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Sit Down with Sydney – MAAC play and Malcolm Gilbert

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The Fairfield Stags dive into the MAAC portion of their schedule, starting with a game at Canisius on Thursday night, after going 8-5 over the first half of the season, including 1-1 in conference play. In this week’s Sit Down with Sydney Johnson, we discuss with the head coach the Stags’ five-game winning streak, hitting […] [Read More]

Malcolm Gilbert to transfer to Fairfield

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Sophomore center Malcolm Gilbert will reportedly transfer to Fairfield University after deciding to leave Pittsburgh this week pending a release from his scholarship, according to a source. Gilbert would join his younger brother Marcus, a freshman, at Fairfield, which is the reason he opted to leave Pitt, according to coach Jamie Dixon in the Pittsburgh […] [Read More]

MAAC moves to 20-game regular season for hoops

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Per press release from MAAC sent out this afternoon: Edison, N.J. – With the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference expanding to 11 teams starting with the 2013-14 season, the league will move to playing a 20-game double round robin conference schedule in both men’s and women’s basketball. “A 20-game double round robin schedule that was unanimously […] [Read More]

Source: America East looking at Bryant

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Bryant University is among the schools that America East is looking at adding, according to multiple sources that spoke to Hearst News Group. With Boston University heading to the Patriot League after the 2012-13 school year, the AE will be down to eight members. According to a source, the conference could add up to four […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Other Colleges

Sit down with Sydney – Holiday edition

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The Fairfield Stags head into exam week riding a three-game winning streak and playing their best basketball of the season. This week’s Sit Down with Sydney Johnson takes a look at the team’s strong play on the win streak, MAAC expansion, Mo Barrow’s expanding game and playing at St. Joe’s. [Read More]

Q/A with Fairfield AD Gene Doris on MAAC expansion

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Spoke with Fairfield athletic director Gene Doris last night during the Stags’ game against UW-Milwaukee. Here’s a portion of our discussion. 1. So what’s going on with the MAAC right now? Doris: “Quite frankly, as I mentioned to you last time, is speculation.  I mean are the presidents going to talk about potential changes in […] [Read More]

Stags extend Johnson’s contract to 2018-19

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Fairfield University extended men’s basketball coach Sydney Johnson’s contract through the 2018-19 season on Wednesday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Johnson’s original deal at Fairfield was also not reported, but believed to be either a four- or five-year deal. Johnson, who enters his second year with the Stags after leaving Princeton, has Fairfield […] [Read More]

Sit Down with Sydney – Stags finally return home

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This week’s Sit Down with Sydney Johnson looks at the Fairfield Stags finally getting to play a home game, reviews a solid all-around performance against Austin Peay and how the coach feels about MAAC games in December. [Read More]
Categories: General

MAAC talking expansion, possibly with Quinnipiac?

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The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference is discussing expansion and reportedly Quinnipiac University and Monmouth could be joining the conference, according to a source. Wagner, another Northeast Conference school, has also been linked to the MAAC, which lost Loyola, Md. to the Patriot League earlier this fall. Fairfield athletic director Gene Doris said Monday afternoon that […] [Read More]