Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Holland Facebook April Fool's joke causes a cyber stir

By Teddy Mazurek

Shocking news came from John Holland’s Facebook status early Wednesday morning. “Not coming back next year,” said the first team all-conference player. Many comments on his status ensued which showed he would be playing next season for Olympiakos, a professional team in Greece. A Daily Free Press reporter talked with Holland soon after, who said the rumor is not true, but just an early April Fool’s joke.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Live Blog: 2010 CBI Quarterfinal -- Morehead State University Eagles vs. Boston University Terriers

GAMEDAY: Men's basketball faces Morehead State in CBI quarterfinal

Link: Men's basketball faces Morehead State in CBI quarterfinal

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Live Blog: 2010 America East Tournament Final -- Boston University Terriers vs. University of Vermont Catamounts

Stood up before the Big Dance
BU's shots didn't fall when it mattered most
BU aims for Big Dance in AE title game vs. Vermont

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Live Blog: 2010 America East Tournament -- Semifinals

Link: Lowe and behold: BU topples top-seeded Stony Brook, earns berth in AE title game

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Live Blog: 2010 America East Tournament -- Quarterfinals

Link: Men's basketball throttles Hartford, advances to AE semifinals

Friday, March 5, 2010

America East Tournament: Quarterfinals Preview

Saturday is right around the corner, and America East will have four games on tap for the quarterfinal round tomorrow. There's a conference favorite and its least favorite underdog, a group of veterans in top form challenged by hometown heroes, a one-man army battling a team in need of a star, and a perennial dark-horse pick upstaged by former cellar-dwellers. We'll go game-by-game, starting from the beginning.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Breaking News: Binghamton withdraws from America East Tournament

After a tumultuous regular season set against the backdrop of widespread misconduct and uncertainty about the program's future, the Binghamton University Bearcats have withdrawn from the America East Tournament.

While Binghamton's withdrawal was included in today's notebook, the timing of the announcement is particularly odd. Binghamton's absence affects every single team's quarterfinal matchup (and in the case of UMBC and Albany, allows them to bypass the play-in game and earn quarterfinal berths). In addition, many tickets have already been sold to Binghamton supporters whose team is no longer participating. Thursday's play-in game session no longer features a game from the men's bracket.

Binghamton University President Lois DeFleur, herself a party in the turmoil surrounding the Bearcats' basketball program, cited "possible distractions that may occur this weekend" and "the controversy currently surrounding the program" as key factors influencing the decision. Per DeFleur, the decision to withdraw was made by the university, not by the conference.

Absent an official statement from America East concerning the withdrawal, there is no way to confirm or deny the role the conference played in arriving at this decision. However, given the significant affect Binghamton's absence will have on the tournament, it's safe to say the conference was probably involved to some degree.