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Parting Schotts

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Ken Schott blogs about college hockey & more
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Three early-season Yankees games on ESPN

The New York Yankees will be features on three "Sunday Night Baseball" games early in the season, ESPN announced Wednesday. Two of the games will be against the Boston Red Sox. The April 12 game will be at Yankee Stadium. The May 3 matchup is at Fenway Park. The other ...
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

ESPN gets 18.2 rating for college football title game

ESPN's coverage of Ohio State's 42-20 victory over Oregon in the first College Football Playoff national championship game on Monday averaged 33,395,00 viewers and an 18.2 according to Nielsen, delivering both the largest audience and highest rating in cable television history. The game surpassed both College Football Playoff semifinals on ...
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Bills' press conference Wednesday on TWCS

Time Warner Cable SportsChannel will have live coverage of the Buffalo Bills' news conference introducing Rex Ryan as the team's new head coach at noon Wednesday, it announced Tuesday. Ben Wanger will host our coverage from the TWC SportsChannel studios, joined by analyst Carl Faulk from Thruway SportsTalk, with reporter ...
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Shier said leaving Union was 'a personal decision'

I just talked with forward Kevin Shier about his decision to leave the Union hockey program on Sunday. Here are some of his quotes. “It was a personal decision,” the 21-year-old Shier said. “I thought about it for quite a while. I thought long and hard about it. It was ...
Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Shier leaves Union hockey team

Freshman forward Kevin Shier has left the Union program, Union coach Rick Bennett announced Monday. Shier had two assists in 13 games for the Dutchmen, the defending NCAA champions. “He decided he wanted to leave the team,” said Bennett, who sounded very upset. “We had our discussion, and he’s gone. ...
Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

College Hockey Slap Schotts: A Union scheduling suggestion

I’m in training mode this week. For the first time since Nov. 15, Union will be playing a game at Messa Rink. The Dutchmen will host Cornell at 7 p.m. I have to remember how to cover a college hockey game. I think I’ve been doing well. I am active ...
Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015

WINU-FM (104.9) starts sportstalk format

The Albany-Schenectady-Troy radio market now has a fourth sportstalk station. Albany Broadcasting's 104.9 changed from adult-oriented rock to sportstalk at 12:01 a.m. this morning. The station also changed its call letters from WZMR to WINU. The station will be affiliated with CBS Sports Radio. WINS joins WOFX-AM (980), WTMM-FM (104.5) ...
Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Ciampini, Vecchione on Hobey Baker fan ballot

After not having any players listed on the Hobey Baker Award fan balloting when voting started Monday, Union has nominated senior forward Daniel Ciampini and sophomore forward Mike Vecchione for the voting. Going into tonight's game at Princeton, Vecchione leads the Dutchmen in scoring with nine goals and 17 assists. ...
Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Readers' ECAC Hockey Faceoff Selections: Week 13

The Daily Gazette readers’ Week 13 ECAC Hockey Faceoff Selections: Luke Devoe (86-47-14 186 points) Friday Union at Princeton — Union, 3-1. RPI at No. 15 Quinnipiac — Quinnipiac, 4-3. No. 17 Colgate at Clarkson — Colgate, 3-1. Cornell at St. Lawrence — St. Lawrence, 3-2. No. 14 Providence at ...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

ECAC Hockey Faceoff Selections 2014-15: Week 13

After a couple of weeks looking up at RedLiner36 and Ryan Fay, Andy Weise is back in first place in The Daily Gazette ECAC Hockey Faceoff Selections. Weise, an original member of the contest, posted the best record in Week 12, going 9-1-3. He has a two-point lead over second-place ...

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