Already off to a 3-4 start, Mo Cassara's third year at Hofstra became more challenging with yesterday's incident involving four of his players. (Photo courtesy of Newsday)
For those wondering why I did not have any commentary or a recap of the headline that went down about half an hour away from Daly Dose headquarters yesterday at Hofstra University, the truth is because I did not have the right words to chronicle such an occurrence. From someone who is an alumnus of a school whose basketball program has experienced a similar low point, (granted, the Pittsburgh incident happened while I was a senior in high school, seven months before my involvement with St. John's began) I simply hoped that the Pride would find a way to turn this around in a relatively short time, as it took my alma mater a full three years before Norm Roberts finished with a winning record, and another four (and a coaching change, as Roberts was replaced with Steve Lavin) before the Red Storm reached the NCAA Tournament again.
While I myself still cannot put this into words the right way, I found someone who did earlier this morning; as Jerry Beach, a friend of "The Dose" and superfan/extremely talented word artist of all things Hofstra for his great website Defiantly Dutch, penned an eloquent yet tragic account of the happenings in Hempstead that I would like to share with you: