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Roger is the Morning Show host on Newsradio 1290 WNBF. In addition Roger serves as Brand Manager and Sports Director for WNBF and Program Director for ESPN 1360 AM WYOS. Roger came to WNBF to broadcast pro hockey with the American Hockey League's Broome Dusters and later Binghamton Whalers. He has been WNBF's Brand Manager since 1986. In addition Roger is the play by play voice of the Binghamton University Bearcats men's basketball team and was the Binghamton Mets Stadium Announcer for 12 seasons.. He graduated from Westminster College with a BA degree in Speech and Broadcasting. At Westminster he was a starting offensive tackle on their 1970 NAIA National Championship football team and was Captain of the baseball team in his Sr. season. Roger was selected for entry into the Binghamton Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003, the Southern Tier Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2010 and Slippery Rock High School's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012.
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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Bitter Cold Sets February Records Across New York

According to reports by the Associated Press this February was the coldest in recorded history in Binghamton.  In an article written by the Associated Press and appearing in the New York Post and on ABC News the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University confirms that Binghamton had its coldest month of February ever recorded.  The average daily temperature was 12.2 degrees in Binghamton.  Other Upstate New York cities also set records.  Syracuse averaged daily temperatures of 9 degrees.  Buffalo averaged 10.9 degrees and Ithaca averaged 10.2 degrees.

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Bearcats at UMBC Today

The regular season comes to a close for America East women's basketball teams today.  The Binghamton Bearcats are in Catonsville, Md to face the UMBC Retrievers at 1:00 PM (also on News Radio 1290 WNBF).  BU is 2-13 in America East while the Retrievers are 5-10.

In a meeting at the Events Center last month UMBC handed Binghamton a 71-55 defeat.  In their last game on Thursday UMBC lost to the top-seeded Maine Black Bears 61-41.  In Binghamton's last outing, also on Thursday, BU lost to Stony Brook 68-59. In that game Jasmine Sina led the Bearcats with 17 points.

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Bearcats Travel to Stony Brook in America East Quarter-Finals

The Binghamton Bearcats will travel to Stony Brook to meet the Seawolves next Wednesday in the opening round of the America East Basketball Tournament.  Stony Brook defeated UMass Lowell last night to clinch a third seed while the Bearcats have cilnched a sixth seed.  They will meet at the Island Federal Credit Union on Long Island where Stony Brook topped the Bearcats 64-52 last week.  That win gave the Seawolves a regular season sweep.  Stony Brook downed Binghamton 61-54 at the Events Center on January 25.

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Binghamton Senators Host Hershey Bears Friday Night

The Binghamton Senators are on home ice for just the fourth time this month when they host the Hershey Bears at 7:05 on Friday night at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena.  Binghamton defeated Hershey last Friday by a final score of 5-3.

Friday will be Civil War Night.  Members of the Binghamton Civil War Society and Round Table will be dressed in Civil War- era costumes and will have an informational table in the concourse.

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