DAVIS GOES TO PREP SCHOOL: Freshman guard Lincoln Davis will not be attending Fairfield University this season due to academic reasons.
Davis, who was supposed to be part of a seven-player freshmen class, will instead attend New Hampton prep school in New Hampshire and play basketball there.
Fairfield coach Sydney Johnson said Davis remains in the Stags’ future plans, still has a scholarship waiting for him and is expected to be with the program next season.
VVN ON THE MEND: Seven-foot sophomore Vincent Van Nes had successful minor surgery on his foot recently and is expected to be with the Stags in October when they began practice. It is the second surgery for the center from Dorchester, England native this season.
Johnson said he was still expects Van Nes, who missed all of last season, to be an active part of this year’s team.
SCHEDULE ISSUES: The Stags still do not know their opponents for the preseason NIT, but they are expected to be in the Virginia pod of the tournament.
In a related scheduling note for this season the starting times for the Connecticut 6 are expected to be released on Friday. Fairfield will open the season with Central Connecticut State while Sacred Heart will play Yale. Quinnipiac and Hartford are the third game in the one-day event, which will be hosted on Nov. 9 by Hartford.
FUTURE OF MAAC?: Johnson was as curious as anyone else about what the MAAC plans to do after losing Loyola to the Patriot League on Wednesday.
The league will have one more season with 10 teams before the defending champion Greyhounds leave for the Patriot, leaving the MAAC with only nine teams. Johnson said he did not know if the MAAC would add more teams or not.