April 24, 2013
Denver's Jill Remenapp had no idea she was on her way to a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation record when she handed out nine assists in the No. 15 Pioneers' 20-9 win over St. Mary's (Cal.) on Sunday afternoon. “I didn't realize I was on such a roll,” the Century graduate said. “At halftime, Josie Owen, our grad assistant coach, said, 'Jill, you have six assists.' I was like, 'What?' because when I'm in the game I'm not thinking, 'Oh I had another assist.' Plus, you don't know whether you're going to get recorded for it. But [the St. Mary's defenders]
April 18, 2013
The Maryland men's basketball team will play Oregon State at Comcast Center next season, an athletic department source said Thursday. The Beavers are coached by Craig Robinson, President Barack Obama's brother-in-law. The Pac-12 school played at Towson in November of 2011.
March 5, 2013
Erik Brown, the wine and beverage director at the Oregon Grille, wants you to forget any preconceived notions you may have when you set foot into his bar. Forget the Hunt Valley restaurant's fine dining reputation; the scenic, horse country setting; the "jacket-required-after-5-p.m.-in-the-dining-room" rule. No, when you belly up to his bar, you're among friends and family. Friends and family who want to make you ridiculously strong, delicious hand-crafted cocktails. Brown's approachable bartending style is responsible for the Grille's cocktail renaissance - a program of seasonal, fresh specialty drinks intended to create "that wow factor.
November 15, 2012
I travel a good deal. For better and worse, I take a bit of Baltimore with me wherever I go. During one trip to New Jersey, after stopping at a Chinese carry-out, I was shocked to see no bulletproof glass and all the condiments on my side of the counter. And I've caused minor interstate dance floor scandals after DJs cued up a Baltimore club beat. So it was as an unreconstructed Baltimorean that I recently found myself touring Portland, Ore. A harbor city of approximately 600,000 with a great music scene, a strong hipster culture, and a reputation shaped by a television show with a cult following (in Portland's case, the satirical "Portlandia")
October 2, 2012
The Oregon Grille is turning 15 this fall, and the Hunt Valley restaurant is celebrating with a dining promotion. A bastion of conservative dining, the Oregon Grille is not normally a restaurant given to coupons or gimmicks. But through Nov. 9, diners who spend $50 at the Oregon Grille can receive a complimentary bottle of cabernet or chardonnay. Or they can spend $50 and get their next $15 free. Coupons for the offer are on the restaurant's website and Facebook page. One coupon per table, of course.
June 29, 2012
EUGENE, Ore. - Tracktown USA has always been an incubator of running talent. Tradition, pine-lined trails and cool rain make this a haven where endurance athletes thrive. Bill Bowerman, the legendary University of Oregon coach, invented the waffle sole in his Eugene kitchen and teamed with one of his runners, Phil Knight, to create Nike. The latest in a long line of Duck greats won the 5,000 meters at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Thursday in commanding and symbolic style.