Issac Vann – NYC Buckets

http://www.nycbuckets.com/2016/02/maine-freshman-issac-vann-excelling-efficient-first-season/

Ryan Restivo takes a look at our freshmen wing Issac Vann. “I try to take the best shots possible,” Vann said. “I probably learned that in high school – try to take the best shots that help my team to win the game. I’d rather take eight shots and be seven for eight than take 15 […]

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You Can Play

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/ameast/2016/02/03/ncaa-tourney-contender-stony-brook-shows-you-can-play/79796380/

Nicole Auerbach takes a look at the America East partnership with the You Can Play Team.  A tremendous cause, get involved if you can.

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Tom Brennan and Josh Speidel

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/sports/college/vermont/2016/02/01/brennan-speidel-strike-relationship/79677496/

Tom Brennan has developed a special relationship with Josh Speidel, the Vermont signee who suffered a significant brain injury in a car accident a year ago.  What the UVM community continues to do for Speidel and his family is tremendous.

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"I try to take the best shots possible. I probably learned that in high school - try to take the best shots that help my team win the game. I’d rather take eight shots and be seven for eight than take 15 shots and be eight for 15, so just try to take the best shots possible.”

Maine Freshman Issac Vann

Getting to .500

“I told these guys in the locker room it means we’re middle of the pack. And our goals are better than that,” he said. “It certainly says that we’re making progress. We want to get to a championship level. You don’t get to a championship level by winning half of your games.” I got a […]

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Behaviors of Those Who Play Hard

I know you play hard when I see you… Running as hard as you can on every possession. Engaged defensively. Move when the ball is in the air – on a pass, on the dribble, or coming off the rim. Diving on the floor for a loose ball. Sprinting to contest a shooter who is not […]

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A Transparent Program

http://bangordailynews.com/2016/01/29/sports/engaging-fans-part-of-coachs-plan-to-boost-umaine-basketball/?ref=SportsBox

Pete Warner of the Bangor Daily News takes a look how we are trying to engage are fans as we build our program.

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Inside Butler Practice

http://butlersports.com/sports/m-baskbl/2015-16/videos/20160123-1smy1toh

Good quick look inside a Butler practice with Coach Chris Holtmann.

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Blue Jays Mental Training

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/baseball/blue-jays-new-department-swings-focus-to-mental-side-of-the-game/article28029601/

An interesting approach being taken by the Toronto Blue Jays to focus on the mental side of the game.

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Letting Them Play Late

Is your offense more effective when you call a set play, or you let your players play in your natural offense?  It’s interesting that late in games as coaches we always want to call sets.  Your worst nightmare as a coach is to look unprepared in a big spot, right?  To have one of your […]

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