As a lifelong Capital Region sports fan who has just so happened to be in radio for most of my professional life the chance to “join the Team” pun intended was the kind of offer I’ve been dreaming of. Growing up a Yankees, Knicks and Raiders fan(a punishment I share with my beautiful daughter Ella) I’ve felt the pain and success that comes with diehard fandom. Luckily for me my friends that love the Giants have adopted me so I have a reason to watch football after the Raiders have been eliminated EARLY every season for the last 10 plus years. I’m excited to talk sports and enjoy multiple happy hours with all the sports fans of the Cap Region…even the Red Sox fans.
Sports Arenas, Museums, Zoos And Movie Theaters About To Expand Capacity
Great news for fans of the Nets, Knicks, Islanders, Rangers, and Albany Empire. In today's coronavirus press briefing, Governor Andrew Cuomo said the current 10% capacity limit set on all indoor sports arenas in New York state will increase to 25% on Wednesday, May 19th. This is great news for teams like the Nets, Knicks, and Islanders who all appear to be headed to postseason play. The Rangers are far from a lock for the postseason but still alive thanks to a four-game sweep over the New Jersey Devils. This also confirms the reports that the Albany Empire would be able to host 25% of the Times Union Center for their home opener now scheduled for Saturday, May 29th.
Saratoga High School Star Wins WWE US Championship
If you looked at the man simply known as "Riddle" that won the WWE United States Championship last night and thought he looked familiar, you were right. Matt Riddle's journey through combat sports spans from Saratoga Springs High School to WWE US Champion now and the sky's the limit for this Bro.
Governor Andrew Cuomo Has Given Clearance For High-Risk Sports To Begin
Governor Andrew Cuomo has given clearance for High Risk High School sports to begin as early as February 1st. High School players and coaches of Basketball, wrestling, hockey, volleyball, football and lacrosse may finally get to compete here in New York. As long as local health departments approve Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health will allow practice to begin as early as February 1st.
ValleyCats Join Frontier League
The Tri-City ValleyCats have found their new home in the Frontier Professional Baseball League. Just months after finding out the ValleyCats would not be part of the MLB's new minor league plan they've become the 16th member of the Independent Frontier League.
RPI Alumni becomes 3rd NFL Coach Fired This Season
It felt like Matt Patricia never really stood a chance to succeed as the Detroit Lions Head Coach. From his first few practices, the press criticized everything he did including but not limited to making players run laps for mistakes. Put the media pressure together with two-plus injury-plagued seasons and disgruntled players and Patrica is no longer the Head Coach of the Lions.
Arena Football Poised To Return To Albany
Ever since the Arena Football League folded due to a lawsuit against the league's former leadership, we here in the Capital Region have been holding out hope indoor football would return. News broke earlier today that Arena Football could be far closer to returning than any of us thought. Spectrum News Albany's Jaclyn Cango Tweeted out that the owners of the Orlando Predators of the National Arena League are interested in bringing a team to the Times Union Center.
NCAA Cancels Division I Men’s And Women’s Basketball Tournaments
The NCAA has made the decision we all thought was coming. NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors have decided to cancel not only the Division I Men's and Women's Tournaments but all Winter and Spring NCAA Championships.
Albany Patroons Cancel Remainder of Season Due to Coronavirus
The Albany Patroons were forced to cut their season short due to the rapidly spreading virus.
Siena College Extends Spring Break in Light of Coronavirus
Everyday more and more people and places are being affected by the Coronavirus and now Siena College is taking steps to protect their students, staff and fans. Siena has extended Spring Break foe all students by one week and urged fans to not attend today's women's lacrosse against UAlbany.
Valley Cats Announce Promotional Schedule For 2019
One of the best things a baseball fan in the Capital Region can do is enjoy "A night at the Joe!" Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, the home of the Tri City Valley Cats is not only fun but so much easier on your wallet then a trip to Yankee Stadium or Citi Field. Not only are the Valley Cats almost always in the hunt to win the New York-Penn League but their Promotional Calendar gives you MANY chances to make memories and maybe bring home a cool souvenir.
UPDATE: North Colonie Elementary Schools Lock Out Lifted
Two North Colonie elementary schools that were in lockout this morning (Southgate and Loudonville Elementary Schools) are back to their normal school days after police said there was no longer a threat Friday morning.
Bane Cat Will Be Batman’s Worst Nightmare [VIDEO]
Anyone that has seen "Batman: The Dark Knight Rises" is going to bust a gut laughing at at "Bane Cat".