Sports Saturdays

Sports Saturdays: A Weekend of Women’s Volleyball

Saturday, October 19th, 2013 by Justin Thomas

9290135-1What: Lafayette vs. Loyola; Lehigh vs. Loyola

When: Friday November 1st, 7:00PM; Saturday November 2nd, 4:00PM

The Loyola Women’s Volleyball Team will be hosting a weekend of conference volleyball to kick off the month of November. The Hounds kicked off a long month of conference games in the Patriot League with a very respectable 1-2 record, slowly working their way back into contention.

The last month of the season presents a lot of opportunities for home match-ups at Reitz Arena. The Hounds currently find themselves in the middle of the pack in the Patriot League, with a chance for a couple of statement matches at home.

First, on Friday November 1st, they will play host to the Lafayette Leopards, who currently occupy the basement of the Patriot League for women’s volleyball. The Hounds then have an opportunity to make a big statement in a home match against the American Eagles, who are at the top of the conference with an almost flawless record on the season.

Start off your November right by coming out and supporting the Hounds at Reitz Arena!

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Sports Saturdays: Inaugural Baltimore Basketball Classic 2013

Saturday, October 12th, 2013 by Rachel

Who: Wizards VS. Knicks

When: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7:00PM

Where: Baltimore Arena (formerly 1st Mariner)


October 17th, the Washington Wizards will take on the New York Knicks at the Baltimore Arena in the 1st Baltimore Basketball Classic! This basketball classic began in tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Baltimore Bullets and B’More is pleased to bring professional basketball back into the city. This marks the Wizards first game in Baltimore since 1999 and the team brings along Carmelo Anthony, a Towson Catholic high school graduate. Both teams look forward to facing off on neutral ground this October, and you won’t want to miss the 1st Basketball Classic Baltimore has ever offered.

Tickets start at $8, and can be bought through Ticketmaster.

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Sports Saturdays: Hockey in the Nation’s Capital

Saturday, October 5th, 2013 by Justin Thomas

imagesWhat: Colorado Avalanche @ Washington Capitals

When: Saturday October 12th, 7:00PM

It’s that time of year again!¬† Hockey returns as the 2013-2014 NHL season gets underway. If you’re looking to go see some great hockey, look no further than our nation’s capital.

The Washington Capitals will be in the midst of a 5-game home-stand next weekend that will include a game against the Colorado Avalanche. Any match-up between these two teams always promises to be a good one. (more…)

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Sports Saturdays: Baltimore Running Festival

Saturday, October 5th, 2013 by Rachel

What: 13th Annual Baltimore Running Festival

When: October 12th, 2013

Attention all runners! Here is your chance to run a full marathon, half marathon, 5K or relay race for a cause. The Baltimore Running Festival will be hosting these runs for their 13th consecutive year in hopes of bringing the community together. Many big name charities are offering training and opportunities to donate; a full list is available on their website. All of the races will finish at Camden Yards at M&T Bank Stadium. Runners are encouraged to register as soon as possible as slots are nearly full! Register today in order to secure your spot and run for something that matters.

For all the info you need, visit the Baltimore Running Festival’s website!

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Government Shutdown Effecting…Sports?

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 by Justin Thomas

courtesy of Denver Post

courtesy of Denver Post

I know it sounds like a joke, but this is more than serious. The recent partial government shutdown due to a budget impasse in Congress has now officially infected the world of sports.

The shutdown has caused the sports programs at the service academies (Army, Navy, Air Force) to be temporarily suspended. As a result of the temporary program suspension, the three teams are in jeopardy of having to skip their games for this upcoming weekend, leaving two games at risk of being abandoned.

The first game at risk of falling victim to the shutdown is Army vs. Boston College. Boston College has been in contact with Army athletics in an attempt to find some sort of means of making the game happen, but so far to no avail.

The second game at risk of being cancelled has a little bit more riding on it. This Saturday, Navy and Air Force were set to play their annual rivalry game that has been a tradition between the two academies since 1972, with the rivalry itself dating back to 1960. The game is one in a series of games between the academies that determines the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy, which is an annual trophy given to the service academy with the best record against one another.

I know that you could very easily say, “So what? It’s just a trophy.” This is true, but the revenue those games pull in is very real. The Navy vs. Air Force game for Saturday has already sold out, presenting a couple of major problems!

It’s still not a definite yet that these games will be cancelled, but let’s just say that the chances of those games actually happening are looking like a resounding slim-to-none right now.

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Sports Saturdays: Army Black Knights @ Loyola Greyhounds

Saturday, September 28th, 2013 by Justin Thomas

NCAA Women Soccer: George Mason at Loyola MarylandWhat: Army @ Loyola

When: Saturday October 5th, 7:00PM

Next Saturday, the Loyola Women’s Soccer Team continues their Patriot League season by playing host to the Army Black Knights at Ridley Athletic Complex. The Greyhounds will be coming off of a three game streak on the road. The game is in the heart of the conference schedule for the Hounds. The Hounds come back to Ridley looking for their first home win of the season, so fan support will be thoroughly appreciated. The game is free for students. Tickets range from $7 on down for non-students, so come on out and support the Greyhounds!

For more information on tickets, visit the Greyhounds website.

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Sports Saturdays: Red Sox @ Orioles 9/28

Saturday, September 21st, 2013 by Rachel


What: Red Sox @ Orioles

When: Saturday September 28th, 7:05PM start time

Next Saturday the Orioles will host the Boston Red Sox at Orioles Park in Camden Yards. The game takes place at the tail end of Fan Appreciation Week, so fans at the game will have multiple chances to take home exciting prizes and experiences. The 2013 regular baseball season is winding down; if you haven’t gotten to an O’s game yet, here is your chance! Tickets start as low as $18, but don’t forget to bring some cash for a hot dog and a coke!

For ticketing information and availability visit the Orioles Website.

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Sports Saturdays: Free Salsa Lessons at Talara

Saturday, August 17th, 2013 by Chris Furino

TalaraMondays at 9:00PM

Talara Restaurant | 615 President Street

Every Monday evening, beginning at 9PM, head down to Talara Restaurant in Harbor East for free Salsa Lessons. The class itself will go until 9:30PM, and from then until midnight there will be open dancing. The class is designed for people of all experience levels, so don’t be embarrassed if you don’t think you can dance! There are sure to be tons of people around you from all skill levels, just looking to have a great evening! Talara also features many food and drink specials, with a happy hour that runs from 4-7PM. Plus, the food at Talara is extremely unique and delicious, featuring things like mojitos, fresh salsa, and other South American cuisine. Heading down to Talara for dinner, drinks, and dancing certainly sounds like the perfect date night! Put on your best dancing shoes, and check out Talara this upcoming Monday!

For more information, visit Talara’s website!

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Sports Saturdays: 2013 Baltimore Grand Prix

Saturday, August 10th, 2013 by Chris Furino

BaltimoreGrandPrixAugust 30th – September 1st | All Day

The Streets of Baltimore!

From August 30th to September 1st (Labor Day Weekend) SRT will present the third running of the Baltimore Grand Prix in downtown Baltimore. The streets will come alive with the sights and sounds of high-speed automotive racing. With a modified racing circuit from previous years, and an even better fan experience, this years event will surely establis Baltimore as the Mid-Atlantic’s premier motor-sport destination. Guests will be able to see there favorite IndyCar drivers whip around the streets of Baltimore all three days, with the major races culminating on Sunday. This year, the Baltimore Grand Prix is more than a race; however, it will be the “must attend festival of the summer!” For “Accelerated Flavors”, the Taste of Maryland will feature culinary creations to die for. For “Accelerated Sensations” there will be tons of live musicians and 98 Rock will be broadcasting live. Finally, for some “Accelerated Fun” for the whole family, to the Esskay Family Fun Zone that will have an obstacle course from Port Discovery Children’s Museum, KIDRACERS go-karts, and live performances from Radio Disney! The Grand Prix is going to be a great weekend all around, so be sure to purchase your ticket for one loud and speed fueled weekend.

Please be aware that traffic will be high and there will be roads closed this weekend.

For more information and to purchase tickets, check out the Grand Prix’s website.

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Sports Saturdays: Tour de Frederick

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 by Chris Furino

TourdeFrederickAugust 16th-18th

Registration – Hilton Garden Inn, Frederick, MD

The Fourth Annual Tour de Frederick will be held Friday, August 16th to Sunday, August 18th, with registration beginning at 11am on Friday at the Hilton Garden Inn of Frederick. This yearly event, which welcomes cycling enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels, features unique routes that display the beauty of Frederick County, while showcasing its rich history. This tradition hopes to bring together all types of cyclists while fostering competition and camaraderie. Not only is this event fun for all, but it also supports the Boys and Girls Club of Frederick County. Attendees can partake in various types of courses, including a history bike tour of Frederick City, a 30-mile ride that encompasses all three covered bridges in Frederick County, and an 8-mile family ride. Plus, guests who purchase the three-day package can partake in complimentary beer tastings, a ghost tour of Frederick, and a “High Wheel Race” that features restored antique bicycles. You can register online or at the event. Prices range from $15 to $160 depending on the level of participation you anticipate.

For more information, a daily schedule, and to register, check out the Tour de Frederick’s website.

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