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Huge win for the Terps, who, despite the absence of Ekene Ibekwe, snapped the longest non-conference home winning streak in the country, thanks largely to "whirling wonder" Greivis Vasquez, who Gregg Doyel wants to see in the starting lineup. (Great Vasquez details in there, plus typical Doyel insults). The Hoyas head into tonight's meeting with Oregon pleased with their new starters, including Jessie Sapp, while Oregon's center changed his hook shot because of Roy Hibbert. VMI's offense is "shoot as fast as you can," and Virginia finally takes to the road (vs. a worried Purdue). Al Groh feels "very positive" about next year, some guy wants Maryland to turn down a Charlotte bowl bid, and Paul Johnson's name keeps being mentioned for the 'Bama job.
The Wiz get an ugly (nay, horrific) win at home, despite Joe Johnson getting the look he wanted for a potential game-winner. James Lang finally plays and Gil shrugs off his turnovers and complains about the officiating (more on that later). One reporter calls for Sean Taylor to force more turnovers, Antonio Pierce says Spurrier "didn't motivate at all," Nick Novak somehow keeps his job, and Boz wants Vanderjagt, bad. A besieged Kolzig helps steady the Caps with a performance the TB coach called one of the best he's ever seen, leading The Peerless to say "GAL LODI". Meanwhile, Pittsburgh hockey fans vote more than Washington fans and Tarik smells a rat while a Pens fan gloats.
Pat Lazear wants a plea deal, while his brother leads Shepherd U into the NCAA Division II quarterfinals. Plus, a Tampa food service entrepreneur buys the Keys and Baysox, and a California company buys the Shorebirds.
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