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The top Baltimore sports stories of 2018

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The scene before first pitch at last night’s Orioles-Blue Jays game. Photo by Brandon Weigel.

A lot happened in Baltimore sports in 2018. Yes, that’s bound to happen every year by virtue of all the games played. But a look at all the major developments for the area’s pro and college teams shows there were truly seismic changes. After years of competitive baseball, the Orioles fell flat on their faces, leading to a complete overhaul. On the verge of winning the AFC North, the Ravens are approaching the end of the Ozzie Newsome era and, by all accounts, have already concluded the Joe Flacco one.

Those are just a few of the major storylines to make our list.

UMBC alumni fall in first round of $2 million cash-prize basketball tournament

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Still via video from The Basketball Tournament/YouTube

The Hilltop Dawgs won’t be enjoying their own Cinderella run this summer, as the squad of University of Maryland, Baltimore County hoops alums fell early in The Basketball Tournament on Saturday, losing 72-59 to Monarch Nation.

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

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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.

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

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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.

Two Boys’ Latin Senior Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

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The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland held an event yesterday to recognize and celebrate two senior athletes who have signed National Letters of Intent to play NCAA Division I and II college lacrosse next year.

Mason Russell will play at the University of Alabama Huntsville and Jack Morton will play at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). 

105.7 The Fan to replay that legendary UMBC-UVA game on the air Thursday

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Photo by Ian Feldmann, via UMBC/Twitter

Local sports radio station 105.7 The Fan is giving the UMBC Retrievers an on-air victory lap tomorrow morning.

The sporting world salutes UMBC’s brief, historic Cinderella run

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Photo by Ian Feldmann, via UMBC/Twitter

A pithy banner hanging on the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s campus sums it up well: “Number one seeds: 135-1. We’re the 1.”

What are the odds UMBC takes down UVA? Well, there’s a chance

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Jairus Lyles with the big shot. Photo via UMBC Basketball/Twitter.

Fresh off of a very exciting conference championship win over the University of Vermont, punctuated by a buzzer-beating three, the 16-seeded University of Maryland, Baltimore County is set to square off with 1-seeded University of Virginia this Friday. While the Retrievers will likely put up a valiant fight, the odds are anything but in their favor.

UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski to Speak at Friends Oct. 10

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UMBC President Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III will share his insights on the Future of Education in a live interview with Emmy Award-winning WJZ-TV news anchor Mary Bubala-Smith on Tuesday evening, October 10, 7 pm, at the Friends School of Baltimore Forbush Auditorium

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