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Stags gain verbal from 6’11″ center Van Nes

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The Fairfield Stags will likely have two almost 7-footers in their lineup next season. Vince Van Nes, a 6’11″ center who plays for Northfield Mount Hermon in Gill, Mass., reportedly gave a verbal commitment to Fairfield’s head coach Ed Cooley on Friday. [Read More]
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Re-examining the Stags through five games

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Five games into the season and the Fairfield Stags men’s basketball team is 2-3. Not exactly the start many in Red Sea Nation (and likely head coach Ed Cooley) were hoping for after being picked to win the MAAC this season and receiving major hype from local and national media. Through five games it is easy to wonder whether all that hype was warranted. [Read More]

Predicting the ‘Connecticut 6′ Games

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The start of the college basketball season is finally here and with it is the second-annual Connecticut 6 tournament. This year it will be played at the Mohegan Sun casino, adding a little more excitement for fans, alums and students of the six state mid-majors. Here are my predictions for Saturday’s three contests: Fairfield Stags […] [Read More]

Previewing the rest of the ‘Connecticut 6′ teams

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A preview of the actual games will come tomorrow and I have already shared some thoughts on Fairfield and Yale. But I also wanted to break down the other four in-state mid-majors before the start of the season. I was going to do full conference previews, but with the season already two days away, it […] [Read More]

Fairfield, Quinnipiac earn spots in ESPN’s first ‘Bracketology’ projection

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ESPN’s Joe Lunardi, a “bracketologist,” has grown in popularity over the past few years, to the point that he now begins his postseason basketball predictions for March Madness before the season ever starts. Lunardi released his first projected bracket on Wednesday and two local mid-major squads were included: Fairfield as the MAAC champions and Quinnipiac as the NEC champions. [Read More]

Stags to play in Old Spice Classic in 2011

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The Old Spice Classic announced its 2011 field and the annual MAAC representative will be the Fairfield Stags. The Stags will be joined in the tournament by Arizona State, Dayton, DePaul, Minnesota, Texas Tech and Wake Forest. The Old Spice Classic is played each season in Orlando, Fla. at the Disney Wide World of Sports […] [Read More]

What does the Stonehill loss mean for Fairfield?

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For the second season in a row, Fairfield men’s basketball has lost to a Division II opponent. But does that really matter at all [Read More]

Ivy League Preview

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The Ivy League held its teleconference yesterday featuring all eight men’s basketball head coaches. An up-and-coming Yale squad was picked to finish fifth in the league, but all evidence has indicated so far that the season will be a wide-open one. Princeton, who showed signs of resurgence last season but could not get past league-champs […] [Read More]