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My NBA MVP Rankings: A Running Commentary

1) James Harden First-off, Harden checks all the boxes.  The Houston Rockets have been unstoppable — they’re 63-9 when Harden plays. Harden has also become the most effective isolation player — at least based on his points-per-shot — of all-time. He’s an elite playmaker and has become slightly more engaged defensively, although he still dozes off on D from time-to-time.  Harden has elevated the game … Continue reading My NBA MVP Rankings: A Running Commentary

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Bill Russell: A Champion Both On and Off the Court

At every point in his athletic career, starting with a state title at the age of 17, all the way through his eleventh and final NBA championship, Russell was a basketball champion.  But more importantly, he was also a champion of civil rights, paving the way for African-American athletes who followed him. Continue reading Bill Russell: A Champion Both On and Off the Court

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Four Potential Starting Lineup Changes for the Celtics

The Boston Celtics, who held the league’s best record earlier in the season, have come back to reality in 2018. The slumping Celtics are 10-9 in the months of January and February, and have fallen behind the Toronto Raptors for the number-one seed in the Eastern Conference. “It’s gonna be a tough ending if we don’t change a little bit,” head coach Brad Stevens said … Continue reading Four Potential Starting Lineup Changes for the Celtics

Assignment Three: Men’s Lacrosse vs Delaware

I'll be live-tweeting today's Hofstra vs. Delaware Men's Lacrosse game at James M. Shuart Stadium. Face-off time is set for 1:02. — Joe Pantaleo (@JoePantaleo_) April 14, 2018 It senior day, as Hofstra players and coaches line-up for the pre-game ceremony pic.twitter.com/xDfkYB1Df0 — Joe Pantaleo (@JoePantaleo_) April 14, 2018 What a beautiful day for lacrosse! The Hofstra Pride take on the Delaware Blue Hens today. … Continue reading Assignment Three: Men’s Lacrosse vs Delaware

Ana Rodriguez: Feature Story

When Ana Rodriguez left her hometown in Bogota, Colombia, she had one goal: to earn a Division I golf scholarship in the United States.  And here she is, a 19-year-old freshman on Hofstra’s team. “In Colombia, the only school sports teams they have are soccer basketball and volleyball,” she said.  “They don’t really have golf.” Those who want to become better must practice on their … Continue reading Ana Rodriguez: Feature Story

Men’s Lacrosse: Chaminade Defeats Massapequa, 8-5

MASSAPEQUA — Senior attackers Pat Kavanagh and Jake Sexton each netted two goals and goalie Andrew Bonafede recorded 6 saves to lead Chaminade past Massapequa, 8-5, in high school boys lacrosse at Massapequa on Wednesday. Massapequa attackers Eamon Hall and Colin Gleason scored two goals apiece, while Michael Venezia made 14 saves. “Offensively our stick skills weren’t there,” said Massapequa head coach Tim Radomski.  “Stick … Continue reading Men’s Lacrosse: Chaminade Defeats Massapequa, 8-5

10 March Madness Tweets

Villanova going for third NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Monday night . . . Schools with three or more —11: UCLA8: Kentucky6: North Carolina5: Duke5: Indiana4: Connecticut3: Kansas — Bob Vetrone Jr. (@BoopStats) April 2, 2018 U dont want to play verse a italian right after lent. Lots of pent up misbehavior there just dying to commit on you — PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) April 3, 2018 DiVincenzo … Continue reading 10 March Madness Tweets