march madness http://wamc.org en Keith Strudler: UAlbany At "The Big Dance" http://wamc.org/post/keith-strudler-ualbany-big-dance <p>For all those in the Albany area that consider themselves fans of the U Albany Great Danes men’s basketball team, today is your day. Today is the day after your school’s first ever NCAA tournament victory, albeit one that came in the second-tier first round, or play-in game as it’s more commonly known, where the worst teams in the tournament play for the right to join the square field of 64. They handled Mount St. Mary’s last night, and early this morning landed in Orlando where tomorrow they’ll take on the #1 ranked Florida Gators, a team that’s won 26 straight and the SEC regular and tournament championships. For the sake of comparison, Albany did not win a single game against a team from a so-called “power conference,” even using the term loosely.</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:50:00 +0000 Keith Strudler 86213 at http://wamc.org 3/19/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/31914-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock and WAMC Newsman Ray Graf.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Crisis in Ukraine<br />NSA Calls<br />Heart Disease Link<br />Malaysian Radar<br />UAlbany&nbsp;NCAA win</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86177 at http://wamc.org 3/19/14 Panel New Siena Coach Jimmy Patsos Brings Optimism, Panache http://wamc.org/post/new-siena-coach-jimmy-patsos-brings-optimism-panache <p>When the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference moved its basketball tournament from frequent host city Albany, then-Loyola coach Jimmy Patsos was perhaps more upset than even arena and city officials. Patsos loved the downtown experience, he loved Albany’s restaurants, and he loved the knowledgeable college basketball crowds that made mid-major basketball feel like the big time each March.</p><p>Now, after nine years at Loyola, where he took the Greyhounds from a six-win season his first year all the way to the NCAA Tournament in 2012, Patsos can call his favorite MAAC city home.</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 63585 at http://wamc.org New Siena Coach Jimmy Patsos Brings Optimism, Panache Any Questions? #83 http://wamc.org/post/any-questions-83 <p>WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel wrap up their run of March Madness shows with a quiz inspired by the NCAA tourney.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 12:05:25 +0000 Ian Pickus 61037 at http://wamc.org Any Questions? #83 Keith Strudler: NCAA Tournament Picks http://wamc.org/post/keith-strudler-ncaa-tournament-picks <p></p><p>Yesterday was a two hour delay in our school district. That’s mainly because we’ve already used up all our snow days, so cancelling the whole day would have cut into spring break, and no one wants that. So in our two hours of free time, my five year old son and I did what most families did, I’m sure. We filled out NCAA tournament brackets. I did mine, and Sloan did his. If Sloan wins, he doesn’t have to put his clothes away for a week. If I win, well, there’s nothing on the table, but I’ll probably feel less guilty when I eat half his Halloween candy next year.</p><p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:23:55 +0000 Keith Strudler 60296 at http://wamc.org Keith Strudler: NCAA Tournament Picks WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update http://wamc.org/post/wamc-morning-edition-sports-update-44 <p>Saint Mary's and North Carolina A&amp;T are the first two winners in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Saint Mary's moved into the second round with a 67-54 win over Middle Tennessee.</p><p>North Carolina A&amp;T won against Liberty 73-72 and tonight LIU Brooklyn takes on James Madison in Dayton, Ohio.</p><p>In the NBA, Indiana defeated Orlando 95-73. Denver slid past Oklahoma City 114-104. Milwaukee beat Portland 102-95 and Sacramento won against the Clippers 116-101. Jimmer Fredette scored three points.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 12:32:32 +0000 Jaired Crofut 60252 at http://wamc.org WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update Several regional teams go for NCAA tourney bids today http://wamc.org/post/several-regional-teams-go-ncaa-tourney-bids-today <p>With March Madness set to begin this week, several colleges in the region have their sights on the NCAA tournament. Sat, 16 Mar 2013 14:18:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 59993 at http://wamc.org Several regional teams go for NCAA tourney bids today