Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

April 23, 2009 | Glenn Clark

If you didn’t get to Unitas Stadium last night to see Johns Hopkins and Towson play another CLASSIC college lacrosse game; you’re missing out on why the sport is the best product there is. Last night’s game was a double-overtime THRILLER, but there have been 6-7 other games this season that have been just about as good, involving local teams…..

Maryland-Virginia, Maryland-Hopkins, Mt. St. Mary’s-St. Joseph’s, Mt. St. Mary’s-VMI, Towson-Hofstra, Loyola-Syracuse, etc. etc. etc. etc.

You’re missing out.

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

Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:

Glenn Clark says Ed Reed could be on cover of Madden 2010

Cliff Saunders mocks Vontae Davis to Ravens

Bob Haynie says Dupree will have two years of eligibility after transferring

Nestor Aparicio says IronBirds will wear Under Armour with agreement

Glenn Clark says Penn State’s Cadogan, Utah’s Kruger could be Draft options for Ravens

Glenn Clark says Pietramala improves to 43-2 vs. teams from Maryland with win over Towson

Glenn Clark says Terps could use scholarship for DeShawn Painter

Gary Quill offers Pimlico picks for today

Glenn Clark says Phelps’ new girl apparently Chargers dancer

Drew Forrester says Ovechkin, Green have combined for 1 goal as Caps fall behind 3-1

Ed Frankovic says Caps ‘on brink of elimination’ after Game 4 loss to Rangers

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Guthrie struggles as Birds fall to White Sox

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Eaton, O’s go for series win tonight vs. Colon, White Sox

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Simon to have reconstructive surgery on elbow, will miss season

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Markakis hoping for first All-Star nod as balloting opens

White Sox Official Site’s Pete Kerzel says Danks shut down Birds as Pale Hose cruised

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says 10,868 saw Birds fall to White Sox

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Huff doesn’t think he can be first to hit Warehouse

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Fields, Thome homered for White Sox in win

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Trembley doesn’t think tonight’s start ‘critical’ for Eaton

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Guthrie charged with 5 earned runs in loss

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Rich Hill to begin rehab Friday night in Frederick

The Sun’s Mike Klingaman says Ripken, Under Armour’s Plank enter partnership with mutual admiration society

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Salazar had HR, 3 RBI for Tides in win

Examiner Jay Trucker thinks Patton, Hill can help Birds’ rotation

Examiner Steve DeClue says Sarfate hit hard in loss as well

Examiner Steve DeClue not broken up about loss of Simon

Annapolis Capital’s John McNamara says White Sox Pitcher Floyd (Severna Park native) pitching ‘stress-free’

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Bergesen feels ‘blessed’ to have moved so quickly through organization

The AP says Chris Getz had 3 hits, 2 RBI, scored 3 runs for White Sox in win

Frederick News-Post says Caleb Joseph had RBI single for Keys in loss to Lynchburg

Virginian-Pilot’s Rainer Sabin says Chris Waters picks up win for Tides over Knights

Chicago Tribune’s Mark Gonzales says Danks excelled in ‘chilly, damp conditions’ at Camden Yards

Chicago Sun-Times’ Joe Cowley says Guillen thinks last night an example of how White Sox can ‘win’

SI’s Ted Keith says Bergesen, Arrieta, Tillman, Matusz reason for ‘hope’

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Geoff Peckham says ESPN’s Clayton thinks Ravens would be willing to deal Heap for Boldin

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Johnson’s move from DT to LB example of Ravens’ scouting success

The Official Site says NFL Network’s Mayock ‘would be wary’ of selecting Britt, Nicks, DHB in Round 1

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens won’t eliminate drafting CB just because they already have depth

The Sun’s David Steele says Ravens got harsh grades for picking Flacco, who has clearly lived up to pick

The Sun’s Rick Maese says Billick wishes he would have made more Coors Light commercials

The Sun’s Rick Maese says analysts split on Newsome’s Draft abilities

ESPN.com’s James Walker mocks DHB to Ravens

ESPN.com’s James Walker thinks Ravens’ CB interest is ‘smoke’

ESPN.com’s James Walker says he would have mocked Maualuga to Ravens had he been available

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens would be taking ‘risk’ by not drafting receiver

Fox Sports’ Adam Schein thinks Ravens should take Britt over Nicks

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Terps to visit Hoosiers in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

The Sun’s Bill Ordine says Vasquez will officially make plans to test NBA Draft waters

The Sun says Terps’ trip to Assembly Hall to come December 1

The Sun’s Matt Bracken recaps season for commit James Padgett

The Diamondback’s Mark Selig says many Draft analysts view Vasquez as 2nd round pick

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Comcast SportsNet reports Vasquez does not want to play internationally

Washington Post’s Matt Bonesteel says Challenge opponent Hoosiers went 6-25 last season

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Dupree’s exit easier to stomach with Williams, Padgett coming to College Park next season

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps facing Hoosiers for 2nd time in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps now have extra scholarship for ’09 season with Dupree gone

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Vasquez has until June 25 to make final decision

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Barnes posts impressive 41 on Wonderlic test

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Don Brown’s defensive changes ‘challenging, welcome’ for Terps

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Torrey Smith looking to follow up on stellar season as returner

CBS Sports’ Chad Reuter thinks Raiders will pick DHB if Maclin gone

Terrapin Times’ Claire Knudsen profiles NFL Draft hopeful Scott Burley (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says City WR Coxson visited campus again (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem profiles NFL Draft prospect Fokou (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s Maddie McConnell checks in with TE/DE prospect Zack McCray at Scout.com Combine (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

The Official Site previews Friday’s ACC Tournament semifinal vs. North Carolina

The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says Farrell finds it tough to be away from field

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Brian Christopher nets buzzer beater in 2OT to win thriller at Towson

Inside Lacrosse’s Jon Brand has Jays as 6th overall seed in NCAA Tournament

Inside Lacrosse’s “pcrispino” says Christopher’s game high 3rd goal was winner for Blue Jays

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Jays improve to 34-3 all time vs. Tigers

TOWSON LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Tigers blew 4 goal lead to Jays on Senior Night

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

The Official Site announces honorary captains for Saturday’s Spring Game

MT. ST. MARY’S LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Ososki scored in OT to lift Eers past VMI

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Mids third overall in Academic Progress Report

Examiner Tom Flynn offers pictures from Mids’ visit with Obama at White House

BLAST:

The Official Site says Summer Camp registration open

SWIMMING:

The Sun says Phelps will try new freestyle technique to improve sprinting ability

The Sun’s Rick Maese says Phelps dating Miss California

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-I think Greivis Vasquez ends up back at Maryland in the end. And Dupree ends up at Towson.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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