It's hard not to be skeptical of the NCAA or some of the larger conferences, aka the Power 5 schools, when it comes to things like, well, paying student-athletes above and beyond their tuition, room and board and more recently, a "cost of attendance" stipend. Yes, they are institutes of higher learning but over the years even some of the most prestigious universities in the United States, such as Notre Dame, Stanford, Duke and even Harvard have been marred by athletic scandals. Then add in the football and basketball powerhouses that occupy your tv screen every week and the list of improprieties would make your head spin.
ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi spends everyday seeding and reseeding the field of 68 for the upcoming NCAA Tournament. As he says it may not be the healthiest way to live but it works for him. Just like Santa Claus once a year everyone can't wait to see what "Joey Brackets" has for them and their favorite college basketball teams. Lunardi thinks that the Siena Saints could be pleasantly surprised with where they end up on Selection Sunday.
It is so much nicer to report on sports that are going to play than when I had to continually tell you what was postponed or canceled. Today Siena College and the MAAC announced the 2020 - 2021 Women's basketball schedule. As Head Coach Ali Jaques always says GO SAINTS!