Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
BOSTON — Mike Tranghese spent Thursday night watching college basketball on television.
Two games on two televisions, in fact.
“I have a DirecTV package,” Tranghese, the Big East Commissioner, said in a phone interview. “That’s the only way you can see all the games. I watch them simultaneously.”
From his home in Rhode Island, Tranghese saw three Big East teams advance to the Elite Eight: UConn, Pittsburgh and Villanova (also advancing on Friday night, Louisville). Syracuse came up short on Friday night, falling to Oklahoma, 84-71. UConn, Pitt and Louisville are all No. 1 seeds.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.