2016-17 Around the East

February 22, 2017 Better late than never for SUNY Poly SUNY Poly's top players only have an abbreviated stint playing for the Wildcats. They are making the most out of their time after transferring late in their college careers, learning to play with and lead eight freshmen. More in Around the East.

February 15, 2017 Standing tall on his own two feet Tyler Stenglein overcame a gruesome leg injury in high school. Upon arriving at Nazareth, he endured a frustrating medical redshirt season. Now back to full strength, he is one of the top players in the Empire 8. Andrew Lovell has more in Around the East.

February 8, 2017 Seeing is believing for Gallaudet men History is in reach for the Bison, who are on the verge of earning the program's first NCAA tournament berth. At Gallaudet, the coaches and players recognize that they're playing for something greater than themselves. More in Around the East.

January 31, 2017 Still unbroken, still unbeaten Once again, tragedy struck Geneseo's women's basketball program. Somehow, the Knights have channeled their grief into a 20-0 start while honoring their teammates who were lost far too soon. More in Around the East.

January 25, 2017 From Georgia teammates to New York rivals Deshon Burgess and Willie Zachery are Liberty League foes now. The paths that led them here differ, but they share humble southern beginnings and limitless futures. More in Around the East.

January 18, 2017 Young and hungry coach has Hawks soaring Eight years ago, Waleed Farid was starring as a player at Stevens Institute of Technology. He then caught the coaching bug overseas. Now, he's leading his former Empire 8 rival Hartwick up the conference standings.

January 11, 2017 Rochester learns through winning Last year, the Yellowjackets learned from their mistakes in disappointing losses. Early in the 2016-17 season, they are still learning how they can play better, but have done it while earning hard-fought victories. More in Around the East.

January 4, 2017 Homes away from home for NYU The Violets' home court was demolished last year as part of a facilities upgrade on campus. NYU's women have not been deterred by their season on the road. More in Around the East.

December 7, 2016 The man with a plan When Harry Johnson felt out of his element in his first year at Bard, he made a life-changing decision. He decided to dedicate his time and energy to making an impact at Bard and around the world. More in Around the East.

November 30, 2016 Starting from scratch at Saint Elizabeth Tom Wagenblast is creating a culture in the Eagles' first season of men's basketball. Seventeen freshmen and one sophomore will set the tone at the recently co-ed college. More in Around the East.

November 22, 2016 Born to the game Brockport senior Hannah Rehbaum grew up around women's basketball at the side of her mother, a former professional player and longtime college coach. She's hopes to follow in her mom's footsteps, but first will lead a young Golden Eagles squad. Andrew Lovell has more in Around the East.