A former Marist athlete could very well be selected in the first round of this week's NFL Draft.
Ironically, he never played football for the Red Foxes.
Instead, Menelik Watson, a native of Manchester, England, spent two years on Marist's basketball team. After being redshirted his first season and then averaging just 4.7 points and 3.3 rebounds the next year, he decided against returning...Read more »
NBA fans in the Hudson Valley didn't find much reason to cheer for their homegrown stars during the 2012-13 regular season. Injuries, aging and lack of team chemistry took their toll on the veteran players, and two newcomers struggled to make their mark.
Here’s a look at how players with local ties performed this season.
Elton Brand, F/C, Dallas Now 34 years old, Brand saw his minutes...Read more »
When it comes to helping out the victims of Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings, Devin McCourty is tackling the problem.
The New England Patriots defensive back and Nanuet native announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he would donate $100 for each tackle and $200 for every interception he makes next season.
His pledge follows new teammate Danny Amendola’s. The wide receiver...Read more »
Frank Shorter, a pioneer in U.S. marathon running, was walking into a store near the Boston Marathon course when the first of two bombs exploded Monday.
Shorter, who grew up in Middletown and won Olympic gold in 1972, was working that day as a commentator for NBC News. He emerged from the store and soon after headed to the race's medical tent.
"I walked by people being triaged and...Read more »
Jeff Bower was intrigued by the possibility of returning to Marist as the Red Foxes’ head basketball coach, but he needed some convincing before ultimately taking the job.
“When they were interviewing me, I was interviewing them,” Bower said Monday at a news conference formally introducing him as coach. “I wasn’t going to move into a situation that didn’t feel like I had a chance to be successful....Read more »
Hudson Valley Home Stand spoke to Ralph Branca on Wednesday, a day after he attended a screening of the film “42” at Yankee Stadium. Branca, now 87, a Mount Vernon native, is one of the characters depicted in the Jackie Robinson biopic. Read more about Branca's role in the film here.
Q: What did you think of the movie?
A: “I thought it was very, very good. I had anticipated it being...Read more »
The 2013 baseball season is well under way, and Hudson Valley Home Stand is looking back at the great players who have played baseball in New York. We are asking die-hard baseball fans in the Hudson Valley to decide who their favorite all-time Met is. The Mets have not had the same storied history of the crosstown rival Yankees, but the Mets' two championships in 1969 and 1986 are among the biggest...Read more »
It’s no wonder Marist couldn’t pass on Jeff Bower as the Red Foxes’ new basketball coach. On paper, he seems to almost have it all.
First of all, Bower, a former New Orleans Hornets coach and general manager, brings an NBA pedigree, which will count for something in the eyes of recruits. He can assure prospective players that he knows what NBA scouts are looking for and that he can groom athletes...Read more »
1,000 career points? Check.
All-America team? Check.
National championship? Give that a check now, too.
Stefanie Dolson's career at Connecticut has gone about as well as she could have reasonably expected, especially after her Huskies blew out Louisville 93-60 on Tuesday night in New Orleans to win the women's NCAA Tournament.
A 6-foot-5 junior center who played at Minisink...Read more »
Joe Nathan, the Texas Rangers’ closer and a Pine Bush High School graduate, joined an exclusive club Monday night, earning his 300th major league save -- but the milestone came with some controversy.
Nathan struck out Tampa Bay's Ben Zobrist looking to seal a 5-4 victory in Arlington, Texas. But the final strike appeared to be low and outside, sending Rays manager Joe Maddon storming out of...Read more »