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Greyhounds Basketball Preview

Monday, November 14th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday

Another season of Greyhounds basketball is officially underway as both the men and women’s teams began their season this weekend. The men’s team suffered a hard fought loss to A-10 opponent Duquesne by a score of 65-60 on Friday. However, the women notched their first win of the season in blowout fashion over Lipscomb 74-30.

The men’s team was lead by senior big man, Jarred Jones and junior point guard Andre Walker. The Greyhound tandem each dropped 21 points, but it was not enough to prevail over a tough Dukes team. Junior Chancellor Barnard put up a strong effort on the defensive end as he had a team high 5 blocks. The Greyhounds got limited help off the bench as they only had a combined 3 bench points compared to Duquesne’s 23. The Greyhounds also had a difficult time from the free throw line as they shot 47% from the charity stripe. The men will look to bounce back in their home opener tonight at 7:30 against the Millersville Marauders. (more…)



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What did the world look like in 1908?

Friday, November 4th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday The Chicago Cubs just won their first World Series title since 1908.
Let’s try that again…
THE CHICAGO CUBS
              WON
THE WORLD SERIES!

Here is what the world looked like 108 years ago, the last time they won.

 

    • Life expectancy was 47 years
    • There were only 8,000 cars and 144 miles of paved roads
    • The maximum speed limit was 10 mph
    • Gas cost $0.15 per gallon
    • Minimum wage was $0.22
    • A Hershey bar cost $0.02
    • There were only 46 states
    • Theodore Roosevelt was president
    • World War 1 had not happened yet
    • The NBA did not exist

     

    Congratulations to the 2016 Chicago Cubs on finally breaking the curse of the Billy Goat!



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Tebow Time is Back

Monday, October 31st, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday

Just when you thought Timothy Richard Tebow was out of the spotlight, the former Heisman Trophy winner is back competing in professional sports. This time around, Tebow will be trading in his football cleats for baseball spikes.

On September 8, 2016 Tebow signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets in an attempt to fulfill his dreams of becoming a major league baseball player. Before signing his contract with the Mets, Tebow did not play competitive baseball since high school. The Mets assigned Tebow to play for the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League. (more…)



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Loyola Men’s Soccer Continues to Cruise

Friday, October 7th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday

For the first time in the history of Loyola University Maryland men’s soccer, head coach Steve Nichols has recruited a nationally ranked recruiting class. After a couple of disappointing losses to open the season, this young, reenergized team has come into it’s own and is taking the Patriot League by storm.

Ever since Loyola’s 2-1 victory over the University of Pittsburgh, this team cannot be stopped. The Hounds are perfect in Patriot League play with a 3-0 record and they have won four consecutive games overall. (more…)



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Coan and Gialamas Take Rio by Storm

Friday, September 23rd, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday

On September 7th McKenzie Coan and Alyssa Gialamas, two juniors on the women’s swimming and diving team, embarked on a journey of a lifetime to Rio for the 2016 Paralympic games. This will be the girl’s second appearance in the Paralympics as they also competed in the 2012 games in London.

Coan was dominant in her events as she swept the individual freestyle golds. She collected her first career gold medal in the S7 50 free. She also went on to capture the gold in the S7 400 and the S7 100 freestyle as well. Coan did not stop there. She also was apart of the 400 freestyle relay team, which won silver in the event. Coan finished the Paralympic games with 4 medals. (3 gold, 1 silver)

Gialamas had an outstanding Paralympic games as well. She placed sixth in her strongest event, the S5 50m backstroke turning in a time of 47.96. She also finished tenth in the S5 100 free. Gialamas rounded out her performance in the games by posting a 3:15.04 in the S5 200 free. This was good enough for seventh place in the event.

To compete in the Paralympic games is an incredible accomplishment to begin with, but to have the success that these girls had is something to be proud of. Congratulations girls on an experience of a lifetime!



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Football is Back in Baltimore!

Friday, September 16th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday

With the 2015 injury riddled season in the rear view mirror, the Baltimore Ravens are finally back to full strength and looking forward to the season. The Ravens have a number of players returning who missed a significant portion of last season including quarterback Joe Flacco, wide receiver Steve Smith Sr, and running back Justin Forsett. To go along with free agent acquisitions Mike Wallace and Eric Weddle, the Ravens have reloaded for the 2016 campaign as they look to rebound after a disappointing season last year. (more…)



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Baltimore Ballers

Friday, April 29th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday

Baltimore gets a lot of hype for developing some of the best lacrosse talent in the nation, but what is underappreciated is the amount of talent that Baltimore has generated on the hardwood. From NBA scoring champion, to FIBA World Champion, to NCAA Champion, Baltimore has produced a number of guys who have gone on to have success at the next level around the world.

Carmelo Anthony: Arguably the most famous athlete from Baltimore is New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony. Anthony is a 9 time all-star, 2 time Olympic Gold Medal winner, and he led the NBA in scoring in 2013. Anthony started his career at Towson Catholic High School before transferring to Oak Hill Academy. Anthony went on to attend Syracuse University in 2003 where he led his team to an NCAA championship in his only year at the school. Anthony was selected No. 3 overall in the 2003 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets. Anthony spent the first 8 years of his career in Denver before getting traded to the Knicks in 2011. Anthony has done a terrific job giving back to the Baltimore community as well. He hosts an annual 3-on-3 tournament called “Melo’s H.O.O.D.” (Holding Our Own Destiny). The purpose of this event is to help fund the revitalization of the local community center for the youth. He also founded “The Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center”, which he donated $1.5 million to the Living Classrooms Foundation. (more…)



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President’s Cup

Friday, April 15th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Free baseball at Camden YSports Saturdayards? You heard that right! Come down to Oriole Park on Saturday April 16th at 1 pm to watch the 6th annual President’s Cup.

The President’s Cup is run by City Council President Bernard “Jack” Young and it features some of the best high school baseball talent in Baltimore.

If you cannot make it to the game, you can listen to it on wloy.org or 1620 AM. Brendan Pierce and Bobby Trosset have the call

 



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Baltimore Orioles Season Preview

Friday, April 8th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday

The Baltimore Orioles are off to a terrific start to begin the 2016 season. They squared off against the Minnesota Twins in the first series of the year this week and they certainly took care of business. The O’s defeated them in all three games, holding them to two runs in each game. This was just the start that manager Buck Showalter wanted from his club as they look to get back on top as AL East champions.

The Baltimore Orioles had a relatively quiet offseason as they were unable to sign a big ace for their rotation. However, they did resign a bunch of their own guys who played pivotal roles for the team last season. Most notably, they resigned first basemen Chris Davis to a 7 year $161 million deal this offseason tying the slugger with Baltimore through the 2022 season. Another important bat making his return to Bird Land is catcher Matt Wieters, who accepted the 1 year $15.8 million qualifying offer. Wieters is a three time all-star, but he is coming off two injury riddled seasons. He is in a contract year so look for the former first round pick to bounce back in a big way this season. The last major contributor the O’s brought back was reliever Darren O’Day. O’Day was viewed as one of the top relievers in this years free agency class, but he opted to come back to Baltimore because he likes pitching under coach Buck Showalter and is familiar with the Orioles system.   (more…)



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Let the Madness Begin!

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday

2016 March Madness Preview

Bubble Teams: There is no perfect system in figuring out who the top 36 at large bids should go to in the NCAA tournament, but I think that the NCAA got a lot wrong in the selection process. There are three teams that are in the field that have no business being in the tournament. Tulsa, Syracuse, and Vanderbilt should be incredibly appreciative of their bid. Tulsa had a very average season that was not worthy of the NCAA tournament. Tulsa went 20-11 including 12-6 in a mediocre American Athletic Conference. Nothing on their resume really stood out. They were 6-6 on the road, 4-5 vs the RPI top 50, and 8-8 vs the RPI top 100. Syracuse is another team that I did not think deserved a bid. They had a down year for their standards going 19-13. They went 3-8 in games on the road and had an RPI of 70. The last team that got into the tournament that I did not think belongs is Vanderbilt. They also went 19-13 and went 5-11 in games on the road or on a neutral court. They were 2-7 vs RPI top 50 teams. Instead of these teams getting in, I would have given their spots to mid major teams like Monmouth and St. Bonaventure. They did everything they had to do out of conference, but they got punished because their conference is not as strong as the teams who got in. (more…)



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