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Ravens forced to cancel Friday open practice against 49ers

Posted on 02 August 2014 by WNST Staff

Due to rules of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NFL Players Association and the NFL, the Baltimore Ravens’ Friday (Aug. 8) joint practice with the San Francisco 49ers at M&T Bank Stadium has been cancelled.

The CBA limits the number of consecutive days a team can practice or take part in football activities during training camp. The decision to call off Friday’s event stems from the 49ers’ practice/travel schedule leading up to Thursday’s first preseason game (Aug. 7 at 7:30 p.m.).

The Ravens will still hold a free and open practice at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis on Monday (Aug. 4) at 7 p.m. The practice will have interactive fan events, including post-practice player autograph signings for children, fun-filled activities designed specifically for younger fans, giveaways and cheerleader/mascot meet-and-greets. It will also feature a youth football clinic on the field prior to practice.

“We’re very disappointed for fans who were planning to attend Friday’s practice against the 49ers,” Ravens team president Dick Cass stated. “We hope some of them will be able to come to the practice at Navy on Monday.”

(Note: The previously-scheduled Ravens-49ers stadium practice would have been a walk-through-type session due to the game being played on Thursday night. Additionally, due to the Orioles’ game at Camden Yards on Friday evening, there also wouldn’t have been player autograph signings following practice.)

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Glenn’s Drew’s Morning Dish: Rice issue complicated, dropping celebration shouldn’t be

Posted on 28 July 2014 by Glenn Clark

As you’ve probably already heard, I’m in for Drew Forrester on “The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction” all this week on AM1570 WNST.net. Drew is in Ocean City-presumably doing enough golfing for him, myself, Luke Jones and the entire European Tour.

I have no idea if Drew is planning on writing daily posts himself this week, but I’m going to try to do my best to write my own. Drew’s Morning Dish is brought to you by Koons Baltimore Ford. Glenn’s Drew’s Morning Dish can be brought to you by Koons Baltimore Ford…unless of course they think I’m a big dummy and don’t want to put their name on it.

This will be about the most simple opinion I will have ever shared on-air or online. Sometimes I say things that people argue with or yell about, but I can’t fathom there being much in the way of dissent here.

The issue surrounding Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice is complicated, to say the least. I have shared a number of opinions about the topic over the course of the last few days and have no doubt that those topics will re-appear throughout the week and throughout the rest of Rice’s tenure in Charm City. I’m on the record about thinking the punishment was too light and that the NFL has a major “perception issue” at best when it comes to women, while the team has failed woefully to address the issue of domestic violence.

But Ray Rice is going to be a Baltimore Raven moving forward. Barring injury, he’ll return to the field Week 3 and will look to help the Ravens make a push towards winning the AFC North again. Before that, he’ll be on the field for preseason games (probably three of them) and will make his first major public appearance Monday night when the team holds a public Training Camp practice at M&T Bank Stadium.

There are a lot of things Ray Rice should do moving forward in his NFL career. He should be humble and appreciative of whatever amount of support fans choose to give him. He should work hard in his marriage and personal relationships. He should stay out of trouble. He should be willing to answer questions openly and honestly when he addresses the media for the first time Thursday in Owings Mills (I say “first time” because I am expecting he will actually answer questions this time). He should attempt to work hard in his professional career-playing football-and re-stock an inventory of appreciation among those who will likely be uncomfortable watching him play.

There’s one thing in particular he absolutely should not do-probably ever again.

Until his trip to Atlantic City, perhaps this celebration was the single most synonymous image of the three time Pro Bowler. Rice’s touchdown celebration has been completely sensical. Given his 5’7″ frame, the former second round pick has been doubted throughout his career, with skeptics wondering whether a player could succeed at a high level in the league at that size.

The celebration-which involved Rice flexing his ample biceps (or sometimes pointing at them)-was his way of saying his toughness and strength more than made up for what he lacked in size.

Rice’s touchdown celebration has been re-enacted by many in Charm City who have looked up to Rice. If you have attended a game at any level-from Pop Warner to college-in this area over the past few years, you have undoubtedly seen a young football player impersonating their idol.

But as the former All-Pro returns to the field after being the first of five Ravens to be arrested in the offseason, it’s time for the celebration to go.

There’s multiple reasons why Rice should abandon the muscle flexing. The most obvious is the visual created by the celebration. While those in Baltimore might recognize the flex as a celebration he’s used for his entire career, those around the country will immediately see a connotation between the flex and the incident with his wife. At best, it’s not worth the headache for Rice to have to try to defend himself. More realistically, it would represent an alarming lack of awareness.

Additionally, struggling Ravens fans don’t deserve to have to defend it. The player and team have already put fans in an awkward position for multiple reasons. Undoubtedly, Ravens fans will be asked “how does it feel do root for a wife beater” for the rest of Rice’s tenure in Purple and Black. The situation doesn’t need to be worsened every time the running back does something significant on a football field.

Someone in this area will inevitably make some sort of “PC Police” claim in response. I won’t bother to try to explain to someone that doesn’t understand why it isn’t a good idea for someone who was arrested for domestic violence to publicly flex his muscles as a form of celebration. If you don’t get it, you won’t get it. But consider that even if you cling to the rights of speech, perhaps dropping the celebration would simply be the best way for Rice to show humility at this point.

As a player, Rice shouldn’t treat it as something someone is taking away from him, he should instead treat it as an opportunity to show how much he’s grown as a man from the lowest moment of his life.

When he made his statement in Owings Mills weeks ago, Rice made it clear he wanted to try to make things return to normal as quickly as possible. You hope he understands that even a gesture like this wouldn’t POSSIBLY get him there.

But it would go a long way in starting the process.

-G

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 21 July 2014 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: Boxing-Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Geale (Saturday 9:30pm from New York live on HBO); MLL: Chesapeake Bayhawks @ New York Lizards (Sunday 3pm from Hempstead, NY live on CBS Sports Network); WNBA: Connecticut Sun @ Washington Mystics (Wednesday 11:30am from Verizon Center live on Comcast SportsNet/NBA TV), Tulsa Shock @ Washington Mystics (Friday 7pm from Verizon Center live on Comcast SportsNet/NBA TV), Atlanta Dream @ Washington Mystics (Sunday 4pm from Verizon Center live on Comcast SportsNet/NBA TV)

10. Finesse Mitchell (Thursday-Saturday Baltimore Comedy Factory); German Festival (Saturday & Sunday Timonium Fairgrounds); Carroll County Fair (Saturday-Monday Carroll County Agricultural Center); Hercules” and “Lucy” out in theaters (Friday); Transcendence” and “Sabotage” available (Tuesday)

There is not a single damn thing wrong with a good German festival.

The Rock as Hercules is fine and all, but this version of The Rock is obviously still better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4ueFDnWT5Y

9. Dirty Heads/Pepper (Sunday 7:30pm Pier Six Pavilion); Warped Tour feat. Anberlin/Yellowcard/Less Than Jake (Tuesday 11am Merriweather Post Pavilion), Beck (Thursday 6pm Merriweather Post Pavilion), Neutral Milk Hotel (Friday 6:30pm Merriweather Post Pavilion), Phish (Saturday & Sunday 5:30pm Merriweather Post Pavilion); KISS/Def Leppard (Friday 7pm Jiffy Lube Live), Dave Matthews Band (Saturday 7pm Jiffy Lube Live), Wiz Khalifa/Young Jeezy (Sunday 6pm Jiffy Lube Live); Lionel Richie/Cee-Lo Green (Tuesday 8pm Wolf Trap), Sarah McLachlan (Saturday 8pm Wolf Trap), Darius Rucker (Sunday 7:30pm Wolf Trap); Kelly Bell Band/All Mighty Senators (Friday 8pm 8×10 Club); The Dan Band (Friday 8pm Rams Head on Stage); Mint Condition (Friday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring), Ziggy Marley (Saturday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring); Jason Aldean/Florida Georgia Line (Friday 8pm Nationals Park), Billy Joel (Saturday 8pm Nationals Park); Believe in Music Festival feat. Thievery Corporation, Jimmy Cliff, Lake Street Dive, The Bridge (Saturday 12pm Oregon Ridge); Anberlin “Lowborn” available (Tuesday)

This Beck is fine and all, but I kinda miss THIS Beck…

Attention Phish fans: Decriminalization does not go into effect until later this year.

Among the Top 25 most played Dave Matthews Band songs of all time, this one doesn’t get enough appreciation.

Support our partners Living Classroom Foundation at Oregon Ridge. Also, Lake Street Dive is WONDERFUL.

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Ravens name Odoms new national anthem singer

Posted on 21 July 2014 by WNST Staff

RAVENS ANNOUNCE NEW NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGER

The Baltimore Ravens announced Monday that Joey Odoms has been named the winner of their national anthem competition and is scheduled to sing at each home game during the 2014 season.

One of approximately 50 people to audition for the role, Odoms becomes the Ravens’ second-ever regular performer of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Longtime vocalist Mishael Miller, who sang at nearly every home game for 18 seasons (since 1996), made his last appearance at the Ravens’ 2013 home finale prior to becoming the head pastor at St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church in Birmingham, Ala.

A member of the Maryland Army National Guard who recently returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, Odoms, 25, is a former Baltimore City 911 operator who is also known for his work as a songwriter, actor and photographer.

The Baltimore native, who attended St. Frances Academy, has made multiple appearances on HBO’s “The Wire” and worked both on and off the stage with many international and domestic performing artists. Impressively, he has also sung at several large-scale military events throughout the world.

“This is amazing,” Odoms stated after learning he had been chosen as the Ravens’ national anthem singer. “I was caught off guard, because I really didn’t think I would get it. I remember sitting there over the years while watching Ravens games and thinking to myself, ‘I could probably do that,’ and how cool it would feel to actually do it. But I never thought I could get to that point or how it would ever happen.”

This past February, Odoms was in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when his commander announced that Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was on the base visiting military members. Upon meeting Harbaugh and obtaining his autograph, Odoms asked the coach if he would connect him with somebody who could help him achieve his dream of singing the national anthem on gameday.

“At that time, I didn’t even know Mishael had moved away or that the Ravens were looking for someone,” Odoms explained. “I was just hoping that maybe there was an opportunity to sing at one game.”

But about five months later, after learning of the Ravens’ competition and filming a video audition alone from his base tent in Afghanistan, Odoms emerged as a finalist to replace Miller. Along with seven other candidates, he then took part in a final live audition in front of eight judges on the field at M&T Bank Stadium on July 15.

“In an intense competition, he became a clear choice for our committee,” Ravens senior vice president of public and community relations Kevin Byrne said. “His voice is pure. His presentation of the anthem is respectful, powerful and done with reverence. We could have chosen any of our eight finalists, and we think our fans would have enjoyed each of them.”

Odoms is scheduled to make his Ravens anthem debut on July 28 at M&T Bank Stadium prior to the team’s free and open training camp practice, which begins at 7 p.m.

“I’m really excited right now, amped up and ready to go,” he stated.

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Ravens announce Military Appreciation details

Posted on 17 July 2014 by WNST Staff

RAVENS MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY

The Baltimore Ravens will hold their annual Military Appreciation Day on Monday, July 28, coinciding with the team’s 7 p.m. open training camp practice at M&T Bank Stadium.

Approximately 3,500 special seats will be reserved for active service members and veterans who present valid military identification upon check-in at the stadium. Immediate family members of the servicemen and servicewomen are also welcome to join, with all preferred seating coming on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Additionally, those who show a valid military I.D. will be given a special edition Ravens patriotic T-shirt, while their children will receive a unique, military-themed Ravens wrist sweatband. (Gift quantities are limited.)

Though not required, members of the Armed Forces are encouraged to come in uniform.

This marks the Ravens’ seventh-annual Military Appreciation Day, an event head coach John Harbaugh instituted during his first season with the team in 2008. Harbaugh has been an advocate of the U.S. Military, with the NFL awarding him its 2013 Salute to Service Award, acknowledging exceptional efforts by those in the league who honor and support military members. (Harbaugh was also a finalist for the award in 2011.) In 2012, Army Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno presented him with the Outstanding Civilian Service Award. Harbaugh took part in the annual NFL-USO coaches’ tour of the Middle East in 2009, has visited numerous military bases in the U.S. and abroad (including a 2014 February trip to the Middle East), has purchased school supplies for children whose parents are serving in the military and has sent care packages to troops overseas.

Since the establishment of Military Appreciation Day, an estimated 8,000 service members have enjoyed preferred seating and opportunities to meet with players and coaches each summer. Once the season begins, Harbaugh then invites wounded warriors to be his guests at every Ravens home game. A self-proclaimed history buff, during offseason team activities, Harbaugh has also taken the Ravens to Gettysburg, Pa., to learn about the Civil War.

 

Who: Active Military Members and Veterans and Immediate Family

What: Ravens Military Appreciation Day

Where: M&T Bank Stadium Training Camp Practice

When: Monday, July 28 at 7 p.m. (gates open at 5:30 p.m.)

Details: Service members should enter the stadium at Gate B. Valid military I.D. must be presented to obtain special gifts and preferred seating in reserved sections.

 

Fireworks Night

As a reminder, the July 28 M&T Bank Stadium practice, which is free and open to the public, will also showcase the Ravens’ first-ever Fireworks Night, an event highlighted by post-practice autographs for children and afireworks/laser show.

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Ravens announce open practice with 49ers August 8 at stadium

Posted on 08 July 2014 by WNST Staff

RAVENS AND 49ERS TO PRACTICE AT M&T BANK STADIUM

The Baltimore Ravens will practice against the San Francisco 49ers at M&T Bank Stadium on Friday, Aug. 8, one day after the teams compete in their first preseason game. The practice, which is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., is free and open to the public.

(Due to the Orioles’ game at Camden Yards that evening, there will be no player autograph session following the Ravens-49ers’ practice.)

The Baltimore-San Francisco practice is one of three free and open stadium events the Ravens will hold during their 2014 training camp. The Ravens will also practice at M&T Bank Stadium on Monday, July 28, a session highlighted by post-practice player autographs for children and a fireworks/laser show. The Ravens will then practice at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis on Monday, Aug. 4.

The Ravens and 49ers will hold four joint practices (Aug. 8-11) after their preseason contest (Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m.kickoff). The three sessions following the Friday M&T Bank Stadium practice will take place at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills.

 

STADIUM TRAINING CAMP FAMILY PRACTICES

Event: Fireworks Night at M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) – Free and Open to the Public

When: Monday, July 28

Practice Start Time: 7 p.m.

Gates Open: 5:30 p.m.

Parking: Stadium lots open at 4 p.m. and are available for cold tailgating. The parking fee is $10.

Details: Highlighted by a post-practice player autograph session for children and a fireworks/laser show, theFireworks Night practice will also feature entertainment that includes Baltimore’s Marching Ravens, cheerleaders, official mascot Poe and live mascots Rise and Conquer. The Ravens Team Store and concession stands will also be open.

 

 

Event: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Practice (Annapolis, MD) – Free and Open to the Public

When: Monday, Aug. 4

Practice Start Time: 7 p.m.

Gates Open: 5:30 p.m.

Parking: Lots open at 4 p.m. and are available for cold tailgating.

  • ·     $10 for cars and $25 for buses
  • ·     Parking may be purchased via www.navysports.com
  • ·     If Navy lots become full, nearby off-site locations are available with stadium shuttles.

Details: Baltimore’s Marching Ravens, cheerleaders, official mascot Poe and live mascots Rise and Conquer will be in attendance. The Ravens Team Store will be on site, and concession stands will be open. Prior to practice, the Ravens will host a RISE youth football clinic on the field featuring area players and teams.

 

Event: Ravens-49ers Practice at M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) – Free and Open to the Public

When: Friday, Aug. 8

Practice Start Time: 1 p.m.

Gates Open: 12 p.m.

Parking: Stadium lots open at 11 a.m. The parking fee is $10.

Details: The practice will feature entertainment that includes the Baltimore Marching Ravens Pep Band, cheerleaders, official mascot Poe and live mascots Rise and Conquer. The Ravens Team Store and concession stands will also be open.

 

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Navy sells out ticket allotment for Army game

Posted on 04 July 2014 by WNST Staff

Navy Sells Out Its Allotment For The 2014 Army-Navy Football Game

Tickets still remain for Ohio State, Notre Dame and five games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

The Naval Academy announced today that it has sold out its ticket allotment for the 2014 Army-Navy Game presented by USAA. The game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 13 at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium and will be televised nationally by CBS.

Navy fans still have seven other opportunities to watch Navy play including neutral site games against Ohio State (Saturday, August 30 in Baltimore) and Notre Dame (Saturday, Nov. 1 in Landover) and five games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium including the home opener on Sept. 20 against Rutgers and Homecoming on Oct. 25 against San Jose State.

Season and single-game tickets are still on sale by going to navysports.com (click on this link for the direct link: http://bit.ly/LNw2FX), by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY or at the ticket office in Ricketts Hall.

Navy kicks off the 2014 campaign on August 30th against national title contender Ohio State. The team reports for camp on Wednesday, July 30, the first practice is Thursday, July 31 and Media Day/Fan Fest is Saturday, August 2.

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Ravens announce two open Training Camp practices

Posted on 11 June 2014 by WNST Staff

2014 RAVENS TRAINING CAMP PRACTICES

The Baltimore Ravens’ 2014 training camp, will feature free individual stadium practices for the third-consecutive year at M&T Bank Stadium and Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. Additionally, by entering a lottery on the Ravens’ official website, fans in limited numbers will have an opportunity to win free tickets to training camp practices held at 1 Winning Drive in Owings Mills.

The M&T Bank Stadium practice will showcase the Ravens’ first-ever Fireworks Night on Monday, July 28, an event highlighted by post-practice autographs for children and a fireworks/laser show. The Ravens’ practice at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium will take place on Monday, Aug. 4 and feature a youth football clinic on the field prior to practice. There will also be an autograph session for children following practice.

Practices for both of these venues are free and open to the public and will have interactive fan events, including the player autograph signings for children, fun-filled activities designed specifically for younger fans, giveaways and cheerleader/mascot meet-and-greets. (Further details for both events are below.)

 

FAN LOTTERY FOR TRAINING CAMP PRACTICES

The Ravens can safely host up to 300 people on the fields of their Owings Mills training complex, and fans who are randomly chosen through the online drawing will be invited to view one of the team’s 12 open training camp sessions at the Under Armour Performance Center. The first full-team training camp practice is July 24, and the last is Aug. 14.

Beginning Thursday, June 12 at 10 a.m., fans may enter a lottery at http://www.baltimoreravens.com/trainingcamp to attend one training camp practice at the Under Armour Performance Center. All lottery submissions must be made by Tuesday, July 1 at 5 p.m., and the Ravens will contact fans who are chosen for these practices no later than Sunday, July 13. Details – including parking, practice day/time and procedures – will be communicated to winning recipients upon notification.  

 

STADIUM TRAINING CAMP FAMILY PRACTICES 

Event:                                   Fireworks Night at M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) – Free and Open to the Public

When:                                  Monday, July 28

Practice Start Time:        7 p.m.

Gates Open:                      5:30 p.m.

Parking:                               Stadium lots open at 4 p.m. and are available for cold tailgating. The parking fee is $10.                

Details:                                Highlighted by a post-practice player autograph session for children and afireworks/laser show, the Fireworks Night practice will also feature entertainment that includes Baltimore’s Marching Ravens, cheerleaders, official mascot Poe and live mascots Rise and Conquer. The Ravens Team Store and concession stands will also be open.

 

Event:                                   Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Practice (Annapolis, MD) – Free and Open to the Public

When:                                  Monday, Aug. 4

Practice Start Time:        7 p.m.

Gates Open:                      5:30 p.m.

Parking:                               Lots open at 4 p.m. and are available for cold tailgating.

  • ·     $10 for cars and $25 for buses
  • ·     Parking may be purchased via www.navysports.com
  • ·     If Navy lots become full, nearby off-site locations are available with stadium shuttles.

Details:                                Baltimore’s Marching Ravens, cheerleaders, official mascot Poe and live mascots Rise and Conquer will be in attendance. The Ravens Team Store will be on site, and concession stands will be open. Prior to practice, the Ravens will host a RISE youth football clinic on the field featuring area players and teams. (More information about clinic registration, which begins June 23, will be shared at a later date.)

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Duke to face Notre Dame for NCAA Championship Monday in Baltimore

Posted on 25 May 2014 by WNST Staff

Game 20
No. 3 Duke (16-3) vs. No. 5 Notre Dame (12-5)
NCAA Championship
May 26, 2014 | 1 p.m. | ESPN2
Baltimore, Md. | M&T Bank Stadium
 
Setting the Scene
• Duke advanced to its fifth NCAA title game with a 15-12 win over Denver
• The Blue Devils face off against Notre Dame in the championship match for the second time overall
• Notre Dame advanced on an 11-6 win over ACC foe Maryland, earning its second appearance in title match
The Series History
• Duke and Notre Dame meet for the second time this season and 16th time overall
• The Blue Devils hold a 9-6 lead in the series and a 3-1 edge in NCAA Tournament games
• Duke won the 2014 regular season game 15-7 in South Bend

Tale Of The Tape
Category Duke Notre Dame
Overall Record

16-3

12-5

Shots/Game

41.8

37.4

Goals/Game

15.05

12

Assists/Game

9.11

6.12

Points/Game

24.2

18.2

Shot %

0.36

0.321

GAA

9.68

9.46

GBs/Game

35.2

31.1

EMO

24-65 (.369)

35-66 (.530)

Man Down

53-80 (.662)

33-57 (.579)

Clears

319-356 (.896)

227-262 (.866)

Faceoff %

305-528 (.578)

238-426  (.559)

Duke by the Numbers
2-2 – The Blue Devils’ record in NCAA title games
298 – Career points for Jordan Wolf, two shy of becoming the second ACC player to reach 300
169 – Points this season by Duke’s first midfield line of Class, Jones and Walsh – the most by a unit in school history
97 – Points this season for Jordan Wolf, three shy of becoming the first Blue Devil to record 100 points in a season
18 – Points for Myles Jones in three NCAA Tournament games, five shy of Matt Danowski’s Duke record 23
4 – Goals for Kyle Keenan on four shots in semifinal win over Denver
468 – Career ground balls for Brendan Fowler, five shy of taking over the No. 4 spot in NCAA history
488 – Faceoffs taken by Brendan Fowler in 2014, second in NCAA single season history to his 526 taken last year
32 – Career hat tricks for Jordan Wolf, including 13 this season
18 – Goals per game average for the Blue Devils in the three tournament games this year
8.00 – Goals allowed by per game by Notre Dame in its three NCAA Tournament games
How Duke Got Here
Duke junior Kyle Keenan registered four goals and Jordan Wolf added five points to help the Blue Devils to a 15-12 win over Denver … Junior goaltender Kyle Turri came off the bench to make four saves in 13:46 of action to hold off the Pioneers down the stretch … Deemer Class added three goals and Chad Cohan had two … Christian Walsh dished out a game-high three assists.
How Notre Dame Got Here
Matt Kavanagh had five goals and seven points overall to lead Notre Dame to an 11-6 win over Maryland … Connor Doyle added four points … Matt Landis forced three turnovers in the Irish’s defensive effort and Connor Kelly made 14 saves against the Terps.
Last Time We Met
Jordan Wolf tallied four goals and three assists and  Deemer Class added five goals and two assists to lead the No. 3 Blue Devils to a 15-7 win over seventh-ranked Notre Dame in early April … Duke held Notre Dame scoreless for 21:57 en route to a 5-1 lead early in the second quarter … Duke led by as many as 10 and held Irish leading scorer Matt Kavanagh without a goal and to just two shots overall in the game … The Irish won the faceoff battle 15-10.
The Streak Continues
Duke has won seven straight NCAA Tournament games … The Blue Devils are trying to become the first repeat champion since Syracuse won in 2008 and 2009 and the sixth program to do so in NCAA history … The Blue Devils are the lone squad to reach eight consecutive championship weekends in the 21st century … Since 2000, Duke, Syracuse and Virginia have landed in the NCAA semifinal round nine times … Maryland and Johns Hopkins have seven appearances … Overall Syracuse holds the record with 22 straight from 1983-2004.
In common
Duke and Notre Dame share eight common opponents, including four non-conference foes … The Blue Devils went 7-2 against the eight foes, while the Irish were 8-3 in the 11 meetings with the eight squads.

Opponent Duke Notre Dame
Jacksonville W, 16-10 W, 19-7
North Carolina W, 9-8 (OT) W, 11-10
Denver W, 14-10 L, 7-10
Virginia W, 17-15 W, 18-9
Syracuse W, 21-7, L, 15-16 L, 10-11, W, 15-14
Marquette W, 20-9 W, 12-7
Maryland L, 6-10 L, 8-12, W, 6-5, W, 11-6
Harvard W, 17-11 W, 13-5
Danowski in Rematches
Head coach John Danowski is 21-8 in rematches from regular season games during his eight seasons at Duke … He is 15-7 in rematches when the Blue Devils win the regular season contest … This marks the first time Duke has faced Notre Dame in the postseason after winning the regular season game … In non-conference rematches, Duke is 7-2 with the two losses coming against Johns Hopkins.
NCAA Tournament Notes
• Duke is making its fifth appearance in the NCAA title game and second consecutive
• The Blue Devils are 31-15 all-time in the NCAA Tournament … The 31 wins are sixth among Division I teams … Duke is 2-2 in championship games
• Jordan Wolf leads all current Blue Devils with 48 career NCAA Tournament points (28g, 20a) … Josh Dionne andChristian Walsh have 25.
• Duke has won 25 of its past 31 NCAA playoff games and seven straight … Three of the losses have come against Johns Hopkins in 2005 and 2007 title games and 2008 semifinals
• Overall, the Blue Devils are 26-6 in NCAA action when scoring at least 10 goals and 1-9 when held to single digits
A Win Over Notre Dame Would
• Give Duke its second consecutive NCAA Championship and third overall
• Mark the first time a team has won consecutive championships since Syracuse did so in 2008 and 2009
• Be the program’s 32nd NCAA Tournament victory
• Make Duke 63-58-1 all-time in the month of May
• Give John Danowski his 347th career victory, 128th at Duke and 27th in the NCAA Tournament
• Be the program’s 508th victory
 
2014 Wolf Moving Up Single-Season Charts
With five points against Denver, Wolf moved into a tie with mentor Matt Danowski on the Duke single-season scoring chart with 97 points … Wolf is fourth in goals and seventh in assists … He is two points shy of becoming the first Duke player and 13th in NCAA history to reach 100 points in a single season.

Category DUKE ACC NCAA
Points (97) T-1st T-1st T-15th
Goals (62) 4th 4th T-13th
Assists (35) 7th NA NA
Wolf Climbing Career Lists
Wolf continues to move up the Duke, ACC and NCAA career lists … His 298 points (182 goals and 116 assists) rank second in Duke and ACC history and ninth in NCAA history … His 182 goals are third in Duke history, fourth in the ACC and 10th all-time in the NCAA records book … He is two points shy of becoming the second player in ACC history and ninth in NCAA history to reach 300 career points.

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Salisbury falls to Tufts in DIII national championship game

Posted on 25 May 2014 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE – The No. 2 Salisbury University men’s lacrosse team fell on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium in the NCAA Division III national championship game, 12-9, to No. 6 Tufts University, marking only the second time in seven trips that the Sea Gulls have dropped a championship game in Baltimore.

“We fought to the bitter end and had a couple opportunities in the fourth quarter to close the game down to a one-goal game, which we didn’t quite get,” Head Coach Jim Berkman said. “We had an outstanding season. The quality schedule that we played and the number of top-ranked opponents that we won against has been a testament to the great kids and great leadership that we’ve had this season.”

Tufts jumped out to an early 1-0 lead with a goal from Peter Gill, 55 seconds into the game, but the Sea Gulls answered with a 3-0 run to end the first quarter.

Senior midfielder Greg Korvin netted the Gulls’ first goal, curling around the left side of the crease and planting a high shot in the cage, before assisting junior midfielder Sean Fitzgerald 45 seconds later; Fitzgerald ripped a high shot driving left to give SU its first lead, 2-1.

Salisbury took the 3-1 lead into the second quarter, as sophomore midfielder Thomas Cirillo took a pass from senior midfielder Brandon Kendrick and found the cage from 12 yards out on the right wing.

Less than five minutes into the second quarter, senior attackman Luke Phipps dodged his defender and ran to the crease from the right side to score his first and increase the lead to three goals.

The Jumbos used a 2-0 run to cut the lead to 4-3, but senior attackman Rhett DePol scored on a fastbreak goal to regain a two-goal lead, 5-3. DePol took a pass from junior attackman Mike Kane and put away his first on the crease.

Another 2-0 Tufts run tied the game, 5-5, as the teams would take that score into halftime. At the break, Salisbury held a slight lead in shots, 23-21, and ground balls, 16-15, while Tufts won more faceoffs, 7-of-12.

The Jumbos came out of the half with two quick goals in the first five minutes to break the tie, 7-5, with both coming from Ben Andreycak.

Senior midfielder Donovan Lange ripped a low shot from 15 yards to cut the lead to one, but Tufts answered with five-straight goals, outscoring the Sea Gulls, 7-1, in the third quarter.

Trailing 12-6 at the start of the fourth, Salisbury began its comeback attempt, as Lange netted his second just over one minute into the quarter, hitting from the right wing.

Kane scored on the crease on a pass from Phipps just over two minutes later, bringing the Gulls within four goals with 11:36 to play.

Salisbury was unable to complete the comeback, with its final goal coming from Fitzgerald at the 6:52 mark of the fourth.

Senior goalkeeper Alex Taylor played all 60 minutes in the cage, making nine saves in the game.

Playing in its final game, Salisbury’s senior class amassed an 82-9 overall record, while advancing to four NCAA tournaments and three national championship games, winning two.

“I am very proud of our seniors…those guys all refocused our group last year and just had a great run,” Berkman said. “I can honestly say this was one of my most enjoyable years coaching ever.”

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