The Albany Patroons left an indelible mark on the city of Albany, the CBA and the NBA. From elite coaches, to standout players, to today's TBL Championship team under Head Coach Derrick Rowland, the Patroons continue to shape the world of basketball.
Join the University Club for the first installment of Patroons Stories - our speaking series. The rise the fall...and the rise again - as told by the people who were there to witness it. Hear stories never told before, from behind the scenes operations in the 80's, up to the challenges and efforts that kept the 2019 team alive to win the franchise's third championship, and first in 31 years.
January 16th former General Manager, Albany County Executive, CBA Commissioner and Patroons General Manager will be on hand with a surprise guest speaker.
February 6th, Derrick Rowland and new team owner, Dr. Timothy Maggs will discuss what the future holds for the beloved Patroons.
Receptions begin at 5:30 and the talks start at 6:00.
Albany Patroons’ game tickets are more accessible than ever with discounted tickets available for purchase at all Price Chopper and Market 32 locations.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 2, 2020) –The Albany Patroons, the 2019 TBL Champions, have partnered with Price Chopper and Market 32 for the 2020 season. Through this partnership, general admission tickets to single games will be available for purchase at all Price Chopper and Market 32 locations at a discounted price beginning on Jan. 5.
The tickets, regularly priced at $15, will be discounted to $12 with AdvantEdge card when purchased at any register in any of Price Chopper and Market 32’s 132 store locations in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. Once purchased, customers can redeem the General Admission ticket at the box office of the Washington Avenue Armory on the day of any regular season home game.
“The Patroons are thrilled to have the support of Price Chopper and Market 32,” said Dr. Tim Maggs, team owner. “We’re excited about this new partnership and opportunity to team up with Price Chopper and Market 32 to promote this upcoming Patroons season, giving our fans an opportunity to conveniently obtain tickets at reduced prices ahead of the game.”
“We’re so happy to support the Albany Patroons and welcome fans to purchase tickets as easy as 1, 2, 3: (1) visit any of our locations, (2) ask for a ticket at any register, and (3) buy your tickets while checking out,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services, Price Chopper and Market 32.
There are 12 participating Price Chopper and Market 32 locations within Albany County.
The Albany Patroons’ season kicks off with their first home game on Feb. 1 against the Tri-State Admirals, with tip off at 7 p.m.
For more information on the Albany Patroons’ game schedule or for season tickets, please visit patroonsbasketball.com.
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Date Posted: 12/11/2019 | News 10 Albany
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Albany Emeralds are all about the hype and if you think you can bring it, this is your chance to do so.
They were rebranded and formed again by Albany Empresses, who were the dance team for the Albany Empire. After the fallout of the Empire and Arena Football League, they brought their hype from the turf to the court.
They’re an exciting and talented group, giving The Albany Patroons some extra help and life from the sidelines this season. As they continue to fill their roster, the Emeralds will be hosting an open tryout on Sunday, December 15 at the Washington Armory in Albany beginning at 2p.m.
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Date Posted: 12/8/2019 | CBS6 News Albany
December 8, 2019 — The Albany Patroons, the 2019 TBL Champions, announce the formation of the new Albany Emeralds Hype Squad, made up from the former Albany Empire's Empress dance team.
The change came about after the dissolving of the Albany Empire in efforts to continue showing support for the Albany Patroons and city pride. The team will now focus on engaging with fans both in the Armory during games and throughout the Capital Region community.
Date Posted: 12/4/2019
The Albany Emeralds Hype Squad will rebrand and expand to complement the Albany Patroons’ 2020 season.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 3, 2019) — The Albany Patroons, the 2019 TBL Champions, are proud to announce the formation of the new Albany Emeralds hype squad, made up from the former Albany Empire's Empress dance team. The change came about after the dissolving of the Albany Empire in efforts to continue showing support for the Albany Patroons and city pride. The team will now focus on engaging with fans both in the Armory during games and throughout the Capital Region community. According to Emerald Team Manager Danielle Rojas, The Emeralds will be unique with the creation of a co-ed Hype Squad. The Emeralds will hold open auditions on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Washington Avenue Armory - 195 Washington Avenue in Albany. The audition fee is $20 and pre-registration is not required. A final audition is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m., location to be announced. Media, fans, family and friends are encouraged to attend the final audition which will be judged live. Fans can expect to see professionally choreographed routines by the dancers. With the intimate Armory setting, Rojas said the Emeralds will focus on fan interaction through on and off court activity on game days. The Emeralds share the Patroons' mission of community engagement and will work alongside the Patroons with their ongoing community efforts. They will visit local schools and be present at community events to engage fans, communicate the Patroons message and generate excitement all season long. “We were deeply saddened when we received the news of the AFL and the Empire shutting down,” said Rojas, “but when one door closes, another opened! We love our city and are so excited to have the opportunity to continue to entertain Albany sports fans with the Patroons!" For more audition information call Danielle at (518) 937-3359
Date Posted: 12/5/2019 | Chuck Miller, chuckthewriter.blog
A great basketball team needs a dance team to compliment it.
And next season, the Albany Patroons are acquiring a ready-built dance team – er, hype squad.
Let me explain.
In the Patroons’ first iteration (1982-1993), the team had a set of dedicated dancers who would perform choreographed routines during breaks in the basketball action. During those times, the dance squad was known as the Patties (probably not the best idea to name your female dance team after a colloquial term for hamburger meat), and then later on they were known as the Patroons Patrolle (not the greatest name either, but at that time they were using a costumed alligator for a mascot, so there you go).
In the Patroons’ second iteration (2005-2009), the dance squad was known as the Emeralds, and I can tell you from visual experience that the Emeralds were the classiest dance team in the CBA. Good choreography, great dance moves, all the above.
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Date Posted: 10/8/2019 | 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio
Last year the Albany Patroons won their first championship in over 30 years when they defeated the Yakima Sunkings 124-114 at the Washington Avenue Armory. Second year head coach Derrick Rowland certainly had his hands full trying to balance the X's and O's while dealing with the rigors that accompanies being in the front office of any minor league franchise.
Date Posted: 10/8/2019
Need something exciting to listen to on your commute home today? We have you covered! Dr. Maggs and HEad Coach of the Albany Patroons Derrick Rowland made their way on the Radio this weekend. Here's the replay for those who missed out on Sunday. Get excited for another great season and let us know what you think of the show! Thanks for having us Albany Broadcasting Company.
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Date Posted: 9/4/2019 | The Basketball League
ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 4, 2019) — The Albany Patroons, the 2019 TBL champions, have announced Dr. Timothy Maggs has purchased the franchise with plans to expand and enhance team operations in Albany.
Dr. Maggs pledges to invest into the Patroons franchise, coming off their historic 2019 championship run, to raise the profile of the team in not only the City of Albany, but the entire Capital Region.
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Date Posted: 9/4/2019 | Times Union
Albany | The Albany Patroons needed an owner to ensure their survival for another season.
Dr. Tim Maggs wanted a team to promote his brand of sports medicine.
They forged a partnership that was announced Wednesday, when Maggs was introduced as the new owner of the professional basketball franchise at a news conference at Washington Avenue Armory.
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Date Posted: 9/5/2019 | Chuck Miller, chuckthewriter.blog
I can tell you now … this will be fun.
Yesterday, the Albany Patroons held a press conference in which they announced –
- The team now has a well-funded and stable owner, Dr. Timothy Maggs;
- The team will return to the TBL (The Basketball League) and will feature new franchises and new competitions;
- Opening night will be the players’ “ring ceremony” – see, we won the TBL championship last year, in case you’re late to the party …
- Oh yeah, and there’s a new team logo.
Dr. Maggs is well-respected in the field of sports medicine and injuries, and has worked with amateur and professional athletes for the past 35 years. He also has a long-term friendship with Patroons head coach Derrick Rowland, who will return to the sidelines and bring back the core of last year’s championship-winning squad.
(Photo Credit: Phoebe Sheehan, Albany Times Union.)
Date Posted: 5/3/2019 | Times Union
Albany | Midway through the third quarter, the third and deciding game of The Basketball League Championship series had all the makings of a game that was going to be decided deep into the fourth quarter.
At least it seemed that way until Joshua Cameron began heating up for the Albany Patroons.
A trio of consecutive 3-pointers, including one than was part of a four-point play, ignited a 20-3 run for the Patroons late in the third and visiting Yakima could not answer as Albany captured the TBL title 124-113 Friday night in front of 2,222 at Washington Avenue Armory.