Author Alex Norris

7 entries

Maine at Connecticut 11/17/2011

HARTFORD, Conn. - Until this June, I'd lived the entirety of my life in the state of Ohio (save a three month internship last summer), and have followed my alma mater, Ohio, religiously the past four years. After graduation, I relocated to Connecticut to work for the company I interned with last summer. As the...

If You Can't Put the Ball Through the Rim, Nothing Else Matters

Thursday night --  Sunday, on my wacky work schedule -- and I was off to my second game of the season, part of my quest to visit all seven schools in my new home state of...

Transitions

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Bryant University occupies the strange NCAA purgatory between Division I and Division II. It has been going through the transitional process since 2007, when it accepted an invitation to the Northeast Conference. Since 2008-09, the team has played a full Division I schedule, and since 2009-10...

Harvard at Connecticut 12/8/2011

STORRS, Conn. -- Lots of story lines coming into this one. Harvard was in the Top 25 in both major polls for the first time in school history, and were the first Ivy League squad to be ranked there in over a decade. UConn is the defending national champion, the second slayer of the Bulldogs. Harvard and UConn...

Not As Planned

Nothing really went to plan Thursday night, when I traveled to CCSU to take in their game against A10 foe La Salle. First on that list of things not going to plan was finding the court itself. Generally, I get directions to a school's campus, glance at the athletic website's parking recommendations, and have...

1-13!

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Winless. Coming into the fifth of January, 2012, just five of 346 division I teams could claim that dubious distinction. Another five had yet to beat another Division I team, with their only win(s) coming over lower-level opposition. Heading into their America East Conference contest with...

Miami (Oh.) at Ohio 1/21/2012

ATHENS, Ohio -- Ohio and Miami are the two oldest universities in the state of Ohio (1804 and 1809, respectively), and had met on the hardwood 187 times since 1908 coming into Saturday's contest, with Ohio holding a slim 96-91 advantage in the all-time series. The teams have had a tendency for close games the...

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