Tag "Albany"

March Madness: Best Round of 64 matchups

The First Four is over, and we’re ready for the real March Madness to begin. Here are the matchups we’re looking forward to most in the Round of 64. Midwest Region Sam Perkins: No. 8 Cincinnati vs. No. 9 Purdue Bearcat

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Heaven is a Playground — Levi Levine, Vince Carter, racism, and Rucker Park

The most important basketball game in the sports history occurred on Feb. 19, 1948, when the embodiment of pointed white elbows, stiff horizontal movement, set shots and athletic goggles faced off against the “negro quint,” as they were dubbed by

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Albany men’s basketball plays on the shadows of something so much bigger

In his 14 seasons at Albany, Great Danes head coach Will Brown has seen just about everything. During his tenure, Brown has finished a game with just four players on the floor, experienced a season of just four wins, and

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Video — Albany wins one for Sue Hooley

For the past two and a half weeks, the games themselves have been easy for Albany men’s basketball – a few hours of reprieve from the real world heartbreak hanging over their heads. It’s the rest of the day –

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In remembrance of Sue Hooley

Sue Hooley, the mother of Albany junior guard Peter Hooley, passed away Friday night in Australia after a courageous fight with colon cancer at the age of 52. The news came as the Albany basketball team on their way to

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Catching up with Albany forward Sam Rowley

Before tipping off against UMBC, a 69-55 win that pushed Albany to 7-0 in America East play, Great Danes senior forward Sam Rowley sat down with OBW reporter Jason Palatsky for a Q & A session. Rowley talked about his

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The Brawling Rowleys: How brothers Sam and Mike Rowley forged a friendship

Every once in a great while, a basketball game would break out in the middle of an all-out brawl between Sam and Mike Rowley. It was clockwork-like a routine that began as young children in Sydney, Australia, and carried over

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Evan Singletary makes his mark in latest installment of Stony Brook-Albany rivalry

Stony Brook-Albany has become perhaps the America East’s most intense rivalry of recent memory. With some of the usual suspects absent, both literally and figuratively, from the latest installment of this clash of conference titans, it was a newcomer who

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OBW America East Power Rankings v1

The college basketball season is now fully in swing, and with a week and a half in the books, it’s time to take a look at how the America East teams look in the (very) early going, with our first

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Quinnipiac tops Albany in OT

Last season, the Albany Great Danes rode excellent foul shooting and the Quinnipiac Bobcats used their rebounding advantage to earn crucial victories. Saturday night wound up being a role reversal in a nail-biting non-conference clash. The Danes were far from great

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