Maryland 80, Virginia 68.
I actually agree with Gary Williams (Save your jokes). This team is different than last year’s. I really think they have the heart to win tomorrow’s game. I’ll feel really stupid if I’m sitting in John Paul Jones Arena tomorrow and the Terps lose a road trip for the 3rd time since last summer that I’ve made.
As far as Towson, UMBC, and Loyola-I think they’ll combine to win two games in their respective conference tournaments. That being said; they’ll all lose in the first round.
Let’s see what everyone else has to say…..
Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:
Nestor Aparicio says Stover’s departure would leave no original Browns on team
Drew Forrester wonders who will be Ravens’ next kicker
Drew Forrester says Ravens don’t think Owens would ‘fit in’
Drew Forrester thinks Birds should dump Baez, put Penn in rotation
Drew Forrester ‘survived’ Orioles Hangout interview
Alex Thomas doesn’t like T.O.-to Ravens concept
Chris Bonetti says Bill Ripken robbed during WBC tuneup
Chris Bonetti previews Greyhounds in MAAC Tournament
Ed Frankovic says Caps drop 3rd straight; 2-1 to Maple Leafs
The Official Site says Birk expects Baltimore to be ‘great adventure’ for himself, family
The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Cameron ‘ecstatic’ to have Birk join Ravens
The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says 52 told Mattison he wants to ‘finish the job’
The Official Site says cheerleader tryouts to be held this weekend
The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Birk thinks Ravens ‘perfect fit’
The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens told Stover they ‘want to go in another direction’
The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens not interested in T.O.
The Sun’s Matt Bracken and Brett Lake clean up after me
The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Birk was ready to leave Vikings with wife’s blessing
The Sun’s Mike Preston thinks Ravens should mess with T.O.
The Sun’s Bill Ordine says Flacco not talking about T.O.
The Sun’s Bill Ordine says Flacco ‘happy’ with Ravens’ current receivers
Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Birk thinks ‘something special’ happening with Ravens
Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Stover doesn’t feel wanted with Ravens anymore
Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says age, salary desires amongst reasons Ravens won’t pursue Owens
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Wieters had 2 hits, RBI in win over Marlins
The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Hennessey, Hill return date ‘uncertain’
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Kranitz working with pitchers on holding baserunners
The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Birds could use Liz as starter or reliever
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Matusz continues to impress in Spring Training
The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Pauley, Sherrill, Sarfate, Walker all scheduled to pitch today
The Sun’s Ray Frager says first MASN game of season today
The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Matusz gave up one hit in 3 scoreless innings vs. Marlins
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Matusz threw too many curveballs in win
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Ray threw scoreless inning
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Liz wasn’t ‘terrible’ in outing against Marlins
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Guthrie gave up 1 run, 2 hits in Team USA debut
Carroll County Times’ Rich Dubroff says Scott impressing in fight for playing time
The Official Site says fans can vote for Vasquez’s ‘game changing performance’
The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps, Gary have grown together
The Diamondback’s Mark Selig says Terps’ trip to Charlottesville very different from last year
Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Terps fighting teams throughout the country for at-large berths; not just ACC teams
Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Neal continues to ‘defy odds’ in senior campaign (must subscribe)
TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:
The Official Site previews ACC Tournament quarterfinal against Wake Forest
Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Terps bring ‘confidence’ to Greensboro
The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Toliver, Coleman want to win first ACC Tournament
Terrapin Times’ Mike Ashley says Toliver, Coleman ready to make run in ACC Tournament (must subscribe)
The Official Site says Richard Taylor gets additional year of eligibility
The Official Site previews first REAL road game of the season at Towson tomorrow
Inside Lacrosse’s Christian Swezey says Farrell will miss Towson game again
The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says Tigers might be down, but still Terps’ rivals
The Official Site says Holmes scored 23, pulled 12 boards as Bears beat Coppin
The Official Site says McKee scored 12 points in final home game
The Sun’s Ken Murray says ‘near capacity crowd’ at Coppin Center for Senior Night
The Official Site says Hawks lose regular season finale to Delaware State
The Official Site previews Princeton showdown tonight at UMBC
Inside Lacrosse’s Christian Swezey says both Retrievers, Tigers want to ‘avoid penalties’
Inside Lacrosse’s Quint Kessenich says Retrievers must improve at face-off
9 of 13 Inside Lacrosse analysts pick Tigers to top Retrievers
The Sun’s Edward Lee says Princeton’s starter in goal unknown for tonight
The Official Site says Hairston, Morris honored by CAA
The Official Site previews Maryland game
The Sun’s Edward Lee says Meade sticking with R.J. Wickham between pipes
MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:
The Official Site says Goode, Cajou honored by NABC
Carroll County Times’ Bob Blubaugh says 2009 NEC Tournament starts like 2008 Tournament for Cajou
Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Atupem added 16 in win for Eers
Daily Racing Form’s Matt Hegarty says Magna files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
The Sun’s Bill Ordine and Brent Jones say Magna’s bankruptcy leaves horse racing in Maryland with ‘uncertain future’
The Sun’s Kent Baker says age not a factor for Cabral
SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:
-Congratulations to SunTrust Athlete of the Morning Shamika Williams. Williams scored 27 last night for Catonsville in a playoff win over Hereford. Fallston’s Jessica Harlee was in the mix; but Williams called in.
-If this is the end for Matt Stover, he will be missed. He was everything for this franchise for a long time. I hope he will choose to retire instead of going elsewhere.
–Loyola 11, Duke 10. Duke didn’t look that bad last Saturday, but the Hounds NEED to get this win to prove they can get over last year’s blowout losses.
–Hopkins 8, Hofstra 6. The Jays proved Tuesday they aren’t as bad as they looked against Princeton.
–Princeton 11, UMBC 7. The Tigers proved they were for real at M&T Bank Stadium.
–Maryland 13, Towson 6. One of these things unfortunately doesn’t belong….
Talk to you tomorrow in Charlottesville.