Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Tonight was Maryland's third conference game (2nd at home) and it was against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. I was pleasantly surprised to receive a credential approval late Monday from the Maryland athletics department. I must admit that Maryland has been quite good to us since we initially met with them back before the basketball season. My hope is that our fortune will continue with the athletics department and they will continue to give us the opportunity to report on the successes of their teams.

We received a photo and writer spot for tonight and I took the reporter slot so that another photographer could have a chance on the baseline. Kirk Queen got the nod from Al for the shooter spot. I've worked with Kirk in the past on a few assignments for Al and have always gotten along very well with him. He's on-time (which is a real plus in this business!) and has a lot of experience with photography.

I sat behind my long-time friend Reza and next to his coworker Eddie. It was a unique experience sitting in the press area. So far I've sat everywhere but there (all over the stands section, with the students, on the baseline, and courtside on the chairs). I took a few photos before the game and headed up to the upper levels to take a few game photos during the first half.

A few nights ago I transcribed the schedules for the upcoming spring field sports for the Terps. Baseball, softball, and men's and women's lacrosse will keep me very busy this Spring. The lacrosse and baseball games are revenue sports and there are quite a few of them. I think we're going to have to approach Maryland and ask for a season credential for those sports. It's going to be a lot of work (both for them and for us) to process single-game credentials.

I wrote up a quick article about the game and Julie will be working on a more in-depth analysis of the game tomorrow. Please go read our article on the Terps vs Wake Forest game over here. I also posted one of my photos for the game but I'll be updating it once Kirk sends me his photos.


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