Area College Football: Alfred spoils RPI's home opener, 34-31

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
Sophomore quarterback Tyler Johnson threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 166 yards on the ground as Alfred spoiled Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s home opener, 34-31, Saturday at East Campus Stadium.

Area College Football: Great Danes record 100th Division I FCS victory

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014
The University at Albany recorded its 100th Division I victory in the Football Championship Subdivision with a 19-0 win over Central Connecticut State on Saturday.

Union vs. Ithaca: Dutchmen fall short against Bombers, 21-16

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014
A determined and much-improved Union College football team put quite a scare into the Ithaca College Bombers. The Dutchmen marched deep into Ithaca territory in the closing seconds and had a fourth-and-goal play from the nine-yard line with 12.3 seconds left before the Bombers held with an interception in the end zone for a 21-16 victory Saturday at Butterfield Stadium.

Football: Dutchmen ready to get down to business

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014
The Union College football team suffered more than its share of bumps and bruises, both to its leading skill-position performers and to its ego, during a sub-par 3-7 campaign a year ago.

Women's soccer: Knights not happy just being good

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014
When the veteran leaders of The College of Saint Rose women’s soccer team discuss last season, there’s an extremely frustrated tone in their voices.

UAlbany vs. Holy Cross: Danes rally to win Gattuso's debut

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
The scheduled postgame fireworks started a little early for the University at Albany football team making its debut under new head coach Greg Gattuso. Trailing, 13-0, after three quarters, the Great Danes rallied and surged past Holy Cross, 14-13, when Neil Morrison returned a fumble 79 yards for the winning score with just 44 seconds left in the season opener Saturday night before 6,748 fans at Bob Ford Field.

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.

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