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Syracuse survives Villanova in 2OT, 27-26

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
Orange stop two-point conversion.

Area College Football: Gattuso, Danes set for opener

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
First-year University at Albany head coach Greg Gattuso hasn’t felt butterflies for more than nine years — ever since he ended his previous head coaching stint at Duquesne, from 1993 through 2004..

Hockey: Union adds faceoff specialist

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
When a team wins an NCAA title like the Union hockey team did last season, there would appear to be no glaring weaknesses.
But there was one aspect of the Dutchmen’s game that head coach Rick Bennett didn’t like. He saw a weakness in the team’s ability to win faceoffs. Bennett hopes the newest member of his coaching staff will help improve that area.

Football: Veterans Ohnsman key defender for Engineers

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
Ballston Spa product Chris Ohnsman is the kind of player who often falls through the cracks when recruited by a Division I football program.
But on a DIII football team like Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the 5-foot-10, 280-pound defensive lineman’s versatility is invaluable.
Running game won't be a problem for Union

Running game won't be a problem for Union

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
Two of Union College’s five captains happen to be running backs who are soft-spoken leaders in the huddle.
But senior fullback Dylan Schuck and senior tailback Darnel Thomas still plan to make plenty of noise with their exploits on the field this year as the Dutchmen try to rebound from an uncharacteristic 3-7 campaign that was plagued by injuries.

Basketball: Saints open against UMass

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
Tough non-conference scheduling helped a young Siena College basketball team come on strong at the end of the season and win the CBI championship last year.
Although this year’s slate is without an impact tournament like the Old Spice Classic, the Saints still face a formidable schedule that includes three Atlantic-10 programs on the road.

Colleges: UAlbany names Benson AD

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
With just a week to go before the fall sports season, University at Albany has a new high-energy chief of its 19-sport athletic program. Mark Benson, a 45-year-old former senior associate athletic director at Old Dominion University, takes over for the retired Lee McElroy. Benson was introduced at a press conference Wednesday at UAlbany’s Bob Ford Field.

Rookie could have big impact at UAlbany

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
Josh Gontarek made an instant impression the first time he met first-year UAlbany head football coach Greg Gattuso several years ago.

RPI hockey: Appert running for a cause

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute men’s hockey coach Seth Appert is training to run his first marathon in late September.
UAlbany football: Gattuso era begins for Great Danes

UAlbany football: Gattuso era begins for Great Danes

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014
Baby steps up the ladder of success are the only realistic expectations for the University at Albany football team as it enters its second season in the competitive Colonial Athletic Association.

Union hockey, football strikes 3-year radio deal

Monday, July 28, 2014
After working on one-year deals to have its games aired on WPTR-AM (1240), the Union College men's hockey team has a multiyear contract with the Empire Broadcasting Corporation station.

Hockey: Hynes wants to make big impact at Union

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
If forward Tyler Hynes had followed his original plan when he committed to the Union College hockey program a couple of years ago, when he was playing at Albany Academy, he could have been a part of the Dutchmen’s NCAA hockey championship team last season.

National exposure has helped Union's recruiting

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Normally, replacing six players from a national championship college hockey team would be difficult.
But with the reputation that the Union hockey team has built over the last few years, culminating with winning its first NCAA title in April, prospective student-athletes are seeking out the Dutchmen.

McCarthy, 26, gets first head coaching position

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Brennan McCarthy is moving up the basketball coaching ladder rather quickly, but based on his pedigree, it’s not surprising that he’s skipping a few rungs.

Five Dutchmen headed to NHL development camps

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
You can’t blame Union hockey coach Rick Bennett if he is a bit leery about the prospect development camps that the NHL teams conduct during July.

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