Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

March 12, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Maryland 70, NC State 63

There is no doubt in my mind that after the heartbreak of the last 10 days, the Terps could absolutely fall apart tonight. But unless NC State really takes it to the Terps on the boards; I just don’t see it. Then again, maybe I shouldn’t make picks with this team.

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

Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:

Rex Snider
says Entry Drafts have hurt Birds

Bob Haynie says Duquette admits Birds picked Rowell over Lincecum

Drew Forrester says Pauley ‘probably not the answer’ for Birds

Thyrl Nelson thinks Gary doing good coaching job

Glenn Clark says Bisciotti example of why Terps still having success despite struggles

Drew Forrester offers Part 3 of Orioles Hangout interview

Nestor Aparicio offers details on search for media star

Nestor Aparicio remembers 1983 World Series

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Pauley gives up 8 hits in loss to Twins

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Mora, Izturis, Guthrie all alive in World Baseball Classic play

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Albers to pen

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says MacPhail has ‘no intentions’ of reaching out to Pedro’s representatives

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec and Dan Connolly say Trembley wants to keep Albers in familiar role

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Pauley’s Spring ERA falls to 7.71 after Twins game

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Hendrickson, Tillman, Arrieta, Matusz scheduled to throw in intrasquad game today

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. expects Tyler Henson to be ‘everyday’ 3rd baseman in Frederick

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Albers struggled in loss to Twins, needs to shift focus to bullpen

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Guthrie struggled last night in Team USA’s loss to Venezuela

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Trembley pleased with Jones’ performance in loss

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Pauley thinks he’s throwing too many strikes

Examiner Jay Trucker says former Oriole Bedard’s struggles continue

Examiner Jay Trucker still thinks Eaton, Pauley, Penn will end up in rotation

Carroll County Times’ Rich Dubroff says Hill trying to stay ‘positive’ despite injuries, etc.

Washington Post’s CJ Holley says Ponson ‘ace’ of Netherlands’ staff

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Laurinaitis, Britt, DHB, Harvin, Vontae Davis all mocked to Ravens around ‘net

The Official Site says Ray Lewis press conference to be held next Thursday

The Sun’s Matt Bracken cleans up after me

Examiner Tony Wisniewski says Holt, Ronald Curry, DJ Hackett, Reggie Williams all ‘decent’ free agent options at WR

Examiner Phil Macek thinks Birk could be ‘hidden gem’

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens relying on speed in defensive backfield

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

NC State Official Site says Wolfpack should have plenty of ‘motivation’ for rematch with Terps

The Sun’s Jeff Barker and Kevin Van Valkenburg say Gary has plenty of support, detractors

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps ‘need to play well under pressure again’

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps looking for two wins to put together ‘reasonable case’ for NCAA Tournament

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Ravens’ Bisciotti remains loyal to Gary

The Sun’s Rick Maese says Vasquez ‘fuels’ Terps

The Sun’s David Steele says Terps can thank ’74 ACC Championship losers for having shot at making NCAA Tournament in ‘09

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Bisciotti thinks strange circumstances lead to Gary missing Tournaments

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Vasquez plans to test NBA Draft waters; could still return

Examiner Steve DeClue picks Terps to beat Wolfpack

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Gary openly talking about NCAA Tournament with Terps

The AP says Gary thinks ACC as talented as ever

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell offers other bubble games to follow

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Gary, NC State’s Lowe only active coaches to have played in ACC Tournament as well

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda and Zach Berman say Terps, Hokies must both win at least two games in Atlanta

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Neal knows Terps need to keep ‘moving’ against zone

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Vasquez wants to test waters to compare himself with other guards across country

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Fells will return to lineup for Wolfpack tonight against Terps

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Pack will run more zone

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps must beat Pack on glass

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says if Vasquez returns, he wants to play with Stephenson

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Gary remains ‘calm’ with chaos surrounding him

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Vasquez testing waters not ‘uncommon’ for junior

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says ‘timing’ of Vasquez’s draft discussion somewhat surprising

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps JUST out right now

DC Examiner’s Brian McNally says Milbourne thinks Terps need to get to free throw line more

DC Examiner’s Rick Snider doesn’t vision Terps making run to get in

Terp Center’s Seth Hoffman says Terps must improve vs. zone

Terrapin Times’ Mike Ashley says Terps fighting to get ‘off bubble’ in Atlanta (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter catches up with target Buie (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Terps taking advantage of time off

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Isaiah Williams posts 4.38 in 40 at Maryland’s Pro Day

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Ravens plan to bring Flacco to work out with DHB in College Park

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says DHB, Gronkowski skipped timing part of Pro Day after solid performances at Combine

Washington Post’s Josh Barr says Terps have offered 3 DeMatha juniors so far

Turtle Sports Report’s Maddie McConnell catches up with Kevin Barnes at Pro Day (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem profiles spring D-Line (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Danielle Bernstein says Terp could still improve at X

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Robert Morris’ Green knocks down jumper with 2.5 seconds to play to beat Mount for NEC title

The Sun’s Jim Rodenbush says Beidler lead Eers with 12 points, 9 boards in loss

Carroll County Times’ Bob Blubaugh says MSM coach Brown thought return to NCAA Tournament ‘not meant to be’ for Mountaineers

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg’s says Green’s winning hoop his only basket of game

The AP’s Alan Robinson says Jeremy Chappell scored 15 to lead Colonials past Eers

MORGAN BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Holmes scores 18 to lead Bears past Florida A&M

The Sun says Bears will face Coppin-NC A&T winner next in MEAC Tournament

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens has Bears playing UConn in first round

UMES BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Pitt posts double double, but Hawks’ season ends with loss to Bethune-Cookman

UMBC BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says student tickets still available for America East championship at Binghamton

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says early signee Robert Olson to play in Charm City Challenge

LOYOLA LACROSSE:

The Official Site previews Saturday’s contest with St. John’s

NAVY LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Wickham honored by Patriot League

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Meade backs off harsh criticism of defense

SALISBURY LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Cannone scores 7 as Gulls get past Marymount

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Jay Trucker’s picks of Eaton, Penn, and Pauley all make sense to me. Does that make you sleep better Orioles fans?

-Congratulations to Milan Brown and Mt. St. Mary’s on another outstanding basketball season. That was heartbreaking stuff last night.

-I’ll pick Coppin 65, NC A&T 60 tonight; and will look forward to another Coppin-Morgan showdown.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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