The Albany Cup is returning and it should be. Siena College and the University at Albany officially announced the return of the premier Capital Region men's basketball series at a joint press conference Tuesday at 677 Prime in downtown Albany. Both athletic directors have confirmed for months on The Drive with Charlie & Dan that they were working towards an agreement. The three-year deal tips off at the newly renamed MVP Arena next season.
The Great Danes and the Saints haven't met in men's basketball since 2017, when UAlbany won a thriller 74-69 at the former Times Union Center. The year prior, a sellout crowd shook the SEFCU Arena as the two teams matched up on the UAlbany campus for the first time since the 1970's. Now, after a four year hiatus, the match up is back.
Siena Women's Basketball Coach Ali Jaques has been one of my favorite guests for a while now. She knows her stuff and is borderline fearless when it comes to answering questions. Where some guests will attempt to avoid or give you the run around Jaques will always give you an honest answer.
Everyone is talking about the Albany Cup, where the Siena Saints are playing the Albany Great Danes. A huge game between two teams and coaches that even though they have a healthy respect for each other we still wonder if deep down they dislike each other. Thing is it's not just the men's teams facing off tomorrow, the women deserve the spotlight as well.
The Albany Cup basketball game between UAlbany and Siena is within our sights. To say that it has garnered some media attention would be a vast understatement. It seems like every time you flip on the local news or open the newspaper one of the programs coaches is firing a shot at the other...
We're still just about one week away from the annual Albany Cup basketball game between crosstown rivals Siena and UAlbany, but you would think the game was tonight considering the anticipation and tension involved. Will Brown, head coach at UAlbany, stopped by Big Board Sports in his weekly Monday slot to discuss his early impressions of his 3-2 basketball team, but also address the elephant in t