1. Gordon Hayward Leads Mid-Major Player of the Year Candidates

    Is Gordon Hayward the Mid-Major Player of the Year? There is a strong case for the affirmative. The 6'9" sophomore is the most valuable player for what is arguably the nation's top mid-major program...

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  2. Taking a Look at the MAAC Player of the Year Candidates

    With only two MAAC games left, it is time to take a look at the conference's Player of the Year candidates. Alex Franklin, Siena, Sr. 2009-10: 16 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 1.5 apg, 2.5 turnovers per game, 1...

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  3. Manhattan's "BracketBuster" vs. Towson: Sign of Barry Rohrssen's Failure

    Notice "BracketBuster," not BracketBuster. Notice Towson, not Northeastern, Wichita State, or Akron. A meaningless game that's not going to bust anyone's bracket. A game against a 7-19 team...

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  4. Fordham Basketball Funds Increased, One Step Toward Ram Relevance

    Five. That's the number of fingers on a hand, days in one work week, and Fordham men's basketball wins during the last two seasons. That's right. Five wins in two years...

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  5. Taking a Look at the MAAC's Biggest Disappointments of 2009-10

    In what has been a wild year in the MAAC, the conference has seen its fair share of surprises and disappointments. This slideshow will focus on the disappointments, but you can check back for this year's surprises later...

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  6. Derek Needham Leads MAAC Rookie of the Year Candidates

    If you've paid any attention to the MAAC this year, you'd know that Fairfield's Derek Needham has assembled an extraordinary freshman campaign...

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  7. Siena's BracketBuster Date with Butler Bulldogs Is a Must Win for the Saints

    If you didn't know yet, the Siena Saints are the MAAC regular season champions. However, if you think the Saints are a lock for the NCAA tournament, you are wrong...

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  8. The Hot Stay Hot: Which MAAC Teams Should Thrive Down the Stretch?

    You've heard the saying "the rich get richer." Well, in the MAAC, it looks like the hot will get hotter as the conference tournament approaches...

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  9. Manhattan College Must Rid Itself of Barry Rohrssen After Season

    If it wasn't official before, it most definitely has to be now. The Manhattan College Jaspers need to purge themselves of head coach Barry Rohrssen upon the conclusion of the 2009-10 season...

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  10. New York College Basketball: Ranking the 22 Teams (Jan. 23, Third Edition)

    New York has 22 Division I collegiate basketball teams. Unfortunately, many of them are terrible. But some are decent and a select few are great. This article ranks New York's 22 college basketball teams from first to worst...

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  11. Don't Overlook Siena Saints Because of Poor OOC Performance

    High expectations almost always disappoint. If you don't hold credence in that statement, recall the predictions for the Siena Saints' 2009-10 season. Then, look at their OOC performance. The Associated Press slated Siena at No...

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  12. Mid-Major Radar: Murray State Has Ingredients to Be Effective in March

    If you examine the Ohio Valley's top 15 scorers, you'd notice the conference's No. 1 team is not represented. That's right, the Murray State Racers don't have a single player averaging more than No...

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  13. Siena, Northern Iowa Look to Take Control of Conferences This Weekend

    With nearly a quarter of conference play in the dust, Siena and Northern Iowa each stand 4-0 in their respective conferences, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and the Missouri Valley Conference...

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  14. Northeastern Huskies On a Roll Entering the Thick of CAA Play

    You had to know the Northeastern Huskies would not continue to amass losses. A 2-7 start was disappointing, surprising, confusing—whatever you want to call it—but the Huskies have figured things out...

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  15. MVC Basketball: League Depth Could Hurt/Help Multiple Bid Aspirations

    Entering 2009-10, word had spread that the Missouri Valley Conference was deep and would have a chance of earning multiple bids to the NCAA Tournament. MVC coaches voted Northern Iowa as the top team, but No...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 4 years ago 439 reads 4 comments

  16. Jeremy Hazell: Leader of the Seton Hall Pirates Is a Big East Talent

    "Leadership boils down to two words.... Follow Hazell." —Jeremy Hazell Cocky? Maybe. Justifiable? Undoubtedly. Without Jeremy Hazell, the Seton Hall Pirates would be an average team, incapable of competing with the powers of Big East basketball...

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  17. The MAAC All-Decade Team

    As the decade nears its end, it is appropriate to reflect on the last 10 years in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference basketball. Players needed to begin their MAAC career in 1999-2000 in order to be eligible for this list...

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  18. New York College Basketball: Ranking the 22 Teams (Dec. 23, 2nd Edition)

    New York has 22 Division I collegiate basketball teams. Unfortunately, many of them are terrible. But some are decent, and a select few are great. This article ranks New York's 22 college basketball teams from first to worst...

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  19. A Tribute to Melky Cabrera's Career as a New York Yankee

    When a friend told me this morning that Melky Cabrera had been traded, I was shocked. It wasn't even a rumor. It just happened. Abruptly. Despite Melky's inconsistency at the plate, he was a fan favorite in New York...

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  20. Fairfield Stags To Threaten Siena, Niagara, and Rider for MAAC Championship

    Beware Siena. Beware Niagara. Beware Rider. Beware Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. There's a team playing some very good basketball up in Connecticut...

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  21. New York College Basketball: Ranking the 21 Teams

    New York has 21 Division I college basketball teams. Unfortunately, many of them are terrible. Some are decent, though. And, a select few are great. This slideshow ranks New York's 21 college basketball teams from worst to first...

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  22. Niagara's Bilal Benn Has Surgery, Out For Month, Purple Eagles Hit Hard

    Troubling news came out of Niagara in the middle of this week: senior Bilal Benn could miss about one month following a supposed knee surgery...

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  23. Patrick Bouli: Manhattan's Best Defender Shouldn't Sit vs. Established Scorers

    Here's some proof that statistics don't always do justice to the worth of a player: Patrick Bouli is averaging a mere 0.7 steals per game. Now a senior at Manhattan College, Bouli has been the Jaspers' best defender this season...

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  24. Virginia Commonwealth, Others Lead Surprising Group of Mid-Majors

    As the first month of college basketball nears its end, the mid-major world has witnessed its share of surprises. Siena has faltered, Butler has struggled with Top 25 competition, and Portland cracked the AP Top 25 before falling to Portland State...

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  25. One Room, One Yankee Game: How Baseball Led To Bonding On School Trip

    This article was originally published in the November issue of my school's newspaper. It discusses how a Yankee game led to bonding on the Shabbaton, our school-wide overnight trip...

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