Yes, there has been some variety, but unlike many other conferences this season the Patriot League has played fairly close to form in the non-conference slate. Perhaps because of that, you can make a case for several horses in the field of 10 to cross the wire first at the end of the league race, which begins on Wednesday when the conference gate opens. Continue reading
Columbia began the 2014-15 as one of the “under the radar” teams, grouped in with Yale as a school that might be able to sneak up on three-time defending champ Harvard in the Ivy League. Then senior Alex Rosenberg went down with a season-ending injury (because of archaic Ivy redshirt rules, Rosenberg withdrew from school and should return next season), and that was the last anyone outside the Ancient Eight expected to hear of the Lions this season.
In advance of tomorrow’s media day, Big Apple Buckets would like to present their preseason all-conference teams and individual awards for the Patriot League. Continue reading