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  1. Niagara, Fairfield, and Others Pose Threat to Siena's Trip to the Big Dance

    The MAAC has traditionally sent one team to the NCAA Tournament every season. After upsetting Vanderbilt in last season's NCAA Tournament, Siena was the preseason favorite to represent the MAAC in 2009...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 5 years ago 379 reads 7 comments

  2. Around the MAAC: Fairfield Stays Hot, Niagara Upsets South Florida

    My apologies for missing last week's weekly review and for being a day late on this week's edition. However, Around the MAAC Weekly Review has returned. Starting from worst (in the standings) to first, Loyola (3-7) only played one game this week...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 5 years ago 401 reads 1 comments

  3. Ben Woodside's NCAA Season-High 60 Points Not Enough To Beat Stephen F. Austin

    Not much excitement comes out of North Dakota—the state has a population of 635,867. No disrespect towards North Dakota or its inhabitants, but its pretty surprising that Friday's Stephen F...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 5 years ago 1,127 reads 2 comments

  4. $283 Million, Two Players, and More Money to Spend: Yanks Want to Be Hated

    CC Sabathia, Chien Ming Wang, A.J. Burnett, Joba Chamberlain, and either Andy Pettite, Phil Hughes, or another free agent pitcher? If the free agent pitcher ends up being Ben Sheets, the Yankees' starting rotation will consist of three No...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 5 years ago 286 reads 4 comments

  5. Stephen Curry and A.J. Abrams: The Best Shots In College Basketball

    Last night's Jimmy V Classic in New York featured my favorite shooters in all of college basketball. Stephen Curry and A.J. Abrams attracted fans like me to attend the annual classic...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 5 years ago 1,280 reads 15 comments

  6. Is Francisco Rodriguez Really The Mets' Solution? They Still Have a Way to Go

    Experienced youth is treasured by baseball teams. Francisco Rodriguez will be 27 years old by the start of the 2009 baseball season, and he has already acquired 208 career saves—note ...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 5 years ago 81 reads 4 comments

  7. Around The MAAC: Siena Winless in Orlando, Niagara Wins Three

    In what was a puzzling week, the MAAC won nine of its 20 games. Cinderella-favorite Siena (2-3), who was expected to do some damage in the Old Spice Classic, left Orlando with losses to No. 12 Tennessee, Wichita State, and Oklahoma State...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 5 years ago 472 reads 9 comments

  8. Manhattan-Hofstra: Jaspers Return to Reality With Second Straight Loss

    The Manhattan-Hofstra games over the last two seasons came down to the wire and this year's match was not different. After blowing an early second half nine point lead, the Jaspers trailed Hofstra 61-54 with 2:30 remaining...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 5 years ago 226 reads 3 comments

  9. Jimmy Patsos Is a Jerk Episode I: Loyola Holds Curry Scoreless but Loses By 30

    Jimmy Patsos is far from the conventional college basketball coach. The combination of standing 6'3" and having a booming voice makes Patsos intimidating to his players, opponents, referees, and fans...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 5 years ago 1,579 reads 23 comments

  10. Seth Curry, the Brother of Stephen: Is the Better Curry Just a Freshman?

    Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina Father: Dell Curry Mother: Sonya Curry College experience: Freshman Wait, isn't Stephen Curry a junior? Yes, yes he is, but his younger brother, Seth, is a freshman at Liberty University...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 5 years ago 44,797 reads 10 comments

  11. Around the MAAC: Jaspers, Saints Undefeated; Iona Nearly Upsets Wisconsin

    After a disappointing opening weekend, the MAAC rebounded to win 12 of their 23 games in the first full week of play. Only one game over .500 for the week is not too impressive, but a couple of MAAC teams were heavy underdogs at least once this week...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 5 years ago 606 reads 6 comments

  12. Manhattan-Fordham: Jaspers Down Rams In 101st Battle of The Bronx

    Recap Manhattan College and Fordham square off in the Battle of the Bronx nearly every season. Heading into last night's game, the Jaspers held a 51-49 record against the Rams...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 5 years ago 380 reads 0 comments

  13. A Blatant Attack Against Duke "Fans": Why Do You Don Duke Blue?

    Last night, I attended the consolation and championship games of the 2k Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 5 years ago 1,143 reads 18 comments

  14. New Yuck Knicks: Free Up Space for POSSIBLE Signing of LeBron? What About Now?

    Yes, LeBron James would give an entire new look to the Knicks. The only problem is this: If Donnie Walsh is even able to sign the King, it won't be until 2010...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 5 years ago 813 reads 12 comments

  15. An Apology to Creighton: You Deserved to Be Near the Top of My Mid-Major Poll

    Towards the end of October, I published my preseason Mid-Major Top 25. While I was researching teams, one of the major factors that weighed in on the ranks was where conference coaches picked teams to finish in their league...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 5 years ago 406 reads 0 comments

  16. Manhattan-Morgan State: Jaspers Look Good in Home Opener Victory

    The Manhattan College Jaspers defeated the MEAC favorite Morgan State Bears at Draddy Gymnasium on Wednesday night. Devon Austin scored the first five points of the game for the Jaspers, but Morgan State followed with a 13-0 run...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 5 years ago 196 reads 0 comments

  17. Around the MAAC: Opening Weekend a Failure for Most of the Conference

    The MAAC's hyped Siena Saints have not played their first game yet, and won't until tomorrow night, but every other MAAC team has played...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 5 years ago 150 reads 2 comments

  18. Chavis and Travis Holmes Lead VMI's Fast-Pace Offense: Who Are They, You Ask?

    Virginia Military Institute's Duggar Baucom instituted a fast-paced scoring offensive system when he was hired as head coach in 2005...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 5 years ago 850 reads 3 comments

  19. Vermont's Marqus Blakely: You'll Want To Know Who He Is

    The America East Conference is a small conference centered around the New York-New England area. Vermont's upset of Syracuse in the 2005 NCAA Tournament is what the America East is best known for...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 5 years ago 848 reads 3 comments

  20. Manhattan College Jaspers Start Season With a Win Over N.J.I.T

    Barry Rohrssen's Manhattan College Jaspers traveled to Newark, New Jersey earlier today to open their 2008-09 season against the N.J.I.T Highlanders...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 5 years ago 227 reads 4 comments

  21. UCLA Nearly Falls to Miami (Ohio), But Bruins Fans Shouldn't Be Too Concerned

    Pauley Pavilion went silent as Kenny Hayes of Miami (Ohio) launched a three-point shot with 10 seconds remaining in a game that saw a heavily favored UCLA squad leading the Redhawks, 62-59...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 5 years ago 219 reads 0 comments

  22. Previewing the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer

    The 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer tournament tips off the 2008-09 college basketball season at four o'clock. Since its inception in 1995, the tournament has changed dramatically...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 5 years ago 1,938 reads 4 comments

  23. Virginia Commonwealth Rams: The Mid-Major Team That Is Deepest Under The Radar

    You've all heard about Davidson. You've all heard about Saint Mary's. You've all heard about Siena. These are three mid-major schools who made some noise in the 2007-08 season, and pose threats to the power teams in their 2008-09 schedules...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 5 years ago 609 reads 1 comments

  24. Jason Thompson Is Making an Immediate Impact For The Kings

    On June 26, when David Stern announced that the Sacramento Kings selected Jason Thompson with the 12th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, most NBA fans felt their jaws hit the floor...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 5 years ago 229 reads 1 comments

  25. Allen Iverson for Chauncey Billups and McDyess: Analyzing the NBA's Latest Trade

    Earlier today, the Denver Nuggets swapped Allen Iverson for Detroit's Chauncey Billups, Antonio McDyess, and Cheikh Samb. Denver has lacked a good true point guard for years now...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 5 years ago 743 reads 0 comments