Monday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

May 12, 2008 | Glenn Clark

I can’t tell you how important Hopkins’ win over Hofstra was yesterday.
With the win, we are now guaranteed that a school from the state of Maryland will go to the Final Four in Foxborough. Navy will play Hopkins next Saturday in Annapolis, that winner advances to the national semifinals.
Maryland could also go to the Final Four with a win over Virginia, but that will be much more difficult.
I was streaming UMBC/Virginia tonight (Gary Stein was one of the best people I’ve worked with in Baltimore); and every time I was reminded that a Virginia player was from the state of Maryland; I wanted to scream.
It is vital that a local team be in the Final Four if for no other reason than to help keep local talent local. Maryland produces the best lacrosse players in the world. It would be nice if they would play college ball here instead of going to Charlottesville, Durham, New Jersey, etc.
Right now, I’ll say Duke, Syracuse, Virginia, and Navy go to Gillette Stadium.
Let’s see what everyone else has to say…..
Best of Sunday’s WNST Blogs:
ORIOLES:
The Official Site’s Mark Dent says Bannister stellar as Royals shut out Birds
The Official Site’s Mark Dent says Cintron called up, McCrory sent down
Royals Official Site’s Max Utsler says KC gets first win in last 13 vs. Orioles
The Sun’s Roch Kubatko expected more power from Scott
The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says Birds stuck with Walker
The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says Rowell heating up on farm
The Examiner’s Michael Olesker says Brooks deserves statue in Baltimore
Washington Post’s Marc Carig says Cintron will come off bench for now
Kansas City Star’s Sam Mellinger says Bannister snaps personal losing streak as well
RAVENS:
The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says 52 won’t talk contract
PREAKNESS:
Washington Times’ Ryan O’Halloran says surface issue at Pimlico, elsewhere in sport
HOPKINS LACROSSE:
Inside Lacrosse’s Geoff Shannon says Rabil proved Tewaaraton worthiness
The Examiner’s Gary Lambrecht says Rabil continues dominance
Washington Post’s Christian Swezey says Jays avenge earlier loss to Hofstra
UMBC LACROSSE:
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Glading’s four goals move Cavs past Retrievers
WASHINGTON COLLEGE LACROSSE:
TERRAPINS LACROSSE:
NAVY LACROSSE:
NAVY BASKETBALL:
SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:
-I don’t take much from 3 of 4 against the Royals. This is still an awful baseball team.
-I enjoy the excitement John Harbaugh is bringing; but if the Ravens are 3-6 and Haloti Ngata is lining up on the offensive side of the ball; I might wish the team was working harder on run stopping during minicamp.
Talk to you tomorrow.
-G

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