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UMBC pays visit to Maine Saturday afternoon

Posted on 01 February 2014 by WNST Staff

The UMBC Retrievers (7-14, 3-5) will try to extend their winning streak to three when they travel to meet the Maine Black Bears (4-16, 2-6) at Cross Insurance Center on Saturday, Feb. 1 for a 2:00 tip-off. Both teams are coming off road victories on Wednesday. UMBC won a tight battle, 79-76,  in the first meeting on Jan. 11. Live streaming is available on the America East digital network at www.americaeast.tv.

RETRIEVER UPDATE:  UMBC snapped a 14-game road losing streak with a 73-61 victory at Binghamton on Wednesday. The Retrievers shot 50 percent (22-of-44) from the floor and got huge performances from guards Rodney Elliott (14 pts.-11 reb.-8 ast.) and Quentin Jones (career high 16 points) and post Brett Roseboro (14 pts./12 rebounds). Elliott leads the squad with 13.9 points per outing.

BLACK BEAR UPDATE: Maine snapped a six-game losing streak with a 68-60 victory at rival UNH on Wednesday.  The Black Bears outscored their hosts, 33-25, in the second half to prevail. SR G Xavier Pollard led UM with 20 points in the game and he added five steals. Pollard leads Maine and is second in America East with 15.5 points per game. Maine is second in America East in scoring (73.2 ppg), but last in  scoring defense (83.8 ppg).

Who’s Up Next: The Retrievers start their second three-game America East homestand of the season on Wednesday, Feb. 5 when they welcome UNH to the RAC Arena.

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UMBC returns home Saturday to face Maine

Posted on 10 January 2014 by WNST Staff

The home court has been sweet for the Retrievers as UMBC (4-11, 0-2 America East) are 4-1 at the RAC Arena in 2013-14. Aki Thomas’ squad hosts an exposive Maine (3-11, 1-1) squad that leads America East in scoring on Saturday, Jan. 11. Tip-off time is set for 3:30 p.m. and is the nightcap of a league doubleheader at the RAC. Live streaming is available on the America East digital network at www.americaeast.tv. Streaming is also now available on most mobile devices.

RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC is coming off two road America East setbacks (in a four-day span) by a total of six points. Most recently, defending champion Albany outlasted the Retrievers, 73-72, in double OT on Wednesday. FR G Rodney Elliott continued his brilliant play, leading the visitors with 22 points. Elliott, a three-time league Rookie of the Week, is now seventh in the conference with 14.8 points per game. JR F Devarick Houston (19 pts.) and FR G Bryan Harris (18 pts.) also had seaosn-highs versus the Great Danes.

 BLACK BEAR UPDATE: Maine is 2-2 in its last four outings, including a 82-66 victory over Binghamton in its league opener on Jan. 5. JR F Kilian Cato scored 17 points to lead Maine in that victory. The Bears traveled to Baltimore after an 80-65 loss at Hartford on Jan. 9. UM led the Hawks, 31-30, at the half. SO G Dimitry Akanda-Coronel leads UM with 14.6 points per game, while Zarko Valjarevic leads America East with 39 treys.

Who’s Up Next: UMBC continues its rigorous stretch with a Jan. 15 contest at UNH. UMBC’s first six league games occur in a span of 16 days.

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 07 January 2014 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: Women’s College Basketball-Wake Forest @ Maryland (Thursday 7pm Comcast Center); Boxing: Arash Usmanee vs. Juan Antonio Rodriguez (Friday 9pm from Tacoma, WA live on ESPN2)

10. Jimmie’s Chicken Shack (Friday 9pm Rams Head Live); Dirty Dozen Brass Band (Thursday 8pm Rams Head on Stage); Cracker (Saturday 6pm 9:30 Club); Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder (Friday & Saturday 7:30pm Birchmere); Peter Gabriel “Scratch My Back & I’ll Scratch Yours” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

JCS is celebrating the 15th anniversary of one of the most important records OF MY LIFE.

I would like to go see Dirty Dozen Brass Band, yes, thanks for asking.

Cracker does that one song you kinda remember.

And now here’s Ricky Skaggs.

9. Blue Man Group (Friday-Sunday France-Merrick Performing Arts Center at The Hippodrome); Jim Gaffigan (Friday & Saturday 7pm & 9:30pm Warner Theatre); Rob Schneider (Thursday-Sunday DC Improv); “Archer” season five premiere (Monday 10pm FX); Lone Survivor“, “Her” and “August: Osage County” out in theaters (Friday); Baltimore County Restaurant Week (Friday-Monday throughout Baltimore County)

Obviously the only thing that matters this week is the return of Archer. Enjoy the next eight minutes of your life. They won’t get better.

Also, this is great.

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UMBC opens homestand with visit from Albany Saturday

Posted on 01 February 2013 by WNST Staff

UMBC opens a rare three-game America East Conference homestand when they welcome the Maine Black Bears to the RAC Arena on Sat., Feb. 2. The Retrievers are 3-3 in their last six contests, while Maine has dropped five of six since defeating UMBC, 81-66 on Jan. 5 in Orono. Steve Levy will be doing the broadcast, all UMBC home basketball games are streamed on www.umbcretrievers.tv.

 

RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC (3-5, 5-16) completed the first swing around the league at 3-5 after defeating Binghamton, 61-58 in Vestal, N.Y. on Wednesday. JR F Chase Plummer scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half and SR G Brian Neller made six three-pointers to lead the Retrievers to their first road victory of the season. Plummer, who added 10 rebonds vs. the Bearcats, has double-doubles in back-to-back games, while Neller leads the AEC with  3.5 treys per outing.

 

BLACK BEAR UPDATE:  Maine (3-5, 8-13) came up with a big 71-68 win over Vermont on Jan. 22, but have dropped games to Stony Brook (79-69) and UNH (57-54) since that victory. JR F Alasdair Fraser (13.9 ppg, 8.7 rpg) scored 20 points and added eight caroms to lead a Maine rally vs. UNH which fell just short. High-flying SO G Justin Edwards leads America East in scoring at 17.0 points per game.

 

WHO’S UP NEXT:  The Retrievers welcome Albany to the RAC Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Tip-off time is set for 7:05 p.m.

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The 15-7-0 is worth falling 24 miles for

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The 15-7-0 is worth falling 24 miles for

Posted on 15 October 2012 by Glenn Clark

As always, this week’s 15-7-0 is brought to you by Roofing By Elite. Visit them at roofingbyelite.com. We make 15 observations about football ELITE, 7 about football “not so ELITE” and one “zero” who deserves to sleep on the roof from outside of football.

(As a reminder, we don’t do Baltimore Ravens game analysis here. We do PLENTY of that elsewhere. This is about the rest of the world of football.)

“The ELITE 15″…

1. Sometimes a single player can be a real program changer. For Maryland, Stefon Diggs might well be that player.

He at least does a hell of a Jacoby Jones impression…

Maryland improved to 4-2 (2-0 ACC) with a 27-20 win over Virginia despite Perry Hills being their leading rusher with SEVEN FLIPPING YARDS.

Also, Pe’Shon Howard looked pretty good in the new Terps’ hoops uniforms…

2. I hate saying it, but it’s awfully fun to watch Robert Griffin III play football.

It’s sorta not fair. The Minnesota Vikings were playing real football while the Skins’ QB was playing Madden from the year Michael Vick was on the cover…

Ugh. Now we have to hear DC fans running their mouths all week. Well, maybe all of them except this guy.

Also-I hope the Vikings enjoyed their taste of people thinking they were good for a week. The Cardinals waive hello, but we’ll get back to them.

3. ALERT! ALERT! Shonn Greene still plays in the NFL.

161 yards and 3TD’s for the New York Jets RB in a blowout loss over the Indianapolis Colts. But no, I’m GLAD I picked up Vick Ballard before getting trounced in Fantasy Football.

Also, tt was so totally worth putting Tim Tebow in for punt protection so you could one day be able to do this in a blowout win!

And…

4. The reports of LSU’s demise were greatly exaggerated.

I mean, just ask these guys!

Steve Spurrier isn’t really sure if he’s mad about his Gamecocks’ performance…

The East-West SEC showdown actually split a few households…

So now we wait for LSU-Alabama III…or IV…or who the eff knows why don’t we just play this game a hundred times to determine a national champ every year?

5. For Orioles fans who haven’t been paying as much attention to college football this season, Kansas State QB Collin Klein is in the “name to know” category.

It wasn’t an overwhelming performance for the Heisman Trophy candidate in Kansas State’s narrow win over Iowa State, but his three rushing TD’s looked better in a week where Geno Smith didn’t particularly shine…

K-State and WVU tangle next week. It had a chance to mean even more, but it still looks like kind of a big deal.

6. The Atlanta Falcons only needed 40 seconds on the clock to come back and beat the Raiders.

Matt Ryan was FAR from brilliant, but Matt Bryant bailed him out at the end to keep the Falcons perfect.

Do you feel like LOL-ing today? Here’s Carson Palmer trying to make a tackle…

Also part of the reason the Falcons are the only undefeated team left in the NFL? Harry Douglas’ concentration…

7. You like that Russell Wilson gets to actually enjoy a last second miracle win this time.

Because this time it really WAS a catch!

Let’s enjoy this grab from Doug Baldwin…

Wes Welker would tell you what he thought of the game, but it would probably come out sounding like “BROWNAHHHHH”…

I think it’s appropriate to wrap up this one with the most Tom Brady thing EVER…

Oh I almost forgot. Richard Sherman Tweeted something funny postgame…

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Towson hosts CAA rival Maine Saturday at Unitas Stadium

Posted on 12 October 2012 by WNST Staff

TOWSON, Md. – After dropping a heart-breaking 13-10 decision at No. 5 James Madison University last week, the No. 17 Tiger football team returns to Minnegan Field at Johnny Unitas® Stadium, hosting the University of Maine in a Colonial Athletic Association game on Saturday night, October 13 at 7:00 p.m.

Another large crowd is expected at Unitas Stadium as Towson University celebrates Family Weekend. Saturday night’s game will also be the Tigers’ “Pink Game” as the team shows its support for breast cancer awareness.

The game will also be aired on the Tigers’ web site, www.TowsonTigers.com with Spiro Morekas and Ron Meehan calling the action. The Tigers’ internet broadcast also features a one-hour pre-game show.

Both Towson and Maine come into this week’s game with 2-3 overall records. Both teams are also 1-1 in CAA play. The Tigers beat William & Mary and lost to JMU while Maine lost to Villanova before routing Delaware, 26-3.

The Tigers, who have played the third-toughest schedule in FCS football this year, will be seeking their third consecutive home victory. Towson beat William & Mary and St. Francis in its first two home games. Ironically, Maine has played better on the road this season. The Black Bears are 2-1 on the road, winning games at Bryant and Delaware.

Last season, Towson pulled out a 40-30 victory over Maine in Orono. It was a matchup of two of the top teams in the CAA. The No. 7 Black Bears came into the game with a 7-2 overall record and were the league leaders with a 5-0 CAA mark. Towson came into the game with a 6-2 overall mark and a 4-0 CAA record. Led by Terrance Westand Tremayne Dameron, ’12, Towson ran for a seasonal high 334 yards on 53 carries. West ran for 183 yards on 21 carries and scored three touchdowns while Dameron had 109 rushing yards and scored two touchdowns.

The Tigers’ victory created a three-way tie at the top of the CAA and gave Towson the inside track for the CAA championship. Two weeks later, the Tigers clinched their first CAA championship with a 28-17 win at Rhode Island.

Both Towson and Maine advanced to NCAA FCS post-season play.

“Maine was really good last year and I think they’re better this season,” says Towson Coach Rob Ambrose.“Their defense is really improved and their defensive speed is impressive. They played well at Delaware last week and that got our attention.”

When Towson and Maine hook up for the 11th time on Saturday night, the Tigers will be led by the top-ranked defensive unit in the CAA. In their first five games, the Tiger defense has allowed an average of 282.00 total yards per game. In addition to leading the CAA, the Tiger defense is ranked sixth in FCS football. Towson has only given up 135.00 passing yards per game and has the second-best pass defense in NCAA FCS.

Junior linebacker Telvion Clark, a transfer from Virginia Tech, leads the Tigers with 34 tackles, a mark that places him 10th in the CAA among linebackers. Sophomore cornerback Tye Smith is second on the team with 32 tackles. He also leads the team with three pass breakups. Freshman linebacker Bryton Barr has also made 32 tackles.

Senior safety Jordan Dangerfield has made 31 tackles. He now ranks 23rd on Towson’s career list of tackles leaders. He has 220 tackles in his career.

West, the ninth-leading rusher in school history, leads the Tiger offense. In five games, he has rushed for 442 yards and scored a team high seven touchdowns. In 16 career games, he has scored 36 rushing touchdowns, setting a school record. He has rushed for 1,736 yards in his young career.

Turnovers continue to haunt the Tigers. After turning the ball over three times at James Madison, the Tigers are minus-nine in turnover ratio this season. The turnover ratio has negated the Tigers’ offensive domination. The Tiger offense averages 34:03 time of possession per game, a mark that places the Tigers second in the nation.

In five games, Towson has run 347 offensive plays while Towson’s opponents have run 291 offensive plays. Towson is also outgaining its opponents, 1802 yards to 1410 yards. The Tigers have 102 first downs while their opponents have 80 first downs. Towson has 947 rushing yards while their opponents have rushed for 735 yards. Defending national champion North Dakota State leads FCS football in time of possession at 35:00 per game.

Towson’s game against Maine is the second of seven consecutive CAA games for the Tigers. Dating back to last season, the Tigers have won eight of their last ten CAA games.

After hosting Maine, the Tigers return to Unitas Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 20 to host Old Dominion. On Oct. 27, the Tigers visit Villanova. After a Nov. 3 trip to Delaware, the Tigers host Rhode Island in their final home game on Nov. 10. Towson concludes the regular season at New Hampshire on Nov. 17.

TIGER TALES:  Senior wide receiver Tom Ryan needs only four more receptions to become the 20th player in the history of the Tiger football program with 100 career catches … He enters Saturday’s game with 96 receptions for 1,108 yards and six touchdowns.

Towson and Maine will be meeting for the 11th time in a series that the Black Bears lead by a 6-4 margin … From 1988 to 2010, the Black Bears won five straight games against Towson … This will be the fifth time the teams have played at Towson … Maine is 3-1 in games played at Towson while the teams have split six games in Orono … Towson won the first-ever meeting in 1979, stunning the Black Bears, 13-7 … In 1982, the Tigers came from behind to edge Maine on a Sean Landeta field goal with one second remaining, 35-32 … Towson also pulled out a 17-14 victory in Orono in 1987, the Tigers’ first win as an NCAA Division I-AA (now FCS) program … After the win in 1987, the Tigers did not beat Maine again until their 40-30 victory last season.

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 09 October 2012 by Glenn Clark

Honorable MentionPro Wrestling: TNA Bound For Glory (Sunday 8pm from Phoenix live on Pay-Per-View); “Fall Ball” College Lacrosse: Villanova @ Loyola (Saturday Ridley Athletic Complex), MRB “Thumbs Up” Weekend-Ohio State vs. North Carolina (Sunday 10am Calvert Hall); Boxing: Nonito Donaire vs. Toshiaki Nishioka (Saturday 10pm from Carson, CA live on HBO); Golf: PGA Tour Frys.com Open (Thursday-Sunday 4pm from San Martin, CA live on Golf Channel), Champions Tour Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn (Friday-Sunday 1:30pm from Conover, NC live on Golf Channel); High School Football: Eastern Tech @ Perry Hall (Friday 7pm), McDonogh @ Calvert Hall (Friday 7pm), Loyola @ Gilman (Friday 4pm)

10. Zac Brown Band (Friday 6:30pm Jiffy Lube Live); Peter Gabriel (Sunday 8pm Patriot Center); Silversun Pickups (Thursday 8pm Rams Head Live); Los Lonely Boys (Wednesday & Thursday 8pm Rams Head on Stage); Temper Trap (Saturday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring); Mint Condition (Tuesday 8pm Howard Theatre), Ray Manzarek/Roy Rogers (Friday 8pm Howard Theatre); Matt and Kim (Tuesday & Wednesday 7pm 9:30 Club), Passion Pit (Sunday & Monday 7pm 9:30 Club); Jars of Clay (Tuesday 7:30pm Birchmere); 2 Chainz (Thursday 8pm Hill Field House); Dispatch (Thursday 7pm D.A.R. Constitution Hall); Spin Doctors (Thursday 8pm Rams Head Center Stage); The English Beat (Friday 9pm State Theatre); Island Bay Day feat. LA Guns/Charm City Devils/Days of the New (Saturday 11am Queen Anne County Fairgrounds); “This Land is Your Land”: Woody Guthrie at 100 Concert feat. John Mellencamp/Tom Morello/Old Crow Medicine Show (Sunday 6pm Kennedy Center); The Wallflowers “Glad All Over” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

There’s few shows that would get me to Jiffy Lube Live, but if the Birds were to wrap this series against the Yanks in 4, I’d be there for Zac Brown Band…

Silversun Pickups are so underrated…

I saw Passion Pit in Chicago once. I don’t really have anything to follow that up with. This is a good song…

Noticed a billboard for the Spin Doctors show on 83 going in to the baseball game Sunday night. Thought to myself “hell yeah, I’d go see the Spin Doctors…”

9. Maryland Brewer’s Oktoberfest (Saturday 11am Timonium Fairgrounds); BJ Novak (Saturday 8pm RAC Arena); Mick Foley (Thursday 8pm Baltimore Comedy Factory), Rob Schneider (Friday-Sunday Baltimore Comedy Factory); Maryland Renaissance Festival (Saturday & Sunday Revel Grove); “Prometheus” available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday); Argo” and “Seven Psychopaths” out in theaters (Friday)

OH MY GOD I LOVE OKTOBERFEST!!! Quick-what’s better about Okotberfest-the food…

The beer?

Or the service?

Danke schoen.

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