College Basketball
The Elite Eight As The Bittersweet Ending, And The Conflicted Feelings Of March

The Elite Eight As The Bittersweet Ending, And The Conflicted Feelings Of March

I remember Scoonie Penn cutting down the net. It was still light out, but Ohio State had just become the first team to punch their ticket to the 1999 Final Four. I was 11 years old, sprawled out on the couch, and I couldn’t believe it. Not that the Buckeyes were advancing, but that it...
What To Know About The Vermont Catamounts, Aspiring America East Champs

What To Know About The Vermont Catamounts, Aspiring America East Champs

By my calculations, it’s been about five years since I wrote about the UVM basketball team. It’s also been about that long since I could consider myself someone who regularly followed the team – at the time, I was learning how to be a writer while covering the team for a now-defunct (but not wholly forgotten)...
Conference Tournaments in College Basketball Are The Worst

Conference Tournaments in College Basketball Are The Worst

In what feels like an annual rite of spring, this past Sunday night I found myself listening to the University of Vermont men’s basketball team blowing their chances to get to the NCAA tournament to a lesser Albany team (this has happened four times in eight years). Though Vermont has been to the NCAA tournament...