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Posted on 01 July 2014 by WNST Staff
ROSEMONT, Ill. –
The University of Maryland and Rutgers University became official members of the Big Ten Conference today, increasing the Big Ten’s membership to 14 institutions. In addition, Johns Hopkins University officially became a sport affiliate member for men’s lacrosse.
The Big Ten now has more than 520,000 total students and 5.7 million living alumni. The conference’s broad-based athletic programs will feature almost 9,500 student-athletes for more than 11,000 participation opportunities on 350 teams in 42 different sports, including 28 official Big Ten sports. Maryland and Rutgers are already members of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), an academic consortium of Big Ten universities and the University of Chicago that is a highly regarded model for effective and voluntary collaboration among top research universities. In 2012, CIC institutions produced over $10 billion in research expenditures.
Maryland and Rutgers will take part in their first Big Ten event as official members of the conference at the 2014 Football Media Days and 43rd annual Kickoff Luncheon. This year’s event will be held on Monday and Tuesday, July 28 and 29, at the Hilton Chicago. The Big Ten Football Media Days and Kickoff Luncheon feature all 14 head coaches and some of the nation’s top returning players.
The Terrapins and Scarlet Knights will each take part in their first athletic competition as members of the Big Ten Conference with a pair of women’s soccer games on August 22, when Maryland visits UCLA and Rutgers hosts Stony Brook. The two institutions open Big Ten competition on September 12 when Maryland hosts Rutgers in women’s soccer. That same day in men’s soccer, Maryland visits Michigan and Rutgers travels to Wisconsin. The 2014 cross country, field hockey, golf, tennis and volleyball seasons will begin in late August and early September.
The Rutgers football team begins its first season as a Big Ten program on August 28 at Washington State. Two days later, Maryland’s football squad will do the same with a home game against James Madison. The Scarlet Knights will make their debut in Big Ten action at home against Penn State on September 13. The Terrapins will open conference play at Indiana on Sept. 27, before hosting Ohio State in their first Big Ten home game on Oct. 4. The conference’s two newest members will meet on November 29 at Maryland in the final week of the regular season.
The 2014 football season will feature new division alignments, with Maryland and Rutgers joined by Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State in the East Division. Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin will play in the West Division. A representative from each division will play in the Big Ten Football Championship Game on Dec. 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, with the winner earning the Big Ten Championship.
The cross country teams from Maryland and Rutgers will have the first opportunity to compete in a Big Ten Championship, with both schools taking part in the 2014 Big Ten Cross Country Championships to be hosted by Iowa on Nov. 2.
The inaugural season of Big Ten men’s and women’s lacrosse will begin in 2015, with Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers playing both sports, Johns Hopkins participating in men’s lacrosse and Northwestern competing in women’s lacrosse. The Terrapins and Scarlet Knights will host their first Big Ten Tournaments beginning in April, with the inaugural men’s tournament held from April 30 to May 2 at Maryland and the first women’s event hosted by Rutgers from April 30 to May 3.
Since the announcement to add Maryland and Rutgers in November 2012, the Big Ten has made a series of announcements highlighting the conference’s increased presence on the East Coast. Last June, the Big Ten announced an agreement to take part in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, sending conference football teams to play at Yankee Stadium on an annual basis. In April, the Big Ten announced that it would open a second office in New York City while securing access to satellite office space in Washington, D.C. In May, the conference unveiled plans to take part in the Gavitt Tipoff Games, an annual early-season men’s basketball series with the Big East named in honor of Dave Gavitt, and announced that the 2017 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will be held at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Also in May, BTN confirmed that the network had reached deals with Time Warner Cable and Cablevision for broad distribution to their subscribers in the New York/New Jersey television markets. In June, BTN confirmed that a similar agreement was reached with Comcast for broad distribution in Maryland and New Jersey.
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Posted on 19 February 2014 by WNST Staff
Naval Academy Announces 2014 Football Schedule
Season Tickets On Sale Now
ANNAPOLIS, Md.—The Navy football team, coming off a 2013 campaign that saw the Midsfinish with a 9-4 record, win the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy for the ninth time in the last 11 years, qualify for a bowl game for the 10th time in the last 11 years, win a bowl game for just the eighth time in school history and defeat Army for a series-record 12th-consecutive year, will face a challenging 2014 schedule that features five games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and three neutral site games in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. Additionally, this year marks Navy’s final year as an independent as the Mids will join the American Athletic Conference in 2015.
The Mids will play seven teams that were bowl eligible in 2013, including two of college football’s most storied programs, Ohio State and Notre Dame.
“This exceptional schedule is terrific for our fans to attend up to eight games within a 25 minute drive of Annapolis,” said Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk. “The base season ticket package covers our traditional home games in Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, while the additional match-ups in NFL venues allow for optional purchasing opportunities for fans to be there for all the action, all fall long. Navy football is Navy family and this is a great schedule for all to see the Midshipmen in some of the finest venues in the nation right in our backyard.”
“This will once again be an incredibly challenging schedule for our football team,” said Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalo. “With seven teams on our schedule that were bowl eligible a year ago, our team will have to work extremely hard this off-season to accomplish all of our goals next year. It’s also exciting to have eight games locally (five in Annapolis, two in Baltimore, one in Landover) as it will give the thousands of Navy fans in the area, and even those who are looking for a college team to root for and have never seen us play, an opportunity to come out and support this incredible group of young men.”
Navy will open up the 2014 campaign with a bang as it plays host to the Ohio State Buckeyes at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 12 noon. Ohio State is coming off a 12-2 season and is 24-2 over the last two years under Urban Meyer. This will be the second time in six years that Navy has opened up against Ohio State. In 2009, Navy went into Columbus and nearly pulled off the upset before losing 31-27 on an intercepted two-point conversion that was returned for two points in the final minute.
The following week (Sept. 6), Navy will travel to future American Athletic Conference foe Temple (2-10 in 2013), as the two teams will tangle at Lincoln Financial Field. The Mids are 10-0 all-time at Lincoln Financial (9-0 vs. Army, 1-0 vs. Temple).
The Mids will be back on the road the following week (Sept. 13) as they travel to San Marcos, Texas to take on the Bobcats of Texas State (6-6 in 2013). It will be Navy’s first trip to San Marcos.
The Mids will play their first game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 20 when Navy plays host to one of the Big Ten’s newest members, Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights were 6-7 a year ago and played in the Pinstripe Bowl against Notre Dame.
Navy will be looking for payback the following week as it plays host to Western Kentucky on Saturday, Sept. 27. The Hilltoppers are coming off an 8-4 campaign, including a 19-7 victory over Navy in a game that starting quarterback Keenan Reynolds was knocked out of in the second quarter with a helmet-to-helmet hit.
Navy travels to Colorado Springs on Saturday, Oct. 4 to take on Air Force in the first game of the round-robin competition between Navy, Air Force and Army for the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy. Navy defeated Air Force last year, 28-10, in Annapolis and will look to beat Air Force for the 10th time in the last 12 meetings. Air Force finished 2-10 a year ago.
Navy returns home to face VMI on Oct. 11 and then, after a week off, will welcome San Jose State on Oct. 25 in a rematch of one of the best games in all of college football a year ago. The Spartans, who finished 6-6 on the year including an upset of undefeated Fresno State in the season finale, lost to Navy a year ago, 58-52, in triple overtime as Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds ran for an NCAA-record (for a quarterback) seven rushing touchdowns, including the game-winning 25-yard touchdown run.
The following week the Mids will take the short trip down Route 50 to take on the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame (9-4) at FedExField in Washington, DC. Last year, Notre Dame outlasted Navy, 38-34, in a game that featured an incredible nine lead changes. This will be the first meeting between Navy and Notre Dame at FedExField since 1998.
After another off-week, the Mids return to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium to face a Georgia Southern team (Nov. 15) that will be in its first full year as a Football Bowl Subdivision team. Last year, as a transitional FBS squad, the Eagles went 7-4 including a 26-20 upset victory over Florida in The Swamp.
After a third off-week in six weeks, the Mids will return to the gridiron on Friday, Nov. 28to take on South Alabama (6-6) in Mobile, Ala. It will be Navy’s first trip to Mobile to play the Jaguars.
Navy will have a fourth off-week after the South Alabama game before playing Service Academy rival Army at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium. Navy will be going for a record 13th win in a row against its biggest rival. It will be the first Army-Navy game in Baltimore since 2007 when the Mids beat the Black Knights, 38-3. Army head coach Jeff Monken was an assistant at Navy for that game.
CBS Sports has the rights to all of Navy’s home football games and either CBS Sports or CBS Sports Network will televise all five games played at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, as well as the neutral site games against Ohio State and Notre Dame. CBS is home for the Army-Navy Game presented by USAA.
Season tickets go on sale today at navysports.com or by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY.
With six wins in 2014, the Mids will appear in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. A date has not been set for the bowl game.
2014 Navy Football Schedule
Date Opponent Location
August 30 vs. Ohio State Baltimore, Md.
Sept. 6 at Temple Philadelphia, Pa.
Sept. 13 at Texas State San Marcos, Texas
Sept. 20 Rutgers Annapolis, Md.
Sept. 27 Western Kentucky Annapolis, Md.
Oct. 4 at Air Force Colorado Springs, Colo.
Oct. 11 VMI Annapolis, Md.
Oct. 25 San Jose State (HC) Annapolis, Md.
Nov. 1 vs. Notre Dame Landover, Md.
Nov. 15 Georgia Southern Annapolis, Md.
Nov. 28 at South Alabama Mobile, Ala.
Dec. 13 vs. Army Baltimore, Md.
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Posted on 05 April 2013 by Luke Jones
Ravens running back Ray Rice is offering his support to embattled Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti in wake of the firing of men’s basketball coach Mike Rice earlier this week.
Many have called for the removal of top university administrators for failing to remove Rice despite video evidence of the coach’s behavior during practice, which included pushing players, throwing basketballs at them, and berating them with gay slurs. More than 50 Rutgers faculty members reportedly signed a letter asking for the termination of Pernetti and an explanation from president Robert Barchi on why he didn’t fire Rice when learning of the video displaying his conduct.
However, the Pro Bowl running back along with other former Rutgers standouts are showing their support for Pernetti. Rice has cited in interviews that the athletic director even encouraged him to graduate at the school’s recent pro day for NFL prospects.
“Big 10 doesn’t happen without Mr. Pernetti,” Rice wrote on his official Twitter account. “He has done a GREAT job for RU, our future is bright with him leading us.”
Rice also endorsed a tweet posted by former Rutgers and NFL offensive lineman Shaun O’Hara calling for football alumni to stand up for Pernetti.
Many of Pernetti’s supporters acknowledge he made a mistake in handling the former basketball coach’s employment but do not think it should result in his termination, citing his excellent body of work at the university.
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Posted on 23 February 2013 by WNST Staff
BALTIMORE- UMBC senior goalkeeper Adam Cohen made 12 of his 13 saves in the final 45 minutes and the host Retrievers utilized a 5-1 third quarter surge to knock off Rutgers, 11-7, at UMBC Stadium.
UMBC evened its early season record at 1-1, while Rutgers fell to 2-2.
Eight different Retrievers scored goals and the hosts were led by senior attackman Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River), who scored his first three goals of the season. Linemates Joe Lustgarten (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) and Scott Jones (Port Coquitlam, B.C./Terry Fox) also had strong effots for the Retrievers. Lustgarten led UMBC with four points, scoring once and adding three assists, while Jones scored twice and added a helper.
Rutgers junior attackman Scott Klimchak led all players with five goals.
UMBC defeated Rutgers by the identical 11-7 score in Piscataway, N.J. last season. Cohen also shined in that game, making 14 saves and scoring a goal late in the contest.
The Scarlet Knights jumped on top, 2-0, less than five minutes into the contest, but UMBC closed the quarter with goals by junior midfielder Conor Finch (Westminster, Md./Boys’ Latin) and Gregoire. Jones gave UMBC its first lead of the day midway through the second quarter, but Klimchak evened the score with 4:09 remaining in the half and the teams went to the locker room knotted at 3-3.
But UMBC came out with a determined third quarter effort. Despite losing all six face-offs in the quarter, the Retrievers scored on five of 12 shots. Sophomore midfielder Derek Bertolini(Madison, Conn./Choate) gave the hosts the lead for good with an unassisted goal from deep on the right wing just 1:44 into the stanza.
After an exchange of goals, the Retrievers scored three times in the final 2:38 of the quarter to take command. Jones converted a Lustgarten feed on a man-up situation, rifling a shot past RU netminder Kris Alleyne from eight yards out.
The Retrievers’ next two goals were tough chances as Gregoire managed to dump in a Lustgarten feed from just outside the crease after initially bobbling the pass from Lustgarten with 77 seconds to play in the third. Then , freshman midfielder Pat Young (Ewing, N.J./Christchurch School) took a pass from Jones and converted an acrobatic shot while driving to the goal with 0.7 to play in the stanza.
UMBC led, 8-4, after three quarters and extended the run to 6-1 as Lustgarten scored on a fast-break 54 seconds into the fourth. But RU kept coming, as Klimchak scored twice and freshman midfielder Jacob Coretti cut the deficit to 9-7 with 5:21 remaining.
Rutgers won the ensuing draw, but Cohen made a save and triggered a fast break. Jones’ shot from the left side was saved by Alleyne, but Gregoire knocked in the rebound to restore a three-goal lead with 4:08 remaining.
UMBC held the ball for the majority of the final four minutes and freshman attackman Nate Lewnes (Arnold, Md./St. Mary’s) beat a double-team and added the 11th goal with 1:49 to play.
Rutgers outshot UMBC, 40-35 and outdrew the hosts, 13-8.
Lustgarten now has multiple assists in his last 11 outings, one shy of Steve Marohl’s 1992 school record of 12.
UMBC faces defending national champion Loyola at the Ridley Athletic Complex on Tuesday evening.
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Posted on 22 February 2013 by WNST Staff
The UMBC men’s lacrosse team opens the home portion of its 2013 schedule on Sat., Feb. 23 when they host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The opening face-off its set to take place at 1:05 p.m. on the turf at UMBC Stadium. UMBC dropped its opener, 12-9, at Robert Morris on Feb. 16, while Rutgers has won two of three contests in the early part of the season. UMBC holds a narrow 8-7 series lead and the teams have split the last eight meetings since 2001. The game will be streamed at www.umbcretrievers.tv.
SCOUTING THE RETRIEVERS
– SR A Scott Jones scored four goals, but visiting UMBC dropped its season opener, 12-9, at Robert Morris (1-1) at Joe Walton Stadium.
– FR M Pat Young added two goals, JR M Zach Linkous posted one goal and one helper and SR A Joe Lustgarten added a pair of assists in the opener for the Retrievers.
– SR M Neill Lewnes and SO LSM Seth Mackin led all players with seven and six ground balls respectively.
– Jones posted his 14th career hat trick in the game and has 65 career goals.
– Jones, Lewnes and Ethan Murphy were named captains for the 2012-13 academic year. Jones and Murphy will serve as team captains for the second consecutive year.
– UMBC is now 26-17 in games decided by three goals or less since the beginning of the 2007 season.
– Head Coach Don Zimmerman enters his 20th season at UMBC in 2013. The Retriever mentor stands eighth in victories (213) and 15th in winning percentage (60.7%) amongst active Division I coaches.
SCOUTING THE SCARLET KNIGHTS
– Despite a late surge, the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team fell to Air Force, 11-9, at the RU Turf Field at the Stadium Complex, Saturday. The Scarlet Knights were led by FR A Scott Bieda and FR M Jacob Coretti, who both netted two goals.
– JR A Nick DePaolera posted another five-point game, tallying a career-high five assists after opening the season with five goals against Manhattan (Feb. 10). DePaolera was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for his performance through the first two games, the conference announced Monday.
– Rutgers defeated Wagner, 20-10, at RU Turf Field on Tuesday. The Scarlet Knights (2-1) jumped out to an early 6-0 lead and wouldn’t look back.
– Rutgers opened the 2012 campaign with a 15-6 win over Manhattan on Sun. , Feb. 10. The Scarlet Knights improved to 11-0 all-time against the Jaspers.
– UMBC defeated Rutgers, 11-7, in last year’s meeting in New Jersey. The Retrievers took an 8-7 series lead over the Scarlet Knights and avenged a 12-5 loss to RU at UMBC Stadium a year ago.
Head Coach Don Zimmerman enters his 20th season at UMBC in 2013. The Retriever mentor stands eighth in victories (213) and 15th in winning percentage (60.7%) amongst active Division I coaches. The win over Binghamton on April 10, 2010 was the 200th in the career of UMBC head coach Don Zimmerman. He is now 213-138 in his 27th year as a collegiate mentor. Zimmerman is the 10th active coach to record 200 victories. He coached his 250th game at UMBC vs. Hartford on May 4, 2011.
213-139 (.605) (27th season)
at UMBC: 140-124 (.530) (20th season)
BEASTS OF AMERICA EAST: UMBC is 36-11 in nine years of America East competition and 20-4 at UMBC Stadium. UMBC has never lost back-to-back regular season contests in league play.
In 2012, the Retrievers (3-2 AEC) posted a winning league record and earned a spot in the four-team America East Conference Championships for the ninth consecutive year.
WINNING THE TIGHT ONES: UMBC is now 26-17 in games decided by three goals or less since the beginning of the 2007 season. UMBC had won eight straight overtime decisions from 2007-09 until dropping a Feb. 20, 2010 triple overtime decision to Delaware. UMBC’s previous overtime loss was an 11-10 setback at Penn early in the 2006 season.
In 2012, UMBC was 2-4 in games decided by one or two goals. The Retrievers have won 17 of its last 23 one-goal decisions.
UMBC is now 16-6 in Don Zimmerman’s 19 seasons in overtime and in his career, Coach Zimmerman is 18-8 in extra time in 26 seasons.
HOME, SWEET HOME: UMBC is 37-16 (.698) at home since 2006.
DON’T LOOK BACK: UMBC is now in its 46th season of varsity men’s lacrosse with a record of 338-284 (.543). The Retrievers played their 600th intercollegiate match on March 18, 2012 at Maryland. They are 221-217 (.505) in their 32nd year at the Division I level, achieving win No. 200 vs. Ohio State on March 21, 2009. Before the win over Towson on April 1, 2008, the last time the program was last over the .500 mark at the Division I level was when at the end of its third season (1983) when the record was 19-18.
Assists per game 13th 7.15
Man-Up Offense 14th 41.9%
FOR (HOME) OPENERS: UMBC is looking to snap a three-game slide in home openers. The last home-opening win occurred vs. Rutgers in 2009.
TEAM CAPTAINS: The UMBC men’s lacrosse team has selected seniors Scott Jones(Port Coquitlam, B.C./Terry Fox), Neill Lewnes (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) , and Ethan Murphy (West Seneca, N.Y./West Seneca East) as its captains for the 2012-13 academic year. Jones and Murphy will serve as team captains for the second consecutive year.
2012 AMERICA EAST ALL-CONFERENCE: Junior attackman Scott Jones and sophomore face-off specialist Phil Poe earned America East Conference First Team honors in a vote of the league’s six head coaches. Two Retrievers- senior defender Aaron Verardi and junior midfielder Scott Hopmann- earned Second Team honors, while freshman A/M Derek Bertolini was selected to the All-Rookie team. Junior defender Ethan Murphy was also honored by earning a selection to the league’s All -Academic squad.
Sixty-six Retrievers have been honored by the America East Conference on all-league teams since 2004.
Player of the Week for games ending Feb. 26, 2012. Cohen scored UMBC’s final goal of the day with 1:39 remaining at Rutgers and it is believed to be the first goal scored by a Retriever goalkeeper in 32 years of NCAA Division I competition.
SR A Scott Jones had hat tricks or better in four of his last six outings of the 2012 season, scoring a total of 18 goals in that span. He had scored in 14 consecutive games (35g-10a-45pts, 3.21 ppg) until being held off the board at Vermont on April 7. Jones had multiple points in 12 of those contests and finished the 2012 season 8th in the nation with 2.77 goals per contest.
With his four-goal effort in the opener at Robert Morris, he now also has 14 career games with three or more goals and is tied for 10th- most amongst current Division I players.
HELPING HANDS: In 2012, SR A Joe Lustgarten led America East and finished 4th nationally with 2.23 assists per game. He became the 21st player in school history to post 25 assists in a season (29)-the last player to tally 25 or more was Drew Westervelt, who recorded 36 in 2007. Lustgarten has multiple assists in his last ten outings (2 at Robert Morris), which is the longest streak in a single season since Steve Marohl, the NCAA record-setter with 77 assists, had multiple helpers in 12 straight in the 1992 campaign.
CROW ABOUT POE: JR face-off specialist Phil Poe attempted all but six draws through 11 games in 2012 and his 320 attempted were 7th in the nation. His 174 face-off victories are the second-most in school history, behind only Russ LeClair’s 210 wins in 1984.
Poe was named America East Conference Player of the Week for games ending April 21. Poe tied a school record by winning 22 face-offs in the 17-16 overtime victory over Albany. Moreover, his 15 ground balls recorded are the most since Nick Brownlee scooped a school-record 18 vs. VMI in 1997 The 22 face-off wins tied for the sixth-most in a Division I single game in 2012.
Poe’s 87 ground balls on the 2012 season is the most for a Retriever since Nick Brownlee had 108 in 1997. Poe won 14 or more draws in nine of the 13 contests in 2012. He finished 11th in the country with 6.31 ground balls per game.
NOTING: FR M Pat Young scored the first two goals of his career, tallying twice in the first quarter at Robert Morris… SO LSM Seth Mackin garnered a career-best six ground balls… Twenty-seven Retrievers saw action in the opener vs. the Colonials.
A LOOK AT THE KNIGHTS: Despite a late surge, the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team fell to Air Force, 11-9, at the RU Turf Field at the Stadium Complex, Saturday. The Scarlet Knights were led by FR A Scott Bieda and FR M Jacob Coretti, who both netted two goals. JR A Nick DePaolera posted another five-point game, tallying a career-high five assists after opening the season with five goals against Manhattan (Feb. 10). DePaolera was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for his performance through the first two games, the conference announced Monday. Rutgers defeated Wagner, 20-10, at RU Turf Field on Tuesday. The Scarlet Knights (2-1) jumped out to an early 6-0 lead and wouldn’t look back. Rutgers opened the 2012 campaign with a 15-6 win over Manhattan on Sun., Feb. 10. The Scarlet Knights improved to 11-0 all-time against the Jaspers.
UMBC VS. RU: The Retrievers took an 8-7 series lead last year, when they defeated the Knights, 11-7, in Piscataway. JR M Zach Linkous scored a career-high five goals in the contest and SR G Adam Cohen added a goal, in addition to a 14-save effort. UMBC never trailed in the contest, taking control in the second quarter and building a 8-2 advantage early in the third quarter. SR M Dave Brown added two goals and two assists for the victors.Rutgers won the last meeting at UMBC, earning a 12-5 victory at UMBC Stadium in 2011.
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Posted on 16 February 2013 by Glenn Clark
Honorable Mention: NBA-Toronto Raptors @ Washington Wizards (Tuesday 7pm from Verizon Center live on Comcast SportsNet), Denver Nuggets @ Washington Wizards (Friday 7pm from Verizon Center live on Comcast SportsNet), Houston Rockets @ Washington Wizards (Saturday 7pm from Verizon Center live on Comcast SportsNet), Washington Wizards @ Toronto Raptors (Monday 7pm from Toronto live on Comcast SportsNet); Soccer: MISL Milwaukee Wave @ Baltimore Blast (Saturday 7:35pm 1st Mariner Arena), Team USA U-20 vs. Costa Rica (Friday 6:30pm from Puebla, Mexico live on Fox Soccer Channel); Boxing: Friday Night Fights-Lamont Peterson vs. Kendall Holt (Friday 5pm DC Armory); ShoBox: Art Hovhannisyan vs. Alejandro Perez (Friday 11pm from Cabazon, CA live on Showtime), Cornelius Bundrage vs. Ishe Smith (Saturday 9pm from Detroit live on Showtime); Vyacheslav Glazkov vs. Malik Scott (Saturday 10:30pm from Huntington, NY live on NBC Sports Network); Women’s College Basketball: Duke @ Maryland (Sunday 3pm from Comcast Center live on ESPN2); Tennis: ATP Tour U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships (Saturday 1pm & 4pm Sunday 4pm live on Tennis Channel)
10. Shinedown/P.O.D./Three Days Grace (Tuesday 7pm 1st Mariner Arena); Dirty Heads/Shiny Toy Guns (Wednesday 8pm Rams Head Live), Wale (Thursday 9pm Rams Head Live); Imagine Dragons (Friday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring); Matisyahu (Tuesday 8pm Rams Head on Stage); Matchbox Twenty (Monday 8pm Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric); Robert Randolph Presents: The Slide Brothers available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)
Shinedown is that band you’ve always liked but never fully admitted to it…
I could listen to Wale’s first full record on repeat for like a week straight.
Imagine Dragons not only does one of your favorite songs but also MY favorite song from Madden 13…
I will sign up for ANY amount of more Robert Randolph.
9. Joel McHale (Sunday 7:30pm Towson Center); Eddie Griffin (Friday & Saturday Magooby’s Joke House); “Argo” available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday); “Snitch” out in theaters (Friday); Baltimore Winter Wine Celebration (Friday-Monday); “The Gathering” (Saturday 3pm The Castle at Keswick Hampden)
I saw Joel McHale after Preakness a few years ago. He was LEGITIMATELY funny. Also there’s this.
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Posted on 17 November 2012 by Glenn Clark
Drew Forrester is right.
(You better make sure you pocket that one away for the future there, Forrester.)
He wrote Saturday morning here at WNST.net that if the University of Maryland were to jump ship from the ACC to the Big Ten (or B1G if you will), the move would be made entirely based on money.
He’s right about that. Of course, as it always is with Drew-he’s not right about everything.
Drew also said such a move would “stink…plain and simple.”
I’m not buying that whatsoever. I know he isn’t either.
Maryland to the Big Ten rumors have been reheated in recent days, and it appears as though this time there’s the actual bite that has been missing during previous rounds of rumors. In fact, a detailed ESPN.com report said Saturday school President Wallace Loh and Athletic Director Kevin Anderson were directly involved in negotiations.
The single biggest reason why a move like this WOULDN’T happen would be the $50 million exit fee the ACC is charging for a member institution to leave, but there’s monetary incentive for the B1G to be willing to help there.
Should the B1G be able to lure Maryland (and Rutgers as reports have indicated the league would also like to add), they would immediately open up three top 30 markets for likely pickup of the Big Ten Network (New York, Washington and Baltimore). Adding these three markets would prove quite lucrative for a league who created the first ever 24-7 sports television network.
That fact has been deemed understandable by most fans, but what some have struggled to understand is why Maryland would want to give up money-making basketball games against the likes of Duke and North Carolina.
Perhaps Saturday’s football game should teach you a lesson.
To understand why the move would make sense for Maryland, you must first be willing to accept a simple fact. No matter how important basketball is to your program, football is the money maker at (damn near) every major Division 1 university.
Let that sink in.
Maryland needs football revenue. It’s why they’re rotating through many different Under Armour uniforms right now. They’re hoping that with actual healthy players in the near future, they might be able to win games under Randy Edsall. If they do, that will go a long way to helping the program make money. In the meantime, their most lucrative opponents at Byrd Stadium include the likes of Virginia Tech and Florida State.
And thanks to this picture posted by InsideMDSports.com Saturday, here’s what we’ve learned about the lucrative nature of a game against Florida State…
There is no guarantee that a late season game against an Ohio State or Penn State or Michigan or Wisconsin would be significantly better attended than Saturday’s game given the dreadful state of the Maryland program after losing FOUR quarterbacks. But if THIS is as good as the ACC has to offer in football, what really is there to lose by making the jump?
There absolutely WOULD be something lost in basketball with a move to the B1G. Games against Duke and North Carolina have been perhaps the most significant athletic events the school has hosted in the last decade. That said, the conference has been a watered down mess outside the two power programs, and replacing Duke and Carolina with games against Michigan State and Indiana annually (or biannually) doesn’t sound like a terrible consolation prize. Games against Ohio State Wisconsin could serve as replacements for what would have been gained from the pending additions of Pitt and Syracuse to the ACC.
But Maryland’s reason for interest in jumping ship to the Big Ten is still much more tied to football, and namely the Big Ten Network.
The thought process is quite simple. Every Big Ten football game played every year is on television.
I want you to think about that.
Every single game is on television…not ESPN3.com.
That value cannot be dismissed in making a determination for the University of Maryland. Even the early season games against the likes of James Madison or Florida International would actually air on TV in (presumably) almost every home in the area and in other Big Ten markets, which would now include the crucial recruiting areas of New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Every single game would also be available for viewing parties of alumni groups in bars and restaurants in those same markets.
Does that make sense?
On top of that, every program aired 24 hours a day, seven days a week on BTN serves as very affordable advertising for the athletic department and university as a whole.
If Maryland makes the move to the B1G, it will ABSOLUTELY be all about money.
It will NOT however “stink”.
Everyone knows (including Drew) that the only thing that actually matters in college athletics is money.
That’s “plain and simple.”
Posted on 01 June 2012 by WNST Staff
BRUCE SHINGLER NAMED ASSISTANT MEN’S BASKETBALL COACH AT TOWSON UNIVERSITY
Shingler Joins Tiger Coaching Staff From Morgan State
TOWSON, Md. – Towson University men’s basketball coach Pat Skerry has announced the hiring of Bruce Shingler as an assistant coach for the Tigers. He replaces Kenny Johnson who was recently named assistant coach at Indiana University.
Shingler, who served as an AAU head coach of the DC Assault 17-and-Under team, spent last season as an assistant coach on the Morgan State University staff.
“I’ve gotten to know Bruce the last few years and we’re excited to get him here on our staff,” said Skerry. “He’s young, a great communicator and extremely energetic. He provides us with a really strong recruiting presence in the Maryland, DC and northern Virginia areas. We’re excited to have him on board.”
Prior to his year at Morgan State, Shingler was the head coach at Bladensburg (Md.) High School. While at Bladensburg, he led the Mustangs to an 18-5 record and a No. 12 ranking in the Washington Post final poll.
With DC Assault, Shingler coached several prominent players, including McDonald’s All-Americans Michael Beasley (Kansas State/Minnesota Timberwolves), Wally Judge (Rutgers), Quinn Cook (Duke) and approximately 40 other Division I players.
Prior to his years at the AAU and high school levels, Shingler spent a season as an administrative assistant at Kansas State University under Coach Frank Martin.
“Bruce is one of the bright young stars in this business,” said Martin. “He is a former high school teacher and coach who has a tremendous rapport with kids.”
Shingler was a four-year starter and Academic All-American point guard at St. Augustine’s College from 2001-to-2005. He averaged six points and more than seven assists per game. Shingler earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Communications in 2005.
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