Author Ryan Raffensperger

5 entries

All About Evan Hymes

So it was finally here, my first college basketball game of the season. I'd watched quite a few games via the internet and the television, but there is something special about attending...

The Opener of the Hoop Group Tripleheader

I traveled to Philadelphia on Black Friday to check out the Philly Hoop Group Tripleheader. For someone who likes basketball and really doesn't care who is playing it was quite the experience. Three games between some regional teams in the home of college basketball, The Palestra. The day was a nice fall day...

The Middle Game of the Philly Hoop Group Tripleheader

The Philly Hoop Group tournament is one of the early season exempt tournaments that have become commonplace in college basketball. However, it is a little bit different in the fact that it is put on by a group that promotes basketball all the time. The Hoop Group sponsors all sorts of youth camps, showcases and...

The Night Cap of the Philly Hoop Group Tripleheader

This was the game everyone came to see. And as the Arena started to fill up, my buddy Travis was afraid that the real ticketholder of the seats we were in (I held a ticket for this section) would eventually show up. So he had scoped out a place where some James Madison fans had been sitting in the earlier game...

Mount Saint Mary's at Navy 11/27/2011

There's always something special about taking in a game at Alumni Hall on the campus of the United States Naval Academy. Not sure if it's just the fact that you know so many great me...

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