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2014 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championships
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Talking Union Hockey With Rick Bennett

On Friday, Union hockey coach Rick Bennett joined Armen and Levack prior to the Dutchmen season-opener against American International College.

The defending national champs unveiled the national championship banner

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Local Hockey Teams Open Tonight

After winning the national title last season, Union College is back on the ice tonight. The Dutchmen open up the 2014-15 year at Messa Rink tonight against American International College (8:07 p.m.).

In addition to winning the title against Minnesota in April, Union is coming off a 32-6-4 season

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Helena Masiello (Columbia Athletics)
Helena Masiello (Columbia Athletics)
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ESPN Radio 104.5 Athlete of the Week

This week, we divert from the gridiron - and the pitch - in the awarding of our ESPN Radio 104.5 Athlete of the Week. Helena Masiello is a senior midfielder on the Columbia field hockey team. She has broken the Columbia single-season goal record this season, scoring more goals this season than she had the previous three years combined

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Andrew Franks (Mike Neal/RPI Athletics)
Andrew Franks (Mike Neal/RPI Athletics)
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RPI Kicker Drawing NFL Interest

RPI kicker Andrew Franks is reportedly seeing interest from NFL teams.

The senior led RPI in scoring a year ago with 53 points and broke the school record by kicking a 51-yarder this season. He was a Division III First-Team All-America selection and was RPIs Special Teams Player of the Year in 2013

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Jimmer Fredette Joins Armen and Levack

Jimmer Fredette is in his first year as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans. Is this the place where Jimmer finally gets to be himself and shoot the basketball? Where is Jimmer's favorite place to eat in the Capital Region?

The Glens Falls native and Section II's all-time leading scorer joined Armen and Levack on Wednesday at 4:15

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Local Coach Collects 500th Win

After beating Bolton/Warrensburg on Monday, Fort Ann boys' soccer coach Rich McCabe earned his 500th career win.

McCabe is now the third-winningest coach in Section II history behind Maple Hill's Dan Gillespie (594) and former Shen coach, Mike Campisi (534)

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Courtesy of UAlbany Athletics
Courtesy of UAlbany Athletics
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UAlbany to Participate in Superhero Sprint 5K

The University at Albany men's lacrosse team is preparing to defend its America East crown in 2015, but before the Danes hit the field in competition, they are hitting the trails for a good cause.

This comes per a press release from UAlbany

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Section II FB Social Media Battle

This week, we have a border battle for our Section II High School Football Social Media Fan Battle. We ask you to participate in the game action on social media. It's 3-2 Schenectady at 3-2 Colonie!

How it works: Two times a day (8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.

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Courtesy UAlbany Athletics
Courtesy UAlbany Athletics
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Danes Suffer First Defeat in Last Seconds

After a 4-0 start, UAlbany fell for the first time in 2014, losing 31-28 to visiting James Madison on Saturday at Bob Ford Field.

Despite the loss, UAlbany showed well in its first real Colonial Athletic Association test

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Buffalo Bills v New York Jets
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Bills/Giants/Jets Preview Week 5 Geno Or Vick

 

New York Yankees v New York Mets
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Derek Jeter Talks New Website & Retirement

 

Derek Jeter wasted no time finding his post retirement hobby. Thursday night Jeter sat down with Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon to talk post baseball. Jeter recently launched his own website that gives athletes a voice called " The Players Tribune. Alr

Ryan VanGalen is our Athlete of the Week after throwing for 338 yards (Shen Athletics).
Ryan VanGalen is our Athlete of the Week after throwing for 338 yards (Shen Athletics).
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ESPN Radio 104.5 Athlete of the Week

As the week in Section II comes to an end, we put our finishing touches on last week with our latest ESPN Radio 104.5 Athlete of the Week. This week, it's Shen quarterback Ryan VanGalen. RVG helped lead the Plainsmen to a 35-6 win over rival Saratoga (our HS Football Social Media Fan Battle Game of the Week)

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