Robert Morris Ruins St. Francis Brooklyn Party, Wins NEC

St. Francis Brooklyn had all the sentimental value on their side heading into Tuesday’s NEC final. We don’t have to rehash the curse of never having been to the NCAA Tournament here, you’ve seen it, surely. Continue reading “Robert Morris Ruins St. Francis Brooklyn Party, Wins NEC”

Three Thoughts: Sacred Heart 80, Robert Morris 76

We all want to think our hard work will pay off in whatever we do, maybe it’s a promotion, maybe it’s just benching more or running a faster 5K. The zero-sum game of team athletics doesn’t always lend itself to linear growth, however. To climb the ladder, you must push someone else down a rung.

Coming off a dreadful 5-26 (2-14 NEC) campaign last season, Sacred Heart said and seemed to do all the right things in the offseason, then finished 6-7 in non-conference play, with most of those seven being extremely competitive. But then the Pioneers started NEC play 1-5 and needed overtime to beat Fairleigh Dickinson at home.

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Humility and Devotion Continues to Drive Jalen Cannon to Greatness

Jalen Cannon was well on his way to earning his first ever trip to the Northeast Conference semifinals. After chasing down yet another Mount St. Mary’s miss near the baseline, Gregory Graves undercut Cannon, sending the 6’5” forward sprawling to the floor. A referee’s whistle blew, and just like that the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers were in the bonus with more than 10 minutes remaining in the second half. Continue reading “Humility and Devotion Continues to Drive Jalen Cannon to Greatness”

Big Apple Buckets NEC All-Conference Teams and Awards

With the regular season in the rear view mirror, now is the time for John and I to release our consensus 2013-14 all-conference teams and awards. In all honestly, determining the award winners was easier than expected, while situating 15 all-conference players in their appropriate place proved to be more difficult. Nevertheless, here they are! Continue reading “Big Apple Buckets NEC All-Conference Teams and Awards”