1. Xavier vs. Butler: Tale of the Tape

    Setting: With final exams in the rear view mirror, it’s a mid-major matchup at the Hinkle Fieldhouse as Chris Mack’s Xavier Musketeers (6-3) come a'calling on Brad Stevens and his No. 21 Butler Bulldogs (7-3)...

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  2. NFL Splinters: Week 14

    Baker’s dozen Whether it’s a case of finding a way to win, or finding a way to not lose, the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans continue their weekly re-establishment of history. Both improved to 13-0...

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  3. Should the NCAA Basketball Tourney Expand?

    To expand, or not to expand:  that is the question. For the NCAA, the question also becomes one of risk and reward. As the NCAA basketball season kicks into gear, so, too, have discussions about the men’s basketball postseason tournament...

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  4. Syracuse-Florida: The Tale of the Tape

    Setting The St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida is the backdrop for a top 10 clash as Billy Donovan’s No. 10 Florida Gators do battle with Jim Boeheim’s No. 7 Syracuse Orange in the Big East SEC Invitational...

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  5. George Bailey and the Demise of Hofstra Football

    At one point in Frank Capra’s Christmas classic, It’s A Wonderful Life , George Bailey (played by Jimmy Stewart) encounters a dilemma...

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  6. Duke-UConn: Tale of the Tape

    Setting The corner of 7th Avenue and 32nd Street will be hopping this evening when the Duke Blue Devils (5-0) take on the University of Connecticut Huskies (4-0) in the finals of the NIT Season Tip-Off...

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  7. San Francisco 49ers' Michael Crabtree: A Lesson In Hubris

    Somewhere near the intersection of Kelly Stouffer Street and Darrius Heyward-Bey Boulevard, football fans will find the San Francisco 49ers' recent signing, Michael Crabtree. Hopefully, the rookie holdout will find the address of humility...

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  8. Joel Pineiro: Reality Stranger Than Fiction Et Al

      Try as I might, there are just some things in sports that get stuck in my craw, and I can’t get them out. Take for instance, Joel Pineiro. Last night, Piniero gave up one earned run over seven innings as the St...

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  9. Pete Carroll and The Art Of Complacency

    Admitting to something is the first sign of recovery. College football fans outside of Southern California might want to keep that one to themselves...

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  10. Does John Calipari's "Refuse To Lose" Edict Mean Doing Anything To Win?

    It’s one thing to lose—make sure you don’t lose twice. Sage advice shared by many a coach. In the past, the suggestion of such words offered perspective for young athletes...

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  11. Four Webster Yankees Earn All-League Honors

    Webster Yankee Coach Dave Brust knew he had assembled a talented baseball team. The New York Collegiate Baseball League agreed naming four of the home nine to all-league honors. Michael Craig (St...

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  12. Webster Baseball Stock on the Rise

    At a time when the nation’s economy resembles a pendulum swinging from trough to crest, the New York Collegiate Baseball League has, on the other hand, started out on a gradual and steady increase of its stock...

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  13. Webster Sweeps Allegany County

    If nothing else, Dave Brust’s Webster Yankees proved they learned their lesson. After a nine-game losing streak where they left the tying run stranded 90 feet away on three different ...

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  14. Hornell Dodgers Nip Webster Yankees, 4-3

    For the third time in the last eight games Dave Brust’s Webster Yankees left the tying run stranded at third as the Hornell Dodgers took the opening game of a doubleheader, 4-3 in New York Collegiate Baseball League action at Basket Road Field...

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  15. Webster Chews Up Brockport

    It’s a dog eat dog world, and Wednesday night, Dave Brust’s Webster Yankees chewed on the Brockport Riverbats like they were Milk Bones. Brian Pullyblank (So...

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  16. Rally Falls Short; Webster Drops to Fourth

    For the second consecutive night the Webster Yankees advanced the tying run to third base in the ninth inning. For the second consecutive night, Webster bats stranded that run 90 feet from home...

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  17. Webster's Road Woes Continue

    Dave Brust’s Webster Yankees can’t get home soon enough. The pinstripes found more valleys than hills while traveling the roads of Upstate New York over the last nine days...

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  18. Webster Yankees Top Geneva, End Skid

    Tuesday, Dave Brust’s Webster Yankees put a pair of undesirable streaks behind them. After managing just 18 hits and 2 runs in their previous three games, the pinstripes exploded ...

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  19. College Baseball: Webster Wears Out Niagara

    Dave Brust’s Webster Yankees wore out their welcome Friday night. Or, maybe they just wore out the Niagara Power pitching staff...

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  20. Geneva Squeezes Webster

    Photo - Chenoweth courtesy of Ball State Athletics Casey Rana (U Texas – Permian Basin) tossed a complete game one-hitter, and Geneva executed a suicide squeeze in the top of ...

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  21. Webster Yankees Pound The Niagara Power

    For now, there appears to be no slowing the Webster Yankee bus. Three pitchers combined to hold Niagara to six hits and one run while Steve Muoio, from Georgia C&S, led a 13-hit attack as ...

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  22. Craig and Muoio Lead Webster

    A non-weather-related delay and showers that became a downpour could not stop the Webster Yankees, Sunday afternoon at Basket Road Field. Michael Craig, of St...

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  23. Webster Tops Allegany County

    Saturday night’s New York Collegiate Baseball League match up at Basket Road Field pitted the West Division’s second-place Allegany County Nitros and the first-place Webster Yankees...

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  24. Geneva Blanks Webster

    Wednesday, Casey Rana (U Texas Permian Basin) held the Webster bats at bay, and Geneva’s offense struck early and late to defeat the Pinstripes 4-0 in New York Collegiate Baseball League action at Basket Road Field...

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  25. Webster Outlasts Brockport

    Tuesday night, Dave Brust’s Webster Yankees needed eleven innings to dispatch a resilient Brockport Riverbat squad, 6-5 in New York Collegiate Baseball League action...

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