Friday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

March 06, 2009 | Glenn Clark

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

RAVENS:

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

ORIOLES:

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

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

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)

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Richard Taylor gets additional year of eligibility

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

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

MORGAN BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Holmes scored 23, pulled 12 boards as Bears beat Coppin

COPPIN BASKETBALL:

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

UMES BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Hawks lose regular season finale to Delaware State

UMBC LACROSSE:

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 Sun says UMBC plays Princeton for first time since 1990

TOWSON BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Hairston, Morris honored by CAA

TOWSON LACROSSE:

The Official Site previews Maryland game

NAVY LACROSSE:

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

The Sun says Cajou scores 21 for Mount in win

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

HORSE RACING:

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’

BLAST:

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.

Lacrosse scores…..
-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.

-G

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