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Saints Just One Win From MAAC Championship Berth

After advancing to the NCAA tournament a season ago, the Siena Saints baseball team is just one win from an opportunity to play for another berth in 2015.

The fourth-seeded Saints topped No. 5 Monmouth yesterday by a score of 12-0 before topping No

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Garrett Whitley
Garrett Whitley
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Garrett Whitley Reminding Baseball People of Mike Trout

"He also ran from home to first in 3.8 seconds on a ground ball from the right side, I mean that is Mike Trout Level speed."

That, right there, is enough to make you a believer in Niskayuna senior OF Garrett Whitley

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Photo Courtesy of Garrett Whitley
Photo Courtesy of Garrett Whitley
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Garrett Whitley Joins Us to Talk Draft, Attention, and His Game

For the last month, ever since the big Niskayuna/Shen matchup, we've been chronicling the draft prospects of Nisky senior Garrett Whitley.

Just last week, the outfielder was projected as the No. 1 overall pick in the draft by Baseball Prospectus

Brady Farkas
Brady Farkas
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Garrett Whitley No. 1? Maybe

Last week, I saw multiple mock drafts that projected Niskayuna standout Garrett Whitley to go in the first round of next month's MLB Draft.

I saw Baseball America had him at No. 13 to Tampa Bay while Baseball Prospectus had him at No

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Justin Edmonds, UAlbany Athletics
Justin Edmonds, UAlbany Athletics
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Lyle Thompson’s Impact

Quite honestly, I didn't like lacrosse. For a long time.

I was a college baseball player, and like most baseball and lacrosse players, I enveloped myself in the rivalry of the two sports. It's not so much a rivalry as it is just often a casual indifference from one sport to the other

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Connor Fields had six goals for UAlbany on Saturday (Justin Edmonds, UAlbany Athletics)
Connor Fields had six goals for UAlbany on Saturday (Justin Edmonds, UAlbany Athletics)
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NCAA Lax Tourney: Not Much Good Locally

With UAlbany and three prominent Section II products in the NCAA lacrosse tournament this weekend, local fans had multiple reasons to be optimistic.

But after play concluded and the Final Four was set? Notttt so much

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Ereck Flowers Giants
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Athlete Financier Konni Harrison Gives Giants OL Flowers An Advantage

 

Over 200 kids are becoming new members of the millionaire club after signing their first NFL contracts, fresh out of the draft. The sad part is, five years down the road, many of this year's crop of NFL rookies, and other journeyman will become broke.

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Bill Ziskin, UAlbany Athletics
Bill Ziskin, UAlbany Athletics
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UAlbany Will Beat Notre Dame to Advance to Final Four

Here at 104.5 The Team, we are getting ready for UAlbany lacrosse on Saturday (3 PM, ESPN U).

The Great Danes take on No. 1 Notre Dame in the NCAA quarterfinal with a spot in the final four on the line

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East Carolina Athletics
East Carolina Athletics
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Jeff Hoffman To Make Pro Debut on May 20th

We already posted a "Throwback Thursday" for the UAlbany men's basketball team today, as today marks the two month anniversary of Peter Hooley's shot that sent the Danes to the NCAA tournament.

How about another? This time regarding Jeff Hoffman, Shaker High School graduate and Toronto Blue Jays farmhand

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Getty Images
Getty Images
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Two Months Ago Today: Hooley Hits ‘The Shot’

It's "Throwback Thursday." So, why not take an opportunity to post a memory from exactly two months ago today? (H/T to UAlbany men's basketball assistant coach Josh Pelletier for the reminder!)

On March 14, UAlbany punched its ticket to its third straight NCAA tournament by defeating Stony Brook in the America East championship. How'd they do it? Trailing 50-48 with almost 17

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Albany Twilight League
Albany Twilight League
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Senators Set to Defend ATL Crown

All week long we've been talking about the 85th Anniversary of the Albany Twilight League, the oldest amateur baseball league in the entire country.

Tonight is "Opening Night" for the league as the reigning league champion Albany Senators get set to take on the perennially great Albany Athletics at Bleecker Stadium in Albany (7:15 p

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UAlbany Basketball to Open at Kentucky on Nov. 13

After a year that saw UAlbany win its third consecutive America East title and hang tough with Oklahoma in the NCAA tournament, the Great Danes continue to get exposure on the national stage.

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