Siena College

College Hoops Season Begins for Siena & UAlbany…and Fans
College Hoops Season Begins for Siena & UAlbany…and Fans
One coach will take the sidelines for the very first time in the lead chair. The other looks to secure an allusive MAAC Championship that has been snagged from his team's grips the past two seasons. Fans will eagerly return to their seats that have collected dust since March of 2020. Tuesday night, empty basketball venues will be a thing of the past for the Capital Region's two Division I basketball programs.
Loudonville Campus Heating Up for Their Siena Saints
Loudonville Campus Heating Up for Their Siena Saints
It was hot in the UHY Center on the campus of Siena College in Loudonville, NY yesterday afternoon. I arrived a little early to set up for The Drive with Charlie & Dan from 3p to 7p. Dan is on vacation and my guest host was finishing coaching his team. Siena men's basketball coach Carm Maciariello was running the 2021-22 Saints through some 4 on 4 drills, all part of the summertime process, which Tuesday included being my co-host. The heat didn't deter any of the players, some in green, some in gold. They were going after it, happy to compete.
Siena Basketball Faces New York Knicks Legend
Siena Basketball Faces New York Knicks Legend
These are great experiences for student-athletes. Experiences are recruiting tools. Siena men's basketball coach Carm Massariello knows how important these types of games are on many levels. First, the Saints will receive a nice check for playing in the game. Mid-major programs need guarantee games to survive. Next, the mid-Atlantic states are a nice recruiting area for Coach Carm. There are plenty of great high school basketball student-athletes in the Southern New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore area that Massariello would like to introduce to Siena College. Lastly, his players get to play against a team coached by a New York basketball legend.
Chris Kelly Dead
Chris Kelly Dead
One half of the "Kriss" in the old school hip hop group Kriss Kross has died.  Chris Kelly aka Mac Daddy, was found dead last night in his Atlanta home.  He was unresponsive & the cause of death is yet to be determined.  An autopsy will be performed today.