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UMBC’s Day: An On the Ground Report

ed. note: the following post is by UMBC student Zak Bratcher, who attended last week’s game in Raleigh. It’s long, but worth it. I remember going to my first UMBC basketball game two years ago. My roommate and I, both sports-obsessed freshmen who considered ourselves diehard Terps fans in our formative years, felt it natural […]

Retrievers Keep It Respectable

UMBC did what they could today against Georgetown, but it wasn’t enough. They played it close, showed a ton of heart, and can leave their 66-47 defeat with their heads held high. Hell of a run for sure. Hopefully we’ll have an on-the-scene report in a few days. Stay tuned. Oh, by the way: the […]

All Fur Naught

Soon there’ll be lots of college basketball on TV. But with college basketball on TV comes college mascots on TV, and you’re gonna need to be prepared. People either love mascots or hate mascots. But there’s one thing you can’t do: ignore mascots. Here’s the best and the worst from the place where athletics meets […]

Joining the Brackets Hoedown

CBS tripped me up a bit, but here’s how you join the Loss Column Brackets Hoedown: Go to http://losscolumn.mayhem.sportsline.com/e Our password is: chuckwagon I know this is late, and I know there aren’t any prizes, but join anyway.

Mount, Maryland Win…Play-In Sucks

Tonight was a good night for local hoops…sort of. Mount Saint Mary’s took down Coppin State 69-60. After that, the Terps continued the ACC‘s domination of the Big Ten by beating Minnesota — on the road in the NIT — by 68-58. It’s a shame Coppin had to go home, but they did lose 20 […]

Loss Column Brackets Party!

I’d like to take a moment to officially invite everyone to participate in the Second Annual Loss Column Brackets Hoedown. Simply click here to register, then fill out your brackets and watch the fun pour in. Unfortunately, there will not be any actual money or prizes or anything like that. This is strictly for fun […]

Let the Madness Commence

First, the good news: a Maryland team will win a game in this year’s NCAA tournament. The bad news: it will be the play-in game. On Tuesday night, Mount Saint Mary’s will take on the surging Coppin State Eagles in the “opening round” game. The winner earns the right to get throttled at the hands […]

UMBC on the Brink

<a href=’http://www.thelosscolumn.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/125px-umbcretrievers.png’ target="blank" title=’UMBC Retrievers logo’><img class="alignleft" src=’http://www.thelosscolumn.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/125px-umbcretrievers.png’ alt=’UMBC Retrievers logo’ /></a>Tomorrow (Sat.) at noon, the <b>UMBC Retrievers</b> take on the <b>Hartford Hawks</b> at home with an NCAA Tournament bid on the line. Folks have been calling this the biggest college basketball game in Baltimore history, and if that statement is incorrect you’d have to […]