Saturday, February 28th, 2015 by Justin Thomas
NASCAR just turned into an Ashton Kutcher comedy down in Morrow, Georgia as Team Xtreme Racing driver Travis Kvapil is left saying, “Dude, where’s my car?”
Kvapil’s No. 44 car was in a trailer in a hotel parking lot in Morrow, Georgia in preparation for this weekend’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. At 5:34am, the trailer, with the car and spare parts inside, was stolen.
Team Xtreme now finds themselves without a car for the race this weekend, and had to withdraw from the race Friday morning.
Kvapil reported the theft through Twitter while keeping a good sense of humor about him.
“Wow. Anyone near Atlanta find my stolen Cup car let me know! Unreal,” Kvapil first tweeted at 9:13am.
He then followed up with the tweets, “I bet when whoever has it, opens the trailer and is going to be like ‘oh snap’,” and my personal favorite, “Dang…I’m wishing we had LoJack or something on it!”
The car and its parts are going to be hard to sell off without police noticing, seeing as the car itself has giant Golden Corral decals all over it and the number 44 plastered on.
In all seriousness, the contents of the trailer are worth around $400,000, meaning finding this trailer is important to Team Xtreme and owner John Cohen.
“I just feel bad for my guys,” Cohen said. “They were really proud of this car….I want the car back. That was my favorite car I had in the shop. I called that car ‘Old Faithful,’ because you could run that car anywhere and it would do good.”
Kvapil shared similar feelings on the situation when asked about it on Friday at the track.
“”It’s really a crazy story,” Kvapil said. “I feel bad for the guys, John Cohen and the team…they worked so hard the last couple of days and a lot of hours to get us here, and to have it kind of just pulled out right from under us…I just can’t believe it….For the team’s sake and John Cohen’s sake, hopefully the parts and pieces can be recovered or it will be a really huge setback for the team.”
Hopefully this crazy story can end just as well for Team Xtreme as it did for Ashton Kutcher and Sean William Scott in Dude, Where’s My Car? The comedy of the story just became very real.
Monday, February 23rd, 2015 by Justin Thomas
After an announcement on Thursday from the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders, we learned that there are three NFL teams considering the move to Hollywood from their current cities.
These three teams are the St. Louis Rams (which we already knew about), the Oakland Raiders (which we assumed), and the San Diego Chargers.
The Rams began pursuing a plan to possibly move to LA a little over a month back, but the Raiders and Chargers just sprung this on the NFL world.
Chargers fans and the people of the great city of San Diego are shocked and slightly betrayed by this news, especially since San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer created a task force with the sole purpose of finding ways to keep the Chargers in San Diego. (more…)
Saturday, February 14th, 2015 by Justin Thomas
WHEN: Saturday, February 14th, 12:00pm; 2:00pm
WHERE: Ridley Athletic Complex; Reitz Arena
This Valentine’s Day, spend some time with your one true love…the Loyola Greyhounds!
The Hounds will be on display first at noon, when the men’s lacrosse team will take on 17th ranked Penn State, then at 2pm when the women’s basketball team will play against Boston University.
Loyola men’s lacrosse opened their season last week with a tough 13-12 loss at home against no. 9 Virginia. They now have the chance to right the ship against Penn State in the two teams’ 52nd overall meeting. Sending a little love the Hounds’ way for the game surely can’t hurt.
The women’s basketball team was right in the middle of the pack in the Patriot League before going on the four-game losing streak they’re on now. However, the Hounds round out their season with five more conference games, three of which are at home. Almost all of their remaining games are against teams that reside in the the lower half of the Patriot League standings. Be sweet and spread hearts all around for the Hounds at 2pm.
Show your love for the green and grey this Valentine’s Day, and be the Hounds’ valentine!
Saturday, February 7th, 2015 by Justin Thomas
WHEN: Saturday, February 7th, 1pm
WHERE: Ridley Athletic Complex
Lacrosse season is finally here, folks! And what better way to kick it off than with a top-10 matchup between your 7th-ranked Loyola Greyhounds and the 9th-ranked Virginia Cavaliers?
The Hounds look to start off strong with a big test at home, and build off of their successes from last season. (more…)
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 by Justin Thomas
WHEN: 3:30pm (Women), 7:00pm (Men)
WHERE: Reitz Arena
Are you ready for double-header basketball action in Reitz Arena this Saturday?!
Hoping to rebound from a difficult 5-game road trip, the women’s team looks to make a stand and defend home court against Mount St. Mary’s in the afternoon.
Then, following that game, the men, coming off of a thrilling buzzer-beater win against Columbia, also look to take it to The Mount in the two teams 170th meeting all-time.
The rivalry between the Hounds and The Mount is actually the most-played college rivalry in the state of Maryland, edging out the Johns Hopkins and McDaniel rivalry, which has seen 157 contests.
Come on out to Reitz Arena this Saturday and support the Hounds this rivalry double-header weekend against The Mount.
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 by Justin Thomas
Let it snow, let it snow, oh wait no! Make it stop! That’s what the people of Buffalo are singing right now after having upwards of 8 feet of snow dumped on them in recent days.
With not enough resources to have Ralph Wilson Stadium ready for go-time on Sunday at 1:00pm, the NFL has decided to move the AFC East game against the Jets away from Buffalo.
Players have even resorted to trekking to the stadium on foot for practice this week. Bills wide receiver Chris Hogan tweeted out Friday morning, “Still snowed in! Walking to the stadium.”
The game between the Jets and the Bills will be played at Ford Field in Detroit, where weather can not possibly be a factor, seeing as it is a totally enclosed stadium.
Saturday, November 15th, 2014 by Justin Thomas
Dan Duquette, who is the executive vice president of baseball operations for the Orioles, was given the award on Monday after his leadership in the front office helped the O’s to their best season in 17 years.
Duquette won the award back in 1992 as well, when he was the general manager for the Montreal Expos.
Big signings and roster manipulation carried out by Duquette were crucial to the O’s success this season. Not only did Duquette manage to sign big names like Nelson Cruz and Andrew Miller, he was also able to find players that were disregarded by other teams, players he knew had loads of potential.
Saturday, November 8th, 2014 by Justin Thomas
The men’s basketball team kicked off the season with an exhibition game at home against Bridgewater College.
The team looked strong as the Hounds won 71-49, and did a good job of spreading around the scoring as four players found themselves in double-digits in the scoring column.
The real work starts next week as the Hounds kick off the regular season with a game on the road against Texas Tech.
Saturday, November 1st, 2014 by Justin Thomas
WHEN: Saturday, November 1st, 7:00pm
WHERE: Ridley Athletic Complex
Loyola Men’s Soccer will celebrate Senior Saturday by hosting Patriot League opponent Navy in the Hounds last home game of the regular season.
Saturday, October 11th, 2014 by Justin Thomas
WHEN: Saturday, October 11th, 7:00pm
WHERE: Ridley Athletic Complex
The Greyhounds return home to continue Patriot League play this weekend against the Mountain Hawks of Lehigh.
The Hounds enter this game hungry for their first Patriot League win against the 4-3-3 (2-0-2 conference) Mountain Hawks.