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OTL piece on Iona's Michael Haynes

As basketball teams prepare to start official practice in the coming weeks, Iona will be missing a member of its freshman class. Michael Haynes had signed to play for the Gaels but over the summer was shot and killed in his South Chicago neighborhood when he attempted to break up a fight.

Outside the Lines aired an incredible piece on Haynes, who, in a sad ironic twist, wanted to use his basketball skills to move his family away from the violence. 

--- Amy Moritz


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Bob Dicesare

Bob DiCesare

Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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