Friday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

February 13, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Virginia Tech 74, Maryland 67

I have a bad feeling this will be another one where the Terps jump out to a 14 point lead but struggle in the 2nd half. They just don’t shoot well enough to finish the games off against better teams.

Drexel 70, Towson 58

Bruiser Flint’s Dragons are just a MUCH better team; amongst the best in the CAA.

UMBC 68, Hartford 60

On the flip side, Randy Monroe’s Retrievers are just a MUCH better team than the Hawks.

Morgan State 78, Florida A&M 65

Once again (is this redundant?), Todd Bozeman’s Bears are just a better team than the Rattlers

Coppin State 64, Bethune-Cookman 57

The Eagles are peaking. Tywain McKee is no longer the only option.

Iona 67, Loyola 62

Sadly, the Greyhounds are due for a home clunker. Unfortunately, this one is on national TV.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say……

Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:

Ray Bachman would be okay with Suggs and Peppers in purple but 52 not (he also doesn’t enjoy pineapple pizza. Is he a communist?)

Drew Forrester not ‘Anti-Oriole’

Nestor Aparicio says Post piling on Gary

Casey Willett says losing Millar hurts Birds’ locker room

Chris Bonetti wonders if Phelps REALLY sorry

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Mora, Roberts, Huff, Baez, Walker could be entering final season in Baltimore

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says MacPhail thinks Orioles ‘on right track’

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. thinks Mickolio will start season at Norfolk, be amongst first relievers promoted

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Alomar ‘seemed like big, immature kid’ while playing for Birds

The Examiner’s Jay Trucker says rounding out rotation biggest issue facing Birds entering Spring Training

The Examiner’s Steve DeClue says O’s had ‘too many outfielders’ to pursue Dunn

ESPN.com’s Buster Olney says Tejada another example of player who DOESN’T take responsibility

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy remembers best passing plays of ’08 season

The Examiner’s Tony Wisniewski says former Raven Woodson thinks 52 gone if he reaches open market

The Examiner’s Tony Wisniewski says going to Cowboys would hurt Ray’s legacy

ESPN.com Football Outsiders’ Mike Tanier says Ravens ‘must’ keep LB’s (must subscribe)

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Lewis ‘could take control’ of Cowboys’ locker room

ESPN.com’s James Walker fine with Ravens having more defensive players in Pro Bowl than Steelers

ESPN.com’s James Walker says signing own players biggest issue facing Ravens

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Tucker turning season around

The Sun’s Jeff Barker reports Gary very involved in recruitment of Jordan Williams

The Examiner’s Steve DeClue says Va Tech game another ‘must win’ for Terps

The Diamondback’s Mark Selig says Comcast Center not only ACC arena that hasn’t reached full capacity

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda and Eric Prisbell say Gary not willing to play new recruiting ‘game’

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Gary might have to ‘bend’ rules in recruiting without breaking them

DC Examiner’s Craig Stouffer says Towson Catholic’s Delaney helping Hokies succeed

ESPN.com’s Mark Schlabach says Terps, Hokies might both need win tomorrow

ESPN.com’s Mark Schlabach says Terps in danger of being ‘eliminated from at-large discussion altogether’

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem scouts Montrose Christian prospects (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The AP says Coleman scores season high 28 as Terps beat Cavs

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Coleman passes Bullett for 2nd on all-time scoring list

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Terps avenge earlier loss in Charlottesville

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Toliver chips in 25 in win over Cavaliers

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Terps open season at Cal

The Official Site offers complete 2009 football schedule

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps close season again with Florida State and Boston College

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps have no ESPN Thursday night games

The Examiner’s Tony Wisniewski says Cal only non-conference road game on Terps’ schedule

Washington Post’s Josh Barr says Terps after Old Mill LB/RB Josh Furman

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps open ACC season against Clemson Oct. 3

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Yeatman ‘wants’ to play football as well in College Park

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens thinks games against Cal, Rutgers could get ESPN or ABC coverage

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps get Halloween bye

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Turner should give Terps better ‘consistency’ in 2nd campaign with James Franklin

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps have ‘most favorable’ ACC schedule thanks to missing Carolina, Georgia Tech, Miami and not having to travel to Virginia Tech, Clemson

NFL Network’s Mike Mayock says DHB 3rd best receiver on board

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh profiles junior prospect from North Carolina (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh profiles junior DE prospect from Georgia (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Sean Burns says Maryland, Air Force helping Wounded Warrior Project in Jacksonville

The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says Terps happy to open season with warm weather game

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says new Terp Yeatman represents changes in college game

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says games against Georgetown, Duke, UMBC, Virginia, Hopkins amongst biggest games in all of college lacrosse this season

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens thinks Terps 3rd best team in country

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Kelly Beidler scores 19 as Mountaineers beat St. Francis

Carroll County Times’ Bob Blubaugh says Eers inspired by technical foul assessed to Milan Brown before halftime

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Mountaineers improve to 10-4 in NEC play with win

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews tonight’s ESPNU game against Iona

LOYOLA LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Christian Swezey says Hounds will be without Koppens for first game

8 of 13 Inside Lacrosse analysts pick Hounds to beat Irish

UMBC LACROSSE:

The Official Site previews Saturday’s season opener at Delaware

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Retrievers trying to reverse recent history against Blue Hens

UMBC BASKETBALL:

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says covering America East Championship highlight of career at Examiner

UMES BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Neal Pitt named Athlete of the Week

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Geoff Shannon says former Jays Harrison, Rabil to help “Millerstrong” event

TOWSON LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Geoff Shannon says Mongeluzzi commits to Tigers

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Tigers play fourth-toughest schedule in country

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Ambrose doesn’t plan on starting freshman at QB

MORGAN BASKETBALL:

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens has Bears IN, Terps OUT (but only barely)

SALISBURY LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Gulls honored in Annapolis

NAVY LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Sean Burns says despite being early on schedule; Navy-Ohio State ‘matters’

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site’s Adam Nettina previews battle for kick returner job

The Examiner’s Dave Carey says covering Mids in Bowl games amongst highlights of career at Examiner

NAVY BASKETBALL:

The Examiner’s Tom Flynn says Midshipmen hurt by lack of production from Mark Veazey in Lehigh loss

HORSE RACING:

The Sun’s Bill Ordine says Fritchie Handicap highlights weekend at Laurel

Thoroughbred Times’ John Scheinman says Magna’s bid for slots disqualified

SWIMMING:

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg and Childs Walker say South Carolina police targeting Phelps in probe

The AP says attorneys think prosecutors will have a hard time making charges against Phelps ‘stick’

DC UNITED:

Washington Post’s David Nakamura, Rosalind Helderman, and Nikita Stewart say DC United to move to Prince George’s County; team will pay 25 percent of stadium cost

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Congratulations to SunTrust Athlete of the Morning Taylor Tetrone. He defeated Chris Holter from Friends 3-1 yesterday to lift Gilman to a 6-1 win over Friends in the MIAA Championship match. A reminder to check DigitalSports.com for all of your High School Sports information.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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