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The Knock Down

There are many similarities between the NBA and NFL. First off, both sports use a ball…pretty obvious. Second, the two leagues have teams in common cities (in fact 20 cities across the country have both a professional basketball and...
They say you never forget the spot where you fell in love, and Matthews Arena – which sits on St. Botolph Street on the campus of Northeastern, and straddles the divide between Boston’s trendy night spots and posh shopping...
In this year's NCAA tournament, the Vermont Catamounts will attempt to accomplish what Vermont and its legendary coach Tom Brennan – who is often affectionately referred to as TB - actually did: Shock the world. Of course, 12 years ago, they unforgettably upset Syracuse...
There are only a small handful of Vermont Catamount players that have surpassed the 1,000 (1,287) point and 500 (532) rebound barriers during their careers. Rahim Huland El is one of those few. As one of Coach Tom Brennan’s first recruits, Huland...
The most fascinating cases of March Madness greatness are the stories that rise from the depths of obscurity. Little-known schools that become America’s darlings as they go on to defeat the traditional blue-chip powerhouses that dominate the college game...
Every weekday, around noon, a group of middle-aged men gather at their local YMCA. They are tax attorneys, small business owners, employees of the city, the unemployable and everything in between. Their elbows are knobby, stomachs rounded and hairs...

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