I laugh when people say that 'the Capital Region is a bad sports town.' Really? When people say that I sometimes feel that they are trying to find something wrong with everything. If you feel like I do, it's time to look at the facts. This is actually a pretty good sports 'town.'
Anytime you notch that first win of the year, it's a big sigh of relief for that head coach or manager. It just is. It's something that you want to get out of the way. Monday night, Siena men's basketball coach Carm Maciariello's team got their first win. It was an important step in Coach Carm's process.
Veteran's Day often reminds me of my dad's early pilgrimage in life. Military service is often a foundation and launch pad for one's future in many ways. The experiences and the lessons from these experiences are often played out and passed down for generations to come.
One coach will take the sidelines for the very first time in the lead chair. The other looks to secure an allusive MAAC Championship that has been snagged from his team's grips the past two seasons. Fans will eagerly return to their seats that have collected dust since March of 2020. Tuesday night, empty basketball venues will be a thing of the past for the Capital Region's two Division I basketball programs.
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.
Look, I want the Siena College men's basketball team to be a powerhouse for many years to come. Losing it's best player, Jalen Pickett, would certainly put a damper on hopes and expectations. But, this isn't about just basketball. This is a about a young man pursuing his dream.
Rumor has it that Hall of Fame college basketball coach Rick Pitino is interested in the head coaching vacancy at Siena College. While it may seem like a longshot, the disgraced coaching legend and the fledgling basketball program may actually be a good fit. Do I think it will happen? It's a bit of a longshot, but here are 5 reasons it may actually work.
If you are looking to volunteer this summer for a wonderful organization and to cheer on some amazing athletes, then you are needed. The 2017 Special Olympics New York State Summer Games will be held in just a few weeks.