Yes, it has been too long, but the Links is back this Saturday afternoon, refreshed and ready to go after a two-day end-of-the-week vacation (sort of).
Anyway, quite a bit has happened since Wednesday, so let's get to it.
One thing that has happened recently, last night actually, the Binghamton men's soccer team picked up it's first win of the season. After starting off the season 0-4, navigating through a non-conference schedule that can be described gently as "brutal," the Bearcats picked up a win against Lafayette in the Colgate Raider Invitational. Covered by the Binghamton Press Connects, the Bearcats topped the Leopards, a team just outside the Top 25, 1-0.
For more on all of Friday's America East soccer action, both men's and women's, click over to americaeast.com.
In another fall sport, field hockey, Boston University continues to move up the national rankings. After last weekend's win over Boston College, the Terriers moved to No. 13 in the national polls. For an in-depth look at the rise of the Terriers, check out Boston University's Daily Free Press.
In basketball, the Bangor Daily News published a story analyzing the tough non-conference schedules for both the Maine men and women. The Black Bear men will play games against such nationally-known programs as Maryland and Notre Dame. The women find such schools as Kansas, Florida and Penn State on their schedule.
Also in hoops, Vermont, according to the Burlington Free Press "On Campus," The Catamounts picked up a walk-on for the 2011-12 season, as Jon Angstadt, a guard from Reading, Pa., accepted a walk-on invitation from Vermont.
Well that will do it for this Saturday edition of the Links. Check in tomorrow for more links from AExtra.