Ryan Odom Officially Named Head Coach of UMBC

By Corey Johns, So Much Sports Baltimore “I’m not a savior. I’m just going to do my job and work hard every day and give it my best effort,” new UMBC men’s basketball head coach Ryan Odom said when he sat down with the media after his official introduction on Thursday afternoon.

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Jim Engles Takes Over Columbia At Critical Juncture

Jim Engles was the obvious choice to replace Kyle Smith as Columbia’s head coach. The 47-year-old Staten Island native has experience in light blue, having spent five years as a Lions assistant in the mid-2000s. And he has experience as a New York metro area head coach, having led NJIT from the midst of a […]

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Time For The Offseason

As Kris Jenkins’s three-pointer swished through the nets in Houston another season of college basketball came to brilliant close.

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MSG Goes Buff And Blue As GW Rolls To NIT Title

The coach got up in front of his nervous young team before the NIT finals at Madison Square Garden Thursday night and gave his pregame speech: “Look, have fun out there. How many people have an opportunity like this to go out and perform in a place like this? You’ve earned the right to be […]

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The Scene As Columbia Is The CIT Champion

I’ll have much more to say about Columbia’s victory over UC Irvine last night. For the moment though, let’s enjoy the CollegeInsider.com Tournament championship.

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No NCAA Tournament, But Valparaiso Represents Mid-Majors Well

Valparaiso did its best to not let the bittersweet that others feel for them show Tuesday night when the small-town Horizon League school invaded Madison Square Garden and eventually took down slightly larger BYU 72-70 after nearly blowing a big lead in the NIT semifinals. We cover almost exclusively mid-majors here at Big Apple Buckets, […]

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Columbia Rolls Into CIT Finals Carrying Ivy League Flag

After beating NJIT somewhat handily 80-65 Sunday night in the semifinals of the CIT, Columbia coach Kyle Smith talked about how great the Ivy League has been. “The league’s good. I was really happy for Yale,” Smith said. “I feel like sometimes it’s like ‘if a tree falls in the forest’ thing because that’s how […]

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Columbia Setting Records As It Advances In The CIT

The cracks were starting to show in Columbia’s season. The Lions were down seven points to Ball State with six minutes to play and Isaac Cohen was on the bench with four fouls.

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Ivy League Weekly Roundup: #2BidIvy!

Recapping the news from a historic week in Ivy League basketball:

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Yale’s Run One For The Ages, And They Knew It

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Like many other seniors in March after a loss that ended their collegiate careers, Brandon Sherrod fought back tears on the postgame NCAA Tournament podium as he was peppered with questions that ranged from inane to sentimental. However, in Sherrod’s […]

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