John C. Longton III
MLB Sign Stealing Controversy Is New Steroid Era
It seems every day there's a new wrinkle added to the Astros cheating scandal that gives the city of Houston and Major League Baseball another black eye amidst the biggest scandal the game has faced since steroids. It has now come out that MLB was in fact onto the Astros and warned them about c…
UAlbany Head Coach Greg Gattuso Addresses Empire Fans
A few weeks ago we found out that the Arena Football League was ceasing their operations, ending a league that had put its stamp here on the Capital Region. Less than a year removed from the Empire winning a championship, the city of Albany lost out on a product that brought us all together and…
Popeyes Chicken Sandwich: What’s it worth in the Capital Region?
Popeyes Chicken Sandwich: What's it worth in the Capital Region?
John Longton Interviews Albany Patroons Head Coach Derrick Rowland and player Jerel Scott
Last year the Albany Patroons won their first championship in over 30 years when they defeated the Yakima Sunkings 124-114 at the Washington Avenue Armory. Second year head coach Derrick Rowland certainly had his hands full trying to balance the X's and O's wile dealing with the rigors tha…
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.