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.

German standout joins UAlbany field hockey team

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Pahila Arnold, who played on the German Under-16 national field hockey team, will be attending the University at Albany in the fall.

NHL Draft: Pens pick Taylor

Sunday, June 29, 2014
Union College sophomore defenseman Jeff Taylor wasn’t rated in the final National Hockey League Scouting Bureau rankings. But playing for a national championship team and having a defensive partner who was one of the best players in college hockey last season got Taylor noticed. On Saturday, the Clifton Park native and Albany Academy graduate was selected in the seventh round of the NHL draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

UPDATE: Union defenseman Taylor selected by Penguins in NHL draft

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Taylor, a Clifton Park native, helped Dutchmen win NCAA title.

College Basketball: Gottfried set to bolster Siena's shooting

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Despite a roster loaded with returning players from the Collegiate Basketball Invitational champions, Cameron Gottfried believes he can contribute immediately as a freshman on next season’s Siena College basketball team.

Swimming: National honor takes Siena's Helin by surprise

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
It was all a bit surprising to Siena swimmer Kelsey Helin.
She was named the NCAA Walk-on Swimmer of the Year by collegeswimmingawards.-com for her performance this spring in her junior season. She only accidentally learned she was nominated, as her coach, Paul Kueterman, didn’t tell her he had submitted her name.

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