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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Transfers Key for Rider in 2015

Three key transfers are on the way for Rider and they should help head coach Kevin Baggett improve his team’s overall depth and efficiency.

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Stakes Rising for Stony Brook, Steve Pikiell

Stony Brook has become one of the best programs in America East under Steve Pikiell. The team has won 48 games over the last two seasons. That’s not enough.

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Rider Underachieves in Kevin Baggett’s Second Season

After a second place finish during his first season, Kevin Baggett’s Rider Broncs appeared ready to capture that momentum and contend for a top-five seed in MAAC play in 2014.

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Fairfield Stags Solidifying Core for Next Season

The Stags were the 31st youngest team in all of college basketball this season and, at plenty of times, their inexperience showed.

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Roland Nyama and Incoming Freshmen Mean Bright Future for SBU

Despite graduating two 1,000 point scorers, Stony Brook head coach Steve Pikiell said he believes he has the talent stocked to make another run at an America East championship in 2015.

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ESPN3 Issue Looming Large over the MAAC

The future of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference faces a big issue this week that could have a transformative effect on the league.

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Darren Payen to Transfer to Vermont

Darren Payen, who received his release from Hofstra University less than a week ago, has found a home at the University of Vermont.

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Maine Fires Ted Woodward

The University of Maine bought out the contract of head coach Ted Woodward effective immediately, athletic director Karlton Creech announced today.

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UMass Lowell’s Kerry Weldon to Return for his Final Season

While the River Hawks might graduate Akeem Williams and America East Sixth Man of the Year Antonio Bivins, one senior will be returning to the program. UMass Lowell head coach Pat Duquette confirmed that Kerry Weldon will return to the team to exercise his final season of eligibility.

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Marist’s Jeff Bower on First Year as Head Coach

How quickly a year goes by. Just around this time in 2013 Marist was looking for a head coach when Jeff Bower’s name emerged as a potential candidate.

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