Albany Area Sports

Columbia Grad Kevin Smith Playing Well on Cape (AUDIO)
Maryland shortstop and Columbia High School graduate Kevin Smith is having a very productive summer in the Cape Cod League. Smith was hitting .294 at last check and earned a spot in the league all-star game. The Cape is the most prestigious of summer collegiate leagues and often leads to a professio…
Huerter Talks Winning Gold Medal and More (AUDIO)
Shen graduate Kevin Huerter is fresh off winning the U-18 FIBA America's Gold Medal in Chile and he joined 'Big Board Sports' with Rodger Wyland on Friday to talk about the experience and much more.
Huerter spoke about what the feeling was like having a gold medal placed around his neck, what the int…
Hudson Falls Native Ready to Lead Texans in Year 1 (AUDIO)
Hudson Falls native Sean Ryan is entering his first year as the wide receivers coach of the Houston Texans. Ryan previously spent nine years on the coaching staff of the New York Giants as a wide receivers coach and a quarterbacks coach.
Ryan joined Rodger Wyland and Brady Farkas on Friday's sho…
Andre Davis Talks NFL, Pats and HOF Induction (AUDIO)
Niskayuna native Andre Davis has a very unique and interesting story. The nine-year NFL veteran didn't start playing football until his junior year in high school and he only started playing as a way to stay in shape for the track season.
Davis, the electrifying wide receiver and return specialist, e…
Shen Grad Tearing Up the Cape (AUDIO)
While all the attention goes to the Capital Region baseball players who are in professional baseball (Jaime Schultz, Jeff Hoffman, Ian Anderson, Garrett Whitley, etc.), lets not forget about the guys in college, like Shen grad Justin Yurchak...
Schenectady Native Ready to Enter Hall of Fame (AUDIO)
Dave Byrd was a star at CBA before he went on to star at Syracuse. He was a two-year starter for the Orange - and after that he went onto a career in the NFL and the CFL. He spent time with the Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills in addition to the British Columbia Lions...
Andrew Franks Ready For Year 2 in NFL (AUDIO)
RPI graduate and NFL kicker Andrew Franks is heading into this second NFL season with the Miami Dolphins. Unlike last year, the D-III standout heads into the year as the starter with the 'Phins.
He joined Brady Farkas and Zach Bye on 'Big Board Sports' on Tuesday morning to talk about his expectation…
The Induction Ceremony as Told By Me
It was hot. My forehead is now an obscene shade of red.
It was tiring. We walked a mile each way, up a few hills. I dragged a cooler and carried a lawn chair. It wasn't that grueling, but it was trying enough.
It was crowded. Fifty-thousand people lined the streets of a town that only inhabits ab…
Best Bets For ‘Toga Day 2 (AUDIO)
Yesterday, the Saratoga Race Course meet started to much fanfare. It was a great day (hot, but good) for horse racing and for meeting some friends out for some drinks and wagering.
Day two kicks off today and to get your prepped we brought in our horse racing expert Brian Mariano...
Griffey One Day Away From Hall of Fame (AUDIO)
I can't wait for tomorrow: A great career culminates in Cooperstown as Ken Griffey Jr. is set to be enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Yes, yes, I know that Mike Piazza is going into the Hall also, but I grew up a fan of Griffey living in Seattle...
How Andrew Platek Got to UNC and More (AUDIO)
With the verbal commitment of former Guilderland star Andrew Platek to North Carolina and Kevin Huerter's inclusion on the Under-18 National Team, it's been a good stretch here for local basketball trainer Steve Dagostino.
Dagostino, who started the "Dags Basketball" empire, has been workin…

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