Monday, February 25, 2008

I Waited Eight Years for This!

Saturday night, February 23rd, 2008.

This date is going to hold a special place in my heart for a pretty long time. It was on this date that my Alma Mater, UMBC, won its first ever America East regular season title. It was an amazing game overall and I cannot be prouder. I have been a pretty big fan of Retriever Basketball since I was a freshman in 1999 and Saturday was the high point of watching quite a few games at RAC arena.

Could this really happen? Could the team from a school in Catonsville really make it to the dance? No matter what UMBC will, at worst, compete in this years NIT. I really am having a hard time expressing my excitement and pride. I am very hopeful that UMBC could be the next George Mason, but I will take just being able to put on my dancing shoes.

UMBCUnderground has some great coverage of the game and what this means for the Retrievers

Go Big Dawgs.

3 comments:

BabyComito said...

So now we're not just chess champions? Wow. I knew that since we became a "Hot School" something like this would happen :)

Eludius said...

You'll be the next Winthrop!! Which, I must say, is in firt place again, for like the 9th time in 11 years.

bricknhymr said...

I would take being the next Winthrop. I would love to get to round 2. We will see... we will see.

UMBC - A Hot School years ago... Now a Cool School with a good basketball program