Travis Jankowski has been around a little. He broke into the big leagues in 2015 with the Padres and played parts of the next 5 seasons in San Diego. In 2020, Jankowski played for Cincinnati and last year, he was with Joe Girardi and the Philadelphia Phillies. Now, the former UAlbany nemesis is fighting for a roster spot with the Mets. UAlbany nemesis?
It was the University at Albany's first trip to the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament. Head coach Will Brown would take the Great Danes four more times. However, the game on March 17, 2006 was more than special, on and off the court. I was at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia with the team and will never forget the experience of that game. Albany alumni across the country were digging out their old 'Albany State' sweatshirts after that program changing performance.
This is not a newsflash. College is expensive. We spent the past twenty years saving for my son to go to college. Student loans have become a political platform. Colleges across America are charging some steep prices for one year of education. Let's see which New York Colleges and Universities are amongst the Top 50 most expensive in America.
Yes. This a very big weekend in college basketball. In fact, the UAlbany Great Danes women's hoops team will be playing Louisville on Friday. However, that's not the only Great Danes team that will be competing in a tournament this weekend. Plenty of teams will be competing in downtown Albany Saturday and Sunday and you can too!
Spring break always brings to light the heart-breaking dangers of young people indulging in large amounts of alcohol and drugs. Many of these situations get worse in party hot-beds like Ft. Lauderdale, where there are predators looking to take advantage of the unsuspecting, inebriated college students. However, sometimes you don't expect the issues to involve student from particular colleges or universities.
The University at Albany has nice tradition over the past decade. For six of those years in the month of March, the Great Danes women's basketball team has won the America East Conference and gone to the NCAA tournament. In that time span, a few of the head coaches benefitted from the Danes good fortune. UAlbany's head coach Colleen Mullen isn't worried about things like that. She has her team poised to cut down the nets on Maine's home floor.