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Spiker sad to leave Army, excited for opportunity at Drexel

By Ken McMillan Times Herald-Record WEST POINT – As a young, up-and-coming head basketball coach, Zach Spiker has been lured in the past with offers to leave his job at Army but nothing compares to his next assignment. On Friday morning Spiker will be announced as the new coach at Drexel University, which plays in [...]

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Men’s basketball: College Insider Tournament schedule

The College Insider Tournament was announced late Sunday night, and it appears to be missing three matchups (maybe still to come) out of the 16 first-round contests. Army will face New Jersey Tech on Wednesday in its first postseason appearance since 1978. The CIT follows the old NIT system by doing away with a bracket [...]

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Men’s basketball: Army to play at NJ Tech Wednesday

Army’s first foray into the national postseason since 1978 will take the Black Knights to Newark, N.J. on Wednesday, March 16, to face New Jersey Institute of Technology in a first-round game of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, go to NJITtix.com. New Jersey Tech (17-4), of the Atlantic [...]

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Army women’s basketball semifinal preview vs. Lehigh

What: Patriot League semifinals Who: No. 4 Lehigh Mountain Hawkws (18-12, 10-8 PL) vs. No. 1 Army Black Knights (27-2, 17-1 PL) When: 5 p.m. today Where: Christl Arena, West Point (5,043, plenty of good seats available) Internet: PatriotLeague.tv Radio: WBNR (1260-AM), WLNA (1420-AM); Sirius 119, XM 203 How to follow: On Twitter, use hashtag [...]

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Breaking news: Army men’s basketball to play in postseason

By Ken McMillan Times Herald-Record WEST POINT – Zach Spiker could hardly contain his excitement, listening to the words that people associated with Army men’s basketball have longed to hear. “On behalf of the College Insiders Tournament, we would love to invite Army basketball into this year’s CIT and bring postseason basketball back to West [...]

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Kevin Ferguson has spurred Army basketball’s latest run

By Ken McMillan Times Herald-Record WEST POINT – Army senior center Kevin Ferguson has been more surprised with his production of late than his coach, Zach Spiker. Ferguson produced seven double-double stat efforts in a row and was just two rebounds shy of an eighth in Saturday’s loss to Lehigh. “Truthfully, we’ve known what he’s [...]

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Army baseball preview

By Ken McMillan Times Herald-Record WEST POINT – Necessity has brought about a whirlwind of change for the Army baseball team. A season-ending hand injury to catcher Ben Smith and a handful of significant graduation losses prompted third-year head coach Matt Reid to open up competition for just about every job headed into fall practice. [...]

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Former players pay tribute to the late Jack Riley

The passing of Army hockey coach Jack Riley will surely be discussed as former players gather for his funeral services, as well as this weekend’s ceremony celebrating the careers of past greats Dave Merhar, George Clark and Dave Rost. When Jack Riley was honored in 2007, a host of players spoke with me about their [...]

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Marist 2016 baseball schedule rather tame

The Marist baseball team has a relatively easy schedule for 2016, facing only four foes which finished in the top 100 Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) rankings used by the NCAA. Of the 26 Division I opponents, the Red Foxes face just six teams in the top 150 and 20 in the lower 151. Marist opens [...]

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Army’s Ella Ellis drafted by NBA D-League’s Maine Red Claws

Former Army all-star Ella Ellis was drafted by the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League on Saturday. Ellis was a second-round choice and 31st overall pick by the Red Claws, who have an affiliation with the Boston Celtics of the NBA. Ellis is a 2013 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy. He averaged 14.6, [...]

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    Ken McMillan has been covering sports since he got his first writing job in 1979. He has covered Section 9 athletics for the past 34 years. He reports on college sports, including Army and Marist College. He also writes on TV/radio sports news, ... Read Full
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