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On March 20th and 22nd, the 2nd and 3rd rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament took place right here in Buffalo, NY at the First Niagara Center (Home of the Buffalo Sabres and the Buffalo Bandits). The tournament was co-hosted by The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) as well as Canisius College and Niagara [...]

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The Canisius MSA Program has been planning many exciting events these last couple of weeks! On February 25th the Admissions Department and The Sports Administration Department got together for a student recruitment event. The event was held at the Sabres Stadium. While at the Stadium, we heard from 2 MSA alumni who work for the [...]

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Official Sponsor of the 2014 U.S.A. Olympians, Chobani Greek Yogurt did not make it to Sochi, Russia due to a dispute with the Russian Government. According to an article published in the New York Times, Russian authorities would not allow delivery of the yogurt because they said it lacked the proper customs certification. The yogurts [...]

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“Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them.” Jim Carrey Last Wednesday, myself, five other Masters in Sport Administration (MSA) students, and Dr. O’Rourke, our director of sport administration, returned from Dallas, Texas where we attended the 19th annual National Sports Forum (NSF).   We flew [...]

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Did you hear the latest news about Alex Rodriguez? Once again, rumors are out that he has been doping throughout his career.  Although these issues are returning, the Yankees still aren’t throwing A- Rod to the side. It has been said that A -Rod may show up to preseason and sit the bench. Some teammates [...]

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“In every community, there is work to do be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.” – Marianne Williamson Sports play an important role in our society. After the massacres that occurred at Newtown Elementary School, sports became a rallying call for normalcy [...]

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“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” Ralph Waldo Emerson  MAAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship Seven MSA students, and myself, on Tuesday got back from Springfield, Massachusetts. 16 games, 82 hours working and 11 hours of travel, will make any reasonable person go crazy!  The MAAC Men’s and Women’s basketball championships were held in [...]

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“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.” Bruce Lee With the large alumni around the country, Canisius MSA students got another great opportunity to volunteer and make great connections. Robert Tigani, MSA 2012, recently had an internship with the West Coast Conference(WCC) (he recently accepted a job at San Francisco University), and was able to [...]

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“The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.” Edmund Burke With the newest revelations out of Rutgers University, Mike Rice has been fired for the abuse of his players. If you lived under a rock for the past couple of days, I will give you the cliff notes version. On April 3, 2013 Mike [...]

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“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” John F. Kennedy Today will be my last post, and I wanted to give everybody some final advice and thank those that have helped me in the program. When I came to [...]

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