Count a few pro athletes from the Hudson Valley among those who believe Tim Pernetti, who resigned as Rutgers athletic director Friday amid a growing abuse scandal, got a raw deal.
New England Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty, a Nanuet native and former Rutgers standout, took to Twitter on Friday afternoon, writing, “So RU made Pernetti resign but they are going to keep this clown as...Read more »
Connecticut's junior center Stefanie Dolson is hoping to wrap up her third season with the Huskies a little differently than the first two.
The Port Jervis native is among the elites of women's college basketball with All-American Team honors from the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Associated Press All-America Third Team honors.
Dolson has earned a heap of individual accolades...Read more »
Could Iona basketball coach Tim Cluess split for another job?
His name has been tossed around in the media as a logical candidate for the Hofstra opening, and now Cluess is generating some buzz as a possible successor to Mike Rice at Rutgers.
Cluess, 54, has built a strong reputation in the college ranks after leading Iona to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances. His run-and-gun...Read more »
As the 2013 baseball season begins, Hudson Valley Home Stand is getting nostalgic. We are asking the rabid baseball fans of the Hudson Valley to decide who their favorite all-time Yankee is. The decision will be tough given that the Yankees' greatest players are among the greatest players ever to step on the baseball diamond. As part of our effort to represent each era of Yankees history, yet also...Read more »
Cleanthony Early has played a key role in Wichita State’s Cinderella run, but the Middletown native’s life hasn’t always been a fairy tale.
In July 2010, Early’s older brother, Jamel Glover, drowned while swimming in Schoharie Creek in upstate Charleston. At the time, Early, who starred at Pine Bush High School, was being recruited by junior colleges after he spent a year at a North Carolina...Read more »
Syracuse’s Matt Lyde-Cajuste is one of two Hudson Valley-bred athletes playing in the Final Four.
OK, maybe “playing” is too strong of a word.
Lyde-Cajuste, a senior walk-on who attended Iona Prep, has played just 22 minutes this season. He saw action in only one of the Orange’s NCAA Tournament games so far – their opener, in which they crushed Montana 81-34. So unless Syracuse finds...Read more »
Jabarie Hinds, the former Mount Vernon High School basketball star, is leaving West Virginia University.
Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins announced Monday that Hinds was among three players who will transfer from the program. Hinds’ next destination was not immediately clear.
“I just want to say thank you to my teammates & the fans for the all the love and support I received,” Hinds...Read more »