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Albany’s Pride

November 30, 2008 8:40 PM

There will be a bit more pride than usual involved on Dec. 6 when the YES Network televises the Gridiron Classic pitting the champs of the Northeast Conference, the University of Albany (N.Y.), against Pioneer Football League winner Jacksonville University. Albany vs. Jacksonville, you say? The network is carrying the game because VP of Operations Ed Delaney’s son plays for Albany. Eddie Delaney was born without a left hand, but played lacrosse and football in high school. He walked on at Albany, became starting defensive end and was named conference player of the week for a game in October. “Ed’s an incredibly proud papa, as you can imagine,” said network spokesman Eric Handler.

—Jon lafayette

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