Throwback: MAAC Tournament Captain’s Log

 
Kevin Daley, Patrick Clancy, and I sing the national anthem in the Springfield Mass Mutual Center. Behind us, freshmen wear ceremonial robes.
They passed bagels down the bus as a cranberry sun leaked out over the Interstate-90.  It was 6:00 a.m. on Friday and several C-Blockers were tenaciously napping off hangovers earned only a few hours before.  Some had rolled out of beds around 5:30 and slouched to the student center; others despaired of sleep and stayed awake through the early morning, talking, talking. …

As the new Griffin newspaper Editor-in-Chief Jourdon LaBarber gets ready to kick off his first full year in earnest, I found myself reflecting on my time at the paper, with that peerless art and editorial staff – and I realized that I’d done some travel writing during our trip to cover the Canisius College men’s and women’s basketball teams to the Division I MAAC Championships in Springfield, Massachusetts.

So, here is is: The Captain’s Log.

Published by Aidan Ryan

I'm a writer, publisher, editor, and branding professional based in Buffalo, New York. I'm a founding partner and managing editor of Foundlings Press. I've written for the Buffalo News, Buffalo Spree, and other newspapers and magazines, including CNN and The Skinny in the UK, mostly about food, drink, travel, and strange people in strange places. I've also published fiction and poetry in journals like Slipstream and Traffic East, and interviews and essays in The White Review, Rain Taxi, and elsewhere.

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