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VIDEOS: Victory VIII Weigh-Ins from Madison Square Garden

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following videos from the Victory Combat Sports VIII Weigh-Ins that were held at Madison Square Garden.

Victory VIII will be held in the Theatre at MSG on November 21 at 6:00 p.m.

VIDEOS:

Katalina ‘Kick-Kat’ Morales

Bernardo Cano

 Chike Obi

Ibrahim Farag

Some of the Sights from the Victory VII Weigh-Ins with an intro by Steven Dumeng

For more information about Victory Combat Sports fans are encouraged to click on the link seen below:

http://victorycombatsports.com

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NCAA Selects the Barclays Center as Hosts Site for First and Second rounds of the NCAA Tournament in 2016

Barclays Center

 

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Site Selection Committee announced on Monday that Barclays Center will be a host site for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament in 2016.

“March Madness comes to Brooklyn! We are excited to host one of the world’s greatest sporting events in a venue that has become the center of college basketball on the East Coast,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of Barclays Center.  “I would like to thank Mark Emmert, Mark Lewis, Scott Barnes, Dan Gavitt, and Andy Arnold for showing the NCAA’s commitment to Barclays Center and to Brooklyn. I also want to thank the Atlantic 10 and its Commissioner Bernadette McGlade for their partnership through this process. In just two years, Barclays Center has welcomed the most exciting and talked about events in sports and entertainment and the NCAA Tournament will be another celebrated moment for the borough.”

For more information on the Barclays Center fans are encouraged to click here:

http://www.barclayscenter.com

For more information on the NCAA fans are encouraged to click here:

http://www.ncaa.com

 

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VIDEOS: Fordham Football 2014 Patriot League Championship Celebration

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following videos from the Fordham University Football team celebration as the team received the 2014 Patriot League Championship Trophy on 11/15/14:

Quick Video:

More of the team receiving and celebrating:

Fans are encouraged to click here for more information on Fordham Football:

http://www.fordhamsports.com

For the recap and more fans should click here:

http://1495sports.com/2014/11/16/videos-fordham-football-2014-patriot-league-championship-celebration/

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Fordham Close Out Conference Play Undefeated with 52-7 victory over Georgetown

The Fordham University Football team (10-1, 6-0) were able to remain undefeated in Patriot League play with a 52-7 victory over Georgetown (2-8, 0-5)  on a chilly Saturday afternoon at Jack Coffey Field.

The 2014 Patriot League Champions Fordham University. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/ 1495 Sports

The 2014 Patriot League Champions Fordham University. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/ 1495 Sports

With the win the 2014 Squad became the first team in history to go undefeated in League Play, it did not come without some grey hairs though as there were not only some injuries but also a very tough Georgetown team the team had to overcome.

Starting the play at Quarterback today was Mike Nebrich (Burke, Va.) who was looking great until around the 13:35 mark of the Second Quarter when he was injured. There is no update on what the injury was or how much time he will have to miss.

The game once again rested on the shoulders of Peter Maetzold (Friendswood, Tex.)  who had guided this squad to two prior huge victories over Colgate and Bucknell. Once again Maetzold did a masterful job, getting a score at the 10:34 mark of the Second Quarter as he was able to connect with Wide Receiver Brian Wetzel (Dallas, Tex.) on a 34-yard play for the 17-0 lead at the time.

Maetzold and Wide Receiver Sam Ajala (DeSoto, Tex.) were able to connect for a huge play at the 6:53 mark of the Third Quarter for the 38-0 lead.

The 5,682 in attendance not only got to see the Senior Day ceremonies but also a bit of Fordham History in the day as Running Back Chase Edmonds (Harrisburg, Pa.)   broke a record of 20 rushing Touchdowns, which was set by Kirwin Watson in 2003. So far Edmonds has 21 rushing TDs which tied for 5th in Patriot League Play.

Fordham will end out the regular season with a non-conference game against Army at West Point, NY, while awaiting their fate in the NCAA FCS Tournament.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following video:

Fordham University Football Postgame Press Conference:

Featuring Head Coach Joe Moorhead and Student-Athletes Peter Maetzold and Brian Wetzel  

For more information on the Fordham University Football team fans are encouraged to click here:

http://www.fordhamsports.com/index.aspx

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http://1495sports.com/2014/11/16/videos-fordham-football-2014-patriot-league-championship-celebration/

 

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1495 Sports to Attempt Live Streaming Video

1495 Sports is going to attempt a quick video live video stream today using this new app called Bambuser. Please stay tuned to our social networking sites for when we are broadcasting live and check out the link below for our videos thus far:

http://embed.bambuser.com/channel/1495Sports

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Hofstra Men Dominate in 94-61 Season-Opening Win

The Hofstra Men’s Basketball team started their season with a 94-61 victory over Jacksonville University at the Mack Sports Complex on Friday night.

The Hofstra Men's Basketball team huddle up prior to the first game of the 2014-15 Season. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

The Hofstra Men’s Basketball team huddle up prior to the first game of the 2014-15 Season. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

Five different Hofstra players scored in double figures, led by Brian Bernardi’s (Staten Island, NY) 22, Ameen Tanksley’s (Philadelphia, PA) 16. Malik Nichols (Rockaway Beach, NY) (15), Juan’ya Green (Philadelphia, PA) (14) and Dion Nesmith (Union, NJ)  (11) also finished with more than 10 points for the Pride.

Hofstra never trailed in this game and actually held a lead for all but 40 seconds of the contest. The last time the game was tied was at 2-2. The Pride went ahead for good when the game was just 100 seconds old.

The best part of the game was the balanced scoring set forth by the home team. The Pride passed the ball well and hit the open man. They finished the game with 24 assists led by Green’s nine.

“The points were balanced, the minutes were balanced,” head coach Joe Mihalich said after the game. “It was a good way to start the season.”

Bernardi was particularly accurate, shooting 8-for-10 from the field. As a team, Hofstra shot 55.2 percent from the field with Tanksley (7-of-11) and Nichols (6-for-8) also having very strong shooting days.

Both Bernardi and Green were playing their first official games for Hofstra after transferring and sitting out last season under the NCAA’s restrictive rules. Bernardi transferred from Southern Methodist while Green played for Mihalich two years ago at Niagara.

“I was pretty nervous,” Green admitted. “I think it was all based on my first shot. I felt pretty good about myself out of the gate.”

Freshman Andre Walker (Clarksburg, MD) had 11 rebounds in his college debut to lead the Pride. Rokas Gustys  (Kaunas, Lithuania) was close behind with 10 boards in just 10 minutes of playing time.

The Pride led 53-32 at halftime and never let Jacksonville get closer than 19 points in the second half. A 19-4 run by Hofstra made it 81-44 with 7:46 remaining. After that, Mihalich started slowing down the tempo and giving major minutes to his reserves.

An enthusiastic crowd of 2,208 rocked the Mack Sports Complex and cheered the efforts of this new and improved club.

“The excitement was there, the emotion was there,” Mihalich said after the game. “That’s what you want to try do. Give them a reason to come back. We felt bad a year ago when we let everybody down [a shorthanded Pride club finished 10-23]. Tonight, they liked what they saw.”

The 94 points was the most scored by a Hofstra club in regulation since their 102-62 win over Farmingdale State in the 2010-11 season opener.

The Pride returns to action Monday night when they hit the road to take on North Carolina State on Monday at 7 pm ET. The game will air over the Internet on ESPN 3.

For more information on the Hofstra Men’s Basketball team fans are encouraged to click here:

http://www.gohofstra.com/index.aspx

For video coverage of the game fans are encouraged to click here:

http://1495sports.com/2014/11/15/videos-hofstra-mbb-v-jacksonville/

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Hofstra Women Stumble in Season Opener

Elo Edeferioka. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/ 1495 Sports

Elo Edeferioka. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/ 1495 Sports

The Hofstra Women’s Basketball team (0-1) opened its season with a disappointing 71-66 overtime loss to Central Connecticut (1-0) in NCAA Women’s Basketball action on 11/14/14.

The Pride was led by Elo Edeferioka (Warri, Nigeria) who had a career-best 22 points and 13 rebounds. Unfortunately, Hofstra shot only 37.3 percent as a team including a disappointing 3-for-20 from three-point range.

“It was a major disappointment not to protect our home in our home opener, coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey said after the game. “We should have taken care of business on our home floor tonight.”

Hofstra seemed energized by an enthusiastic crowd and jumped out to an early 8-2 lead in the first 3:07 of the contest. But Central Connecticut bounced back and went on a 12-4 run, led by Kaley Watras who finished the game with 16 points to lead the Blue Devils.

Central Connecticut led 32-30 at halftime on the strength of their outside shooting. The Blue Devils finished the first half 6-of-12 from behind the three-point stripe paced by Camden Musgrave who went 3-for-6 from three-point land.

“We didn’t make adjustments,” Kilburn-Steveskey added. “We played very tentative in the first half. It was a bit surprising.”

Hofstra started the second half strong and took a 40-36 lead after Dee Tomas-Palmer (Philadelphia, PA)  hit a layup with 14:39 left, but Central Connecticut went on a 9-2 run over the next three minutes to retake the lead 45-42.

The Pride battled hard to stay in the game late and managed to take a 55-52 lead on a layup by Ashunae Durant (Newark, NJ)  with a little more than 5:00 left, but the offense went dry after that and Hofstra couldn’t hold the lead.

Things went back and forth and both teams had a chance to win in the final seconds. Krystal Luciano (San Juan, Puerto Rico), who tied her career-best with nine rebounds, saw her layup hit the inside of the rim and bounce out with 17 seconds left in the second half and then saw another chance narrowly miss. In between, Kayla Miller missed a pair of free throw attempts that could have put CCSU ahead with just 11 seconds left on the clock. After 40 minutes, the two teams were tied 55-55.

In overtime, Central Connecticut took control early, breaking to a 66-59 lead halfway through the extra session. The Pride gradually drew closer and made it a one-possession game when Edeferioka scored from in close to make it 67-64 in the final 31 seconds. Miller missed a pair of free throws and Edeferioka scored again with 1.1 seconds left to make it a 67-66 game.

CCSU hit their free throws in the final 0.1 seconds to provide them with the final 71-67 margin.

After the game, the players were disappointed with the outcome of their season opener. “I don’t feel good at all,” Edeferioka said. “I feel like we should have won the game. Losing to the same team for the second time [the first was last season], I’m not happy about that. The points and the rebounds, it doesn’t really count right now since we didn’t get to our goal of winning the game.”

“We’ve got to play better and we’ve got to play tougher,” Kilburn-Steveskey said.

The Pride return to action Tuesday night when they host Fairfield. Tip-off is at 7 pm at the Mack Sports Center.

For more information on the Hofstra Women’s Basketball team fans are encouraged to click here:

http://www.gohofstra.com/index.aspx

For video coverage fans are encouraged to click here:

http://1495sports.com/2014/11/15/videos-hofstra-womens-basketball-v-ccsu/

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