Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Obligatory 'NU In The Big Dance' Column

Taking a break from ripping the local professional sports teams, Shank writes a decent column about Northeastern University's athletic director, Peter Roby.
PITTSBURGH — Athletic director Peter Roby is not with the Northeastern Huskies at the Consol Energy Center this week. Roby was in Dayton for NCAA first-round games Tuesday and Wednesday, then drove to Columbus to oversee the NCAA subregional at Nationwide Arena in the heart of Buckeye Nation. He says he’ll watch the Huskies’ NCAA Tournament game vs. Notre Dame on television or his iPad Thursday.

Roby wears a lot of hats. In addition to being Northeastern’s AD, he’s also in the middle of a five-year term as a member of the NCAA’s tournament selection committee, and the latter role supersedes his job as Husky sports boss during this first week of the tournament.

UPDATE at 2:25 PM - Well, that sucked - #14 Northeastern loses a close one to #3 Notre Dame, 69-65.

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