George Lopez is only sorta funny sometimes and while Contraband might be okay I can’t tell you I’m really looking forward to it.
So let’s talk about Restaurant Week. As you know, Hightopps Backstage Grille in Timonium is one of my personal favorite spots in Baltimore County. What you might not know is that the breakout star of “Monday Night Live” for the 2011 season was the Santa Fe Fries…
I would have taken a picture of a full plate, but there was never a full plate. Never.
UMBC faces an explosive Albany squad as both teams grind through a hectic first week of America East Conference play. Both squads took their league openers on Monday, with the Retrievers winning an 82-76 decision at UNH and Albany defending home turf vs. Hartford, 88-63. Tip-off time is set for 7:05 p.m. at the RAC Arena. All UMBC home games are streamed on www.umbcretrievers.tv.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC scored a season-high 82 points, hitting 8-of-12 shots from behind the arc, in Monday’s victory in Durham, N.H. Five Retrievers were in double figures, including sophomore forward Chase Plummer (13.6 ppg, 8.2 rpg) who scored a career-high 23 points against the Wildcats. UMBC continues to rebound well, as they have outboarded 10 of 13 opponents to date.
DANE UPDATE: Albany (9-6, 1-0) has won four of five, including an 88-63 rout of Hartford in their league opener at home on Jan. 2. This is Albany’s third game in Maryland since Dec. 28 with a 83-72 loss at Maryland on that date and a 65-64 win at Mount St. Mary’s on Dec. 31. Newcomer junior guard Gerardo Suero is fourth in the nation in scoring, averaging 22.1 points per game. Junior guard Logan Aronhalt (15.1 ppg) averaged 23.5 ppg in two wins over UMBC last season, hitting 9-of-15 shots from behind the arc.
Who’s Up Next: UMBC boards a plane at 11:00 a.m. on Friday and returns north to face a tough Maine squad. Tip time from Alfond Arena is 2:30 p.m on Saturday, Jan. 7.
SET THE SCENE: UMBC will try to follow up its win over local rival Towson on Saturday as they entertain Baltimore neighbor Morgan State at the RAC Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 14. The Retrievers were coming off a nine-day layoff when they took on the Tigers and the Bears have been off since a Dec. 3 contest at Ohio University. Tip-off time is set for 7:05 p.m. All UMBC home basketball games are streamed with multiple cameras and play-by-play on www.umbcretrievers.tv.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC used proficient free throw shooting and blue-collar defense down the stretch to post a 62-58 victory at Towson on Dec. 10. The Retrievers (1-7) hit 10 of 12 free throws and got five consecutive stops in the final 2:10 to rally for its first victory of the campaign. Junior guard Ryan Cook, who has posted double figures in his first three games as a Retrievers, led all scorers with 17 points and sophomore forward Chase Plummer recorded a 13-point, 11-rebound double-double.
BEAR UPDATE: Morgan State (0-7) has lost its last four games by a total of 17 points, including a 65-62 loss at USC and, most recently, a 61-53 setback at 5-1 Ohio University. Junior wing DeWayne Jackson (10.7 ppg) led Morgan State at Ohio with 15 points and senior post Kevin Thompson had 13 points and 12 caroms. Thompson leads the squad in scoring (15.0 ppg) and rebounding (8.0 per game).
Who’s Up Next: UMBC welcomes Rider to the RAC Arena on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7:00 p.m.
I am not a Lyle Lovett fan, but I am a human being. Because I am a human being, I am ABSOLUTELY a fan of this tune. One of the happiest days in my life may have been the day I walked off a hangover into the DC Farmers’ Market and saw a folk band playing the song. If it hadn’t been in DC it would have been the HAPPIEST…
Is there any chance I could go see Bret Michaels and skip everything besides this?
I saw the Pietasters most recently at Artscape this summer. They were fantastic. They always are.
Virginia Coalition is ABSOLUTELY the best band you’re not listening to. Unless you’re not listening to U2. There aren’t people that don’t listen to U2, are there?
The “Battle of the Beltway” continues this Wednesday night at the RAC on the campus of UMBC when the Retrievers host Todd Bozeman’s Morgan State Bears.
UMBC comes into the game on the heels of their first win of the season, a 62-58 nailbiter at Towson last Saturday night.
Bozeman’s Bears, a perennial MEAC favorite, are off to a puzzling 0-7 start, but Morgan State has once again started their season with a difficult non-conference schedule.
We’re especially proud of local college sports here at WNST and Wednesday night’s game at UMBC is one of those rare treats where we get to focus on two Baltimore schools.
If you haven’t been to the RAC in a while, you need to make plans to head over there on Wednesday. We’ll be there as part of “WNST Night” and we’ll even make it easier for to attend by offering you a $4.00 discount ticket coupon below. Just tear the bottom half of this page off and take it with you to the RAC on Wednesday night…present it at the box office prior to the game and get in for just $6.00.
The parking is cheap, the food is cheap and it’s $6.00 to get in. You can do the whole night for about $12-$15 and that’s if you stuff yourself at the concession stand!
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UMBC will face American for the fifth consecutive season on Thursday, Dec. 1 at Bender Arena and the Retrievers hope the home court disadvantage trend continues. The road team has won the last four meetings, including an Eagle 66-53 victory at the RAC Arena last season. Tip-off time is set for 7:30 p.m. The game will be televised live by Comcast Sports Net-Plus; check local listings for broadcast outlets.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC dropped to 0-6 as a hot-shooting Rutgers team handed the Retrievers a 94-56 defeat in Piscataway, N.J. on Monday evening. The young Retrievers’ margin of defeat has been -30.5 vs. two Big East opponents and -9.3 in the other four contests. Sophomore forward Chase Plummer posted his fifth game in double figures with 11 points at Rutgers and junior guard Ryan Cook debuted with 11 points in a reserve role.
EAGLE UPDATE: American (5-2) has won five consecutive games, surviving a few close calls before a 77-66 victory over visiting Howard on Tuesday. The Eagles margin of victory in wins over Florida Atlantic, Columbia, Quinnipiac and Cornell was 4.3 points per game. Senior forward Charles Hinkle leads the Eagle attack with 23.0 points per game and has gotten to the free throw line a stunning 81 times (69 of 81, 85.2%) through seven games. Frontcourt mate Riley Grafft led AU with 21 points in 20 minutes vs. Howard.
WHO’S UP NEXT: UMBC is off until Dec. 10 when they travel across the beltway to face Towson (7:00 p.m.).
UMBC and Loyola will meet for the 45th time overall and 25th time at the
NCAA Division I level when the local rivals square off at the RAC Arena on
Thursday, Nov. 17. The two schools have split the previous 24 DI meetings,
but Loyola has won four straight in the series. Tip time is set for 7:05
p.m., and the game will be televised by MASN (Jason Knapp, Troy Green) .
The contest is also available on www.umbcretrievers.tv.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC (0-2) ran out of steam in the second half and
fell at St. John’s, 82-59, on Sunday. The Retrievers led for all but 10
seconds in the first nine minutes and trailed by only 39-34 at the break,
but misfired on 27 of 35 second half field goal attempts. UMBC managed 16
offensive rebounds, but scored only eight second-chance points, while St.
John’s outscored the visitors, 22-4 on fast break points.
GREYHOUND UPDATE: Sophomore guard Dylon Cormier scored a team-high 20
points, and junior forward Erik Etherly tallied a double-double with 15
points and 11 rebounds, in the Greyhounds’ 78-68 victory over visiting
Coppin State on Monday night in Reitz Arena. The Greyhounds (1-1) also
dominated on the boards, outrebounding Coppin State, 47-25. Loyola allowed
just five Eagles’ offensive rebounds, and Coppin State did not score a
second-chance point. Cormier (16.5 ppg) has hit 14 of 22 field goal
attempts in two games (63.6%). Loyola dropped a 75-63 decision at Wake
Forest to open the campaign on Nov. 11.
Who’s Up Next: UMBC heads to VMI for a 6:00 p.m. tilt on Saturday, Nov. 19.
I start with Brett Dennen, whose tune “Comeback Kid (That’s My Dog)” I play regularly on “The Reality Check”-a fine radio program that airs Monday-Friday 2-6pm on AM1570 WNST.net. You should really be listening…
Then there’s Robert Randolph. Holy hell I have no idea how many times I could possibly post this video. It’s just…it’s just…it’s just amazing.
Bob Schneider’s “Honeypot” is one of the most underrated songs of 2011…
Does the Chris Robinson Brotherhood play Black Crowes songs? I’ll bring my lighter…
My buddy Chad Lamasa and I are headed to see the Fighters of Foo Friday night. He got the tickets, so I have to bring the Mentos. They kick a little ass…
I REALLY shouldn’t enjoy Chris Daughtry, but I totally do. I wish he was bringing Timbaland to Fairfax with him…
Fitz and the Tantrums are one of my absolute favorite bands of 2011. Before you watch a video of them playing with Daryl Hall, let’s debate whether it would be more fun to spell favorite “favourite”. I say yes.
If you’re not stoked for Rockapella, you and I disagree on the topic. I respect your feelings however.
I believe Pauly Shore was voted “Most likely Hollywood star to be playing at a joint called Magooby’s Joke House in the future” 15 years ago. I’d call his fall from stardom surprising if it was. It isn’t.
Meanwhile Leonardo DiCaprio was voted “Most likely Hollywood star to be releasing another awesome movie this week” about 10 minutes ago. He’s so freaking good. The J. Edgar Hoover movie looks incredible, but it would take a lot of work for someone to make a movie half as good as “Catch Me If You Can”…
I’m going to do my best to come by the Irish Festival Saturday. Mostly because I want to eat a meal that resembles this…