Charlie Voelker is the host of Sunday Sports Buzz, 8a – 10a and fill-in co-host for 104.5 the TEAM's morning and afternoon shows. Voelker currently serves as the color analyst for UAlbany football and basketball heard here on WTMM and on TV for ESPN3/+. Charlie is also the play-by-play voice for UAlbany men’s lacrosse on ESPN3/+ and America East TV. Charlie has been a part of the Capital Region Sports scene for over the last 25 years. In 1996 he joined Big Board Sports host and NewsChannel 13 sports director, Rodger Wyland in the UAlbany broadcast booth for football and basketball. Charlie spent 6 years in minor league baseball, then spent the next 17 years as the Associate Athletic Director for the University at Albany before retiring from that position in 2020. Charlie and his wife Kim live in Albany County with his son Andrew.
Find out Who the New York Mets Got in Their Black Friday Deals
Most years you could save 30% percent and get Free Shipping when shopping mets.com on Black Friday. Who cares? When your team disappoints you, do you really want to spend more money on a friend that continually kicks you when you're down? This Black Friday was different for Mets fans. The enjoyment of being a blue & orange loyalist was free, 'free agents' that is.
Siena Win over Harvard An Important Part of the Process
Anytime you notch that first win of the year, it's a big sigh of relief for that head coach or manager. It just is. It's something that you want to get out of the way. Monday night, Siena men's basketball coach Carm Maciariello's team got their first win. It was an important step in Coach Carm's process.
Forget the Sales! It’s a Big Game Weekend in New York!
As millions across New York stuff their turkeys and their faces, while preparing to shop until they drop, others will set out this weekend on very different trips. Thanksgiving has always been a marked holiday weekend for hunters, as for many, it is the only long weekend they have during 'Big Game Season' in the Empire State. As many as 700,000 residents hunt in New York State and nearly 50,000 non-residents come here to do the same.
Wildcats Teach UAlbany Some Big Stage Lessons
Nobody told Dwayne Killings that it would be easy taking over a Division I basketball program. Add in 9 new student-athletes to the program and an entirely new coaching staff, and the equation appears tougher in front of the rookie head coach. That's the way that the 40 year old head coach appears to like it.
New York State HS Football Semifinals – Who, When & Where
The New York State Public High School football championship semifinal games are set for this weekend, well sort of. Section III's Class AA champ Cicero-North Syracuse's opponent will be determined Tuesday night but we'll get to that. The teams, the locations and the times are set and the 'Road to the Dome' continues to get shorter.
The New York Team that the G.O.A.T. Loves to Beat
It's no secret that Tom Brady likes to win and he's good at it, maybe the best. The 7 time Super Bowl champion could have as many as 9, if not for one particular franchise. Does that still eat at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 44 year old quarterback? Yup, Brady himself admits he is not a fan of the New York Giants, whom his Bucs face on Monday Night Football this week.
Greenwich, Ravena & Schuylerville Advance on ‘Road to the Dome’
Three out of the five Section II high school football champions advanced to the New York State Public High School semi-finals next Saturday. Greenwich, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk and Schuylerville all advanced one step closer to the state championships in the Carrier Dome. CBA and Burnt Hills wrapped up their seasons short of their dreams but with plenty to celebrate.
Legends, Friends & Fans Soak In New York’s New UBS Arena
The Cross Island Parkway was experiencing delays on Saturday from about 3:30pm until about 7:30pm. It was not a surprise with the New York Islanders opening the doors to their new facility. The wait was finally over. The puck was dropping at the UBS Arena located at Belmont Park at 7pm.
Mayfield High School’s Goodemote – Student-Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to Mayfield High School's Britain Goodemote for being this week's 104.5 The Team Student-Athlete of the week! Goodemote is a senior and a three sport varsity athlete at Mayfield High School. According to Mayfield High School athletic director and boys varsity soccer coach, Jon Caraco says that "academically, Britain is on course to be the valedictorian and has a 100+ average, taking all of the most challenging courses that the Mayfield school district offers. Goodemote has played four years on the varsity soccer team, three years on varsity basketball and will compete in track for the fourth year this spring." That is an impressive resume for the Mayfield senior!
Part II – Let’s Scout Section II HS Football Champs Opponents
OK, on Thursday we talked about the Class A & AA games. Now let's get to our Class B, C and D Section II high school football champions playing this Friday and Saturday. This is their road to the Carrier Dome in Syracuse to play for a New York State Public High School Championship. That is really cool for all teams involved. So, what do we know about the teams that Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk, Schuylerville and Greenwich are facing?
Former NY Jets Running Back Zac Stacy Nabbed in Florida
The New York Jets continue to have dirt thrown on them, even through the actions of their former players. According to reports by New York Daily News reporter Dennis Young, "Zac Stacy, a former Jets running back, violently assaulted his ex-girlfriend on Saturday, punching her in the head and then throwing her against a television and their son’s chair. The woman said Stacy was visiting her and their five-month-old son, who can be seen in the video."
Did the ‘Sticky Stuff’ Cost Gerrit Cole Cy Young Award?
The American League Cy Young Award winner was announced on Wednesday night and the winner was not a member of the New York Yankees. Toronto left-hander pitcher, Robbie Ray snagged the 2021 award given to the best pitcher of the year in their respected leagues, as voted on by the Baseball Writers Association of America. But was that the right choice? The pitcher with the most wins in the American League wore pinstripes?