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Patriot League changes schedule for more basketball coverage

(06/27/05 4:00am)

In a move that will allow the Patriot League to gain more national attention, the Patriot League's Council of Presidents, headed by AU President Dr. Benjamin Ladner, decided to change the PL's Friday-Sunday basketball schedule to a Wednesday-Saturday one effective this coming winter. The council cited the concern that Sunday be used as an academic-preparation day as the reason for their decision. Another factor that was considered was the ability to accommodate more television opportunities as national outlets look to televise the league's increasingly competitive basketball games.

Lakers take all

(04/19/04 4:00am)

The Los Angeles Lakers aren't the favorite to win the NBA title. Did I stutter? No two ways about it. Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal are not part of the team to beat this year. Instead, Kevin Garnett and Sam Cassell form the one-two punch that will be most feared, at least according to seedings.