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WAMC Sports Update: NCAA Final and Frozen Four Set

Mar 31, 2014

In men’s college basketball, the NCAA Final Four has been set after No. 7 UConn beat favorite No. 4 Michigan State 60-54 and will see a game Saturday against No. 1 Florida who outshot No. 11 Dayton 62-52. No. 2 Wisconsin saw a close victory over No. 1 Arizona 64-63 and will go head to head with No. 8 Kentucky who defeated Michigan 75-72 in the closing seconds.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Max Novak had a goal and an assist and top-seeded Union beat Providence 3-1 on Saturday to win the NCAA East Region championship and advance to the Frozen Four for the second time in three years.

Mat Bodie and Matt Hatch also scored for Union (30-6-4), which is unbeaten in its last 15 games.

The Dutchmen, who lost in the 2012 national semifinals to Ferris State, are ranked No. 1 in the nation for the first time in program history. They also were playing in their third straight regional final.

WAMC Sports Report: NFL Remembers Ralph Wilson

Mar 26, 2014

Bills owner and American Football League co-founder Ralph Wilson has died at 95. He was instrumental in the AFL/NFL merger and saw his team win four consecutive AFC championships from 1990-93. And Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is expected to undergo surgery following the return of oral cancer. Kelly led the Bills to four consecutive Super Bowls, the only quarterback in history to do so.

After winning their third straight ECAC championship over the weekend, Union College is the No. 1 hockey team in the nation for the first time in school history, according to the U.S. College Hockey Online poll released today. The Skating Dutchmen (28-6-4), unbeaten in their past 13 games, received 31 of the 50 first-place votes.

WAMC Sports Report: NCAA Bracket Picture

Mar 17, 2014

Last night’s NCAA tournament announcements had a few regional college teams heading to the dance. The America East Conference Champions, UAlbany, will go against Mount Saint Mary’s, a Maryland team, in the first round on Tuesday at 6:40 PM in Dayton Ohio, on truTV. The winner will face No. 1 Florida on Thursday. No. 3 Syracuse will go head to head with No. 14 Western Michigan on Thursday at 2:45 PM in Buffalo on CBS. No. 6 UMass will face the winner of the Iowa/Tennessee game on Friday. No. 7 UConn vs No. 10 Saint Joseph’s on Thursday at 6:55 PM in Buffalo, on tbs. On March 20th, No. 13 Manhattan will face off with No. 4 Louisville at 9:50PM in Orlando on TNT.

Villanova Could Lose No. 1 Seed

Mar 14, 2014

In top 25 men’s college basketball: It's one and done for the top seed in the Big East tournament. Regular season champ Villanova saw its hopes for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament field damaged when it lost to Seton Hall 64-63.

Union College has suspended hockey coach Rick Bennett two games for his role in Saturday's brawl that followed a 2-1 loss to RPI at Times Union Center. The fight started after the final horn sounded on RPI's victory, which snapped a 10-game losing streak Union.

The fight also resulted in suspensions for Union center Eli Lichtenwald, Union defenseman Mat Bodie, RPI center Mike Zalewski and RPI defenseman Luke Curadi, all of whom received game disqualifications for fighting.

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

It's on! The second annual Mayor's Cup Game will pit two of the Capital Region's toughest men's hockey teams against one another.

    Congress broke a year of gridlock to pass a spending plan.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays and WAMC’s Alan Chartock discuss the dynamics of the accord.

In the NBA, head coach Doc Rivers was a winner in his return to Boston. Jamal Crawford hit a pair of 3-pointers 23 seconds apart over the final three minutes as the Los Angeles Clippers pulled away in a 96-88 win over the Celtics. Crawford came off the bench to score 21 points as Rivers gained a victory in his first game at TD Bank Garden since the Celtics traded him to Los Angeles last summer for a first-round draft pick.