CFB Playoff Report: Year One

December 8th, 2014 by Justin Thomas

Sports Talk We are officially one year in to the new college football playoff system with its new committee, and one thing is very clear…clarity is much needed!

Going into the final week of the college football regular season, the rankings had 10-1 TCU at number 3, 12-0 Florida State at number 4, 11-1 Ohio State at number 5, and 10-1 Baylor at number 6.

All 5 teams won their last game of the season, however the kicker in this whole situation is that TCU and Baylor’s final games didn’t include a conference championship game due to the fact that it doesn’t exist in the BIG 12.

The final rankings completely shafted the BIG 12 Conference, as TCU and Baylor were bumped back to the 6 and 5 spot respectively, leaving them on the outside looking in to number 3 Florida State and number 4 Ohio State. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 8th, 2014 by Courtney K

WLOY has new stuff and we are super excited about it. WE. HAVE. MUGS. This is just in time for the holiday season as well as the freezing cold hell that is known as winter. To go along with your mug where your warm beverage can reside, we also have more WLOY crewneck sweatshirts for your gifting or personal needs. We have a VERY limited run of kids sized WLOY sweatshirts for your smaller relatives :)

DSC_0430 These will all be available on December 10th, the last day of classes, in front of Boulder. On top of all these awesome things, we will have S’mores!!! Who doesn’t love mugs, sweatshirts, and S’MORES??? Get your holiday gift shopping done and then reward yourself with a treat! We can’t wait to see your shining faces! Finish your Christmas shopping list with WLOY shirts, sweatshirts, mugs and more.

When: Wednesday, December 10th @ 11:00am-2:00pm

Where: in front of Boulder

Why: Guys, I already told you there will be S’mores.

If you don’t know how S’mores work (you’re killin’ me, Smalls), check out this video it should help.

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#wloyfinalstretch Winner and Next Week’s Hashtag

December 8th, 2014 by Courtney K

hugsThe winner of #wloyfinalstretch is Lauren Keyes! She was spreading Christmas cheer at the Mayor’s Christmas Parade on December 7th! What a great way to relax and get in the Christmas spirit before finals begin. Check out her picture on our Instagram!!! (It’s WLOY_radio, duh)



Wednesday, December 10th, WLOY will be selling our BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW MUGS. We want to see how you use our sweet mugs or just how you use your mugs at home to keep warm and smiling. Hot cocoa, coffee, tea, or even soup is welcome during this hashtag contest. Please keep it warm and happy during this short week of classes! Get posting and studying.

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Museum Mondays: The Christmas Story in Art Walk-In Tour

December 8th, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

CL3680What: The Christmas Story in Art Walk-In Tour

Where: The Walters Art Museum

When: Sunday, December 7th, 2014// 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

You’ve probably been told The Christmas Story in all sorts of forms, children’s books, pageants, and hilarious movies (thanks, Ralphie), but I bet you’ve never heard it in art form! At the Walter Art Museum, you can go on a tour through galleries of religious art that celebrates the story of Christmas. Renaissance and Baroque paintings tell the story in a beautiful way like you’ve never seen before. Check out more here

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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 K

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!


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

Where: Hampden



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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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