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Will Your Team Dance?

As conference championships have begun to be decided, are you wondering where your team will fall?  In the case of my Mountaineers, the question is what seed they will be more than where they will be playing after Selection Sunday, March 15.  If, as they have in the past, West Virginia happens to win the… Continue reading Will Your Team Dance?

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March Madness – For Real

I am not sure if I am referring to the suddenly, totally white ground outside or the NCAA college basketball tournament.  Actually, I live in upstate NY.  I know I am referring to the tournament. I was excited as I drove home from the CHA Tournament last weekend and listened to the NCAA tournament selection… Continue reading March Madness – For Real

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Live Blog – NCAA Tourney

Okay, so I am not “the man” in the bar watching four games at a time but it is almost time for the 7:10 pm tip offs and our favorite team is set to go…Go Purple Eagles!! Unfortunately, I don’t have bar patrons to comment on but comment I will on the games. I am… Continue reading Live Blog – NCAA Tourney

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Thank you, U of Dayton

While the Niagara University Purple Eagle men’s basketball team was unhappy to be playing in the play-in game for the NCAA tournament, they did meet up with an unexpected acquaintance. The University of Dayton pep band – who had played for Niagara at NIT events at HSBC Arena several years ago – met up with… Continue reading Thank you, U of Dayton

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Mountaineers & Orange Make History

MSNsportsNET.com – the official site for WVU Mountaineer sports – has the following quote in an article about WVU being on the bubble to go dancing. According to West Virginia SID Bryan Messerly, only twice in the existence of the Big East Conference has a 20-win team not made the tournament: 20-8 UConn in 1980… Continue reading Mountaineers & Orange Make History

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Dancing but is it really?

My daughter was all excited. First, her sister’s women’s soccer team won their conference championship at the end of October last year. The team and university members were gathered in the lower level of the Gallagher Center to watch the selection show. The team – which plays in a small Division 1 conference – was… Continue reading Dancing but is it really?

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March Madness Arrives

Several blog titles of mine deal with March Madness, though not all refer to NCAA basketball. This one does and this year, in particular, it will be special. This year March Madness has a special slant to it. My daughter’s college team won their conference championship so will be heading to the dance. It happens… Continue reading March Madness Arrives

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March Madness is coming ….

… and this time I do mean college basketball. Tomorrow, I leave for the four hour one-way trip to pick up my daughter from college. Her university’s men’s basketball team won their conference championship on Tuesday night – or was it Wednesday night – of this week. They are going dancing. So, while my daughter… Continue reading March Madness is coming ….

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“A Matter of Class”

You all should read Mike Jarvis’s article on student-athletes in college basketball’s Big Dance. While Coach Jarvis focuses on the basketball end of this, it is the same for most college student-athletes. I had a mother ask me about my daughter’s experience at a Division 1 school who happened to make it to the NCAA… Continue reading “A Matter of Class”

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It’s That Time of Year…

… and no, at least not at this point in time, I am not talking about the annual collegiate basketball March Madness. I am talking about the annual ritual at my house of Division B Science Olympiad Regionals. About seven years ago, I started volunteering as a coach for my school district’s division B (meaning… Continue reading It’s That Time of Year…