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Union’s a Good Idea for College Athletics

The NCAA is a joke.

I've started too many columns this way, lately, but that truth is so apparent, it's impossible to discuss college athletics without acknowledging it.

It's a corrupted cesspool in which, too often, the dreams of student athletes are used to lure in the almighty dollar, then dragged to the bottom and drowned  when no longer useful.

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ACC Basketball Tournament - Duke v Virginia
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ACC Tournament Moving To Brooklyn

The Atlantic Coast Conference is taking its men's basketball tournament to New York.

A person familiar with the situation said Tuesday the league has completed a two-year deal to bring the tournament to Brooklyn's Barclays Center starting in 2017

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Evan Hymes shoots against Purdue in December. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Evan Hymes shoots against Purdue in December. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Late Bucket Leads Siena Past Penn State in CBI

Siena is now just one of 44 Division I basketball programs still playing.

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Marquis Wright drives against Purdue in December.  (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Marquis Wright drives against Purdue in December. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Siena to Face Penn State Tonight in CBI

While the NCAA tournament takes a hiatus at the beginning of the week, Siena College will hit the floor tonight in the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational (CBI).

The Saints (16-17) will take on Penn State (16-17) with the winner advancing to the face the winner of Fresno State and Princeton

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Credit, Steve Dykes
Credit, Steve Dykes
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Steve Fisher’s Anti-NCAA Rant Is Too Much

The NCAA is a joke. It's a corrupt, two-faced, charade of an organization.  Their thirst for profit is equaled only by their ruthless disregard for the "student-athletes" they claim to put first.

And as such, the condemnation they receive so regularly is, more often than not, well deserved.

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BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 20:  Trevor Cooney #10 of the Syracuse Orange takes a shot as Austin Richie #22 of the Western Michigan Broncos defends during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 20: Trevor Cooney #10 of the Syracuse Orange takes a shot as Austin Richie #22 of the Western Michigan Broncos defends during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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Guard Play Lifts ‘Cuse to Win Over W. Mich.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse's backcourt of Trevor Cooney and Tyler Ennis combined for 34 points and the Orange defense clamped down in a 77-53 victory over Western Michigan on Thursday in the second round of the NCAA tournament

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Albany v Mount St Mary's
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How the Danes Got the Win

UAlbany defeated Mount St. Mary’s on Tuesday night, 71-64, in Dayton, Ohio, as part of the NCAA tournament’s “First Four” games.

A lot has been said about the “First Four” games (a lot of it by myself), but regardless, it is the first NCAA tournament win for the Albany program – and that’s quite an accomplishment

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Will Syracuse Be First No.3 Seed To Bow Out?

The Syracuse Orange have lost five of their last seven and all season have not been a great offensive team. With Jim Boeheim's short bench, all it takes is one or two guys to not play at the top of their game and 'Cuse could get upset

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Sam Rowley (Photo, Bill Ziskin)
Sam Rowley (Photo, Bill Ziskin)
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Everything You Need to Know About UAlbany vs. Mount St. Mary’s

UAlbany takes the floor tonight at 6:40 p.m. in Dayton, Ohio in an NCAA tournament “First Four” game. The game is on TruTv.

The Danes meet Mount St. Mary’s of the Northeast Conference for the right to go on to play the top overall seed, the Florida Gators

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Shereesha Richards (Photo - Bill Ziskin)
Shereesha Richards (Photo - Bill Ziskin)
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UAlbany Women Given 15-seed; Doesn’t Seem Right

The UAlbany women’s basketball team capped off a 28-4 season with a 24-point win over Stony Brook in the America East championship game. The win, of course, earned them an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament

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Sam Rowley (Photo, Bill Ziskin)
Sam Rowley (Photo, Bill Ziskin)
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NCAA Play-in Games Need to Go

Like the rest of you, I love March Madness. I love the excitement of the last-second wins. I can’t look away from the raw emotion of a gut-wrenching loss. I love following my bracket, even though it's covered in red ink by round two

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Shereesha Richards. (Photo - Bill Ziskin)
Shereesha Richards. (Photo - Bill Ziskin)
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Danes Dancing Once More

The University of Albany women’s basketball team captured its third consecutive America East Championship on Monday, defeating Stony Brook 70-46.

The win moves the Great Danes to 28-4 overall and earns them a spot in the NCAA tournament for the third straight year

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