Author Edward Pelle

16 entries

I Finally Found You and Then You Were Gone...

It was late season and I had been putting the finishing touches on another ambitious college basketball season. I had been criss crossing the country, sleeping in airports and truc...

Mountain Hawk Season Opener

Wednesday night I returned to St. John's for the second round of the 2k Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs Cancer. The final four teams in the "tournament" are already being adve...

My Trip to Grizzly Country

Heading into the Thanksgiving weekend I knew I'd have some time to possibly explore a far away gym. Looking at the schedule the Montana vs Long Beach State match up looked very attractive. Long Beach State was coming off an impressive win against Pittsburgh and in my opinion was playing the best basketball out...

A Night of Hoops With Royalty

Thursday night after work, I headed to downtown Brooklyn to attend an early Northeast Conference clash between defending champ LIU Brooklyn and Wagner, who was coming into the contest with five wins paired with one loss. More importantly I would be meeting up with perhaps the two most prolific sports enthusiasts...

Insane in the Spokane

The mood was electric. The crowd was ready to jump out of their seats at even the slightest development, led by the large and vocal student section that occupied the lower half of t...

The Feast Before the Advent

On a quiet Sunday in New Jersey, another small pilgrimage was made. When I arrived, the chapel was already quite full, the congregation fervent. A torrent of warm humid air hit me as I opened the door. There was really no other place I'd rather be than here with the other zealots. Pilgrimage would be an apropos...

Goodbye Frankie, I'll See You On the Other Side

I love unexpected pleasant surprises. St. Francis' story this year was certainly one of them. It was a year that was supposed to be a rebuilding year, with a young team. Fast fowa...

Eight Arms Of the Goddess

Dear State of New Jersey, After attending the Yale vs Princeton game on March 2, 2011, I became aware that I had attended a men's college basketball game from start to finish at every Division I basketball school in your state. I am writing this open letter to personally thank you for hosting these events. I...

Patriot League Championship

Sometimes along the course of the journey a team chooses you rather than you choosing them. You just get a feeling and you know when it happens. I had visited Lehigh University's Stabler Center in the past; it's a nice little place to see take in a game situated on a very scenic campus. Earlier this year, Lehigh...

The Past,The Present and Future - QuadPIG 3

Late last night, long after President Obama left, and the large Western Kentucky crowd had filed out, I witnessed one of the truly special moments in college basketball. It wasn't the greatest comeback in NCAA Tournament history which was simultaneously ongoing. Sean Woods, the coach of Mississippi Valley State,...

Come On Down To The EWU Surplus Store

Come on down to the Eastern Washington University Surplus Store this year for all you Holiday shopping needs! Bring the kids, ample parking available. We are conveniently located on the only road in Cheney Washington with stores! Do you hate waiting for things to burn? Who has time these days? Maybe you should...

Hard To Break

It was over a month ago, but it seemed like yesterday...I sat in bed watching television... warm, cozy. Flipping across the channels I came across a marathon of the reality series Doomsday Preppers. I watched a few episodes out of morbid curiosity easily poking holes in my head at the rationale of some of the...

Hoops From The Hinterlands

I have always been fascinated by places in America where life is different from the reality that I know and live. Last year I attended my first Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball game at the University of Montana. Though my time there was brief it inspired me to further explore the area. I am not sure why I...

Out Sightseeing

I believe in a certain kind of sports traveler's karma. Getting yourself to a specific location at a specific time requires that all axes align properly in fabric of space-time. For those Cartesianally inclined it means the x-axis, y-axis and z-axis have all intersected at some locus called the game. You dig?...

My Private Idaho

To me, the true spirit of what we do here at Midmajority is; exploring the strange, unfamiliar and sometimes forgotten corners of the Men's Division I College Basketball landscape. Some schools play in obscurity because they are hard to get to, others play second fiddle to a bigger, more established rival. If...

My Private Idaho

To me, the true spirit of what we do here at Midmajority is; exploring the strange, unfamiliar and sometimes forgotten corners of the Men's Division I College Basketball landscape. Some schools play in obscurity because they are hard to get to, others play second fiddle to a bigger, more established rival. If...

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