Elon Phoenix Ready To Take On 2021-22 Season
Aug 26, 2021One win last March was all that separated Elon from its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. After Team 108 came 40 minutes away from hearing “Elon Phoenix” called on Selection Sunday, the program’s 109th-ever squad reloads for another push toward March Madness.
UNCW's Okauru Invited To Nigerian Olympic Trials
Jul 19, 2021Summer school provides a springboard into the fall semester for those who use it. For UNC-Wilmington guard Mike Okauru, a summertime course with NBA players and Olympians could have him poised for a monster 2021-22.
Change Is Routine For Penn State's Mike Farrelly & NCAA Basketball Coaches
May 25, 2021The last of the scheduled visitors Mike and Gina Farrelly planned to welcome at their Long Island home last Sunday afternoon rang their doorbell at 5 PM. He was the only one to show up as scheduled — and the only one who wasn’t arriving to get a tour of the house Gina had spent the last several days cleaning and preparing for potential suitors.
Pat Kelsey Will Use The ABCs To Get Charleston Back To Winning Ways
Apr 29, 2021When a student attends school for the first time one of their earliest lessons is the ABCs. They provide the foundation on which virtually everything else is built.
Hofstra Head Coach Speedy Claxton & The Complicated Storybook Tale
Apr 19, 2021A fanbase spoiled by 15 years of storybook coaching tales began dreaming of another one Jan. 31, 2009, when Speedy Claxton returned to the David S. Mack Sports & Exhibition Complex — dubbed by some as “The House That Speedy Built” when it opened as Hofstra Arena in January 2000— to have his no. 10 retired and raised to the rafters.
'Not A Normal Year': Reflecting On The Strangeness Of CAA Basketball
Apr 2, 2021Like thousands of fathers across the country, Martin Inglesby’s bond with his sports-loving son has grown one morning at a time. But neither he nor his son really enjoyed what the daily ritual evolved into over the last few months.
Drexel Falls Short To Illinois But Proud Of First NCAA Berth Since 1996
Mar 22, 2021The goal for Illinois is to be the team cutting down the nets on the first Monday of April — something that obviously did not work out — so head coach Brad Underwood’s opening statement following the top-seeded Fighting Illini’s 78-49 win over no. 16 Drexel in Friday’s NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional opener was about as bottom-line and businesslike as possible.
Scott Davenport & The Bellarmine Knights Are Writing A Special Story
Mar 22, 2021Axe throwing, go-kart racing, and a trip to Daytona Beach — it’s not Spring Break for Bellarmine basketball. This week is much more special than that.
'Island Of Misfit Toys': East Coast Conference Curiosity & The Big Dance
Mar 19, 2021The previously unimaginable — winning a conference tournament yet not getting to perform in the NCAA Tournament — became reality over the span of a few days last March for 11 programs including, of course, CAA champion Hofstra.
'Swiss Army Knife' Carter Leads Norfolk State Into The NCAA Tournament
Mar 17, 2021Devante Carter is “the Swiss Army Knife” of Norfolk State basketball, as coach Robert Jones describes him.
Mike Farrelly, Hofstra Proud After CAA Loss Amid 'Tough Circumstances'
Mar 9, 2021The head coach’s teary-eyed press conference into as much a staple of March as brackets, buzzer-beaters and “One Shining Moment.”
High-Flying Anthony Tarke Of Coppin State Is A Bonafide Superstar
Mar 2, 2021One player in all of Division I basketball ranks in the top 40 for both blocked shots and steals per game: Coppin State’s Anthony Tarke.
How James Madison's Mark Byington Learned From Ron Hunter
Mar 1, 2021James Madison’s sweep of defending CAA champion Hofstra during Valentine's Day weekend put the Dukes on the verge of accomplishing a worst-to-first transformation previously only performed by two of the league’s heritage programs.
The Secret Game: The 1944 Matchup Overlooked In History
Mar 1, 2021Two decades before the famed Loyola University Chicago and Texas Western basketball teams claimed national championships, another landmark moment for the integration of sports played out in North Carolina — though most of the world knew nothing about it.
Tightened Schedules Mean Fewer Minutes For Walk-Ons
Feb 26, 2021The life of a walk-on is not a glamorous one, but it’s generally a predictable one.