John C. Longton III
A National College Football Experience in our Backyard
ALBANY, NY — The University at Albany football team won handily last week 45-3 in their home opener at Casey Stadium. Fans came from miles to tailgate and soak in the sites and sounds around the UAlbany campus. I've always covered the X's and O's of the actual game, but last wee…
5 Things We Learned From UAlbany’s Loss to Pitt
The fact that the Danes played a power five school an held their own in the second half seems promising. As the game wore on it slowed down for UAlbany and they looked like a team that could at least hang.
A few players have already gotten the call up to the next level after starting the season with the ‘Cats. One of those notable players was Seth Beer.
Cats’ offense continues to stay hot over Spinners
The Cats have now won their last three-out-of-four games after starting the season 1-2 and have moved into second place in the New York Penn League Stedler Division. So far this season Tri-City has averaged over seven runs per game and Thursday night was no exception.
Dane Train runs out of steam
The Dane Train came up just short of playing for a national championship, but they did something this year that has never been done in school history. And it will go down for the ages.
Dane Train primed and awaits NCAA fate
Last year the Danes were knocked out of the tournament in the second round of the NCAA Tournament by Maryland, who went on to win it all. This year the Danes already beat the Terrapins and will be looking to bring home a banner.
UAlbany Golf Team Making National News
The ladies led the MAAC Championship from wire to wire in a nine team field that took place on April 20th through the 22nd. They finished 12 shots ahead of second place Quinnipiac in the team competition while senior Annie Songen Lee won the individual competition by seven strokes.
NFL Draft Better on Saturdays
I miss the days when the draft was held on Saturday and Sunday. Rounds one through three would air on Saturday and four through seven on Sunday. The first round would start around noon and that Saturday was one of the best days of the year.
Albany Patroon announce “Cops vs Kids” charity basketball game
The Albany Police Department will send a team consisting of police officers down to the Washington Avenue Armory to square off against the Green Tech varsity basketball team with a portion of the ticket sales going to support the Albany Addiction Care Center.
Former UAlbany basketball star switching to football
Stire averaged eight points and eight rebounds per game this past season on the hardwood. We will find out how his court presence translates to the football field.
Albany Empire Announce Big Time Acquisition
"It's a big deal and we are excited," said Empire head coach Rob Keefe. "He has an unbelievable skillset that no one else can poses and when you see him on the field it's a no brainer why we brought him in here."
UAlbany Men’s Lax off to Historic Season
The UAlbany men’s lacrosse team have officially reached the midpoint of their 2018 campaign and are on pace for a historic season. This past week they were unanimously named the No. 1 Division I men’s lacrosse team in the nation and have gotten off to a red hot 7-0 st…