Volume X

Raymond Curren November 1, 2013  11
The Final Prologue

Approximately five months from now, this website will officially cease to be. Kaput. Gonzo. Curtains. Peace out Trout. ‘Til then (Delaware Fightin’ Blue) Hen.   No two ways about it, it’s sad. If you’re reading this, it’s likely that the Mid-Majority played a significant role...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Matt Konrad November 4, 2013  9
Little Bits of History Repeating

Like I said: I don’t really know how I got here. That’s true in a more literal sense, too. I can’t remember where or why I first clicked on a link to the Mid-Majority, but my best guess is that it happened sometime late in Season 3. Fittingly, I was probably...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Kraig Williams November 5, 2013  6
Love and Basketball

As the years go by, the memories get dimmer, but I still remember a lot about my first college basketball game. I remember attending the game with two friendly girls who lived in the apartment next door, whose names I've long forgotten. I remember not getting to the arena until almost halftime. I remember feeling...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Raymond Curren November 6, 2013  10
Destiny

"A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it." - Jean de La FontaineEven in 17th-century France, the entertainment business was rarely seen as someone's "destin'e". The Renissance was coming to an end, and was starting to morph into the Enlightenment when Jean de La Fontaine was growing up...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Matt Konrad November 7, 2013  12
Miracle on Eighth Avenue

It lay at the top of Red Smith's dispatch from the Polo Grounds, where a one-game playoff for the National League pennant had been decided by Bobby Thomson's iconic "Shot Heard 'Round The World." The walk-off home run had capped off the New York Giants' furious charge...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Kraig Williams November 8, 2013  6
Context

One of my favorite parts of college basketball has always been the great unknown. While you may see something new at every baseball game, you rarely see the same thing twice at a college basketball game. There is always something new to discover. This season there are over 350 teams in NCAA Division-I, most of...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Raymond Curren November 11, 2013  6
The Wolfie Story

STONY BROOK, N.Y. - Let's set the record straight, shall we? I don't know what you heard from your sister's cousin's friend, but Wolfie the Seawolf did not kill J.J. Jumper at the America East Tournament in 2005. In fact, according to multiple sources, the self-proclaimed Official Ambassador of NCAA Basketball...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Kraig Williams November 12, 2013  1
Getting to Know: America East

Unless you have one of those complicated crime solving bulletin board- the one with strings and pictures and your gut feeling that the husband did it - you probably don't have all the new conference alignments memorized yet. To help out, here is a primer to get familiar with each of the conferences in The Mid-Majority,...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Raymond Curren November 12, 2013  6
VMI and the Grind

'Always mystify, mislead, and surprise the enemy if possible.' -Stonewall JacksonLEXINGTON, Va. - Virginia Military Institute, the oldest state-supported military college in the nation, was a little more than a decade old when Thomas Jackson showed up to teach philosophy (among other things) there. Despite less...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Raymond Curren November 13, 2013  5
Keeping the Faith?

'For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.' - Ephesians 2:10NEWARK, Del. - Barclay Radebaugh has a simple solution for his recent success at Charleston Southern that has seen the Buccaneers rise near the top of the Big South and be nearly...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Raymond Curren November 14, 2013  7
Smartest Guys on the Court

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Four years before the Model T was introduced, administrators at MIT and Harvard decided it was high time they joined forces and became the ultimate educational Justice League. They were only a couple of miles apart, so it made perfect sense to incorporate MIT's engineering prowess into Harvard....                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Matt Konrad November 14, 2013  9
The Admiral and the Beaver

The second week of November is a great time to be a basketball fan. As I write this, Bally is perched behind me keeping an eye on LIU-Brooklyn's effort at an Assembly Hall upset, and this morning I brushed my teeth to the dulcet tones of Dunk City and Hartford's TV-mandated early-morning tip. This week, of course,...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Kraig Williams November 15, 2013  1
Getting to Know: The Atlantic 10

Unless you have one of those complicated crime solving bulletin board- the one with strings and pictures and your gut feeling that the husband did it - you probably don't have all the new conference alignments memorized yet. To help out, here is a primer to get familiar with each of the conferences in The Mid-Majority,...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Raymond Curren November 16, 2013  5
Sympathy for the Devil

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - That whistle. If you were a fan of the anyone not named Cornell in the Ivy League at the end of last decade, it probably scared the shit out of you. All of the facilities in the ancient Ivy feature some sort of ghostly echo, which allows noise to instantly carry to the furthest reaches...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Kraig Williams November 18, 2013  1
MMBOW #1: Dyami Starks, Bryant

There are a lot of things that go into a good basketball player, but nothing quite grabs the eye like a pile of points. That's why Bryant Bulldog guard Dyami Starks is the first Mid-Majority Baller of the Week for season 10. Starks led the Bulldogs to wins over Dartmouth and Vermont last week and put the ball...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Raymond Curren November 19, 2013  4
Second Lieutenant Ellis

WEST POINT, N.Y. -  As Army warmed up for its home opener against NJIT last Friday, Ella Ellis felt at home. He took a couple of shots to get loose, then snapped some passes off and he was in the flow. The team soon went back into the locker room and reappeared a couple minutes before tip-off. Like the...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Raymond Curren November 20, 2013  7
Mid-Majority Success Stories

PHILADELPHIA- Siena freshman Lavon Long's pass sailed out of bounds for a turnover and before the ball even hit the ground, Jimmy Patsos was sprinting theatrically down the bench pointing at Brett Bisping to replace him. It was 28 seconds into the game. Less than...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Kraig Williams November 21, 2013  1
Getting to Know: Atlantic Sun

WHO LEFT? Nobody! The conference known as a landing spot for D-I schools is still the same as last year. Northern Kentucky is still in the transition period and is not eligible for postseason. WHO ARE THE FAVORITES? Have you heard of Florida Gulf Coast? The 15 seed that stole the hearts of mid-major...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Raymond Curren November 21, 2013  7
Persevere Like Towson

'Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.' - Winston Churchill VILLANOVA, Pa. - At this time of year, most of our Mid-Majority teams know plenty about going from failure to failure. It's never easy though, that losing thing. To the people on the outside, when a team...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Matt Konrad November 21, 2013  6
Man on a Mission

There's plenty that's exceptional about Our Game, circa 2013. Advanced stats and sci-fi cameras have given us unprecedented insight into basketball's inner workings. Positional stereotypes and conventional lineup wisdom are being questioned, ever more consistently and effectively. The world outside the...