Terps’ Women’s Lacrosse set to take on Boston College in Final Four

The University of Maryland Women’s Lacrosse team departs for its Final Four matchup against Boston College. Photo via Facebook.

By Scott Lowe

When the University of Maryland women’s lacrosse team takes the field May 25 for its NCAA semifinal game against Boston College, the Terps will be in a familiar setting surrounded by familiar faces.

The Hilltop Dawgs, a squad of UMBC basketball alums, eye shot at $2M prize in The Basketball Tournament

Photo by Ian Feldmann, via UMBC/Twitter

Two months after the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s staggering NCAA Tournament blowout of the University of Virginia, a group of graduated Retrievers is itching to get back on the court and compete.

Photo Gallery: The Hats of Pimlico

Lisa Crothers, of Maryland, at Black-Eyed Susan Day.

The hats and fascinators associated with the Preakness Stakes and Black-Eyed Susan Day are almost as popular as the equine heroes from the two days of racing. While shooting standard Preakness shots for a wire service, I saw a woman in a small blue hat walk by the yellow wall and it clicked. I chose a small space by the main door and asked racing fans in their best headwear to take a quick photo. It’s a new way of seeing the hats of the Preakness.

Photos: The Preakness and Black-Eyed Susan Day in Black and White

Justify wins the Preakness, trailed by Bravazo and Tenfold. Photo by J.M. Giordano.

The near-constant rain and looming dark clouds last week made the Preakness Stakes and Black-Eyed Susan at Pimlico Race Course a damp, muddy, gray affair. But an announced crowd of 134,487 turned out to see Kentucky Derby winner Justify capture the middle jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown, or to drink and party in the waterlogged infield as Post Malone, 21 Savage and ODESZA played.

Our photographer J.M. Giordano decided to capture the scene in black and white, saying he had never seen the Preakness photographed that way “and the stark weather was perfect for black and white.” Check out his photos below.

There’s now an official bobblehead for UMBC’s historic March Madness upset of UVA

There’s now an official bobblehead for UMBC’s historic March Madness upset of UVA
Image via National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum

Local sports boosters: If the slumping Orioles have got you down, here’s yet another reminder that the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s men’s basketball program made history two months ago by toppling the mighty 1-seeded University of Virginia. Now, there’s a bobblehead to mark the triumphant day.

Ravens slash concession prices, making some beers as cheap as $5 (!)

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Joining teams like the Atlanta Falcons and our very own Baltimore Orioles, the Baltimore Ravens announced today they are cutting prices on 21 food and beverage options at M&T Bank Stadium.

The move also includes 12 oz. cans of Bud Light and Miller Lite for the very reasonable price of $5. Domestic draughts and 16 oz. domestic cans go from $8.50 to $7, and premium brews of the same size go from $9.50 to $8. Spirits go down one dollar, to $9.

It’s still cheaper to tailgate of course, but think of it this way: It’s now easier on the wallet to keep riding your pregame buzz.

Q&A: Stronach Group’s Tiffani Steer talks changes at this year’s Preakness, the future of Pimlico and more

Pimlico Race Course on Preakness day. Photo by World Red Eye.

Calling earlier this week from the middle of the Pimlico Race Course, Tiffani Steer says the infield still looks like a bit of a construction site. There’s obviously a considerable amount of work that goes into putting on an event the size of the Preakness, happening Saturday, but this year the Stronach Group, owners of Pimlico and Laurel Park, among other tracks, is reconfiguring both the corporate village and the music festival area.

Preakness field gets boost with additions of Good Magic, Lone Sailor

Kentucky Derby runner-up Good Magic trains. Photo courtesy of the Maryland Jockey Club.

The field for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes got some welcome newcomers over the weekend with the confirmed additions of Kentucky Derby runner-up Good Magic and eighth-place finisher Lone Sailor, the Maryland Jockey Club announced.

The Orioles got owned online by ‘Looney Tunes’

Image via Twitter.

The 2018 Baltimore Orioles continue to find new levels of misery, as they did last night when starting pitcher Dylan Bundy gave up seven runs without recording an out in the 1st inning.


Orioles debut expanded Kids’ Corner at Oriole Park tonight

Image courtesy of the Orioles.

During tonight’s game against the Kansas City Royals, the Baltimore Orioles are debuting a revamped Kids’ Corner near Gate C.

(Insert joke about the much-needed distraction from the team’s lousy play here.)