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WLOY Sports Director at the Winter Olympics

Friday, February 9th, 2018 by The Professor

WLOY Sports Director Bobby Trosset ’17 is no stranger to the Olympics and big events. While still a student at Loyola, Bobby worked for the Today Show as a runner at the 2017 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. He followed that up by helping to arrange the Guinness World Record Crab Walk at Loyola as part of the Rokerthon 2017. As the Sports Director at WLOY, Bobby did play-by-play of The President’s Cup city-wide high school baseball games and broadcast from the radio booth at Camden Yards several times. Now, out in the “real world” we find ourselves answering the question “Where in the world is Bobby?” with “South Korea”! Working for NBC Sports Washington, Bobby is covering the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Today we’re honored to have him tell us more about it during the 4-5pm (EST) weekly Sports Talk show with Stefan and Austin. Bobby’s joining us at 6am his time having just finished the first day of the 2018 Winter Olympics. We’re excited to hear more about it and continue the WLOY tradition of Sports Directors doing big things! Tune in today to catch the interview live from Korea!



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WLOY Sports Wrap 2/6

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 by Stefan Joyce

Welcome back to the WLOY Sports Wrap! As February reaches its midpoint, that means the NBA trade deadline has passed and moves that changed the landscape of the league need to be dissected and evaluated.

Before we jump into the moves that were made on the actual deadline day, which featured many of the biggest names and surprises, let’s go over the trades that happened prior to February 8th. The biggest move happened before the month, as the Pistons and Clippers swapped three players and draft picks. In the end, the Pistons acquired All-Star Blake Griffin, Willie Reed and Brice Johnson, and the Clippers received small forward Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic. They also got the Pistons’ first-round pick (top-4 protected) and a 2019 second-round pick. This trade was a surprise to the league and its fans at first, but when one takes a longer look at it, the swap makes complete sense. The Clippers didn’t want to hold onto Griffin’s contract, as the departure of Chris Paul during the offseason has the Clips in a rebuild mode rather than in a hard push for contending for a championship. Dumping his salary opens up more possibilities of attracting free-agents, most notably LeBron James, as it is unclear if he intends to stay in Cleveland. As for Detroit, it’ll be interesting to see how Blake and dominant big Andre Drummond will work down low in Motor City, but the Eastern Conference got a little wake up call 12 days before the deadline. (more…)



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Stefan’s Sports Wrap

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 by The Professor

The NBA season is finally upon us! After months of crazy and unpredictable moves during free agency and through blockbuster trades, the squads have been finalized and ready to fight for a championship. Unless you are the Golden State Warriors of course, as you basically have nothing to worry about. Let’s jump right into some predictions and storylines for the 2017-2018 NBA season!

Let’s start with the lowly Eastern Conference. Despite the transactions made by the Cavaliers and Celtics to vy for the top spot in the conference, the Eastern half of the NBA is still leaps and bounds behind the Western Conference in talent and interest. The best overall player in the game, King Lebron James, is still with the Cavs, which automatically puts them in contention for a fourth straight Finals appearance. But, the #1 seed for a season ago, Boston Celtics, have made some monster moves themselves to try and catapult themselves into the discussion of teams who can take down the juggernaut that is Cleveland. The opening day roster for the C’s only has four…let that sink in…four returning players from last year’s 53-win team. This is unprecedented in the history of the NBA, but the players gained over the summer months may have made up for their significant losses. In the trade of the summer with the rival Cavaliers, the Celtics lost their leader and star point-guard Isaiah Thomas, small-forward Jae Crowder and the Brooklyn Nets pick for the upcoming draft pick (which will probably be a good
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Stefan’s Sports Wrap

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 by The Professor

Week 2 in the National Football League has come and gone, and only two things seem clear: the Jets are who we thought they were, and the Chiefs’ Kareem Hunt is spearheading the next generation of running backs.

The slate of games started on Thursday night, when the Texans took down the struggling Bengals in Cincinnati. Other than J.J Watt’s unbelievable charitable efforts for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, the pieces seem to be coming together for the team on the field. DeShaun Watson has taken his opportunity as the starting quarterback and run with it, racking up 67 yards and a touchdown on five carries in his first career start. But, for the Bengals, their field general, Andy Dalton. isn’t looking like the “Red Rifle” that led the team to playoff appearances in four out of his five years as a starter. Even rumors have popped up that if Dalton is benched in the near future for his subpar play, players are calling for the front office to sign the controversial ex-49ers QB Colin Kaepernick. Constant buzz about his political leanings and protests has steered many owners away from the possibility of adding him to their roster. But it is a storyline to keep an eye on as the season progresses, as Kaepernick is a viable option for Cincy if Dalton’s performance continues to disappoint. (more…)



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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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