Niagara Gazette

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March 10, 2014

MROZIAK: Notes from the desk

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Niagara Gazette — Indeed, Niagara is rebuilding and forcing Purple Eagle faithful to put up with some pain. However, Belkota remains among those who are keeping the faith.

He continued: “I miss the good old days, but, I am confident that NU can keep the high standards of the university and get the basketball program back on track.”

That will take patience, which I think coach Chris Casey deserves. Rome was not built in a day, as they say, and neither will a new and improved Niagara program. 

• I’ve always likened Doug Smith to the Cataract City’s version of Harry Caray. He’s a one-of-a-kind personality that made me look forward to covering Niagara Power baseball games last season. He’s a passionate lover of baseball.

He’s also passionate about theater. While the ballplayers he observes and covers are having their dress rehearsals down at Spring Training, Doug is currently rehearsing for an upcoming gig, performing in “Sunshine Boys” at Desiderio’s Dinner Theater in Lancaster, beginning April 10.

Seems fitting for a guy who loves covering the boys of summer. Break a leg, Doug. Just don’t do anything that requires Tommy John surgery.

Follow Niagara Gazette sports editor Michael Mroziak on Twitter at @MrozGazette.

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