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10/29/2015 - 7:07am Sky Bridges

Has anyone been to MSG and sat in the "bridge" section? I look them up on line and they seem kind of cool, but it's hard to tell what the view is actually like, especially with a big sheet of glass in front of you.

09/30/2015 - 7:12am Greenbelt Metro

If all the campus lots are sold out online your best bet would be park at the greenbelt metro station and take the train one stop to college park. Parking on campus is super restrictive and all the neighborhood streets are permit parking.

Metro parking is free and a one stop ride will be about 2 to 3 dollars a person. You could also probably grab a bus from the the metro station that may be a little cheaper but obviously less convenient.

09/29/2015 - 9:19am Shuttle

UMCP runs a fairly large shuttle bus network that'll get you from the Metro to the stadium.

Walking shouldn't be too bad, though it is about a 2 mile walk and I believe it's somewhat up hill.

Word of warning: metro on weekends can be...unreliable. I'm not sure which lines are getting completely screwed this weekend, but in general expect 20+ minute waits for trains which really adds up if you have to make transfers. Get an app for checking wait times and it may be worth it to walk a little further to a green line stop (if possible) vs. relying on a transfer.

05/29/2015 - 9:31pm Logan?

Logan?

04/23/2015 - 7:59am Black Cat

Man, I have a hard enough time remembering what happened the night before at the Black Cat when I have to pay for drinks, free vodka sounds dangerous (and awesome).

04/14/2015 - 12:34pm What Website?

What website are you looking for tickets on? Stubhub? The University hasn't started selling single game tickets yet as far as I can tell. I'm actually debating buying season tickets ($180 for the upper bowl!) as I'm a short metro ride away from College Park.

I've seen maybe one football game at Byrd (Maryland vs. Duke? In 2001?), I was in the lower bowl and it was fine. I've watched a lot of lacrosse there, usually from the lower bowl for Maryland games which is always fun, and from the upper bowl when the National Championships were still there. Like other people have mentioned the upper bowl is really steep, and quite a ways up there.

04/25/2014 - 8:55am BYU

I always figured BYU would be adding a team sooner rather than later. They always have a solid club team and have some built in recruiting from all over the country. There is a huge Mormon population in a lot of the lacrosse hot bed (massive Temple in DC and the religion started in upstate New York).

Plus, having the missionary break built in means they'd constantly be fielding older teams which I think could give them an advantage in fielding a good team their first few years ("Hey, come here and play lacrosse, but go on your mission first while we recruit a bunch of other good players for two years, and when you come back we'll have three classes of recruits all ready to play").

02/28/2014 - 4:51pm Denslow Cup

I'm imagining the Denslow cup bracket from BASEketball

 

02/13/2014 - 11:46am Murica!

01/14/2014 - 12:35pm Illinois

Thankfully they don't play D1 hockey on "The Big Pond". 197x115 ft. Wut?

12/28/2013 - 6:54pm No BWW in Whistler

Is anyone else on a ski vacation at Whistler? Want to find a bar to apres ski and watch the bowl game?

12/12/2013 - 1:41pm Forsbergian

They should be calling Forsbergian as he was the first one to pull that move. They even put it on a postage stamp in Sweden.

 

12/10/2013 - 12:18pm No more DC

I would like to point out that the Military Bowl/DC bowl is no longer being played in DC, rather it's at Navy's Stadium in Annapolis (which means no beer...but I digress). I am therefore in full support of renaming it the Old Bay Crab Bowl or something similar.

11/08/2013 - 10:26am Not that great.

Except the hours suck. They don't open until 9am and the terrible pool there has even worse hours. And if it's even slightly busy the weight room gets incredibly cramped. Great? Eastern's Rec is way better. In fact every college campus I've been on has a better rec center.

11/04/2013 - 8:40am BTN

mgoblue says the game will be on BTN as well.

09/14/2013 - 2:12pm My dad

My dad had a stress related siezure two weeks ago (or at least I think it's stress related) and his doc told him not to work for a month. I think Coach Kill needs to do something similar because this has happened before.

07/19/2013 - 11:48am End line tickets

Since they only have sideline and corner tickets available does that mean endline tickets (because I'm cheap) will be available at a later date without the lottery?

07/08/2013 - 11:16am Only $625 per game! What a

Only $625 per seat per game! What a deal!

06/21/2013 - 2:29pm Well the Saddledome is

Well the Saddledome is flooding right now.

06/20/2013 - 10:26am Spain-North Korea

It was either Spain or Brazil that played North Korea at the last world cup, that was probably as much of a mismatch, but still go Tahiti. That Tahiti/Nigeria match could have been a lot closer, I thought Tahiti should have had two more goals and Nigeria could have easily had two less goals (first one was a double deflection and the third was a fumble by the Tahitian keeper). Granted Nigeria did dribble the ball over the end line three or four times with a wide open net infront of them.

Hopefully we get to see more of this sometime this tournament:

06/19/2013 - 8:47pm 3rd and Leyard

Main entrance is at 3rd and Leyard.

06/19/2013 - 4:39pm Redevelopment Area

I quickly drew up a sketch of the entire area they are trying to redevelop as well as where the arena would be located.

 

06/17/2013 - 10:19am Soccer

It may be just because I really like soccer, but I think the Men's soccer games are some of the best non-revenue games. Especially for matches against State and OSU the student section gets pretty rowdy with a good set of organized cheers. Plus the soccer facility is really nice.

I've also been to a tennis match at the indoor facility and that was pretty fun as well.

06/07/2013 - 9:35pm Try channel 620

Try channel 620

06/07/2013 - 9:18pm NHL Network

Also, the fact that NHL network isn't even an option on UVERSE swayed me away from it, though I believe that's the cable provider at my new house next year.

06/07/2013 - 9:11pm No problems with comcast

I've honestly had no problems in the 6 years I've had it in Ann Arbor. The first place I moved into here, the tech spent 3 hours to run new lines throughout the whole even though I paid no installation fee.

Never had service problems and the one time I had a problem with my box it took me all of 15 minutes at the Comcast store to exchange it for a new one.

06/07/2013 - 8:36pm 728 on comcast in Ann

728 on comcast in Ann Arbor

06/07/2013 - 8:35pm beIN

It's a network based in France that recently started in the US.

It's 728 on Ann Arbor comcast (not HD) and 620 on Directtv according to wikipedia.

06/06/2013 - 1:27pm Package Stores

"Package store" is also a common name, especially in Boston and Baltimore.

06/02/2013 - 11:21pm JHU Hockey?

Hopkins has a D3 club hockey team that appears to have 10 kids on it, not sure where you got the hockey idea from. Adding a different hockey only school is possible, but it won't be Hopkins.

05/23/2013 - 2:45pm Score update: Michigan down 3

Score update: Michigan down 3 to 1. Batting in the top of the 6th.

05/02/2013 - 10:46pm Out of state students

Can we get rid of the out of state students with money to burn meme. U of M costs roughly 50k per year to go to out of state but I, and many others, came here because it's one of the best schools in the country. I and my parents scrimped and saved and got loans so I could attend this great instituion. Most out of state students do not have money to burn, and guess what? Every in state student isn't a diehard fan.

04/25/2013 - 2:12pm Maryland Abbreviation

I usually see the abbreviation as UMD (MD=Maryland) or UMCP (University of Maryland College Park as there are 4 other schools in the UM system).

And this letter is hilarious and more importantly makes my Terp friends very embarrassed.

04/14/2013 - 8:48pm snow

it was also snowing at the start of the game today, probably had more to do with it.

04/11/2013 - 2:34pm Quick and dirty decoder ring

This is in order of how I and my hockey playing/following friends see the league setup.

"Adult" Professional:

NHL

KHL (Russian pro league, this is where a lot NHLer went during the lockout)

AHL (think AAA baseball)

High Level Premier European Leagues (Swedish, etc)

ECHL (think AA baseball)

SPHL (A baseball)

Federal League (not from the movie slapshot. I know they pay their players, beyond that I know nothing other than it only has 4 teams)

Next we have the junior/college level leagues which also have high school players

Canadian Major Junior (OHL=mostly Ontario; QMJHL=Quebec and east; WHL=west Canada, Washington, Oregon.) Major junior leagues pay their players a stipend which in the NCAA's eyes make them professional and destroys college eligibility. Junior requires players to be 16 to 20.

College

NCAA

CIS (Canadian University, typically older than NCAA players and most likely have played major junior as that does not make you ineligible, usually not going anywhere afterwards)

Junior A Tier I

USHL-Premier US Junior league, the NDTP (National Development Training Program) has it's under 18 team play in this league.

Canada has a series of leagues (BCHL, OJHL) that play at the same level as the USHL and do not pay their players so the players retain elibility

Junior A Tier II

The NAHL is considered a Tier II Junior A league, it is filled with young players (15 or 16) trying to move up to the USHL and then on to high leagues or 18/19/20 year olds still chasing the dream. Most of Eastern Michigan's club roster is guys who played in the NAHL at the end of or after high school.

There is Tier III junior A, then Junior B, and Junior C.

Next comes the high school or Midget levels. High school in Minnesota or the New England preps schools is equal (in my opinion) to Midget AAA played by teams out of the Detroit area.

03/08/2013 - 11:08am BEAT NMU

If anyone is interested in going to the game tonight, if you enter the promo code BEATNMU at the ticket buying page of mgoblue.com you can get $10 tickets with no fees.

02/19/2013 - 9:47am Logistics

I think there are a few logistical concerns, the one about hotel spaces has already been mentioned. The other one I see is how would WWE get their massive stage into to the stadium? I've heard large concerts cannot go to the Big House because of how smaller the 1 tunnel is.

If they could figure it out, I think it'd be fun. I was at Wretlemania the last time it was in Detroit and it was one hell of a time.

02/05/2013 - 5:16pm School of Information

That isn't the school of information north building. That building is to the left of the one you took the picture of. The building with the garage door in it is the Gerstacker Building and the tall building behind it is the Engineering Research Building.

The school of information north building does not house the school of information anymore, they have moved down to North Quad on central campus.

01/28/2013 - 11:43am Line Graph

I don't like that there are lines connecting the discrete points, I'd rather see a scatter plot which each player be a seperate dot. /nitpick

01/27/2013 - 7:45pm Where'd you get one?

Where'd you get one?

01/26/2013 - 2:37am Boston College and Georgia

Boston College and Georgia Tech please. Two good/great schools, southern exposure and BC hockey. Plus I bet BC and GT would add lacrosse at that point and we could have epic B1G hockey and a solid B1G lacrosse league.

01/13/2013 - 11:50pm Saw the lights

Driving home from hockey I saw all the cops/firetrucks/etc blocking packard at granger and was wondering what had happened. That sucks for those effected, losing your home is terrible and doubly so in the winter.

01/08/2013 - 8:55pm fair enough, I'm in that

fair enough, I'm in that endzone so I couldn't see the whole play, lots of bodies blocking the action.

01/08/2013 - 8:49pm this season

I could see him bailing before the end of this season. Winnipeg needs some D help.

01/08/2013 - 8:38pm penalty on Trouba

Looked like the guy tried to hit Trouba and fell down how was that a penalty?

12/30/2012 - 6:01pm Treais Major

He should lose the C for that elbow to the head, it was selfish, unnecessary, and dangerous. Luckily our PK come through with an empty netter. plays like that are the epitome of what's wrong with this team.

12/27/2012 - 12:38pm ABC

A group of friends and I will be at ABC. Maybe hop between there and MASH. I'm really shocked by the lack of things going on and it seems like those high priced things happening don't come with an open bar which is incredibly dissapointing after spending last NYE at an open bar next to Jackson Square in New Orleans.

12/12/2012 - 1:18pm CIC

If they could pull this off and get Hopkins into the CIC, the research portfolio would be uncanny.

11/30/2012 - 1:25pm AAU

I know they aren't AAU, but USNews ranks them #31 in the US (Michigan is #29) so it all depends what metric you rank academics on. And let's be honest, the B1G is just going after TV markets now.

11/30/2012 - 12:19pm Boston College

If we're going for big TV markets, then let's get Boston, plus we'd get their hockey. And hopefully it'd piss off Notre Dame more.