. 17, 2003.

• Their largest margin on the boards was plus-24 vs. Georgia Southern (49-25). Alex Len and Charles Mitchell are the biggest factors in that; Len averages 8.2 rpg and Mitchell averages 7.8.

• Len ranks fourth in the conference with 3.4 offensive rebounds per game, and Mitchell is tied for sixth with 3.2 per game. As a team, the Terps are averaging 18.0 offensive rebounds per game, second in the league behind North Carolina (18.3).

• Mitchell made an impressive debut by grabbing 10 rebounds in his first career game, against No. 3 Kentucky. That’s the most rebounds by a Maryland freshman in his debut since Buck Williams had 13 against Bucknell in 1978. Williams went on to lead the ACC in rebounding that year (10.8 pg) en route to capturing ACC Rookie of the Year honors.

• Two of the better rebounders in recent memory, Joe Smith and Jordan Williams, didn’t reach double-digit boards until their third and fourth games, respectively.

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Tip time announced for Maryland-Northwestern

Posted on 07 August 2012 by WNST Staff

Terps and Wildcats will tip at 9:15 p.m. ET on Nov. 27

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Atlantic Coast Conference on Tuesday released the network and time assignments for the 14th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge, and Maryland is set to play at Northwestern at 9:15 p.m. ET on Nov. 27 on ESPN2.

ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all 12 Challenge games over a two-day period (November 27-28).

All 12 games will also be available via WatchESPN, which delivers live access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 on PCs, smartphones and tablets to fans who receive ESPN’s linear networks as part of their video subscription from Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks or Verizon FiOS TV.

The ACC won the first 10 Challenges, while the Big Ten has captured the Commissioners Cup for past three events, including an 8-4 win advantage last year. In the event of a 6-6 tie, the Commissioners Cup will remain with the conference that won the previous year.

The schedule for the 2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge is as follows:


2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge Schedule

(All Times ET)

 

Tuesday, November 27

7:15 p.m.                  ESPN2           Minnesota at Florida State

7:15 p.m.                  ESPNU          Iowa at Virginia Tech

7:30 p.m.                  ESPN             NC State at Michigan

9:15 p.m.                  ESPN2           Maryland at Northwestern

9:15 p.m.                  ESPNU          Nebraska at Wake Forest

9:30 p.m.                  ESPN             North Carolina at Indiana

 

Wednesday, November 28

7:00 p.m.                  ESPN2           Virginia at Wisconsin

7:15 p.m.                  ESPNU          Purdue at Clemson

7:30 p.m.                  ESPN             Michigan State at Miami

9:00 p.m.                  ESPN2           Georgia Tech at Illinois

9:15 p.m.                  ESPNU          Boston College at Penn State

9:30 p.m.                  ESPN             Ohio State at Duke

– Terps –

 

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