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MAAC CAN COMPETE

Jerry Sullivan keeps reminding us "how remote Western New York is from the universe of big-time college basketball." He cites the Canisius-Kentucky game as an example.

On the same evening that that game was played, Duke beat Villanova by a similar margin. Villanova is a member of the big-time universe that Mr. Sullivan longs for. The fact is there are only a handful of truly talent-rich college basketball teams such as Duke and Kentucky, even in the so-called "big-time" conferences.

Teams in the MAAC are capable of competing with most of the schools in the country. In the first game of the doubleheader, Niagara beat La Salle from the Atlantic 10 Conference, which I know Mr. Sullivan considers to be truly "big-time."
SEAN DENNIS HILL
Buffalo