We don’t follow much lacrosse around here, so we’re not totally certain if this is a weird thing or not. But here’s girthy Albany goalie Blaze Riorden going coast to coast to beat the third quarter buzzer in the opening round of the NCAA tournament against Cornell. The announcers certainly thought it was impressive!
For the most prestigious college conferences, the two teams playing in the conference final are likely both advancing to the NCAA tournament. But not so in the smaller, lesser known ones, where having just the automatic bid at stake makes for thrilling television. Albany punched their ticket to the NCAA tournament…
We'll go out a limb and say that most of you didn't catch the game between Holy Cross and Albany on the first Saturday of college football, but it featured a wild (and scary) finish.
Stony Brook's Wolfie and Albany's Damien the Great Dane brawled in the first half of the America East championship game today at the USB Sports Complex.
Virginia Cavaliers (19-10) vs. Albany Great Danes (23-9)
When: Friday, 12:15 p.m.
Where: Charlottesville, Virg.
1. Jamar Wilson, Mayor of Sm-Albany. This is becoming a rite of spring. Jamar Wilson dominates an America East Final (22, 7 and 6 in the conference title game), and the Great Danes get a bid to the Big Show. Diddly posed the thought on everyone's mind (in the Capital District at least): "I think we're seeing the dawn…
Connecticut Huskies (27-3) vs. Albany Great Danes (21-10).
When: Friday, 7:25 p.m.
1. You Never Forget Your First Time. Saturday, the nation was treated to a tremendous performance from the Godfather of SUNY Albany basketball, Jamar Wilson, who dropped 29 on the hopeless Vermont Catamounts in the America East title game. Wilson has been the central figure in Albany s climb to the top of the America…