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HEMPSTEAD -- Hofstra didn't have a single rain out all year. Then the rain came on Friday, delaying the start of the NCAA softball regional and the game for Canisius against No. 7 and two-time defending champion Arizona. It's the third year in a row that the Hofstra regional experienced weather problems. For the record, other than the first weekend of the season, Canisiu…

Back in late February when St. Bonaventure was well on its way to yet another losing season, coach Mark Schmidt told me, “”Every coach in America knows it’s about players. You’ve never seen a good team with bad players. You need players to compete, you need players to be successful. We need to go out and recruit more guys. It’s about getting players and that's what we're a…

According to this report in the Bergen Record former Syracuse University star Carmelo Anthony might shipped to the New Jersey Nets in a package that includes Marcus Camby. ---Rodney McKissic

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Another Big 4 student-athlete made her way into Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd. This time, it's Canisius softball pitcher Mallory Aldred, who set the NCAA Division I record with 15 saves this year. Aldred's unique role as a closer is one of the reasons why the Golden Griffins won their 11th Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title and will be making their 10th NC…

Canisius softball won its 11th Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title and will be making its 10th NCAA tournament appearance this Friday when the Golden Griffins play No. 7 (and two-time defending national champion) Arizona at Hofstra. In case you haven't been keeping up on your college softball this season, ESPN contributer Graham Hayes breaks down some of the big ques…

It was only a matter of time before the O.J. Mayo story was exposed. ESPN claims Rodney Guillory, through sports agency Bill Duffy Associates, handed out some $30,000 to O.J. Mayo in cash, clothes and other gifts over the past four years which Guillory facilitated. Mayo turned pro last month and, naturally, signed with BDA. It's also a story that's not uncommon. A young …

The marquee name in coaching in the Atlantic 10 has left for South Carolina. Dawn Staley, who rebuilt the Temple University women's basketball program, took the head coaching position at South Carolina and was introduced as the team's new coach on Sunday. She has pledged to help rebuild the South Carolina program -- one which competes in the SEC with the likes of two-tim…

I was working in the News office Friday night, and part of my duties was to monitor Friday night's Atlantic 10 softball game between St. Bonaventure and Fordham. It was pretty interesting, because ... the ... game ... took ... forever to play. Fordham eliminated the Bonnies, 8-2, in 13 innings at UNC-Charlotte in a game that lasted 5 hours and 13 minutes. I used CSTV'…

Why is everyone up in arms over Kentucky's Billy Gillispie offering a scholarship to an eighth-grader? People are acting like he offered the kid drugs on a street corner and not a free education. Besides, this isnt rare. The first time Lou Carnesecca saw Chris Mullin in grade school, he offered him a scholarship to St. John's. Damon Bailey was a mortal lock to attend Indi…

As if the Mid-American Conference isn't tough enough, Ohio University's women's basketball team just picked up a big recruit. As in its new head coach. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that Semeka Randall will likely be announced as the school's new women's hoops coach at 1 p.m. press conference today. Randall is 2000 graduate of Tennessee and was part of Pat Summitt'…

If you opened your Sports Illustrated this week, you may have seen a familiar name staring at you on page 28. St. Bonaventure senior baseball player Randy Moley was featured in the magazine's Faces in the Crowd piece. Moley, a native of Lancaster, enters this week ranked fourth in the nation with a .429 batting average. He already set the single-season record for hits in…

Sixty-nine college basketball players have applied for the NBA Draft according to a list that was released on Thursday. The list also includes 22 international players bringing the overall total to 90 underclassmen available. Before we start saying how most of the kids are crazy for applying for the draft many players (Joe Alexander? Wayne Ellington? Danny Green?) will lik…

Now that everyone has wrapped up spring football practice, it's time to look ahead and pick the top 25 teams in the county heading into the preseason. Ohio State looks like a strong No. 1 once again, but if the Buckeyes slip Georgia, USC, Missouri and Oklahoma are all capable of overtaking the top spot: 1. Ohio State - DE Thaddeus Gibson is a rising star.2. Georgia – Deep…

Jeff Goodman of FoxSports.com conducted a poll seeking the top assistant basketball coaches in the country. He received more than 450 responses asking for the top three assistant coaches in the nation. He broke the list down into two groups: The top 20 high major assistants and the top 10 mid-major assistants. While no one from the Big 4 made the list Syracuse's Mike Hopki…

Brock University, who won its second Canadian National Championship under coach Ken Murray this past season, is tentatively scheduled to host Mercer, Georgia Tech and Missouri on Labor Day weekend as part of a pre-season exhibition tour. Two years ago, Brock played host to Florida, at the time the defending national champion, which featured Al Horford and Joakim Noah. M…