Scott Mandel

Villanova Takes Big East As Expected

Published on: 15th March, 2015

New York — To listen to Villanova basketball coach, Jay Wright talk last week about his team’s chances of winning the Big East tournament, you would have thought his Wildcats were the underdogs. The reality was, Villanova, ranked number four in the country has been the dominant team in this conference the entire season and […]

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Notre Dame Upsets Tar Heels, Wins ACC Basketball Crown

Published on: 14th March, 2015

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Notre Dame coach Mike Brey walked right to Jerian Grant as the horn sounded and wrapped him up in a huge hug as the rest of the players rushed by them to celebrate on the court. The wait was over. The Fighting Irish finally have a conference championship. Grant scored 24 points […]

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Villanova Squeezes by Providence in Big East Semis at MSG

Published on: 13th March, 2015

Villanova Squeezes by Providence in Big East Semis at MSG  | read this item

New York — This was Big East basketball, vintage style. Two tough teams, coached by two street fighters in three-piece suits in Jay Wright of Villanova and Ed Cooley of Providence. In the most compelling game of this year’s Big East post-season tournament, a packed house at Madison Square Garden watched Villanova, the clear favorite […]

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Seton Hall’s Season Ends With a Thud

Published on: 12th March, 2015

Seton Hall's Season Ends With a Thud  | read this item

New York — This was a basketball season that started with such high hopes for the Pirates of Seton Hall.  They had a recruiting class of exquisite talent that was the envy of the Big East conference and one of the best young coaches in the country in Kevin Willard. The 2014-15 season started out […]

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Pacers Coach Vogel Feels For Stephenson

Published on: 7th March, 2015

Pacers Coach Vogel Feels For Stephenson  | read this item

New York — One would have thought that Lance Stephenson had the world by the proverbial you know what, going into the 2014-15 NBA season. He had completed the best season of his NBA life last year as a key component of the Eastern Conference champion Indiana Pacers. With free agency kooming and his first […]

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Matt Harvey Blows Away Tigers in Spring Debut

Published on: 6th March, 2015

Matt Harvey Blows Away Tigers in Spring Debut  | read this item

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Matt Harvey’s first game action in 18 months went perfectly. Matt Harvey turned back the clock, and spun time forward to this summer. Story The Mets’ ace retired all six Detroit Tigers batters he faced and topped out at 99 mph with his fastball on Friday at Tradition Field. It […]

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Brian Shaw Never Had A Chance in Denver

Published on: 4th March, 2015

Brian Shaw Never Had A Chance in Denver  | read this item

Brian Shaw was never really the coach of the Denver Nuggets. He was the baby sitter or the substitute teacher, holding a position that was never going to be his until either the kids started to cooperate or he was given a new group of kids. During his nearly two seasons in Denver, Shaw spent […]

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A-Rod, In the Cheating Era, Was The Best Player in The Game

Published on: 15th February, 2015

A-Rod, In the Cheating Era, Was The Best Player in The Game  | read this item

Baseball, the one-time national sports past time of our country, is about to start another season. Major-league teams have packed their trucks and have shipped their balls and bats down to their respective spring training sites, for next week’s camp openings. The onset of a new baseball season used to elicit great optimism and anticipation, […]

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The Brian Williams National Debate

Published on: 10th February, 2015

The Brian Williams National Debate  | read this item

On Brian Williams: For those of you taking the opportunity to voice your anti-Williams/Fire the bum points of view, I now can clearly imagine how you must have felt about JFK, LBJ, Nixon, Clinton, Bush, Bush, FDR, and Woodrow Wilson for their lies to the American public. Based on your highly magnified and emotional reaction […]

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Warriors, Playing Fourth Game in Five Nights, Cruise to Win Over Knicks

Published on: 8th February, 2015

Warriors, Playing Fourth Game in Five Nights, Cruise to Win Over Knicks  | read this item

Two teams, going in vastly different directions met tonight at Madison Square Garden. The Golden State Warriors, with an NBA-best season record of 38-8, played the New York Knickerbockers, who came in with an NBA-worst record of 10–40. You couldn’t get two teams more diametrically-opposed than these two. The big winner in this matchup tonight […]

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