April 18, 2008 |
The AHL suspended Albany defenseman Tim Conboy yesterday for eight games, starting with tonight's second game of the River Rats' East Division semifinal series against the Phantoms at the Wachovia Center. Conboy violated a league rule when he came off the bench Wednesday night in Albany during a melee that broke out with 28 seconds remaining in the River Rats' 4-0 win. Conboy and Albany winger Trevor Gillies were assessed game-misconduct penalties. "I've been in the league four years now, and it's not something I've done before," Conboy told the Daily Gazette of Schenectady, N.Y. "It was a heat-of-the-moment-type thing.
May 1, 1988 |
The Albany Patroons yesterday gave coach Bill Musselman his fourth consecutive Continental Basketball Association title, rallying from a 14-point deficit for a 105-96 victory over the Wyoming Wildcatters in the seventh and deciding game of the league's championship series. Lowes Moore came off the bench to score 23 points, and series MVP Tod Murphy scored 21 as Albany captured its second CBA crown. Wyoming was in front for most of the first half. With Kenny Natt scoring 12 points and Michael Graham adding nine, the Wildcatters built a 33-19 lead early in the second quarter.
September 15, 2005 |
Episcopal Academy senior Mike Yocum could have waited, but the way he looked at it, if there were college basketball recruiters still waiting to give him an offer but had yet to act, it wasn't worth talking to them. "I thought that if anyone was really that interested in me, they could have been interested enough to talk to me during the summer or the fall," Yocum said last night. "I didn't want to wait until next spring. " So Yocum, the 6-foot-9, 235-pound center on one of the best prep teams in Southeastern Pennsylvania, has issued an oral commitment to what he considers his best scholarship option - the University of Albany.
March 30, 1998 |
The Albany River Rats used a three-goal second period to push past the Phantoms, 5-2, yesterday in a physical American Hockey League game before 13,322 spectators at the CoreStates Spectrum. Steve Brule's goal with 14 minutes, 29 seconds remaining in the second period turned out to be the game-winner. The period also featured 96 minutes in penalties. Bruce Coles scored his 18th goal of the season and Brian Wesenberg his 16th for Philadelphia. Coles' goal gave the Phantoms a 1-0 lead less than four minutes into the game.
April 10, 2004 |
The Albany River Rats erupted for three third-period goals, including rookie Aaron Voros' shot into an empty net with 31.8 seconds left, in a 5-3 win over the Phantoms last night in the American Hockey League. John Slaney and Mark Murphy had a goal and an assist for the Phantoms (45-27-6), and Kirby Law added his 31st goal of the season just 35 seconds into the game. Antero Niittymaki took the loss in goal. Albany (20-48-11) converted three of six power-play chances. The Phantoms are even with Hartford for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.
March 24, 1991 |
If Philadelphia was the cradle of liberty, you could say that Albany was where the infant United States first showed it could stand on its own. In the fall of 1777, British Gen. John "Gentleman Johnny" Burgoyne had a date for Christmas dinner in Albany. But coming down from the north with an army whose mission was to seize control of the vital Hudson River and thus split the colonies in half, Burgoyne ran into a patriot roadblock at Saratoga, just north of here. The American victory at Saratoga, which forced Burgoyne and his army to surrender, convinced the French to throw in with the colonists.
November 30, 2008 |
Anthony Raffa of Strathmere, N.J., scored 22 points to lead Albany to a 73-63 win over Penn last night in the schools' first-ever meeting. Tim Ambrose added 19 points for Albany, capping the win with a jam off an alley-oop in the final seconds at SEFCU Arena. Raffa, an all-South Jersey player at Wildwood Catholic, shot 7 of 14 from the floor and connected on 3 of 4 from beyond the three-point arc. Up by 33-31 three minutes into the second half, the Great Danes (4-2, 0-0 America East)
March 24, 2013 |
Mason Plumlee was heading toward the basket and an Albany fan behind press row said: "How big is that guy?" A few minutes later, Seth Curry made a smooth baseline drive for a basket and another fan said: "That's the NBA right there. He'd look good on the Sixers. " A second fan said: "Sixers?" Thankfully, it was not about the Sixers on Friday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center. It was about No. 2 NCAA seed Duke against No. 15 Albany, surprise champions of the America East. The Great Danes were game for the entire 40 minutes, playing with great heart.
April 10, 1990 |
H. Patrick Swygert, executive vice president at Temple University, yesterday was named the new president at the State University of New York at Albany. Swygert, 47, who is to assume the post Sept. 1, will be the first black to head one of SUNY's four university centers, which offer doctoral programs in addition to master's and bachelor's degree programs. Swygert replaces Vincent O'Leary, who is returning to the school's criminal-justice faculty after 13 years in the president's post.