Tyler R. Tynes |MBB’s title run was a perpetuation of needed success for King’s athletics

Right On Tynes | The crackling cold of the February night didn’t keep them in their homes. They came in droves. They came in face paint and in a sea of red. But the momentary rush of emotion displayed in the student sections around Men’s Basketball’s success cannot be momentary. It needs to continue. For the student’s experience and the athletes.

10613095_10152721309759394_5621287144111683570_nThrough the whistling cold that screeched up and down River Street, past the McGowan School of Business, almost tipping the crown off Leo the Lion’s statue, winding and curving it’s way to North Main Street you could see them for blocks.

The hellacious-sounding, massively assembled, crimson-painted groupies of the college’s roaring student section marched it’s way to a cheese bus adjacent Corgan Library. Their chants of excitement could be heard on the fourth floor of Alumni Hall. They were unwavering. They were rowdy and, more importantly, they were there for the proper cause.

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Vito Malacari | Jim Mora, Dan Borner and the improbability of King’s run to the playoffs

Malacari’s Market | Old-time coach Jim Mora had a phrase that his old Indianapolis Colts team couldn’t understand way back in 2001. But 14 years later, J.P. Andrejko’s Monarchs have found a way to make it work. Playoffs? Yeah. Playoffs.

The year was 2001 and Jim Mora’s Indianapolis Colts team just got defeated by the 49ers 40-21 to fall to 4-6 on the season.

What Mora said in his press conference after that game is what everyone remembers from that night.

“Playoffs? You kidding me? Playoffs?!” Mora proclaimed.

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Tyler R. Tynes |The Beauty of King’s vs. Wilkes

Right On Tynes | There’s a brilliance in the chaotic buildup of King’s College vs. Wilkes University. No matter the differences between North and South River Street, Monarchs vs. Colonels, Private vs. Public, King’s vs. Wilkes is the most important rivalry in Northeast Pennsylvania

10613095_10152721309759394_5621287144111683570_nIt really doesn’t matter the time, place, sport, season or any of the non important latter pieces that make the buildup for any one event, athletic or academic, between King’s College and Wilkes University an all-out scrap fest.

It’s never “David vs. Goliath.” It’s more like “Frazier vs. Ali,” a fight of the century every time it’s put on air. It’s the built up scramble between two local powerhouses in the anonymity of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Division III culture.

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Donny Hopkins | King’s WBB won’t be in the playoffs, but one day, they’ll be back

Donny’s Dish | Though the King’s College Women’s Basketball team’s playoff hopes have ended, the strides the Lady Monarchs have made all season is indicative of how talented of a squad they will become in the year’s to follow

10405331_10203584534948534_1135800365189233420_nThe King’s women’s basketball team fought until the very end this season.

A loss to Delaware Valley last night ended the playoff chances for the Lady Monarchs. This year’s version of the Lady Monarchs was a very young squad that seemed to be building for the future rather than being in the hunt for a conference playoff spot.

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Tyler R. Tynes | We are desensitized to the melting pot we created

Right On Tynes | Beyond the chatter about the decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, or Daniel Pantaleo, who illegally choked Eric Garner in New York, there’s a bigger issue we are casually avoiding. The Melting Pot America created isn’t nationally important if it isn’t homogenous by it’s majority.

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Honestly, I’m not one bit surprised.

I’m not surprised that Michael Brown’s killer, officer Darren Wilson or Eric Garner’s, Daniel Pantaleo, were not indicted. It’s just where we currently are as a nation, with a faulty legal system that isn’t worth more than two heels of soggy bread for a sloppy judicial sandwich.

And, honestly, I’m not surprised that some King’s College students decided to voice their opinions, horribly by the way, on social media following the case’s announcement in the shrouded, bleak Ferguson, Missouri, neighborhood where Brown lost his life.

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