1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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...

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  8. 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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  9. 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 574 reads 29 comments

  10. 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...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about almost 5 years ago 575 reads 17 comments

  11. 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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  12. 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...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about almost 6 years ago 1,016 reads 9 comments

  13. 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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  14. 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...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 5 years ago 474 reads 2 comments

  15. 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...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 5 years ago 120 reads 9 comments

  16. 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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  17. 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...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 5 years ago 800 reads 1 comments

  18. 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 ...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 5 years ago 217 reads 8 comments

  19. A.J. Burnett's Six Game Suspension Should Be Annulled

    Major League Baseball suspended A.J. Burnett for six games two days after he threw a fastball that rose up and in on Texas' Nelson Cruz...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 5 years ago 268 reads 2 comments

  20. VCU BBall: Joey Rodriguez Tears Up Transfer Papers, Returns to the Rams

    Seven weeks ago, Virginia Commonwealth's 2009-10 season seemed to be swirling down the drain. Head coach Anthony Grant bolted for a higher coaching job at Alabama, senior Eric Maynor had played ...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about over 5 years ago 1,054 reads 5 comments

  21. Rico Pickett, One-Handed Kevin Laue Head Manhattan Recruiting Class

    Manhattan College signed Barry Rohrssen four years ago because of his New York City ties. As an assistant at Pittsburgh, Rohrssen lured some of the best players from the Big Apple to play for his Panthers...

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  22. It's Time for Brett Gardner To Replace Nick Swisher in Starting Lineup

    Nick Swisher heard MVP chants early in the season, when he recorded 13 hits, 10 of which were extra-base hits, in his first 10 games. The fact that Swisher's career batting average was ...

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  23. Tommy Amaker Knows How to Recruit, Looks to Send Harvard Dancing

    When you think of Harvard, you think of libraries, study halls, and geniuses in the making. You don't think of the Lavietes Pavilion or the Crimson basketball squad...

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  24. The New Yankee Stadium Inspires Awe, but It Still Hosts the Same Game

    Instead of taking a left at the bottom of the southbound 4 Train’s 161st Street Station stairwell, I headed to the right...

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  25. New York Yankees: Bruney Placed on Disabled List

    Just when the Yankees' bullpen proved to be a stalwart for the team, Brian Bruney's sore elbow forced him to the 15-day Disabled List...

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