1. 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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  2. 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...

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  3. 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 over 4 years ago 1,344 reads 14 comments

  4. 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...

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  5. 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...

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  6. 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...

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  7. 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...

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  8. Sacramento Kings' Omri Casspi Serves As Role Model for Israelis and Jews

    This article originally appeared in the October issue of Helios, my school's newspaper. If you happen to watch a Sacramento Kings basketball game this season, don’t be stunned when you ...

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  9. Around the MAAC: Some Incoming Freshmen to Keep Your Eyes on

    Some will receive playing time immediately, others were signed for the future. Either way, there is an impressive freshman class entering the MAAC. 1. Robert Olson, 6'4" SG, Loyola Md—Olson is the highest rated MAAC recruit, according to ESPN...

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  10. Niagara Hoops Preview: Purple Eagles to Challenge Siena For MAAC Title

    After a 26 win season and a second place finish in the MAAC, Niagara is no longer under the radar and returns all but one player from last year's successful squad...

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  11. MAAC 2009-10 Season Preview: Siena to Threepeat?

    Not much about the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference has changed between last season and today. Sure, Kenny Hasbrouck, Devon Austin, Gary Springer, Ryan Schneider, Benson Egemonye, and Marquis Sullivan all graduated...

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  12. The All-Billy Beane Team: Undervalued Players Who Have a Knack for Reaching Base

    Billy Beane, the General Manager of the Oakland Athletics, revolutionized how baseball organizations evaluate talent...

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  13. Introducing Baseball's Jewish All-Stars of 2009

    For some annoying reason, a slideshow's introduction must be at least 300 characters, so I will provide you all with a fun fact to fill space...

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  14. As Binghamton Goes, Boston University Is Practically a Big Dance Lock

    Within two days, six players were released from the Binghamton basketball program. Thursday, senior Emanuel Mayben, who averaged 11...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about almost 5 years ago 425 reads 7 comments

  15. Chris Carpenter Is the National League Cy Young, Hands Down

    After examining the seasons of the National League's top Cy Young candidates, one should have no qualms about granting the prestigious accolade to St. Louis' Chris Carpenter...

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  16. Rosh Hashanah: Sports Figures Who Should Take Some Time To Repent

    Tonight, Jews all over the world will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, Judaism's new year. As the holiday commences, God, according to tradition, begins inscribing people into His "Book of Life...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about almost 5 years ago 569 reads 29 comments

  17. NCAA Worst: N.J.I.T Looks To Rise From The Depths Of College Basketball

    Remember when ESPN quoted New Jersey's Science & Technology University's (N.J.I.T.) Jheryl Wilson saying: "We hit rock bottom. We can only go up?" You probably don't because the Highlanders were even more irrelevant on Feb...

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  18. A.J. Burnett Must Figure Things Out if New York Yanks Want To Win in Postseason

    Joe Girardi and the Yankees are praying that A.J. Burnett will be able to return to his summer form come playoff time. After a dominant stretch from June 14 until August 7, in which he went 6-2 and posted a 2...

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  19. Around the MAAC: Preseason All-MAAC Teams

    When you think of the MAAC, you probably think of Fran McCaffery's Siena Saints. While the talent on Siena can inundate premier programs, the skill throughout the MAAC is even more abundant...

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  20. Rico Pickett to Have Enormous Impact on Manhattan Jaspers Basketball

    Evan Turner. James Johnson. Jeff Teague. Chris Wright. Robbie Hummel. Talor Battle. For what ESPN's recruiting rankings are worth, the aforementioned collegiate studs were placed lower than Manhattan-bound ...

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  21. Siena Hoops Preview: Saints Poised to Reach Big Dance for Third Straight Year

    For the third straight year, Siena is the favorite to earn the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's bid to the NCAA Tournament...

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  22. Pitchers' ERA Benefiting from Crackdown on Steroids

    As I was browsing through this year's ERA leaders, I noticed there was an unusual amount of starting pitchers with ERAs better than 3.00...

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  23. The Top 15 Mid-Major Recruiting Classes of 2009

    While teams like Kentucky, UNC, Villanova, and other power programs stole the limelight this offseason, mid-majors assembled stellar recruiting classes of their own...

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  24. Wright, Kinsler, Kuroda Hit On 89 Year Mark Of Ray Chapman's Death

    It's an eerie coincidence that three professional baseball players were hit in the head on Saturday, one day before the 89 year mark of Ray Chapman's death. Baseball was different during Chapman's playing days...

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  25. Yankees Must Stop Wasting Time With Chien-Ming Wang

    It's getting ridiculous, and the strategy simply does not make sense. Something has to be done about the Chien-Ming Wang situation, and the best solution is to send him down to Triple-A ...

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