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.


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