• Plattsburgh State streaking into postseason
    February 15, 2018
    Last year's frustration fueled this year's success for the Cardinals. Selfless sacrifice has been the key to the turnaround. More in Around the East.
  • LBC's Webster overcomes Lyme Disease to lead Chargers
    February 08, 2018
    Lancaster Bible's Kirsten Webster finally has the energy to play basketball. After missing out on her first two seasons of college basketball, she is playing at a high level for the NEAC South-leading Chargers. More in Around the East.
  • For Oneonta's Thompson, the learning never ends
    February 01, 2018
    After 26 seasons and over 400 wins as a head coach, Daphne Thompson still finds herself listening to and learning from her players. That's a big reason why the Red Dragons have handled a roster overhaul this season. More in Around the East.
  • Whichever way the wind blows
    January 17, 2018
    Hobart's Luke Ruddy spent his summer studying weather patterns in Montana. Upon his return to campus, he had to adapt to a new role for the Statesmen, a role that he has embraced. More in Around the East.
  • The perseverance of Nick Paquette
    January 11, 2018
    The SUNY New Paltz junior was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in April. He never missed a start as he continues to inspire his coaches and teammates. More in Around the East.
  • What drives Alexandra Leslie?
    January 03, 2018
    The two-time East Region Player of the Year is a force on the court. The Rochester senior is just as driven to improve herself and those around her off the court as well. Andrew Lovell has more in Around the East.
  • Chasin wins gold and more in Israel
    December 20, 2017
    Ithaca senior guard Marc Chasin had a unique opportunity to represent his country at the Maccabiah Games in Israel this last summer. He came home with a gold medal, a deeper appreciation for his faith and a lot of memories. Andrew Lovell has the story in Around the East.
  • Coaching change in the Cards
    December 07, 2017
    One conversation with St. John Fisher coach Rob Kornaker brought Mike Grosodonia from a nearby high school to the Cardinals' sideline. Another opened up the door for Grosodonia to become the program's new head coach. Andrew Lovell talks with the Cards' new leader in Around the East.
  • Better late than never for SUNY Poly
    February 22, 2017
    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.
  • Standing tall on his own two feet
    February 15, 2017
    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.
  • Seeing is believing for Gallaudet men
    February 08, 2017
    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.
  • Still unbroken, still unbeaten
    January 31, 2017
    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.
  • From Georgia teammates to New York rivals
    January 25, 2017
    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.
  • Young and hungry coach has Hawks soaring
    January 18, 2017
    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.
  • Rochester learns through winning
    January 11, 2017
    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.
  • Homes away from home for NYU
    January 04, 2017
    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.
  • The man with a plan
    December 07, 2016
    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.
  • Starting from scratch at Saint Elizabeth
    November 30, 2016
    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.
  • Born to the game
    November 22, 2016
    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.
  • Hawks hold on for at least one more game
    March 02, 2016
    New Paltz has relied on depth out of necessity this season, and the Hawks' undefined roles have led them back to the NCAA tournament. Adversity has also helped forge tight bonds, and this team wants to stay together as long as possible. More in Around the East.
  • Different look, similar results
    February 24, 2016
    St. John Fisher graduated six seniors from last season's 25-win team. The Cardinals seamlessly reloaded, led senior captain Tyler Hart and a trio of explosive sophomore guards. More in Around the East.
  • A player's weakness becomes a coach's strength
    February 17, 2016
    Clarkson is thriving under second-year head coach Maureen Webster, thanks to the coach implementing a game plan that she would have loathed as a player. More in Around the East.
  • Independently thriving
    February 10, 2016
    SUNY-Canton is in its first season as a full Division III member, but the Kangaroos are still without a conference. That hasn't slowed them at all, as the team is on the verge of its best season in 18 years. More in Around the East.
  • The light is always green at Hartwick
    February 03, 2016
    The Hawks like to run and they like to shoot. Few teams are as dangerous from the perimeter in transition. They're fun to watch, but, more importantly, they're winning. More in Around the East.
  • Undefeated, under the radar
    January 27, 2016
    Lancaster Bible is one of just four men's teams still undefeated this season. The Chargers are in the midst of their third straight impressive regular season, but the past two ended in conference tournament disappointment. More in Around the East.
  • A hidden gem finds his way at Fredonia
    January 20, 2016
    Ian Helps and Fredonia State each took a chance on one another. After not playing much organized basketball in high school, the 6'6" sophomore is leading the Blue Devils in scoring for the second straight season. More in Around the East.
  • A humbling month abroad
    January 13, 2016
    A trip to India last summer was a life-altering event for Stevens forward Dylan Krause. Although she spent four weeks without basketball, she would not trade the experience for anything. More in Around the East.
  • Lea and her new liver inspire the Knights
    January 06, 2016
    Geneseo State forward Lea Sobieraski survived a liver transplant and returned to the court last season. She continues to inspire her coaches, teammates, and community. Andrew Lovell has more in Around the East.
  • Turning the page to a new year
    December 09, 2015
    Records have already been broken in 2015, and there are several big games on tap early in 2016. Andrew Lovell looks back at some of the best performances of this season from 2015 and looks ahead to the marquee matchups on tap for January 2016 in Around the East.
  • Much to be thankful for
    November 25, 2015
    Lyteshia Price is thankful for the support of the Oneonta State community that has helped her balance motherhood, school, and basketball. The Red Dragons are thankful for the resilience and determination of their leading scorer and rebounder. More in Around the East.
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