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Sports Saturdays: Loyola Women’s Basketball

Saturday, November 16th, 2013 by Justin Thomas

9439185What: Pittsburgh vs. Loyola

When: Saturday November 23, 1:00PM

Next Saturday the Loyola Women’s Basketball team will be facing a rather tough test at home. The Hounds will be taking on the Pittsburgh Panthers in Reitz Arena to finish off a two-game home stand.

The Hounds lost their season opener to a highly ranked Maryland Terrapins squad, but hope to rebound (pun intended) at home.

C’mon out and support the Hounds in this important and intense matchup. For ticket information visit the Hounds’ site.



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Changing Of The Guard For Loyola Soccer

Friday, November 15th, 2013 by Justin Thomas

91520177958567Loyola soccer is officially through one full season as part of the Patriot League, and changes are already in order. Both the men’s soccer coach, Mark Mettrick, and women’s soccer coach, Katherine Remy Vettori, will not have their contracts renewed and will not be back at Loyola next year.

The men finished the 2013 season with a conference record of 2-6-1 and an overall record of 7-8-2. The women were about the same in terms of conference play, going 1-6-2 in conference play, but struggled outside the conference as well, going 2-11-4 overall. (more…)



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NFL Division Breakdown

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 by Justin Thomas

NFL-Season-Opening-ScheduleThis NFL season is shaping up to be one of those “down-to-the-wire” style seasons. Basically, if you were to ask any expert as to who will win each division they would answer with something to the tune of “who knows!”

With the hope of putting some things into perspective for the second half of the NFL season, I figured I’d give you my division-by-division breakdown. Keep in mind these are all just opinions and speculation. Take none of it to heart! (more…)



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Sports Saturdays: Basketball Home Opener

Saturday, November 9th, 2013 by Justin Thomas

9360781What: Fairfield vs. Loyola

When: Saturday November 16th, 8:00PM

Fans rejoice! Greyhounds regular season basketball is officially back for another season! The Greyhounds have their first home game of the season this coming Saturday against a very familiar opponent, Fairfield.

This season marks Loyola’s first season as a part of the Patriot League, but it wouldn’t be a season of Loyola basketball without playing a familiar MAAC rival.

The Hounds hope to have a great start coming home for their first game at Reitz Arena of the 2013-2014 season. The Hounds start their conference schedule in January, but have four home games before the conference schedule starts.

C’mon out and support the Hounds for their regular season home opener against Fairfield! For ticket information go check out the Hounds’ website here.



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Where Do You Draw The Line?

Friday, November 8th, 2013 by Justin Thomas

UnknownIn the past week, the situation regarding Jonathan Martin, Richie Incognito, and the Miami Dolphins organization has gone from bad to…just plain weird.

The report came out earlier this week that Dolphins’ offensive lineman, Richie Incognito, had been harassing teammate Jonathan Martin with racist, overtly offensive, and threatening comments. The voicemail read as follows:

“Hey, wassup, you half (racial slur) piece of (expletive). I saw you on Twitter, you been training 10 weeks. I’ll (expletive) in your (expletive) mouth. I’m gonna slap your (expletive) mouth, I’m gonna slap your real mother across the face (laughter). (Expletive) you, you’re still a rookie. I’ll kill you.”
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Sports Saturdays: Loyola Soccer Winding Down

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 by Justin Thomas

NCAA Soccer: Princeton at Loyola MarylandWhat: Lafayette vs. Loyola

When: Saturday November 9, 7:00PM

With the Fall sports season coming to an end, the Loyola men’s soccer team will be ending their season in the next week.

The Hounds will be ending their 2013 season at home against conference rival Lafayette, with a chance to end the season on a high at Ridley Athletic Complex in front of the home Loyola fans. Even though their conference schedule didn’t turn out exactly as planned this year, ending the season with a win at home sure would feel good.

Come on out and support the Hounds in their last home game of the season at Ridley Athletic Complex next Saturday! For ticket information please visit the team website.



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NBA Basketball Starts Up Again

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 by Justin Thomas

courtesy of ESPN

courtesy of ESPN

It’s that time of year again. NBA basketball is finally back in season starting tonight with a matchup between the two-time defending champion Miami Heat and the finally health-restored Chicago Bulls.

The question on everyone’s mind heading into this season is, “can anyone stop the Miami Heat from winning a third straight NBA title?” There are a couple of different teams that might threaten the Heat’s chances at a third straight title.

The first two threats to the Heat can be seen in the Western Conference. First is the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers have been getting better every year and pressing for the title in the Western Conference. With the addition of a couple of solid 3-point shooters and Doc Rivers as head coach, the Clippers should be a team to look out for.

The next team of course is the team that fell just short in the NBA championship against the Heat this past year, the San Antonio Spurs. While it is true that the Spurs are aging, it doesn’t seem to be slowing down Tony Parker or Manu Ginobli. Besides, as long as Gregg Popovich is the head coach, you can never fully count out the Spurs.

Moving over to the Eastern Conference, it would be pretty easy to say that the Chicago Bulls pose a decent threat to the Heat. With a healthy Derrick Rose for the first time in almost two years, the Bulls should be able to close games out better than they did last year and find themselves pushing up at the top of the Eastern Conference.

The other big threat to the Heat in the East would have to be the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers are a young, close knit team that now has a solid amount of playoff experience after pushing the Miami Heat to a 7-game series in the Eastern Conference finals. With that young experience, the Pacers should be a big threat for years to come.

No matter who decides to emerge in the NBA this year, we can be sure we will see some great basketball this year.

 



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Sports Saturdays: Loyola Basketball is Back!

Saturday, October 26th, 2013 by Justin Thomas

9364498What: Shippensburg vs. Loyola

When: Thursday October 31st, 7:30PM

The wait is finally over! Greyhounds basketball is officially back here at Loyola. This year Halloween is bringing more to Loyola’s campus than costumes and candy.

The men’s basketball team will be kicking off their 2013-14 season at home in Reitz Arena against the Shippensburg Raiders this Thursday, October 31st, at 7:30PM.

The Hounds are hoping for a great start to their first season in the Patriot League. Their conference schedule starts in January, but they will face some familiar foes in the first half of the season, including Fairfield and UMBC.

The women’s basketball team starts their season on November 10th in College Park against the Maryland Terrapins. Come on down to Reitz Arena this Thursday and help the Hounds start the new season in style! For ticket information go to the Greyhounds website.



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The Fall Classic

Friday, October 25th, 2013 by Justin Thomas

UnknownThe World Series officially kicked off this week, and started with a very interesting opening two games. This year’s World Series sees the feel-good story Boston Red Sox facing the ridiculously experienced St. Louis Cardinals. It’s the series of the Beards vs the Birds.

Strangely enough, this is the first time in a while that the World Series is between the two teams with the best records in their respective conferences. Both teams finished the regular season with a record of 97-65, and the argument can be made that they have been the two best teams in baseball all year. (more…)



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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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