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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The Day Mike Maker Followed Pete Carril

At Fairfield’s first coaching clinic in 2012, Mike Maker found himself in an unusual position.

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Hartford’s Evan Cooper Will Not Play This Season

Six returning upperclassmen are on Hartford’s roster, which means the Hawks are without one expected returnee for the 2014 season.

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Mike Maker and Sydney Johnson Meet Again

When Marist and Fairfield face each other this season, it will hardly be the first time that Mike Maker and Sydney Johnson have stared at each other on opposite sidelines.

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Pre-Order the 2014-15 Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook

Now is the perfect time to pre-order the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, out for its 34th edition. It contains the most in depth previews for almost every college basketball team.

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Ken Taylor on MAAC Scheduling for the 2014-15 Season

The 2014-15 season will be the second straight MAAC basketball season with a 20-game round robin schedule. For conference associate commissioner Ken Taylor, it has meant another round of working to juggle everything to make sure the MAAC schedule for the coming season. For a league that has an odd number of teams, it means trying to keep […]

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MAAC Will Open Conference Play on Nov. 20

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will open conference play on perhaps the earliest date in its history.

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Five Impact MAAC Transfers for This Season

This season every MAAC roster except for Marist will have at least one transfer. Here are five who are set to have an impact on their teams this coming season.

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Manhattan’s Jermaine Lawrence Receives Waiver, Eligible Immediately

The Manhattan Jaspers roster received a boost on Wednesday when Steve Masiello tweeted that Cincinnati transfer Jermaine Lawrence received a waiver to play immediately.

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Manhattan’s Steve Masiello Guaranteed to Get the Last Laugh

From late March on, the name Steve Masiello was ingrained into the national media landscape in the worst way.

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Niagara’s Chris Casey Keeps Rolling with the Punches

Plenty of MAAC head coaches have had obstacles put in front of them; none may be greater than those Chris Casey has had to face just two seasons after Niagara won the regular season title. When the Niagara Purple Eagles open their 2014-15 season, their regular season championship will feel like the distant past.

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