For anyone unfamiliar with the history at Bingo here is a quick summary:
Kevin Broadus, the former coach, let the inmates run the asylum, and it worked. Bingo broke into the dance by breaking all the rules.
It began in the summer of 2008 when Miladin Kovacevic beat a student into a coma. The Serbian native he posted bail and fled home. He had help from Serbian diplomats who game him, I kid you not, a fake passport. Years later under pressure the serbs slapped him with a 25-month sentence in Serbia. The light sentence was in exchange for his testimony against the diplomats who helped him escape the US.
Then, the following November Malik Alvin was accused of stealing a box of condoms from an area Walmart and knocking into a woman as he tried to flee the scene. Hey at least he was going to use protection right?
The following spring, a woman working in the major gifts office alleged "egregious acts of sexual misconduct" against two athletic administration officials.
The last straw, because 2 assaults a theft and alleged sexual miscount were were not enough, seemed to be Emanuel "Tiki" Mayben's side business in Cocaine. Two days later, Mayben, Alvin, D.J. Rivera, Corey Chandler, Paul Crosby and David Fine were dismissed from the program. Mayben, Alvin and Rivera were the team's three leading scorers last season.
Now his former assistant Mark Macon is trying to pick up the pieces after Broadus was let go and the Bear Cats were slapped with sanctions. He held the team to a better level than most thought possible in 2009 and 2010 but the wheels came off this season. Until last night.
After a Costly Scandal, Binghamton Begins Rebuilding - NYTimes.com
Three years ago, Binghamton University students flooded onto the floor of the Events Center here, celebrating its first berth in the N.C.A.A. tournament. The university had made the expensive and controversial choice to compete at the Division I level less than a decade earlier, and the decision appeared to have paid off. Last week, Binghamton students again stormed the court, although this time it was more of a collective exercise in sarcasm: a victory over Vermont had snapped the university’s 27-game losing streak, the nation’s longest in Division I.
The Drama with Temple:
Seems everyone know they are 'gone' but the owls just cant finish the job (sound familiar)....
Big East Expansion: Temple Not Leaping On Leap Day, Apparently - SBNation.com
The Temple Owls' Board of Trustees Athletics Committee (proper nouns) was all set to meet Wednesday about their long-presumed return to the Big East, but OH COME ON. The Temple News reports that meeting has been canceled, and instead there will be an executive meeting to talk about contracts.
Matt Sussman sums up how award this makes things on the brand SPankin' new SBNation youtube channel.
Temple Hasn't Left The MAC Yet, And The Waiting Continues - Hustle Belt
So this is how it's going to be. In a perfect world the realignment door would have been slammed shut, meaning Temple would have to wait until 2016 to join another conference. Instead, we're left suspended in midair wondering if the Owls are going to stay in the MAC or join the Big East, and if so ... when.
Drew Willy takes a stab up north:
ex-UB QB signs with CFL team - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
Drew Willy, the leading passer in University at Buffalo history, signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. Willy finished the 2011 NFL season on the San Diego Chargers' practice squad. He was active for one NFL game with the Indianapolis Colts in 2009 and spent the 2010 season with the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League.]
Buffalo Bulls Related
Bulls Cap Takedown Cancer Event With Visit to Carly's Club at Roswell Park - Buffalo Athletics
The University at Buffalo wrestling team capped off the third annual Takedown Cancer fundraiser this week with a visit to Carly's Club at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The team toured the facilities and met with young cancer patient Lucas and his mother Maureen, who the team is supporting this season with a donation made from the $23,000 in total funds raised by the Takedown Cancer event.
UB keeps alive hope of earning No. 1 seed - UB Men's Basketball - The Buffalo News
Tony Watson made six straight free throws in the final 55 seconds Wednesday night to nail down a 74-70 victory for the University at Buffalo over Akron in Rhodes Arena.
Men’s Swimming and Diving Look to Defend its MAC Championship - Sports - The Spectrum - University at Buffalo
The only Buffalo team to win a Mid-American Conference championship last year looks to defend that title this weekend. The men's swimming and diving team heads to Oxford, Ohio to take on the best the MAC has to offer and prove that it still is a championship caliber team.
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