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33,000 fans pack the Carrier Dome for an SU game. Photo: <a href="">Theresa Murray</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
33,000 fans pack the Carrier Dome for an SU game. Photo: Theresa Murray, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Syracuse hoops topped nation in 2013-14 attendance

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse is back as the No.1 draw in college basketball.

NCAA figures released recently show that Syracuse averaged 26,253 fans for its 18 home games at the Carrier Dome in 2013-14, the team's first as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference  Go to full article
A photograph from the exhibit.
A photograph from the exhibit.

Noonball, up close and on film

You may not see art in a bunch of sweaty guys playing pickup basketball, but Peter Nelson did. Nelson is a photography professor at St. Lawrence University. He recently moved to the North Country and started playing "noonball", lunchtime basketball that's become a tradition in college and community gymnasiums nationwide.

As a way to get to know his new community better, Nelson staged photographed portraits of the players. The results are on display in a new exhibit called "Two Point Perspective" at SLU's Brush Art Gallery. Nelson will give a talk at a gallery reception tonight at 7:30. David Sommerstein produced this audio montage of the artist and his subjects talking about noonball meeting art.  Go to full article
Jimmer Fredette (Source:  TJ Fredette website)
Jimmer Fredette (Source: TJ Fredette website)

Glens Falls phenom Jimmer Fredette one March Madness step from NBA

Yesterday, Brian Mann profiled TJ Fredette, a musician and rapper from Glens Falls. His story is gaining attention in large part because of the break-out success of his younger brother, Jimmer Fredette.

Fredette is one of the most dominant guards in college basketball, playing for Brigham Young University. And he has become a kind of hometown hero in Glens Falls.

"The city [of Glens Falls] has been amazing," TJ said. "That's where you want to see it the most."

As we head into the March Madness college basketball tournament, Jimmer Fredette is hoping to lift his school, Brigham Young University, past the first round.

He's also hoping that this year's break-out season will be a step to the NBA. Jim Nelson produced a profile of Jimmer Fredette for NPR's All Things Considered.

Jim Nelson's profile of Jimmer Fredette first aired on All Things Considered last month. Thanks to NPR for their permission to rebroadcast the report.  Go to full article
Jimmer Fredette (foreground) and TJ Fredette (Source: TJ Fredette website)
Jimmer Fredette (foreground) and TJ Fredette (Source: TJ Fredette website)

For the Fredette brothers, hoop dreams and beat-driven songs

This year one of the biggest names in college basketball is from the North Country.

"BYU is led by that guy, Jimmer Fredette," ESPN declared earlier this year. "The senior from Glens Falls is making it rain!"

Jimmer Fredette is a guard for third-ranked Brigham Young University and he's been wrecking defenses, averaging more than 30 points a game.

Fredette has become a hometown hero in Glens Falls. But tangled up in Jimmer's break-out year is the story of his brother TJ.

TJ Fredette is a rapper whose music tells the story of the Fredette family's life, on and off the basketball court. Brian Mann has our profile.  Go to full article
Senior Katie Clark and her donkey.
Senior Katie Clark and her donkey.

A kick, and lots of bucks, at donkey b-ball

Forget about all those bake sales and bottle drives. A hallowed tradition of North Country school fundraisers is donkey basketball. A private company trucks a team of donkeys clad with rubber hoofs to the school gym for hoops, kicks, and lots of bucks. A curious David Sommerstein went to a recent game in St. Lawrence County and sent this story.  Go to full article

SLU Women's B-Ball Ready For NCAA Action

St. Lawrence University's women's basketball team sees its first NCAA Final Four action ever tonight at the NCAA Division III tournament in Terra Haute, Indiana. We spoke with the team's coach, G.P. Gromacki.  Go to full article

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