1. 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...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about almost 5 years ago 795 reads 0 comments

  2. 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...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about almost 5 years ago 1,151 reads 0 comments

  3. 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...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about almost 5 years ago 162 reads 0 comments

  4. 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...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about almost 5 years ago 7,935 reads 6 comments

  5. 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...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about almost 5 years ago 337 reads 0 comments

  6. 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...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about almost 5 years ago 286 reads 0 comments

  7. 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...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about almost 5 years ago 597 reads 16 comments

  8. 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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  9. Siena, MAAC Suffer from Saint's Losses to Temple and St. John's

    You all knew about Siena. First, they demolished the fourth seeded Vanderbilt Commodores in the first round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about almost 6 years ago 190 reads 6 comments

  10. Don't Sleep on The Rider Broncs Despite Rough Stretch

    In the eyes of the college basketball world, a 14-point opening night upset of the No. 19 Mississippi State Bulldogs transformed the Rider Broncs into a team that could legitimately threaten Siena's pursuit of a MAAC three-peat...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 5 years ago 230 reads 0 comments

  11. Manhattan-Florida Atlantic: Jaspers' Fluid Attack Sinks Owls

    Florida Atlantic 66, Manhattan 73 Finally! The lethargic "pass...dribble...dribble...pass...dribble...dribble" motion set vanished and Barry Rohrssen finally let his Manhattan College Jaspers ...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 5 years ago 162 reads 2 comments

  12. What Manhattan Jaspers Can Learn From Loss to William & Mary

    William & Mary 75, Manhattan 70 Game Analysis The motion set that head coach Barry Rohrssen prefers rarely leads to anything better than a forced jumper as the shot clock winds down. In the motion offense, the Jaspers lack fluidity...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 5 years ago 266 reads 12 comments

  13. Rico Pickett Suspended: Another Reason Manhattan Should Fire Barry Rohrssen

    Six days. Junior college transfer Rico Pickett couldn't even make it through a week of the regular season at Manhattan without "violating a team rule." Pathetic...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 5 years ago 1,749 reads 2 comments

  14. Foul Shooting: A Prevalent Difficulty in College Basketball

    It's called the charity stripe for a reason. Obviously, the points are not handed out—as charity might imply—at the foul line, but the concept is that hitting an unobstructed shot from 15 feet away should be a "gimme" for anyone...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 5 years ago 238 reads 6 comments

  15. Rider, Other MAAC Teams Exceed Expectations, Show Depth This Weekend

    With two games to be played tomorrow, the MAAC has already exceeded expectations this weekend, posting a 6-3 record. Of the nine games, five are more signifcant than the rest. 1) Of course, Rider's 14-point upset of No...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 5 years ago 229 reads 4 comments

  16. Game Analysis: Manhattan's Undefeated, Enjoy It While It Lasts, Jaspers

    N.J.I.T. 58 Manhattan 70 Game Analysis Dating back to Barry Rohrssen's first year at Manhattan, the Jaspers play an ineffective motion offense in the opening stanza...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 5 years ago 224 reads 4 comments

  17. Early Preview of NIT Season Tip-Off: Who Wins in the Big Apple?

    The NIT Season Tip-Off might not start for another few days, but it's never too early to preview a tournament.   East Region (At Duke) Coastal Carolina vs...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 5 years ago 552 reads 4 comments

  18. Ball Overseas: Manhattan's Devon Austin Carves Out a New Life in Portugal

    It is 10 o’clock on a brisk morning in Figueira da Foz, Portugal, and Devon Austin’s alarm clock wakes him from a tranquil night’s sleep...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 5 years ago 737 reads 6 comments

  19. Around The MAAC: Where Are Last Year's Seniors?

    In the spring of 2009, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference witnessed the graduation of a handful of talented seniors, many of whom were fan favorites...

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  20. Around the MAAC: Previewing Opening Weekend's Games

    Vermont at Loyola (Md.), 7 PM Friday Anthony Winbush won't have it easy against Marqus Blakely, one of the best mid-major hoopers in the country. If unconfined, Blakely is capable of controlling a game from the post...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 5 years ago 466 reads 2 comments

  21. MVC, Horizon, CAA, MAAC, WCC: Who's the Best of Mid-Major Basketball?

    Which is the best conference? It's an intricate question that college basketball analysts quarrel over from the brisk days of November until the lamb carries March into April. A question that can rarely have a firm answer...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 5 years ago 1,362 reads 14 comments

  22. Fantasy College Basketball All-Stars: Who You Want on Your Team

    Yes, I know, the headline might mislead you to believe that ESPN.com has created a new fantasy game, which revolves around college basketball. I'm sorry. There's still no such thing, as far as I know...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 5 years ago 283 reads 7 comments

  23. Will Anyone Challenge Cornell for the 2009-10 Ivy League Hoops Title?

    It's completely unjustifiable to pick against a reigning champion that returns virtually every vital piece. For that reason, Cornell was the unanimous No. 1 in the 2009-10 Ivy League Preseason Media Poll...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 5 years ago 238 reads 5 comments

  24. Making It Rain: The MAAC's Most Dangerous Scorers

    Charron Fisher. Keke Clark. Andre Collins. Juan Mendez. Luis Flores. Those are five names you should recognize if you have constantly perused college basketball's scoring charts over the last five years...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 5 years ago 177 reads 0 comments

  25. Manhattan Hoops: It's Time for the Jaspers To Run

    "I think I'd better run, run, run, run" -- Phoenix Manhattan basketball fans have waited three years for head coach Barry "Slice" Rohrssen to think like Phoenix...

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