Chris has been covering sports in the Capital Region since 2010 and joins 104.5 The Team in addition to his work as a sports anchor/reporter at Newschannel 13. A native of Glen Rock, NJ, Chris studied broadcast journalism at Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communications. His childhood love of the Atlanta Braves and Green Bay Packers lives on today, but basketball is his sport of choice to play and has always been going back to the days in the driveway.
So, You’re Saying There’s a Chance? SNY’s Jeané Coakley on Jets-Patriots
When the 2017 NFL season kicked off, plenty of people would have put good money on this Sunday's Jets-Patriots game being a matchup of an 0-6 team vs a 6-0 team. Instead, it's one of the more anticipated games of Week 6 because it will decide 1st place in the AFC East.
Where Are the Haters Now? Girardi Pushes Right Buttons in Games 4 & 5
Everyone was so quick to blame Joe Girardi for the loss in game 2 in Cleveland because he failed to challenge a hit-by-pitch call on Lonnie Chisenhall when the Yankees led 8-3.
RPI Hockey Opens Season This Weekend
A new era of RPI hockey officially begins Friday night. Head coach Dave Smith has been with the program for a number of months now and the Engineers have played an exhibition game, a 2-1 loss to St. Mary's (Nova Scotia), but this weekend brings with it the true debut of Smith and a new time in …
UAlbany Arrives at Bye Week in Need of a Break
Greg Gattuso tells us all the time; there are no weeks off in the CAA conference. Not that we aren't inclined to believe the head coach at his word, but the last three weeks have certainly proved it.
Joe Girardi Can’t Be Judged Solely on One No-Call
Joe Girardi messed up. No question. He should have challenged the hit-by-pitch of Lonnie Chisenhall in game 2 of the ALDS between the Yankees and Indians. But that can't be the only reason New York blew an 8-3 lead late in that game. The manager's lack of trust in his players aside, Chad Green subse…
Yankees Wild Card Game Primer with ESPN’s Eduardo Perez
We say it all the time, there is nothing quite like a game 7 and while we don't have exactly that tonight in the Bronx, we have the feel of it, a 'one and done' format between the Yankees and Twins.
MLB Postseason Breakdown with ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian
I don't remember the last time I was this excited for a Major League Baseball postseason. That is, one without the Atlanta Braves involved and let's face it, I've had to get used to not having a strong rooting interest in October for the better part of the last decade.
Dave Strader Remembered: Barry Melrose & John Buccigross Reflect on “The Voice”
We lost one of the very good guys in the Capital Region and all of sports over the weekend. After battling a rare form of cancer for more than a year, Dave Strader died early Sunday morning at the age of 62.
Niskayuna Football Players Kneel During National Anthem
Protests and demonstrations during the National Anthem have made their way to the Capital Region and high school football in Section 2. On Thursday night, some players on the Niskayuna football team and one cheerleader took a knee prior to kick off of the game against Guilderland.
UAlbany Looks for 4th Straight Win at Elon
There's a 24 hour rule at UAlbany. Head coach Greg Gattuso allows his players 24 hours to enjoy a win and to forget a loss. That said, the Great Danes have long moved on from another program-defining win in a lot of ways.
Sarah Kustok Makes Broadcasting History with YES Network
Last week, Sarah Kustok made broadcasting history when YES Network announced she would serve as the full-time solo color commentator on Nets games. Kustok will be the first woman ever to fill that role for an NBA team.
FBI Investigation, Charges Rock College Basketball World
Very little of what was revealed in an FBI investigation into the underbelly of recruiting in college basketball was surprising. Bribes, in many different forms, have almost always taken place to gain an advantage, both from a basketball and business standpoint. Coaches want to win and they are paid…