Sports Saturdays: Rivalry Double-Header in Reitz Arena

December 6th, 2014 by Justin Thomas

NCAA Womens Basketball: Loyola at Georgetown NCAA Basketball: St. Joseph's at Loyola MarylandWHAT: Loyola Men’s and Women’s Basketball vs. Mount St. Mary’s

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.



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Food Fridays: Coffee and a Cause

December 5th, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

gingerbread+latter What:  Coffee & A Cause

Where: 31 S. Arlington Ave., Baltimore, MD 21223

When: Saturday, December 6th, 2014// 10:00 am- 2:00 pm

Nothing says “holidays” like coffee, brunch and giving. Coffee & A Cause is all that and more! Enjoy waffles, artisan breads and cheese, mimosas, and coffee by Zeke’s while listening to live music by Grammy nominated artist, Karter Jaymes. Meanwhile, bid on artwork from local artists, sports memorabilia, and more in the silent auction! All proceeds will go to CUPs Coffeehouse & Kitchen, a non profit organization devoted to employing struggling youth in Baltimore. Don’t miss the chance to give you your community while enjoying a delicious brunch! Learn more on the website!



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Theater Thursdays: Newsies

December 4th, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

Newsies What: Newsies

Where: Hippodrome Theatre

When: December 2nd-7th, 2014

Extra, extra! Read all about it! Don’t miss your chance to see Newsies at the Hippodrome Theatre! This 5-star show is based on Disney’s 1922 film about New York City newsboy’s strike of 1899. Filled with Broadway classics, lavish choreography, and a wonderful storyline, Newsies will surely entertain you. The show has won 2 Tony Awards, and Vogue called it, “Electrifying”. Why you wouldn’t get a ticket to Newies is news to me! Only a few more shows left; get your ticket here!



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UAB Cans Football Program

December 3rd, 2014 by Justin Thomas

UAB FOOTBALL PROGRAM SHUT DOWN 12-2-14The University of Alabama at Birmingham has officially made the decision to pull the plug on their football program, citing financial reasons.

This decision was made after UAB had a consulting firm do a campus-wide study over the past year to determine whether or not keeping a football program was fiscally responsible.

In a statement from the University, UAB explains, “From an operating budget standpoint alone, the difference between maintaining and eliminating football is more than $27 million over the next five years; this is in addition to the existing $100 million institutional subsidy.” The University went on to explain, “This investment does not include additional necessary capital improvements for facilities, which is estimated at $22 million for football facilities alone, including a field house, indoor practice facility and a turf field. This $22 million investment would not include an on-campus stadium.”

University President Ray Watts defended the decision, saying, “While this will be a challenging transition for the UAB family, the financial picture made our decision very clear. We will not cut the current athletic budget, but in order to invest at least another $49 million to keep football over the next five years, we would have to redirect funds away from other critical areas of importance like education, research, patient care or student services.”

Needless to say, the students and student-atheletes don’t see it the same way as Watts.

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The Mayor’s Christmas Parade!

December 3rd, 2014 by Courtney Kozieja

1221bal-xmasst001THE BEST WAY TO SPREAD CHRISTMAS IS SINGING LOUD FOR ALL TO HEAR! Another way to get in the spirit is coming to the Mayor’s Christmas Parade in Hampden on December 7th. WLOY will be there spreading cheer and handing out some wonderful kids sweatshirts! That’s right KIDS SWEATSHIRTS! We are prepared to keep merry and warm on Sunday! Come out and see our van in special Christmas attire. I can’t tell you what the WLOY van will look like on December 7th because that will ruin the Christmas magic. You will just have to come and be surprised! It will be like an early Christmas present from us, WLOY!

MERRY CHRISTMAS, YOU FILTHY ANIMALS!

When: Sunday, December 7th @ 1:00pm

Where: Hampden

Why: CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!

 



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Wacky Wednesdays: A Monumental Occasion

December 3rd, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

Screen shot 2014-12-02 at 1.20.31 PM What: 43rd annual Monument Lighting

Where: Mount Vernon Place

When: December 4th// 5:30 PM

Get into the holiday spirit at the 43rd annual Monument Lighting! The lighting of the Washington Monument will fill you with joy as a spectacular fireworks show lights the sky and a choreographed laser finale dances around the monument. Starting at 5:30, there will be pre-ceremony events such as performances by local choirs and refreshments, and the official ceremony will begin at 7:00. You won’t want to miss this monumental occasion! Find more details here!



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Johnny Manziel Comes In For Browns

December 1st, 2014 by Justin Thomas

Johnny-Manziel-TDpass-RedskinsThe Cleveland Browns may have just lit the fuse on the Johnny Manziel era, and there may be no snuffing it out.

In the 4th quarter of the Browns game against the Buffalo Bills, with Cleveland down 20-3, Head Coach Mike Pettine made the move to bring in Manziel in place of a struggling Brian Hoyer.

Manziel came in and immediately led the Browns 80 yards down the field, capping off the drive with a 10-yard touchdown run. Of course, Manziel showed his Money Manziel celebration after scoring his first NFL regular season touchdown.

In the end, the effort wasn’t enough as the Browns fell to the Bills in Buffalo, 26-10. However, the in-game decision to bring in Manziel does create a quarterback controversy.

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FINAL Late Night Event: 3PM and GWB.com

December 1st, 2014 by Courtney Kozieja

THIS SEMESTER IS SLOWLY COMING TO A CLOSE. This means we only have one Late Night event left! WLOY is having two local artists that will make McGuire the place to be this Thursday! 3PM, founded in the summer of 2012, is inspired by Blink-182, Green Day, and Yellowcard. That combo will make any true pop-punk fan be excited for this show. 3PM even have experience with the famous Warped Tour. Wanna get more excited? GWB.com is a Loyola based band that features our VERY OWN STAFF MEMBER, Brandon. This college band is a up and coming hip-hop band will keep you dancing all night. Come out this Thursday and get your groove on!

When: Thursday, December 4th

Where: McGuire Hall

Why: Because it’s our last Late Night and you deserve to dance.

 



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#wloythanksgiving Winner and Next Week’s Hashtag

December 1st, 2014 by Courtney Kozieja

FinalstretchThe winner of #wloythanksgiving is Philip Dayao! Philip and his co-DJ brother were lucky enough to not only spend Thanksgiving together, but also able to go Black Friday shopping. They stopped in a Lulu Lemon to try on some sweet workout leggings. It maybe a new fashion trend for the guys! Go check out the picture on our Instagram, WLOY_radio!

NEXT WEEK’S HASHTAG IS:

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#wloyfinalstretch

There are only a few day separating you from finals, which means there is only a few day separating you from Christmas break. Sadly, finals are before that sweet freedom you want. WLOY wants to know how you celebrate, I mean, study for the end of the semester.  Remember, it’s only a few more days, but we want to see a few more instas!  Get posting!!!



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Tourism Tuesdays: The Baltimore Zoo

November 25th, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

Chimp1 What: The Baltimore Zoo

Where: 1876 Mansion House Drive, Baltimore, MD 21217

When: Daily 10 AM- 4 PM

Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my! There’s more where that came from at the Baltimore Zoo! You can see tons of different exhibits, including elephants, chimps, reptiles, and more! There are also fun opportunities such as feeding giraffes and penguins. The zoo’s goal is to care for and preserve the amazing animals that exist around the world, especially those whose populations are declining by the masses such our largest land mammals, the elephant. A day at the zoo is a day well spent! Find out more here!



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