Fairfield’s Keith Matthews Transferring from Program

Fairfield junior Keith Matthews will transfer out of the school and look to pursue his senior season closer to his home in Florida, head coach Sydney Johnson confirmed today. Matthews, the Sebastian, Florida native, will look to transfer to a school closer to home after averaging 5.1 points per game and starting 21 of the […]

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Source: Siena, Jimmy Patsos Finalizing a Deal

A source said Siena is working on a deal to bring Loyola (MD) head coach Jimmy Patsos in to be their next men’s basketball coach. Patsos has been working on “finalizing” a deal to become the next head coach at the school and a source said that a deal may be imminent. The former Maryland assistant […]

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Niagara’s Joe Mihalich on Rumor Mill

Rumors swirled this past week that Niagara head coach Joe Mihalich was in contact with Hofstra about their vacant head coaching position, a rumor that went out of control quickly.

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Ranking Coaching Positions in America East

Coaching near the bottom of the Division I is tough and the rankings for America East prove exactly that fact. There are probably three or four jobs in the conference where a head coach can make a name and move up towards a brighter future.

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Season In Review: Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers

Nearly 18 hours after Mount St. Mary’s was thoroughly dismantled by LIU Brooklyn in the second half of the NEC championship game, Jamion Christian answered his phone with the same optimism and level headedness he had shown all season throughout the ups and the downs. “Man, I’m good,” Christian said when asked about his mood […]

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Coaching and Luck 2004-12

The Final Four will feature two coaching greats in Jim Boeheim and Rick Pitino along with two well-respected head coaches in Gregg Marshall and John Beilein, but who is the luckiest?

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Final Big Apple Buckets NYC Power Poll

It’s awards day and now it’s time to release the final Big Apple Buckets Power Poll of the season. The voters here have made a strong statement that making the NCAA tournament in a one-bid league doesn’t determine a team’s worth, but it can help.

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Big Apple Buckets Metro Area Awards

College basketball in the New York City area is quite competitive. LIU Brooklyn and Iona both won their respective league tournaments and went to the NCAA tournament and St. John’s and Stony Brook both headed off the NIT. There are talented players playing in all five boroughs – I know because I saw them. The […]

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Season In Review: Columbia Lions

This was going to be the season that Columbia competed with the Ivy League heavyweights. The Lions were expected to finish no lower than third and compete with Harvard and Princeton for a space at the table. After a middling non-conference performance that included an amazing half against Bucknell and a win on the road […]

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The Greatest Non-Conference Victories in the History of the NEC

One of the first posts I ever wrote on Pioneer Pride centered around Wagner’s upset victory over Pittsburgh three days before Christmas last season. Immediately after watching Dan Hurley’s masterpiece, I took to the keyboard to pen one of my first posts on the Northeast Conference.

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