Sports Saturdays

The Debate of the Decade

Saturday, November 14th, 2015 by Brendan Pierce

Sports SaturdayShould college athletes get paid?

It is such a simple question, but the answer is a lot more complex then yes or no.

Paying college athletes is an extremely complicated scenario because there are so many sports, schools, and conferences that distributing the money equally would be a nightmare.

However, I think that the resolution to this matter is fairly simple.

College athletics is a business and it comes down to which sports make the most amount of money for the NCAA.


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Men’s Soccer Senior Night

Friday, November 6th, 2015 by Brendan Pierce

Sports SaturdayThe Men’s Soccer team plays their final game of the season at the Ridley Athletic Complex on Saturday November 7th at 1:00 pm against the Holy Cross Crusaders.

The Greyhounds have had a disappointing 2015 campaign as they sit at 2-12-2 overall and 0-7-1 in the Patriot League. Loyola did pull off one of the biggest upsets in school history this year defeating rival UMBC who was ranked 11th in the country when the teams squared off in September. (more…)

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Who is the Best of the Best?

Saturday, October 24th, 2015 by Brendan Pierce

 Sports SaturdayFor the first time since 1970, 5 NFL teams will be undefeated entering week 7. The Bengals, Broncos, Packers, Panthers, and Patriots are the lone remaining teams without a loss and all 5 of them have a legitimate chance of raising the Lombardi Trophy come February.

We know what Andy Dalton and company can do during the regular season, but the real question for the Bengals is, can they get the job done during the post-season? Dalton has made the playoffs in each of his first 4 years in the league however, he is 0-4 in the post-season. This is a different Bengals team. They are incredibly balanced on offense with a thunder and lightning rushing attack with Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard, as well as a prolific passing attack featuring A.J Green. With the exception of the Ravens game, Green has been relatively quiet so far this season. It is the emergence of guys like Tyler Eifert and Marvin Jones that have really added another dimension to this offense. Eifert specifically has been extremely effective in the red zone hauling in 6 touchdowns leading all tight ends. This Bengals team certainly has the weapons to keep up with the elite teams in the AFC. (more…)

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2015-16 Loyola Basketball Season Preview

Saturday, October 10th, 2015 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday The college basketball season is right around the corner and if there is going to be a year in which Loyola basketball wins the Patriot League, the 2015-16 season is definitely that year. This team has a perfect mixture of veteran leadership and young talent.

The Greyhounds have four seniors on the team and they are all expected to play pivotal roles this year. Loyola gets big man Jarred Jones back after playing in only two games last year due to injury. The men in green also return Franz Rassman who started every game last season, Eric Laster who was the team MVP last year, and Tyler Hubbard who is the only member of the team who was on the 2012 team that won the MAAC championship.

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AFC East Preview

Saturday, September 19th, 2015 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday After week 1, the AFC East is the only division in football in which all 4 of the teams in the division opened their season 1-0. In a division that features the defending Super Bowl champion, New England Patriots, the AFC East has the potential to be one of the best in football. The Bills, Dolphins, and Jets all made significant upgrades to their roster this offseason and all four teams could make a run at the postseason. Here is my AFC East preview for the 2015 season.

The Bills brought in the likes of LeSean McCoy, Percy Harvin, Charles Clay, and of course the always entertaining Rex Ryan to be their head coach. They also have a new quarterback under center, former Virginia Tech standout Tyrod Taylor. Taylor has been the Ravens back-up quarterback the past 4 seasons, but got his first NFL start on Sunday leading the Bills to a statement victory over the Indianapolis Colts by a score of 27-14.

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When will the Dark Knight return?

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday Coming off their most improbable win of the season on Tuesday night against the Nationals, the Mets are now faced with the question of when will Matt Harvey return?

Harvey’s agent, Scott Boras, wants Harvey to throw no more than 180 innings on the season. However, he has already thrown 171.2 innings.

After the Mets thrilling 8-7 come from behind victory, they now have a 6 game lead in the division with 24 games left to play. The Mets are looking to clinch their first playoff birth since 2006.

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Sports Saturdays: How Amazin’ Are The Mets?

Saturday, April 25th, 2015 by Justin Thomas

Sports SaturdayMeet the Mets!

Don’t look now, but the New York Mets seem to be back in their “Amazin'” form for the first time in ages.

As the Mets prepare to start the Subway Series against their Bronx rivals, the New York Yankees, they find themselves at the top of the MLB with a 13-3 record, while also riding the momentum of an 11-game win streak.

They’re finally in a position to take New York and all of the major leagues by storm, but just how Amazin’ are these Mets?

Just going by the numbers, you have to be impressed with this team. Their 11-game win streak is the longest they’ve been on since 1986, when they also started 2-3 before the streak started.

They also accomplished these win totals at the start of the season with a win streak in 1969.

The Mets won the World Series both of those years. (more…)

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Sports Saturdays: WLOY at the 2015 Baltimore President’s Cup

Saturday, April 18th, 2015 by Justin Thomas

PREZCUPWHAT: 2015 Baltimore President’s Cup

WHEN: April 18, 1pm

WHERE: Oriole Park at Camden Yards!

Baseball season is officially here, and you know what that means. We’re heading to Camden Yards!

WLOY’s Sports Talk guys will be making their way to the home of the O’s to broadcast the 2015 Baltimore President’s Cup.

It is a great honor for WLOY to do this every year, and this year we are proud to bring you the all-star showcase between Baltimore’s East and West schools.

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Sports Saturdays: McClure Tennis Center To Open

Saturday, April 11th, 2015 by Justin Thomas

Sports SaturdayLoyola’s brand new tennis complex will be unveiled on Saturday at 11:30am, in time for the tennis teams to play Bucknell later in the day.

In a happy and well deserved twist, Loyola will be dedicating the new tennis center to the man who has been at the helm of the tennis program since 1979, and has earned over 700 wins during his tenure, Rick McClure.

The McClure Tennis Center is a stunning eight-court, lighted facility on the grounds of Ridley Athletic Complex. This new complex is only possible thanks to a generous, anonymous $3.2-million donation.

An opening reception will take place at 11:30am, and the dedication ceremony itself will start at 12:30pm. After the festivities end, the Hounds will play their first matches ever in the new complex when they play host to Bucknell.

All who attend are welcome to join McClure and the players in a post-match reception in the Class of 1968 Suite at Ridley.

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Sports Saturdays: Men’s Lax vs. Colgate

Saturday, March 28th, 2015 by Justin Thomas

Sports SaturdayWHAT: Loyola Men’s Lacrosse vs. Colgate

WHEN: Saturday, March 28, 2:30pm

WHERE: Ridley Athletic Complex

Are you ready for some Greyhound lacrosse…on CBS Sports?!

That’s right folks. This Saturday, the Loyola men’s lacrosse team will take on Colgate in a Patriot League matchup at Ridley.

However, if you can’t make your way over to Ridley for the game (which you totally should if you are physically able), you can catch all the exciting action on CBS Sports Network. (more…)

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