Loyola Men's Basketball In The Community

Oct. 27, 2011

BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland men's basketball met 19-year Major League Baseball veteran B.J. Surhoff at practice on Wednesday, as the worlds of pro sports and college atheltics collided.

Surhoff, who lives Baltimore County and is an active member of the local sports community, attended practice and shared his passion for athletics. Surhoff played parts of eight seasons for the Baltimore Orioles and is a member of the team's Hall of Fame.

The former All-Star spoke with Head Coach Jimmy Patsos about various plays durign practice and met several players after the session was over.

Earlier in the week, Patsos caught up with Josh Charles, a Baltimore native and star of CBS's The Good Wife at a dedication of a statue of Orioles' legend Brooks Robinson.

"Baltimore is a great city, and we are proud that Loyola Basketball is an active part of it," Patsos said. "There are so many amazing people and events here, and it's great that we play a small part in them."

Also, earlier this week, ESPN's Andy Katz wrote a story on this year's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference race. The Greyhounds were picked to finish third on Tuesday in the unveiling of the MAAC Preseason Coaches Poll. Click here to read Katz's story.