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Navy KR Thomas named Independent Player of the Week

Posted on 04 November 2013 by WNST Staff

FOOTBALL BOWL SUBDIVISION INDEPENDENT PLAYERS OF THE WEEK NAMED

Notre Dame running back Tarean Folston, Notre Dame defensive lineman Kona Schwenke and Navy kick returner Marcus Thomas have been named FBS Independent Players of the Week, for games played through Saturday, Nov. 2.  Folston is cited on Offense, Schwenke is honored on Defense, and Thomas is recognized on Special Teams.  All three players are first-time honorees.

 

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Notre Dame RB Tarean Folston

A freshman from Cocoa, Fla., Folston ran for a career-best 140 yards and the game-winning touchdown—the first score of his career—in Notre Dame’s 38-34 home win over Navy.  Folston became the first Irish freshman running back to eclipse 100 yards since Robert Hughes against Stanford in 2007; he rushed for the most yards by an Irish freshman running back since Julius Jones ran for 146 yards v. Navy in 1999.  Folston ended the day just eight yards shy of the Notre Dame freshman rushing record held by Jerome Heavens, who ran for 148 yards against Georgia Tech in 1975.

 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Notre Dame DL Kona Schwenke

A senior from Hauula, Hawaii, Schwenke filled in for an injured Louis Nix III and collected a career-best 11 tackles, including 10 in the first half, in Notre Dame’s 38-34 victory over Navy.  Schwenke, who ended up having to leave the game with a second half-injury, had recorded a total of 15 tackles over his first 27 career games before emerging against the Midshipmen and their productive option attack.

 

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Navy KR Marcus Thomas

A senior from Baton Rouge, La., Thomas returned five kickoffs for 137 yards (27.4 yard average) in a 38-34 loss at Notre Dame.  Thomas’ last return was a 49-yard run-back to midfield which positioned the Midshipmen for their final drive with 3:47 to play.  Thomas ended the day with 162 all-purpose yards, as he also caught two passes for 25 yards.

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The 15-7-0 is jealous of fans of good NFL teams. Like the Panthers. And the Jets.

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The 15-7-0 is jealous of fans of good NFL teams. Like the Panthers. And the Jets.

Posted on 04 November 2013 by Glenn Clark

15 positive observations from the weekend of football, seven not so positive observations and we acknowledge a “zero” from outside the world of football. A reminder, there’s never any Ravens game analysis here. We do plenty of that elsewhere. It’s a trip through the weekend of football via videos, GIFs, memes, pictures, links, Tweets and shtick.

Jake Peavy and I had similar weekends. He took a ride through Boston on a duck boat and then drove the thing to Foxborough the next day. I took a bath on the Breeders’ Cup Classic Saturday after getting a terrible tip on Moreno. Wait. Did I say we had similar weekends? What I meant was that “F*ck Jave Peavy.”

15 Positive Observations…

1. The New York Jets are one of the best run offenses in football. Their backs are Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell. I give up trying to understand this damn game.

Geno Smith did his best Davone Bess impression in this one…

It wasn’t all bad for the Saints…

2. Florida State got a real test* from Miami Saturday night. (*Oh. By “test” I meant they absolutely clobbered them like they have everyone this season. I’ve got to start doing a better job of differentiating these types of things.)

Jameis Winston is good at football, even more gooder at handshakes.

College Gameday was in Tallahassee, where we learned spelling isn’t really a thing at FSU.

Elsewhere in the ACC, Clemson somehow did this.

3. Geez Ohio State. We get it already. We were wrong. Let’s just move on. What’s that? You need to hear us say we’re sorry? Well I don’t think that’s appropriate. Hey…don’t leave. We can work this out. We’re all adults here. Okay! We’re sorry! We’re sorry! Now can we please settle down? We have to go to my parents’ house later.

Elsewhere in the Big Ten, Nebraska had kind of a neat finish against Northwestern…

And then there was the Iowa quarterback…doing…I have no freaking idea.

Michigan State got a big win over Michigan, so here’s Sparty doing some sort of chop. It was that kind of college football weekend.

Plus Travis Jackson celebrates and America rejoices.

And finally elsewhere, the Penn State punter flops EXACTLY the way you’d expect a man named Butterworth would.

4. Everyone wants to know what the best plays are in Andy Reid’s playbook. It’s actually not that complicated. It’s called “give the ball to the defense”.

Because when that happens…

Also, this girl Deadspin found had a better Halloween than you.

5. Nick Foles threw seven TD passes Sunday. I wasn’t able to catch his postgame press conference, but I’ll just assume he said the number seven was special because he wanted to honor Emilio Estefan Jr.-who was won seven Latin Grammy Awards in his career.

Riley Cooper had a big day in the win. This did not go over well with everyone.

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Navy visits Notre Dame for 87th meeting in series history Saturday

Posted on 01 November 2013 by WNST Staff

2013 Navy Football Game Specifics
Game 8 Navy (4-3) at Notre Dame (6-2)
Date and Kickoff Nov. 2, 2013 at 3:30 pm ET
Location South Bend, Ind. | Notre Dame Stadium (80,795)
Television NBC
TV Talent Dan Hicks (play-by-play), Mike Mayock (analyst) and Alex Flanagan (sideline)

Setting the Stage
• Navy and Notre Dame will meet for the 87th time when the two square off on Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium (80,795) in South Bend, Ind. at 3:30 pm.
• Saturday’s game will be televised by NBC with Dan Hicks (play-by-play), Mike Mayock (color) and Alex Flanagan (sideline) on the call.

Sloan’s 30-yard Field Goal Leads Navy To Upset Win Over Pitt
•    (AP) – One week after missing an extra point in the second overtime that cost his team, Navy kicker Nick Sloan redeemed himself against Pittsburgh.
• Sloan booted a 30-yard field-goal as time expired that gave the Midshipmen a 24-21 victory over the Panthers.
• Navy (4-3) snapped a two-game losing streak and needs just two wins to become eligible for a bowl game.
• Navy finally got into a rhythm in the second half and put together their most impressive drive of the game to take a 14-13 lead with 14:28 left in the game.
• Reserve fullback Quinton Singleton’s 9-yard scoring run capped the 16-play, 91-yard scoring drive that took 8:15 off the clock. The teams traded touchdowns in the fourth quarter before Sloan kicked the game-winner.
• Tom Savage completed 20 of 27 pass attempts for 203 yards and two touchdowns for Pitt (4-3).
• Pittsburgh’s Devin Street caught nine passes for 96 yards with a touchdown and became the school’s all-time leading receiver.
• Trailing 14-13 midway through the fourth quarter, Savage threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to freshman Tyler Boyd to give the Panthers a 20-14 lead. Street then caught a short pass for the 2-point conversion.
• Navy responded on the ensuing possession and tied the game on a 10-play, 71-yard drive capped by a 2-yard run by quarterback Keenan Reynolds with 3:53 left in the game.
• The Midshipmen then forced a 3-and-out on the Panthers’ next possession and got the ball at Pitt’s 49. Navy ran 11 plays to set up Sloan’s game-winning kick.
• Navy entered the game ranked sixth in the nation with 304.2 rushing yards per game, and managed 220 against the Panthers.

Scouting Notre Dame
• Notre Dame owns a 6-2 record and is coming off a 45-10 destruction of Air Force.  The Irish have won three straight games since a 35-21 loss to Oklahoma.  Notre Dame’s only other loss was a 41-30 defeat at the hands of Michigan.  Meanwhile the Irish have victories over Temple (28-6), Purdue (31-24), Michigan State (17-13), Arizona State (37-34) and USC (14-10).
•    Navy won three out of four from Nore Dame from 2007-10, but has dropped the last two games by a combined score of 116-24.
•    The Irish are led on offense by senior quarterback Tommy Rees, who has completed 136 of his 246 pass attempts (.553) for 1,944 yards with 20 touchdowns and just six interceptions.  His favorite targets are senior wide receiver TJ Jones (44 catches for 631 yards and six touchdowns), junior wide receiver DaVaris Daniels (30 catches for 463 yards and four touchdowns) and junior tight end Troy Niklas (20 catches for 328 yards and five touchdowns).  Freshman wide receiver Corey Robinson (five catches for 101 yards and a touchdown) is the son of Navy basketball and NBA great David Robinson.
•    Junior running back Cam McDaniel leads the Notre Dame rushing attack with 417 yards and two touchdowns on 91 carries, while junior running back George Atkinson III has rushed for 381 yards and two touchdowns on 70 carries.
•    Defensively, senior Carlo Calabrese leads the Irish with 55 tackles, five tackles for a loss and a fumble recovery, while senior linebacker Dan Fox has recorded 49 tackles, three tackles for a loss, an interception and a fumble recovery.
• The Irish have lost just two fumbles all year, which ranks fourth nationally.  They are ranked 11th nationally in passing yards per completion (14.49), 12th in turnovers lost (8), 13th in sacks allowed (0.88 per game),  20th in kickoff returns (24.76) and 20th in fourth down defense (.308).
•    Individually, Rees ranks seventh in passing TD’s (20) and 12th in passing yards per completion (14.29), while Atkinson III ranks 20th in kickoff returns (27.3).

Navy Quick Hitters
• Since 2003, Navy has won 21 games against schools from a BCS conference. The 21 wins against BCS schools during that time period, which have come against 10 different schools, are the most in the country by a non-BCS school during that time frame.
• Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo is just the third coach in school history to start his coaching career at Navy with a 5-0 record against Army.  Paul Johnson turned in a 6-0 mark against West Point (2002-07), while 2013 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Wayne Hardin won his first five games (1959-63) before losing on his sixth try.
• Navy has been dominant against the other two Service Academies, winning 20 of the last 22 contests (.909) dating back to the 2002 Army-Navy game. Over that time period, the Mids are 11-0 against Army and 9-2 against Air Force.
• The Mids own an 87-48 (.644) record over the last 11 years after posting a 3-30 (.091) mark from 2000-02. The 87 wins are the 23rd most in the country over that time period.
• Niumatalolo has led the Midshipmen to a 44-29 (.603) record in his six seasons as the head coach and is fourth all-time at Navy in career wins.  Additionally, he holds Navy coaching records for most wins in the first two (18), three (27), four (32) and five seasons (40) of a career.
• Niumatalolo joins Eddie Erdelatz (1956-57) and Hall of Fame coach Wayne Hardin (1960-61) as the only coaches in school history to beat Notre Dame in back-to-back years. Hardin is the only Navy coach to beat Notre Dame three times.
• Niumatalolo led Navy to a 23-21 win over No. 19 Notre Dame in South Bend on Nov. 7, 2009.  It marked the first time since 1936 that an unranked Navy team defeated a ranked Notre Dame squad.
• Sophomore Keenan Reynolds owns a 10-5 (.667) career record as the starting quarterback with wins over Central Michigan, Indiana (2x), East Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Texas State, Army, Delaware, Air Force and Pitt and losses to Troy, Arizona State, Western Kentucky (left with an injury in the second quarter and up 7-3), Duke and Toledo.
• Reynolds has led Navy to four fourth-quarter comeback wins over his career  (Air Force in 2012, Indiana in 2012, Army in 2012 and Pitt in 2013).
• Reynolds is the first Navy quarterback to win his first four career starts since senior Bob Powers, who won his first six starts in 1979. Reynolds was also the first freshman in series history (113 games) to win Army-Navy MVP honors last fall.

Career Starts
• Junior guard Jake Zuzek is Navy’s most experienced player on offense with 20 career starts, while junior centerTanner Fleming has started 18 times.  Senior wide receiver Matt Aiken has started 17 games, while sophomore quarterback Keenan Reynolds has started 15 career games.  Junior fullback Noah Copeland has made 14 starts, while senior wide receiver Shawn Lynch has started 13 times.
• Defensively, junior safety Parrish Gaines leads the way with 25 career starts (24 at corner, one at safety), while junior safety Chris Ferguson has made 21 starts.  Junior outside linebacker Jordan Drake and seven defensive end Evan Palelei have made 20 career starts, while senior linebacker Cody Peterson has started 15 times and senior safety Wave Ryder has made 12 starts.  sophomore corner Kwazel Bertrand has started in 11 games, while senior nose guard Barry Dabney has started 10 games.

Starting Streaks
• On offense, junior guard Jake Zuzek has started 20 consecutive games, while junior center Tanner Fleming has started 17 straight contests and sophomore quarterback Keenan Reynolds has made 15 consecutive starts.
• On defense, junior safety Parrish Gaines has made a start in 25 straight games (24 at corner, 1 at safety), while junior outside linebacker Jordan Drake and senior defensive end Evan Palelei have made 20 straight starts. Senior linebackerCody Peterson has started 15 consecutive games.

Close Calls
• Dating back to the 2011 Army-Navy game, Navy has won seven of its last eight games decided by eight points or less.  The Mids are 2-1 this season in close encounters after beating Indiana, 41-35, in the season opener, losing to Toledo, 45-44 in double overtime, and beating Pitt, 24-21.
• The Mids are 20-14 (.588) under head coach Ken Niumatalolo in games decided by eight points or less.

Fast Starts
• Navy has outscored the opposition 38-9 in the first quarter this season.
• The Mids have scored a touchdown on the first drive in four of its seven games (Indiana, Delaware, Western Kentucky, Toledo).
• The defense has not given up a first-quarter touchdown all year, surrendering just three field goals.

The Red Zone    
• Navy has scored on 28 of its 32 possessions (.875) in the red zone this year, scoring 23 touchdowns (.719), kicking five field goals, missing two field goals and taking a knee to end the game in Navy’s 51-7 victory over Delaware.
• The opposition has scored on 19 of its 23 red zone opportunities (.826), scoring 18 touchdowns (.783), kicking a field goal, throwing an interception, stopped on downs once, took a knee once (Duke) and missed a field goal.

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 29 October 2013 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: Mixed Martial Arts-Bellator MMA (Saturday 7pm from Long Beach, CA live on SpikeTV); Soccer: New Zealand @ Team USA women (Wednesday 7:30pm from Columbus live on USSoccer.com); Golf: World Golf Championships HSBC Champions (Wednesday-Saturday 11pm from Shanghai live on Golf Channel), Champions Tour Charles Schwab Cup Championship (Thursday-Sunday 4:30pm from San Francisco live on Golf Channel); Exhibition Women’s College Basketball: Catholic University @ Maryland (Tuesday 7pm Comcast Center), Holy Family @ Maryland (Saturday 2pm Comcast Center); Boxing: Gennady Golovkin vs. Curtis Stevens (Saturday 10pm from New York live on HBO)

10. Drake (Thursday 7pm Verizon Center); Matt Nathanson (Friday 9pm Rams Head Live); Brett Dennen (Friday 8pm Baltimore Soundstage); Third Eye Blind (Friday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring); Cypress Hill (Thursday 8pm Howard Theatre); Fitz and the Tantrums/Capital Cities (Wednesday & Thursday 6:30pm 9:30 Club), The Head and The Heart (Monday 7pm 9:30 Club); India.Arie (Wednesday 8pm Warner Theatre); Marc Broussard (Thursday 7:30pm Birchmere); Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors (Wednesday 7:30pm The Hamilton), Blue Oyster Cult (Thursday 7:30pm The Hamilton); Common (Friday 8pm Meyerhoff Symphony Hall); Bootsy Collins (Thursday 8pm Strathmore), Travis Tritt (Friday 8pm Strathmore); Barenaked Ladies (Monday 7pm Lincoln Theatre); Passion Pit/Joy Formidable (Thursday 8pm Echostage); Arcade Fire “Reflektor”, Linkin Park “Recharged” and Bad Religion “Christmas Songs” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

I enjoy Brett Dennen and his music. And popsicles.

By law, you’re not allowed to tell anyone how much I like Third Eye Blind without my approval.

Fitz and the Tantrums is more fun than hanging out with your best girl. Unless you’re hanging out and listening to Fitz and the Tantrums.

The Head and The Heart are pleasant. Except when they fight. Jerks.

9. Mark Curry (Friday & Saturday Baltimore Comedy Factory); Tony Rock (Thursday-Sunday DC Improv); Ender’s Game” and “Last Vegas” out in theaters (Friday); Monsters University” and “R.I.P.D.” available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday); Punkin Chunkin (Friday-Sunday Wheatley Farm); Greek Food & Cultural Festival (Friday-Sunday Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation); The Gathering: Food Truck Rally (Friday 5pm McHenry Row); Maryland Brewers’ Harvest (Saturday 12pm & 5:30pm Meyerhoff Symphony Hall)

I don’t really see what people enjoy about Punkin Chunkin, really.

Oh. Okay now I do. As far as Monsters University is concerned…

Excellent.

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 24 September 2013 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: Mixed Martial Arts-Bellator MMA (Friday 9pm from Portland, OR live on SpikeTV); Boxing: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Bryan Vera/Adonis Stevenson vs. Tavoris Cloud (Saturday 10:15pm from Carson, CA/Montreal live on HBO); Golf: Champions Tour First Tee Open at Pebble Beach (Friday & Saturday 6:30pm Sunday 7pm from Monterey Peninsula, CA live on Golf Channel); College Basketball: All teams allowed to begin practice (Friday)

10. Ke$ha (Friday 8pm Pier Six Pavilion); Sunday In The Country feat. Gary Allan, Brantley Gilbert, Florida Georgia Line, The Henningsens (Sunday 1pm Merriweather Post Pavilion); Lionel Richie (Wednesday 8pm Patriot Center), Atoms For Peace (Monday 8pm Patriot Center); Rascal Flatts (Saturday 5pm Jiffy Lube Live); Reel Big Fish (Friday 8pm Power Plant Live); Carbon Leaf (Thursday 7:30pm Rams Head Live), Kix (Saturday 9pm Rams Head Live); Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe (Thursday 8pm 8×10 Club); The Unlikely Candidates (Wednesday 7pm Baltimore Soundstage); Wild Feathers (Sunday 12pm Rams Head on Stage); Jimmy Cliff (Friday 8pm Howard Theatre); Walk The Moon (Thursday 7pm Friday 8pm 9:30 Club), ZZ Ward/The Wild Feathers (Saturday 5:30pm 9:30 Club), Bastille (Saturday 10pm 9:30 Club); Joe Satriani (Wednesday 8pm Warner Theatre), Earth, Wind & Fire (Sunday 8pm Warner Theatre); Rock The Bells feat. Kendrick Lamar/Wale/Wu-Tang Clan/Kid Cudi/J. Cole/Bone Thugs N Harmony (Saturday & Sunday RFK Stadium); Jack Johnson (Wednesday 7:30pm D.A.R. Constitution Hall); KT Tunstall (Saturday 7pm Lincoln Theatre); Biffy Clyro/Morning Parade (Sunday 8pm U Street Music Hall); Kings of Leon “Mechanical Bull” and Drake “Nothing Was The Same” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

I wish Carbon Leaf played here once a week…

If for some reason you’re not legally allowed to come to the Bryant McKinnie Show Wednesday night, go see Unlikely Candidates…

Would you guys be so upset if I skipped the Creative Deck Designs pregame show to catch The Wild Feathers in Annapolis Sunday instead?

Kind of a big record for KOL. They don’t want to be the band that was SUPPOSED to be the biggest thing ever.

9. Kevin Nealon (Friday & Saturday Baltimore Comedy Factory); Gary Valentine (Thursday-Saturday DC Improv); “Don Jon” out in theaters (Friday); “Iron Man 3″ available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday); Season TV Premieres: “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (Tuesday 8pm ABC), “Modern Family” (Wednesday 9pm ABC), “South Park” (Wednesday 10pm Comedy Central), “Parks and Recreation” (Thursday 8pm NBC), “Saturday Night Live” (Saturday 11:30pm NBC), “The Simpsons” (Sunday 8pm FOX), “Bob’s Burgers” (Sunday 8:30pm FOX), “Family Guy” (Sunday 9pm FOX), “American Dad” (Sunday 9:30pm FOX); St. Demetrios Greek Festival (Thursday-Sunday Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church); “The Gathering: Food Truck Rally” (Thursday 5pm Maryland Historical Society, Friday 5pm McHenry Row); Baltimore Book Festival (Friday-Sunday Mt. Vernon Place); Maryland Renaissance Festival (Saturday & Sunday RennFest Fairgrounds)

Don’t be surprised to see me poke over to the Greek Festival this weekend for a lot of THIS.

It’s good that Parks & Recreation is coming back. I need more time to prepare my Bert Macklin costume for Halloween.

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 17 September 2013 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: Soccer: MLS-DC United @ New England Revolution (Saturday 7:30pm from Foxborough, MA live on MLS Direct Kick); College Soccer: Navy @ UMBC (Tuesday 7pm Retriever Soccer Park), UMBC @ Loyola (Saturday 7pm Ridley Athletic Complex); WNBA Playoffs: Washington Mystics vs. Atlanta Dream (Game 1 Thursday TBD from Atlanta live on ESPN2 Game 2 Saturday 7pm from Atlanta live on Monumental Network/NBA TV Game 3 if necessary Monday TBD from Atlanta live on TBD)

10. Willie Nelson & Family (Sunday 7pm Pier Six Pavilion); Imagine Dragons/The Neighbourhood (Friday 6pm Merriweather Post Pavilion), Virgin Mobile FreeFest feat. Robin Thicke/Vampire Weekend/MGMT/City & Colour/Avett Brothers (Saturday 12pm Merriweather Post Pavilion); Michael Buble (Sunday 8pm Verizon Center); Steely Dan (Friday 7:30pm Jiffy Lube Live); Robert Randolph & The Family Band (Wednesday 8pm Rams Head Live), J. Roddy Walston & The Business (Friday 9pm Rams Head Live), Scotty McCreery (Saturday 8pm Rams Head Live), Local Natives (Monday 8pm Rams Head Live); Pepper (Wednesday 8pm Baltimore Soundstage), Mickey Hart Band (Friday 8pm Baltimore Soundstage); Hed PE (Sunday 6pm Baltimore Soundstage); Dan Deacon (Saturday 9pm Ottobar); Mint Condition (Thursday 7:30pm Rams Head Center Stage); Yellowcard (Wednesday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring), Michael Franti & Spearhead (Friday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring), Jamey Johnson (Sunday 7pm Fillmore Silver Spring); Alt-J (Wednesday & Thursday 7pm 9:30 Club), Stereophonics (Sunday 7pm 9:30 Club); Pet Shop Boys (Thursday 8pm Strathmore); Montgomery Gentry (Saturday postgame Nationals Park); MGMT “MGMT”, Elvis Costello & The Roots “Wise Up Ghost” and Jack Johnson “From Here To Now To You” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

You may recognize Imagine Dragons as the band that performs EVERY SONG YOU’VE HEARD IN 2013.

I’ve lost so many hairs on my arms to Robert Randolph shows over the years. I could share any number of his songs, but I just learned that he once did “Up On Cripple Creek” with Joe Walsh so that will be the play.

J. Roddy Walston and The Business are the Biz. Ness.

Wait. Elvis Costello and THE ROOTS? Elvis Costello and The Roots.

9. Maryland Wine Festival (Saturday & Sunday Carroll County Farm Museum); Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention (Thursday-Saturday Hunt Valley Wyndham); The Gathering: Food Truck Rally (Friday 5pm Penn Station); Maryland Renaissance Festival (Saturday & Sunday RennFest Fairgrounds); Prisoners” out in theaters (Friday); Erik Griffin (Thursday-Saturday Baltimore Comedy Factory); Dave Attell (Friday-Sunday DC Improv); World War Z” available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday); Grand Theft Auto V” available for XBox360/PlayStation3 (Tuesday)

Is Erik Griffin not coming to you? Are you a Workaholics fan? If not, you should be.

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Former Notre Dame G Rodgers joins Towson staff

Posted on 05 September 2013 by WNST Staff

TOWSON, Md. – Former Notre Dame goalkeeper Scott Rodgers has joined the Towson Lacrosse staff as a volunteer assistant, Head Coach Shawn Nadelen announced.

“I am excited to have Scott join our Towson staff,” said Nadelen. “Scott is an exceptional goalie who possesses the ability and passion to teach the techniques needed to excel in the cage.  He has a great rapport with those he has worked with and Scott’s personality, work ethic and attitude will allow him to fit in well with our culture of Towson Lacrosse.”

A member of the Tewaaraton Trophy watch list and a Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award finalist, Rodgers was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2010 NCAA Championship. A two-time All-America honoree, he was the 2009 Great Western Lacrosse Player of the Year.

He led the nation in goals-against average (6.14) and save percentage (.663) in 2009 and in save percentage (.605) in 2010 in addition to ranking third in goals-against average (7.56) in 2010. Rodgers finished his stellar career with a 6.77 goals-against average and a .642 save percentage, making 371 saves and allowing 207 goals.

Rodgers was selected by the Toronto Nationals in the second round (seventh overall pick) of the 2010 MLL Draft and then was taken by the Minnesota Swarm in the second round (15th overall pick) of the 2010 NLL Draft.

Rodgers holds goalkeeping camps and clinics all around the United States. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s in sociology.

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Maryland women release 2013-2014 schedule

Posted on 28 August 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Maryland women’s basketball team released its full 2013-14 schedule Wednesday. It features 16 Atlantic Coast Conference games, including home games vs. Notre Dame, Florida State, Syracuse and Georgia Tech.

The Terrapins will open their ACC slate at North Carolina on Jan. 5 in a game shown on ESPNU. Then, Maryland will return home for a three-game home stand with matchups vs. Wake Forest, Syracuse and Georgia Tech Jan. 9 through Jan. 19. Maryland will play at Virginia Jan. 23 in an RSN-televised game.

ACC newcomer Notre Dame will come to Comcast Center for the first time since 2007 on Jan. 27 in an ESPN2 Big Monday game. To close the month of January, the Terrapins will play at NC State on Jan. 30 in a game shown on ESPN3.

Maryland’s first game in February will be at Syracuse on Feb. 2, then the Terps will host Pittsburgh and Clemson on Feb. 6 and Feb. 9, respectively. Next, the Terrapins will make a roadtrip to Miami on Feb. 13. Maryland will play at Duke in its second Big Monday matchup of the season on Feb. 17.

The Terps will host 2012 NCAA Tournament team Florida State on Feb. 20. They will take on Georgia Tech in Atlanta in an ESPN2 game on Feb. 23, then travel to Boston College on Feb. 27. Maryland will host Virginia Tech in its final regular season game on March 2.

The Terrapins will play in the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. March 5-9, with the NCAA Tournament beginning March 22. Sites for the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament have not been determined, with the Final Four April 6-8 in Nashville, Tenn.

For the Terrapins’ full schedule, log on to www.umterps.com.

In the earliest preseason polls, the Terrapins are ranked No. 5 nationally. They went 26-8 in the 2012-13 season and advanced to the program’s fifth Sweet Sixteen in head coach Brenda Frese’s 11 years. This year, the Terps return four of five starters, two-time ACC Player of the Year Alyssa Thomas, and bring on four talented newcomers inLexie Brown, A’Lexus Harrison, Brionna Jones and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough.

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Maryland announces 2013-2014 basketball schedule

Posted on 22 August 2013 by WNST Staff

Maryland opens regular season against Connecticut; Schedule features home games against Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame and Virginia 

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland men’s basketball team announced Thursday its 2013-14 schedule, which features the regular season-opener against Connecticut at the Barclays Center, a matchup with Ohio State in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and a nationally-televised Big Monday home contest with 2013 Final Four participant Syracuse.

The Terrapins will play an 18-game conference slate, highlighted by home-and-home series with ACC newcomer Pittsburgh, Virginia, Florida State and Virginia Tech.

In addition to hosting Syracuse, the Terps have conference home games against Miami, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and Notre Dame. Maryland will also travel to Clemson, Duke, North Carolina, Boston College and North Carolina State in its final season in the ACC.

Maryland will play eight teams that participated in last season’s NCAA Tournament. The Terps are currently slated to be featured on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU on 14 occasions, the ACC Network six times with their final regular season game against Virginia on March 9 to be televised nationally on CBS.

“Our schedule features many of the top basketball programs in the country and we are excited to compete against these outstanding teams,” Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon said. “We have a number of challenging early season matchups, which will prepare us for a very competitive conference schedule.”

The Terps will open the season with an exhibition matchup against Catholic on Nov. 3 before traveling to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., for the second consecutive season to play Connecticut on Friday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN2. The Terps face the Huskies for the first since the 2002 NCAA Tournament, when Maryland defeated Connecticut, 90-82, in the Elite Eight en route to the 2002 national championship.

After a pair of home games against Abilene Christian on Nov. 13 and Oregon State on Nov. 17, the Terps travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands for the Paradise Jam. Maryland will open the tournament against Marist on Nov. 22 and play two additional games in St. Thomas.

Maryland will host Morgan State on Nov 29 as part of the Paradise Jam tournament and will follow with a road game at Ohio State on Dec. 4 in the aforementioned Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Terrapins will then play George Washington in the BB&T Classic at Verizon Center before opening their ACC slate on the road against Boston College on Dec. 12.

The Terps conclude the month of December with a four-game homestand vs. Florida Atlantic (12/14), Boston University (12/21), Tulsa (12/29) and N.C. Central (12/31).  Tulsa’s head coach, Danny Manning, is a former University of Kansas teammate of Mark Turgeon.  The Maryland-Tulsa game is scheduled to be televised on ESPNU.

Maryland opens the New Year hosting Georgia Tech on Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. on the ACC Network and travels to play at Pittsburgh onJan. 6 at 7 p.m. on ESPN 2. Maryland is at Florida State on Jan.12 at 8 p.m. on ESPNU and hosts conference newcomer Notre Dame on Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.  Maryland has its lone meeting against N.C. State at Raleigh on Jan. 20 at 9 p.m. on ESPNU.

The Terps host consecutive home games at Comcast Center against Pittsburgh on Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. on ESPN2 and meet Miami on Jan. 29 at noon on the ACC Network.

During the month of February, Maryland’s schedule features four road contests at Virginia Tech, at North Carolina, at Virginia and at Duke and has a pair of national-televised games on Big Monday on ESPN (at Virginia and vs. Syracuse). The Terps head to Virginia Tech on Feb. 1 at noon and follow with their only meeting at North Carolina on Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. Both contests will be televised on the ACC Network.  Maryland hosts Florida State on Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. on ESPN2 and then features consecutive road games at Virginia on Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. on ESPN and its lone matchup at Duke on Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. on ESPN or ESPN 2.  Maryland, who won two of its three games against Duke last season, was the lone team in the country to beat the Blue Devils twice.

The Terps will host Wake Forest on Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. on RSN and will have their second appearance on Big Monday (first at home) against Syracuse, a 2013 NCAA Final Four participant, on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Maryland meets Syracuse for the first time since 2007 and leads the all-time series 5-2.

Maryland will tip off the month of March at Clemson on March 2 at 1 p.m. on the ACC Network and will conclude its regular season with a pair of home games against Virginia Tech on March 4 at 8 p.m. on the ACC Network and versus Virginia on March 9 at noon with a nationally-televised game on CBS.

Regional broadcast times for non-conference games will be announced at a later date.

Men’s basketball season tickets are currently on sale. Season tickets cost $589 in Terrapin Club seating areas and $445 in the upper level corners.  A five-month payment plan is available as a great option for fans to spread out their overall cost.

To order season tickets, contact the ticket office at 800-462-TERP or online at  http://ev9.evenue.net/cgibin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=MB&linkID=umd&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode=&format=grpMenu

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2013-14 MARYLAND MEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

Day     Date                Opponent                                                                                  Time                   Television

Sun.    Nov. 3             CATHOLIC (Exhibition)                                                           TBD                    TerpsTV

Fri.       Nov. 8              vs. Connecticut (Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.)                      6:30                     ESPN2

Wed.   Nov. 13           ABILENE CHRISTIAN                                                               TBD                    TBD

Sun.    Nov. 17           OREGON STATE                                                                       TBD                    ESPNU

Fri.      Nov. 22           Marist (Paradise Jam – St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands)            TBD                     TBD

Sat or Sun.Nov.23 or 24    TBD (Paradise Jam – St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands)            TBD                     TBD

Mon.    Nov. 25            TBD (Paradise Jam – St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands)              TBD                     TBD

Fri.       Nov. 29            MORGAN STATE                                                                       TBD                     TBD

Wed.    Dec. 4              at Ohio State (Big Ten/ACC Challenge)                                      7:00                     ESPN2               

Sun.     Dec. 8              vs. George Washington (Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.)     TBD                     TBD

Thurs.  Dec. 12            at Boston College*                                                                       7:00                     ESPNU

Sat.     Dec. 14           FLORIDA ATLANTIC                                                                TBD                    TBD

Sat.     Dec. 21           BOSTON UNIVERSITY                                                              TBD                    TBD

Sun.    Dec. 29           TULSA                                                                                        TBD                    ESPNU

Tues.  Dec. 31           N.C. CENTRAL                                                                          TBD                    TBD

Sat.     Jan. 4              GEORGIA TECH*                                                                       2:00                     ACCN

Mon.    Jan. 6              at Pittsburgh*                                                                               7:00                     ESPN2

Sun.     Jan. 12            at Florida State*                                                                          8:00                     ACCN

Wed.    Jan. 15            NOTRE DAME*                                                                          7:00                     ESPN2

Mon.    Jan. 20            at N.C. State*                                                                              9:00                     ESPNU

Sat.     Jan. 25            PITTSBURGH*                                                                           6:00                     ESPN 2

Wed.   Jan. 29            MIAMI*                                                                                        9:00                     ACCN

Sat.      Feb. 1              at Virginia Tech*                                                                          Noon                   ACCN

Tues.   Feb. 4              at North Carolina*                                                                       8:00                     ACCN

Sat.     Feb. 8             FLORIDA STATE*                                                                     3:00                     ESPN2                               

Mon.    Feb. 10            at Virginia*                                                                                   7:00                     ESPN

Sat.      Feb. 15            at Duke*                                                                                      6:00                     ESPN/2              

Tues.  Feb. 18           WAKE FOREST*                                                                        7:00                     RSN

Mon.   Feb. 24           SYRACUSE*                                                                               7:00                     ESPN

Sun.     March 2           at Clemson                                                                                  1:00                     ACCN

Tues.  March 4          VIRGINA TECH*                                                                         8:00                     ACCN

Sun.    March 9          VIRGINA*                                                                                    Noon                  CBS

March 12-16                at ACC Tournament (Greensboro, N.C.)

March 18 & 19             at NCAA First Round (Dayton, Ohio)

March 20 &22              at NCAA Second & Third Rounds (Buffalo, N.Y., Milwaukee, Orlando, Spokane, Wash.)

March 21 & 23             at NCAA Second & Third Rounds (Raleigh, San Antonio, San Diego, St. Louis)

March 27 & 29             at NCAA Regionals (Memphis, Anaheim)

March 28 & 30             at NCAA Regionals (New York, Indianapolis)

Apr. 5 & 7                    at NCAA Final Four (Arlington, Texas)

 

* – Atlantic Coast Conference game

All times and dates subject to change (times for non-conference home games subject to change with regional TV selections);

All times Eastern and P.M.; Home games played at Comcast Center (17,950) listed in BOLD CAPS

 

Radio – All games on the Maryland Sports Radio Network (Flagships: ESPN 1300, WJZ-FM 105.7, ESPN 980) and umterps.com

TV Key – CBS, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU – national broadcasts; ACC Network (ACCN), Regional Sports Network (RSN), – regional broadcasts. TerpsTV available via live stream on www.umterps.com


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Maryland’s final ACC basketball opponents revealed

Posted on 23 April 2013 by WNST Staff

Most ACC teams released their home and away opponents for the 2013-2014 basketball season Tuesday, allowing the University of Maryland’s opponents to be determined fairly easily.

Notably, Maryland will not host long-time conference rivals Duke or North Carolina (or North Carolina State)in their final conference season. They will play all three teams on the road only. The Terrapins do however get the benefit of playing all three incoming ACC teams (Pitt, Syracuse, Notre Dame) at Comcast Center in their final season before departing for the Big Ten. Their four home and home series are with Pitt, Florida State, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

Here is the list of the Terps’ ACC opponents for the season:

HOME
Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami, Notre Dame, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest

ROAD
Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, North Carolina, NC State, Pitt, Virginia, Virginia Tech

The other things we know about Maryland’s 2013-2014 schedule are that they open the season November 8 against UConn in Brooklyn; they face Marist in the Thanksgiving week “Paradise Jam” event (which also features Morgan State, La Salle, Providence, Vanderbilt, Northern Iowa and Loyola Marymount); they face George Washington at the Verizon Center in the BB&T Classic and they will host Oregon State (per the Washington Post).  

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