Monday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

March 16, 2009 | Glenn Clark

How much more fun did you have filling out your brackets today when Maryland was one of the schools on the list?

Me too.

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

Best of Sunday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester thinks Bozeman’s story better than Gary’s

Drew Forrester thinks Gary probably smirked after getting in

Nestor Aparicio wonders if Bisciotti will hang with 52 or Terps on Thursday

Drew Forrester thinks facing Cal ‘fair if not favorable’ for Terps

Rex Snider offers career advice to Jay Gibbons

Drew Forrester says Jim Johnson’s injury of concern-because he can pitch

Nestor Aparicio posts Chapter 9 from his book on Orioles, WNST

Chris Bonetti says Cal has interesting choices as a school

Ed Frankovic says Caps recall Varlamov before heading back on road

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Terps to face Cal in first round of NCAA Tournament Thursday

The Sun’s Ken Murray and Rick Maese say Hayes think moment ‘nerve racking’ leading up to Selection Sunday announcement

The Sun’s Rick Maese says Terps bring ‘momentum’ into Tournament

The Sun says opponent Cal shoots well from outside

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Golden Bears could hurt Terps’ zone with outside shooting

The Sun’s Rick Maese says Vasquez thought selection announcement amongst ‘best moments of (his) life’

The Sun’s Rick Maese says Terps in West region (Sweet 16 would be played in Glendale, AZ)

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Hayes left off ACC Tournament team

LA Times’ Chris Dufresne says health of St. Mary’s Mills could have kept Terps out

Examiner Steve DeClue thinks Terps’ draw ‘solid’

Examiner Dylan Waugh thinks Terps ‘should be thrilled’ with Tournament matchup

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Neal was on ‘Cloud 9’ after hearing Terps in

The AP says Neal ‘almost started crying’ when he saw Maryland was in

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says ‘loud roar’ came from Comcast Center lounge when Terps announced IN NCAA Tournament

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Bowie’s nerves ‘jolted’ by Mississippi State’s win over Tennessee

Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg doesn’t think Gary deserving of harshest of criticism, highest of praise

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps were ‘worried’ when they saw Arizona selected

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps avoid 4th NIT appearance in last 5 years

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Gary will receive a ‘bump’ through 2013 for reaching Tournament

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps ‘elated’, ‘relieved’

San Francisco Chronicle’s Rusty Simmons says Montgomery gets Bears to Tournament in 1st year in Berkeley

ESPN.com’s Mark Schlabach says Terps wouldn’t have had great argument had they been left out

ESPN.com’s Andy Katz says Terps example of committee wanting strong non-conference schedule

SI’s Luke Winn excited for potential Vasquez-Tyreke Evans showdown

Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy says Maryland had better wins than teams like St. Mary’s

Terrapin Times’ Mike Ashley says Gary ‘choked back tears’ after finding out team was back in Tournament (must subscribe)

Terp Center’s Seth Hoffman says Terps in Tournament for 2nd time in last 3 years

Turtle Sports Report’s Mike Rubin says Terps/Cal winner will face Memphis/Cal State-Northridge winner in 2nd round

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site offers information on Women’s Summer Camp

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Terps expected to receive #1 seed tonight

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Catalino scores 5 as Terps beat Bryant

Inside Lacrosse says Terps fall out of Top 10 in coaches’ poll

The Sun says Groot, Reed each tally hat trick in win over Bulldogs

MORGAN BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Bears get 15 seed; will open NCAA Tournament vs. Oklahoma in Kansas City

The Sun’s David Steele says scene at Morgan full of ‘joy’ on Selection Sunday

Washington Post’s Mike Wise says Bozeman, Maryland’s Williams each get to Tournament after facing great scrutiny

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Bears have ‘no answer’ for Blake Griffin

Yahoo! Sports’ Dan Wetzel thinks Bozeman ‘great story’

UMBC LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse says Retrievers up to 6th in new media poll

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Retrievers were ‘laid back’ going into Maryland game

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Quint Kessenich says Blue Jays ‘legitimate contender’ to reach Championship weekend

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Eers to face James Madison in first round of CollegeInsider.com Tournament

The Sun says Milan Brown thinks Eers excited for chance to play for ‘another championship’

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Rich Hill throws bullpen session in hopes to work back by Opening Day

The Official Site’s Anthony DiComo says Reimold homered to help Birds top Red Sox

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Hill felt ‘no pain’ during side session

The Sun says Roberts fell homer short of cycle in Team USA’s win over Netherlands

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec and Dan Connolly say Jim Johnson will miss at least week with right shoulder impingement

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Waters threw 3 scoreless innings in win

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Guthrie would pitch Wednesday if Americans still in World Baseball Classic

Examiner Jay Trucker says former Orioles Cintron, Castro playing well in Spring Training

Frederick News-Post says Matusz assigned to Keys

The AP says Freel adds ‘energy’ to Birds

RAVENS:

ESPN.com’s James Walker thinks Ravens will spend money saved on Rolle to extend Suggs

SI’s Peter King ‘loves’ Ravens addition of Carr

NFL.com’s Charles Davis mocks Laurinaitis to Ravens

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site’s David Harrington says Mariners open season with win over Erie at First Mariner Arena

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Congratulations to SunTrust Athlete of the Morning Jessica Harlee; who scored 19 of her 28 points in the 4th quarter to lift Fallston to the 3A state basketball title this weekend in Catonsville. You know I love the Cougars.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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