Posted in 407 School Work on November 30, 2009 by dtopp18

Continue to “Comments” for the semester.


Dutch Digest – Week 14

Posted in WSR on November 27, 2009 by dtopp18

The Eredivisie resumed play this weekend after a week off from an international break, returning with a flurry of goals across the table.

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My Starting XI: Thanksgiving Edition

Posted in Ramblings on November 26, 2009 by dtopp18

If you’ve read anything from this blog before you probably know that soccer is big part of my life, but so is journalism (hence the blog).  Being that is Thanksgiving, I wanted to do something special, something unique.  Here’s what I managed to come up with:

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Enjoying Life: Happy and Healthy

Posted in 258 School Work on November 24, 2009 by dtopp18

Happiness can be found in a variety of different ways: socially, relationally, monetarily or religiously, just to name a few.  Former Towson University student, Ryan Cook has found happiness through his health and the health of others.  Cook, a personal trainer at Premier Fitness & Weight Management Center in Annapolis, Md., has found good health to be the key not only his happiness but those around him as well.

Return of the Suggestion Box

Posted in 258 School Work on November 23, 2009 by dtopp18

I know the holiday is right around the corner, but it’s kind of a sad day around here.  With the semester winding down, ever-so quickly, this looks like the last time we’ll get to use the suggestion box.

We (my 258 class) have one final story to be written and then a short post putting everything together.  The idea is to have a wrap-up to the semester long beat.  My was the Towson mens soccer team for those of you just joining us.  And incase you missed it, soccer is over.  So I can’t say I have an exciting playoff story for you, as this year’s team did not qualify for the playoffs.

For now the idea is I would like to talk to coach Frank Olszewski and a returning player or two.  I’m sure you’re wondering who said player(s) is, well if I knew I’d tell you.  So for now let’s call it my element of surprise for this story.

As always your suggestions to this story are welcome.

(Faux) World Cup Draw

Posted in WSR on November 20, 2009 by dtopp18

In the early hours of Thursday morning, Richard Farley, Jared DuBois and myself went through the selection process of the upcoming World Cup.  The three of us explained the process at which teams are selected, we drew to the eight groups and shared our thoughts on the groupings.

It’s my second appearance on “Inside the Six” this week, and a bit different for me.  Still had a chance to talk U.S. soccer and show my bias for the Dutch (even if Farley seems to have it out for the Orange).

Click here to listen to “World Cup Mock Draw” at World Soccer Reader.

U.S. Downed by the Danes, 3-1

Posted in WSR on November 20, 2009 by dtopp18

Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. men’s national team faced Denmark in Aarhus.  Fielding what many considered to be a “B” team, the Yanks received a goal from a new face.  The lead slipped away though as the Danes overwhelmed the Americans to start the second-half. 

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