About Ryan Restivo

Ryan Restivo covers the MAAC, the America East and Hofstra for Big Apple Buckets. E-mail him at rrestivo [at] nycbuckets.com.
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Peter Hooley’s Mother Sue Passes Away

Albany and the America East community received the news it had feared on Friday.

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Niagara sophomore Ramone Snowden (photo courtesy: Niagara University Athletics)

Ramone Snowden Keying Niagara’s New Look

For a team that revolved around one player last season, Niagara is doing it in a very different way this year thanks to one of its most experienced players.

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Marquis Wright scores one of his 13 first half points

Wright, Long Keys To Siena’s Turnaround

From the start of Jimmy Patsos’ tenure at Siena, he knew that Marquis Wright and Lavon Long were going to have a say in how successful his turnaround in Albany would be.

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America East Stock Watch: Jan. 28

As America East play gets set to resume after a snow storm rocked much of the Northeast, it appears that every game will be on. Hartford will make the trek down to Stony Brook this morning, while Albany decided to head up to Vermont early on Monday. Maine head coach Bob Walsh confirmed that New […]

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Phil Valenti (photo courtesy: Canisius Athletics)

Sophomore Phil Valenti One Reason For Canisius Surge In MAAC

Phil Valenti’s career at Canisius could not have veered off course any more at the start.

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Marist Challenge Personal For Mike Maker

Mike Maker said he never looks at his wife in the stands during a game, but he made an exception on the seventh game of the season.

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MAAC Stock Watch: Jan. 26

Instead of breaking down the teams that went up and down, we’re going to look at players instead this week.

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Canisius Surprising In Conference Play With New Group

With the second youngest team in the conference, Canisius head coach Jim Baron has been pleasantly surprised with how the Golden Griffins have played their way into the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference race for a third straight top-five seed.

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Iona Seeking Answers, Options Without Isaiah Williams

For a team like Iona, whose bench plays the 11th fewest minutes of any team in the country, losing any of the starters is akin to disaster.

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Marist-Siena Rivalry Gets New Wrinkle With Guards Khallid Hart And Marquis Wright

Marist’s Khallid Hart and Siena’s Marquis Wright were intertwined in a debate last season on which freshman should carry the conference’s Rookie of the Year award.

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