Blau’s Blog

A10: Back to secondary status?

A year ago the A10 was dining at the main table in the NCAA tournament banquet hall. The league, in a transition state with members coming and going so frequently it was hard to keep track of the roster, showed…

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Is Gene D ready for comeback?–only as an advisor

In the grand scope of college athletics, the search for a new athletic director for the University of Massachusetts is not a hot button topic. Since John McCutcheon resigned to take a similar position at the University of California-Santa Barbara…

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Am East: UNH looms as dark horse

They are on a four-game winning streak going into Wednesday night’s game at Vermont. And while the America East regular season championship seems firmly in the grip of Albany, it would be foolish to dismiss the University of New Hampshire…

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March Madness almost here

As March rapidly and thankfully approaches–living in the Boston area this winter, I have learned that February is the longest month of the year–the college basketball season is about to become the main act. The plot line is simple. Can…

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BC is everyone’s favorite opponent

If you are an NCAA tournament bubble team with eyes on making the 68-team field through the side or back door, the team you would want to see on your schedule this season is Boston College. If you are an…

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Dean was a legend in his own time

Dean Smith died on Sunday at the age of 83 and the accolades and stories about the legendary former University of North Carolina basketball coach have been coming at a steady flow. Having covered basketball for almost 30 seasons with…

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